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2LP released: Jun 02, 2017

Tracklisting:
1. Girlfriend
2. Noblest Ft Andrea Galaxy
3. Manual Decapitation
4. Lear
5. BGM
6. Do I Watch It Like A Cricket Match?
7. Sacrifice Ft Jammz
8. Love Games
9. Lossy
10. Not Actual Gameplay
11. Not
12. Hazefield Ft Sweyn J & Jessy Lanza
IKONIKA
DISTRACTIONS
Label: HYPERDUB
Cat No: HDBLP035
Barcode: 5055300386861
Packaging: 2LP

Ikonika's third album 'Distractions' builds on 2013's 'Aerotropolis', and the title answers the question "Why has the album taken

so long?" In the last few years she's been building up a strong CV of remixes, from Chvurches to Dawn Richard, Austra and Junior

Boys, as well as DJing and working on 'Distractions'.

'Distractions' distils the character of Ikonika's music productions across a wider set of styles than previous albums, and she

subtly fuses and switches elements from contrasting genres, giving the whole set a uniqueness and consistency that puts it in

its own lane.

Furthermore what sits at the centre of 'Distractions' more than ever is her love of R&B and hip hop, in all its forms, which has

opened the door to bring in a selection of guests in a way she's not fully explored before. From the full throttle blend of grime

and 80s synth soul 'Noblest' with Andrea Galaxy, to the reflective 'Sacrifice' with up and coming MC Jammz, a slowjam that

merges dubstep with hip house drums. The final vocal track is the languid 'Hazefield' co-produced with Sweyn J and featuring

Jessy Lanza on vocals. Its mix of mechanic clunk and minimalist, lulling funk could only happen in 2017.

The LP artwork takes its inspiration from West London's Golden Mile, a stretch of the Great West Road where the A4 meets the

M4, and the road takes on the character of the arcade game Poll Position, with art deco factories and illuminated, hi-tech signage

selling lifestyle products. It's this kind of mix of futuristic and industrious with a touch of gentle glamour that the album exudes.

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