• Lucas Benjamin

Kofi The Unknown takes you into tribal grooves with 'One For Motet'

Updated: Jun 6

Rotterdam-based producer drops heavy percussive-styled broken beat dedicated to MC Motet.


Kofi The Unknown is a producer hailing from Rotterdam city in the Netherlands. The name might not be familiar to you (yet), but that doesn't mean he just landed on the music scene. Kofi started playing drums back in the 90s and performed with local hip hop/funk bands. Then when J Dilla and the rest of the Soulquarians were chancing the face of music while dominating the late 90s and early 2000s, he got inspired to start making beats and pick up producing. For those first years sample-based hip hop were what his fingers crafted on the pads. At some point he lost interest in making that sound and found renewed inspiration in house and broken beat rhythms. Next to that he also got intrigued by tribal percussion and drum-patterns from all over the globe. Afro-Cuban Guaguanco, West-African polyrhythms or Aboriginal chants, his sound aims to explore the universality that all music holds, organic & electronic woven into one.



Kofi's brand-new tune is inspired by Motet, one of the original MC's in the West-London broken beat scene. He was featured on releases by Daz-I-Kue, Restless Soul, DKD, TY, Circus, Lyric L & others. Motet is also affiliated with pretty much every collective within that scene, such as Jazz Re:Freshed, Bugz In The Attic, Co-Op & 2000Black. He's been a frequently seen host at many of those parties for years and knows his way around the decks as a DJ as well. Motet currently lives in Rotterdam and thats where he met up with Kofi.


”This song was created as an ode to a close friend Motet, his stories about the Broken Beat movement in West London and my love for the genre.” - Kofi

'One For Motet' is out now on all digital platforms via Wicked Wax.

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