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Smuck

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Planet Mu is very pleased to have Ikonika a.k.a. Sara Abdel-Hamid’s first proper release on another label outside of Hyperdub. 'Smuck' has been given a home on the label alongside Ikonika’s remix of Eero Johannes for this 12” and what a pair they make.

'Smuck' follows in the tradition of Ikonika’s sweet and sour, curdled sound, with ever changing off-key melodies and metal-like synth guitar lines over sweet chilled chords, the track takes her penchant for melodies that border on the atonal as far as it can go, like a sophisticated take on 8-bar grime.

Her remix of Eero Johannes ‘We Could Be Skweeeerooos’ on the b-side simply switches up the tempo of the original, makes the rhythm nice and bouncy and tightens up the original adding some trademark bent melodies and a see-sawing bassline. The end result is a linear, melodic track that feels like it’s somewhere between Wiley and Aphex at their sweetest.

Smuck

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Collection (2 Tracks) : £6.00 add to basket
Play a-1. Smuck
Play b-1. We Could Be Ikons ( Remix of Eero Johannes )
Collection (2 Tracks) : £1.48 add to basket
Individual tracks: £0.99
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Collection (2 Tracks) : £2.49 add to basket
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Play 2. We Could Be Ikons ( Remix of Eero Johannes ) [£1.48] Buy

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