Cat No: TRANS785X

A1 Butu Ezo Ya
A2 Bazo Banga
A3 Donne Moi
A4 Motema Mabe
A5 Mokili
A6 Mokolo Likambu
B1 Kidoka
B2 Motoki
B3 Telema
B4 Nasali Nini
B5 Elingi Biso Te
B6 Salaka Bien

KOKOKO! The collective renowned for its daring sound, experimentations, rolling rhythms, stabbing melodies and powerful live shows comes back with a more electronic, upbeat sound, inspired by the nights of Kinshasa – DR Congo. BUTU, their upcoming album due 5th of July, means “the night” in lingala. The album’s idea is a deep and intense dive into the night of Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo, a noisy 17 million strong, chaotic and amazing city.

Makara sings to help people forget about their problems, the country’s problems for a bit, expressing frustrations through music too: my country doesn’t like me ‘elingi biso te” , my sweat hurts “motoki nanga pasi”, they are scared “Bazo Banga” , you will break your head “Kidoka” The world will shake “Mokili eko ningana” but still do it well “Salaka bien”.

Taking influences from the rich Congolese music, with a natural revolted tone, and with touches of Kuduro or Kwaito, in its own electronic post junk sound and sometimes distorted way, BUTU is made for letting go, for trance, for expressing frustration and anger sometimes, losing yourself.. It is busy like the streets, it is the capital’s night soundtrack, loud, energetic, surprising, driving, eccentric, intense like Kinshasa.

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Cat No: TRANS785X

A1 Butu Ezo Ya
A2 Bazo Banga
A3 Donne Moi
A4 Motema Mabe
A5 Mokili
A6 Mokolo Likambu
B1 Kidoka
B2 Motoki
B3 Telema
B4 Nasali Nini
B5 Elingi Biso Te
B6 Salaka Bien

KOKOKO! The collective renowned for its daring sound, experimentations, rolling rhythms, stabbing melodies and powerful live shows comes back with a more electronic, upbeat sound, inspired by the nights of Kinshasa – DR Congo. BUTU, their upcoming album due 5th of July, means “the night” in lingala. The album’s idea is a deep and intense dive into the night of Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo, a noisy 17 million strong, chaotic and amazing city.

Makara sings to help people forget about their problems, the country’s problems for a bit, expressing frustrations through music too: my country doesn't like me ‘elingi biso te” , my sweat hurts “motoki nanga pasi”, they are scared “Bazo Banga” , you will break your head “Kidoka” The world will shake “Mokili eko ningana” but still do it well “Salaka bien”.

Taking influences from the rich Congolese music, with a natural revolted tone, and with touches of Kuduro or Kwaito, in its own electronic post junk sound and sometimes distorted way, BUTU is made for letting go, for trance, for expressing frustration and anger sometimes, losing yourself.. It is busy like the streets, it is the capital’s night soundtrack, loud, energetic, surprising, driving, eccentric, intense like Kinshasa.

Cat No: TRANS785CD

1 Butu Ezo Ya
2 Bazo Banga
3 Donne Moi
4 Motema Mabe
5 Mokili
6 Mokolo Likambu
7 Kidoka
8 Motoki
9 Telema
10 Nasali Nini
11 Elingi Biso Te
12 Salaka Bien

KOKOKO! The collective renowned for its daring sound, experimentations, rolling rhythms, stabbing melodies and powerful live shows comes back with a more electronic, upbeat sound, inspired by the nights of Kinshasa – DR Congo. BUTU, their upcoming album due 5th of July, means “the night” in lingala. The album’s idea is a deep and intense dive into the night of Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo, a noisy 17 million strong, chaotic and amazing city.

Makara sings to help people forget about their problems, the country’s problems for a bit, expressing frustrations through music too: my country doesn't like me ‘elingi biso te” , my sweat hurts “motoki nanga pasi”, they are scared “Bazo Banga” , you will break your head “Kidoka” The world will shake “Mokili eko ningana” but still do it well “Salaka bien”.

Taking influences from the rich Congolese music, with a natural revolted tone, and with touches of Kuduro or Kwaito, in its own electronic post junk sound and sometimes distorted way, BUTU is made for letting go, for trance, for expressing frustration and anger sometimes, losing yourself.. It is busy like the streets, it is the capital’s night soundtrack, loud, energetic, surprising, driving, eccentric, intense like Kinshasa.

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Genre:Electronic Record Label:Trangressive Records Release Date:05/07/2024
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