Muqata’a, Lagoss, Ondness

Muqata’a (Palestine)
Muqata’a is an electronic musician and MC based in Ramallah, Palestine. Creating sounds using sampled material, field recordings, and electronic devices, the results range between harsh beats, abstract tones, and glitch. He co-founded the Ramallah Underground Collective [2002-2009]. Muqata’a is also co-founder and member of the sound and image performance group Tashweesh alongside artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme. He has released several solo albums including; Inkanakuntu (2018) on Discrepant, Dubt Al-Ghubar (2017) on Third Type Tapes, La Lisana Lah (2017), and Hayawan Nateq (2013). Muqata’a has composed several film scores, as well as scores for dance performances, and is now working on different collaborative and solo projects.

Lagoss (Canary Islands)
Brand new experimental improv trio from Tenerife made up of Daniel Garcia, Gonçalo F. Cardoso and Mladen Kurajica. All three experienced musicians in their own right through various projects with an international following including Gonzo, GAF, Papillon, Tupperwear, Salétile, Afgan and many other collaborations including São Paulo Underground or Rob Mazurek. Rehearsing regularly in the midst of tropical north tenerife, amongst banana fields, vertiginous cliffs and the ever present wide blue sea, the tropical humid vibe translates effortlessly through the trio’s sound.

Ondness (Portugal)
Bruno Silva’s – aka Serpente – most enduring alias, Ondness recorded output sprawls through a cartography of labels like Where to Now?, Seagrave or Paralaxe.
Last year, and after a couple of relatively quiet years release-wise, he released ‘Not Really Now Not Any More’ on Holuzam and ‘Meio Que Sumiu’ on the beat-oriented Discrepant sublabel Souk. More to follow, from this speculative threshold unto which refracted dance movements, dub’s sense of space, tangents to hauntology and what if possibilities converge in an unresolved hallucinatory cut up.