HOLD ON FOR DEAR LIFE (✖_✖
Set in a post-industrial space inside Kraków’s former railway yards, the second late night at Unsound features two rooms, the main hall and a second smaller floor. Although we’ve intentionally kept A/V shows to a minimum at this year’s festival – we figure people have spent enough time looking at screens! – tonight features a couple of audiovisual extravaganzas. The premiere of The Harlecore Experience sees virtual puppet master Sam Rolfes (also the creator of the Unsound 2021 visual identity) gleefully bring to life the alter ego DJs featured on Danny L Harle’s Harlecore album, while Polish artist Julek Ploski will also present a new A/V show. Scotch Rolex sees Japanese producer DJ Scotch Egg team up with Uganda’s MC Yallah and Duma’s Lord Spikeheart from Kenya to present an incendiary performance, while U.S. born Berliner LSDXOXO’s world premiere live show follows DEDICATED 2 DISRESPECT, a bold EP exploring the intersections between rave, techno, house, gender, sexuality and race. Jamaican-born New Yorker Tygapaw will close the room with a blazing DJ set. Meanwhile, the second floor brings together Kraków’s Charlie with a live show, the European premiere of South African gqom producer Menzi, and an extended b2b set between TSVI and Object Blue, who together released an EP on TSVI’s label Nervous Horizon (fun fact: this is TSVI’s third b2b at Unsound-related events!).
We’ll add a few more artists to the lineup soon. Stay turned!