Courtisane festival Party
COOLY G (Hyperdub, UK)
The first lady of Hyperdub her productions exist in their own hinterland – abstract post-garage beats that slowly shuffle into life, dubbed out, with her own cut up vocal snippets singing painterly half phrases. Releasing on Kode9’s label Hyperdub since 2009, her productions have always reared heads and made bodies move as can be witnessed in her latest Boiler Room set here: http://boilerroom.tv/recording/cooly-g/
HIELE live (Ekster Label, BE)
This young man surprised everybody with his intricate and visceral blend of acid house, juke, footwork with a hint of jazz and madness on his eponymous debut EP on the Belgian Ekster Label. And his second EP should be hitting the stores soon! When he’s playing live the restraint of the music release falls away and HIELE is more than comfortable with this freedom. Having thoroughly impressed the music loving world with his first release, there is little doubt his second will have even more impact. Nonetheless, both can’t compare to seeing the magic live.
GERARD HERMAN (Ultra Eczema, Kraak, BE)
As part of the Brussels 54Kolaktiv Phonetics has been responsible for a string of high quality and socially engaged events in Belgium’s capital. Keenly aware of how bass will drive people together he always brings a surprising and moving selection of tunes that for lack of a better term could be dubbed ‘global ghetto tech’.
PHONETICS (54Kolaktiv, 22Tracks, BE)
Radio maker, musician, artist, ... There are a lot of things Gerard Herman does that make him interesting. All of which he does with a certain down to earth humor and life affirming smirk. Now think of what that could sound like when he’s selecting records for your pleasure. Yes.
SIMON HOLD (BE)