GAIKA releases debut album 'Basic Volume' Thu Jul 26th GAIKA Exploring a multitude of musical influences and concepts about contemporary black British music, GAIKA releases his debut album 'Basic Volume' today. Reflecting on dark, uncertain times with a courageous and gripping LP, GAIKA has received lots of praise in the days leading up to the release, with The Independent praising him for his groundbreaking view on the UK music scene and calling him one of the most provocative and multitalented young artists of his generation. 'Basic Volume' is released via Warp Records and includes production from the likes of SOPHIE, Dre Skull and Jam City. Stream it in full below. "On Basic Volume, he's an alchemist producing gold from the depths of his city, placing his art ahead of himself, and on this thrilling, dynamic and complex release, that gold shines brighter than most other releases this year." - The Independent GAIKA's performance at Le Guess Who? 2018 is curated by Moor Mother. This curated program also features a.o. Art Ensemble of Chicago, Saul Williams & King Britt, Pan Daijing, RP Boo, 700 Bliss, Maria Chavez, DJ Haram and many more.