Ikonika is an artist I am paying close attention to this year.
As a creator of dubstep, experimental garage beats, and as she proclaims - 130-140bpm mutations; Ikonika has got me itching to hear her debut album released on UK label Hyperdub 6th April 2010. The only taster is a cheeky, amazingly sublime track called The Idiot:
I'll leave it to the critics to big her up and paint word pictures:
"If Bjork made dubstep instrumentals, this is what might come out"
"Ikonika melds the genre's juddering bass with Aphex Twin-style melodic mischief"
"Another extraordinary Hyperdub artist is Ikonika"
"A production style that seems to be approaching synth melodies in an original way"
Ikonika live in the mix says it all:
Ikkonika Fenchurch Exclusive Mix Download