Shape-shifting Brixton artist GAIKA not only straddles disciplines with his future-forward fashion, dystopian A/V sculptures and dissident writings. Since 2015, this emotionally wrenching producer and MC has also delivered a steady stream of expansive industrial electronics. Fiercely loyal to the place he calls home, the ideas underpinning his work draw attention to gun violence, modern masculinity and the immigrant experience, while his gothic Afro-swing soundtracks the underground resistance.
Glazed musical markers stretching from emotionally wrenching dancehall to narcotized trip-hop; expansive industrial electronics and gothic Afro-swing rooted in an anti-establishment ethos
Basic Volume (2018). The Spectacular Empire II (2017)
Last summer, he collaborated with Boiler Room and London arts centre Somerset House on SYSTEM, a bold A/V sculpture that explores sound system culture and the Notting Hill Carnival’s black, immigrant heritage; Dazed has christened him "electronic music's answer to Basquiat", while The Guardian believes he’s “Britain’s most vital rapper”
San Francisco: 2019