Definition of Heyoka: The word Heyoka refers to the Lakota concept of a contrarian, jester, satirist or sacred clown (wikipedia.org). Heyoka are thought of as being backwards-forwards, upside-down, or contrary in nature. This spirit is often manifest by doing things backwards or unconventionally — riding a horse backwards, wearing clothes inside-out, or speaking in a backwards language.
Andrei a.k.a Heyoka could not have come up with a more suitable artist name, as he certainly takes every known sonic principle and flips them upside down. A lover of South Park, deemsters, and Burning Man, Heyoka certainly loves the unconventional lifestyle. The sounds that make up his music are, to say the least, not of this world.
Heyoka describes his music as “alienpuke-glitchwhomp-hopdubcore.” I know it may sound weird, but if aliens were to ever land on earth we would probably be able to best communicate with them by playing Heyoka’s music. His deep bubbling, juicy gargling beats will make your skin melt like a Salvador Dali painting. But don’t take my word for it, listen for yourself.
Heyoka’s newest album, entitled Marklar, named after a South Park episode where Stan and Kyle land on a planet where aliens refer to all people, places, and things as marklar, is available to buy and download on Addictech.com. Heyoka raises the stakes with this album, experimenting with genres such as drum n bass and bringing an even more organized chaos to his absolutely insane beats. Marklar is fresh, original, and completely mind-blowing. Heyoka defines “unique” by never conforming his sound, and us marklars could not be more grateful.
Check out a few of my favorites from Marklar:
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