March 4th, 2011
March 9th, 2010
The vinyl is in and the first few copies have been shipped out!!!
Here is a free promo track from the album:
You can also see Lokua’s Violence Jack video below.
Preview other tracks and order your copy directly from us HERE
February 10th, 2010
November 7th, 2009
It has been almost a year and a half since the release of “Trails” most which Lokua spent honing his craft in a suburban basement on the outskirts of Chicago and performing more than weekly in various Chicago venues. At this point, there does not exist a corner of electronic music Lokua has not yet made his own and the release is a reflection of this. A great variety of styles are brought together with a strong and coherent narrative structure and a unique “Lokua sound”.
This is a horrifically dark, enigmatic and twisted side of Lokua. Yet the sublime, and at times tender, finesse makes one wish that the sun never shone and we were eternally trapped in the subterranean dungeon of his sick nightmare. Many daemons have been unleashed over the past few years and quite a few extra-terrestrial spirits summoned in order to channel the energy towards a greater musical good that starts out as a soundtrack to your life and slowly becomes life itself.
May 2nd, 2009
The following cast is a combination of two live sets by Lokua performed at Morseland on Chicago’s North Side for the Weekly series Heartbeats. The first half of the cast (00:00-22:24) took place on March 25 and phases from grass-roots-hip hop to electro jazz-funk to space-krunk. The second half (22:25-49:34) actually took place on an earlier date (March 18) and is highly improvisational, stylistically ranging from ambient-experimental to a minimal tech-house sort of sound.
These sets have also been featured on Solipsistic Nation along with an interview and two extra studio tracks.
February 23rd, 2009
January 12th, 2009
04/27/11: FluiD (Live), Dreamlogicc (Live), video by Gravity Max
05/04/11: Garo (Live), Dario Ecks, video by Machinist
05/11/11: Antiphase, Qbot (?), video TBD
05/18/11: Yaroslove, Andrew Solomon, M50 (?), video by Machinist
05/25/11: Hakim Murphy, Chicago Skyway
The Sound Conspiracy
Dojo VS Twitch
The Abominable Twitch
Elevation AKA Dee Jay Uncle EL
Tall Black Guy
Makers Of Sense
Franco De Leon
Walter Vandell Harris
Tevo T. Howard
The Great Mundane
Murry The Magnificent
Mexicans With Guns
We Are Aliens
Mark Hardy (Ottoman Vampire)
DJ Chip Chop
Five Step Path
DJ Jean Shorts
Rice The Sound Transmitter
September 9th, 2008
Here is a two part mix of classic hip hop instrumentals featuring some of my biggest inspirations like DJ Premier, Pete Rock, RZA, Large Professor, J-Dilla, Molemen, Diamond D, etc. Most tracks are from the mid to late 90s but there quite a few from the late 80s and 00s. I apologize for not providing a track-list but if you want to know what’s what, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the time the track occurs and I will do my best to honor your request.
May 12th, 2008
Yet another blast from the past live set, this time accompanied by an in depth (and up-to-date) interview…
Slow Children: What was the sky like when you were young?
Lokua: The sky was a visual soundtrack for imagination. Even now i still go to the park and lay down and pretend that Iâ€™m hanging from the universe’s ceiling looking down on the sky, something like reverse gravity, the sky is a bottomless pit. Before I had thought about things like an ever-expanding universe or infinity it was all right there in front of me. I didn’t need to think to experience wonder, just had to look.
SC: Bubble helmet ah? …And what about colors?
April 7th, 2008
download zip file of the release
Lokua (Joshua Keckner) is a master of melody, texture and mood. Many are yet to experience this musician’s full scope of ability. Lokua’s earlier works consist largely of down-tempo instrumental hip-hop. Recent works branch out to include a large scope of electronic genres with a significant amount of dance material. Lokua’s sound is characterized by the richness and sincerity of its emotional content with even the danciest of tracks retaining a deep, cerebral sophistication.
A Chicago native, Lokua has fully embraced and embodied his environment. His sound is deeply rooted in the city’s music and social history and his countless live performances are imbued with contemporary yet authentic and raw Chicago culture. With a back catalog of tracks hovering in the thousands (including a number of conceptually-complete albums) and new ones being produced daily, we can look forward to a great variety of music releases in the near (as well as distant) future.
links: Lokua’s myspace contact: lokua *At* momentsound *Dot* com
cover art by ac.jazz
January 28th, 2008
October 19th, 2007
August 16th, 2007
Here is part of a live set I performed on Aug. 8, 2007 at Dulcenea in Wicker Park. The set is divided in two parts, the first being strictly tech-house and the second hip-hop/boom bap/dumb-n-bass/emo-krunk, whatever you want to call it. Let me know what you think!
Peace and shout out to Garo, Slava, and M50 for getting the dance floor amped before I played:) – couldn’t have asked for a better set up. I’d also like to thank Psymbolic for having us play Onomatopoeia again, not to mention every one who came out to support and shake their stankin’ asses! I LOVE YOU!!!
a few pictures from the show:
July 3rd, 2007
All sets were recorded live on July 1st @ Subterranean, 2011 North Ave Chicago IL except for Garo’s set recorded live on June 31 @ Morseland (1218 Morse, Chicago IL).
all of the sets were mastered by Slava for Moment Mastering