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 been 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, Ndeko’s newer alias brought along the same infectious energy and bass-and-percs-heavy sensibilities with her own exciting deviations. In March 2023 her much anticipated debut release landed to widespread praise including Pitchfork, DJ Mag and heads across music circles. Crafted with dancefloors and sound systems in mind, two tracker ‘Hot Take / I Did’ dipped into a familiar palette from her foundational Sicaria Sound days but with a fresh injection of 2-step, UK steppas, electro and dubbier realms. Since making mixes for Ilian Tape, BBC Radio 1 and Rinse plus with more productions in the pipeline, Ndeko continues to showcase her unique and unpredictable – yet cleverly cohesive – selection of bass music and beyond.