Filastine live at Betelnut, Ubud, Bali.
Saturday, April 9th 2016
Doors Open at 7pm
Show Starts at 8pm
Filastine is the duo of composer/director Grey Filastine (Barcelona) and vocalist/designer Nova Ruth (Java). Their music fuse contemporary electronic beats with concrete sounds, voices, percussion, and acoustic strings. This is future bass music from a future where the globe has been flipped, the sonic territories remixed, and syncopated mid-eastern rhythms and asian melodies shape a new urban sound. Filastine have released a trilogy of full-length albums, a half dozen vinyls on an equal number of recordl abels, and a grip of heady conceptual mixtapes. Beyond music, Filastine uses video, design, and now dance, as forms of universal language to communicate their vision. Last year Filastine debuted 4RRAY, a live AV system that uses bespoke software to control multiscreen projections in a powerful, cinematic, performance. They have toured the five continents and played nearly five hundred gigs, ranging from music festivals: Sonar (ES), Decibel (US), Les Vieilles Charrues (FR), to art spaces: V&A Museum (UK), Foreign Affairs (DE), Erarta Museum (RU) to ephemeral places: Calais Jungle migrant camp (FR), Downtown Cairo Arts (EG), Hidden Agenda (HK).
“Filastine creates tracks so geographically and chronologically diverse that they sound less like “world” music and more like music from another world”. – Pitchfork
“Powerfully political and distinctly global” – NPR Music
“Dystopian bass music for crumbling urban futures. the soundtrack to a rising heat humidity index” – Spin Magazine
“The prototype of globalized urban sound” –Prefix Mag