Brixton native and Warp Records affiliate Gaika converts the hyper-real urban chaos of London into glitchy, otherworldly collages.
His combinations of the UK tropes of grime and garage with dancehall, hip-hop, and R&B are all set against a gothic, fetishistic, streetwear-oriented visual aesthetic.
“GAIKA made a powerful first impression with “Blasphemer,” a modern protest song that was sonically hard to place, blending influences like dancehall, dub, grime, and hip-hop into a unique package.
That experimentation continues across his debut mixtape Machine, a rumbling, menacing ten track effort that is a necessary reminder of the power and release that music can provide.”
“I can get rich but I cannot get a cab,” GAIKA sings on “NQIKA,” just one of many memorable lines on Machine. Across the project the production is as important as the vocals as GAIKA creates his own world, full of heroes, villains, darkness, debauchery, love, pain, and sometimes even joy.” (Text from pigeons and planes)
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Kometenmelodien w/ Gaika
Wednesday, 04th May 2016 | 20:00 CET
Kantine am Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain