About the event
By now the name Mura Masa should be familiar to everyone. The Guernsey-born artist is blessed with incredible abilities on multiple instruments alongside astounding vocal prowess. Her tones are informed by a distinctly rough take on off-kilter R&B and the wider UK urban scene. So who better to join on the bill than NAO, foremost purveyor of ‘wonky funk’ and a leading light on East London’s current creative landscape?
With headliners like that you need variety elsewhere. Enter multifarious bassist Joy Orbison, micro-garage flag-bearer Jacques Greene and the pirate radio inspired riddims of Special Request. Manchester’s Space Afrika combine spatial ambience with imposing, atmospheric leftfield-techno, positioning them as one of the city’s most exciting new prospects. Similarly interested in sparse but unarguably beautiful soundscapes, Vegyn has grown into an alternative electronic bellwether via his own PLZ Make It Ruins label. Then there’s TSHA; one to watch for fans of Four Tet and Jon Hopkins. Put simply, intelligent homegrown boundary pushers in abundance.