BBXO Attack Fascist Movements in ‘Firestorm’ Visual..

The Track Explores the Rise of Far-Right Groups in Berlin..

BBXO is the moniker for Krisz Kreuzer and Musa Okwonga, two musicians based out of Berlin. The former is the lead musician, producer and songwriter in Brixtonboogie, the latter is an influential poet, activist and political speaker.

After working together on a number of projects, the duo decided to form BBXO, with the aim of creating songs that explored urban socio-political issues of struggle, love and friendship in a powerful and distinctive way. The aim of the collaboration, is to portray a message and ideology, within a vessel of contemporary and accessible pop production. An altruistic lyrical content, with worldwide musical appeal.

The new single ‘Firestorm’, does precisely that. As a journalist, Musa has been exploring the resurgence of the far-right in recent years, contributing to a number of publications including The New York Times. Notably, Musa has been taking an in-depth look at how far-right groups use refugees as a scapegoat for all that’s wrong with modern Germany. Lyrically, ‘Firestorm’ is Musa’s most poignant effort to bring his political views and journalism into his musical output..

“When Krisz sent me this beat, a young woman had just been killed at a protest against white supremacists in Charlottesville, USA. I had just attended a protest against neo-Nazis in west Berlin. Krisz described the tune as “ragga-grimetrap-electro-soul”, and I had to try it out on the soundsystem of my friend’s car. The bassline sounded incredible, and it was punctuated by the sound of a match being struck; which, at that time, reminded me of the burning torches carried by the white supremacists at Charlottesville, and of the burning crosses of the Ku Klux Klan. So – you can really see how I joined the dots here, I guess – I told Krisz that we should write a song about how to fight the rise of the far-Right, and ‘Firestorm’ is the result – a tune which I hope rouses people, and makes them think.”  – Musa Okwonga

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