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Podcast 136: Ikonika

As the sounds emanating from London continue to morph faster than people like us can slap a proper genre name on them, and the number of producers and DJs involved in this funky/garage/bass music movement continues to grow, it seems like there are very few constants in the UK's electronic music scene. As a result, a label like Hyperdub—which has only been around for a shade over five years—serves as a pillar of stability, even as its roster and sonic output exist in a state of semi-permanent flux. So when Ikonika (a.k.a. Sara Abdel-Hamid) dropped Contact, Love, Want, Have, her debut album and one of only a handful of full-length efforts on Hyperdub (the others belonging to Burial and label head Kode9), it qualified as a genuine big deal. Later this month, Ikonika will be following up that big deal with another big adventure—a brief North American tour that includes a stop at this year's MUTEK festival. In the meantime, she's put together this exclusive XLR8R podcast that was mixed live and includes all kinds of dubplates and unreleased goodies. We recommend that you listen repeatedly and find yourself a way to get to one of those North American shows in the weeks ahead.

01 Jahcoozi ­ "Read the Books (Ikonika Remix)" (BPitch Control)
02 Martyn ­ "MiniLuv"
03 Braiden ­ "The Alps"
04 Optimum ­ "Storm Riddim"
05 Ikonika ­ "Dckhdbtch"
06 DVA ­ "New World Order" (DVA)
07 Kingdom ­ "Pathfinder" (Scion)
08 Endgames ­ "Ecstasy (Jam City Refix)" (Night Slugs)
09 Lil Silva ­ "A Million" (Night Slugs)
10. Blondes ­ "Spanish Fly (Brenmar Remix)"
11. Ikonika ­ "Aqueous Cream" (Hum&Buzz)
12. Ramadanman ­ "Glut" (Hemlock)
13. Optimum ­ "Chaos"
14. Ikonika ­ "Psoriasis" (Hyperdub)
15. Pony Pony Run Run ­ "Walking On A Line (French Fries Dub)"
16. Caribou ­ "Leave House (Ikonika Remix)" (City Slang)
17. Guido ­ "Mad Sax" (Punch Drunk)
18. Girl Unit ­ "Wut"
19. Addison Groove ­ "Nautilus"
20. J.O.H vs. The-Dream ­ "J.O.H Is A 10"

20 comments Ikonika

bigbawz (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 10:51

what a fucking splendid fringe

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 11:21

Great Mix!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 11:31

wow the trak list looks amazing

Martyn (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 14:36

The hair!!! great

Jonathan Steiner (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/12/2010 - 05:42

The lady is talented. Mix is dope.

telefang (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/12/2010 - 10:35

glorious... 5/5!

Rubba Sinka (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 11:20

HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! I have listened to this mix near-constantly since I downloaded it... it is amazing!!!!!

fuck her fringe - have you listened to this shit?

wicked wicked wicked...

han solo (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 12:32

dis s huuge

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 05/15/2010 - 00:49

awesome mix

Kitty Konfusion (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 05/16/2010 - 20:01

OMG this is intense!! Her music is so varied and totally dope!! Brrrap!!!

Kitty Konfusion (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 05/16/2010 - 20:03

OMG this mix is intense!!! Listening to this on the weekend was a real treat!
Her fringe tickles my fancy....

PourLesFilles (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 17:25

Yo, this is amazing, can't wait to catch her in LA

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 11:45

anyone else have trouble downloading this to MAC? All I am getting is the html file when I right-click to "save linked file". I have always been able to get these but just switched to Snow Leopard and it's killing me...

Optimum (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 03:24

No probs on my mac...

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:36

found a mirror on this thread if that helps


Hotwhyler (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 15:08

I got the same problem trying to download stuff. it's a real pain cos now all the podcasts aren't reachable in any way :(.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 04:14

ENDGAMES Ecstasy 1983... YE$$$!

Yello (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 15:12

Insanely good mix! Even tops the Shadetek mix.

I get it why she's releasing an album.

Klot-Johan (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 06/25/2010 - 15:56

any info on the last song?
great mix!

Two Bit Dad (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:22


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