Named the ”Best African DJ of 2018,” Chad-born, Montreal-based artist AfrotroniX puts on ecstatic live shows that combine electronic music, live drums, African urban dance and digital art. His music draws on influences from around the globe, mixing dubstep, house, reggae and EDM with mbalax from Senegal and the Gambia, malinke music from West Africa, and Tuareg blues from the Sahara. Heavily influenced by Afrofuturism, he performs under a custom helmet called the “Afrotron,” with visual aesthetics reminiscent of Star Wars, Tron and Daft Punk.
A producer and percussionist from Tunisia, now living in Copenhagen, Nuri is one of the upcoming promising musicians of African futurism, mixing deep bass, organic percussion with poly rhythmic grooves, sharing bills with names like Clap Clap and Dengue Dengue Dengue. In 2017, he released his debut album on Shouka, a label focusing on traditional music and contemporary electronic from North Africa and beyond. ‘’Drup’’ is a tribute to Tunisian’s African heritage, and a bridge to other traditions, replete with percussion and vocals from all over the mother continent, combined with digital work to constitute an amalgam of then and now. Nuri performed at Roskilde Festival 2019 and has as well blessed the audience at ALICE several times. We’re looking forward to having him back this January.