06.08.23: Klein, Crystallmess, ssaliva
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✦ Klein (live)
✦ Crystallmess
✦ ssaliva (live)
✦ Otis


Date: Thursday June 8th
Venue: STUK
City: Leuven
Country: Belgium
Start - end: 20:00pm - 01:00am
Tickets: €16

✦ Klein ✦

If the cliché ‘cannot be pigeonholed’ applies to anyone, it is to London-based artist Klein. Her oeuvre sows confusion and wonder within both the contemporary classical music world and anyone into noise, R&B or hip-hop. Klein makes films, interweaves performance into her live shows, releases unannounced album after album via Bandcamp. Absurdity and irony are never far away. For her album Harmattan, as a one-woman orchestra, Klein recorded everything herself, from piano to saxophone to string instruments. And live? Literally, anything can happen.

✦ Crystallmess ✦

Chrystelle Oyiri aka Crystallmess hails from the Parisian banlieus and is creating a furor as - hold on - DJ, producer, artist, curator, sound designer for Paco Rabanne and Nike among others, VICE journalist and resident at NTS radio. Her debut EP Mere Noises (2018) marked the breakthrough for Crystallmess. Since then, she has toured worldwide with energetic DJ sets in which she smoothly lumps together hardcore rap, footwork, afro-trance and Detroit techno. From Berghain to Centre Pompidou, from Dekmantel to art galleries: Crystallmess feels at home everywhere.

✦ Otis ✦

Otis is the founder and inspirer of Slagwerk, the Brussels-based label that supports artists from the experimental electronic music since 2017. Besides releases from ssaliva and Dida, among others, Slagwerk also organised hybrid nights with such luminaries as James Ferraro, Amnesia Scanner or Lee Gamble. Slagwerk stands for a radical fusion of nightlife and experiment, of dancing and listening. As DJ, Otis has played already in clubs and festivals as Dour Festival, Trauma Bar and Garage Noord. His sets are heterogeneous, unpredictable and throw together trivial, poppy and edgy elements.