Following on from his previous releases for Warp Records, GAIKA’s latest EP, Seguridad, arrives via Mexico label and collective NAAFI. It’s littered with collaborations with NAAFI artists, too – Lao, Zutzut, TAYHANA, Wasted Fates, OMAAR, and Lechuga are all listed as producers, bringing a cybernetic sheen to the EP’s nine tracks – but it’s GAIKA’s voice and vision at centre-stage as usual. The Seguridad title harks back to GAIKA’s breakthrough 2016 mixtape Security, and there’s shades of that release with the Brixton MC’s fusion of dancehall, rap, and club sounds, albeit updated to reflect the even more chaotic world of 2020.
Elsewhere this week, Pop Smoke’s first posthumous album arrives, Denai Moore explores Modern Dread on her new album (can anyone relate?), and the third installment of the peerless Physically Sick club track charity compilation series arrives courtesy of Discwoman and Allergy Season. Take a listen below.