credit: Martin Kharumwa

Among East Africa's most exciting DJs and a core member of Kampala's Nyege Nyege collective, Kampire’s vibrant bass-heavy sets have transported her to bring the best of Ugandan party culture to clubs & festivals across the world.
One of Mixmag's picks for Top Ten Breakthrough DJs of 2018, Kampire's set on Boiler Room broadcast from Nyege Nyege festival was a legitimate ‘internet moment’, with thousands of shares on Facebook leading to serious FOMO from electronic music fans watching online. More recently, in the midst of the pandemic, Kampire’s Nyege Nyege opening ceremony DJ set stood out from the deluge of home DJ broadcasts, filmed on an island in the Nile for the digital edition of the festival, broadcast by Resident Advisor.

Kampire’s DJ mixes have been featured on Resident Advisor, Dekmantel and Fact Magazine. Her NTS radio residency has seen her shine a light on other East African DJs, and in October 2021 Kampire joined BBC Radio 1’s as one of their esteemed 'Residency' host DJs.

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Genre: DJ
Subgenre: Dance
From: Kampala, UGANDA