Meshing hard techno and gabber beats with pan-African drum rhythms and pairing IDM electronics with juke house. Nkisi is a truly unique talent defying genre classification.
With formative interests in harder sounds such as gabba, trance and dark Belgian techno it wasn’t until she moved to London that she fully embraced the eclecticism of her personal taste. In the last couple of years, Nkisi’s radio shows on NTS and DJ sets at the Endless club-night have marked her out as a real original.
A co-founder of the NON Worldwide collective, set up with Chino Amobi and Angel Ho, which gives a platform to marginalised voices via its quarterly magazine, online portal and various musical projects, Nkisi is busy working on a new performance piece with artist Paul Maheke, as well as creating a new live show. Her musical MO, though, remains uncompromising: “I like the idea of getting people into a comfortable rhythm and then breaking it and going into another vibe.”