Gather Music Festival is an initiative that revolves around collaboration. From the 13th - 16th of September, Gather will activate everything from small live venues to larger clubs. Together with local artists and international talent we aim to give Stockholm a weekend of music, talks, art and performances. You will be able to take part in a majority of the program for free. We aim to be the connecting hub between networks, record labels, initiatives, companies and venues, believing in the simple philosophy that we build our strength in numbers of ideas and forms of involvement.
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Kojo Funds is an emerging artist redefining the music genre lines. Hailing from East London, where the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Lethal B & Wiley have emerged from, he is creating a major buzz in the music scene. His sound can be described as AfroSwing. He can go from Grime to R&B in a flash without breaking the listeners ear drums whilst doing so. The growth of the artist from ‘Want From Me’ to ‘Fine Wine’ demonstrates his artistic ability. With “Dun Talkin’’ a collaboration with Abra Cadabra (Mobo 2016 Best Song Winner), creating a stir in the UK and beyond, the world is on notice for what this talented young man is ready to showcase. Merging different elements together from a wide array of genres, he’s in essence doing what Gather is all about, thinking different. We’re glad to host Kojo Funds at our Closing Party at Nobelberget, September 15.
A 22-year-old, multi-Award winning artist, from South London, Ms Banks stands for female empowerment & individuality. Encouraging women everywhere to be themselves no matter what they’ve been through or what society expects of them. This is reflected in her music where her wordplay, energy and lyrics are small insightful windows to her own experience.inspired by strong female emcees like Lil Kim, Ms Dynamite, Lisa Maffia and Foxy Brown. She's come a long way since her playground bars, collaborating with Stefflon Don, JME and Stormzy in the process, while finding her own raw, energetic sound. With such renomé despite her young age, we’re glad to introduce Ms Banks to the Closing of Gather.
With his critically acclaimed debut, Parham quickly gained respect as one of the paramount names within the Swedish music scene. Since then, one has been able to follow his musical journey and transformation of expression, from the more classic hip hop debut ‘Pojk’ to later albums ‘Hemma här’ and ‘Torsken’ that centers more around emotions and self disclosure. Parham is known to make excellent use of his multifaceted voice, where his velvety soft voice is utilised both for great singing as well as delivering lines with equal rhythm and flow. Maintaining emotional lyrics, Parham does so with a great amount of wit and sense of humor, that together with an exquisite production makes his words find their way into your heart and affecting you in a deep way, without ever being pretentious. With his new release ‘Torsken’, Parham has gained yet more musical treasures, that we’re eager to share with you, and the balance between joy and contemplation makes him the perfect artist to perform at Gathers Closing.
Gothenburg raised and Stockholm based, Julia Wallin is a triple threat: programmer by day, DJ by night and producer somewhere in between. An indecisive and adaptable Virgo through and through, her sets are a smooth blend of genres and moods. Are we going to get ambient yoga mat jazz, dreamy yet sticky 70's funk or old school, South African house tonight? Truth is, we'll probably be touching on a bit of everything. A regular on the Stockholm club scene, Julia is an interesting name gaining attention among the city's DJ's - highly appreciated for her unexpected and soothing mixes that often transcend genres. She aims to create sets with healing vibes that make you forget about your troubles.
For over a decade now he is both resident and host at legendary St. Pauli underground venue Golden Pudel Club. Since over ten years he runs the club-night Gatto Musculoso, with guests like italian pioneer Beppe Loda, Veronica Vasickaof the Minimal Wave label, Daniel Wang, Vladimir Ivkovic, Tolouse Low Trax, Anika,Lovefingers, Alexis Le-Tan, Vidal Benjamin, Sean Canty or Ron Morelli. This list is far from complete but does describe the personal taste of Phuong-Dan and so the musical range of his DJ sets. He is spinning an unique eclectic mix from contemporary underground techno, minimal synth, post-punk, new pop and ebm, the electronic side of krautrock, and rare disco, to flashy left field experimental stuff – he couldn't care less for narrow minded ones who restrict themselves to a certain genre or a specific decade, he is exploring the whole world of music on search for the groove of the night. Naturally, it should be on vinyl.
In the space of just a few years, Ostend based Nosedrip real name Ziggy Devriendt has gone from somewhat of a now you see me now you don’t presence on the fringe electronic scene to a firm fixture on Belgium’s burgeoning leftfield landscape, albeit one that revels in his outsider status, thanks in no small part to his work with pioneering platform Stroom.tv, a unique mixture of oddball playlists and distinctive aesthetics, his staggering mixcloud following, an NTS show and, more recently, a label imprint with considerable, if not slightly tongue in cheek, ambitions.
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If anyone epitomizes the Staycore spirit, it’s co-founder Ghazal. Always a part of the club music scene no matter where she’s resided (she had a fake ID taken away at a Wiley show when she was 16), Ghazal has approached dance music with an open spirit and a flair for creativity, as a blogger in Sweden, a promoter in Dubai and now a DJ, producer and head of the Staycore universe. A staunch supporter of marginalized communities, Ghazal has built Staycore as an open, creative space, both in terms of its makeup and the image it projects to outsiders.
Guleed is a rapper from Malmö, Sweden of Somali descent. Hailing from the groundbreaking label Malmö New Wave the artist displays a colorful themes in his songs together with catchy yet unique melodies. After dropping his first project, "Under Tiden" Guleed is now ready for the sophomore EP "Under Tiden 2" that will drop in July.
A particular quality inhabits the music played by Marlena Lampinen, a kind of otherworldliness and spaciousness that sets it apart from the everyday. Drawing upon punky, trippy new wave, out-there Japanese boogie, and electronic textures, Lampinen’s music is at once futuristic and nostalgic, with a foot in the dancefloor while the head is in the clouds. She creates such special atmospheres with an incredibly broad and deep approach to finding music, plucking the strangest sounds from obscure cassettes from an out-of-print French label or forgotten 80s experimental compilations, before presenting them as a cohesive and beautiful soundscape. It is unsurprising that Lampinen also works as a visual as well as sound artist, given the quality of aestheticism present in the music she plays, where the peculiar is placed next to the familiar, the cerebral next to the physical, and the tangible next to the intangible.
Her selections from dreamscapes and grooves to industrial polyrhythms has seen her gain support for artists like Tako, Jan Schulte, Palms Trax, John Talabot, Beesmunt Soundsystem, Zaltan, Jayda G and Noise In My Head.Having been host to one of Sydney's FBi Radio's long standing shows 'Spin The Bottle', Lauren has also received international recognition from stations like NTS Radio, Worldwide FM and Red Light Radio in addition to broadcasting live for Resident Advisor’s selector series at Brilliant Corners in London. Along with her love for music is her love for handmade Australian products where she joins forces with Medhi El-Aquil as his Condesa right-hand.
Perhaps the least openly visible member of Studio Barnhus, but nonetheless just as essential in its inner workings, Petter Nordkvist is an elusive and hugely talented DJ and producer who has been involved in the world of electronic music for decades. Since releasing emotive techno and acidic breakbeat under the simple name of Petter in his earlier career, recent excursions have been released under the alias of Pedrodollar, as well as the gorgeous, layered emotion of Whispers Beirut, his collaborative project with Baba Stiltz, another producer synonymous with Barnhus. It is this sense of ease with a wide variety of musical environments that have ensured his position as a key contributor to Studio Barnhus’ progression and identity, and, to a wider extent, Stockholm’s party scene in general. You can be sure that Petter Nordkvist has an almost-unparalled ear for textural sound, and, most importantly, the technical ability to translate that into a dancefloor experience.
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