Hailed as New Jersey’s clubbing queen, there has been much attention surrounding UNIIQU3. The hedonistic spirit and magnetism of her presence provide moments of genuine euphoria. Clearly, someone willing to bring fire and sweat to the dance floors, signing absolutely unforgettable sets. After a couple of performances in the Boiler Room and featured on platforms like SiriusFM or NTS, the community around him grows day by day. Symbol of these times of struggle, UNIIQU3 brings a perfect mindset of emancipation and freedom. But even more fundamental is wanting to remind us of the importance of these values, both personally and collectively. A species universal right to desbund or the timeless premise once launched by the Beastie Boys in a video that has become iconic. Whether on the radar of hard house or the infusions of hip hop, UNIIQU3 exudes insatiable energy in each of its performances – and this is sure to be one of those nights.
Between London and Lisbon, the artist Xexa has been operating in a fabulous sound spectrum. With a fragmented body of work by the most varied streaming platforms, Sound Calendar 2021 is her first long-term work. Visionary and conceptual, this mixtape is a profound and beautiful treatise on new explorations of ambient music. Lunar trips, cloudy memories of the afro-house and an immense silky tone under this little cosmos of Ra. There’s a lot of magic here; from the elements that communicate in a subsonic cloak, to the voices recalling the Popul Vuh heritage, Xexa is past, present and future.
A pillar of urban music here, the member of Crew Tia Maria Produções and affiliate of Príncipe, is one of the most original of her time. Imaginative and curious, Danifox takes the coordinates of kuduro, tarraxo and house notions to a higher level, without restrictions or commonplaces. He finds in important elements of tradition a guiding thread to his quest for the exotic, sounding contemporary and presenting himself as innovative. Wonderful sound narratives filtered by digital and guided by the driving force that emanates from the dancefloor.