Last thursday we had another Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio, with SebCat and special guest Ibaaku from Dakar, Senegal. Global sounds on a deep afro vibe, from melodic moods to heavy bass. Ibaaku also played some tunes from his new album Neo Dakar vol.1.
Our latest Nightshop show for June 2021 is online. 3 hours of new global sounds and releases for the worldwide scene. 4 songs of the day from Colombia to Martinique and Colombia-meets-Brazil and a Palestinian song. Our albums of the month first take us to Africa with folk sounds from the Comores islands on Glitterbeat, southern Moroccan Amazigh blues music by Hassan Wargui (Hive Mind), Mdou Moctar’s tamashek rock album (Matador), Les Pythons de la Fournaise and their maloya & sega sounds (Catapulte) and Brussels female duo Mazima and their modern afropop children songs. Some strong jazz, afrobeat & afro cuban funk by Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble (Rebel Up) and a Jamie Branch live album in fiery jazz mood (International Anthem) In a more tropical mood with the roots-dub-cumbia by Krak In Dub (Galletas Calientes) and the compilation Club Coco selected by Coco Maria with lots of new latin artists and EP by Cameroon producer Nkom Bivoué in afrohouse and bass sounds. Tune in via mixcloud, all info & tracklisting can be found there 🙂
Nkom Bivoué is a young Cameroon DJ/Producer based in the capital Yaoundé. After obtaining his master’s degree in Financial Management and Accounting, he decided to focus on music production. In 2016 he effectively started to learn computer assisted music. Six months later he produced his first demos (beats). It is only in January 2019 that he publishes his very first professional single, “Akelekui Tche” which in his native Beti language (one of the main languages of Cameroon) means “Until Morning”. He then released a second single, “Interstellar Anthem” with Austrian label Leisure Music Production in August 2019. After the release of several remixes in late 2019 and early 2020, he released his very first EP, “From The Stars” (6 tracks). hn august 2020 he released a track on the African Electronic Diaspora compilation on Rebel Up and he ended that year with a new EP, “Processus” and a single “No Lele”, in collaboration with the Ghanaian vocal artist Sizeless.
His new EP “Before Zeun Ya Yop” serves as a taste to his forthcoming album Zeun Ya Yop, which is filled with afrohouse, gqom, bass and afro EDM, to be released in July on his own Bandcamp artist page, follow him here >> nkombivoue.bandcamp.com
Nkom Bivoué’s style is singular and new, which consists of mixing the rhythms and grooves of various African cultures with the sounds of EDM. But it is much more than Afro EDM, in fact it is his own unique Afro Euphoric Dance Music. He does not follow the trend, but listens to his heart and soul to generate unique emotions, through beautiful melodies. These oscillate well between festive,dancing moods and those inspiring or even meditative. As he likes to say, he is a “free thinker” and is even more so when it comes to creating and editing music. He often adds to this by saying “I don’t follow the trend but I do what I feel”. It is in this order of ideas, that he created a whole rather intriguing persona, where he represents a being, Extraterrestrial native of a distant planet called Sirún. He considers his fans as Sirúnians.
‘Curupira’ is the 2nd single by German jazz ensemble Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble as part of their upcoming album ‘Mamari’ on 28 May. Curupira is a mythological creature that was known for being able to communicate with the inhabitants of the forest, notably alarming them about danger.
The song starts with the sounds of an awakening rainforest slowly flowing into a lively groove of the jungle, that musically depicts all its power and diversity. However, the forest is burning and we are calling Curupira to come help us. The Baritone solo depicts the arrival of the demonic figure. The jungle sounds appear again but are quickly drowned out by the arrival of humans and the sounds of machines cutting the trees. Vocals and spoken word by Nora Beisel.
The remix by German-Ghanaian producer Lee Bass (Gato Preto) takes Curupira to a different level. The drop is definitely another wake up call. While making you dance, the remix puts the message right to the front alarming the listener about the ecological collapse.
This single serves as a fundraiser to support a reforestation project in Brazil – Resgate Climático. To actively protect and reforest land in Bahia that once used to be pristine rainforest. Under the current political circumstances and the record wildfires in the country, their work has become more important than ever.
on the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day *, Rebel Up, Tropical DJipsies, Sahara Kitchen, Giraffes & Penguins & Julie Menuge Textile Design are organizing a “Super Mix Veritable” livestream from the window at the Julie Menuge shop, with D’s & artists.
With Tropical DJipsies duo, Raquel Almeida, Heal Estate, Strike Sister choir andEstelle Baldé (live set songwriter), from 13H – 19H30
@ Rue Blaes 154 (close to Place Jeu des Balles / Vossenplein) livestreaming via: