DÆMON, Yantan Ministry, Europa, Hunt, Gretchen Bazooka, Electric Indigo, Katana, Gggauna, Hauswein
- Samstag 14. Jänner - 15. Jänner 2023
- 21:30 Uhr
DÆMON (Jahsiri Asabi-Shakir) uses lyricism as a means to express a full spectrum of emotions, abstract ideas, and social commentary. DÆMON draws from his personal experience for inspiration in a dissociative, non-committal manner, illustrating vivid imagery through story telling and an array of literary devices.
؎ YANTAN MINISTRY
Yantan Ministry is an experimental composer, live musician and DJ. Recognisable by their mercuriality and eclectic movements, their work permeates a keen interest in ambiguity, obfuscation and the emotional body; an ever present suggestion of their inclinations being motivated by stepping outside the frame to highlight a riddle, to create feelingly and work within mythical space.
Europa is a moniker of a German-born but World-souled artist and musician Moritz Haas. After engaging in music making for quite some time, he describes his recent work as being created lightweightly, on the go, often just with a laptop on his legs, rushing from one place to another. This unsettled rhythm of shattered landscape quickly passing by and changing into fragments of impressions and memories opens itself into a rushing tunnel of different genres, melting tender melodies with angry beats and diverse cultural and linguistic references, transporting the listener to surprisingly vivid musical and political landscapes. Echoing our broken cultures torn into sharp yet fragile pieces, his music scatters samples across multiple layers and merges them into new constellations of united yet eclectic harmonies hitting you to the very core. Evoking the now rare and fading pre-viral flashbacks of muffled sounds escaping the dance floor through chattering window glass at a foggy dawn, Europa’s music resonates with pressing melancholy that doesn’t leave us dwelling in apathy but makes our hearts beat in the frenetic urgent rhythm of possible change.
Hunt is a musician and sound designer based in Vienna. He founded Amen Records in 2016, a label that is exploring the boundaries of electronic music genres, at which he kicked off his own musical career with his debut EP ‘Inalienable Lights of White Tomorrows’. While his first records reflect an experimentation with the energy of heavier percussion and distored guitars, his debut album ‘We Meet In Reverie’, released at Unseelie, is an emotional deep dive through a sea of ethereal synth pads.
؎ GRETCHEN BAZOOKA
Gretchen Bazooka is an Austrian Hard Dance DJ and producer who moved to Berlin in 2018 and has been active in the local club scene ever since. She has played gigs at Mensch Meier, Rote Flora, M-BIA, Void, Meeresrausch and Fusion Festival, just to name a few. In her sets, she likes to mix intense genres like Frenchcore, UK Hardcore and Acid Tekno.
Following her vision to introduce harder and faster music to the Berlin rave scene, she founded Dynamic Events Berlin in 2019. This multi-genre, queer-feminist event series regularly features experienced DJs as well as newcomers playing Techno, Hardcore and more.
؎ ELECTRIC INDIGO
Electric Indigo, DJ, composer, musician, has performed in 45 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. She represents an intelligent and distinguished interpretation of techno and electronic music. Her DJ-sets are characterized by a wide variety with a clarity of vision and a depth that comes from a deep understanding of the music and the art of DJing. In 1998 she founded the transnational female:pressure network for which she received an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronic in 2009. The Republic of Austria awarded her with the Kunstpreis Musik in 2020. Electric Indigo premiered her compositions at festivals like Wien Modern, Musikprotokoll, CTM or Heroines of Sound and composed for Klangforum Wien. Her debut album “5 1 1 5 9 3” came out on Imbalance Computer Music, followed by “Ferrum” on Editions Mego in 2020. “Brittle” was released on Ventil Records in 2022.
؎ DJ HAUSWEIN
DJ Hauswein is Zahra Khan, an Irish/Pakistani artist and DJ based in Vienna. She’s the promoter of the Common Contact events in Vienna and NYC, Vice-Chairwoman and co-curator at Echo Correspondence in Vienna and founding member of the I’ve Got My Period collective. Musically, her roots are in hip hop culture, but she has become a frontrunner for discovering and supporting current and emerging club genres as the years have gone by. Hauswein avidly follows the evolution of and movements within these forms on virtual platforms as well as at performance locations where the true action happens. When she steps up you can expect chaos – boundary-pushing, hip-thrusting, smut-spitting sounds to no end and plenty of surprises.
KATANA is a DJ and producer based in Vienna, who will capture your imagination with stimulating soundlandscapes, rhythm and distortion. Playing hardcore and hardtrance.