The work of UK-born, Switzerland-based producer SHALT can be viewed in the contexts of dance music and conceptual art, combining the sheer physicality of the club environment with concepts such as space colonisation, resource extraction and artificial life extension. His most recent EP Acheron was inspired by Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy and fits in the realm between dance and noise music, utilising blasts of raw noise, unconventional rhythms and flitting, yet beatific melodies. Acheron is the first solo artist release on Los Angeles-based label Astral Plane Recordings. ‘Heavy shock ‘n’ roll, all rib-rattling black hole bass and mercilessly constructed beats’ (Mixmag).
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.