Founded in 2015, KitschKrieg is comprised of producers Fizzle, Fiji Kris and the photographer / art director °awhodat°. Her way of capturing the crew and the cityscapes that surround them is both an essential building block of the KK movement and a visual extension of their musical DNA: dark, unadulterated, full of contrast, full of life. More than riddims and rhymes, KitschKrieg craft moments that bring entire worlds to life.
Their sound might be informed by global soundsystem culture and genres from Jamaican dub and dancehall, to punk rock and UK grime, to the latest wave of autotuned DIY rap coming from laptops around the world. The KitschKrieg story, however, is as closely connected to its homebase as it gets. Kreuzberg has long been a haven for outcasts and nonconformists of all stripes. All three members individually moved there in 2015, in search of new inspiration, new hope, like so many before them. What they found was each other – and a sound. KitschKrieg music is DIY soul for the digital age, deeply melancholic and irreverently forward-thinking at the same time.