Gaika’s thrilling take on mechanised dancehall

Gaika’s take on mechanised dancehall and grime and R&B is a thrilling concoction, and on his debut album Basic Volume he explores the outer limits of R&B, creating the kind of music The Weeknd thinks he makes.

And as we’re in the grip of viral life-hack coronavirus masks, back in 2015 his debut mixtape Machine has a close-up of him in a gas mask fashioned out of a Nike Air trainer. Wonder if he’s bringing it flying over?

  • GAIKA plays Bello Bar in Dublin tomorrow (Saturday)