GAIKA - Seguridad
Format: WHITE LP
Catalogue No.: NF36
Release Date: 23rd October 2020
Genre: Hip Hop
A1. Of Saints Ft. Tayhana
A2. Maria Ft. Omaar
A3. Lord Zemel Ft Lechuga Zafiro
A4. Brutal Ft. Zutzut
B1. Kingdom Of Slums Ft. Lao
B2. Iron Cut Ft. Wasted Fates
B3. Wolfish Ft. Lao
B4. Ecstatica Ft. Debit & Wasted Fates
B5. Nine Nights Ft. Omaar
LP FORMAT DETAILS: Standard weight white vinyl in picture sleeve.
Follows the UK producer's HEATERS 4 THE 2 SEATERS mixtape and his debut album, Basic Volume, for Warp. GAIKA collaborates with NAAFI affiliates across each of the eight new tracks, which feature TAYHANA, Lao, OMAAR, Wasted Fates, Zutzut and Lechuga Zafiro...
Following the mixtapes Machine and Security, Gaika released the EP Spaghetto in 2016. The Guardian described his music as blending "Caribbean dancehall tradition and London grime but also nod to R&B, trip-hop, grunge and Prince." Dazed have described him as "electronic music's answer to Basquiat", while US magazine Interview described the sound as "experimental R&B". GAIKA himself has described his sound using the word "Ghettofuturism".
GAIKA's debut album Basic Volume was released in July 2018. The Guardian praised the album as "a terrifically impressive and populist debut".
In August 2018, Gaika exhibited SYSTEM, a collaboration with Boiler Room and Somerset House Studios, "a sculpture which fills the middle portion of the Lancaster Room at Somerset House." He told the Evening Standard that "Carnival and sound system culture is about space, and holding space. It’s about literally drawing a line in the sand and saying: ‘This is who we are and we’re here to stay. You can’t turn us off’."
On May 2019, Gaika released a mixtape named Heaters 4 The 2 Seaters on Warp Records, and on July 2020 he released the Seguridad EP on Mexican record label N.A.A.F.I.
PRESS/ONLINE: Coverage on Mixmag, Mixmag AOTY feature, The Vinyl Factory, The Quietus, NME, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, XLR8R, Electronic Beats, HypeBeast
OTHER ACTIVITY: https://www.facebook.com/gaika.world/
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