2014 left dancefloors and the clubland somewhat radiant faced when kawaii infused, teen girl electronics polarized opinions and set about opposing the House revival by swapping lad mag for lipgloss and deep for squeak. It’s hard to predict how the sound will evolve throughout 2015 but we kick our year off with a similar and now familiar sound palette via DOKO’s ‘Your Best Nightmare’ EP.
DOKO creates quick fire tracks, perfectly delivering against a new generation’s approach to online listening, where browsers have to be selective and attracted in an instance.
Cheap imitations of Grime and Juke sub-bass, Eurodance synth blasts and bubbles, J-pop gloss and cute vocal behavior (Materialising into rhythmic high-pitched snippets, raps and squeaks to exemplify forced gender-performance) revel in post-ironic representation of consumerism, typical teen girl attentions and nostalgic attractions to fabricated pop.
DOKO’s 6-track EP and debut release is as bold and as sudden as a Nickelodeon cartoon and could soundtrack a Hello Kitty flight to Disneyland. Name Your Price and embrace the cute!