CTM 2019 kicks off with a formidable club lineup.
No Shade member Kikelomo brings her blend of UK garage, grime, and global bass; Norway’s Svani mixes kuduro, dembow, hip hop, and R&B; Genome 6.66 Mbp affiliate RUI HO, known for her singular blend of Western club influences and Chinese melodies, will appear with a fast-paced, breathless DJ set; Qween Beat and House of Amazon affiliate quest?onmarc creates unusual pairings of ballroom, house, metal, and industrial; Tama Sumo is the Panorama Bar resident and Ostgut Ton affiliate who adroitly weaves together house, soul, techno, broken beat, and funk; and Berlin’s Resom is the ://about blank regular who spins groovy techno, warm broken beats, and left-field house.
Berlin-via-Leipzig DJ, promoter, and activist Resom has spent the past decade at the forefront of keeping politics on the dancefloor. “A sophisticated DJ with a subtle but clear aesthetic, she's more than ready for the exposure…stalk[ing] patiently through a landscape of zonked techno and house, occasionally flirting with euphoria.” (Resident Advisor).
Hailing from their native New York, quest?onmarc is an enigmatic producer, DJ, and part of the Qween Beat crew. Their productions deviate from the glitz and glamour of the ballroom scene to delve deeper toward rave and more aggressive club styles.
Kikelomo is a member of Berlin’s No Shade – a female and non-binary DJ crew and training programme.
Norwegian DJ and producer Svani conjures street party atmospheres with her blend of mainstream pop and R&B with underground beats and flavours. Over the past three years, Svani’s status as an eclectic selector has been established, as she indulges audiences with memorable hooks and uplifting club edits.
RUI HO is a rising star revitalising contemporary club music. As a producer, she fuses traditional Chinese melodies with dance music tropes, as heard on her debut releases “Ru Meng Ling” and 戰記 on Genome 6.66 Mbp. More recently, she followed them up with Becoming is an Eventful Situation on Objects Limited.
Berlin-based DJ and producer Tama Sumo has been a mainstay of the German house and techno scene since the early 1990s. Since moving to the capital from Bavaria, she has DJ’d in the city’s most renowned night clubs and held residencies at a number of notable parties.