As Nihiloxica, musician Spooky-J and producer pq harness the full force of the Nilotika Cultural Ensemble's ancient Bugandan drumming tradition of Uganda and focus it on the contemporary dance floor through a dark lens of techno sensibility.
Their new album, Source of Denial, which serves as a follow-up of their 2020 debut album Kaloli, serves as an expressive outlet for the band to voice their frustrations with the UK's hostile immigration and freedom of movement policies following the cancellation of their 2022 tour, which was riddled with visa issues. The album is released through Crammed Discs. Listen below.
Nihiloxica performs at Le Guess Who? 2023 on Saturday, 11 November. Also performing at the festival are a.o. African Head Charge, James Holden, 3Phaz, black midi performing The Beatles, Bombino, NAH, Nok Cultural Ensemble, and many more.