Nihiloxica is the sound of the Ugandan / Bugandan tribal regions and suburbs mixed with the dark side of the European underground dance floor; the result of UK producers Spooky-J and pq corrupting Ugandan indigenous Nilotica Cultural Ensemble. The result is a glimpse of the dark side, off the back of interwoven tribal drums, pounding you to the zone and back.
Forget the Western interest in African reissues of older (nonetheless worthy) gems, Nihiloxica offers a gateway into the current East African centres of innovation. Anticipation is building toward a full length follow up to their Resident Advisor / FACT / Tiny Mix Tapes / NTS praised debut EP out on Nyege Nyege Tapes prior to full upcoming European June / July tour dates and blowing minds at festivals this summer.
There really is nothing else like this out there right now.
Nihiloxica received massive tribute across 2017 end of year lists.
They were heralded as a highlight at CTM in Berlin this February, their first European show ever.
Listen to Nihiloxica EP:
31.05 Bad Bonn festival Dudingen CHE
02.06 Serralves Em Festa Porto POR
06.06 Gretua Aveiro POR
07.06 Damas Lisbon POR
08.06 Salão Brazil Coimbra POR
21.06 Ancienne Belgique Brussels BEL
22.06 Loft Groningen NLD
23.06 Strange Sounds from Beyond Amsterdam NLD
26.06 Hafenklang Hamburg DEU
29.06 Acud Macht Neu Berlin DEU
01.07 Fusion festival Larz DEU
04.07: Roskilde Festival Copenhagen DNK
Sept 07: Nyege Nyege Festival Jinja UGA
andrew[at]phantom-limb.co.uk (UK, EU)