J.G. Biberkopf’s club- and grime-referencing collage compositions, which he classifies as ‘audio theatre’, float between intense ambience and slamming rhythmic constructions that are cinematic in scope and displayed to full advantage on a heavy-duty sound system. Hailing from Lithuania and based in Berlin, Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf has received acclaim for his Ecologies EP. Released on producers’ Kuedo and Joe Shakespeare’s Knives label, Ecologies was designed as ‘a field trip into the representations of nature that emerge from the digital-social mediascape’. ‘The music sounds like a near future that lies just beyond some imminent tipping point of our society. Tidal synths and distorted Tupac vocals spar with a mechanistic sound palette. “Exciting” is the primary descriptor’ (FACTmag).
Sonic Acts at Paradiso
This monumental Saturday night starts off with immersive audiovisual performances. Featuring over 20 DJs and live performances, the programme begins in the evening and continues until the early hours, presenting everything from experimental film to bass-heavy dance sets by international DJs and producers from acclaimed collectives such as Berlin’s Janus. This evening is a collaboration with Viral Radio.