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Makila, Chrisman’s hardcore homage
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Makila, Chrisman’s hardcore homage

PAM met Chrisman at the Rewire Festival 2022 in the Hague after an explosive show with label partner Ecko Bazz to talk about his musical journey and latest album Makila.

Troposphere 7, Congolese rockets and DIY electronics
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Troposphere 7, Congolese rockets and DIY electronics

Hakuna Kulala co-founder Rey Sapienz and K-pop experimentalist MB Jones use Jean-Patrice Keka Ohemba Okese’s DIY Congolese space program as inspiration for Troposphere 7, a dissident group with an undefinable sound.

The Afrorack, first experiments on DIY modular synthesizers
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The Afrorack, first experiments on DIY modular synthesizers

Back in 2019, an article was dedicated to Brian Bamanya’s Afrorack, Africa’s first DIY modular synthesizer. The inventor is now about to release his first album named after his creation via Ugandan label Hakuna Kulala. […]

Ecko Bazz announces debut album via Hakuna Kulala
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Ecko Bazz announces debut album via Hakuna Kulala

The Ugandan MC sets the tone of his upcoming bomb with “Mmaso”, an explosive techno-trap single.  Since his EP Tuli Banyo released via Hakuna Kulala in 2018, Ugandan rapper Ecko Bazz has challenged perceptions of […]

PAM Club: DJ Iche, the age of enlightenment
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PAM Club: DJ Iche, the age of enlightenment

In addition to her newly released mixtape (via Hakuna Kulala), queer artist with Kenyan and Tanzanian roots DJ Iche joins the PAM Club exercise with a groovy and authentic mix.

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Nyege Nyege puts bubbling on the map alongside De Schuurman
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Nyege Nyege puts bubbling on the map alongside De Schuurman

The Ugandan label has announced Bubbling Inside, a testament to the evolution of the Dutch genre from one of its most visionary producers.

Biga Yut is back with the futuristic Vamparina
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Biga Yut is back with the futuristic Vamparina

The Ugandan artist graces the Nyege Nyege sub-label with a new project built on surprising rhythms, adding a breath of fresh air in dancehall and electronic music. Biga Yut grew up in the ghettos of […]

Hakuna Kulala releases collaborative album Villaelvin
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Hakuna Kulala releases collaborative album Villaelvin

Behind the name Villaelvin hides a large number of artists belonging to the famous Ugandan collective and festival Nyege Nyege. In April 2019 improvising lyricist, producer and sound artist Elvin Brandhi moved into the ‘Villa’ […]