“A perfect storm of culture and innovation” – NPR
“A unique and raw talent” – Vibes of Silence
TSHEGUE is singer Faty Sy Savanet’s childhood nickname, coined from the Congolese term for boys gathering on the streets in her hometown of Kinshasa – a befitting name given her incredible stage presence and no-f*cks given delivery. With French-Cuban producer Nicolas ‘Dakou’ Dacunha providing the hypnotic, breathless beats, the duo have quickly found fans in Vice, i-D and Mura Masa (who included the band on his recent Radio 1 Residency show), also performing head-turning sets at The Great Escape and last year’s Afropunk festival in their hometown of Paris. Faty’s style perfectly blends the influence of two continents, having moved with her family from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Paris aged eight. Later, in her early twenties, a mutual friend introduced Faty to Bertrand Burgalat (founder of cult label Tricatel) who became her mentor. The result is TSHEGUE’s Survivor EP, capturing traditional African antecedents within a commanding brew of punk and garage sensibility. You can watch latest single ‘Muanapoto’ below.