Experimental Downtempo from Philly. - Kilamanzego: Meditate
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posted 05 Jan 2021 by Krister Axel
With a vintage ARP by her side, Oko mines a complex and varied aesthetic from the depths of her creative mind.

Kilamanzego is an electronic music producer, vocalist, and visual artist based in Philadelphia. Her name - "kill-a-man's-ego" - is an extension of the appetite for fearlessness and risk-taking that comes across clearly on her new single.

"Meditate" is a downtempo track that builds a dreamlike soundscape with electronic beats and dynamic interludes, along with assorted synth-based ear candy, an airy vocal drop, and some intricate notes on acoustic piano. The groove is both original and a bit surprising, as Kilamanzego - her real name is Kay Oko - mixes elements of melodic downtempo and glitch. "Meditate" delivers a vibe as chill as it sounds: with a vintage ARP by her side, Oko mines a complex and varied aesthetic from the depths of her creative mind.

Kilamanzego's music is perfect for fans of Instupendo and Laxcity.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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