Cape Town is in for an exciting and refreshing jolt to the heart. Kajama – “the sister duo carving out space and finessing plurality” – are set to treat us with their debut Cape Town performance on Wednesday evening at Eko II, an event that’ll be hosted at a relatively new, dynamic gallery and performance space called Upstairs on Bree.
The event is the second instalment from Eko Label – an independent South African music and art collective co-founded by the ever-evolving Cape Town based musician and producer, Thor Rixon. Eko II will be a night of live experimental electronic music – where the focus is on celebration and appreciation. Highlighting this, the audience is encouraged to be seated (and even advised to bring their own cushions).
Adding their distinctive future-soul sound to the mix, Kajama will play alongside French musician, producer and DJ David Mears, a figure who’s visited South Africa before, previously performing at Afrikaburn (2016 and 2017) and at the annual Dustoff Party, which took place last Friday at ColorBox Studios in Paarden Eiland.
Fresh from being one of the supporting acts for Tom Misch at a Cape Town International Jazz Festival satellite event at the GoodLuck Bar in Johannesburg – local beat-wizard Micr.Pluto also joins the line-up. Known as Tshego Nyatlo by day, Micr.Pluto runs Johannesburg label Subterranean Wavelength when he’s not performing, the label where Kajama finds their home.
The final spot on the Eko II line-up goes to Thor Rixon, who will be hosting the evening, off of the recent release of his widely-acclaimed third album Songs From The Bath.
If you’re in Cape Town this week, be sure to make your way to Upstairs on Bree on Wednesday for Eko II, where there will be no scarcity of immaculate performances. Just simply sit back, relax and appreciate.
Listen to Kajama’s debut EP, Polarity Prism below, and don’t forget to check out the feature we wrote on their genre-bending, groove-drenched sound.
Eko II kicks off at 19:30, presold tickets are available here.