Blinky Bill’smusic is a mix of futuristic African beats meets, Funk, hip-hop, Pop, electronica and hint of jazz. Blinky Bill releasedhis first soloalbum, ‘Everyone’s Just Winging It And Other Fly Tales’, at the end of 2018. The title expresses the idea that human beings float through life doing their best–sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing –and that our existences have their share of upsets.
The album features some excellent, spontaneous, productive collaborations, especially with Sampathe Great, Petite Noir and Nneka. Other guests are personalities from the Kenyan scene, such asMuthoni Drummer Queen or Sage.No stranger to the music scene, Bill was the lead vocalist/song-writer in Kenya’s most ground breaking alternate act Just A Band.
A prolific collaborator, he has collaborated with Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Nneka, Sampa the Great, Petite Noirand many others.At home he regularly collaborates with visual artist Osborne Machariafor bold afro-futuristic videos.The Kenyan Musician / Producer has participated at: SXSW (2012 & 2015), One Beat Music Program (2013), Ted Global,Brazil (2014), Red Bull Music Academy, Japan (2014), Paleo Festival,Switzerland (2016), Design Indaba Cape Town (2017), Cape Town Jazz Festival (2017), Mama Festival, France (2018) / Summerstage , USA (2019), Sakifo Festival, Reunion Island(2019), Bushfire Festival, Swaziland (2019), Afropunk Johannesburg (2019) amongst others.
Blinky Bill represents Africa Is Now, a bold and vibrant artist whose music cannot be boxed into a genre as he pushes the envelope with his afro-futuristic vision, creating a body of work with a lasting legacy.