Groovy and richly textured, his sound feels vast and unique, marked by distortion, heavy-bass lines, tense hard hypertribal drums and futuristic, stripped down beats against ancestral rhythms and raucous synth-lines. Today his music can be heard igniting dancefloors all over the world.
Don Zilla is an integral member of the Nyege Nyege collective. He has been the studio manager of the famed residency since 2016, and has played at the Festival every year since its inception, as well as many parties representing the Nyege Nyege crew around East Africa. Other than producing, Don Zilla offers recording sessions as well as his services as both a curator and an artist manager.
His first full-length Hakuna Kulala album is expected to drop in the fall of 2020. Following up his 2019 powerful debut EP “From the Cave” and two remixes of STILL’s ‘I’ album cuts for the Berlin-based label PAN in 2018.
He premiered internationally at CTM20, a fierce performance that consolidated his signature style to a wider audience.