Africa, POWERFUL UNHEARD UNDERGROUND SOUNDS OF AFRICA
"Supreme, ass-shaking music!" - DJ Shiva aka Noncompliant
"One of the region's best up-and-coming DJs " - residentadvisor.net
"Kampire travels in music and shakes sound systems across Africa, influenced by the booty / tropical bass and new electro trends on the continent." musicinafrica.net
DJ and activist in equal measure, Kampire embraced the early Boutiq Electroniq in Uganda, catering to the burgeoning youth population discovering the value of self expression, using new access to technology creating their own subcultures. Her sound is a hybrid, interpretations of traditional East African music - powerful, speaker-shaking soundwaves and fierce energy.
DJ and activist Kampire was present at the start of the Nyege Nyege insurgence. Performing mixes of powerful unheard underground sounds of Africa, at the inclusive nights in suburban Uganda, at Boutiq Electroniq, a format not existing previously, for emerging youth 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 immersed in the culture she help create, through the Nyege Nyege Tapes residency and studio and Boutiq Electroniq, her name is spreading like wildfire 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'.