How does the club music of 2023 sound? Is there a bit of reggaeton, baile funk, gqom, industrial or maybe something completely different? Come to find out on the fourth edition of ŠELEST night which is coming back on 4th of February, this time to Bike_Jesus. Authentically Plastic aka “The Demon of Nille” will be accompanied by Jokkoo collective’s Mookie, Arca’s collaborator Safety Trance and Czech and Slovak DJs ktva and Vlzques. Get ready for new global sounds and fresh experiments that know no borders.
Authentically Plastic (dubbed by the Ugandan government as The Demon of Nille) is one of up-and-coming artists of the Hakuna Kulala label. Ugandan producer, drag queen and co-founder of queer collective Anti-Mass creates sound that merges influences of eastern-african dance music such as or gqom, but they are also ready to be a bit surreal or political. Their only 2nd live show will present their last year’s acclaimed LP debut Raw Space.
Mookie started his career in France as a producer, playing mainly grime and jungle. His journey then continued through Manchester, Montreal and finally Barcelona, where he became a member of experimental music collective Jokkoo. Mookie’s Prague performance will be the first set of the afrofuturistic and forward-thinking collective for Czech audiences. In his hybrid set expect a chaotic rhythmic universe. Punk, deconstructed, Afro-caribean inspired, hard and fried.
Safety Trance – Venezuela born and Barcelona based producer and DJ comes from rave and break-core scene where he performed as Cardopusher. His current sound as Safety Trance gravitates towards acid, techno or industrial, as well as reggaeton. The single El Alma Que Te Trajo (released last year) featured Arca, and he cooperated with artists such as Iceboy Violet, Brodinski or Yung Beef.
Ktva (Kristýna Coufalová) studied fashion design and started DJing for fashion shows, including the Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week. She selects music for specific moments, merging together underground and mainstream or art and pop elements to create the perfect atmosphere for the space where she’s playing.
Vlzques is the moniker of Swine Daily editor-in-chief Krištof Butke. For ŠELEST he will create a selection of latino rhythms and heavy beats, a special closing set for the special night.