Digital Musics & Sound Art

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  Ziúr (DE)

Fractals is a track I composed/produced. lt combines elements of modern digital music, sonics that I connect with my past, and also includes my vocals, which is as analogue an instrument as you can possibly get. With the mixture of these elements it serves as a gateway between time and place, questioning the concept of time and our common understanding of the universe itself and how it is perceived. It could be seen as a transitional tool from life to death, the relation between inside and outside, it could be used to bridge the dichotomy between heaven and hell or between parallel universes. lt marks a constant shift of energies and has its roots in abstract forms of what we believe might best be described as "reincarnation." Therefore it questions common hierarchies and structures of power of how we've been taught life works as a whole. Fractals is an appeal towards believing in an inner emotional state and at the same time opening consciousness for “the other.”



Ziúr is a Berlin-based DJ/producer, dedicated to combining different sonic textures and brainy beats into a functional dancefloor framework – clearly intended for loud soundsystems (and preferably accompanied by a fog machine) but without any strict loyalty toward a certain BPM or subgenre. In 2015, Ziúr self-released her first mixtape. Titled /xuːx/, seamlessly mixing seven instrumentals and two vocal collabs, with Brooklyn's Samantha Urbani & Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and San Francisco rapper MicahTron. The tweaky follow-up single “Lips” and its video dropped just as Ziúr joined Peaches on a string of European tour dates. In 2016, Ziúr played across Europe with Kablam, Amnesia Scanner, Patten and DJ PayPal, but she took even bigger strides in the studio. Following her contribution to Peaches’ remix album (which The Fader called “perhaps the record's most exciting moment”), she released her official debut EP, Taiga (Infinite Machine), which was praised by MixMag: “Her mutations blenderise hunks of techno, trance and noise... her productions sound like little else out there.” Resident Advisor rated it as “one of experimental club music's most formidable new records” and concluded her second EP, Deeform (Objects Ltd.), “sharpens Ziúr's approach, channeling the noise and fury into controlled blasts.” Aside from further remixes for Air Max '97 and Bonaventure, she teamed up with a global network of friends to release CO-OP, a compilation calling for action against the increasingly oppressive political climate. At the end of a busy year, Ziúr was selected by Fact Mag for their “Best Club Tracks of 2016” and The Fader as one of the "Artists you need to know about in 2017”. Meanwhile, Ziúr continues to DJ regularly and has brought her live set to festivals (Unsound, CTM, Lunchmeat, 3hd) and concert settings (supporting Lower Dens and Micachu + The Shapes). She has shared a number adventurous mixes online, including one with NYC’s Discwoman collective or Resident Advisor, and she continues to co-organize BOO HOO (named one of “Berlin's best club nights” by Time Out and i-D). Her first full-length album is scheduled for October 2017 on Planet Mu & Objects Ltd.

Photocredits: Lisanne Schulze, Claudia Kent