There’s nothing cuddly about Ikonika’s music: from the outset her sounds have always had harsh, bright edges, the video game bleeps and huge electro claps of her spiky rhythms uncompromisingly hard. That goes doubly on her second full album; shedding almost all of the dubstep/grime influence of 2009’s ‘Contact, Love, Want, Have’ she’s moved almost entirely into 1980s-influenced electro here, like a brighter, shinier take on what Com Truise or Hyetal have been doing lately. It’s frequently funky and witty, the production and melodies burn themselves onto your memory, and while occasionally it’s more impressive than lovable, you can’t argue with its clarity of vision.
File under Shiny Electrofunk
Download ‘Lights Are Forever’, ‘Mega Church’ feat Optimum, ‘Eternal Mode’
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