Autechre are an English electronic music group consisting of Rob Brown and Sean Booth, both natives of Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Formed in 1987, the duo are one of the most prominent acts signed with Warp Records.
Their music has exhibited a gradual shift in aesthetic throughout their career, from their earlier work with clear roots in techno, electro and hip hop to later albums that are often considered more experimental in nature, featuring complex patterns of rhythm and subdued melodies.
The Autechre live experience is a classically pitch-dark mind-warping audio affair.
Crystallmess (birth name Christelle Oyiri), is a French-born Ivoirian /Guadeloupean producer, DJ, writer, and artist based in Paris. Her teeming production immediately stands out, yet oscillates freely between melodic techno, afro-trance, and abrasive dancehall. Herpolyrhythmic and eclectic DJ style gives an uncompromising, globalized, and diasporic definition to techno and club music in general and has seduced the world’s finest clubs including DeSchool, Saule/Berghain, Corsica Studios, Concrete, sharing key slots with Helena Hauff or Lotic and created sound designs for fashion houses such as Kenzo or Paco Rabanne.
Although DJ Marcelle has been collecting music longer than most of us have been alive, she still feels like The Netherlands’ sweetheart. She’s an artist with a mischievous, rule-bending and almost ironic approach to her DJing, producing and radio hosting – cut with her trademark wit yet supported by an unquestionable amount of skill.
Well known for her three-turntable setup, DJ Marcelle makes compositions out of songs and symphonies out of mixes – colliding disparate genres, appropriated vocal snippets and warped soundscapes into a giant Frankenstein-like melting pot. Her performances are inventive, euphoric and above all powerful." in Resident Advisor
DJ Nigga Fox
With his 'O Meu Estilo'12'' EP debut release in 2013, DJ Nigga Fox crashed the gates with his visionary music as part of Lisbon's Principe Discos crew who have been showing an exciting youth and sonic culture nurtured out of the Portuguese capital urban and suburban areas into an EU widespread diaspora.
Few DJs and producers are as widely and universally acclaimed in techno circles as Italian Donato Dozzy. He has a rare ability to work his way into peoples’ minds in both contemporary and classical settings, conjuring real mood and atmosphere. Never one to pay heed to the zeitgeist, he prefers to deal in hypnotic soundscapes that really take you on a trip.
Lafawndah's journey to her current incarnation as adevotional poppolymath has wound as unpredictably asher compositional style. The ceaseless artist returned in September last year with ‘The Fifth Season’, released on Parisian label Latency. In contrast to the precision-tuned industrial productions of debut album ‘Ancestor Boy’, her second album breathes a different kind of volatility, inviting a new degree of spontaneity intoherprocess, collaborating with the like sof tubist Theon Cross, French rapper Lala&ce, visual artist Marguerite Humeau And More. At Terraforma this year she’ll perform live together with the drummers Valentina Magaletti and Sebastien Forrester.
Mc Yallah & Debmaster
MC Yallah is a Kenyan rapper based in Uganda and an affiliate of Nyege Nyege. She recently released her debut album on the Nyege Nyege sub label – Hakuna Kulala. The album sees her paired with French producer Debmaster to explosive effect. A heady and powerful blend of sounds, they made their presence felt at Unsound Festival in Poland, placing amongst the top five best performances.
Moin are a three piece based in London that comprises of Tom Halstead and Joe Andrews of the band Raime (Blackest Ever Black, RR) and percussionist Valentina Magaletti who operates over a great range of projects such as Vanishing Twin, Tomaga and Lafawandah. The band navigate a revolving set of influences from obvious touch points such as alt rock, post-punk, art-rock and doom metal to more abstract ideas found in improv and found sound recording. In addition to these more closely related areas, shades of electronic music are still present providing a constant dialogue between the two practices.
The sound is direct but subtly re-assembled.
Nicola Ratti (NR) is a multifaceted musician and sound designer who has been active for years in various experimental fields. His sound production creates systems that take shape from repetition and expansion, with particular attention to the construction of environments that gravitate in relation to the space and architecture we live in and balancing the emotional and perceptual orientations we are used to. On the surface this is an unlikely (yet inspired) collaboration – MA has been a part of the Tokyo Hip-Hop underground for many years, over which time he has stylistically leaped into noisier, more experimental territories. ‘Shinkai’heralds the first time Nicola Ratti has worked with a vocalist, and MA’s unique brand of ritualistic vocal methods and experimental approach to intonation and inflexional enhances Ratti’s otherworldly soundscapes. The depth of meaning behind MA’slyrics further expands this sprawling sound world, revealing a twisted beauty, a deep insight into the melancholic world MA reflects upon within his abstract wordplay – on‘Suiso’MA laments above Ratti’s mourning electronics.
Paquita Gordon starts her journey as a DJ, promoter and art director in 2008. Her talent in the use of turntables brought her to play in museums and cultural centres like ICA in London, PAC and Pirelli Hangar Bicocca in Milan, as well as some the most acclaimed clubs and festivals around the world and she played at every edition of the Terraforma Experimental and Sustainable Music Festival at Villa Arconati.
Her world has no borders, and the same goes for her music: a tireless traveller, she gets new inspirations from all the places she visits. Paquita’s musical research focuses on tribal aspects of sound, starting from its origins and following these roots to their most contemporary declinations, triggering a triumph of the ritual and collective dimension of the musical experience.
Teto Preto is a union of generative forces involving many expressive forms: from music to theater, from dance to fashion and everything in between. It emerged in the midst of that dense cultural broth stirred by the independent party movement that revolutionized the São Paulo music scene, and nurtured by female and LGBTQIA+ leaderships whose efforts have reinvented the city's nightlife in the last decade. Conceived within the Mamba Negra collective by Carneosso (nickname of Laura Diaz) and currently made of William Bica, Mari Herzer and Matheus Câmara, it seeks to incorporate every the genres and genders needed to represent the human and musical diversity of the dancefloors that inspire it.
Voices From the Lake
Among the serene Japanese mountainscape during the 2011 incarnation of Labyrinth festival, a project now known as Voices from the Lake was born: the predestined collaboration of Donato Dozzy and Neel. The Italian DJs, producers and long-time friends are nonconformists of ambient & leftfield techno. Their self-titled debut full length album was a prime example of the pair's incredible ear for sound design. A collection of spiritually charged techno, with a subtle pulse of synchronous elliptical patterns rather than the rigid time signatures of techno. Widely acclaimed as album of the year, the release elevated them to the peak of experimental techno music. In both live and recorded settings, the pair explore experimental underwater sounds influenced by nature, drums, and minimalism. 2022 will see their first album reissued on their own label, Spazio Disponibile.