Stellar rap in Swahili and Luganda, set to crazy beats.
MC Yallah hails from Kenya, lives and works in Kampala, Uganda, and is signed with the brand-new label Hakuna Kulala, a sub-label of the renowned Nyege Nyege Tapes – organisers of the Nyege Nyege Festival, which takes place a stone’s throw from the source of the Nile. MC Yallah recorded her debut record at Nyege Nyege’s Boutiq Studio together with the French producer Debmaster, renowned for his crazy beats.
The combo of Debmaster’s beats and MC Yallah’s baaanging vocals – a mix of Luganda and Swahili – results in sonic fireworks: Resident Advisor called the duo’s intense live performance at Unsound in Poland "one of the five most important performances of the year". Now they’re touring Europe and will soon be bringing their brand of powerful, futuristic rap to our rooftop. Prepare for fire!
Rrita Jashari is of the founders of the Brussels-based 54KOLAKTIV and 54Sound, a Jamaican style handcrafted soundsystem. She’s also programmer at VK Concerts in Molenbeek and a resident DJ at Kiosk Radio. In her sets, she likes to make people discover music by blending sounds from various eras and areas, ranging from experimental, ethnical and underground music to dancefloor hits or even more poppy music. No music purism!
Mika Oki is a visual artist, DJ and producer born in Paris, most likely under a full moon. With a background in sculpture and electro-acoustic music, she explores the notion of intangible spaces and emotional landscapes through AV installations, music and mixes. As a DJ, Mika Oki knows how to surprise dance floors and other art spaces (at festivals like Dekmantel or Les Garages Numériques) with a selection ranging from jungle, uk bass and gqom to dark electro, mesmerizing trance and heavy EBM. By animating a wide range of voice samples, experimental sounds, electroacoustic music extracts and ambient textures, she plays like a sculptor with a duty to create an unsettling atmosphere. She also heads the Brussels chapter of LYL Radio from Brasserie Atlas to your ears and the rest of the world.