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The final late-night program at Unsound sees the return of The Bug in the wake of his acclaimed 2021 album Fire. He’ll perform live with MC’s Flowdan and Saint Hilare, as well as vocalist Dis Fig, with whom he released the album In Blue at the end of last year. Co-founder of Drain Gang, Sweden’s ecco2K blends experimental music, rap and pop – and tonight also performs live. A debut b2b in the making since before the pandemic features Unsound regular and the Godfather of footwork RP Boo from Chicago, sharing the decks with high speed raver Sherelle from London – a transatlantic meeting of generations and musical spirits. Groundbreaking NYC-based duo AceMoMA – made up of AceMo and MoMa Ready – are one of the most exciting acts in underground music, attracting a following within New York and beyond, due to their melding of techno, house, jungle and various idiosyncratic sounds. Bookending the night are two fantastic Polish DJs, Young Majli to begin and Monster to finish, who will close proceedings with a euphoric set.
Meanwhile, Room 2 brings together Nyege Nyege’s Diaki, from Mali, whose speeding, high energy rhythms encapsulate the Malian Balani Show sound system, and De Schuurman with his Dutch bubbling permutations. Poland’s Naphta also plays live, colliding the textures of Polish folk instruments and songs with club rhythms, while Dis Fig will swing over from the main room to DJ. Opening is an electro-acoustic set from Qba Janicki, and the premiere of a new live show from We Will Fail.