EVENT：XIA | 下
DJ’s: Tarwa N Ayur乐队, Arno D. & Johannes,Aktüman,Kodama,Ancient Alias
Continuously pushing the boundaries of our creative content at XIA | 下, February’s event will feature a very special performance by Tarwa N Ayur! Consisting of guitarists and singers Sarah Mou and Ismail Moussali, as well as percussionist and singer Sasha, these three extremely talented musicians will bring a unique live Afro Desert Fusion set. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of the most exciting live performances in town.
Support by the usual suspects Arno D. & Johannes, Aktüman and Kodama who will be bringing their take on Berber ambient sounds.
VJ Ancient Alias on visual wizardry duties, and thematic graphic sexiness by MARiNE!
Tarwa N Ayur乐队
Tarwa n Ayur in ancient Berber language means ‘children of the moon’, that is also the inspiration of the quartet, as told us Sarah Mou, the singer and guitarist of this very new collective of artists.
The gipsy collective Tarwa n Ayur creates a fusion between the west and the east, with melodies of the World.
Arno D. & Johannes:
Arno came from South France and moved to London in 1995. In 2004, he started "Soul berries", a DJ settlement music project that promoted Funky beats. With a lot of shots and Tech-House, they used to perform in Herbal, Aquum, 333, the White House, ministry of sound and more.
Born in Berlin, Johannes began playing African drums in 2001 and entered the world of electronic drums. Now he brought Looper and FX into his performance.
They have worked together for the past 5 years and their performances are in the style of Techno/Tech-House, and they will also be integrated into Chill step and Bass depending on the situation.
Aktüman is making his debut as a DJ, but he has been going to festivals for about a decade. Growing up surrounded by many cultures and beign a big fan of music, he always seeks new exotic sounds, underground artists and unknown gems to add to his collection.
Born and bred in Belgium, at the age of fifteen Kodama moved to global music capital London where he picked up his love for psytrance at the now legendary Drome.
Now already over a decade in China, he spent most of that time as half of Magic Garden planting the seeds of the global psychedelic trance scene, throwing fully decorated parties at iconic venues (some now long come and gone) such as club dkd, G+, MAO, Park 97, Madam Zung, Rojam, SOS, Babyface, Shelter, Dada, Logo, Cinderella etc.
Some of these events, such as the two year Full Moon residency at dkd, the G+ Halloween Monster Bash attended by 2800 people and the Nine Year Anniversary at 1933 – Asia’s largest (now defunct) art deco abattoir - have gone down in Shanghai nightlife folklore.
Further afield Kodama has had the pleasure of playing ZOOM Bar on Koh Phangan Beach, Thailand. Bringing over internationally renowned psy-trance artists such as Shane Gobi, Vishnudata, Life Extension, he has also shared the decks with Paul Taylor, Martian Arts and Braincell.
Kodama is now proud to be a member of GoaProductions, the foremost Chinese psytrance outfit which are pushing the scene forward with a label, nationwide international artist tours and proper outdoor festivals.
His technical sets range from progressive to full on psy; driving, techy yet melodic and always tuned into the crowd. Providing the perfect balance to his powerful dance floor sets he also spins luscious downtempo across the whole spectrum, ranging from ambient through dub to lounge.
Ancient Alias shifts a few feet sideways from the VJ panel to the DJ decks for a special downtempo set. Unlike his driving psychedelic trance which straddles the line between dark and twilight, at XIA he will show a different side of his musical character. An immersive aural journey will take you through melodic glitch and dub, whilst keeping the familiar psychedelic edge.