Room I’s global lineup is presented in collaboration with Puticlub, a project dedicated to promoting Latinx, diaspora, QTPOC artists through showcasing perreo, sandungueo, champeteo, cumbiazo, baile funk, merengazo, guaracha, 3bal genres y de todito!
The explosive, infectious Ivicore is a Venezuelan DJ and producer weaving together trap, reggaeton, kuduro, afrobeats, and everything in between.
Earlier this year, pop polymath Lafawndah released her debut album, Ancestor Boy. Her work, described as “labyrinths of genre and style that teem with trapdoors,” (Pitchfork) winds across such a wide array of influences that it’s near-impossible to pinpoint.
Hailing from Mexico is MUXXXE, the visual artist, rapper, and DJ. Their shows promise ardent vocals; fiery, low-slung rhythms; and arresting stage presence too.
La Zowi is the trap and reggaeton vocalist who first broke out with 2013’s “Ratxeta,” which takes its title from an adaptation of “ratchet.” She recently released her second mixtape, Elite, which features Ian Isiah, Pablo Chill-E, Jam City, and Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones, among others. She is sure to deliver a lively, raucous performance, flanked by dancers.
Moesha 13 sings, performs, DJs, and produces a unique blend of French rap, hardcore, reggaeton, and more. Winding autotuned vocals collide with gadjicore, hip hop, gabber, and even metal, both in her wild, unruly sets and in her own productions.
The collaboration between DJ Scotch Egg, Khanja & MC Yallah was spawned from the CTM and Musicboard Berlin-supported residency at Nyege Nyege’s Kampala studios; fiery vocals and dense wails strike atop tumbling, syncopated percussion and weighty drones.
Colombian artist Isa GT draws from cumbia, house, Baltimore club, baile funk, kuduro, and everything in between. As Etoro’s label boss, she works to support Latinx artists, an aim also evident in her frequent collaborations.
Moesha 13 is supported by SHAPE, which is cofunded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
MC Yallah is a Kenyan rapper based in Uganda, and an affiliate of Nyege Nyege. Recently she teamed up with Debmaster to release Kubali on acclaimed Nyege Nyege sublabel Hakuna Kulala. A veteran of the industry, she became involved in hip-hop music back in 1999, spreading a message of integrity and motivation among local youth.
Hailing from Tijuana, Mexico, is MUXXXE, a faceless persona who claims their own identity by presenting itself as a third gender rapper.
Colombian artist Isa GT draws from cumbia, house, Baltimore club, baile funk, kuduro, and everything in between. As Etoro’s label boss, she works to support Latinx artists, an aim also evident in her frequent collaborations. Her own productions have been shared on labels such as Fania Records, Mad Decent, Man Recordings, Dim Mak, and Don't Be Afraid.
From playing Gameboy gabber to co-founding Wrong Music, DJ Scotch Egg has been active for almost two decades, known for collaborations with Ove-Naxx, Keith Fullerton Whitman, and Bong-Ra, among others, as well as for releasing music on Lightning Bolt’s label, Load. In their words, “[h]e is definitely not a DJ, he’s defiantly not Scottish and he’s probably not an Egg.”
Moesha 13 is a DJ and producer based in Marseille, known for blending French hip-hop, hardcore, and reggaetón. A singer, her vocal work is found not only in her own productions but also on collaborations with Goro and RougeHotel.
Khanja, aka Lord Spikeheart, is frontman of Kenyan grindcore act Duma. With ongoing projects with artists such as DJ Scotch Egg, Villaelvin, and DJ Die Soon, to name a few, he is quickly establishing his name as a raw vocal talent like no other. He graced Nyege Nyege Festival 2019 with multiple acclaimed performances, and his debut album is set for release on Nyege Nyege Tapes in May 2020.
Producer and songwriter Lafawndah has been releasing music since 2016, releasing her debut full length, Ancestor Boy, in 2019. Her music absorbs influences from her heritage, transforming it into a unique vision that defies categorisation.
La Zowi, or Zoe Jeanneau, is the Madrid-based trap and reggaeton vocalist. The child of a feminist poet and a flamenco guitarist, Jeanneau’s musical lexicon has always been shaped by Latin music. She first broke out with 2013’s “Ratxeta,” which takes its title from an adaptation of “ratchet.”
Ivicore is an explosive DJ and MC hailing from Venezuela. Her style of DJing weaves together Afro-Caribbean and Latin American dancefloor heaters, across salsa, reggaeton, dancehall, moombahton, baile funk, afrobeats, and more.