Moving away from his more familiar club constructions, including tracks like ‘Body Double VIP’ — a standout on recent label compilation, ‘Nervous Horizon Volume 2’ — ‘WINGS’ was conceived with the aim of bringing US rap to the UK dance underground. In doing so, Lokane reached out to recruit two US heads; Chicago drill rapper Mikey Dollaz and Queens’ Dai Burger, to serve as the main voices of the record.
Dollaz has previously worked with Planet Mu trio, Silk Road Assassins, while Burger collaborated with Darq E Freaker on 2016 single, ‘Choppin’ Necks’. In and amongst the hyper-intense 808 trap patterns and bright, colourful SFX of EP tracks like ‘Blocked’ and ‘Levels’, Lokane also delves deeper into his own sound design, veering off the drum-focused, club tool path into more conceptual, artistic spaces. Exploring rich sound and textural palettes — from cold and industrial on final track ‘Royalé’, a
collaboration with label co-head TSVI, to wildly abstract and futuristic on ‘Blocked’ — ‘WINGS’ is a bold and ambitious record from another of Nervous Horizon’s most prized assets.
Lokane ‘WINGS’ will be released digitally on October 6th.
Lokane – Wings
Lokane – 100 (feat. Mikey Dollaz)
Lokane – Blocked (feat. Dai Burger)
Lokane – Levels
Lokane & TSVI – Royalè