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Apparently it's now September (you could've told me it was still May and I would've accepted it) and Melbourne is in Stage 4 Lockdown, which is a bit like being grounded for two months for not washing your hands. Recorded post-curfew, Thomas brings you a bumper three-hour, forty-song wingding while police helicopters circle above the neighbourhood.
What do we have here? New chunks of albums by the likes of Katie Dey, Neil O'hardty, No Home and Gaika, an exploration into endometriosis surgery by Nunsploitation, two songs from 2008 by pure coincidence, Big Joanie's magnificent new Solange cover, and a live recording from Philadelphia in June by Sour Spirit. Songs by actual children and actual birds, and at least two titles I had to take a run up to say (hello to you, 'Okandjambameya' and 'Excreta Related Epidemics and the Significance of Salient Sanitation').
Thanks so much for listening, you pass the litmus test.

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Gaika - Iron Cut Ft. Wasted Fates Buy this track
Gaika
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Gaika Tavares, better known simply as GAIKA, is an artist and writer from South London. His debut album, Basic Volume, was released in July 2018 by Warp Records, who describe the sound as "gothic dancehall and industrial electronics".

Gaika's parents came from Grenada and Jamaica, and he grew up in Brixton, South London. He was previously a part of Manchester rap crew Murkage.

Following the mixtapes Machine and Security, Gaika released the EP Spaghetto in 2016. The Guardian described his music as blending "Caribbean dancehall tradition and London grime but also nod to R&B, trip-hop, grunge and Prince." Dazed have described him as "electronic music's answer to Basquiat", while US magazine Interview described the sound as "experimental R&B". GAIKA himself has described his sound using the word 'Ghettofuturism'.

GAIKA's debut album Basic Volume was released in July 2018. The Guardian praised the album as "a terrifically impressive and populist debut". The album also received positive reviews from the Financial Times, Independent, Noisey and Music OMH.

In August 2018, Gaika exhibited SYSTEM, a collaboration with Boiler Room and Somerset House Studios, "a sculpture which fills the middle portion of the Lancaster Room at Somerset House." He told the Evening Standard that "Carnival and sound system culture is about space, and holding space. It’s about literally drawing a line in the sand and saying: ‘This is who we are and we’re here to stay. You can’t turn us off’.”



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