Bristol-based vocalist Chiyaka dropped her stunning Descend EP this summer. The six-track EP creates a unique depth of space with floating ballads that Chikaya calls ‘cosmic trap’. It’s been receiving love from Bristol and beyond, with instagram support from Tricky and getting the top spot on Jamz Supernova’s Top 5 EPs on Radio 1Xtra.
Working with a ghost producer, who remains anonymous by choice, Chikaya’s vocals intertwine so harmoniously with the production that it’s hard to separate the two, with both elements giving each other plenty of room to breathe, whilst simultaneously enhancing the other. This is not a vocalist singing over a pre-prescribed track, this is poetry.