IKOQWE - The Beginning, The Medium, The End And The Infinite . CD
Batida apresenta: IKOQWE
The Beginning, the Medium, the End and the Infinite
IKOQWE (pronounced ee-kok-weh) is a new project by Batida (aka Pedro Coquenão, the Angola-born, Lisbon-raised artist who ranks among the leading exponents of the new wave of African electronic music), and Luaty Beirão, aka Ikonoklasta, the Angolan rapper turned iconic activist.
IKOQWE’s inspiration comes from old school Hip Hop as much as from traditional Angolan music. The album (entitled “The Beginning, the Medium, the End and the Infinite” and due for release on March 5, 2021) includes drum machines, vocals in Angolan slang, Umbundu, Portuguese & English, discussions about neocolonialism, iniquities & falsified history, radio sounds, utopian solutions, and much more.
The album will be preceded by a 3-track single, Pele (‘Skin’), containing the album version, and remixes by afro house legend Bodhi Sattva and by UK ‘disco noir’ band MADMADMAD. A Pele music video will also be released, including some footage from IKOQWE’s first live performance.