Black Technique: A Celebration of Black Excellence at the FDS
As we immerse ourselves in the pulsating beats and electrifying performances, let us not only revel in the sheer joy and infectious energy but also recognize the power of representation. During the Black Tech Night, we came together to create a space where Black Excellence shines brightly, unapologetically queer, and unapologetically fabulous.
Sabrina Oberlin takes center stage as the captivating master of ceremonies, infusing the Docks with her unparalleled charisma. With every introduction, she skillfully weaves together a tapestry of humor, quick-witted banter, and a delightful sprinkle of sass, leaving the audience completely spellbound and yearning for more. Her magnetic presence electrifies the room, creating an atmosphere where laughter and applause become the heartbeat of the night. She leaves the crowd absolutely gagged, eagerly anticipating each moment she graces them with her fierce presence.
A stellar lineup of talented artists graced the stage, each bringing their unique style and energy to the night. First up was Silver Tears, a non-binary intuitive DJ based in Zurich. Their "sugar trap" style and fearless approach took the audience on a sonic journey, blending fluid and uncompromising energies with a nostalgic touch.
Next, Nkisi, born in Congo and raised in Belgium, delivered a mesmerizing live performance. Influenced by African polyrhythms, hardcore techno, and Italian horror films, Nkisi's intense and powerful club music showcased a fusion of rhythmic noise strategies and ancient Kongo drumming languages.
Jasmine Infiniti, hailing from the Bronx and based in Brooklyn, took the stage with a mix of underground styles synonymous with New York City. Known for her contributions to the modern North American club culture, Jasmine's techno, house, ballroom, and experimental club beats set the dancefloor ablaze, leaving the crowd in awe.
TNTC, a DJ from Guinea and Spain, and a member of the Jookoo collective, brought a vibrant blend of African club music to the scene. With a focus on queer and African artist-produced tracks, TNTC curated a dynamic set featuring genres like techno, deconstructed club, kuduro, footwork, and UK garage. Their exploration of experimental, ambient, and noise genres added an extra layer of depth to their performance.
Throughout the night, these exceptional artists showcased their immense talent, pushing boundaries and igniting the dancefloor with their electrifying sets. Their contributions to the Black Tech Night were a testament to the power of artistic expression and the celebration of black excellence in the realm of electronic music. The audience was left inspired, uplifted, and eager for more memorable nights like this in the future.
Images courtesy of Dany Niederhauser