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.
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love Zeun Ya Yop! playlisting it on Secousse radio and can’t wait to drop it in the mix! – Etienne Tron (Secousse)
I always look forward to promos from Rebel Up. – Bob Hill (Ilicit Grooves Radio)
This sunday afternoon until evening, Rebel Up curates @ Albert Culture, on the rooftop of Albertina bibliotheque (Mont des Arts / Kunstberg) with eclectic dj sets by SebCat, Susobrino and RaqL x Didi of Tropical DJipsies B2B set.
See you there in the sunshine?
From 15h to 22h, bar & restaurant. FREE ENTRANCE Before 17h entrance @ Kunstberg 28 Mont des Arts After 17h entrance @ Museumplein 1 Place de la Musée FB event here.
Friday 28.05 we have a new release out by german jazz/groove band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble from Cologne, Germany. The album ‘Mamari’ is a trip into afrobeat and afro cuban sounds, about positivity, climate and social issues.
Out on double vinyl gatefold, CD and digital. Listen below via our Bandcamp or buy in our shop. Streaming on these platforms.
Also on 28.05 evening they will do a livestream concert in Cologne, see FB event.
On 4 May we did a live videochat interview with Congolese musician Jupier Bokondji of band Jupiter & Okwess in Kinshasa about their new album ‘Na Kozonga’ (Everloving Records) and an interview with Lebanon producer Chahine (Out Of Nations) and filmmaker Hassan El Khatib about a critical political song/video. Also tunes by Malian blues master Samba Touré and a new ecological EP by German jazz band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble, a fundraiser for a reforestation project in Bahia, Brazil.
Ghana artist Ayuune Sule has his new album out since last friday. The Frafra title ‘Putoo Katare Yire’ translates as ‘Wickedness has no home’ and is released in a 3 label collaboration by Rebel Up, Makkum Records and Red Wig.
Pure kologo soul and Frafra afropop power from Northern Ghana, recorded at Francis Ayamga’s Top Link Studio, featuring guest vocals by Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah (African Head Charge), Prince Buju, Florence Adone, Fausty Amoa Mabile, Kwame Sko and DK. It’s a catchy and energetic album about education, good advice, spirituality and against evil doing.
You can now order the album digitally, on vinyl or CD via our Bandcamp.
Also available on all streaming platforms and our Soundcloud.
Here is our latest Rebel Up Nightshop episode for April via Radio Campus Bruxelles & Rhythm Passport.
Lots of new sounds and albums of the month by Joãozinho Morgado (Turma da Bênção), Roforofo Jazz, Abelardo Carbono & Meridian Brothers, CHEB, Omar Sosa, Stella Chiweshe, Ayuune Sule, Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble, Electric Jalaba, DJ Click & Hamadcha de Fes, Habibi Funk, Praktika, DJ Black Low and more! Tune in below >>>