Sara Abdel-Hamid, who goes by the name of Ikonika, to me is one of the most exciting producers and DJs in Dubstep today.
She is signed to HyperDub where she released her latest album ‘Aerotropolis’ in 2013. In the production process she took a lot of inspiration from her surroundings, like living just a few kilometres away from London-Heathrow. The whole idea of flying is omnipresent in that album and her ambivalent attitude towards it really shows. Sara’s sound is also influenced by video games from her past and science-fiction movies like ‘Gattaca’, creating a mixture which makes for an intense retro-futuristic journey on that album.
‘Animatronik’ is to be found on ‘Aerotropolis’ as a bonus track and it’s one of her most catchy tunes to date, while also incorporating loads of different influences from a diverse array of electronic music genres as always, with Chiptune definitely having the greatest impact.
Genre: Chiptune / House
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