23 November 2019 - 24 November 2019
DJ EZ is widely regarded as being one of the best DJ’s to grace planet earth, he can only be described as a charming music phenomenon. Saluted by the industry for being one of the most creative mixers with instinct and technical prowess, not forgetting the mentions of owning one of the quickest fingers in the trade with his trademark cue action displays during his sets.
North Carolina-born artist Travis Stewart, known as Machinedrum, occupies a perhaps unique place in US electronic music. A pioneer and a populariser, a restless and relentless seeker, Stewart brings together coasts and continents in projects which are both conceptual and heartfelt, clever and banging. He has produced and composed over a dozen albums under various aliases since his first independent release in 1999. Covering an astonishing variety of styles with ease, through solo Machinedrum work and with collaborative projects Sepalcure, JETS, Dream Continuum, or other mutations, Stewart has established himself as electronic music's true Renaissance man.
With their intoxicating blend of sharp Western electronic music and Eastern sounds & vocals, the Parisian crew have been setting fire to clubs and festivals worldwide, playing over 260 shows on four continents since the release of their debut album Musique de France at the end of 2016.
Jubilee has been staying up all night since as long as anyone can remember. She grew up in South Florida on the sounds of Miami bass, freestyle and Dirty South rap blasting from local radio stations like Power 96 and 99 Jamz. As a teen, she travelled to raves up and down the coast, absorbing Florida’s uniquely regional palette of breaks, electro and drum ‘n’ bass. By the time she moved to New York City and started frequenting drum ‘n’ bass parties like Direct Drive and Konkrete Jungle, D&B was already becoming a gateway drug to a love of other UK underground styles such as grime, garage, dubstep and UK funky.
Sarah Farina sprinkles positivity over the darkest bass. She’s innovative, she’s skilful, and she’s the smiling antithesis of genre cliques and sour scene elitists. What you hear is all you need to know. And what you’ll hear from Sarah Farina’s sets is seamlessly blended bass-heavy footwork and futuristic beats, with fearless forays through R&B and UK Funky. It’s inclusive, forward-thinking and unrestrained. It’s a genre-rejecting style that she’s named rainbowbass.
L.Y.D. aka Lydia Hendrikje Hornung is a singer, composer and DJ from Germany. As a performer, she is versatile: excited by many different music styles and influenced by sounds from Brazil to India. As a DJ, she serves the crowd the finest hip-hop selections- vibey, cool and inspiring - with a contagious energy.
Mumbai based producer, OX7GEN (Aditya Ashok) gladly resided in the undertow, as a self taught producer and controller wizard with influences running deep - cue kingpins like Andy C, London Elektricity and Danny Byrd for the first wave; then expect a rising tide of original liquid drum & bass. In a little under two years, he has managed to make his presence felt by earning slots at nearly every major festival in the subcontinent. Right from the beaches of Goa's Sunburn festival to the hills of north India’s Escape Festival as well as closing the Bacardi NH7 weekenders dub station stage for 2 years in a row, BASS Camp festival and many more. During this journey, he's ended up supporting some of the biggest names in the international bass music scene including London Elektricity, KOAN Sound, Alix Perez, Concord Dawn, Dub Phizix & Nymfo.
Sandunes (Sanaya Ardeshir) is known for her diverse blend of electronica which combines eclectic sensibilities with progressive electronic elements. Her upbringing as a pianist and keyboard player allows her to create emotive beds of sound and her music can be described as a fusion of globally inspired ingredients.
Kumail is a producer, performing artist and DJ from Mumbai, India. Over the last four years, he has ascended to the very top of India’s burgeoning culture of electronic music on two parallel paths - as a roughneck DJ notorious for breaking ankles, and as a gifted musician and bandleader drawing expansive canvases of rhythm, texture and emotion. In 2018, those paths led him to a DJ set at Dimensions Festival 2018 in Croatia and a string of several live festival dates across India in the winter. In the past, he has shared the stage with the likes of Shigeto, Four Tet, DJ Koze, Teebs, Ratatat, Mount Kimbie and Kutmah, and been featured on boxout.fm, Boiler Room, Sofar Sounds, and COLORS.
Experimental sound artist based out of jhumri talaeya or New Delhi we'll never know. Not much is known about the intentionally undercover Babloo Babylon, whose appearances are few and far between. His innovative productions re-contextualise samples from Indian film-music.
NATE08 is the solo project of bass player and musician Nathan Thomas, and is an exploration of Nathan's love for electronic music. Being a sessions bass player in the Indian music circuit for the last 6 years, he is now experimenting with making his own music. His music comes from a bunch of influences particularly jazz, RnB and hip hop. Using samples from various genres of music and manipulating them forms the basis of his music.
Cinematic in vision, AsymetriK is a bold and experimental side-project by Arjun Vagale, a celebrated artist from the techno and electronic movement.
Free-diving into the concepts of abstraction and the general abuse of waveforms gives rise to an alternative ideology, where Vagale reimagines the abyss of space, dark yet luminous, a place of contradiction and duality. Intense, twisting, almost haunting, these evocative moodscapes are shot through with oblique waves of light, cascading to build a deeply atmospheric yet industrial production.