Slikback (KE)

Artist & Speaker

Slikback (real name: Freddy M Njau) is an experimental producer from Nairobi, Kenya. His 2018 debut EP Lasakaneku launched Nyege Nyege Tapes' offshoot label, Hakuna Kulala. His sound blends different modern genres with traditional african elements to produce dark, bass heavy pieces. He began playing sets around Kampala (Uganda) and at Nyege Nyege Festival before having his European premiere at Poland’s Unsound Festival at the end of 2018. His 2019 calendar included gigs at CTM, Sónar, and Dekmantel, along with a string of dates across China and Japan. Lasakaneku was followed in 2019 by Tomo, a six-track EP capturing an even darker, more agitated snapshot of his sound. He also released two collaborative ep's with svbkvlt artists such as hyph11e, 33emybw and Yen Tech in the same year. In 2020 he contributed to a split 12" series on PAN where he delivered 2 club oriented tracks alongside Soda Plains.

His most recent release is a 2 part 60 track album called /// and ///II which is a collage of all his various vibes and emotions captured through sound.

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