Popular Kenyan Gengetone band Ethic has announced the official departure of Rekles.
In a statement shared via their official social media pages, the group which previously comprised Swat, Zilla, Seska, and Rekles, announced that the latest changes mark a significant turning point for them. They, however, assured fans that the group would be continuing its journey despite the changes.
The group also acknowledged that Rekles’ efforts in the group contributed to the group’s musical success putting them on the top of the charts.
While acknowledging Rekles’ input and hard work in the success of the group, they also expressed profound gratitude to him as they wished him well in his endeavours.
“Rekles, with his unparalleled creativity and hard work, played an instrumental role in Ethic Entertainment’s rise. His contributions to both the group and the broader Kenyan music industry have been monumental and can never be truly quantified. Ethic Entertainment. known for its inclusive and diverse approach, is poised to continue its journey and legacy despite this transition
“As Ethic Entertainment bids farewell to Rekles, they express their profound gratitude for his indelible impact on the group’s journey. The music they’ve created together will forever resonate with fans, and Rekles’ influence will undoubtedly continue to illuminate and inspire aspiring artists and creatives for years to come,” the statement reads in parts.
Further, the group took a trip down memory lane on how they birthed the iconic ‘gengetone’ genre after their hit song ‘Lambalolo’ which gained fame across different platforms.
“From humble beginnings in Umoja Estate, Ethic Entertainment emerged as a beacon of creativity, originality, and dreams realized. Comprising of Swat, Zilla, Seska, and Rekles, the group introduced the world to the unique Gengtone genre with the release of their breakthrough track “Lambalolo,” created on nothing more than a mobile phone.
“Their musical journey was not just a single hit wonder, but a series of hit after hit that birthed the vibrant and unmistakable Kenyan sound we now recognize as gengetone. Their boundary-pushing approach not only solidified their place on global music charts but also inspired countless aspiring artists,” the statement added.