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.  

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NIHILOXICA SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE "BLACK KAVEERA"


Ahead of their debut album, "Kaloli"(out June 12th), Kampala’s afro-electro outfit present the latest blistering music video



The music video for Black Kaveera is like an optical fever dream. A dizzying collage of incidental tour footage smashed together by drummer Spooky-J harnesses the band‚Äôs brutal live energy.   

In typical lockdown fashion, Spooky looks to the past for inspiration for this piece. Elaborating the sentiments of their DIY, strobe-filled video for Kadodi, he condenses a range of footage captured by the band in their few years on the road across Europe and Uganda into a hallucinatory five minute evocation of the band’s entrancing multi-cultural energy. But Black Kaveera is much more than a just a pummelling groove: Black Kaveera is an ode to the Ugandan way, a wordless story of use and refuse.
An immediacy is apparent in its structure, an urgent call to act, to move. Nihiloxica put two traditions in conversation, and the topic of discussion is getting heated.




Live Dates

08/10/2021
ES
Madrid
Mon live
09/10/2021
ES
Barcelona
29/10/2021
DK
Copenhagen
Mayhem
25/08/2023
IT
Pordenone
T(H)reesound Fest
27/08/2023
GB
Northampton
Shambala
06/10/2023
ES
San Sebastian
07/10/2023
ES
Barcelona
11/10/2023
GB
Carlisle
12/10/2023
GB
Glasgow
13/10/2023
GB
Edinburgh
14/10/2023
GB
Newcastle
19/10/2023
GB
Bristol
20/10/2023
GB
London
21/10/2023
GB
Manchester
25/10/2023
CZ
Brno
27/10/2023
CZ
Prague
28/10/2023
SK
Bratislava
31/10/2023
AT
Innsbruck
01/11/2023
FI
Tampere
02/11/2023
FI
Helsinki
03/11/2023
SE
Malmo
04/11/2023
DK
Copenhagen
07/11/2023
DE
Hamburg
09/11/2023
DE
BERLIN
10/11/2023
BE
Antwerp
11/11/2023
NL
Utrecht
17/11/2023
PT
Lisbon
Vale Perdido
18/11/2023
FR
Paris
La Station
19/11/2023
BE
Gent

Releases

NIHILOXICA - Kaloli Recycled EP
NIHILOXICA
Kaloli Recycled EP
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NIHILOXICA - Kaloli
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Kaloli
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NIHILOXICA - Kudistro
NIHILOXICA
Kudistro
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