BRDCST: sound & performance art duo linked to Rabit’s label Halcyon Veil
BRDCST is AB’s outstanding indoor spring festival spotlighting musical boundlessness.
The name is a direct reference to the retro futuristic electronica-pop of English band Broadcast that released inspiring albums like ‘Haha Sound’ and ‘Noise Made By The People’ over the past decade. Artists who feel strongly about musical innovation form the focal point for BRDCST. Our musical gut-feeling does the rest.
BRDCST GOES BONNEFOOI
Again this year, BRDCST has formed an alliance with the neighbours on the other side of the street – music bar Bonnefooi @ Steenstraat 8 – to offer an extra platform for exciting and innovative sounds. Rewind? Last year’s highlights were: Moor Mother (who appears at this edition with her band Irreversible Entanglements), Les Filles De Illighadad and the Icelandic postpunk of Kælan Mikla. This year we go for the African diaspora (see: SCRAAATCH) with a focus on the NON Worldwide collective (see: Nkisi and Bonaventure).
SCRAAATCH feat. E. Jane + lawd knows
Ready for a serious serve of namedropping? SCRAAATCH is Philadelphia sound & performance art duo MHYSA (aka E. Jane) and lawd knows (aka chukwumaa). Their style can best be described as ‘African diasporic art and contemporary US culture and literature with vocal pop, rap, R&B and experimental electronics.’ Their chaotic and energetic hybrid live/DJ-sets could already be seen/heard at the famous MoMa’s PS1 and The New Museum (both in New York). Their tracks and mixes have appeared both via NON Worldwide (the network of Chino Amobi, Angel-Ho and Nkisi) and via Rabit’s outlet Halcyon Veil (on which MHYSA’s debut ‘fantasii’ also saw the light of day. The Wire catapulted her album – on which lawd knows also did the production for 3 tracks – to one of the best five ‘albums of the year’ and Pitchfork described her as ‘a queer black underground pop star for the cyber resistance’.
Entry is free of charge according to the principle ‘First come, first served.’
This also applies to those bearing a Limited BRDCST Festival Pass.