Following 2017’s ‘PHRAKTURE’ EP, experimental electronic musician Ka Boukie unveils his latest track, ‘Nightcrawler’ released Friday 22nd October, and also announces his upcoming debut album, ‘Rnig’.
Going back to his roots on ‘Nightcrawler’, the producer combines his talents with his own vocals to create a dark yet uplifting journey through the emotive soundscape of electronic music, triggering the deepest sense of introspection.
The Leon Somov-produced track features a compelling video, directed by and starring Ka Boukie himself, alongside contemporary dance artist Seraphine1369 and his own sister, artist & model Brianna. Acclaimed artist and close friend Ernest Zacharevic has been called upon for the project’s bespoke artwork.
A professionally trained drummer, in 2017, Boukie released his own self produced conceptual experimental EP “PHRAKTURE”, receiving critical acclaim. His career to date spans shows that include supporting hip hop legends Mobb Deep at Galapagai festival, as well as the internationally renowned jazz festival Kanus Jazz, where he performed spoken word, as well as rapping and singing. He is a regular host on London’s Threads Radio has previously opened the Oxford jazz festival and also played a number of respected stages as a drummer including Glastonbury, BoomTown and more.
‘Nightcrawler’ is the first in a line of singles and will be lifted from his forthcoming debut album ‘Rnig’ (pronounced ‘ring’) out early 2022.
‘Nightcrawler’ is out Friday 22nd October
Interview with Ka Boukie:
Hi Boukie, can you tell us about the new track?
Nightcrawler is about what happens in the twilight hours, about those feelings that come through darkness, that yearning, and then about crawling out of that darkness into something great, into something new, it’s about growth and so much more.
You directed the video – what was the creative behind that?
Someone once told me that you should try to maintain your vision at each part of the creative process, that if you are able to maintain your creative control over your vision, from audio to visual you are able to have a true creative connection with it and give your audience a true depiction of what you imagined it to be. I have, in my head, seen these scenes and colours for a long time, it’s the same with all my videos, which I have always directed myself.
How would you describe your sound?
My connection to my work is also strongly linked not just to how it is heard, but also, how it is seen, which coincidentally is within afro-futurism. This coincidence has amazed me because i hadn’t known anything about afro-futurism until someone pointed it out to me. I have always struggled to find a specific label or genre to fit myself into, until this afro-futurism discovery, which is funny, because I have always strived to push forward new ideas, and work to the ethos that if i can inspire others to be creative and try something regardless of its whether its conventional or not then I would feel good.
Can we expect anything else from you in the near future?
I have lots of new music in the pipeline, so watch this space, more music coming soon.