Stone Island Sound is a curatorial project that supports contemporary independent artistic production: a harmonious set of curated soundtracks, record releases, playlists in-store and live events. The aim of the project is to champion local independent music scenes and to forge a world sound map of avant garde and new pop. The next STONE ISLAND PRESENTS event will take place at Wilhelm Hallen, the former Winkelhof iron foundry, now a vast post-industrial space for Berlin’s creative community. It will be the setting for six unique performances by Beatrice Dillon, Bill Kouligas, KMRU, Lorenzo Senni, Pelada and Skee Mask.
Berlin based artist, designer and musician Bill Kouligas, the founder and artistic director of the celebrated multidisciplinary platform and record label PAN. He is joined by PAN label mates, the London based artist and music producer Beatrice Dillon who was declared “the most thrilling new voice in British electronic music” by The Guardian at the end of 2019 and the Canadian group, Pelada. The duo, composed of vocalist Chris Vargas and instrumentalist Tobias Rochman will bring their unique brand of punk and politics to the dancefloor. They are joined by Lorenzo Senni, the Warp Records Italian experimental musician and visual artist best known for his “pointillistic trance”, a signature sound involving the deconstruction of epic build-ups and synthesizer arpeggios of ‘90s trance and hard techno. Skee Mask AKA Bryan Müller and Kenian artist KMRU complete the line up. Born in Nairobi and currently based in Berlin, KMRU is a sound artist and producer whose methods include field recording, improvisation, noise, machine learning, radio art and drones. Skee Mask the genre-melding Munich producer brings his “thrillingly physical” music that merges the “disparate continents of drum’n’bass, footwork, techno, electro, and downbeat” (Pitchfork).