Contact, Love, Want, Have by Ikonika

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Contact, Love, Want, Have by Ikonika
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8/10 Brian 01 April 2010
She's been pretty consistent on the fringes of dubstep has Sara Abdel-Hamid AKA Ikonika. Her debut long player is here and what a glorious, technicolor mess it appears to be! Mashing up propulsive bass, dizzy 8-bit melodies, clattering syncopated beats and classic melodic synth washes, her widescreen vision seems to encompass many styles whilst retaining a strong identity & singular purpose - to move yo' ass and yo' mind! So many producers are guilty of falling into stylistic cul-de-sacs or releasing generic dancefloor fodder but this young producer has created a smooth, soulful futuristic opus that demands repeated listens. I'd recommend headphones for this baby as much of the subtlety & fluid grace of this 14 tracker may be lost in translation if 'Contact, Love, Want, Have' is employed merely as background listening. One of the standout tracks for me is the solid 'Fish', stargazing melodies and a bruising, snaky bassline that recalls Joy Orbison but probably knocks him off his perch in search of that sublime euphoric kick you're all gurning for. Superb....


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