Princess Nokia, Farai, Mechatok (DJ)
NYC-born individualist and trailblazer Princess Nokia fuses music styles of diverse diasporas and reaches out through fresh, brassy lyrics to fringe characters and category hybrids across the world: "banjee girls in Harlem, teen brides in the Middle East, gay boys in East Asia. Labels no longer matter." Nokia’s spring 2017 appearance will be supported by poet and musician Farai, who delivered one of the standout tracks on NON Worldwide Compilation, Vol. 1 in 2015. "The Sinner" was, for a long time, the only track also featured on her SoundCloud page, until she announced her debut EP with a second track, "Lion Warrior“, for which Pitchfork wrote: "Farai’s new sound promises a rethinking of new wave and post-punk." The evening will be rounded out by Staycore member and Bala Club regular Mechatok, named one of FACT Mag’s top ten producers to watch in 2016. In his DJ sets, Mechatok juggles club music, melodic pieces and rap to convey feelings from vulnerability to bliss.
Sherwood & Pinch (live), Emika (DJ), The Bug (DJ), Steph (DJ), Opium Hum (DJ)
CTM 2017 Exhibition. Until 19 March 2017, daily 11–20h
CTM Festival's 18th edition takes place 27 January — 5 February at various venues in Berlin
Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumitrescu with Hyperion Ensemble