Friday 22 December 2017, 7.30pm
Nkisi is the alias of Melika Ngombe Kolongo, an artist raised in Belgium and now living in London. She's a producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records, a collective of African artists and of the diaspora, using sound as their primary media, to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society, and in turn distribute power. She's also a regular at the Endless club night, playing an exciting mix of fast-paced music that draws from many influences (from central and west African club tracks to gabber and doomcore). While producing her own tracks, she goes for a heavily layered, relentless sound, often playing with collective memory.
Afrodeutsche, born Henrietta Smith-Rolla is a British born Ghanaian/Russian/German composer, producer, singer and DJ based in Manchester. Her production crosses a wide range of styles, from classical solo piano to techno, house and electro. She recently composed a section of the film Baraka and performed live at the RNCM as part of Video Jam.
As well as her solo work, Henrietta has performed as part of Sisters of Transistors, a 5-piece Synth and Electronic band, and with The Part Time Heliocentric Cosmo Drama After School Club, an Eclectica big band curated by Paddy Steer (Homelife) & Graham Massey (808 State/Massonix). originally formed as a tribute to the late great Sun Ra. Played out as duo CLAPTRAP, at queer parties Kiss Me Again and Love Muscle.
TRIBE OF COLIN
Tribe of Colin has a show on NTS and fans like John T. Gast and Josey Rebelle, but there's little information about him available to internet sleuths. His first release, Fruits Of Zion, was made up of deteriorated but strangely evocative pieces that left you scratching your head trying to explain their elusive significance. To some it might sound like lo-fi techno, but Tribe Of Colin's grotty electronics are a means to an end—a channel through which something personal flows.