Bendik Giske is an artist and saxophonist whose musical expression embodies the extremely physical components of sound, vulnerability, fragility and endurance through the creation of multi-layered polyphonic voices in a field of microtonality and long duration, and the resonance of sound in space, which he generates through a stunning technique of circular breathing and electronic manipulation of sound. His approach represents a new milestone in the deconstruction of the saxophone sound in combination with electronics, and makes him one of the most interesting contemporary saxophonists in the field of electroacoustic and ambient music.
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Stylistically distinctive and aesthetically diverse, Dutch selector DJ Marcelle is one of a kind. Known for her dexterous and technically stunning mixing on three turntables, she has made a name for herself on the international electronic scene with her eclectic sets in which she inventively fuses dance and experimental music from different origins, creating a psychedelic potion for adventurous dancefloors. The experience of her DJ performance, proverbially full of breakneck turns and explosions of unbridled energy, is hard to put to words. In her selections, almost every mix is a new reason to marvel. African grime, noise, UK hardcore, trap, post-punk, techno and other music beyond expectation... DJ Marcelle breaks the mould and the rules, and is rightly considered one of the most popular choices amongst more adventurous festival and club curators.
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Lorenzo Senni was never a raver. Growing up in Rimini, the young artist was fascinated by dance culture as he witnessed close friends interact with a neon-hued chemical world that remained at odds with his own. xpressive charm.  In 2012, he released the album Quantum Jelly. Using the aesthetic language of dance music, he allowed his curiosity as an outside observer to influence his experimentation, which he described as "pointillist trance». On 2016's Persona, Senni fleshed out the gooey trance of his earlier records in widescreen, adding unforgettable pop motifs that could have been snatched from an anime show or video game. "Scacco Matto" continues this theme; it's an album of songs, not ideas. And while the sound is still based around the Roland JP-8000, the influence of trance is now in the DNA, rather than simply on the surface. It's tongue in cheek, an album that thrives on humor in an increasingly bleak dance landscape that prioritizes greyscale techno and self-consciously dark iconography. Melodies and motifs from trance, rave, pop and even classical appear digitised, reduced to binary snapshots and arranged like a Ben Day dot process.. Senni releases his albums on the legendary UK label Warp, Editions Mego, Kesh, Boomkat editions and his own label Presto?!, and is one of the most exciting artists on the current electronic music scene.
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The enigmatic Swedish techno entity with the most unpronounceable name in the history of popular music is synonymous with the darker and more abstract incarnations of experimental techno. Hiding under their hoods in a way reminiscent of the cult metal outfit Sunn O)))), the duo draws from industrial and dark techno aesthetics as well as drone, noise and dark ambient, but their exploratory sound often flirts with IDM tropes as well. Their hypnotic music for the end of the world strikes a fine balance between apocalyptic despair and raver euphoria. They’re coming to Sonica with their current album Kongestion, which, like most of their previous material, was released under the Avian label.
Mexican-American producer, DJ and audio engineer Delia Beatriz, aka Debit has released feverish club music, fusing the triplet rhythms of tribal guarachero with industrial techno grit. She has simultaneously explored the outer reaches of ambient music, with a taste for intoxicating dissonance. On her critically acclaimed new album for Modern Love, Debit combines ancient Mayan wind instruments with machine learning and creating totally new soundworld that is both experimental but can seduce you also in the darkest places in club(s).
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