London-based producer Sara Abdel-Hamid aka Ikonika has taken enormous strides since her classic 2008 single ‘Please’ on Hyperdub, and she’s toured everywhere from Europe to Asia by way of Australia and North & South America. Her style is influenced by a wider set of genres, which aim to highlight her love for hip-hop and R&B.
After a 4 year gap since her last LP, Ikonika’s new album ‘Distractions’ is out 2nd June 2017 via Hyperdub. It embraces a wider variety of styles including R&B, hip-hop, grime and 80’s synth music. It’s described as a “mix of futuristic and industrious with a touch of gentle glamour.” The album includes several guest musicians like MC Jammz, Andrea Galaxy, Jessy Lanza and Night Slugs artist Sweyn Jupiter.