Gigi Jikia, aka HVL is an electronic music producer from Tbilisi, Georgia.
First coming to attention as a member of the Okinawa Lifestyle duo in 2009, Bassiani and Horoom resident HVL has become a leading voice of the thriving techno movement centered around Tbilisi’s club scene. Since starting his solo career in 2013, HVL has been busy exploring a more diverse range of genres and styles.
His solo releases which have appeared on underground outposts like Bassiani Records, Rough House Rosie, Tabernacle Records and Organic Analogue have proven his taste which is also reflected in his live performances and DJ sets.
Jikia’s outstanding debut Ostati LP on Organic Analogue Records (2018), intended as a manuscript of the sound of Tbilisi, is a seductive update on HVL’s dynamics, centered on outboard house and techno with a noticeably understated mood.