Nihiloxica is a project that harnesses the full force of the ancient Bugandan drumming tradition of Uganda and focuses it on the contemporary dance floor through a dark lens of techno sensibility.

Formed by UK musicians Spooky-J & pq and members of the Nilotika Cultural Ensemble, incubated in Kampala by acclaimed label Nyege Nyege Tapes, the cross-continental band explore the common ground between techno and tradition, a conversation between two cultures with a common aim: to make people dance.  

Already tearing apart dance floors and festivals across the world with an at once transcendental and earth-shattering live show, Nihiloxica are only just getting started.

The electronic percussive explorations of Nihiloxica  [are] part of the new electronic African revolution (Noisey, US)  
Nihiloxica are the best band on Earth right now. (The Quietus, UK) 

Eerie, almost gothic, with digital synths fizzing and rumbling around hypnotic, polyrhythmic grooves  (Pitchfork, US) 

The tribal-techno percussion of Nihiloxica [takes]  the audience to rhythmic territories never before explored.  (Les Inrockuptibles, FR)



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