Born in Flamez
Co-hosted by Red Bull Music, the afterparty for CTM 2018 x Red Bull Music present DAF & Bestial Mouths celebrates the conclusion of ten non-stop turbulent festival days with two floors.
Curator and founder of the Burschenschaft Hysteria sorority, Angel warms up the main floor ahead of post-digital art/feminist duo Klitclique’s neo-electronic low-tech sounds and satirical word ammunition. NON Worldwide affiliates FAKA explore “the intricacies of love and romance within the black queer experience” via “ancestral gqom-gospel” sonics, video, literature, and photography. Multifaceted producer and vocalist Born In Flamez will grace us with an eclectic DJ set drawing inspiration from the fringes of club music. In the process of traversing the nether-regions of electronics, s/he subverts both genre and gender. Rounding out the floor, core member of London’s Butterz record label, prolific producer and frequent Wiley collaborator Flava D creates energetic club sets at the confluence of house, UK garage, and grime.
On the second floor, Shanghai’s GOOOOOSE has found himself involved in every facet of underground music, from label head to booker/promoter, and brand marketer of his own guitar effect pedals. 33EMYBW likewise avoids Shanghai’s pop mainstream, creating metallic rhythmic tunnels that scintillate with cold promise. Cairo’s ZULI will appear for a live set highlighting his unconventional broken rhythms and plenty of alien timbres. As one of the Metalheadz label's chief selectors, the ‘First Lady of Drum and Bass’, DJ Storm, has been tirelessly representing the crew as well as killing the dance floor with countless solo gigs. Closing the night, Pixelord assembles tributes to an imagined future with dystopian sci-fi / video-game aesthetics. His marriages of new IDM with UK bass and glitch range from the somber to the ecstatic.