Isgubhu: Coco Em

Isgubhu: Coco Em

“The African dance and electronic scene is always constantly shifting and evolving,” Kenyan DJ and cinematographer Coco Em tells Apple Music. “In my own city, Nairobi, options for music and cultural education have been boosted by organizations such as Santuri East Africa, who offer electronic music education curriculums and push for exploration of culture and alternative expression in the scene. I believe for a scene to thrive, honest and raw artist expression must be encouraged, mentored, and supported.” In an exclusive takeover of our Isgubhu playlist, Coco Em earmarks 25 of her most energizing favorites from Nazar, Slikback, DBN Gogo, Asna, and more. “This playlist encompasses the energy, expectation, excitement, and nervousness of a post-COVID music journey, as well as the frustration of the unpredictability of our world. I am addicted to the joyous feelings a solid dance track brings me. My taste is slowly evolving into a darker groove coated with texture and with familiar percussion and bass sounds; the blends that come out of this mash-up fulfill the need within me to dance and to also be completely engulfed by raging bass frequencies. I hope this shakes you up and makes you dance!”

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