Ikonika

Artist Name:

Ikonika

After more than ten years, three albums, a dozen EPs, and gigs all over the globe, Ikonika is one of the most respected names in the UK bass diaspora. Best known for her numerous releases on and affiliation with Hyperdub Records, her most recent EPs on DBA and Night Slugs offer a glimpse of an artist ever in motion, light years away from the post-dubstep landscape where she first made her name. While certain aspects of her sound remain consistent – a love of club-friendly rhythms purpose built with digital flair – the diversity of her interests ­– pop, R&B, bashment – have become more evident.

As a DJ, Andrew Ryce got it about right in a review for Resident Advisor when he said, “She’s a criminally underrated DJ who breezes through whiplash-inducing tempo or style changes.” Musically adventurous, expertly mixed, but always in the groove, Ikonika DJ sets are up-to-the-minute journeys of the club space now.