Miles From Kinshasa was, as his moniker suggests, born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but he grew up in south London; and to make things even more global, his debut video "IVRY" was inspired by childhood trips to Paris. As well as producing and singing the jagged synth-R&B tune himself, Miles conceived of and directed the video, where he dances menacingly towards you in a balaclava for the length of the track.
"It's a homage to an area in the suburbs of Paris (Ivry-sur-Seine) where I spent a lot of my childhood/adolescent holidays seeing that same youthful frustration, searching and lack of direction displayed in the movie La Haine," Miles explained to The FADER over email. "Imagine a blend of Hubert, Vinz and Sayid [La Haine characters] in one person...that's who the character in the video is. Seeking a higher power who urges him to wait and that everything will be fine, but the sociopath, wide-eyed naivety in him and his self-awareness won't allow him to, so he's coming to take what he feels he deserves—with no remorse (balaclava), but he's coming to do it in style (dancing)."