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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Congolese electronic collective KOKOKO! are following up their 2019 debut record, Fongola, with a uniquely self-crafted instrumental version of the record that encapsulates the groups DIY spirit. Handmade in Kinshasa, DRC ahead of their 2019 world tour, KOKOKO! built 8 bespoke 12" "playable sleeves" to house the soon to be released Fongola Instrumentals white label release.

Built by the band in their workshop, there are only 8 editions worldwide of the stringed metal contraptions, with just 7 made available in key worldwide independent stores on February 5, alongside a strictly limited run of white-label vinyl (300-only). They will be given away randomly to purchasers of the white label during the week of release in selected independent stores globally. Australian fans have to chance to score a copy from Rocksteady Records in Melbourne.

The Fongola Instrumentals will also be available on all streaming services on the same day (Friday, February 5). The record puts the incredible musicality of KOKOKO! on full, uncompromising show. Their impeccably assembled beats and a hyper-distinctive blend of organic and electronic pulsing grooves made their recent breakout one of the alternative world's most gripping of recent times, with an uncompromising and entrancing live show to match.


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