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SATURDAY JUNE 3 FOR OUR UPCOMING GIFGROND EVENT!

#58 AND STILL COUNTING.

DOORS OPEN 2100 - BAR OPEN 2100 - MINDS OPEN 2100

 

Live on stage these acts + dj's - come join the party!

 

ENRIGHT With Google Deepmind and Elon Musk's Neuralink making fast progression, a future filled with AI and cyborgs is likely to come. These themes are explored in Enright's audiovisual live performance. Combined with electronic music that reminds of artists like Machinedrum, Moderat, Rustie and CW/A, they present the future as a digital dystopia with far-reaching consequences.

http://www.enright.nl


BIG DEBBIE started as a bedroom recording project that emerged out of San Francisco, CA in 2012. Within a year these 4 track recordings surfaced in a form of limited cassette and vinyl releases on such labels as Cochon, Teen Action and Danish Skrot Up. Midheaven Distribution described the release as "Driving drum machine beats and repetitive fuzzed out, sludgy bass lines with some tape manipulated vocals that croon, whisper and growl mostly in English. Foggy, hypnotic, haunting and dance like, the music carries a strong 80's influence."

Eventually the name was changed to Big Debbie and a full length, (out on Ratskin Records), is suppose to capture the transition from bedroom to the stage. Big Debbie brings to mind religious pagan celebrations as much as the 1980's industrial, goethe clubs. Big, sexy noise you can move to!

https://soundcloud.com/little-debbie

https://ratskinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/big-debbie-ab-ra-ca-deb-ra

 

BEAST NEST is Sharmi Basu, an Oakland born and based South Asian queer woman of color creating experimental music as a means of decolonizing musical language. She attempts to catalyze a political, yet ethereal aesthetic by combining her anti-colonial and anti-imperialist politics with a commitment to spirituality within the arts. She is an MFA graduate from the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College in Electronic Music and Recording Media and has worked with Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell, John Bischoff, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Brown, George Lewis, Laetitia Sonami, Jesse Drew, Bob Ostertag, Jesse Drew, Dr. Nalini Ghuman, Maggi Payne, and more. Her workshops on "Decolonizing Sound" have been featured at the International Society for Improvised Music, the Empowering Women of Color Conference, and have reached international audiences. She specializes in new media controllers, improvisation in electronic music, and intersectionality within music and social justice. Sharmi is a co-collaborator of the Bay Area's first Black and Brown Punk Fest: The Universe is Lit!

https://beastnest.bandcamp.com

 

DJ DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE - one of Gifgrond's favorite dj's is back! Sonic adventures and dark dance.. Check some tracks here:

https://soundcloud.com/down-the-rabbit-hole