Producer GAIKA releases the SECURITY mixtape through Brooklyn-based label Mixpak on April 21.
The London-based artist featured on NON Records‘ WORLDWIDE COMPILATION, VOL. 1. and dropped a previous mix MACHINE online last year. Brought up in the English capital’s Brixton area and of Jamaican and Grenadian heritage, GAIKA’s most recent effort is an attempt at what the press release calls “expanding and exploding the ideas of what contemporary black British music is”.
Dark and minimal, the recording features tracks with titles like ‘Knuckleduster’, ‘World Star’ and ‘White Picket Fences’ that draw on the global currents of a London music scene, and explicit politics. Vocals are delivered through GAIKA’s vocals patois-informed flow, along with contributions from emcees and singers Fallacy, Gretz, Serocee, Miss Red, Mista Silva, Trigga, Bipolar Sunshine, August+Us and 6Cib.
See listen and see the tour dates below and see the Mixpak website to download the mixtape.**
GAIKA Tour Dates
April 9 – Oaxtepec Mexico, Ceremonia Festival
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April 21 – Mixtape Launch Party, Boiler Room
April 22 – Prague, Neone Club W/ Lotic
April 23 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
April 28 – Zagreb, Zedno Uho Festival
April 29 – Krems, Donau Festival
May 4 – Berlin, Berghain Kantine
May 7 – Glasgow, Stereo
May 14 – Moscow, Club Archive
May 19 – Paris, Secret Location
May 24 – Manchester, Soup Kitchen W/ Grey
June 1 – Copenhagen, Rust @ Distortion Festival
June 10 – London, Tropical Waste X Grey