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James BKS


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    New Breed (feat. Q-Tip, Idris Elba & Little Simz) - Idris Elba, Little Simz, Q-Tip
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    Kwele (feat. Allan Kingdom & Manu Dibango) - Edit - Allan Kingdom, Manu Dibango
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    MaWakanda (feat. Ebenezer & Reo Cragun) - Ebenezer, Reo Cragun
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    Kwele (feat. Allan Kingdom & Manu Dibango) - Allan Kingdom, Manu Dibango
James BKS productions are an exploration through his musical and personal legacy. Between Europe, Africa and America, James tells through his music his journey, melting together African percussions, hip-hop rhythms and pop chords.
James never felt any attachments to his Cameroonian roots, but during a professional meeting, he ran into his biological father: the legendary Manu Dibango. They got to know each other, and the young musician discovered his father's personality and musical heritage, which turned out to be a revelation.
James started to meet some African musicians, especially Guy Nwogang, percussionist for Dibango's Soul Makossa Gang, Salif Keita and Stevie Wonder. This led him to a new creative process. Thanks to inputs from international voices and African musicians, James is looking for a balance between pop and urban music.
His third single, ‘New Breed’, perfectly merges James’ Cameroonian roots on production, with the lyricism of legend ‘Q-Tip’, actor and artist Idris Elba, and Mercury Prize nominated rapper Little Simz. Speaking of the collaboration James explains: « New Breed » is not only a hymn to Africa and its values, a whole new era begins with this new track, an era where borders, labels and stereotypes don't exist, naturally called the « New Breed » movement.
For the next few months to come, James is working on his first album, his live performance, and the original soundtrack of a forthcoming movie, making 2020 a critical year for James.


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