Incredible electronic music producer Elysia Crampton is performing this Friday, May 26 at EMPAC. The wonderful folks at EMPAC have given me a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader. You can read their event description, enter the giveaway, and check out some of Elysia Crampton’s music below, as well as read reviews of Demon City from Pitchfork and Resident Advisor.
A force within Latinx culture and the rising genderqueer electronic aesthetic (alongside Arca, Lotic, Rabit, etc.), Elysia Crampton has described her style as “severo,” a word suggestive of the raw textures and violent juxtapositions she creates with source material ranging from American pop to cumbia, hip-hop, ratchet, and South American metal. A descendent of the Aymara people indigenous to Bolivia, Crampton made waves with last year’s Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City. A sister piece to the theatrical production Dissolution of the Sovereign: A Timeslide into the Future, the album was written in the style of an epic poem, taking inspiration from the story of the Aymara revolutionary Bartolina Sisa, whose severed limbs were paraded through the Andes after her execution at the hands of Spanish colonists.