Filastine & Nova are a multimedia duo working to undermine borders. Their images fuses with their music, which collides electronic beat production and dense layers of voice, concréte sounds, analogue synths and strings. Spin magazine called it “bass music for crumbling urban futures” and Pitchfork said “they sound less like ‘world’ music and more like music from another world”. And another world is exactly what they aim to create, using sound, video, design, and dance to express a radically different vision of the possible.
For Splice, they perform their new project Drapetomania, a collaboration between Barcelona’s veteran producer Grey Filastine and Indonesian neo-soul vocalist Nova Ruth. It’s electronic and acoustic, pop and wildly experimental, from roots music to future bass the show is an audio strike against xenophobia, proposing a borderless and polyphonic world.