Kokiri - Better Than This (feat. Emida)

Kokiri shows once more why he is one of the UK’s most exciting house producers with new single ‘Better Than This’ featuring newcomer vocalist Emida. It lands on 12th November 2021 and is a catchy and uplifting piano house track, marking Kokiri’s fifth outing on the hit making imprint, Perfect Havoc. Following the well-received ‘So Free’ with Jem Cooke and Todd Terry back in February- tipped in Spotify’s New Music Friday and Friday Cratediggers – Better Than This shows another subtle evolution in Kokiri’s melodic house sounds.

Liverpool native Kevin Williams aka Kokiri first made his appearance on Perfect Havoc in 2016 with ‘Chasing’, which saw multiple spins from BBC Radio 1 and KISS FM and achieved over 1.8 million global streams. Showing his pure class, Perfect Havoc signed him for a multi-single deal which kicked off in summer 2020 with ‘Walk On Water’. That too achieved impressive streaming figures - 1.5 million globally - and further top-level support from UK national radio flooded in from heavyweight DJs MistaJam, Majestic and Charlee Tee, as well as overseas on Music Choice home to over 85 million people in the USA.  


Kokiri’s catalogue of standout releases also includes his breakthrough hit in 2015 ‘Turn Back Time (Retrospect)’ [Ministry of Sound/ BigBeat/Atlantic], his Adam F collaboration ’Harmony’ released on Danny Howard’s Nothing Else Matters imprint, and more recently, a string of singles on Armin Van Burren’s label, Armada Music; both ‘Joy’ and ‘Adolescence’ were crowned ‘Future Anthems’ by MistaJam, while ‘Disco Tool’ showed off the breadth of Kokiri’s studio talents. Having courted a host of tastemaker champions in DavidGuetta and Afrojack, Oliver Heldens and Sam Feldt, Annie Mac and Danny Howard, Kokiri is one of Liverpool’s finest.

Perfect Havoc has had its most successful year yet, thanks to a talent-packed roster including Joel Corry, Tobtok, Karen Harding, PS1, The Aston Shuffle, Mahalo, Just Kiddin and Parx. Its output has now passed the half a billion global streams mark and has given rise to five UK Top 10 singles, including the longest-running UK No.1 single of 2020with Joel Corry & MNEK ‘Head & Heart’. From accessible house sounds to hot new crossover artists some licensed to Warner, Atlantic and Ministry of Sound, Perfect Havoc does it all in its own inimitable way and there is much more to come from them with Kokiri att he helm in 2021.