DEBUT ALBUM BASIC VOLUME OUT JULY 27TH DIGITALLY VIA WARP RECORDS
PHYSICAL TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 28TH
TORONTO, ON – July 11, 2018 - GAIKA has shared the cinematic new video for new track ‘Immigrant Sons (Pesos & Gas)’, taken from his forthcoming debut album BASIC VOLUME, out digitally on July 27 via Warp Records. Watch now on YouTube.
Produced by GAIKA and SOPHIE, ‘Immigrant Sons (Pesos & Gas)’ is a rallying cry that pushes the Brixton artist’s sound into new melodic territories, whilst maintaining the progressive edge on which he’s made his name. Directed by ‘Crown & Key’ video director Paco Raterta, the ‘Immigrant Sons’ urgent and startling visuals reflect the fresh sonic palette of the track.
GAIKA’s boundary pushing debut album BASIC VOLUME takes its name from the company that belonged to his late father. GAIKA says “BASIC VOLUME takes its name of from my fathers maroon technology. It is the science he taught me before he left this world. It is the poetry we grew under and were made strong by its force. With this knowledge I fought until my hands bled, propelled into combat by the god of metals. It’s all true, I nearly lost my heart to angry memories, waking dreams of burnt out laboratories and dead friends. I am this chemistry and it is I and so I wrote it here. BASIC VOLUME is collection of alchemical parables for all the Immigrants who wander the earth in search of themselves”.
GAIKA will celebrate the release of BASIC VOLUME with series of new live dates, including a sold out show at Peckham’s Tola on September 26th. A second London show has been announced for September 25th. See below for a full list of shows. Tickets are available now.
GAIKA has also curated SYSTEM, an evocative art installation at Somerset House Studios telling the history of sound system culture in London commissioned by Boiler Room. SYSTEM challenges the media perception of Carnival by showcasing a fair representation of the stories, characters, statistics and under celebrated sound system culture at Carnival and beyond. It forms part of a wider campaign from Boiler Room to celebrate the positive cultural impact of migration. This will take place from 1 August and run until 26 August
BASIC VOLUME is available digitally on 27th July. GAIKA can now announce that the album will be released on vinyl and CD on the 28th September and available to preorder now.
GAIKA tour dates – https://gaika.warp.net/live
15th July, Dour Festival, Dour BEL
19th August, Lowlands Festival, Bigginhuizen NL
25th September, Tola, London UK
26th September, Tola, London UK SOLD OUT
11th October, Acca, Brighton UK
19th October, IFF, Brussels BEL
3rd November, Spill Festival UK
11th November, Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht NL