DOKUNIGHTS 2019 FULL LINE-UPJuly 24, 2019
So excited to reveal DokuNights, our truest love!
BIJAT: COUCOU CHLOE x SHYGIRL x GALOUCHË x MATALE
Women in charge on the 2nd of August as we open our festival with Kosovo’s fresh and bold collective BIJAT, bringing to DokuNights stars like Coucou Chloe and Shygirl, followed by homegirls Galouchë and Matale. Venomous lyricism with tar-boiling industrial beats is expected!
DJ NOBU x JANE FITZ
An event with Japan’s widely respected techno pioneer DJ Nobu and UK’s deeply knowledgeable selector Jane Fitz. Expect hypnotic and abstract techno, UK acid tracks, deep, spacey house, psychedelic techno, and trance. There will be plenty to discover and much to learn, and we are all ready for it.
ANGRY YOUTH: ABYSS X x GORO x MOESHA13
For the sixth installment of the series, Angry Youth x DokuNights sees an excursion into the fringe outskirts of hardcore club music with Abyss X, Moesha 13, and Goro.
NO RECESS: DIE WILDE JAGD x VIA TIRANA x UJ PA GAZ
We have joined forces again with Prishtina’s local art platform No Recess to bring you the Berlin-based dance-electronic band Die Wilde Jagd, who will be performing their first show in Kosovo. The night will be opened with Albania’s evolving musical project Via Tirana and their sound of electronic dance beats & synths followed by Uj Pa Gaz and his mix of electronic, slow disco, acid and balearic.
BIMBIMMA ALBUM RELEASE w ELINEL x ERGEN x VLN ON DRUMS
One of Kosovo’s finest rappers and songwriters, BimBimma, will release his upcoming album at DokuNights. The twenty-piece album “Ç’a kâ risi” will be released and performed together with ErgenNR, Elinel, and VLN on Drums. BimBimma is known for his explicit language and his powerful lyrics and allusions that criticize societal injustices.
SERVIS: BATU x JOSEY REBELLE
Through a collaboration with Prishtina-based rave collective Servis, we will host two of UK’s most exciting DJs in the game, Batu and Josey Rebelle. A relentlessly forward-thinking and adventurous duo that will take us into a journey of a wide spectrum of musical knowledge.
DOKUTECH: DONCHRISTIAN x PERERA ELSWHERE
A night preceding the fantastic Doku.Tech conference with a party curated by its team, bringing to DokuNights the rising NYC-based rapper DonChristian and the experimental electronic musician Perera Elsewhere. Not to be missed!
Caterina Barbieri is an Italian composer who explores themes related to machine intelligence and object-oriented perception in sound through a focus on minimalism. She explores the psychophysical effects of repetition and pattern-based operations in music, by investigating the polyphonic and polyrhythmic potential of sequencers to draw severe, complex geometries in time and space. She will be performing at the castle in the sunset for a full-on hypnotic experience.
Wolf Kino Berlin presents: RABIH BEAINI AND AGONA SHPORTA VS D’EST
Through a collaboration with Berlin’s Kino Wolf, we present a film-music performance based on Chantal Akerman’s D’Est, a film that defies any categorization. Lebanese experimental electronic musician Rabih Beaini will be creating a musical production investigating the film as well as a collaboration with our own Agona Shporta, for this very special live experience set in our medieval castle.
Iso Polyphony: RIVER VOICES
Our River cinema will be home to a magical live concert with one of the last all-female Iso-Polyphony groups from the Albanian Osumi river region, who will sing songs of its river, love, immigration, history, marriage, children. This centuries-old traditional folk performance, somewhere between singing and recitation, between lament and celebration, is a proclaimed masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
An audiovisual performance with one of the leading figures of the experimental electronic music scene, German producer and co-founder of Raster-Noton, Byetone. He’ll be blending the gap between the gallery and the dancefloor with his archaic, rebellious work.