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Toumba (DJ set) / Blå
September 22 @ 11:00 pm - September 23 @ 3:00 am
Born and raised in Jordan, DJ and producer Yazan Zyadat, aka Toumba, is now based in London, where he fashions lithe club bangers that melt Middle Eastern elements with dubstep basslines and clattering breaks. Last year he experienced a flurry of interest when Ben UFO’s Hessle Audio label released his “Petals” EP and Zyadat was able to broadcast his unique sounds on a larger platform. Tonally ambitious and deviously percussive, his music takes the essence of Arabic tarab and shelat forms (often seen as wedding music) and dilutes it in a dance floor-ready roil of booming bass and dissociated synths.
Supporting acts: DJ Daeva opening + 𒀭unnaki closing
Nasim aka Daeva is an Oslo-based artist and DJ born and raised in Tehran. Since 2004, Daeva has featured heavily on Oslo’s club and festival scene, via Cosmopolite, Blå, Khartoum, Dattera, the National Museum, Riksscenen, the Munch Museum, Mela Festival, Oslo Pride and much more. She plays rhythms from all corners of the world with extra emphasis on the Middle East, the African continent and South America.
𒀭unnaki (read: Anunnaki) explores the origins of mystics through his music. He’ll take you on a stroll at your ancestral graveyard. There you’ll hear heavy kicks, tappy drums and light symphonies meshed in together with a taste of a tribal belonging. 𒀭unnaki stands behind several underground concepts and has performed at Ingensteds, Evrysome, Melahuset, Baba Bar and intimate festivals