New > KOKOKO! > share single "Malembe" > headline XOYO, Ldn and Babadoum, Paris

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Share new single 

out now on Transgressive 

Return from triumphant US tour, one of NPR’s highlights of SXSW 

Upcoming headline dates at XOYO, London and Babadoum, Paris 

“KOKOKO! is an explosive collective that thrives on ingenuity”

“The soundtrack of Kinshasa's tomorrow”


“KOKOKO! excel at turning chaos into euphoria”

“On Liboso, elements of no wave, experimental Afro-house and musique concrète blend with the kind of modernized traditional music that has been performed in the bars and street parties of Kinshasa”
Resident Advisor

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.

‘Malembe’ KOKOKO! offered the following;

“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. The full schedule is below;

MAR 20 - Rockstore, Montpellier - France
MAR 21 - La Sirene, La Rochelle Normande - France
MAR 22 - Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers - France
MAR 23 - Le Florida, Toulouse - France
MAR 26 - Gewölbe, Köln - Germany 
MAR 27 - Gretchen, Berlin - Germany 
MAR 28 - ISC Club, Bern - Switzerland
MAR 29 - Musik Tanz Theater, Kriegs - Switzerland 
MAR 30 - Soukmachines, Vitry Sur Seine - France
MAR 31 - Radio Meud, La Clusaz - France
APR 04 - XOYO, London - UK
APR 06 - Babdoum, Paris - France
JUN 02 - All Points East, Victoria Park - UK

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