A Discussion With Ikonika

  • Date

    1 til 6 March, 2017

  • Location

    Khaya Records / Red Bull Studios Cape Town

  • Time

    12:15 AM to 12:140 AM

  • address

    Khaya Records / Red Bull Studios Cape Town

We present a discussion with Ikonika at Khaya Records in Durban on Thursday the 2nd of March and at the Red Bull Studios Cape Town on Tuesday the 7th of March from 6PM to 9PM on each night.

From her heyday dubstep roots releasing on Hyperdub Records, through salty, synth-stabbed RnB, and the jittery post-techno in the Night Slugs affiliate’s distinctive sound, Ikonika is a trailblazer whose music has flowed through some of the most exciting leftflied dance-floors and electronic music scenes for almost a decade now.

Join us for the evening as we sit and chat about her journey - past, present and future. Open and free to the public to attend, seating is limited, so make sure to arrive early to secure your seat.

Ikonika will be performing live at The Winston Pub on Fri the 3rd of March in Durban and at Not Sorry Club on Sat the 4th of March in Cape Town.

With support from:

British Council
Broaden A New Sound
Pussy Party
DEF-Durban Electronic Festival
Not Sorry Club
More about Ikonika:

Ikonika has taken enormous strides since her classic 2008 single 'Please' (Hyperdub Records). Following the release of her 2010 debut album 'Contact, Love, Want, Have' (Hyperdub), Ikonika toured everywhere from Europe to Asia to Australia to North and South America. Her Pitchfork approved 2012 EP 'I Make Lists' (Hum + Buzz - a label she ran with Optimum [Night Slugs/Planet Mu (OFFICIAL)], releasing singles from the owners, focused on introducing bright new talent), explored a more club-focused direction whilst retaining her melodic sensibility. She also produced Azealia Banks’ mixtape track 'Neptune'. 

In 2013, Ikonika unveiled her second album for Hyperdub, 'Aerotropolis'. Loosely based on her tour experiences and childhood growing up near London Heathrow airport, the album showcased her first collaboration with a vocalist (Jessy Lanza on 'Beach Mode') and introduced a new Latin Freestyle, Electro, R'n'B and Boogie influenced style. It was widely praised including 4/5 in Resident Advisor, 8/10 in NME and 2nd best album of the year in DJ Mag. She rounded the year off with nominations for Best Producer and Best Album at DJ Mag's Best of British awards, and a remix of 'Lies' by Chvrches that was voted 2nd best remix of the year in Dummy.

2014 saw the release of the 'Position EP' (Hyperdub), a collection of tough, pummelling club trax influenced by her Night Slugs affiliation, contributions to Hyperdub's 10th anniversary compilations and a packed touring schedule. She also completed mixes for FACT, Serato, SSENSE, Red Bull, Rinse FM and Triple J.

2016 saw Ikonika continue to crest the foremost waves of bass music, with notable remixes for Natasha Kmento and Junior Boys, as well as a contribution to NightSlugs All Stars Volume 3. 

In 2017 we are already anticipating an IKONIKA’s remix on the deluxe edition of DAWN RICHARD’s Fade to Mind released ‘Infrared’.

Her technical proficiency has taken her to bookings at clubs and festivals all across the world. Her live and studio sets journey from classic House and Techno, to RnB bangers, to the freshest sounds of the underground. Her talent was recognised by DJ Mag with nominations for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ of 2009 and ‘Best DJ’ of 2010, in their ‘Best Of British’ awards.