- A cross-genre masterclass in emotional grooves.
- As proven on her April EP, Bodies, Ikonika excels at building pockets of serenity. Her latest 12-inch, Hollow, opens with heavyweight grime on "Kicks Count," a cut that would earn some serious spinbacks with its springy synths and thrashing Afrobeat kick drums.
The EP quickly descends from that high, starting with "Hollow," a transfixing field of dewy chords, matched by twinkling, arpeggiated melodies. While tougher, the UK drill-leaning "Blood Tinge" still embodies a state of sedation, passing by like a lazy smoke trail. Ikonika has mentioned her love of gaming in interviews, and the record's emotional closers showcase her knack for forging blissful worlds within swinging rhythms. The bass-heavy "Terminus" carries a whimsical, wintry feel. Even with a wider genre focus at play, it feels good to be in Ikonika's world.
01. Kicks Count
03. Blood Tinge
04. A Void
05. Body Servants