Higher Intelligence Agency
Higher Intelligence Agency, founded by Bobby Bird in May 1992, emerged during the vibrant experimental electronic music nights at Birmingham's Oscillate club. Pioneering live improvisations between records, HIA quickly evolved into a mesmerizing act in the live music scene. The journey continued with the release of their groundbreaking track "Ketamine Entity" on the seminal album "Ambient Dub Volume 1" by beyond records.
With an ever-evolving sonic exploration, the Higher Intelligence Agency released their celebrated debut album "Colourform," followed by remarkable performances at renowned events like the Love Parade in Berlin and the Glastonbury festival. Collaborations with esteemed artists like Biosphere and Deep Space Network showcased their innovative spirit and genre-defying artistry.
HIA's commitment to pushing boundaries and experimentation remained unwavering, as they established the Headphone label to release their own material and creative collaborations. With a legacy of influential albums, including "Freefloater" and "S.H.A.D.O. 2," Higher Intelligence Agency remains an enduring force in the world of experimental electronic music
Interstellar Funk, also known as Olf van Elden, has gained the reputation to be an explorative DJ when it comes to sound. Finding joy in blending the old with the new, he refuses to rest on his laurels. With a repertoire that spans across labels like L.I.E.SBerceuse Heroique, and his own Artificial Dance, Interstellar Funk, he delves into the fringes of the electronic universe as a producer.
As a DJ, he's earned a reputation for delivering the unexpected, captivating audiences from Europe to Asia, North and South America. With his live performances, he creates mesmerizing layers of synthesizers and evolving drum machines. Transcending genres and generations, Interstellar Funk's love for diverse global influences emanates from his time at Rush Hour record store and extensive travels. Prepare to be transported by his innovative artist album, "Into The Echo," released on Dekmantel in 2022, which artfully blends pensive melodies, haunting post-industrial soundscapes, and euphoric synth arpeggios.
Kosovar DJ - Gent Vargmal, whose love for electronic music began in childhood has shaped his exceptional talent for crafting meticulous DJ sets. As a true music digger, Gent's passion shines through in his performances, reflecting his distinctive take on electronic music. With stylistic flexibility, he weaves narratives that delve into the transcendental aspects of music, incorporating diverse sounds that share common values.
Gent's dedication to his craft led him to establish his own imprint, Vargmal Records, a platform driven by the same purpose - to unify and showcase these shared values. With over a decade of experience, he has captivated audiences across the region, leaving a lasting impression in renowned venues such as Drugstore and festivals like MoDem and Ozora.
23:59 / Sat 5 Aug, 2023
International Documentary and
Short Film Festival
Marin Barleti Street
20000 Prizren, Kosova
+383 29 233 718