Pitchfork (US)
“Their debut EP has an eerie, almost gothic cast, with digital synths fizzing and rumbling around hypnotic, polyrhythmic grooves… to really get a sense of their virtuosity, check out their live videos.”

The Quietus / Independant Music Podcast (UK)
“In my opinion Nihiloxica are the best band on Earth right now.”

3voor12 (NL)
Rated 9th best act of ADE 2018: “The biggest surprise of the evening is Ugandan Nihiloxica.”

Fip (FR)
“a percussive endurance lesson that plunged the public into a real trance, as stunned by the incessant power of this UFO without borders.”

Greenroom (FR)
“It was a concert that we could rightly be wary of. In the middle of Saturday night, the Ugandan group Nihiloxica had to seize Hall 9 by the simple force of its drums. In other words, a challenge that was not easy at first. However, as soon as they entered the stage, the Transmusicales audience soon realized that he had to do with an exceptional group. Searing their percussion like voodoo sorcerers, Nihiloxica delivered a set that the festival is not about to forget. Dark, primitive, on the verge of trance, their music, supported by powerful layers of synthesizers, left a good deal of the audience open-mouthed in front of the level of frenzy. From this long rhythmic hysteria were born almost desires for civil disobedience. OF as much as the time of a last piece, the six members of the group let themselves go to don yellow vests, as to remember that their music would never be submitted by anyone. Without a doubt one of the strongest moments of this edition.”

Les Inrockuptibles (FR)
“…the tribal-techno percussion of Nihiloxica , except that this group of Ugandans associated with two Englishmen returned to Hall 9 (the largest), taking the audience to rhythmic territories never before explored.”

Noisey (US)
“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.”

The Quietus (UK)
“…these crosscontinental hookups have materialised for good, non-patrician/non-exploitative/non-bullshit reasons and have also resulted in the most laser-focused, pounding-grooves techno drum circle you could conceive.”

Brooklyn Vegan (US)
One of Igor Cavalera (Sepultura’s drummer)’s top 10 albums of 2017.

Boomkat (UK)
“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 (US)
“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 (UK)
“Wow, this is the first time I’m feeling prompted to buy a cassette in ages… That is some mind-blowing shit from Uganda.”

Outside Left (UK)
“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]”

Polifonia Blog (PL)
“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).