Kenya’s Slikback Delivers 30-Track Debut Album
'///' LP is available now.
Slikback has self-released ///, his debut album.
/// is a “reflection of different vibes and emotions that make me,” says Slikback, real name Freddy Njau. It combines some of his newer works with sketches, early stuff, and materials cut from previous releases. Features include Uganda’s Swordman Kitala, Germany’s STSK, and Poland’s Morgiana Hz.
Slikback, from Kenya, began producing house and trap before Nyege Nyege founders Derek Debru and Arlen Dilsizian introduced him to “more experimental, left-field, bassy kind of music that I didn’t know existed.”
He joined the Boutiq Studios in Kampala, Uganda in mid-2017, and soon began to find his sound, fusing a diverse sonic palette borrowing from footwork, trap, grime, and a variety of contemporary underground African club styles. He first appeared with Lasakaneku on Hakuna Kulala, the club-focused offshoot of Nyege Nyege Tapes. /// is his second release of 2019, following his split EP with Soda Plains on PAN in April.
09. HEARTFIELD feat. Morgiana Hz
19. LEGION feat. STSK
29. CARDIBLACK feat. Swordman
/// LP is available now. You can stream in full below and order it via Bandcamp here.