Discovery: Niki Black

Niki Black is an experimental electro artist of Iranian-American heritage with a love of theology.

By Graeme Smith

We discovered Niki through her ethereal new track Not Coming Up. There’s an obvious comparison between her music and similar female producers like Grimes but what intrigued me most was the Moby-style elements giving Not Coming Up a gospel feel.

Given Niki’s interest in theology, it’s hardly surprising there would be a touch of the religious in her sound. Not Coming Up is at its heart the story of a human relationship but in the background there seems to be an exploration of Niki’s relationship with God which really gives the track some interesting layers and replay value.

Check it out for yourself below.