NEWS: Pulsating Diverse New Jazz Collective – Cykada Introduce The First Single To Their Upcoming Debut Album

Packed with infectious energy, Cykada have spawned from a collusion of members from London’s most exciting Jazz Collectives’, in Ezra Collecvtive, Maisha, and Myriad Forest. Forming the band is Cykada is Jamie Benzies (Bass), Tile Gigichi-Lipere (Keys/Programming), Timmy Doyle (Drums), Axel Kaner-Lidstrom (Trumpet), James Mollison (Saxophone) and Javi Perez (Guitar). Tile’s dynamic role within the team places’ him in charge of programming, processing as well as, modifying the sounds of the instruments, which are vital in forming their contagious sound.

The collective’s debut album titled – ‘Cykada’ is an energetic bomb of unique style and immersion. It engages distant poles, analogue worlds crashing with electronics, eastern influences crossing with western, harmonising nostalgic moments with dancefloor bangers. There are so many inspirations that it may seem impossible to unite them, however they make it happen, creating layers of devastation, beauty and intrigue.

The band are happy to share the first single ‘ Ophelia’s Message’ and announce their debut album set for the 22nd March.

Stream Ophelia’s Message below:

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NEWS: African Inspired Collective – KOKOROKO Preview New Track ‘Uman’ and Announce Debut EP


In spite very little recorded music together with the 8-piece African highlife influenced band; KOKOROKO has managed to amass a huge following of edger listeners who seem to in awe of their vibe. Making themselves known to the world with the heart-warming piece ‘Abusey Junction’ which has seen over 16 million plays on YouTube, and over 3.5 million plays on Spotify. With KOKOROKO debut EP release set for March 6th, they have released the single track ‘Uman’.

Have listen below, and pre-order the EP: