TiKA's music is a rich soul tapestry of big vocals sitting over a tight, R&B production style representing a mix between the old and new, between Aretha and Solange. She is an artist, actor, creator, cultural producer, TV/online personality, activist, and advocate for the empowerment of female artists and creators. Complex Magazine listed TiKA as "One of the most prolific creatives in Toronto."
Jazzy, electro-soul instrumentals are a canvas for TiKA’s melodic contemplation, as her rich, at times raspy voice coils around funky synth oscillations and liquid drum grooves.
TiKA's love and passion has led to the release of two EPs attracting features in Complex, Elle, Ebony, Noisey, The Fader, CBC, The Source, and many other outlets. TiKA is receiving critical acclaim for her voice, her energy, her love, and her music, and has opened for major R&B heavyweights like John Legend and NAO.
In late 2015, TiKA spoke openly about her struggles with trauma and depression and created a body of work to encourage others going through the same. Her EP Cany On serves as a spiritual soundscape for anyone going through a healing process.
TiKA's debut album and short film will be released in the fall of 2018. Aptly titled Anywhere But Here, it serves as a brilliant example of her unique voice, as well as her distinctive resonance and personality as an artist. Produced by Redbull Montreal graduate and 24-year-old musical phenomenon Casey MQ, the album has an '8os inspired synth pop sound cleverly mixed with TiKA's velvety, emotional vocals.
Including her performances at SXSW 2018, TiKA is set to have a big year – and you don't want to miss it.
We can now announce that 2017 Luminato favourite Desiire is returning this year to open for TiKA. His mixture of sultry vocals and laid back lyrics sets the perfect mood for TiKA’s music.
No matter what I am going through, I always want to convey love and light in my music. My lyrics are dark because my reality has been dark. My sound stays in the light. I want people to know that the light is always attainable.
Opening Act: Desiire
Desiire is a Congo born, Toronto based Singer/Songwriter who fuses R&B, Soul, Hip Hop & Jazz to create music that is rich with moody simplicity and layered melodies. Known for his soulful vocals and 90's visual revivalism, the singer creates a live show full of inspirations from around the world to accompany his vivid musical landscape.