Gaika's debut album 'Basic Volume' is coming next month on Warp

South London innovator will release his debut album next month on Warp Records.

Titled ‘Basic Volume’, the full-length project sees Gaika joined by the likes , , and more on production.

Talking on the long-awaited debut a press release Gaika explained, “My thing has always been: be yourself — whatever you are, be that — and people will walk towards it.”

Adding, “I am whatever I say I am. And I want that to apply to all people colour, all black people. This idea what we like, make, do and how our art can be defined from outside us is something I’ll actively try to disrupt.”

‘Basic Volume’ follows up a slew critically-acclaimed releases and experimental projects from the Brixton artist. From his standout self-released EP’s ‘Machine’ and ‘’ through to his previous Warp ferings, Gaika’s distinctive, dark sound and societal ethos is set to be explored in a sprawling, cohesive manner throughout the 15 tracks.

‘Basic Volume’ is out July 27 Warp Records. Check out the Paco Raterta directed visual for killer cut ‘Crown & Key’ below.

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