On the Floor

Ikonika at Elevate Festival

85 minsFirst aired 27 Mar 2019
Lena Prehal

Hyperdub’s low-end ambassador journeys through a slew of forward-looking dancefloor mutations.

Sara Abdel-Hamid, AKA Ikonika, from South West London got her start producing hip-hop, but in 2006, the dubstep bug bit her hard. Since she joined the Hyperdub roster in 2008, she’s released almost a dozen EPs and three albums for the label, and on other British imprints like Planet Mu and DBA Dubs. On her third album, Distractions, she swerves deeper into experimental electro and bass territory with style. In this session, Ikonika digs into her bass-techno crossover sound at the Austrian festival Elevate.


Produced by Caroline Whiteley
Engineered by Max Schweder

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