DJ Plead infuses Panorama Bar with dancefloor-geared drum workouts influenced by his Lebanese background—as heard in releases for Nervous Horizon and DECISIONS. DJ and producer Guedra Guedra explores the psychedelic, bassy ends of contemporary African music. KG is the Queen of UK Funky, whose DJ sets traverse gqom, bass, and all good things in between. Catu Diosis is a core member of the Nyege Nyege crew, who transmits booty friendly music in her DJ sets. In their b2b, former Buraka Som Sistema member Branko and PEDRO (fka KKing Kong) weave together tarraxo, kizomba, kuduro, and other sounds of Portugal’s capital. Newly announced is CTM's special guest: Jamie xx. The Mercury Prize-nominated artist returns to Berlin for the first time in five years.
Melbourne’s DJ Plead is a Lebanese-Swiss producer, deploying Middle Eastern instrumentation to create energetic hybrid club tracks. Formerly a member of BV (Black Vanilla) and percussion duo Poison, DJ Plead’s sense of rhythmic exploration runs through his productions and DJ sets.
Joao Barbosa, aka Branko, is a producer from Amadora, Portugal. With an innate knowledge of music from the region, its mix of international communities and styles, Branko has produced albums such as ATLAS and Nosso, which reflect the dynamic, creative side of Portugal’s cultural melting pot.
Queen of UK Funky KG is known for high-energy DJ sets that venture through gqom, bass, and all good things in between. Polyrhythms, euphoric melodies, and hard-hitting basslines collide both in her sets and productions.
Guedra Guedra is a DJ and producer from Casablanca, Morocco, blending African contemporary dance music with vintage and crate-digging pop sounds from around North Africa and beyond.
Formerly known as KKing Kong, PEDRO is the Enchufada-affiliated DJ and producer hailing from Damaia, a suburb of Lisbon. His youth was soundtracked by the likes of tarraxo, kizomba, and kuduro—styles which have been formative in the development of his particular and unmistakeable output which now places him at the forefront of Lisbon's electronic revolution.
Catu Diosis is a Kampala-based DJ and core member of the Nyege Nyege crew. In her sets, she weaves together a spectrum of afro-bass music, always transmitting booty-friendly music. Diosis is also active a journalist and fashion designer, label head of Catwings, and facilitator and teacher of DJ workshops for young women in Uganda.