This closing concert brings together a spectrum of experimental and progressive sonic and cross-genre live acts to explore its themes of intense transmission between bodies of all kinds, in the tranquil ruins of an inner city monastery. Following the more contemplative and eccentric earlier events, ‘Paradise Found 3’ dials up on its pop inclinations, with Los Angeles-based rising pop star Dorian Electra presenting their futuristic sound and queer satire, along with the wit and humour of London lyricist and DJ Shygirl. Multidisciplinary artist and Quantum Natives artist i.Ruuu, as well DJ and curator of “post-gender avatar” Agatha Valkyrie Ice‘s mixtape series Brooklyn Bridge also take part.
Sega Bodega (aka Salvador Navarrete) recently dropped a new video for surprise single ‘Nivea‘ via Bristol’s Crazylegs on July 23. Following the February release of his Ess B EP — which also includes the excellent track ‘CC feat. Shygirl‘ — the London-based Gaswegian producer worked with filmmaker Luke Carlisle to realise ‘Nivea”s mesmerising visual accompaniment.
The topless body of performer Oliver Bizhan convulses through the constant quick cuts, and strong tonal contrasts of light and dark (with the occasional strobe) to the gasping malfunctions of a cut-up vocal sample hiccuping over the hard and heavy bass lines that Navarette, by now, is known for. That track, taking its name from the famous German skin and body care brand, is paired with the famous Cuban rum in B-side ‘Bacardi‘.
“We had toyed with the idea of making a sort of fake product, which was basically a hand cream that was also an alcohol but it seemed a bit much for something that was intended to be quite low-key,” says Navarette, about a track that like its dichotomous consumer-equivalents is as debauched as it is dance-floor functional.
In producing music for eight years, five of those as Sega Bodega, and no doubt listening and discovering it well beyond that, we asked Navarette to share five of his favourite tracks right now, so we could hear more of where his heads at: