Synth mistress, Lakaband was born in 2006 and launched her label Mekalaka with the electronic goodness of I Have To Dance in 2011 with remixes from the likes of elusive Dissident recording artist Gweilo.
After years spent at her base in East London surrounded by stacks of analogue gear Lakaband delivers a unique take on electronic dance. Blending raw drum machine patterns with bubbling 303, off kilter synths and understated vocal, she creates a paean to the call to dance. With vocals reminiscent of Sheila E, Lakaband’s sound feels like an explosion of fresh electric sounds.
I Have To Dance was followed up by synth gem Neural Affinity and with plenty of future releases in the pipe line there is much, much more to come from Lakaband and Mekalaka Records.