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Moogfest 2018 kicks off tomorrow and in the meantime we would like to take another look at artists performing at this year’s edition of the festival! You can read part 1 which features profiles of Aisha Devi, Alex Zhang Hungtai, Alexandre Bazin, Amber Mark and Annie Hart and/or listen to Moogfest mix that Raund Haus made for IHN.

Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Iconic producer/rapper/DJ and a member of Tribe Called Quest will join forces with Pete Rock at Moogfest 2018!
Label(s): Linear Labs | Mondo
On the Web: Facebook | Official Website
Further Reading: The Boombox

Armen Ra

Armen Ra is an American artist and performer of Iranian-Armenian descent. He plays Theremin. His music fuses Armenian folk music with modern instrumentation, along with melodic lounge standards and classical arias. His concerts are known for their combination of both visual arts and his music.

Label(s): Unsigned / Independent
On the Web: Twitter | Facebook | Official Website
Further Reading: Aypoupen | Watermark | Heathen Harvest | 2Loud2OldMusic

Aurora Halal

Aurora Halal is a producer, video artist, and creator of Brooklyn’s Mutual Dreaming party series & the Sustain-Release festival. Shadowy & psychedelic, her hardware live & DJ sets have a hazy sensuality and metallic dance floor intensity, always pushing her compositions further into deep hypnotic states. She’s spent the last years touring some of the most forward-thinking underground clubs and festivals including Unsound, Atonal, Stattbad, and more.

Label(s): Mutual Dreaming Recordings | Lovers Rock
On the Web: TwitterFacebook | Soundcloud
Further Reading: Rewire | De School | Ilian Tape | Subbacultcha

Author & Punisher

Label(s): Seventh Rule | Housecore
On the Web: Twitter | Facebook | Bandcamp
Further Reading: The Weirdest Band in the World | Trial and Error Collective | Slug Magazine | RocknRoll Beerguy


Bonaventure is Soraya Lutangu’s nom de guerre. Under this alias, she has been developing sonic weaponry designed to confront oppressive power structures, tell the story of violence, indifference and abuse fuelled by racism, with Complexion released on NON Worldwide last year marking the prelude to her protest, fully expressed on Free Lutangu released via PTP.

Label(s): Purple Tape Pedigree
On the Web: TwitterSoundcloud | Bandcamp
Further Reading: AQNB | Tiny Mix Tapes | Berlin Community Radio | Impose

Carla Dal Forno

Carla dal Forno is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, currently based in Berlin. She is a member of the groups F ingers and Tarcar, and formerly cult Melbourne outfit Mole House. Autumn 2016 sees the release of her debut solo album, You Know What It’s Like, on Blackest Ever Black.

Label(s): Blackest Ever Black
On the Web: Twitter | FacebookInstagram
Further Reading: The Quietus | Loud and Quiet | The Wire | State.ie

Caterina Barbieri

Repetition and pattern permutation lie at the core of Caterina Barbieri’s current sonic research. She has composed music for old and new synthesizers as well as for string instruments.Her focus on minimalism in composition arises from a meditation on primary waveforms and exploration of the polyphonic and polyrhythmic potential of sequencers.

Label(s): Important / XKatedral
On the Web: Official WebsiteFacebook | Instagram 
Further Reading: Sound on Sound | Digicult | Digital in Berlin | Sound of Stockholm


Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and sonic visionary Angel Deradoorian has never shied away from testing aural and conceptual boundaries in her work. On her last album, The Expanding Flower Planet, Deradoorian led listeners through a kaleidoscopic journey that explored new rhythmic ideas culled from ancient traditions.

Label(s): Anticon
On the Web: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Further Reading: Self-Titled | Passion Weiss | At Cost Magazine | Radio New Zealand

Ellen Alien

Label(s): Bpitch Control
On the Web: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Further Reading: Freunde Von Freunden | The Warehouse Project | Magnetic Magazine | Electronic Groove

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