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Palmistry’s PAGAN out on Mixpak Records, Jun 17

16 June 2016

London-based producer Palmistry (aka Benjy Keating) is releasing album PAGAN through Mixpak Records on June 17.

Launching the full-length with a video for ‘Lifted‘ directed by Keating himself and released in early June, the album-to-come follows a slicker take on a sound that has evolved from earlier releases of his gentle melancholy pop like the Free Indeed mix, published online with DIS Magazine in 2014, and the self-released Ascensión EP to follow last year.

The ‘Lifted’ video follows an earlier one for first single ‘Club Aso‘, directed by Keating and Tom Walker and released in April.

Palmistry was a regular at London’s Endless parties and JACK댄스 nights, and has also produced and collaborated with other South London artists like Triad God and Blaze Kidd.

See the Mixpak website for album details.**

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GAIKA, SECURITY mixtape, Apr 21

21 April 2016

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
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

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