DJ and activist Kampire was there at the start of the Nyege Nyege Tapes insurgence. Performing mixes of powerful unheard underground sounds of Africa, at the inclusive nights in suburban Uganda, at Boutiq Electroniq. A format that did not exist previously, for young audiences in Uganda. She would attend those nights, before long taking to the decks herself. Her selection ranges from nostalgic and contemporary African sensibilities, through to faster-paced sometimes modified beats from diverse continental and diasporic traditions, such as the sounds Nyege Nyege Tapes are becoming known for.
Now imersed in the culture she help create, through the Nyege Nyege Tapes residency and studio and Boutiq Electroniq, her name is spreading like wild fire and kinships are being forged with multiple party crews. She’s on the tip of the tongue of Diplo, who has invited her to his curated stage at Sonar, and she is also playing select UK and European festivals this summer including Kelburn Garden Party.
Kampire benefits from her eye for the visual, as well as her ear for the required pace on the dancefloor, she is fully aware of her stance as a feminist in Uganda, and her aesthetic, 'Uganda ranking 163 out of 179 countries in United Nations' 2016 Gender Inequality Index'.
Various mixes from Kampire via Mixcloud:
Excellent article on Kampire's role in Electroniq Boutiq and the resulting Nyege Nyege Festival:
andrew[at]phantom-limb.co.uk (UK, EU)
Confirmed Dates 2018:
15 June: Sonar Festival
19 June: Summer Nostos
23 June: Strange Sounds From Beyond
29 June: Kelburn Garden Party
29 August : Atlas festival
08 September: Nyege Nyege