SKY H1 & Mika OkiBE
SKY H1 & Mika OkiBE
© Maryan Sayd
Belgian sound artist SKY H1 transcends genres with her atmospheric productions. She quickly conquered the music scene with her first Eps released on Creamcake and PAN sub-label Codes. Her latest album Azure, released in December 2021 on AD93, truly illustrates her artistic mastery; the album showcases a delicate fusion of experiences, forms and functions, giving birth to a rich and ambitious soundscape. Each track elevates the listener somewhere between celestial spheres and solid ground thanks to their commanding bass and alluring melodies, an invitation to explore the boundaries of electronic music and delve into a captivating sonic journey. Her boundless talent and creativity undeniably place her at the forefront of the modern musical landscape.
Mika Oki is a visual artist, DJ and producer born in Paris. With her background in both sculpture and electroacoustic music, she explores the notion of intangible spaces and emotional landscapes through audiovisual installations. Crafting abstract textures and mental images that seamlessly intersect the macrocosms of club rhythm and ambient experimentation, she never shies away from mixing a 90s Dance anthem with an obscure Juke track, harmoniously blending ostensibly disparate and conflicting elements. Drawing from a large-scale musical spectrum, her mixes oscillate, both physically and emotionally, between UK Bass, IDM, Acid, Jazz, Industrial and Electroacoustic.
To celebrate the release of Azure, SKY H1 and Mika Oki created a new audiovisual performance that transposes the album’s meditative content into a mesmerizing experience. Mika Oki’s visual installation offers a subtle scenography of light, projections, smoke and shadows that mimics the visual inspiration underpinning SKY H1’s latest opus.
Belgian sound artist SKY H1 and French visual artist, DJ and producer Mika Oki both explore, in their own way, the complex emotional facets of contemporary life.
Azure (AD 93, 2021)
The two artists are continuously exploring new means of musical expression; SKY H1 recently composed music for a film project, while Mika Oki manages LYL Radio’s Belgian branch.