Linder is a widely celebrated artist whose work brings together languages of graphic design, popular culture, high fashion and fine art in the production of photomontage, performance and installation. She has had solo exhibitions and retrospectives at major institutions at Tate St Ives, Hepworth Wakefield and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville Paris. Linder questions roles of gender identity and commodification in society, her feminist imagery has received world-wide recognition. Her photomontages are included in As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics and Linder also exhibited at IMMA’s Primal Architecture 2014. Read more about Linder in i-D / The Quietus / Tate Shots /Interview Magazine
Maxwell Sterling: Fascinated by the territory where cinematic and spiritual music meets dystopian sound design, Maxwell Sterling explores the boundaries of acoustic and synthetic instrumentation. His debut album, ‘Hollywood Medieval’ is released on The Death Of Rave this year and marks a departure from his earlier work as primarily a film composer, (A Girl Like Grace, Nightfall, The Signal). Maxwell has collaborated with Linder, James Ferraro, Christopher Shannon, Friedrich Kunath and Nora Berman. This summer Maxwell begins a summer residency at Wysing Art Centre, alongside Harold Offeh and Tai Shani as well as working on a commissioned sound work in León, Mexico with curator Erick Lopez. Read more about Maxwell Sterling in Factmag / Tiny Mixtapes / Boomkat
Fatima Al Qadiri is a Kuwaiti musician and visual artist. She is interested in exploring the experience of war, memory, Western perceptions of other cultures, and sociocultural identity through her work. Her debut album, Asiatisch, was released by Hyperdub in 2014. Earlier, in 2013, Al Qadiri became a member of the 9 (now 8) person art collective GCC, whose work has been exhibited at the MoMA PS1, Fridericianum, Sharjah Art Foundation and Whitney Museum of American Art. Fatima’s latest album Brute was released by Hyperdub in 2016.
Greg Wilson is an English DJ and producer associated with both the early 80s electro scene in Manchester and the current disco / re-edit movement. He’s also a writer / commentator on dance music and popular culture. Greg was the first British DJ to mix live on TV in 1983. In April 2010, as part of their ‘Essential Mix’ 500 special, Radio 1 selected Greg Wilson’s ‘Essential Mix’ as one of 10 classics that spanned the show’s near 17-year history. Greg was awarded with DJ Magazine's Industry Icon Award at The Best Of British Awards 2015
Conor Thomas: is a Manchester-based DJ and member of the Boomkat.com team. He assists in A&R for Boomkat Editions, who have released tapes and records by Kara-Lis Coverdale, Beatrice Dillon, Lorenzo Senni, Elysia Crampton, and Yally, for example, and also The Death of Rave, who are behind releases from Maxwell Sterling, Mark Leckey, Sam Kidel, Rian Treanor, Croww and Teresa Winter, among many others. As a DJ, Conor has played records to crowds across Europe - Unsound, Berghain, The Golden Püdel, Coda Lunga, Milan, Rome, a.o. - but most commonly in his adopted home-city, where he also promotes the Fiktion (fka Faktion) raves and events since the early ‘00s, playing host to artists as varied as Omar Souleyman, Julia Holter, Anthony Shakir, Powell, and Arca.
WIFE Whether making black metal under the name Altar of Plagues or electronic music as WIFE, multi-instrumentalist/producer James Kelly has consistently asserted himself as an artist who forges his own path. With both projects, Kelly has worked within established genre boundaries, but he’s also introduced unorthodox touches that place his work in a unique category by itself.
CROWW: Working around the periphery of music of the vantablack variety, Croww is a Manchester based artist pecking at the corpuses of black metal, flashcore and DnB and nesting new mutations of hypermodern dance music. His debut release 'Prosthetics' is out in the summer on The Death of Rave label and to accompany this, Croww will be performing a new jarring live show at IMMA. Also a resident at Manchester’s Fiktion (fka Faktion) raves, Croww’s rare dj sets stretch across the board - from Grindcore to Crunk.
Marcin Pietruszewski & Tristan Clutterbuck duo Marcin Pietruszewski is a Polish composer and laptop improviser currently based in Edinburgh. Marcin has performed solo at various venues in Europe including Berghain in Berlin, MUMUTH in Graz and Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow.
Tristan Clutterbuck is a musician based in Manchester who works with synthetic sound, primarily working with nonlinear / chaotic systems. Tristan has collaborated with Tina Krekels, Adam Campbell, Aonghus McEvoy, Marcin Pietruzewski, Ricardo Jacinto and Lorcan Doherty. He is co-founder of BOAR collective and Fancyyyyy.
Lauren Fitzpatrick is an actor and dancer who has collaborated with Linder and Maxwell Sterling in performances at The Hepworth Wakefield 2013 and at last year’s inaugural Art Night at the ICA in London. Lauren featured in the Northern Soul film 2014, plus she was awarded second place in the Northern Soul Dance Championships in the same year. Lauren danced with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers at the 2014 Brit Awards and most recently, she featured in Gucci’s all-black model cast for the video of their Gucci Soul Scene Campaign PreFall 2017 collection.
Sam Kidel, former member of the Bristol-based Young Echo collective and the now-defunct Killing Sound project, works with Muzak. His latest release: Disruptive Muzak (Boomkat’s 2016 album of the year) is an eerie, 20-minute recording, an immersive, atmospheric sound piece woven from disembodied voices of UK call centre workers whose depersonalised hellos linger forever unanswered.
Rian Treanor: is an artist and producer based in the North of the UK. His sound practice re-imagines the intersection of club culture, experimental art and computer music, presenting an insightful and compelling musical world of interlocking and fractured components. Drawing upon his study with Lupo at Berlin's Dubplates & Mastering, plus years spent curating the Enjoy artspace in Leeds, Treanor's sound uses off centred rhythmic arrangements, referencing the dynamics of garage and techno as much as Fluxus and Dada cut-ups.
Teresa Winter: is a musician from the Yorkshire coast who makes bedroom pop. Her music is comprised primarily of wordless vocals and other kinds of sounds made with synthesisers, field recordings and various instruments. Teresa's musical explorations began a couple of years ago as a distraction from studies when her heart had been mercilessly broken, she found it to be a strangely life affirming experience. Teresa has recently been preoccupied with the permeation of death and life, and the absence of vocabulary around loss. The Death of Rave will release her next record, 'Untitled Death'.