When the festival reaches half-time on 29 May, the Festwochen Bar will move from the Volkstheater to the Gösserhallen. At the opening party of Festwochen in the Gösserhallen, electronic sounds from London, Vienna and Shanghai will resound within the brick walls of the former industrial area. Laurel Halo’s ecstatic DJ sets range from experimental to techno. The London-based DJ and producer object blue bridges the gap between techno and danceable sound experiments. Osheyack’s performances combine gabber, techno, ambient and drone to form electronic spectral sounds. And last but not least, the atmospheric sets of the Viennese designer, artist and DJ Haskii immerse the dancefloor in uncanny soundscapes and pulsating techno sounds.
approx 22:30 Haskii
approx 00:00 Laurel Halo
approx 01:30 Osheyack (live)
approx 02:00 object blue
Listen to Haskii here
Listen to Laurel Halo here
Listen to object blue here
Listen to Osheyack here
Haskii is a Vienna based designer, photographer, visual artist and DJ. In her wide reaching sets, she has a multi-textured take on electronic and club music. With her selection she effortlessly combines uncanny sound scapes with driving techno tracks in one set, creating an atmosphere that it is at once challenging as it is exhilarating.
Influenced by the moody and always forward looking sounds of Detroit, UK and Germany – Laurel Halo’s music is best described as shapeshifting, moody and ecstatic. Since her Hyperdub debut Quarantine in 2012, she has been a mainstay of the London-based label, which is known for its genre defining releases of modern, dub-influenced electronic sounds. Often collaborating with a wide range of artist, from John Cale to Julia Holter, James Ferraro, Eli Keszler or the art collective Metahave, she is known as one of contemporary electronics most versatile and inspiring voices. Her latest release is a mix-album for K7! records legendery DJ-Kicks series, putting together a packing dancefloor mix, that reaches from experimental sounds to certified techno bangers.
London-based producer and DJ object blue released her debut EP Do you plan to end a siege? on TT in 2018, with single Act like it then being named as tracks of the year by Resident Advisor, Mixmag and FACT magazine. She continued her exploration of experimental sounds and dancefloor rhythms with REX EP on Let’s Go Swimming, charted as one of top 2018 releases by Soulfeeder and FACT magazine. After becoming a Rinse resident, live sets at Corsica Studios, Berlin Atonal and Unsound Krakow, as well as DJing Printworks and No Bounds Festival, she was nominated by Hyponik as Breakthrough Act of the year. Names as an artist to watch in 2019 by Dummy magazine, she continues to perform a diverse range of music, ranging from live techno, experimental installations and DJ sets.
Osheyack is a producer and musician based in Shanghai who’s work fuses elements of IDM with gabber, techno, ambient and drone music across a broad spectrum. An integral member of Shanghai’s burgeoning electronic music scene that centers around ALL Club. When not playing live for the legendary 云CLOUD night his music can be heard soundtracking art installations and fashion shows across Shanghai. His profile grew considerably in 2018 with his release of two EP’s, Empty Hell on SVBKVLT and Proof of Concept on CGI, as well as his critically acclaimed debut album Sadomodernism on Bedouin Records.