he first night in the iconic Hotel Forum features a program going beyond club music. The Ballroom includes new forms of industrial music, from Lotic’s hybrid manifest of power and JASSS's abstract sounds to Blawan’s modular techno, while everyone’s favourite DJ, Ben UFO, will close the room.
The Chandelier Room begins intimately, with a dreamy opening set by jjijijijj and Oklou’s songs, only to take unexpected twists into bass music, from the dubby hip-hop of Poland’s Syny, through Deena Abdelwahed’s combination of club music and Arab traditions and Kampire’s showcase of African dance music. Footwork’s originator RP Boo plays a set that will be opened with a short live show from Hubert Zemler on drums.
The Kitchen lineup features two artists associated with the Algorave movement, Renick Bell and Miri Kat, as well as coders who participate in their Unsound workshop. Gábor Lázár follows with a show of extreme computer music and light, while TCF explores the possibilities of AI in music with the premiere of his new creation TCFX. Note that a couple more artists will be added to this lineup.