The first of Hotel Forum afterparties in 89 is still on right now, so if you still want to see the new venue - 89, located right beneath Forum - there's a chance! Lechuga Zafiro b2b Pobvio and Florentino are on the rest of the schedule. Tickets available at the door.
The extensive talk program concludes today with Helm, Moa Pillar and Embassy for the Displaced exploring their collaborative project "Inner Space: Siberia", while Don't DJ chats about exoticism - is it a symptom of western imperialism or of cultural hybridisation?
ICE Kraków's Theatre Room event will feature three special multimedia shows, starting with "soft power" by Felicita and renowned Polish folk group Stanisław Hadyna's "Śląsk" Song and Dance Ensemble, Bill Kouligas and Amnesia Scanner's "Lexachast" and Roly Porter's collaboration with MFO. A very limited number of tickets may be available at the door, depending upon capacity.
The second event in ICE Kraków, this time in Auditorium Hall, features "Inner Space: Siberia" by Helm, Moa Pillar and Embassy for the Displaced, a commissioned project that premiered at Unsound Dislocation: Vladivostok, exploring Siberia with personally sourced audio and film, including footage shot around Novosibirsk and the Altai Mountains. The show is followed by a live premiere of soundtrack to "Stranger Things" TV series by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. Again, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door depending upon capacity.
The final night at Hotel Forum sees many UK artists occupy Room 1 with special shows and premieres. Forest Swords gives a first taste of his upcoming album, while Raime’s live lineup includes a drummer to replicate the unsettling groove of their LP “Tooth”. J.D Twitch (Optimo) presents the music of Muslimgauze, while Paula Temple brings the debut of her new live show. Opening the room is Mikael Seifu with his original “ethiopiyawi electronic” style and Wrocław’s Czarny Latawiec, while taking us into the Unsound dawn is NY deep house master Fred P and Unsound resident DJ Olivia b2b with Almaty discovery Nazira. Room 2 starts on a lighter note, with local Krakow DJ and promoter Charlie, along with a live show from Japanese favourite Soichi Terada. Africaine 808 are joined by drummer Dodo NKishi to accentuate the roots rhythms of their “Basar” album, while Detroit legend Anthony "Shake" Shakir spins for the first time in Poland. Brooklyn’s Via App and Berlin’s Errorsmith play live to take the night into a more heady direction, while Voiski and Chino from Krakow’s Radar crew will end things with a bang. Room 3 sees immersive music from around the world, starting with the Elysian grime of Brussels’ SKY H1. Staycore’s wunderkind Toxe and Warsaw’s Intruder Alert host B.YHZZ. will drive the room into a more abrasive and fractured direction, alongside Yves Tumor’s radical performance and Bala Club’s Kamixlo. The night ends with a three-hour b2b set from Principe don DJ Marfox and Nervoso. Tickets will be available at the door until sold out.
Ripping into the brand new day is the second of two intimate after parties going from the early morning to mid afternoon in 89, a new club beneath Hotel Forum. Stumble in directly from the night upstairs, or get some sleep and make a visit later on. Opening is Polish artist FOQL with a live show of heavy, atmospheric techno, followed by a long set from DJ Kosel - one of the most hyped DJ’s in Poland right now. Late morning and Sunday afternoon begin in true style with an extended DJ set from Miles Whittaker of Demdike Stare full of dubby techno and bone-crushing jungle, while Diagonal’s Not Waving ends things with a bang with a live show full of jagged post-punk rhythms. Tickets will be available at the door.