With their debut collaborative EP Youkounkoun out now, we caught up with Falle Nioke and Ghost Culture for a quick chat.

Taking its name from singer and percussionist Nioke’s home village, Youkounkoun offers a rich sonic tapestry that draws on a wealth of sounds from Nioke’s home, his time travelling around West Africa with a singing troupe, and from the UK where he’s currently based. Incorporating traditional African instrumentation alongside electronic elements, Nioke sings in his native language Coniagui as well as in French, English, Susu, Fulani and Malinke. Youkounkoun sees Nioke and Ghost Culture create a mesmerising blend of effervescent electronica, rippling rhythms and resonant percussion with Nioke’s vibrant, soulful vocals soaring throughout.

Check out their new video for EP closer ‘Mounemouna’ below.

Get to know Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture In Short…

Three words to describe our music…
Ghost Culture: Really really good?
Falle Nioke: Really really good!

Last photo on your phone…
GC: Screenshot of an artists impression of Pangea
FN: Jamming on the harbour

Favourite instagram account…
GC: @catatonicyouths
FN: @congonatty_official

The best venue I’ve played…
GC: Le Bikini in Toulouse
FN: Church of Sound

Earliest song you remember…
GC: Fireman Sam theme tune?
FN: Devil Can’t Change I and I

The worst job I’ve ever had…
GC: Licking envelopes!
FN: Cleaning at Ladbrokes

The thing I most love to cook is…
GC: Thai Green Curry
FN: Domeda peanut butter sauce

My Favourite word…
GC: No
FN: Definitely

A book I love…
GC: Cabin Porn
FN: L’enfant Noir (African Child) by Camara Iye

Things that cheer me up…
GC: Sweets & Chocolate
FN: When I see my family after work

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
GC: Mexico City
FN: Glastonbury

I think you should listen to…
GC: Caroline Polachek
FN: Salife Keita

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
GC: Ziggy Stardust
FN: Bob Marley

Youkounkoun is out now via PRAH Recordings.

Photo credit: Guy Bolongaro