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No one has been as gassed as Glamcult for the return of live events and in-person artistic excellence – and off the back of Amsterdam Fashion Week (and adding kindling to the fire) is our bae of the year REWIRE (OFFLINE). Tuning into their online festival earlier this year the excitement continues to be electric Friday marks the opening of all things in person. Taking place between the 10th to the 18th in The Hague, we predict the week to come as one to memorialize – so get your schedules sorted with the help of our handy little guide.
First up is Benjamin Abel and The Unrequired Love, a show set to amplify their case study into the human sexual anatomy through the lens of melodic brilliance and audio-visual intrigue. After the release of the duo’s LP ‘Spectacles’, it seems we are in for an uncensored, pop-inspired, electronically engaged experience, hailing their esoteric views of love, pornography and ritual.
bbymutha is the Tennessee-based rapper enveloping all of our playlists. Described as “one of hip hops most audacious new talents”, the honestly provocative lyricist shares her views on sexuality, identity and motherhood. bbymutha is without a doubt a must-see, scheduled to take us deep within her debut LP Muthaland. Whether you are well-versed in her exceptionalism or new to the party, get involved and pull up.
As one of the founding members of the Johannesburg collective, FAKA, Desire Marea (born Buyani Duma) is the multi-disciplinary artist spearheading the intersection of fashion, art and music. Recently named both Dazed and Vogues top 100, it’s time to rewire the mind and lose yourself within their examination of contemporary living. The human experience is vast and Desire fearlessly harnesses their interpretations of the world.
Echoing the spectrum of the human experience, Lyra Pramuk is an artist close to our hearts. Following the release of potentially one of our most-played albums, ‘Fountain’, Pramuk is back for an adventure. Fusing the “organic” and “artificial”, her evocative artistry will undoubtedly translate into her live performance for Rewire.
Not taking their world too seriously, Pan Daijing is an entertainer, to say the least. Bringing together the most intriguing elements of performance -Daijing is pushing the boundaries behind the very notion of “experimental”. Chinese-born and Berlin-based, her inspiration pool is broad, engaging with disciplines such as opera, acting and film. If there’s anyone to see live, Daijing’s your girl.
Creative duo: George and Alex, are the baritone player and drummer reinvigorating minimalist sound. Taking it back, the two are classically focused without the pompous. Yielding together voice, field recording and (sometimes unidentifiable) sounds, their latest body of work, ‘Recordings’ led to our fascination with the two. Having watched their online performance back in May, we can’t wait to see the ways in which Able Noise will engage with the physical space.
10th – 18th September
See the full schedule here
Words by Grace Powell
All images courtesy of Rewire