Kinshasa collective KOKOKO! Shares New Single 'Malembe'
Kinshasa collective KOKOKO! have unveiled brand new single ‘Malembe’, out now on Transgressive Records.
The song - which follows their critically acclaimed debut EP, Liboso - finds the group at their most electrifying, combining forward thinking and heavy grooves with a refreshing and raw electronic feel, held together with Makara Bianco’s energetic, idiosyncratic, vocal.
On the single, the band said, “Malembe means slowly, and Makara sings ‘slowly, hit/beat me up slowly’ then answers the backing vocals ‘you will kill me’ before singing ‘make sure you’re heard and understood’”
KOKOKO! are now back in Europe following a triumphant debut trip to the US which saw them pack out shows in New York, LA and San Francisco - and also emerge as one of the most talked about acts at this year’s SXSW, with NPR choosing them as one of their festival highlights. Next, the band start a European tour which ends with fast-selling headline dates at XOYO, London and Babadoum, Paris.