“Arabxo Ishara” by Abu Ama isn’t a political work of art. It’s simply an album of electronic music – samples, beats and rumbling bass. Through it’s collage style production however, it somehow captures all that’s good about living in a culturally diverse community, locally and globally.
Split between Kraftwerk, Tresor and OHM, Berlin Atonal is without a doubt one of the most eagerly awaited events in Berlin thanks to its forward-thinking lineup and mouthwatering series of one-off live sets and epic world premieres. Here’s a shortlist of the performances which we look very much forward to.
After unveiling a first wave of names for their Dislocation Project which is said to focus on “exploring the collapsed relationship between periphery and centre, the shifting idea of borders, and the specificity of place”, Unsound just revealed the second part of the events’ line-up, which’ll be staggered between 2016 and 2018 all around the globe.
As we still can’t enjoy the power of ubiquity, and if you’re a bit lost when looking at all the wonders on display, here’s our essential guide to Dekmantel 2016, from the most obvious picks to the perhaps lesser known greats who’ll get to mess with your body and mind for four days of sheer chill and ecstatic dancing.
“Our Spaces” is absurdly crammed with powerhouse belters, of blistering and emotive electronic music, of tentative air and formidable listening. In its entirety, Guy Andrews has created a perfect mix of otherworldly techno and distorted post-rock, strewn together then torn right back up again, a palpable irony against the laws of electronic music, that works so, so well.