Slikback is a Kenyan DJ and producer, and part of the Nyege Nyege collective. After joining the Boutiq Studio in Kampala in mid-2017, he began to find his sound, which fuses footwork, trap, grime, and a variety of contemporary underground African club styles into a uniquely accessible sound.
His debut EP Lasakaneku was released under Hakuna Kulala Records (a sublabel of Nyege Nyege Tapes) in June 2018, and was well received by Resident Advisor and Boomkat, who described it as a “thrilling new delivery from East and central Africa that’s bound to baffle preconceptions of music from that region.” Since then, he went on to perform at Nyege Nyege Festival in Uganda, with one of his performances being streamed on Boiler Room, and later made his European debut at Unsound Festival in Poland. His performance there was highlighted by Resident Advisor as one of the 5 key performances of the festival, and the mix itself went on to be praised by various publications such as Pitchfork, The Guardian, and RA.
Slikback continues to create new interesting sounds while still working with amazing vocal talents from Kampala. He also has a new project called o g n i k i with Polish producer Morgiana Hz, which explores and merges their respective universes.