Position: Producer
Categories: Afrobeat, Experimental, Techno

Producer based in the UK.

Nkisi is the pseudonym of Melika Ngombe Kolongo, whose activities as a producer, live musician, DJ and curator are channels for an on-going investigation into invisible forces, using sound. Musically, this manifests in a captivating cross talk of African rhythms, uncompromising European hard dance tropes, foreboding synth melodies and a relentless, galvanising energy, as harnessed for her increasingly kinetic live performances. Nkisi co-founded NON WORLDWIDE, a collective of African and African diaspora musicians and honed her sonically marauding DJ style at London’s mythical Endless parties and through a monthly NTS residency.

Nkisi uses her sonic research to cross over genre and discipline, many of these sonic manifestations can be found in her sound installations and collaborative projects as ‘Initiation’, a radical and visceral interrogation of the AV show format in collaboration with visual artist Charlie Hope and ‘Sènsa’, a performance work developed alongside Paul Maheke & Ariel Ashbel Efraim.

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