Tag: Umfang

Moogfest 2018: A Festival Lesson For The Resistance

Durham, North Carolina may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking (electronic) music festival, but this small city in the American South annually plays host to one of the finest and most forward thinking celebrations of music, technology, art, and politics around. With a mission set in growth and philosophy, and a 2018 focus on lineup diversity, Moogfest is a dual approach event, splitting its education and entrepreneurship focused days with cutting edge performance nights. Set across 4 days, 17 – 20 May, the festival is spread across multiple venues throughout the newly developed city of ... Read more

Interview: Umfang

Born in New York City, raised in the Mid West, and now a staple of Brooklyn’s underground electronic scene, Umfang’s amorphous polyrhythmic Techno productions have been felt everywhere from Ninja Tune to Dekmantel. The co founder of the Discowman collective, and monthly resident of Brooklyn’s Technofeminism concept since 2012, consistently enjoys playing with people’s expectations of how a Techno set can be defined. With a political edge rooted in 21st Century ideals that push history, diversity, and accessibility throughout a still male-dominated industry, Umfang’s willingness to break the template has set her, and the multitude of emerging talents she has ... Read more

Moogfest Adds DJ Stingray, Jon Hopkins & Helena Hauff Amongst Diverse New Lineup Additions

North Carolina’s Moogfest has just announced a comprehensive second phase to their 2018 festival program, including a slew of rare appearances, mind-expanding masterclasses, workshops, and keynotes, and much more. With previous announced (musical) names including Aurora Halal, Ellen Alien, Fatima Al Qadiri, Honey Dijon, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Shanti Celeste, Umfang, and more, Moogfest is now set to announce the likes of Jon Hopkins (performing twice), Mouse on Mars, DJ Stingray, Helena Hauff, Suzanne Ciani, and more across their diverse musical offerings. Of course, this being Moogfest, artists and appearances are not limited to just the world of electronic music with ... Read more

Moogfest Brings Initial Lineup Announcement Focusing On Leading Female & Transgender Industry Figures

Led by Female, Transgender, and Non Binary figures, North Carolina’s Bob Moog celebration, Moogfest, unveils the first wave of its 2018 lineup. Spread across music and technology, Moogfest aims to develop conversation at the intersection between art and tech, featuring pioneers and foremost representatives in their respective fields. This year is no different, with the likes of Aurora Hala, Ellen Alien, Honey Dijon, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Shanti Celeste and Umfang joining some 25 others from the vast spectrum of electronic music. Additionaly, several keynote talks and conversations have been announced, headlined by whistleblowing icon Chelsea Manning in conversation on how ... Read more

Dekmantel 2017: 5 Artists To Watch

One of the beauty’s of Amsterdam’s annual Dekmantel festival is the diversity in its annual lineups. Not only does it feature one of the most balanced gender and cultural lineups in the scene, but also always focused on discovery, both as brand and as influencer. This year, the festivals 3 days sees many familiar Dekmantel faces (Antal, Hunee, Palms Trax, Call Super, Marcel Dettmanm, Motor City Drum Ensemble, DJ Nobu, Midland, Floating Points, etc), but it is its slew of debuts and eclectic acts that catch our attention. Here, we’re looking at five of the acts we’re most looking forward ... Read more