Nkisi a.k.a Melika Ngombe Kolongo is known for rattling through dozens of tracks at breakneck speed, her mixes punctuated by African club beats and tinged by the jagged edges of gabber.
As co-founder of NON Records, whose raison d’etre is described as “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”, Nkisi’s ethos and music is imbued with a certain punk sensibility along with a political push back against conformity. Her DJ sets draw from a wide range of influenced forming a fast paced and exhilarating experience in the dance. Her production reflects deeply in these influences also and provide a sound that is equally relentless and evocative.
As well as performing at our Hope Works Saturday Night Rave, we’ve also partnered with Site Gallery to commission a brand new AV sound installation from Nkisi. A new durational sound installation and score as part of an ongoing investigation into invisible forces using sound will be near the train station and entitled “The Skin Of Time”.