It's no news that the UK has produced some of the most innovative artists in the game, but our friends across the pond have been especially killing it with their new wave of game-changing talent lately.
Brixton-bred artist GAIKA has been on our radar for a minute now. Mixing up a swath of sonic influences that glide between dancehall, hip-hop, IDM, industrial, bashment, grime and R&B, the melodic yet brooding production of GAIKA's work is only heightened by his keen ability to lyricize heavy-hitting topics such as death, political corruption and heartbreak.
"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."
In light of his ongoing global tour, the British artist has dropped a fresh new mixtape, dubbed SECURITY, featuring Trigga, Bipolar Sunshine, Mista Silva, August+Us and more.
Listen below then check out GAIKA's tour dates to see if he's playing in your city.
April 21 - Mixtape Launch Party, Boiler Room April 22 - Prague, Neone Club W/ Lotic April 23 - Amsterdam, Paradiso 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