Berlin is rich with local electronic music producers and DJs. Privately though not all of them are exclusively listening to electronic music or the kind of music they make themselves. So what else is inspiring them?
Once a month Monarch Berlin invites a producer, artist or DJ to play music he/she would usually not play in a club: music that informs the roots of their styles, obscure songs they love, guilty pleasures, analogue or digital, danceable or not.
A Berlin via New York transplant since 2014, Dis Fig earnestly reflects her past and present. She is a member of NYC label and collective Purple Tape Pedigree – alongside label-boss Geng, Celestial Trax, Gila, Kieran Loftus, and Copout – whose mold-melting output is woven with the same thread as her own.
Her sound touches on a variety of club genres, bottling the dark components of jersey, grime, techno, baile, and ballroom with a generous topping of rap and R&B. She sandwiches sweet lullabies and anthemic lyrics with unsettling beats and unconventional musical backdrops, uniting noir and twisted emotions with frenetic percussion and beatless moments of grandeur.
Residing on the airwaves with Berlin Community Radio, Dis Fig co-hosts CALL DIBS – a monthly show focusing on experimental club (de)constructions, unveiling local and international talent – while also playing an integral part in the growth of Berlin’s Trade party series, home to the likes of Lotic, Soda Plains, Why Be, Kablam and Mechatok.
This event is presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.
YDRKM: Dis Fig
Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 | 21:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg