Debut LP ‘Basic Volume’ announced; Watch the ‘Crown & Key’ video


Debut LP ‘Basic Volume’ announced; Watch the ‘Crown & Key’ video


GAIKA's debut album ‘Basic Volume’ will be released on 27 July.

Following a string of releases – including a blistering pair of acclaimed self-released mixtapes ‘Machine’ and ‘Security’ and Warp-released EPs ‘SPAGHETTO’ and ‘The Spectacular Empire’ – GAIKA announces his debut LP entitled ‘Basic Volume’.

‘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.

Additional production on the 15 track release comes from similarly forward thinking contemporaries, including SOPHIE, Dutch E Germ, Dre Skull and DADRAS, Aart as well as previous collaborators including Jam City, Nick Leon and Frank Ocean’s Blonde and Endless collaborator Buddy Ross.

‘Basic Volume’ will be digitally released on 27 July, with physical formats to follow. Watch the new video for ‘Crown & Key’ below, directed by Paco Raterta.

GAIKA – Crown & Key (Official Video)

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Listen to the first track released from ‘Basic Volume’, available to buy and stream now.

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