SEPTEMBER 1, 2023—Today, Diplo’s house and techno label, Higher Ground, ushers in a massive collaboration from Tel Aviv DJ/producer Kino Todo, who has linked up with fellow Israeli ragga/reggae/dub outfit Trilion for an irresistible, ecstasy-inducing anthem, “Raver,” out now.
Buy / Stream Kino Todo, Trilion – Raver https://higherground.ffm.to/raver
The release is the epitome of how the close-knit fabric of the Tel Aviv music scene is woven. While Kino Todo and Trilion may be in two different musical lanes, they’ve come together to bring “Raver” — which was originally featured on Trilion’s 2022 album, Second — to nightclub dancefloors.
The original masterfully ties in dancehall vocals and the classic, euphoria-driven sound of rave music. With massive energy, Kino Todo transforms the track into a techno-infused masterpiece, detailed with a formidable bassline and bolstered piano chords that are meant for the peak hours of the dancefloor. Check out these clips of Higher Ground boss Diplo, Solomun, and more playing it out on top-tier dancefloors.
Since he released his first single in 2019, Kino Todo has toured with Red Axes, performed at DGTL and Circoloco, and released on DJ Tennis’s Life Or Death label, among others. His 2023 album Chances was his most collaborative effort to date, clocking in features from Reo Cragun, Tel Aviv vocalist Sima Noon, Israeli rapper Elevata E, and others. Instead of relying on the house sound he’s become known for, Kino Todo took the chance to showcase his versatility with themes of electronica, R&B, breakbeat, trip-hop, and more. His music serves as a soundtrack to life, capturing the feelings of the here and now.
Trilion define themselves as “not exactly a band” but a “wild bunch of individuals” that merge and clash with each other to make electronic-leaning reggae, dancehall, and dub music in Tel Aviv. Comprised of members from other bands around the city, Trilion perform with live sampling, drums, and a “bunch of skillful yet obscure” MCs. In 2022, they delivered their sophomore album, Second, which was crafted during the pandemic, a time when the group was able to fully regroup following their 2017 debut, Ain’t No Future with No Past. l