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Intergalactic shape-shifting kwaai diva Umlilo is a genre and gender bending multi-disciplinary artist.
The queer performer/music producer’s signature sound dubbed ‘future kwaai’ explores and pushes the boundaries of electronic kwaito, alt-pop music in contemporary South Africa and has been a regular fixture in the international music community. Umlilo merges an avant-garde aesthetic with technology, dance, film and fashion design. They have released two acclaimed visual EP’s that have been playlisted worldwide, streamed over 100 000 times and featured across film, art, literature, fashion and music platforms. Umlilo has performed in South America and Europe.
Umlilo has released two EP’s ‘Shades of Kwaai’ and ‘Aluta’. The EP was playlisted all over the world in countries such as Australia, Canada, Japan, France and USA. The debut single Living Dangerously off of Umlilo's debut EP 'Shades of Kwaai' was named one of Rolling Stone SA Magazine's hottest singles of the month for May 2013 and featured in film While You Weren't Looking.
Magic Man, the first single off Aluta with a music video directed by Jasyn Howes debuted as part of Vitra Design Museum's traveling exhibition all over Europe from Germany, Switzerland to Bilbao, Barcelona. It is also featured in a worldwide film exhibition and coffee table book "Seismographic Sounds: Visions of a New World". The follow-up single and music video Chain Gang was nominated for 6 Bokeh Fashion Film Awards.

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