GIFGROND#67 – November 3th – XL event!

doors open: 21.00 hrs.  – start live acts: 21.30 hrs. – damage: 7 euro


LAFIDKI is a London-based sound/visual artist, and founder of Chinabot, a platform and collective created to change the dialogue surrounding Asian music. LAFIDKI is the moniker of Saphy Vong, who has been releasing experimental electronic music since 2008. He was born in a refugee camp in Phanat Nikhon (Thailand) to Cambodian refugee parents who fled Pol Pot’s regime and was raised in France. He released his EP ‘Absynthax’ via Orange Milk records. He’s a sound artist and conceptual collagist who performs around the world. His music is a confluence of ideas, synthesising multiple underrepresented histories, geographies, musical genres and cultural signifiers into compelling, colourful sonic material that packs contemporaneous dancefloor weight.

PISITAKUN is from Bangkok, Thailand. He started making visual arts and music in 2014 and is interested in music in different media environments. He uses a variety of inspirations in his songs, such as historical events, synthetic sounds, and musical instruments. In 2016, the album “Black Country” began to be prepared. In this album, Pisitakun is talking about a country full of dialogues between dark voices. His works are based on political speculation and the external and internal frustrations of artists.

As Thai history currently unfolds under martial law following the military coup d’état on 22 May 2014 – the thirteenth since the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932 – Pisitakun’s practice represents a decisive break from many of his Thai peers: he questions fundamental and increasingly universal values without merely decrying the fact of corruption or offering neat palliatives.

HASSAN K is a mystical one man band, DIY artist, from Persia. He mixes folklore and technologies, occident and orient, surf music and bellydance, swing and heavy metal… in crazy live acts, not too far from trance. With a guitar, a keyboard and a few sensors, he is spreading the words of his illuminated ancestors…

GOTO80 is a Swedish old media artist and researcher who works with music, art and text. He is performing live chip music since 2001. GOTO80 will do an improvised set by using a dedicated music software on Commodore 64 called defMON.
A guide into his wonderful sound experiments you can find at his website.

DJ IBRAHIM KAZOO III is a hyperactive DJ-performance powered by the illuminate wonders from the obscure magical universe of the internet and the bizarre underground scenery in wich our dedicated kiwifriend Logosamphia paddles around.”

TATTOO SHOPYOYOYO is a tattoo artist from Bangkok. Donlakarn Sengboonton started working as a tattoo artist in 2015. Her work is in the naive tattoo style, because she loves innocent things to escape from real life, although it’s a paradox that tattoos can be painful. Her tattoo studio is called Shopyoyoyo. She will present her tattoo illustrations at this event!