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06/03/2016
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Catch them on one of their rare and brief trips to the US and support TWO amazing art spaces with one night of wondrous revelry! Pre & post show global grooves provided by DJ Tom Harvey with surprise performances, cirkus shenanigans and special guests TBA. A fundraiser for the new Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center (opening soon) http://ow.ly/Hsym300jaq1 Filastine’s compositions 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.

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Filastine is the duo of composer/director Grey Filastine and vocalist/designer Nova Ruth. Before starting
Filastine in 2006, Grey was part of the insurrectionary marching band Infernal Noise Brigade and revolutionary west coast noise makers “!Tchkung!”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcMZq7Uih90. He spent much
of his life recording soundscapes & studying rhythm across the world. One of those travels brought him to
Indonesia in 2010, where he met Nova Ruth rhyming in the hip-hop group Twin Sista. Since then Nova has
added her rich musical roots to Filastine’s sound; she grew up singing pentecostal spirituals, koranic
recitations in the mosque, and playing Javanese gamelan. They are now based in Barcelona.

Filastine’s compositions 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 record labels, 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).

“Powerfully political and distinctly global” NPR Music

“Filastine creates tracks so geographically and chronologically diverse that they sound less like ‘world’ music
and more like music from another world” Pitchfork

“Filastine creates tracks so geographically and chronologically diverse that they sound less like ‘world’ music
and more like music from another world” Pitchfork

“Dystopian bass music for crumbling urban futures… the soundtrack to a rising heat humidity index”
Spin Magazine

“Choppy, smokey music that draws from the entire world without getting crushed under the weight of its
influences” The Fader

“Filastine has earned his United Nations eclecticism through diligent sonic legwork rather than obsessive
mouse clicking. The result is visceral, disorienting exotica” The Stranger

“Makes Skrillex sound as conventional as Taylor Swift” Evansville Courier & Press