Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #92 – Fedzilla

_RtF (Derrick Kakembo)

This Corona stuff really sucks ey! Since we might all be bound by borders for a while, we’d like to come together and share some happiness in the shape of a playlist or mix!

In the next days and weeks, check out Safe & Sounds, where we will figuratively introduce you to and put you in touch with music whizzes, featuring their selections, collections and picks from all around the globe.

Be “Safe & Sounds” and wash your hands!

For a long time I associated dancehall and dembow almost solely with commercial artists from Jamaica and the UK. Last year, a 3AM Youtube binge changed all of that when I came across the ‘dancehall machine’ by the name of Singleton from Guinea. Since then my musical voyages have taken me through some bangin’ gems from Zimbabwe, Panama, Ethiopia and beyond.

While corona has provided us much needed time for soul-searching and insight, sometime we just need to turn up the speakers and let that bass kick us right in the…. heart.


Astute and outspoken, Fedzilla is an MC straddling dembow-heavy beats with a Latin twist. Based in London, she is also a key member of the award-winning London-Havana soundclash WARA and a regular performer and in the UK’s burgeoning festival scene. Taking strong influences from sound system performance culture, she specialises in multilingual lyricism, transferring her raw energy directly to the crowd as she weaves between ragga, cumbia, hip-hop and dancehall.


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