AUG 2 / Tolhuistuin
“We dig electronic music a lot,” the band detail in their introductory video 'We are KOKOKO!'. “But as we have no machines to produce that sound, we create electronic instruments of our own.” The Congolese collective were so good at Lente Kabinet, that we just had to invite them back for more. Making their debut at Dekmantel Festival, the percussive funk gang — featuring French producer débruit — are a live African-electronic group built around makeshift instruments recycled from what they found in every day life, including a type-writer tambourine machine, a toaster (not sure what it does yet, but it makes noise), and a whole rang of tin cans, plastic bottles and more. Far from being an Afro- Stomp, these guys dig rhythm, far-out sounds, and funk. Their music is described as being “tekno kintueni”, and are a must-see band in the flesh, due to their innate ability to hypnotise and wow people over with their general madder-than-mad-shit sound.