East London born Loui Lvndn (pronounced ‘London’), champions a fearless future for African music. Driven by his unrelenting passion for creation and his progressive sound, this project reveals Loui Lvndn’s redefinition of what is possible within South Africa’s musical landscape.
Hikari (Japanese word for “Light”) is a kaleidoscope of bespoke musical brilliance that features the likes of South African raised, Europe breakout artists Petite Noir and SpoekMathambo. The project has received esteemed reviews from many platforms including the international magazine Afropunk, Between10and5, The Citizen, Superbalist, They Know, Don’t Party, Texxandthecity and many more. ‘Unlovingyouland’ is also the first single from the EP to be released to radio – listen to the single here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MXrp4QLjW0
On the other creative fronts Loui Lvndn (real name Lutho Mtyamde) has a degree in Creative Brand communications and graduated cum laude from AAA School JHB. He has been nominated for four Loerie awards in the Creative Writing and Publication design categories and has won the Brand Council SA trophy for top design student 2015, the Newcast Trophy for top creative student and the AON Excellence Award for top overall creative student in SA.
Most recently he won a Pendoring Award for Craft Illustration for a book he designed while in college called 30 Years Of South Africa Illustrated – a written and graphic look at 30 key events that happened in our country since 1985. The book has also been nominated for two Loerie awards.
Hikari pushes the boundries to exude a new creative energy of an African aesthetic fusing an unapologetic bend and blend of worldy genres.