“Part of the new electronic African revolution, the electronic percussive explorations of Nihiloxica appeared in the incredible Nyege Nyege Tapes, the hallmark of the festival of the same name held in Uganda, which has become a reference point for the current African avant-garde.”
One of Igor Cavalera (Sepultura’s drummer)’s top 10 albums of 2017.
“A tentative, spooked out meeting of minimal, pointillist drums and dissonant synth pitches that hunch and roll out like some meeting of Mark Ernestus and Coil.”
Tiny Mix Tapes
“Birthday party goals… fly the entire Nyege Nyege Tapes crew (especially Nihiloxica) for a night for about — a tight — four hours, which would cost: $3000 for two round trip flights from Paris and two from Uganda.. to Flushing, New York.”
Independent Music Podcast
“Wow, this is the first time I’m feeling prompted to buy a cassette in ages… That is some mind-blowing shit from Uganda.”
“Our music editor Jason Lewis was so impressed he immediately included it in his albums of our year, deep-sixing… Oh I can’t remember now who it was. [Kendrick Lamar]”
“it’s unbelievable how well these diverse sounds of traditional drums build dramaturgy in these simple songs – the synthesizer basically serves only as a battery here, because after a proper start-up the real machine becomes a section. Impressive playing without a trace of boredom.”
Also featured on:
NTS Radio (Jack Sapsed, Michael Brailey), Worldwide FM (Tash LC), BBC Mersyside (Popular Music Show), Roots n All (Australia), Resident Advisor, Bandcamp Weekly, BFM (Malaysia), Tsinoshi Bar (Italy), Rebel Up Nightshop (Netherlands), Nightlight FM (Ukraine), Radar Radio (A Worldwide Thing).