Far Out Left
10 November 2018 - 11 November 2018
Aurora Halal is a producer, DJ and creator of Brooklyn’s Mutual Dreaming party series & the Sustain-Release festival. Shadowy and psychedelic, her hardware live and DJ sets have a hazy sensuality and metallic dance floor intensity that's at turns playful, dark, acidic, hard, euphoric and emotionally vulnerable. In all her projects, she treats dance music as an arena for transformation, and underground as the final destination. She’s has spent the last years touring some of the most forward-thinking clubs, raves and festivals including Unsound, Atonal, Nachtdigital, and as a regular at Berghain and De School.
Dauwd (African Acid Is The Future)
An integral member of the Berlin night and radio show African Acid Is The Future, Dauwd Al Hilali’s releases have been met with as much expectation as they have intrigue. Spending the last few years out of the limelight and in his Berlin studio, Dauwd’s music has continued to ripple through clubs as his singular, sometimes thrillingly uncertain process of experimentation has continued. A skilled musical engineer, Dauwd’s ability to balance between such sprawling genres is, paradoxically, an exercise in restriction, finding creative freedom in limiting his own gear.
Maryisonacid + Wolfonacid (African Acid Is The Future)
Having been described as “the most exciting thing to have happened in Berlin since the wall came down”, African Acid is the Future is an infamous new collective to have emerged out of Berlin’s club scene. Starting as a relatively straightforward gathering in one of Berlin’s many nightclubs, the psychedelic seances soon gained notoriety within the city as the go to place for an extended alternative, decidedly afrocentric dance party. Arguably Berlin’s best keep secret, AAITF filled a gap that was desperately lacking in the nightlife scene over there; colourful flamboyance, decadent stage dressings and complex rhythms with a complete lack of genre specificity. All of this was a welcome break from the punishing 4/4 dominance of Berlin club music, and the people took to it immediately, creating a whole new and totally refreshing niche.
Founders Maryama (Maryisonacid) and Romain (Wolfonacid) will also be joined by AAITF regular Dauwd.
DJ Nobu is a DJ from Chiba city in Japan. He organises now legendary party called Future Terror and his own label Bitta in his home town. NOBU’s stance as a DJ can be best described as underground — his persistence is undisputed. However, that should not be confused with stylistic inflexibility. Rather, his approach is singular and ever-changing, constantly modified and adjusted to the quality and the concept of each gig he plays. He keeps it all underground, yet he manages to mutate it. In recent years, he has been programming his set around highly abstract techno with authentic floor anthems, textured avant-electronic music as well as unknown house tracks, along with even more obscure contemporary electronic pieces. He excels in threading challenging tracks from his wide repertoires into a compelling story.
Mathew Jonson has developed one of the most distinctive voices in electronic dance music. His music offers a rare fusion of populist intensities and nuanced musicality. With a keen understanding for the needs of the dance floor and the universal laws of house and techno, he's thrown out the rule book time and time again, sneaking tricks learned from electro and even drum'n'bass into minimal clubs, and loading up his B-sides with tracks that do what they damned well please.
Dutch-born Steffi is a key figure in the realms of contemporary electronic music. A resident at Panorama Bar, and a respected producer and label owner, her work embraces underground electronic culture in its many forms.
With the experience that comes with promoting underground parties for over a decade, and running two record labels - Klakson, and her quickly expanding Dolly imprint - Steffi has developed a natural and professional balance between DJing and making records. Her productions continue to mature and shine, exploring many different aspects of House and Techno, with a distinctive clarity and classic approach.
The 24-year-old maverick Arman Menzies has a mask for every occasion. His infectious energy and familiar music sensibilities has a way of putting any audience at ease. Well known in cult progressive metal circles in India for his earlier work songwriting and playing guitar for Goddess Gagged before moving on to study music production in the UK, he’s already performed in places like Croatia, Netherlands and Sri Lanka under his new electronic moniker 'Zokhuma' while cherry-picking his way through local gigs as well. As he gears up to launch his first EP and live tour in early 2017, connecting the dots seems impossible when everything is happening at once, but it doesn’t make it any less fun to try.
Kohra (Urdu - fog or mist) creates a spatial, mystical and ethereal dance music experience. Versatile, hypnotic and forward-thinking he propels forward his sound via Qilla Records, which he set up in 2009 to promote upcoming, diverse and cutting-edge dance music from India and across the world.
Chhabb comes from the early generations of DJs in India, born and raised in Mumbai. It all originated from crate digging culture for him. Searching for music that had emotion, but also made him travel into unknown dimensions. He has been a big contributor to the experimental electronic movement in India. He has also hosted and played with sounds of The Bunker NY, Giegling, Dawud, Oshana and many more.
Sanil Sudan aka FILM lives suspended between two worlds. Oscillating between deeply moving, emotional electronic music with a sonic vision that pulls together elements of house and techno with influences from hip-hop, jungle and even pop music. Productions range from straight-up dance floor jams to low-slung ambient tracks and more abstract compositions.
Likwid sound is evolved to deliver a unique dance floor experience which embodies the artists core values; to play music which is fresh and always evolving.
Deep House / Tech House / Techno DJ.
Previously well-established as a minimal techno artist under the moniker Qwiver, Lynston D'souza adopted the name of Blurry Slur upon his shift to the deeper ends of house music. Since then he has gone on to share the stage with a huge list of quality acts such as Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Sante, Art Department, Kevin Knapp, Nick Curly, Yaya and more.
Himay is a versatile house and disco DJ and producer from Mumbai known for lighting up parties with feel-good tunes. From disco to house and techno, he is not afraid to play a diverse range of genres which are showcased in his sets. He’s a regular in the Mumbai scene and has supported the likes of DJ Stingray, Inga Mauer, Rebekah, Dauwd, Kim Ann Foxman, K-Hand and shared festival stages with DJ Nobu, Aurora Halal, Danny Daze and more.
Twokid Wickid are melody maniacs that tame tempo tantrums and get you to groove and grind. They play an array of genres ranging from Tech House, Electronic, House, Disco, Acid and anything inspired & everything in between!