New sonic frontiers at different latitudes

From the 2nd to 6th November 2016 #IAMC2C, the 16th edition of Club To Club, will dedicate a huge space to new sounds from all over the world, its stages hosting some of the most innovative artists in the musical overview.

Half-Bolivian, Virginia-based musician Elysia Crampton won the critics over the past year with her debut album ‘American Drift’, which gives the futuristic vision an unusual spiritual dimension. Among the guests of her new ‘Demon City’ there’s Chino Amobi, a Virginia producer who puts r&b, electronics, abstract hip hop and noise in the blender.

Of Egyptian and Iranian origins, Lafawndah has honed her own “club ritual music”, thus winning the attention of the prestigious Warp label that recently signed her.
There’s room for gqom, a musical trend from the suburbs of Durban (South Africa) at the crossroads of UK funky, kwaito, hip hop, and traditional African rhythms actively supported by Roman dj Nan Kolè, author of the compilation ‘Sound Of Durban’ and founder of the Gqom Oh! label.

The showcase dedicated to Gqom Oh! will also feature DJ Lag from South Africa. The Istanbul Sessions is a fourtet of impressive versatility, blending Turkish scales, club rhythms and jazz improv. With his most recent album ‘Night Safari’, Populous confirmed his mastery of the art of sound contamination and went on to exhibit it on prestigious international stages.

Also performing at Club To Club is Ghali, an Italian rapper of Tunisian origins who’s one of the most acclaimed newcomers in the local hip hop underground scene.