Niko – You Used To Have Her


With its driving breakbeat, fuzz bass and synth rave bleeps, first single ‘You Used to Have Her’ might take those familiar with Niko’s previous work a little by surprise. On closer inspection however, all of the Seattle born singer’s trademark traits are present and correct – beautifully crafted vocal melodies, complex backing vocal harmonies, a classic pop sensibility and relatable lyrics which despite their, at times dark, subject matter, always exude an infectious ‘joie de vivre’.

Produced by Aim (Cold water Music, Hinterland) and recorded at his own Speed Limit Studios ‘You Used to Have Her’ gave the Barrow-in-Furness based beat-smith a chance to tap into his love of old school 90’s breakbeat. “When Niko gave me the demo I was buzzing! Most of my work is chilled and somewhat restrained so this track gave me a chance to take the silencer off. That said, a common thread running through Niko’s work is the strength of her song-writing regardless of how it might end up production-wise and You Used to Have Her is no exception.”


‘A vibrant electronic festival track!’ – THE GUARDIAN

‘Cool vibe and production’ – DJ MAG

‘The vocals are quite incredible! They have a superbly unique grace that makes them feel different, rich and with lots of depth.’ – AFFINITY ASCENSION

‘With an 80s sensibility embodied in industrial synths, alongside a strident backbeat, fuzzy bass…Niko manages to all at the same time channel Debbie Harry, Kate Bush, Lene Lovich, and we’re loving it’. – ESSENTIALLY POP

‘Unabashed sunshine pop… a bleepy breakbeat banger’ – GROOVEMENT

‘This is such a cool sound. I would love to hear this in a club, on a large sound system. It’s great!’– ALT77

‘The vocal melody and percussion are on point’ – PODCART

‘It sparkles, it swirls and it enchants’ – SUN BURNS OUT

‘You Used To Have Her’ offers a fresh pop-tinged DnB sound, the vocal is super stylish and soulful, it mingles Well with the blend of enigmatic and uplifting melodic arrangements…solid sound design…the hook is also very catchy.’ – EKM.CO

‘Catchy D&B/breakbeat/indietronic vibes, love the sound qualit’ – BANGER SOUND

‘Beautiful work on the vocals of this track ‘ – PITCHFORK

‘Cool track, really nice vocals’ – PLASTIC MAG

You Used To Have Her

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