If you put Grunge, Punk and Stoner Rock together, add a lot of queer vitality and allow it to glitter as fuck, you get 24/7 Diva Heaven! So easy, so brute and rousing. Energy is not just swirling from stage, it’s jumping at you! It will be very. Very loud, very sweaty, very not-outmoded, very wicked…Welcome to heaven you divas;)
Like a ferry Abarra swings between the shores of apparent opposites, transporting the most beautiful of both worlds:
East and West, traditional and modern, acoustic and electronic, Arabic and German.
The music offers a view into the depths and lets you experience that below the surface of the water the earth is one connected whole. Let yourself dive deep with traditional Arabic music, electronic dance music, dabke, oud, Saz, raq, saxophone, clarinet, and many more…
Aerodice - Organic Beats
Didge'n'Drums Edition: Hypnotizing Didgeridoo Rhythms, Baselines, Vocals and Jaw Harps merge together with the raw power of Pumping Drums into High-Energy Organic Dance Music. Dance. it. Out!
Consisting of a collaboration between two musicians, AFAR seeks to bridge the distance between the natural and the industrial, exploring the paradox between organic and electronic. In some spaces, AFAR might build dance-oriented rhythms layered with haunting vocals. Whereas in others, the band creates moments of ambience composed of multi-instrumental soundscapes
Alicia Edelweiss’ music is a peculiar incarnation of folk and pop, accompanied by a very personal, open-hearted and humorous language of the imagination. As a busker with a gift for circus performance her music has a theatrical touch. Currently operating from Vienna, Austria, Alicia Edelweiss performs something between freak folk, anti-folk and chamber pop.
Ash Roy's illustrious career has seen him perform around the world. Today he is one of the most revered acts in the underground dance music scene and is constantly touring. From founding Jalebee Cartel to Soupherb Records, Ash has come a long way. A trained tabla player, Ash's style moves through genres that range from minimal-techno to techno, incorporating live percussions.
They’ve got songs about superspreaders, menstruation and mansplaining. Blond are a force to be reckoned with, Chemnitz’ super trio featuring sisters Nina and Lotta Kummer. Their lyrics are smart, funny and socio-critical, the music is guitar heavy, but they got Disco tunes as well. Don’t mess with Blond.
Amplified and in fast tempo, Cherry Bandora revives the vintage genres of 50's Greek pop music (Laïko), 60's Turkish psychedelic rock (Anadolu Rock) and 70's Israeli oriental music (Mizrahit). Playing a selection of nostalgic love songs from across the mediterranean port cities of Thessaloniki, Istanbul and Jaffa, the sound of this retro group (Cherry - vocals, Liad - bouzouki, Ziggy - keys, Nimrod - drums) is additionally inspired by bollywood melodies, rembetiko feeling and surf riffs, as well as middle-eastern and rhumba rhythms, a combination which fuses together into one blasting and moving show.
A true optimist, Berlin-based DJ and radio host Elke radiates high energy – whether through playful electro, garage, and jungle or via percussive techno, bassy rollers, and stone-cold drumfunk. That’s how the Hard Wax staff member and resident of Griessmuehle’s party series Grime Box spends her days: searching for vibes in tunes and life.
Franca überzeugt zuverlässig mit ihren energetischen, groove-getriebenen DJSets. Als Grenz- gängerin zwischen Techno und House beherrscht sie das Timing genau so gelungen wie die Geschichtenerzählung. Für ihre Fähigkeit sich in das Publikum, den Raum und die Zeit einzufühlen und so gekonnt die Energiefelder der Tanzfläche zu gestalten, wird sie weltweit geschätzt und gefeiert
Franca is appreciated around the globe for her energetic, creative and groovedriven DJ sets. Playing on the fringes of techno and house, she is as tight on the controls as she is playful in her storytelling. Her unique ability to feel the audience, space and time, carefully capturing and then guiding the energy of the dance floor with focus and dedication, is one of her true trade- marks.
Straight outta Groningen NL, Fre4knc’s frequencies are progressive in spirit, techy in nature and dark and dynamic in delivery. Turn on, tune in… DJ, producer, sound designer, dedicated perfectionist: Bertran van den Hoff has been honing his tense, moody signature since he first fell in love with the dark designs of late 90s tech-driven underground drum & bass. Committed to the dark art of studio-craft for over a decade, and even longer learning the psychology of the dancefloor and the language of mix alchemy as a DJ; he has played across the world from Fabric London to the Great Wall of China via multiple Noisia Invites appearances.
Gina Sabatini is one of the best known for her hypnotic downbeat and slowhouse sets. Coming from a diverse music background, her passion has always been the dancefloor. As an passionate dancer before she started DJing in Berlin, then immersed herself in growing a loyal wide audience and keeping listeners on many sweet places engaged with her aesthetic of the slower side of underground dance music. Gina is telling melodic deep stories and her devotion to the music speaks through her captivating and powerful sets. But it´s all about the groove, when she’s dropping some low-tempo-deep-house-joints.
Ismael Zouaoui lives and breathes music between Switzerland and Berlin. He spends his days between his two studios, making complex electronic music that incorporates intricate drum patterns, diverse sampling techniques, multiple layers and textures. Exploring sounds and ideas from different eras, his music is contemporary, playful, distorted, 3-dimensional, fat, and clean.
This dust is addictive. Hypnotic, driving Electronica sounds, like a perfect endless Slow Techno set with real good songwriting and guitars. Kerala Dust formed in South London in 2016, and have been making psychedelic driving sounds for late nights ever since.
Kraftfuttermischwerk – you can’t translate it, you can’t pronounce it in English. Ronny and Rudi are running a highly frequented German blog, but they’re also a DJ team. Chillhop, Downbeat, Downtempo, Ambient Electronica – call it whatever you want. These guys mean relaxbusiness.
No jokes with names! L.A. Salami has heard them all. And Lookman Adekunle Salami has been called many names, also, be it "Black Bob Dylan" or "English Neil Young". Also, he was
"Most Stylish Man In Music". Aside from that, the London musician is a terrific Singer/Songwriter, who doesn't need more than voice and guitar to stun huge audiences.
Andre is a show of object’s manipulation with floats, plastic bags and a compressor. Andre is also a friend. Andre is my friend. Even though I'm a bastard, he understands me. I love playing with him, I always win. If I have to move, Andre is ready and available to help me. Since I met Andre, my life has changed. La Belle Journée is a young circus company consisting of the two artists Francesco Caspani and Andrea Sperotto. After 7 years of various experiences (circus schools, training, performances, tours), they meet again to create a new show: Andre.
Go b****es, go! This five girls from London seriously got some psychedelic groove. The band is fronted by Serra and flanked by Carolina, Augustina, Josefine and Nic. And if a band plays with a synthguitar, nothing can go wrong. With a lot of cumbia rythm in their music you are absolutly allowed to dance in front of the stage of this bunch of rockgirls! Open another bottle of Tequila. And Boys, please shut up or get at least some citron for the drinks;)
A tuxedo can hold a prince or a waiter. La Soirée is another three-dimensional composition of music, acrobatics and absurd theatre by the company My!Laika. As always with this international troupe, a Kafkaesque chaos of emotions is created by misguided expectations for audience and artists. Spectacular but nonsensical circus disciplines suddenly represent the only sensible way out of no less non-sensical situations. An anthology of repertoire from 10 years of Art-Cirque on the road with special guests, which My!Laika created especially for the inauguration of the new La Balena tent in Lärz.
Neta Polturak is one of the most promising young talents to come out of Tel Aviv’s eclectic underground scene.
Walking the blurry line between dark experimental and melodic pop, Neta’s tunes are both atmospheric and immensely powerful, supported by a mesmerising and chillingly beautiful androgynous stage presence. A female solo artist based in Berlin, Neta’s incendiary combination of Rowland S.Howard’s darkness and the raw power of PJ Harvey has already garnered her a dedicated and ever growing fan base around the world.
Looking back at more then two decades of Djing, Noema is a true master at the decks. Through his profound selection, mesmerizing dramaturgy and exceptional mixing skills, his sets take the audience to dionysian highs and places beyond the listeners imagination. It is impossible to categorize Noema's sound in terms like House, Disco and Techno. Without boarders, Noema creates his very own and truly unique blueprint of contemporary clubmusic: His eclectic music selection flows freely between all kinds of electronic music from Downbeat to Techno and combines it with Brazilian tunes, Turkish edits, Disco jams, Balearic rides, Indi-Rock, Pop, Jazz and everything he finds worth sharing. Mostly psychedelic and always soulful, sensual, suprising, rich in percussion and ranging from a good old rave to groovy beach vibes, his sets are always different and taylor-made for the occasion.
Ravi Kuma is a hard hitting electronic rap duo consisting of rapper Sharon
Kumaraswamy and producer Aske Knudsen. Their music hits a unique spot on the Scandinavian rap scene.
Industrial bass lines, dusty marching beats and gimmicky top lines make up their underground music. Through cheeky and explicit lyrics they bring up tabooed and current topics from a personal, human and societal perspective. The topics are served
with a well-portioned self-deprecating humor and irony but has a seriousness to it which can’t or musn’t be missed in the quirky universe Ravi Kuma operates in. Catchy hook lines and an intense live performance means, that Ravi Kuma leaves a
solid impression on their audience which only few can match.
Coming from a background of house and techno - Natalie, Max and Falk have been keystones of a German slow dance movements for more than 10 years. Sounds like: synth-disco, acid-drenched house and psychedelic techno.
Sun-drenched deep sea tracks. Dub rhythms, dripping with disco beats, low-flying bass and dreamy, sweeping melodies. Schlammpeitziger is painter and performance artist Jo Zimmermann - his LoFi-sounds have been enchanting dancefloors since 1992.
Sutsche is low German, meaning “slow, relaxed, unstrained” with a twist towards a generally mellow lifestyle. Hamburg DJs akaak, Martin Moritz and Gurss Von Dred are spinning their techno/house records at 33 rpm instead off 45. Sounds like a chilled dancing experience.
If you put together garagerock, chanson, country, muddy blues and polka, then decorate it with a raw voice from a dirty pub, name it ‚Schwutscher‘ and you have the essence of this band. Since ever this six guy combo from the north of germany compose songs so unembarrassed and humorous that they work out as an antithesis to ‚normal‘ society. But more with a smile than with a headache. They have a lot of fatalistic reflections of coping with life between ashtrays and the next ordered beer.
Somehow it needs to go on, so lets stay on the road!
Amsterdam based veteran Yorobi (Repertoire/Parallax Recordings/Exit/ Disc World/ Pollination) traverses various genres and era’s. Yorobi connects the dots between jungle(tekno), juke, half-time, breaks, UK hardcore, rave, breaks, drum and bass, slowfast and more. Expect evocative high octane sets.
INÉZ LOVES MINIMALISM AND THE PURISTIC SOUND OF A PIANO WHILE DEMIAN LOVES TO MESS IT UP.
That’s what Ätna from Dresden say about their penchant in making music. They worked with star House DJs and famous bands, but they’re at their best as a duo. Clever ballads and Beats-heavy Synth-Pop – Ätna are future super starstars.
Andre is contemporary circus and object manipulation with floating tyres, plastic bags and a compressor. Andre is also a friend. Andre is my friend. Even though I‘m a bastard, he understands me. I love playing with him because I always win. La Belle Journée is a young circus company who created with Andre their first own show full of subtle humour.
La Soirée is a composition of music, acrobatics and absurd theatre. A Kafkaesque chaos of emotions is created for audience and artists. Spectacular but nonsensical circus disciplines suddenly represent the only sensible way out of no less nonsensical situations. An anthology, which My!Laika created especially for the inauguration of the new La Balena tent in Lärz.