Gaika will launch a new live concept alongside GLOR1A, an artist from his The Spectacular Empire label and art collective.
South London artist and activist Gaika is set to launch the new concept Nine Nights today (4th June), and will continue to live stream performances with a number of guests. The live concept has been created to commemorate the black community who have lost their lives to COVID and as a response to international police brutality and those fighting for racial equality.
There's a festival taking place on an Italian vineyard this summer, with 53100 looking to satisfy heads by combining viticulture and party culture in one fell swoop.
Set in the stunning Chianti Hills, Tuscany, the event will run from 4th - 6th September, calling the historic Castello di Selvole home. Cuisine and wine will be focal points for the gathering, in addition to the core music programme, which organisers say covers 'ambient, mutant bass and breaks, otherworldly frequencies and plenty more besides', and will be spread over three stages — Live, Day and Night.
Huddled in a circle on the dark, smoke-filled dancefloor at Corsica Studios, the four MCs that make up Bala Bala Boyz spit over syncopated bass-heavy rhythms, passing a single microphone between the collective's members. Captivating crowds with their energy, and an effortless ability to flow as a family unit, it’s on these South London dancefloors — as well as DIY festivals like Kallida and Boiler Room's four-day London takeover last year — that Bala Bala Boyz come alive.
Nazar will return to Hyperdub for the release of his debut album next year.
Titled 'Guerilla', the album sees the Manchester-based producer draw on his family's experiences of the Angolan Civil War. Using a kuduro framework, Nazar looks, a press release says, to "sensitively examine and digitalize his family's collective memory and country's past," with his father having been a rebel general in the country who published a wartime journal, called 'Memorias de Um Guerrilheiro', in 2006.