Lotic. Photo by Elias Johansson.
In clubs Lotic is known to harness abstract leanings through hybrid live/DJ sets of gut-wrenching bass and lurching hip-hop rhythms, occasional shards of contemporary R&B splintered with tactile hi-hats, consistently swirling crowds into a riotous party vortex. As one of the most original contributors to Berlin’s club life, DJ and producer Lotic is currently making his international breakthrough with widely acclaimed mixtapes and studio releases. Originally from Houston, Texas, 25-year-old J’Kerian Morgan, aka Lotic, became a resident at the famous Janus parties. His Berlin-via-Houston sound is an apocalyptic mix of haunting synth melodies, destructive beats and skewed experimental electronica. Lotic’s recent mixtape Agitations was praised by Pitchfork as ‘thrilling futurism hinged on brute energy, angularity, and unremitting disquiet’ (8.2/10) and his first official release, the Heterocetera EP, earned similar accolades. lxtic.com
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.