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Last updated : 17/05/2016
Belgium-raised, London-based producer and DJ Melika Ngombe Kolongo is Nkisi. Her high-octane style fuses various danceable forms, from gabber to doomcore to Central and West African club tracks. She is the co-founder of NON WORLDWIDE, a collective of artists from Africa and the African diaspora whose releases are oriented towards loosening gridlocked hegemonies. Nkisi is a regular at London’s Endless club night, and as a producer, she fashions densely layered, obstinate tracks designed to trigger and question collective memories.
NON is a collective of African artists, and of the diaspora, using sound as their primary media, to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society, and in turn distribute power. The exploration of ‘non, prior to the adjective, gives intel into the focus of the label, creating sound opposing contemporary canons.