Originally from Nord Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rey Sapienz started rapping and performing on Congolese soukous when he was just a kid. In 2012 he traveled to Kampala for a collaboration with various local producers, but as the war made it impossible for him to return to Congo, he extended his stay in Uganda and is now resident producer and at the Nyege Nyege headquarters as well as manager for the label. Over the years Rey Sapienz has developed his unique, off-kilter take on popular Congolese dance styles soukous and kalindula by fusing them with dark propulsive techno, jaunty dancehall rhythms and synths, and created a unique genre he calls "Congo techno".
South Sudanese DJ and producer Turkana sees the dancefloor as a battleground that feeds the tension between oppression and liberation. She likes to attack the dancefloor without compromise but always with fierceness and grace, a sort of blend of Nkisi and Grace Jones. She plays leftfield African electronics, hard dance, non-normative techno and underground from the global South. When she’s not making or playing music she loves to contemplate on the meaning and passing of time.