The second night at Hotel Forum features four rooms of music from around the world.
The Ballroom includes Polish group Lotto bringing their dark, minimalist combination of avant-garde rock and jazz, followed by a brand new show from Finland’s Vladislav Delay with visuals by AGF, which references noise, footwork and metal - but is utterly unique. Gabber Modus Operandi will present their combination of hardcore and Indonesian ritual music, while Paula Temple and VTSS will keep up the tempo with their heavy sound of techno, leading to Badsista b2b Cashu from São Paulo, combining rave and Brazilian funk music.
The Chandelier Room opens with Muka, a noisy Polish duo, followed by Chinese deconstructed drum & bass producer Gooooose. Next up is Zamilska on heavy bass duty, followed by the Giant Swan's incredibly energetic performance. Hyperdub’s Scratchclart and Lady Lykez flirt with the gqom, colliding it with everything from dancehall to grime. All genre boundaries are out with Teki Latex and Betty who will play a b2b set. Ending things on a high note are the UK’s rising stars of 160 bpm club sounds: Sherelle and FAUZIA.
Polish footwork artist Baby Meelo will open The Kitchen, while DJ Python, known for his “deep reggaeton” sound follows; Manara is famed for editing Bollywood tunes into her UK sound; and Ugandan rapper MC Yallah will perform with Debmaster on beat duty. In a world premiere, Shanghai’s 33EMYBW will present her take on post-genre club music, then the night will speed up with Jay Mitta playing singeli, the ultra-fast Tanzanian genre of music. DJ Smakowita Pajda will close the room with carnival rhythms.
The Secret Lodge once again showcases the Polish experimental scene - and more! The night will be open by Mirt, known for his electronic pieces and field recordings. Polonka explore folk rhythms, combining sounds from disparate regions of the world. The final show comes from Tomasz Gadecki and Paulina Owczarek joining forces with British band Sly & The Family Drone in a free jazz freakout.
Betty is supported by the SHAPE Platform. Vladislav Delay & AGF are co-presented with C/O Pop.