more from
Planet Mu

Smuck

by Ikonika

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £1.75 GBP  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12"

    Includes unlimited streaming of Smuck via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    8 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      £7.99 GBP or more 

     

1.
Smuck 04:38
2.

about

Planet Mu is very pleased to have Ikonika a.k.a. Sara Abdel-Hamid’s first proper release on another label outside of Hyperdub. ‘Smuck’ has been given a home on the label alongside Ikonika’s remix of Eero Johannes for this 12” and what a pair they make.

‘Smuck’ follows in the tradition of Ikonika’s sweet and sour, curdled sound, with ever changing off-key melodies and metal-like synth guitar lines over sweet chilled chords, the track takes her penchant for melodies that border on the atonal as far as it can go, like a sophisticated take on 8-bar grime.

Her remix of Eero Johannes ‘We Could Be Skweeeerooos’ on the b-side simply switches up the tempo of the original, makes the rhythm nice and bouncy and tightens up the original adding some trademark bent melodies and a see-sawing bassline. The end result is a linear, melodic track that feels like it’s somewhere between Wiley and Aphex at their sweetest.

credits

released October 26, 2009

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Ikonika London, UK

Bookings:
lisa@kontra-musik.com (UK/EU/ROW)
gaby@surefireagency.com (North/South America)

Enquiries:
ikonika@me.com

contact / help

Contact Ikonika

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Ikonika, you may also like: