The band was born in Kinshasa when Makara Bianko, débruit and a group of musicians from the Ngwaka neighbourhood met. They rehearsed and recorded together in a self made studio made of material gathered around. After one month of playing and creating new sounds they improvised a block party on a building site of the Kato street ghetto, that would be the 1st performance of KOKOKO! And will define the collective that also includes art performers and dancers.
“KOKOKO! excel at turning chaos into euphoria” Pitchfork “Energetic and explosive... inspiring a thriving alternative dance” TED Global
“KOKOKO! is an explosive new musical collective that thrives on ingenuity” TIME
“Get to know the soundtrack of Kinshasa's tomorrow, a powerful protest project... KOKOKO!” i-D
“This is more than survival. This is genius” AFROPUNK
Tony Njoku is a British-Nigerian electronic music producer and songwriter from London. His self-penned and produced songs have been described as ‘strikingly evocative soundscapes, managing to make even the shortest pop songs sound like epic adventures.’
Tony has been building a lot of momentum over the past few years, from UK/EU tours to supporting acts like Gaika, Anna Von Hauswolff and Rival Consoles to playing the main stage at Green Man Festival (which featured acts like James Blake, Laura Marling and Belle and Sebastian as headliners).
Last year Tony released his second album H.P.A.C. to positive reviews and feedback from Mojo, Wonderland, FACT Mag, DIY Magazine, MixMag, Gilles Peterson and many others.