Bokoya – is a Jazz/Hip Hop band. The four musicians play together as if they grew up inside a drum machine. They improvise, shape, and develop beats in the electric field of repetition and variation. Once a groove starts to vibe and people nod their heads, the audience is invited to become part of a unique improvisation. Their first drop “Introducing: Bokoya“ is a call to the jazz and instrumental beat scene. Here they organically combine influences of instrumental beat producers and Hip Hop with the character of a breathing jazz quartet. At the core of each track lies an excerpt from a live session further produced collectively.
DRUMS & SPDS-X – LEON RAUM
KEYS & SYNTH– DARIUS HEID
TRUMPET & FLUGELHORN – FERDINAND SCHWARZ
GUITAR & BASS – LUKAS WILMSMEYER
The results are songs wandering between composition and mixtape. As a live band Bokoya created a strong and original concept of composing on the spot, performing unheard songs on the stage. Between disciplined funk patterns, a haunting solo might appear, leading the way into a beautiful ambient soundscape. Colorful grooving and floating atmospheres are built with the vibe and response of the audience. Surely – every Bokoya performance will take you for a ride.
RONA KILLED OUR DREAM OF TOURING THE WORLD.
DESIGNED BY JENS ROTH & JEREMIAS DIEKMANN.
“Kaktus is a little spaced out, still spiky and full of love. Might be slightly inspired by two of our favourite Johns.”
OVER-NITE(s) is a story of opening doors and entering rooms to explore a world of different productions, vocals and sensations. Be yourself a room-boy and take a look at all spaces.
An ongoing cooperation of Wadada Records with various artists and illustrator Jens Roth.
THESE 19 MINUTES OF IMPROVISED MUSIC WERE RECORDED WITH PRODUCER GIANNI BREZZO ON JANUARY 3RD 2020. WE HAD FIVE HOURS IN STUDIO AN NO INITIAL PLAN. ALTOUGH WE MET GIANNI FOR THE FIRST TIME, IT FELT VERY NATURAL TO WORK WITH HIM. WE INSTANTLY FELL IN LOVE WITH HIS UNIQUE SOUND. MUCH LOVE.Remember Me by Bokoya
GUITAR, BASS – LUKAS WILMSMEYER
DRUMS, PERCUSSION – LEON RAUM
TRUMPET, SYNTH – FERDINAND SCHWARZ
KEYS, SYNTH-BASS – DARIUS HEID
PRODUCED BY BOKOYA & GIANNI BREZZO.
RECORDED & MIXED BY GIANNI BREZZO.
MASTERED BY LEON MACHE.
ARTWORK – JENS ROTH & JEREMIAS DIEKMANN
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ARTWORKs BY JENS ROTH & JEREMIAS DIEKMANN
IN 2019 WE INVITED SOME FRIENDS AND PRODUCERS TO JOIN US ON TOUR. SINCE WE LOVE THEIR MUSICAL CHARACTERS, WE KINDLY ASKED THEM TO CREATE A REWORK OF OUR BEAT ‘TIGER-CRANE’. STOKED BY THE RESULTS WE WANTED TO EXPAND THE PROJECT AND INVITED MORE OF OUR FAVORITE BEATMAKERS TO REARRANGE THE MATERIAL. WE DECIDED TO BRING THEM TOGETHER AS AN EP RELEASE AND WANT TO SHARE THESE SONGS WITH YOU. ENJOY DANCING!Tiger Crane (Rework) by Bokoya
ALL TRACKS MASTERED BY LEON MACHE.
ARTWORK BY JENS ROTH & JEREMIAS DIEKMANN.
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„WE LOVE DILLA. WE LOVE PLAYING HIS BEATS FOR HOURS. THIS ARE FOUR MINUTES OF IT.“
OVER-NITE(S) IS A STORY OF OPENING DOORS AND ENTERING ROOMS TO EXPLORE A WORLD OF DIFFERENT PRODUCTIONS, VOCALS AND SENSATIONS. BE YOURSELF A ROOM-BOY AND TAKE A LOOK AT ALL SPACES.Bokoya – Detroit Madness by OVER-NITE(s)
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BOKOYA. PHOTO BY ROBERT WINTER.
FLOFILZ & BOKOYA AT CLUB SUBWAY, COLOGNE. PHOTOS BY DANIEL KOCH.