GAIKA, the London-based producer who refers to his blend of dancehall and industrial as "ghettofuturism," has returned with a new song and music video "Crown & Key." The melodic and pumped-up new track is taken from his upcoming debut album BASIC VOLUME, out July 27 via Warp. Paco Raterta directs the music video, which puts GAIKA at the head of an occult militia housed in an abandoned building nearly consumed by nature.
In a statement, GAIKA described BASIC VOLUME as "a collection of alchemical parables for all the Immigrants who wander the earth in search of themselves." Read it below:
“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."