Live avant-pop performances by Indi (New Zealand) & French_concession (New Zealand/Hong Kong), followed by DJ set by DJ MoChan (Berlin).
'indi' is the moniker of Christchurch-based artist Indira Force, who writes using a combination of electronic and classical instrumentation, with a signature sound that relies on intricate details and multi-layered structures. She is selected to be a part for the 2018 Berlin Red Bull Music Academy this year.
'...a striking step for the burgeoning enigma, with alluring gothiness and heaps of otherworldly pop vibes (à la Björk) making this a debut you can't stop hitting repeat on' ~ The Line of Best Fit (UK)
'...New Zealand's next art-pop star' ~ SPIN Magazine (US)
'...a sonic journey which showcases her prowess for melding vocal harmonies with lyrical storytelling' ~ Under The Radar (NZ)
— French_Concession 法國租界
French_concession is a solo art-pop project of Ella Chau Yin Chi started in Shanghai in 2009. Her tightly woven and dreamy music scapes reflect the influence of her widespread travels, fusing her Hong Kong & New Zealand roots.
“ethereal dream pop vocals, glossy synthesiser arrangements and vivid syncopated beatscapes. Aesthetically recalling Darkbloom era Grimes and D’Eon, or even Miharu Koshi’s early Haruomi Hosono produced J-technopop sound, it’s compelling work.” The Audience (NZ)
'...[Moon Palace is] something excitingly new and delightfully foreign, yet strangely familiar...Part space disco, part electro-poetry, the track wouldn't sound out of place on Bjork's 2007 psych-tribal dance magnum opus, Volta, or Grimes' 2012 game-changer, Visions.' Pop Crush (US)
— Mo Chan
Mo Chan, sometimes DJ Kohlrabi, s is Berlin based DJ dreaming of fearless world. She mixies tasteful and unusual art/experimental pop gems that brings listeners to exotic places. Experience of a Mo Chan's DJ set is described as — Hearty wind hugs you and you are floating in the air. Shiny sounds reflect in the space, where people become friends. Mo Chan has been featured on varies online radios show such as Female Frequencies and recently played at Arkaoda and Loophole in Berlin.