UMAs music can be described as floating experimental electronic pop, mixing deep rhythms, bass sounds and haunting beautiful choir like vocal chants. Ella and Flo met during a turbulent summer in 2008 and since then got married, gave birth to UMA in 2012 and released their first EP via Seayou Records (AT) and Enraptured Records (UK). The EP was well received by the press, earning them a review by WIRE magazine amongst others.
With support from various angles such as a Silver Apples feature, Ella and Flo are building their own meticulous world of unusual melodies, off-the-wall electronic soundscapes in an atypical but infectious way. They create crystal clear post-trip-hop tracks from a wide array of avantgarde influences. With one hand on the midi-controller and the other one on the forehead, they combine post-internet romanticism with fractal beat cascades – but they never lose touch with all the fragile borders that define the perfect pop song. UMA just finished the recordings of to their first Studio Album, which will be released on June 6th on Seayou.
Rave music for space stations: Australian-born Phoebe Kiddo began cultivating a keen ear for multi-faceted, expressive electronics in her native Melbourne, where she collaborated with improvisational trio K&M and founded the Racket showcase. Following completion of a degree in Sound from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Kiddo moved to California and participated in Red Bull Music Academy 2011.
Her debut EP, Tripping on the Wake of Goodbyes, with its strata of diaphanous synths and sub-bass thrums, was released on Anenon’s Non Projects imprint. Forthcoming is her first full-length LP, Artefacts of Broken Dreams on Non Projects, crafted during a self-described period as a “musical pilgrim” working in borrowed studios between L.A. and Berlin, where she has currently settled.[vimeo 76997734 w=620&h=300]
Stine Omar and Max Boss a.k.a. Easter will play a DJ set that night. Their first collaborative project was named Euroshit. It encapsulates the duo perfectly: darkly funny, self-deprecating, and thinly-veiling a nuanced appreciation of Europe’s electronic music legacy.
Their first EP under the name Easter, Ur A Great Babe, plays is full of simple, but pleasurable beats and emotional detachment conveyed through robotic vocals. Predating Beyoncé by a few years, “Surfboard” oddly has the same seaside love themes as “Drunk In Love,” but to enjoy it as much you have a high tolerance for irony. If you do, you’ll also be into the group’s low budget, arty, but really engrossing videos.
Another DJ set comes from Kablam, one of the residents at Janus Berlin/ BerlinCommunityRadio, who also produces marvellous mixtapes, edits and remixes, that you can find on soundcloud. Further support on the decks by No Fear of Pop, Anna & Noisekölln.
Presented by D/B, No Fear of Pop, amSTARt, and Noisekölln, proudly featured by yours truly/ BerlinCommunityRadio, and kindly supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.
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UMA & Phoebe Kiddo LIVE | DJ sets by Easter & Kablam
Wednesday, May 28th 2014 | 22:00 CET
Loftus Hall | Maybachufer 48. | 12045 Berlin/ Neukölln