GAIKA Vinyl, CD & tapes by GAIKA at Norman Records

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What is that on the sleeve? A coagulation of pig like creatures made out of fondue icing. This is the new album from the UK producer after the Heaters For the Seaters mixtape and featuring a bunch of collaborations with folk I'm too old to have even heard of. It's kind of a gothic and industrial influenced take on modern R&B from the Brixton based producer. 
  • Vinyl LP (NF36)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl


Gaika has been threatening a masterpiece for a while now. In his debut LP BASIC VOLUME he might just have made it. Over the fifteen tracks here he weaves together far-flung musical legacies - D’Angelo, Future, Popcaan and Arca are all discernable influences - into a record of dark potency. Dre Skull, Sophie and Jam City are among an impressive list of co-producers.

The Spectacular Empire I

Gaika continues his stay with the legendary Warp Records with a synth and sample heavy trudge through dystopian soundscapes and pulsing beats. The fuzz clears to make way for vocals to swerve in, but the overall dark atmosphere remains throughout. Deep stuff from a torchbearer of political electronic music.


Warp records wasted no time snapping up Brixton producer Gaika after his self released Machine and Mixpak released Security. Grime is a forward looking genre and Gaika takes this and runs with it. Incorporating dancehall and pure soul into the mix, a must watch artist for fans of Dean Blunt, Vybz Kartel et al.

The Spectacular Empire II

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