Moonshine Detail Upcoming Mixtape 'Noir Fever Presente: Moonshine & la Fédération Internationale du Bruit,' Share Lead Single

Pierre Kwenders, Uproot Andy and Branko lead the way on "Sikoyo"

BY Ben OkazawaPublished Dec 1, 2023

Montreal-founded collective Moonshine have announced that they'll share their first project under Aluna's brand new label in the new year. The mixtape, titled Noir Fever Presente: Moonshine & la Fédération Internationale du Bruit, is due out on January 26 via Noir Fever

The project will mark their first full-length release outside of their long-running series SMS for Locationwhich produced five albums from 2017 to 2022.

Moonshine are led by 2022 Polaris Prize winner Pierre Kwenders, and have collaborated live with house music fixtures like Kaytranada and Bambii

After initially teasing the project with its first single, "Pain & Pleasure," earlier this month, the collective have celebrated the announcement by sharing "Sikoyo" today, featuring contributions from Kwenders, Uproot Andy and Branko.

"'Sikoyo' embodies embracing the present, pursuing your aspirations, and prioritizing what truly matters to you," Kwenders said in a press release. "Whether it's expressed through your expertise, talents, or, above all, love. Seizing the moment when it presents itself is crucial. It's wiser to pursue a dream than to live with regrets. Sikoyo, in Lingala [a Bantu language mostly spoken in central Africa], translates to 'Right Now!'"

Get a taste of Moonshine & la Fédération Internationale du Bruit by watching the "Sikoyo" visualizer below.

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