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"I'm a selector at heart, it's all I want to do", explains Alex Warren, otherwise known by his producer and DJ moniker, Kiwi.
"Fundamentally dance music is about dancing, and dancing is fun, I have no time for pretence."

Warren's journey into dance music began after moving to London in 2007 as an art student studying at Goldsmith's University. Excited to see what the city had on offer, he began to explore the nightlife and wound up at world-renowned nights like Trash, which later became DURRR.

Soon after encountering Trash / DURRR, the club night notorious for it's promiscuous relationship with disco and indie, Warren became the resident photographer. Warren explains how documenting the party inspired him to promote; "when the doors closed and DURRR stopped its regular parties I decided to try and start my own night. I remember having a conversation with Erol Alkan at DURRR and I was talking about my aspirations to be a DJ and he said; 'that's funny, I've always fancied doing photography we should swap'! We didn't swap, but I did start DJing".

Warren began the successful club night Orlando Boom, which led him to securing the role as bookings and promotions manager at 'The Nest'. With his energy now firmly channeled into music, it wasn't long until he was motivated to make his own. As an avid record collector, his sets are packed with rare finds of Balearic, Italo Disco and techno, his first venture into production was with the intention to link these varied sounds in his own sets.

In 2013 Warren's debut 'The Guanako Haka' EP was an ode to Detroit techno via 'Days of Being Wild' followed by two collaborative EP's with Ashworth on deep house label, Sneaky. He then went on to release on the much-acclaimed DEEP SHIT label, with DAZED proclaiming track 'Llama' made them "want to race for any surface that could pass as a dance floor within the first five seconds". This was followed by 'Needwant' and Blase Boys Club. More recently he had a track on a Correspondent LP and an EP with Optimo Music.

His latest EP, 'Orca', on Bristol label Futureboogie was an impressive amalgamation of Warren's eclectic tastes, with Mixmag reviewing it as an 8/10. As well as creating his own music, Kiwi has also worked on remixes for a host of different artists including Who Made Who, DJ Harvey's Locassolus, Qtier, Bonar Bradberry, Few Nolder, Is Tropical, The Klaxons and many more.

Sandwiched between an extensive series of tour dates this summer including Love Saves the Day, Glastonbury and The Lost Disco, Warren will be prepping for his next 12" on Jaymo & Andy George's Moda Black label - Rabbit Hole will also feature remixes from Lord of the Isles and Willie Burns, with future releases on Disco Halal, 17 Step's and Futureboogie still to be announced.

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