For nearly a decade, Karen Nyame KG has been an innovative and percussive luminary of dance music.
Dubbed as the “Goddess of Rhythm”, KG’s plethora of African polyrhythms, low-end sub-basses, and energetic drum patterns are surefire to showcase the evolving sound of London’s club music hybridity and bounce.
Jamz Supernova’s Future Bounce label released her standout collab single with UNIIQU3 titled, B2B / Black Roses at the end of 2020. Following that, the summer soaked ‘Sensei II’ EP on Black Acre Records took things to a new level and has now surpassed 2m streams; covering everything from the empowerment of women, to love, sexuality and desire, high vibrations, and partying and beyond. Her sound firmly rooted in the African diaspora, KG wanted the essence of ‘back home’ to be felt throughout the whole project.
Taking cues from a musically rich adolescence, her musical sphere is entrenched with those cut from the same cloth–collaborating with prolific acts across global and diasporic club music genres from South African Amapiano to US Jersey Club. Recently tearing the house down at Primavera Sound Festival with her iconic Boiler Room session, and the guest RA’s first ever filmed Exchange, KG has also turned in widely acclaimed mixes for tastemakers including FACT, Dekmantel, Trippin’, as well as radio shows for BBC 1Xtra, NTS, Foundation FM & others. A keen collaborator, KG has traversed global sounds from Amapiano, Afrohouse, UK Funky, US Jersey Club and beyond, working with prolific artists including Uniiqu3, Dance System, Toya Delazy, Mista Silva, Aymos and many more. As well as previously having run a series of production workshops with Red Bull Music, in 2021, KG received a PRS Grant as part of the new PRS Power Up initiative – a long-term initiative created to support Black music creators and industry pro’s, as well as addressing racial disparities in the music sector. Following the powerful statement single, ‘Taboo’ which landed in many end of year lists, 2023 sees KG launch the brand new imprint ‘Rhythm In the City’, with its first release the ‘RED EP’ a sentimental, candid insight to KG’s deepest musings on romance, passion and lust. Self-described as “a party for the grown and sexy”, Rhythm in the City began life as an event, carefully curated by Karen herself. Developing into a sell-out event series, the strong community around RITC is a testament to Karen’s bold creative vision and her much sought-after sonics.
AGENT: Alasdair Howie