Elysia Crampton Presents:
Red Clouds aka
feat. Why Be
Hosted by House Of Mixed Emotions & 1.1
Special Guest: Kareem Lotfy (LIVE)
Elysia Crampton’s eclectic and unrestrained electronic music is the flashpoint of a myriad influences opening upon the complexity and multifacetedness ofAymara becoming. Underscored by radical and queer politics, Crampton’s experimental work gives sonorous form to contemporary expressions of Aymara resistance and survival: a project of “becoming-with,” in the shades given this term by Donna Haraway via prison abolitionist Che Gossett.
Elysia Crampton’s self-titled new album, out on April 27th 2018, marks her 4th official release. The Amerindian musician draws on various Andean styles such as kullawada,huayño, tarqueada, quirqui/tundique, khantus, & morenada, together with genres like metal, psychedelic & jazz fusion, to tell a story of her movement in the world – performing her history, both sonically & corporeally, as a means to gain economic access & agency.
Previous album Demon City, composed in honour of the revolutionary Bartolina Sisa and her yungueña grandmother, was deemed a “masterwork” by Rolling Stone and was one of Pitchfork’s 20 best experimental albums of 2016.
Red Clouds collaborator Tobias Lee aka Why Be is a Korean-born, Danish-raised, and Berlin based producer and DJ. His 2015 Halcyon Veil release ‚SNIPESTREET’ establishing himself as a formidable emergent voice in dance music’s larger conversation. Unlike a lot of his peers who make contemporary club music that is unbound by genre, Lee’s wide-ranging referentiality isn’t absorbed into a streamlined product, in which culturally specific sounds lose their unique character in carefree, pop-aesthetic, musical globetrotting. Instead, he cut-and-sticks different sounds and scenes together in a way that highlights their dislocation, with bumpy, not-quite-right transitions or uncomfortable sonic disjunctures.
Based in Berlin, Cairo-born producer and visual artist Kareem Lotfy is responsible for some of the most dynamic club and experimental music of the recent past. Cultivating a full spectrum of aesthetics, his compositions extend from minimalist ambient on the one end to buoyant, full-frontal bubbling on the other. Having gained widespread acclaim for ‘Fr3sh’, his contribution to PAN’s Mono No Aware compilation, as well as transformative mixes for the likes of Radar Radio and The Astral Plane, Kareem Lotfy will be performing his abstract explorations in a live setting.