Weheartbeat presents Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party: Our five questions with Zikomo

For this year’s Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party hosted by Weheartbeat and the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, we’re doing something really interesting for all our beat heads and electronic music fans. There are five international acts at this year’s Bloc Party and to give you some more insights on these artists, we sent them five questions to find out more about them, their plans and their thoughts on the Bloc Party.

We caught up with Long Beach, California based producer, Zikomo, who is known for his unique bounce, fluid electronic beats approach and his eclectic sets. He has built up a very strong reputation in underground beats scene in LA and he is gearing up to wow his South African fans with his music and sets. check out the interview below.

Describe your artistry and what you do in 5 words.
What I do in five words.
1.Produce Fire
2. Wear a Mask
3.Watch anime
4. Play video games
5. I am Groot

What is the one thing, lesson or experience do you want people to get from your music?
The music that I make regardless of whether it is in the form of a remix/edit or an original composition is a representation of myself.

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You are performing at this year’s Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party, what can we expect from your performance?
An all EDM and Bluegrass set. Haha, I’m kidding. I’m gonna keep that a secret but all I’m gonna say is prepare your bodies.

What are you looking forward to see, experience and learn in South Africa?
I’m looking forward to seeing everything and submerging myself in the culture. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to come out and perform for you guys and I look forward to learning more about the community. Also looking forward to the food.

Where can people follow and connect with you online?
You can connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, or Soundcloud.

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Catch Zikomo at the Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party. Get your tickets here.

For more details and updates on the Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party, follow Weheartbeat on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Nkululeko Nkosi Creative entrepreneur, self-starter and writer are some of the words you can use to describe me. Inspired by the grit, rawness and passion you often find in underground and alternative culture. Based in the greatest city in Africa, Johannesburg.


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