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GAIKA

- Watch the brand new video for 'BUTA' ft Miss Red & Serocee, directed by GAIKA, produced by NTS.

- 'SECURITY' mixtape is out now on Mixpak Records and available for a limited time as a free download

- GAIKA's 15 date 'SECURITY' World Tour

STREAM / EMBED THE VIDEO FOR 'BUTA' FT MISS RED & SEROCEE
STREAM / EMBED THE SECURITY MIXTAPE
DOWNLOAD THE SECURITY MIXTAPE
STREAM THE FIRST SINGLE 'PVMD' (FEAT M SILVA) 

“...reinventing the notion of what black British music is.”

Dazed Mixtape 'A compilation that’s sharp in social observation and political artistry'

GAIKA's incendiary new mixtape, 'SECURITY' is out now on Brooklyn based label, Mixpak Records, available for a limited time as a free download.

GAIKA is midway through a fifteen date world tour (full list of upcoming shows below).  Fresh from his Mixtape Launch Party with Boilerroom, GAIKA presents a brand new video for the stand out track 'BUTA' featuring Israeli MC, Miss Red and hip hop / reggae artist, Serocee.

The video is directed by GAIKA and produced by the London live radio platform, NTS.

GAIKAs DIRECTOR NOTES
We wanted to make a snippet of a cult fashion film and explore the themes hedonism, vengeance and ultimately the fear of death personified. References of a stylised nighttime netherworld, late 80's anime particularly Crying Freeman, Film Noir and Hong Kong action Cinema and Gaspar Noe’, the film incorporates modified aspects Santa Muerte and other religious iconography of narco-trafficante culture. Aren’t we all afraid of death?

VIDEO CREDITS

Director - Gaika

Executive Director - Shane Connolly

Creative Director - Kazim Rashid

Producer & Video Editor - Chantal Adams

Camera Operators - Thierry Phung and Sekou Abineri

Styling - James Brackenbury

Dancers: Daisy Cauty, Giulia Fournier-Mercadante and Luke Farley

SECURITY is the anthropology of `burner phones cast in gold, late night shebeens in the ends where everyone is drinking premium spirits in a brokedown flat. - GAIKA

SECURITY is the ambitious new mixtape from London-based artist GAIKA. Born out of his travels through the many global currents of contemporary London, his 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 a lyricist, GAIKA shares stories encompassing criminal braggadocio and inflated self-worth, desire, and heartfelt tales of grief and lost love, all re-imagined through a sonic minimalism that dissolves into abstract and dreamlike proportions. At the heart of SECURITY is GAIKA's exploration of our pervasive fear of death. He believes it is this fear which ultimately provokes insecurity, driving our desire for romantic love and material goods.

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. Channeling the unique synthesis of London’s musical make-up, and featuring a number of exciting guest vocalists with a sympathetic ethos, GAIKA’s mixtape places him firmly at the forefront of a new London.

SECURITY Featured Artists

Fallacy, Gretz, Serocee, Miss Red, Mista Silva, Trigga, Bipolar Sunshine, August+Us and 6Cib

GAIKA - SECURITY Tracklist

1. Security (feat. Fallacy and Gretz)

2. GKZ

3. Buta (feat. Serocee and Miss Red)

4. PMVD (feat. Mista Silva)

5. Knuckleduster (feat. Trigga)

6. Keith Richards

7. World Star (feat. Bipolar Sunshine)

8. Last Dance At The Baby Grand (feat. August+Us)

9. In Between

10. White Picket Fences (feat. 6Cib)

Upcoming GAIKA Tour Dates

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 20 - New York, Red Bull Music Academy @ Tropical

May 21 - New York, Location TBA

May 24 - Manchester, Soup Kitchen W/ Grey

June 1 - Copenhagen, Rust @ Distortion Festival

June 10 - London, Tropical Waste X Grey

GAIKA – SECURITY

Mixpak Records

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Out now on iTunes and available for a limited time via Mixpak as a free download

LINKS

www.gaika.co  

www.twitter.com/GAIKASAYS

www.facebook.com/gaika.world

www.mixpakrecords.com/gaika

High res images http://www.bangonpr.com/campaigns/artist/gaika

 

The story so far:

STREAM / DOWNLOAD MACHINE MIXTAPE (Nov 2015)

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR BLASPHEMER

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR HECO

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR BODHY KNOWS AT 90

GUARDIAN GUIDE Interview with GAIKA: The Brixton musician is testing the confines of British black music with his high-concept image and futuristic beats.

DAZED Debut interview which they titled 'Meet GAIKA, electronic music's answer to Basquiat'

FADER: Khan Remix feat GAIKA of Kelela's "All The Way Down"

 

i-D: Mykki Blanco collab: The New York rapper teams up with the Brixton-based artist for Push More Weight.

 

About Mixpak Records

Mixpak is a Brooklyn-based record label, founded in 2009 by producer Dre Skull. A contemporary encapsulation of the classic Brooklyn-Caribbean connection, the label is home to some of Jamaica’s biggest stars, releasing full length albums with Vybz Kartel and Popcaan as well as riddim releases featuring Beenie Man, Machel Montano, Tifa, Spice and more. However, much like New York, Mixpak is a globally-minded endeavour without genre boundaries or confines – delivering music from rappers, underground club producers and experimental electronic artists alike. On any given day you might find us recording in Kingston, bringing Swishahouse to a warehouse party in NYC, performing at Notting Hill Carnival or hunkering down on artist development and workshopping with engineers & songwriters in our studio.

GAIKA: SECURITY Mixtape // BUTA video

GAIKA
04 May 2016