Sub Rosa VI presents Akanbi (Groovy Groovy, NYC)
- AKANBI (Groovy Groovy, NYC)
- Envélope Cruz – Live A/V Performace
AKANBI (Groovy Groovy, NYC)
Akanbi is heading a new generation of dedicated underground ravers in NYC. Raised in Lagos, Nigeria, with limited access to internet but a huge thirst for new music, Akanbi moved to NY in 2010 and immersed himself head on into every corner of dance music, as a serious dancer and eventually a DJ. He cultivated his own style that delivers whipcrack bangers, insistent percussion, pounding breaks & slow-burning experimental descents. In 2016 he started New York’s GROOVY GROOVY parties, a judgment-free atmosphere for wild dance floors, radical politics, and a much-needed dose of fresh young talent. Akanbi has quickly made an impression with incendiary sets at New York’s Mutual Dreaming & Fourth World, and internationally at Tresor, Griessmuehle & ://about blank in Berlin. In 2017, he was featured on the Fader mix series, and was highlighted by Resident Advisor as a key performance at Sustain-Release.
Envélope Cruz – Live A/V Performace
Belgrade / Paris trio (Nemanja Trećaković, Alma Đelić, Andrej Vasilijević). Envélope Cruz explores extraterrestrial ambient / drone / dub / electronic soundscapes using a custom built max msp / jitter / vuo audio | video system.
Responsible for bringing advanced dance music artists such as Aïsha Devi, Eomac, Mumdance and Untold to the infamous Drugstore Belgrade, SAUD is mostly focused on the vitalist legacy of hardcore continuum. Oriented to leftfield and breakbeat patterns of UK soundsystem music, he is bringing these influences together towards a contemporary, post-techno form of rhythmic psychedelia.