Berlin-based party-starter Chimp Hardy returns with another vibrant and nostalgic acid house cut, ‘Take Me There’, featuring Gilli.jpg, released on Kaiser Wilhelm Records on 23 March.
Following his acclaimed ‘Every Piece Of My Heart’, ‘Take Me There’ sees Chimp Hardy showcase the sultry vocals of Gilli.jpg, who has previously worked with Will Saul (‘Your Time Is Up’), Cinthie (‘Calling’ & ‘Bassline’) and Mark Hawkins for AUS Music.
Inspired by such artists as Donna Summer and Serge Gainsbourg, ‘Take Me There’ explores the theme of love as temperatures rise and the strong notion of sexuality. Gilli.jpg’s commanding and sensual vocal sumptuously glides over the thumping piano chords and glitched out 8-bit break to deliver a hypnotic ode to love after dark! Part club kid, part urban shaman, queer artist Chimp Hardy is no stranger to controversy.
The Berlin-based, Austin, Texas, born DJ and producer challenges his audiences to go out of their mind. Body painted and partially naked, he creates a post-apocalyptic tribal utopia where everyone is free to let go and leave their restrictions at the door. His sets transcend all boundaries, taking dancers on a journey from Chicago House to G-house, Breaks, Rave, and Techno. With releases on legendary Chicago House label TRAX Records and on his own Kaiser Wilhelm he is building a name for himself as one to watch. Despite the clubs being closed, 2021 turned out to be a momentous year for Chimp, including winning a merit-based grant from Musicboard Berlin and performing a wild livestream for Beatport.