Mo Chan aka DJ Kohlrabi sets the tone for an evening of wide-ranging sounds. Y-DRA examines the potential for resistance in koplo (or “stupid” in Indonesian), a popular Indonesian music genre that channels the sentiments and experiences of the country's working class. Hybrids of new, vivid, visceral sounds, his album and live show titled “No-Brain Dance” channel koplo’s rhythmic elements alongside techno and IDM to shapeshift between identities and realities.
Rizan Said is a prolific composer, musician, and producer who has contributed to hundreds of Syrian music industry productions, and scores for television and cinema. Said’s live performances catalyse fervent dancing driven by the sounds of the Syrian dabke. He will perform following the release of his second solo record, on Akuphone Records.
Belgian ensemble Borokov Borokov guarantee raucous, energetic shows and feverish dancing. The Antwerp-based project offer a pounding mix of hi-NRG, punk, pop, hardcore, lounge music, and power ballads. Absurd and bizarre, the four-part troupe boasts sympathetic mindfucks as they segue from sludgy acid flashbacks to brisk synth-pop.
Y-DRA appears in collaboration with Nusasonic.
Mo Chan, sometimes DJ Kohlrabi, comes from visual art; she cruises between fun and depression, construction and ruination, following her instinct for trueness. As a member of female:pressure she has worked on Perspectives Festival and Berlin's monthly MEETUP, stepping over boundaries of the arts.
Yennu Ariendra, aka Y-DRA, is a music composer, producer, DJ, and digital artist. Also known as half of Raja Kirik, much of Ariendra's work considers the shifting roles of tradition and history in Java, Indonesia.
Rizan Said is a composer, musician, and producer who has contributed to hundreds of Syrian recording industry productions as well as compositions and themes for television and cinema. His first solo album, King Of Keyboard (2015) continues to receive critical acclaim internationally. Said's recent solo performances have brought the original dabke dance sounds of Syria to European festivals and concerts, keeping dancers on their feet until sunrise.
Belgian ensemble Borokov Borokov guarantee raucous, energetic shows and feverish dancing. The Antwerp-based project offer a pounding mix of hi-NRG, punk, pop, hardcore, lounge music, and power ballads.