French-Congolese Afro-Punks TSHEGUE to Release New EP
'Telema' EP lands on June 19 on Ekleroshock.
French-congolese afro-punks TSHEGUE will release their new EP next month.
TSHEGUE is the collaboration of Congolese singer Faty Sy Savanet and French-Cuban producer Nicolas Dacunha. The band’s name is a slang word for the boys who gather on the streets of Kishasa, Faty’s home before she moved to Paris. Only a few weeks ago, they released “The Wheel,” their first new music since their debut EP, Survivor, in 2017. The single came with a video for “The Wheel” and a DJ Marfox remix.
“The Wheel” and the Marfox remix appear on this new EP alongside three other tracks. Alongside the announcement, the duo shared “M’Benga Bila,” another track with a video shot by Sacha Barbin intended as a tribute to the classic scene from cult 1986 film “Mauvais Sang,” which features David Bowie’s “Modern Love.”
The track’s name means “call the police” in lingala, a language spoken in Congo, and symbolically embodies the point of rupture in dialogue as well as the fear of the difference.
01. The Wheel
02. M’Benga Bila
05. The Wheel (DJ Marfox Remix)
Telema lands on June 19 on Ekleroshock, with the video streaming below.