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SOFIE BIRCH (DK)

Rich collages of ambient, dreams and electronic hardware. The Copenhagen-based composer Sofie Birch recalls blissful melodies and synth tones within swirling harmonies that subtle softens the ear.

Ever since she released her first cassette EP Sketchy Commodity in 2017 on the Danish imprint Infinite Waves, she has sounded like an artist of dreams. Her debut album Doldreams continues her style of sensibilities with her experimental streak. With a soundscape of flourishing strings, soft vocal, chimes, birds, creaks and a lingering synth line paving her way through organic symphonies.

Educated with a bachelor degree in sound design, she has studied the structure of sounds despite this her live performances are just as much improvised as they are structured. Often in simple constellations where one improvised melody sequence evolves into new sequences creating dynamic waves of ambiances. Through this, she reacts with the impulses from her listeners and this is expressed with orchestral grandeur in order to create a peaceful space between spiritual and secular realms.

Sofie Birch’s work can be compared to that of a collagist, dutifully assembling her influences and inspirations into dreamy yet coherent compositions. It places Sofie Birch somewhere between ambient and experimental terrain which her musicianship leaves her well equipped to handle.

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KRISTIINA MÄNNIKKÖ (FI)

Masterful Finnish DJ Kristiina Männikkö conceals her sets with dark mysticism, but never at the expense of danceability. Her trademark whipping snare drum is ever-present, while genres and eras of music around it change from techno to new wave and from EBM to electro. Männikkö has been one of the most beloved DJ’s at the Helsinki clubs Kaiku and Ääniwalli for the last couple of years. She is also hosting a weekly radio show concentrating on mystic electronic vibes at Radio Helsinki.

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AIRPLANE & SPACESHIP (IS)


Airplane & Spaceship (fka dj. flugvel og geimskip) is the one-person orchestra of Steinunn Hardardottir that draws influences from a thousand worlds. Defined as electronic horror-music with a space twist, the music is a mix of playful beats, cool bass, catchy melodies and high-pitched vocals. Her live performances are colourful and poetic and her music deals with alien worlds, mysteries, dreams and dangers of the night.

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XENIA XAMANEK (DK)


Copenhagen-based composer, artist and musician Xenia Xamanek has created a name for herself with her expressive style and wired the Danish underground scene for electronic music.

Having studied the rules of composition and been formally trained on saxophone, Xenia Xamanek is an artist who is appealed to ignore all rules in order to approach her idiosyncratic style of music. She debuted in 2015 with her releases on Infinite Waves under her previous alias Equis. Since then she has been involved in several collaborations and projects dealing with site-specific sound art, audiovisuals performances and much more. She released her first solo album under her own name Xenia Xamanek, entitled “Envase” on the danish music platform Anyines, in November 2018.Xamanek is a true contemporary hardware explorer who pushes her sound material in unusual ways, navigating an adventurous field and creating a surreal soundscape of high standard.

Recent release is the single “imprints of Her In Bars of House”  released july 2019 on Posh Isolation.

SHXCXCHCXSH (SE)


The enigmatic duo SHXCXCHCXSH has spent the better part of this decade to explore and extend the fringes of ghostly and percussive techno, through celebrated releases on Avian and their own Rösten imprint. Their fourth album, OUFOUFOF, takes us to some newly discovered autechrian hinterland of thorny and gnarled rhythms.

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MARIA W HORN (SE)


Exceptionally prolific and conscientious yet with ever-present punk ethos, electronic composer and intermedial performer Maria w Horn is yielding increasing international recognition, most recently with the excellent album Kontrapoetik.

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VANLIGT FOLK (SE)
What would have become of D.A.F. if they had been signed to Trojan instead of Mute back in the day? Add a good pinch of absurdism and social realism in the vein of prized film director Roy Andersson and Vanligt Folk might just be the answer. The Gothenburg group’s name can be translated to ’common people’ and they make use of primitive electronics, drums and skewed vocals – ranging from harsh social commentary to the purely nonsensical – to create their own take on body music.
On September 24th 2018 Vanligt Folk release their second full length album ’Hambo’. The title is taken from the traditional Swedish folk dance Hambo that was highly popular among the common people at the turn of the last century. With this album, Vanligt Folk juxtaposes the working class dance phenomena of Hambo with modern day club culture. This is done in the most blasphemous manner thinkable, as is the way of Vanligt Folk. Concepts like nationalism, race and tradition are all treated with the same merry lack of reverence. The only thing that needs to be respected is The Dance and those who take part in it, whether accompanied by accordions or drum machines. Or both.

DJ HVAD (DK)

Since 2000’s DJ HVAD aka Hari Kishore has been a prime catalyst on the electronic music scene in Denmark. Both as part of Albertslund Terrorkorps, Syg Nok and latest Kommunal Dubplate he has pushed far more boundaries than any army. His sets have an impressive versatility, genre- bending appeal and he puts a distinct spin on every dancefloor. You can expect a delivery on everything from dustbowl belters to fresh gabba anthems. He scratches that itch perfectly.

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EASTER (NO/DE)

Easter’s fuq’d future-pop can’t pinned down. The Berlin-based duo is supremely unconcerned with labeling, leading others (as No Fear Of Pop notes) to designate their output as “post-human” or “post-gender.”

Max Boss, from West Germany, met Norwegian tourist Stine Omar in Berlin in the mid-2000s. The pair began making videos together and formed a band called Euroshit, which would become Easter. Omar writes and delivers her strange lyric-poems in a variety of voices (from deadpan to a Kate Bush-esque warble) while Boss creates backing tracks with Ableton. Since 2011, the duo has self-released four albums, evolving from the no-wave-indebted Ur a Great Babe, in 2011, to the richer palette of sonic textures and obscure references on offer in 2014’s New Cuisine Part 1 and subsequent Beige Eyes mixtape.

In 2014, Omar and Boss premiered Sadness is an Evil Gas Inside of Me: a serial melodrama narrated by Stones Throw affiliate Annika. That same year, they toured outside Europe for the first time, traveling to North and South America. In 2015, same year, they also supplied a remix for post-punk artist V, one of three acts cherry picked by Berlin Community Radio for Welcome to Berlin, the station’s annual roundup of promising Berlin-based talent.

JAAKKO EINO KALEVI (FI)

Kalevi grew up in Jyväskylä. He started to release music in 2007. Kalevi used to work as a tram driver in Helsinki, Finland. In 2015, he released Jaakko Eino Kalevi on Weird World. The album was shortlisted for the sixth Nordic Music Prize.

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SØS GUNVER RYBERG (DK)

SØS Gunver Ryberg is a Danish composer, performer and sound artist. She creates  genre-defying electronic music, sound installations and stage performances. She has been awarded several times for her music, significantly a BAFTA nomination for her work on the multi award winning video game INSIDE by Playdead.  She has a broad performance and production background: releases, compositions for dance, performance art and theatre, multichannel installations and exhibition works, video games, film, commissioned productions, audio walks and live concert performances.

Latest Aphex Twin curated her to perform at the Warehouse Project 2019 opening in Manchester. Her performance at ADE 2019 was highlighted as one of the key performances by Resident Advisor. Since appearing on Objekt’s Boiler Room in 2014, she’s become known for delivering music of uncompromising intensity.

Touring all over the world to perform at festivals, clubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and churches to more unconventional contexts like an underwater reservoir, a running metro train, a planetarium or an old industrial ship allows.

Recent highlights for SØS Gunver Ryberg have include appearances at Aphex Twin curates, Berghain, Tresor, Nuit Sonores, Roskilde Festival, Atonal, Boiler Room, CTM Festival, DR Concert hall, ADE, Corsica Studios, Flow Festival, EKKO, Rewire, Today’s art and more.

Her characteristic style is recognized for challenging your state of consciousness by transformative music experiences with insistent rhythms, combined with a meticulous exploration of textures and timbres. Raw sounds created from synthesis and processed field recordings are framed by symphonic forms and create a unique expressivity.

These last years besides touring she has created the immersive quadrophonic installation ‘WHITE SUN’, composed all music and sound textures  for the Danish film ‘Cutterhead’ by director Rasmus Kloster Bro premiered in March 2019 (Won Best Music Creation at Film Festival Premiers Plans in France), composed spatial music for the AR experience ‘Eurydike’ – an art installation/music theater/real life game by director Evelyn Hribersek and composed for the Royal Theater in Copenhagen.

Her work is often site specific and explores the relation to the actual performed acoustics of the space, including compositions for The Royal Library 12 channel speaker system in Copenhagen, a 6 channel installation/concert in an defunct underground water reservoir with a reverberation of 17 sec and quadrofonic concert in the Wintergarden at Glytoteket in Copenhagen. Her commissions for theatre have included original scores for the Luzerne Theatre in Switzerland and Deutsche Theatre in Berlin.

UYARAKQ (GL)

Aqqalu Berthelsen, better known as Uyarakq, is a greenlandic electronic musician/producer and DJ. His musical background varies from metal to funk, which he played with a passion in his youth in Greenland and Denmark. He’s now producing electronic music and produces hip hop for inuit rappers. He’s also the man behind the music label and production company, Mediahouse Qunnersuaq. He was nominated for Nordic Councils Music Prize in 2016 for his collaborative work, Kunngiitsuuffik, with the indigenous rapper, Peand-eL

MINAIS B (DK)

Navigating between hard-hitting beats and ethereal harmonies, the Copenhagen-based artist Minais B places the listener in flux of serenity and euphoria.

Minais B is the moniker of Copenhagen-based composer Villads Klint also part of the trio KhalilH2OP and co-founder of the platform Anyines. He has released two albums ‘As The River At Its Source’ and ‘Deep Care’ in 2017.

In his solo project, the Minais B weaves contrasting musical ideas into adventurous narratives utilizing synthesizers, organs and the speaking voice. His debut album ‘Deep Care’ explored the decay of a musical release: The album was released as a custom made moisturizer (1.01 Fl.oz) with an expiration date. All there is left of the album is a subtle noise on all streaming platforms. His latest release ‘As The River At Its Source’ was a 16-minute electronic piece topped with a spoken word narrative. The piece was an investigation of xenophobia drawing on contemporary electronics and the legacy of Robert Ashley.

The third and forthcoming release from Minais B is titled ‘Quiet Bloom’. The release deals with the loss of a loved one, the process of grief and the subsequent importance of giving back what the world takes from you. The album uses organs and synthesizers, danish hymns and arpeggio patterns. At live performances this takes shape with Klint combining the laptop with church organs, electrical organs, and synthesizers, steering the project of Minais B in a new, melodic direction.

KLARA LEWIS (SE)

Klara Lewis is a Swedish composer born in 1993. Her critically acclaimed debut album Ett was released by Viennese record label Editions Mego in 2014 and was followed shortly thereafter by the Msuic EP, released on fellow SHAPE-supported artist Peder Mannerfelt’s eponymous label.

“[…] Ett is the work of a gifted and thoughtful sound sculptress, who combines found sounds, field
recordings and electronic textures to create beguiling and resonant works that operate on all manner of levels.” Joseph Burnett, The Quietus

“The way [Lewis] manipulates these recordings of her own surroundings is expressive and intuitive, and the music sparkles with personality despite its sparseness.” Rory Gibb, The Wire

Lewis is studying her second year of a bachelor degree in Audio-visual Production. She is currently collaborating with Simon Fisher Turner and Rainier Lericolais.

LINDA LAZAROV (FI)

Helsinki-based DJ Linda Lazarov started out DJing house music but eventually became interested in darker soundscapes. Or, to put it in her own words, “The more challenging the sound, the better.” Nowadays you can hear her spinning electro, new beat and EBM at the beloved Kaiku Club. Her Choice Mix drifts between pulsating mania, distorted melancholia and soothing electro.

KALI MALONE (US/SE)

Headquartered in Stockholm, Kali Malone is an American composer and musician who creates sonic monoliths that tug at the very material of listening. Via analog and digital synthesis – and within compositional frameworks that utilize just intonation and psychoacoustic phenomena – Malone’s minimalism maintains a certain gravity even as the ground below shifts. A recent string of critically acclaimed albums explore harmonic interplay within electro-acoustic instrumentation: woodwinds with buchla 200 synthesiser, strings quartets with sine waves, and – most notably – the pipe organ close mic’d and spatialized. Using synthetic and acoustic instrumentation in repetitive and extended durations, Malone’s rich harmonic textures emit a distinct emotive hue serving to generate a captivating and uncanny depth of focus.

Malone has performed extensively throughout Europe and North America, with notable features at Berlin Atonal, Moogfest, Cafe Oto, Le Guess Who?, and Ina GRM. She has collaborated and performed with a variety of artists including Caterina Barbieri, Ellen Arkbro, Sorrowing Christ, Puce Mary, Free The Land, Zach Rowden, Leila Bordreuil and Lucy Railton. In 2016 she co-founded the record label XKatedral together with Maria W Horn. She holds both a BFA and MFA in electro-acoustic composition from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

 

IDK IDA (DK/IS)

Danish artist IDK IDA is a Reykjavik based composer and producer who has her roots planted in the Icelandic underground scene. The unique sound of her Industrial Electronica was already evident on the debut release ‘THE BUG’ from 2017 but has become even more uncompromising on three-piece EP ‘Muscle Memory’ from October 2019. Her personal style and emotional density creates a deep connection with the audience and has taken her on tour around europe. Deep bass, complex beats and a web of field recordings create an atmosphere that wraps itself around her expressive voice when she paces the stage with great intensity. The listener is invited into a cutting-edge world full of desperation, artistic vision and exiting sound design. Her sense of DIY and punk mentality are evident in projects and collaborations such as co-founding the Weird Kids collective, setting up shows and in the organisation #KIM that focuses on creating an equal arts- and music industry. Her passion for conveying emotions, combining art forms and bringing people together make her a very exciting artist to follow.

FAKETHIAS (NO)

Oslo-based producer FAKETHIAS makes restless and disjointed electronic music. He searches for harmony in the chaotic, and explores extremes and contrasts, fusing industrial textures with contemplative melodies and personal voice notes. His debut EP “Attune” (2018), released on Ball ‘Em Up, was met with positive acclaim from publications such as The Fader, and received a nomination for a Spellmannsprisen, the Norwegian Grammy. His most recent mix for i-D Magazine was a playful and fast-paced workout, blending extreme metallurgists Meshuggah and rapid techno. FAKETHIAS will bring his intense audiovisual live performance which premiered during Red Bull Music Festival in Berlin last year to Sónar Barcelona.

EXPLOITED BODY (FI)

Exploited Body, the alias of multi-disciplinary artist Noah Kin, is an exploration of the toxic relationships we have with the “bodies” we inhabit – our bodies, our societies and our planet – through relentless sonic experiments that push the limits of the physicality of sound.

BJØRN TORSKE (NO)

Bjørn Torske is a house music producer. Born in 1971 in Tromsø, Norway, Torske became involved with producing music and local radio before moving to Bergen, Norway. He has collaborated on many occasions with Röyksopp.

Börringe Kloster meets Imad Al Tamimi (SE)

Börringe Kloster (SE) are Malmö heroes Ivar Lantz & Emanuel Sundin, a.k.a. Golden Ivy & Prins Emanuel, longtime musical partners and operators of the Fasaan record label.

Building their core and harmonies around samples from percussive and mayhap poorly recorded sounds, Börringe Kloster conceives a plentitude of polyrhythmic and trance-inducing patterns. Together with Malmö-based Palestinian musician and oud player Imad Al Tamimi, they perform in semi-improvisation.

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ASTRID SONNE (DK)

The electronic adventurer and viola player Astrid Sonne thrives on the glorious dissonance that comes from using live viola and a chamber choir in the same breath as brain-scrambling noise and glitchy abstraction.

Astrid Sonne is a Copenhagen-based composer and musician. With a background in classical music, Astrid Sonne opens up an electronic space to study the balance between mechanical and organic elements in her music. The compositions consist of everything from synthesizers to viola sequences and choir samples, but are all characterized by the presence of highly personal, human emotions. Furthermore, Astrid Sonne has engaged in creating conceptual, site-specific compositions for places like the old ruins under the Danish Parliament and a stretch of the Copenhagen Metro as a part of Trans Metro Express for Strøm Festival.

Astrid Sonne’s debut album Human Lines was released via Escho on February 16th 2018. Astrid Sonne says, “with Human Lines I wanted to explore the balance between repetition and renewal in various universes which respond to different emotional stages. It has been important for me to work with the idea of what happens when computer-generated sound meets organic sound, such as vocal and viola, but always bearing in mind that it should not overshadow the emotional relatedness that I wish for people to have when they listen to this album.”

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RAGNHILD MAY (DK)
 

Ragnhild May is an artist from Denmark living and working in Copenhagen and New York.
Working in the field between visual arts and music, she works with installation, performance and sculpture. Her works has been shown internationally, recent performances and exhibitions include Issue Project Room (USA), Konsthall Varberg (SE), SuperDeluxe (JP), The Danish National Gallery (DK).

JESSE (FI)


JESSE was born in 2007 from the minds of two frustrated teenager musicians that were looking for a new appearance and musical output, to satisfy their hedonistic needs. Alter egos Kalifornia-Keke and Stiletti-Ana were created to perform fast and arrogant synthesizer music and to have fun wearing unfashionable outfits. This ingenious concept led into unintended success and JESSE became the first real band for the boys to release records and play hundreds of shows. The hype and success came easily, however Kalifornia-Keke and Stiletti-Ana never cared too much about it and just kept making music and developing themselves. The fast synthesizer music and enthusiastic experimentations with electronic instruments wasn’t anymore challenging the creative minds enough. That is why Keke and Ana started to use wider instrumentation and invite other musicians to studio to create more complex and ambitious music. After releasing their second album Tum Tum Tum they took a broad step towards such genres as world music, afrobeat, funk, ambient and cosmic disco. They have continued on this path and grown into a four member band. Their fourth album Twotinos (2017) included many psyched out slow and cosmic jams and was produced by the legendary DJ Sotofett. The fifth album Fluids (Höga Nord Records 2018) is again more electronic and esoteric and shows JESSE’s endless quest for lush, smooth and soft tapey new age vibes that has become their signature sound.

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KRISTIINA MÄNNIKÖ (FI)

Masterful Finnish DJ Kristiina Männikkö conceals her sets with dark mysticism, but never at the expense of danceability. Her trademark whipping snare drum is ever-present, while genres and eras of music around it change from techno to new wave and from EBM to electro. Männikkö has been one of the most beloved DJ’s at the Helsinki clubs Kaiku and Ääniwalli for the last couple of years. She is also hosting a weekly radio show concentrating on mystic electronic vibes at Radio Helsinki.

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SPECIAL-K (IS)

Special-K is an Icelandic avant-garde musician and artist. Her debut album I Thought I’d Be More Famous by Now is a visual album where every song has its own music video. A “No budget Lemonade”. She combines different elements like pop culture, fashion, poetry and whimsical music to create a universe of her own. A Universe made out of post-internet aesthetics, cheekily honest lyrics and all kinds of quirky sounds and instruments. The music (which is all written, recorded and produced by her) is a mixture of rawness and sophistication, combining complex synth arrangements with playful recorder flute solos etc. When playing live she has the videos playing on a big screen behind her with karaoke lyrics. The album is a tribute to the bittersweet melancholy of the everyday life of a millennial. Unfulfilled dreams of fame and glory, impostor syndrome and love and boredom in the age of tinder are amongst her themes. Her lyrics and style are at the same time a 100% sincere and 100% ironic.[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrQ3c8DviY0″]

AIRPLANE & SPACESHIP (IS)


Airplane & Spaceship (fka dj. flugvel og geimskip) is the one-person orchestra of Steinunn Hardardottir that draws influences from a thousand worlds. Defined as electronic horror-music with a space twist, the music is a mix of playful beats, cool bass, catchy melodies and high-pitched vocals. Her live performances are colourful and poetic and her music deals with alien worlds, mysteries, dreams and dangers of the night.

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MALIN NORDSTRØM (DK)

Creating immersive environments and interactive situations, Malin invites her audience to experiences in the borderland between reality and fiction. Dissolving the boundaries between science and belief, she builds participatory rooms for shared exploration of actions and rituals in a time of secularity and globalization. In her video projections and sound installations Malin often utilises remix and montage techniques to emphasize and juxtapose found texts and images, disclosing power dynamics and cognitive dissonance.

Often inspired by new technology, current political issues and her own upbringing in-between the European and Asian continents, she closely examines language, interactions and everyday performativity, delving into affect commodification and decision-making ethics, questioning contradictions and exploitation. At the core of her practice lies a fascination for the human experience – the ways we make meaning, identity and relationships.

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BOSKA (NO)

One of our hometown favourites, acclaimed drummer and latin percussionist Boska (AKA Jon-Eirik Boska) started his electronic music career right here in Tromsø working with Mental Overdrive (AKA Per Martinsen) and Charlotte Bendiks. Scoped by UK electronica, Boska’s production and DJ-ing balances inventiveness and intuition, channeling grime, ballroom, dubstep and ghetto house. Now based in Berlin, we look forward to welcoming back Boska for a fresh, bass-driven live-set sure to haunt and taunt your ears just as well as your urge to move your body.

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CHARLOTTE BENDIKS (NO)

The Intonal crew has a special moist spot for DJs and artists that are genre-fluid and hard to categorize. This often makes for great experiences on the dance floor but, as ever, no-one thinks about the poor programme writer. In this instance, Charlotte Bendiks is notorious. Cool and flowing like a Norwegian fjord, hot and musky like a private fetish club, Bendiks’ style is as hard to pin down as an epileptic wasp caught in strobe light. Having actively shaped the Insomnia Festival in her hometown Tromsø, Bendiks have been touring ever since, from Buenos Aires to Hanoi, with her special brand of addictive body music. Intonal is now proud to bring this “Northern ambassador of distant intimacy” to Malmö, via the Up Node festival network.

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COURTESY (DK)

Courtesy is a DJ, label owner and journalist. As her uncommon legal name Najaaraq Vestbirk indicates, she was born in Greenland but grew up mostly in Denmark. During her 2016 banner year, Courtesy established herself as a powerful solo artist and launched the label Ectotherm with her former Apeiron cohort Mama Snake. Her lauded Crack Magazine and FACT mixes in 2016 attest to her penchant for blending styles that push the boundaries of dance music: fuzzier textures meet polished productions, silky electro and rave-influenced breaks. She took on slots at major clubs around the world, from Concrete in Paris to Oslo’s Jaeger, Amsterdam’s De School and both Berghain and Panorama Bar in Berlin.

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ELLEN ARKBO (SE)

Stockholm-based composer Ellen Arkbro is known for her work as a minimalistic explorer of experimental and ambient territories both as a guitarist and lately for her debut solo album, For Organ and Brass, performed on an eponymous 393-year-old church organ in Tangermünd, Germany alongside accompanying horn, trombone, and tuba. Ellen Arkbro is a composer and sound-artist primarily working with intervallic harmony in just intonation.

Her work includes long-duration compositions for ensembles as well as electronic sound environments in the form of installations and live-performances, employing both traditional acoustic instruments as well as digital algorithmic sound synthesis.
Most recently, Arkbro released for organ and brass on Subtext Recordings, a set of recordings of her compositions in just intonation for renaissance organ, horn, trombone and microtonal tuba. In all of her work, Arkbro focuses on the qualities of harmonic sound that reveals the act of listening as an active process of participatory construction rather than mere observation, inviting the listener to gradually transform into the sound itself.

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EROSION FLOW (DK)

Copenhagen-based producer and DJ, Henrik Koefod gained international recognition with his self-titled Erosion Flow EP on George FitzGerald’s ManMakeMusic imprint in 2014 and since then has released the two-part project, Spectrums Vol. 1 & 2, on Martyn’s critically acclaimed 3024 label. He has also contributed to renowned mix-series such as Truants, Solid Steel and Hyponik, as well as having made guest mixes on NTS Radio and RinseFM.

His latest release explores the borders of melodic, pulsating electronica with a sheer sense of melancholy. Now moving into live-terrain, the 23-year-old artist is set to unravel his unique sound and versatile production style in a much more comprehensive and holistic experience. Erosion Flow performs at Norberg Festival as part of the exchange programme of the Up Node nordic festival network, invited by Phono Festival in Odense, Denmark. Made possible with support from the Nordic Culture Fund.

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SIGRÚN (IS)

Sigrún released her debut EP Hringsjá in August 2016, closely followed by a second release Tog in December. Her work is based around shaded experimental compositions, urgent and compelling. Complex harmonies carried by heavy electronic beats.
She finds herself currently working on her next release based in Reykjavik. Sigrún is a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who has been noted for her work touring with artists such as Björk, Florence and the Machine, and Sigur Rós.

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FRANKIE TWILIGHT (SE)

From the depths of the techno underground of Malmö, Swedish Frankie Twilight packs the punch right between Drexciyan depths and Legowelt’s mysterious moves and delivers raw and pure drum machine anthems for the floor.

Not your usual techno producer, the woman behind this Alan Vega-esque alias does not subscribe to any genre definitions. Having played in a Berlin-based punk band as well as acting as the resident DJ at a members only 78 rpm jazz club, to say that her musical taste is diverse is quite an understatement.

The DIY spirit is however a red thread throughout her musical career and on her debut EP for the Fasaan label.
Her feverish live jams are usually raw and undiluted. Sometimes they are weighed down with the moody blues of numbing synth chords, and sometimes they’re frying in the squelch of a classic acid (house) bath.

The deranged funk of her playful rhythm patterns will surely see you crawling and contorting your body to fit your limbs into the grooves, or sulking in a corner breathing in all of its gothic glory.

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PECKERHEAD (DK)

Peckerhead is Denmark’s own Hardcore Techno enfant terrible. Although he probably is the youngest of the Danish Gabber front, he has already shared stage with great influencers of hardcore culture. On the dance floor he spans wide, from the early nineties hardcore genres, to a more extreme concept: “fast and hard”.

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