In case you already had plans for this friday night, you can hereby cancel them and join us for what is to be a historical party. On 21 September 2012 the Vrede van Utrecht organises VJ op de Dom for the last time ever, and this is something you do not want to miss. Next to the legendary DJ DNA and local chiptune geniusses EINDBAAS the extraordinay Filastine will perform at the Dom square on behalf of Impakt, accompanied by an intense visual spectacle, brought to you by Telenoika.
Barcelona based, American-born Grey Filastine spends most of his time traveling the world looking for sounds, samples, instruments and styles he can throw in his blender, with his original and exciting beats as the outcome. The numerous influences that can be heard in his music are not turned into a smooth mix to soothe a western mainstream audience, but retain their edge and local vibe. Do not expect exotic sounds to spice up boring productions, Filastine is not one to take the easy way out by scoring with ‘authentic’ influences. The different cultures that inspire him do not seemlesly mix, which is exactly what makes his music so interesting. This, and the fact that he knows what makes a partying crowd go wild.
Filastine received praise from Pitchfork among others, where his style was described as being ‘more like music from another world than world music’, and XLR8R, where he is named a ‘producer with cultstatus’, so you know it’s good. Expect sample art like DJ Shadow, with the inspiration of an experienced traveler.
Especially for VJ op de Dom Filastine’s show will be accompanied by one-of –a-kind visuals provided by Telenoika, so even if you are just having a look there is more than enough to enjoy. Check out last years aftermovie to get an idea of what to expect.
Cant make it this friday? Don’t worry, Filastine will also perform at this year’s Impakt Festival. Check out our website for more information, and don’t forget; 24-28 October 2012 Impakt Festival: No More Westerns.