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Karen Nyame KG For Cult Classic Radio
KG is a producer and DJ based in London. Known for her unique mixing style she’s been dubbed the “Goddess of Rhythm”. KG’s approach to Afrodiasporic club music is nuanced, crossing over a wide range of geographies and genres. Her mix shows off her love for a sensual r&b vocal merged perfectly into melodic drums. 45 minutes of pure dancefloor romance.
CC: How would you describe your mix?
KG: An amalgam of sweet R&B jams and Afro-Diasporic House grooves. I tend to mix the rough with the smooth in general with my mixes – I love the feelings and or/emotions these genres evoke.
CC: What are some of the objects or images that you chose to represent this mix?
KG: These images are really indicative of the sounds I am pushing in the mix, the depth, the evolution of Black culture, wanted to convey the majestic/ futuristic side of African music from Queens to Warriors, to Deities – the sensual side is the R&B, tributing a few of my favourite artists and their cultural impact.
CC: How are you feeling today?
KG: Feeling pretty content, I tend to wind down in the evenings and ground myself. My days are pretty hectic!
CC: Do you have a favorite food or snack to eat while working on a mix or creative project?
KG: Oh yes gotta have Haribos or anything sweet! Plantain Chips are my go to also haha!
CC: What are your wishes for the future? Is there anything that you are working on right now that you are excited about?
KG: Very excited to expand and grow as an artist / producer / performer. There are other sides of me that I’m still eager to express. I want to soundtrack lives, experiences, create moments out of my work audio wise and visually. I start work on my album from October and will delve deeper into other musical aspects of myself – however of course still retaining that ‘KG’ essence. My musical range goes beyond the expectations of many so I am looking forward to showing more of that in this forthcoming project.
CC: Favorite BPM?
KG: Between 115 &125
CC: What is your best dance floor memory?
KG: Two very emotionally provoking and beautiful moments in my life thus far:
1. My debut at CTM Festival, Berlin, Berghain (2020) – the crowd energy was electric – that exchange was so spiritual. I haven’t felt anything like it – the crowd was ready to absorb my rhythms and grooves – it was like some sort of Afro House utopia, with so many random, twists and turns (I tend to mix like that a lot LOL), the crowd was ready for the ride! I truly felt the love during my set.
2. KG & Friends, London (2021) My Sensei II release party was momentous because the previous year was so heavy, dark for us all. This was a true release of joy, celebration, love in real time. Being able to hold my community in my arms and thank them individually for their support. Being able to share my music with them and have them receive it in such a beautiful way – yooo that night brought me to tears. Unforgettable!
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