One of the UK’s most bafflingly underrated and consistently forward-thinking producers, Ikonika has been quietly expanding the definition of club music since the late 2000s. On releases for Hyperdub
, Night Slugs
and Planet Mu
, she combined digital dub and bashment with colourful R&B hooks, and irresistible 8-bit melodies. She’s long transcended the ‘post-dubstep’ label, with her releases over the past decade incorporating UK Drill
, grime, and now amapiano. It’s the latter that she’ll bring to Sónar by Night, for a live show based on her latest EP ‘Bubble Up’.