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Perera Elsewhere (UK/DE), Pride x Selekcija I.
20. June od 21:00–23:00
Sasha Perera, aka Perera Elsewhere, always has one ear tilted toward the future. As the vocalist in the Berlin trio, Jahcoozi, Perera and her bandmates made forward-thinking bass music before the onset of polyglot dance music boom of the last decade. She describes the music on her latest solo album, All Of This, as “doom folk,” teeming with dark pop, trip-hop, and R&B. Among other things, she sings about hopeful escapism (“Tomorrow South”) and the increasingly confounding idea that identity and corporate language—self-branding, as it were—are becoming one in the same (“All Of This”). Perera’s palette is global, but not just as a producer and artist—she’s an accomplished DJ and instructor, as well.
From the grit of dark club to the absorption of indigenous and extra-terrestrial sounds, Perera melds these inspirations into her very own semi-abstract, dystopian, pop-tinged bliss, creating her own signature sound and intricately-crafted backdrop for her songs.
While incorporating organic elements that seamlessly co-exist with electronic elements, she has carefully reserved space for her haunting-yet-soothing vocal passes : Eerie ambient meets psychedelic, avant R&B and experimental folk that addresses issues such as gated communities, over-consumption, the self-obsessive ego, and the constant background noise and echo chamber of the world in which we live.