IS THAT A CACTUS IN YOUR PANTS, OR ARE YOU HAPPY TO HEAR NEW MUSIC?
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I’ve, Been poking you (I poked you once…)
I’m poking you again
I’m poking you till you become my friend
Since last we spoke I just can’t rest my feet
I’m poking you ’till you decide to meet (I’m poking you until you wanna meet)
But your response…
Waiting to hear…
What are you up to?..
No need to fear…
I am waiting here until you see that I am opening my heart
And when I get to look into your face
My heart starts to expand to outer space
More beautiful than all the stars combined
A hundred thousand billion trillion times
You poked me back
“POKE” is a mixtape/compilation/thing, structured the same way as our 2017 “THAW” compilation. The first 6 songs are from completely new musicians, who have never been on DESKPOP before, while the rest of the tracks are remixes of existing DESKPOP songs (with some of the remixers making their own DESKPOP debuts as well).
The title was decided upon because of the word’s versatility. As the first track by HiP CoLouR uses it, a poke can be to get someone’s attention in a friendly but personal manner, as it implies physical contact. “Poke” can also be used to describe how seedlings start to pop up out of the ground, similar to how the new producers on this compilation are poking their heads into the music industry. And finally, a cactus will absolutely poke you if you mishandle it, so the word could have a more aggressive meaning attached to it, like how tracks from Cromulon Twins, pooldad & Low Poly have very in-your-face fun moments.