London, United Kingdom
Mia Koden aka Sancha Ndeko (she/her) is a South London-based South Sudanese and British music producer and DJ who also works across heritage, culture and community projects. Initially growing up in Ghana and Nigeria soundtracked by her parents’ lively stash of music from across the African continent and beyond, her formative years back in the UK had frequent soundsystem pilgrimages to spaces where roots reggae, drum & bass and dubstep could be heard.
At some point during her London university days, two rusty Technics 1210’s arrived. Ndeko has since spent the best part of the last decade co-creating and championing underground electronic
music whilst building an arsenal of records traversing many sonic corners of the world.
Having made serious waves within the highly acclaimed duo Sicaria Sound with their penchant for forward-thinking 140BPM, this new alias brings along the same infectious energy and bass-and-percs-heavy sensibilities with her own exciting deviations. This next chapter embraces being genreless and BPMless whilst aiming to build momentum as a forward thinking producer across low-end electronic territories and beyond.
Early 2022 saw a very positive reception to her inaugural multi-genre 100% productions mix series, Made By Mia Koden. Now, her much anticipated debut EP soon lands. Hot on its heels, an Arts Council backed project exploring sound and identity of African diaspora via a follow-up collaborative EP, documentary and exhibition is already in the works. And there’s much more in the pipeline for the years ahead: Expect a range of carefully crafted content and innovative sets sprinkled with secret weapons as she steps forth.