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Gaika launches The Spectacular Empire record label

The label’s first release is a remix of an Algiers track

Gaika’s The Spectacular Empire is now functioning as a record label. Its first release is a remix of the Algiers track “Cleveland” from their recent album The Underside Of Power.

Talking about the label, Gaika says, “The Spectacular Empire functions as infrastructure for forward-thinking black art and music, recorded or live. It’s an attempt to express my aesthetic and that of the people I rate in as many degrees as possible. Thematically, though the work is generally still about normal everyday hood things – just filtered. It’s still gotta bang…”.

Gaika recently released The Spectacular Empire Vol I (with Vol II to follow on 1 December) via Warp, and is currently touring various venues across the globe under the same name alongside such acts as 808INK, Flohio, IAMDDB, The Gaza Strip, Kojey Radical, L-Vis 1990, Mr Mitch, Marfox and others.

Listen to his remix of “Cleveland” below: