The second night in Hotel Forum’s Ballroom includes SOPHIE’s light and laser show exploring a thunderous combination of pop, experimental and club sounds. In the same room, Linn da Quebrada takes Rio de Janeiro funk to a whole new level, Iglooghost’s fantasy world narratives are set to wonky beats at lightning speed, and Manni Dee and Ewa Justka blend intense techno with stroboscopic lights. Closing the room with extensive sets are celebrated selectors Lena Willikens b2b Objekt, then Elena Colombi b2b Olivia.
The Chandelier Room starts with Julek Ploski’s electronic collages made out of field recordings. rRoxymore follows with her leftfield vision of house and techno, while Davy Kehoe takes a post-krautrock angle. Marking the release of his debut album on Lee Gamble’s UIQ, Egyptian producer ZULI joins forces with a Palestinian rapper Muqata'a for a live premiere, Hyberdub head Kode9 celebrates the release of his mix with Burial for the final Fabriclive, while Superfície and DJ Lilocox close the room with DJ sets presenting the new beats of Brazil and Portugal.
Forum opens earlier with an installation/performance by MTV: Modulartelevision, transforming The Kitchen with a set of analogue screens. Bartek Kujawski, We Will Fail and Object Blue follow, with mutations of club music, blending experimental electronic sounds with techno and beyond. The sound of Tanzanian singeli will disrupt the night with Bamba Pana & Makaveli combining gabber’s speed with African rap, while the live premiere of Async Figure by MM & Suda will destabilize the perception of performers and audience. Tayhana closes with an explosive set of Latin rhythms.
But that’s not all! A radical contrast to all this exists in Forum’s basement, where a spectrum of Polish artists demonstrates the vibrancy and uniqueness of the local scene. Performing are Wojciech Bąkowski, Wojciech Jachna in duo with Ksawery Wójciński, Jan Młynarski, and Pokusa.