"Kita Menari invites the full spectrum of emotion" – The Line of Best Fit
Filled with a pastel coloured joie de vivre, you don’t need to look far into Micha’s story to understand why. Although potentially a dark moment, it was in fact a near death experience that gave the project its name. Scuba diving in Malaysia, Micha’s tank got jammed underwater meaning he had to race to the surface on his final breath of air. Once on land, his adrenaline fuelled recounting of the tale blurred into an entire night’s worth of partying. When he woke up he noticed the words ‘Kita Menari’ scribbled on a piece of paper found in his pocket:
“I don’t know how it got there and I didn’t know that the words meant ‘we dance’ in Malay. As soon as I found out I thought ‘that’s it’! From now on that is going to be the motto of my song writing”.
On returning to the Netherlands, Micha set about approaching song writing from a new, reflective angle. What transpired was a sound as vibrant as Passion Pit with the electronic hooks of MGMT and sonic energy of Parisian dance pop icons Phoenix.