Wed 29.08.18

Okzharp & Manthe Ribane feat. Chris Saunders aka Sondeza + Klein

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Hyperdub label night with exquisite soulful electro

Why complain about the state of contemporary pop music? Those who go looking, and dig around, in the margin will see that there is actually quite a lot going on. In the broadest sense. Every year, the Feeërieën attempts to reveal a piece of that (untamed) beauty. Deliberately presenting lesser known acts and sorting them neatly into particular themes. Because discovering music is what really ensures an experience, more than the decor does. The natural beauty of the Warande Park is unmistakably a 100% part of Feeërieën though too, of course. Experience2!

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has unfortunately had to cancel for this evening. We received the following message from her: "I deeply apologize that I am unable to perform due to a personal emergency. Thanks for your understanding."

But we have already found a more than worthy substitute and at the same time we make a real Hyperdub evening of it, with the addition of Okzharp & Manthe Ribane feat. Chris Saunders aka Sondeza.

One of the most exciting releases in recent months on London’s Hyperdub label was debut ‘Closer Apart’ by South African duo Okzharp & Manthe Ribane. Okzharp is the solo project of LV’s Gervase Gordon, who moved from South Africa to London. Manthe Ribane is a South African choreographer, dancer, musician, fashion icon and performance artist.

Whereas there were clear influences of South African gqom music to be heard on their previous EPs, this album has a much broader musical pallet and it is bursting with soulful electro that will also suit fans of FKA twigs or Björk.

Live, they will also be assisted by filmmaker and visual artist Chris Saunders, aka Sondeza, who we might know from his work for the likes of Nozinja and Oumou Sangaré.

KLEIN (Hyperdub/uk)
London/Nigerian artist Klein is associated with Kode9’s excellent Hyperdub label, which has been ahead of its time since it came into being. Think: Burial, Fatima Al Qadiri, Laurel Halo, Dean Blunt or DJ Rashad.  Her EP ‘Tommy’ from 2017 sounded particularly amazing and grabbed attention right away. Pitchfork: ‘It’s an intense, discomforting listen but never less than visceral in its impact.' FACT then described her work as ‘grainy pop collages with elements like heavily-manipulated audio samples, R&B-inspired vocals, and metallic drones.’ Comparisons with the deconstructed noise-jams of Hype Williams and Micachu are never far removed.

Soundtrack by Dj Jasper

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