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Following last year's collaboration series at the Pickle Factory, MANANA//Cuba are back to push the boundaries of live electronic music.
Dutch techno pioneer CONFORCE makes a rare London appearance with a monster DJ set alongside a one-off line up. Premiering their collaboration in London are German producer Burnt Friedman and leading Iranian percussionist, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, playing the tombak. The night also sees the launch of Afro-Cuban electronic quartet Ariwo's second album and a DJ set by Manchester's rising dub-techno stars – SPACE AFRIKA.
Here's a bit more about the line up:
CONFORCE (DJ SET)
Revered Dutch producer/DJ Boris Bunnik is best known for aliases Conforce (techno) and Versalife (electro). Releasing through Delsin, Clone and Rush Hour he has been a pillar of Dutch electronic music for the last decade - always bringing clarity, space and momentum to his productions and legendary DJ sets.
BURNT FRIEDMAN & MOHAMMAD REZA MORTAZAVI (LIVE)
"What Mortazavi and Friedman have in common is their shared expertise in uneven, cyclical rhythms – the foundation of their trance-like music, which is both subtle and ecstatic” — Boomkat.com
> Watch a video of their live performance: http://bit.ly/2SXVqT2
> Listen to Mohammad playing solo here: https://open.spotify.com/track/30OVtftTXXvwvmIzQC6W9V
"Formidably integrated. A sonic terra incognita guided only by a hypnotic and dub-wise focus on forward motion" — The Wire
Ariwo channel afro-cuban polyrhythms, carnival horns and chants through an uncompromising live electronic set. Expect an all star lineup of musicians joining them for guest appearances on stage.
> Teaser of their new album (releasing April 15th)
SPACE AFRIKA (DJ SET)
"Space Afrika are the Manchester duo breathing new life into dub techno" — FACT
With their slow-stepping, spacious urban dubscapes, Space Afrika harness ambient, Detroit techno and shades of early nineties Sheffield with a fresh and open approach to composition — this is dub techno stripped-down, sealed in a time capsule and sent back from the near future. Driving, echo-laden deep beats form the bed for a heavily subaquatic sound palette with undercurrents of cybernetic dread.
>> Check out their NTS shows: http://bit.ly/2SHdaCg
NTS radio host and London based producer Kit Grill will be warming up. He has released music on Getme!, Vase and continues to release on his own label Primary Colours. On March 15th 2019 he will release a 4 track EP ‘Surface’ moving back towards a more electronic and club sound.
>> Sneak preview of 'Surface' here: https://bit.ly/2EzU7F7
>> Check out his chilled Sunday NTS shows here: https://bit.ly/2tI7CMO