Ikonika - Millie / Direct / 12"
Millie / Direct
Ikonika's second release on Hyperdub sees her unleashing a bittersweet, unhinged, dancefloor assault that combines her disjointed beats and a both comic and sinister laughing bassline, with breezy synth chords that owe as much to the current swell of post-bump beats than anything else coming out of London right now. And all this named after her cat, 'Millie'. On the flip, 'Direct' takes it easier, opening with an accordion-like synth before a cascade of bleeps desends, and the swollen sub bass rises. Totally lush. Watch for the sublime switch in the middle of the track, the soundtrack to winding down the roof of your space cruiser, and donning shades as the sun reflects off Saturn. Deeply psychedelic off-beats from the queen of Hyperdub.