One of London’s pioneering producers, Hyperdub affiliate Ikonika delivers one of our most engaging and adventurous mixes, pulling us out from our techno safe space and into a refreshing new club experience showcasing a lot of her own productions. Check out her Q&A and mix below
Tell us about this mix:
It was recorded in my home studio. I wanted to showcase my diversity as a producer. There’s a lot of material in there, hopefully they’ll be released in 2019. Apart from from that, there’s a few tunes I’m feeling, as well as tunes from friends and fam.
When did you start DJing?
Around 2006. I started out on my brother-in-law’s Technics and Numark mixer. I always wanted decks! He ended up giving them to me.
I think this was in a small basement club called Bacchus in Kingston-Upon-Thames.
Favorite party ever played:
There’s been way too many over the years.
Dada in Beijing is always great. The first time I played Cakeshop, Seoul was wild. Mutek Mexico a few years ago was great. Kitcheners in Johannesburg was an amazing vibe.
There’s also been lots of Hyperdub parties that have been mad.
Manara, A.G, Josey Rebelle, Shyone are my faves.
I’m influenced by people like Missy Elliot, The Neptunes, Rich Harrison, Teddy Riley and J Dilla.
Pet peeve when DJing:
People trying to have a full on conversation with you when you're two faders up.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
I actually can’t think, all I can think of is all the lol backhanded ones.
Place you’d like to play:
I would love to play on a plane, maybe an A380.
Something you want everyone to know about you:
Eeek not sure about that one. I’m a pretty reserved person, I don’t like giving too much away.