Lasakaneku / Tomo LP

by Slikback

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Acid 02:59
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Bantu Zen 02:49
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Ascension 03:12
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Just I 04:00
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Venom 03:44
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Shell 02:51
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Sonshitsu 03:05
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Gemini 02:23
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Kyokai 02:29
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Kite 02:37
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Karum 03:29
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Zuhura 03:04
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Rage 03:12
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Senshi 03:39

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Slikback's vinyl LP compiling his pair of acclaimed Hakuna Kulala releases plus a trio of exclusive new bonus bangers - remastered by Rashad Becker.

***Boomkat Product Review***

Slikback’s long awaited vinyl debut compiles his pair of acclaimed Hakuna Kulala releases plus a trio of exclusive new bonus bangers - basically the most incendiary new club mutations from East and Central Africa highly compatible with Gqom, trap, speedcore, dancehall 🔥🔥🔥

Hailing from Nairobi, Kenya via Kampala, Uganda, Slikback has rapidly attracted a wave of attention to his undulating mutations of current club styles, as found on the ‘Lasakaneka’ and ‘Tomo’ EPs between 2018-2019. Due to popular demand both those EPs now make their vinyl debut, packaged along with three previously unreleased zingers to weigh in the most significant showcase of Slikback’s acclaimed style and pattern in club circulation right now.

Mashing and distilling a range of inspirations from local East African hip hop to Congolese rhythms and Gqom’s cold percussion, plus influence from US trap and footwork, and the subbass common to JA and UK soundsystem cultures; Slikback’s music has arrived at a grippingly powerful sound which, while singular, is also entirely symptomatic of the thrilling styles emerging from Central Africa right now, and after many years of underrepresentation in the shadow of West and South African styles which have been popularised around the world.

On his debut ‘Lasakaneka’ EP Slikback swaggers from icy, robotic dancehall in ‘Acid’ to a gripping fusion of footwork and Gqom with a jungle bent in ‘Bantu Zen’, and dancehall techno drill on ‘Ascension’, along with the palpitating footwork pressure of ‘Venom’, and a nervy new ace in the itchy step of ’Shell.’ The follow-up of 2019’s ’Tomo’ meanwhile represents a mean progression of his sound; exerting a firmer control of his scudding bass rudeness in ‘Sonshitsu’, and the dissonant synth tone of ‘Gemini’, while the syncopated gabber styles of ‘Zuhura’ and ‘Rage’ give way to almighty exclusive joints in the hard seam of trap called ‘Kite’, and the Equiknoxx-gone-psycho styles of ‘Senshi.’

If you’re new to Slikback, trust this 2LP is the perfect place to get acquainted with his lucid, hi-tech madness, before checking for the full frontal futurism of his two new EPs in collaboration with Svbkvlt’s Hyph11e, Yen Tech, and Osheyack. But if you’ve already heard Slikback’s EPs, his Boiler Room at Nyege Nyege Festival, or witnessed him in the flesh, you'll already know this one's on fire...

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released April 20, 2020

mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M Berlin
artwork by Kind Gringo

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