While the Berghain main floor is in the throes of hypnosis, Panorama will be flaunting rhythmic pockets that are just as deep and varied.
Romanian-born Berliner and SHAPE platform supported artist Borusiade lays the groundwork with bruising combinations of minimal wave, dark disco, and acidic, rough-shod house. Her upcoming 2016 EP, Jeopardy, will come out on Chilean-born Matias Aguayo’s forward-thinking Cómeme imprint. Ascendant Ethiopian Mikael Seifu explores potential for hybrid identity and new horizons by blending the music of nomadic Ethiopian folk musicians with a self-described electronic "dream brew".
Istanbul’s veteran DJ and expert crate-digger Bariş K lays it on thick and slow with Middle Eastern psychedelia and resolute cosmic disco. New York fashion world darling Honey Dijon’s taste in potent, irresistible house recalls the revolutionary dance breakthroughs of her local NYC’s and native Chicago’s legends like Danny Tenaglia and Derrick Carter. Her direct, floor-shaking approach cuts zero corners.
Resom, the last to take the floor, is not only a well-respected DJ and promoter in Berlin, but she is also an advocate for reestablishing club culture as a locus of progressive politics. Since her early days in Leipzig with the Homo Elektrik collective, Resom has been actively promoting critical discourse around social and political issues within the dance music community. She spins an all-vinyl selection of trippy, lo-fi techno, acid, and electro.
Windy city native Honey Dijon was inspired from a young age by the music of Ron Hardy, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Green Velvet and Frankie Knuckles. After moving to New York, friend and house pioneer Danny Tenaglia encouraged her to try her luck behind the decks. Now she tours the world with her potent NYC underground house/tech-house/techno/disco elixir.
Berlin-via-Leipzig DJ, promoter, and activist Resom has spent the past decade at the forefront of keeping politics on the dancefloor. “A sophisticated DJ with a subtle but clear aesthetic, she's more than ready for the exposure…stalk[ing] patiently through a landscape of zonked techno and house, occasionally flirting with euphoria.” (Resident Advisor).
Ascendant Ethiopian producer Mikael Seifu combines the music of nomadic Ethiopian folk musicians with a self-described electronic "dream brew."
Behind the decks, Romanian-born, Berlin-based DJ Borusiade serves up bold and bruising combinations of minimal wave, dark disco, and acidic, rough-shod house. As a producer, she has released bristling, EBM-tinged music on Cititrax and Cómeme.