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Institute of Contemporary Arts

Presented in partnership with d&b audiotechnik and dollop, for this one-off performance, GAIKA will use d&b’s 360° Soundscape system in the ICA Theatre.

Born out of his travels through the many global currents of contemporary London, GAIKA’s music is dark yet melodic, experimental yet catchy. While drawing strongly from his Brixton upbringing and his Jamaican and Grenadian heritage, GAIKA’s sound is ultimately expansive, seamlessly weaving musical motifs, vocal flows and slangs of UK, US and Caribbean music.

As both a vocalist and producer, GAIKA is as uncompromising in his politics as his sonics, intent on expanding and exploding the ideas of what contemporary black british music is. From his debut mixtape Machine in 2015 all the way to his latest album Drift via Big Dada Records, GAIKA is channeling the unique synthesis of the UK’s musical make-up, firmly at the forefront of a new London.

The sonic universe of Drift is the most stylistically accurate representation of GAIKA’s personal tastes to date, stitching musical influences past and present such as Prince, Wu Tang Clan, Massive Attack, John Coltrane, Pink Siifu and A$AP Rocky to land on a gritty, distorted sound pulsating with an unwavering, formidable energy that’s disruptive yet timeless.
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07:30 pm
Sat, 23 Mar 2024


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