Pom Poko postponed their concert on Flaam to 2022.
What happens when you mix love for Japanese anime, four classically trained jazz younglings and a punk attitude? A pure Norwegian punky sweetness called Pom Poko! Reduce the testosterone, increase the sugar rush, and get ready for one of the most unique guitar treats of recent years at this year’s Flaam!
Pom Poko (NO)
One of the most popular German music exports has been described as a lovechild of Grimes and Fever Ray. A brilliant combination of art-pop, futuristic indietronica, lush rhythms of the drummer Demien and broad immersive vocals of the lead singer Inéz – don’t miss them before they become too big!
The most famous band from 2050, which goes back in time to play its greatest hits of 2049. This court band of the President of the World Bill Brexton is the holder of awards for the enlightenment of all musical genres, including future-bleebop. The creator is Albert Roma-nutti, singer, keyboardist, hitmaker and close friend of Bill Brixten.
Bert and Friends (CZ)
You might not know his name but you for sure know his tunes. Mind Enterprises is the aesthetic universe and musical dreamworld of Turin-raised producer Andrea Tirone. Born in 1985, Tirone draws from the fizzy, synth-powered Italo Disco that defined the era; groovy, disco-adjacent basslines, hypnotic drum patterns and cosmic keyboard odysseys that traverse continents.
Mind Enterprises (IT)
Katarzia returns home to Nitra - and again to Flaam – after exactly two years. This time with a new record about the fear of loneliness and the search for self-worth called Celibát, which was created similarly to the previous award-winning LP Antigona in close collaboration with the multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Pastirčák (Pjoni / Isama Zing).
Samplers, analog synthesizers, archaic drum machines and bizarrely tasteful vocals - this is Ventolin, a solo electronic project by David Doubek, a founding member of Kazety. Ventolin started in 2007 as a side "relaxation" project, but very soon it became known to the local club scene. David loves the simple sound of Detroit techno and 80’s disco.
Much time has passed since Kris Baha swapped the parched red earth of the Australian outback for the brutalist buildings and slate-grey skies of East Berlin. Now firmly embedded in his adopted city, Baha has become known for a trademark DJ and production style that he has been presenting regularly at such venues as CockTail d'Amore, Sameheads and Panorama.
Kris Baha (AUS)
Ora The Molecule is a multinational avant-garde pop music group, fronted by Norwegian-born artist Nora Schjelderup, that creates an unexpected sound that combines timeless nostalgia, smooth pop, and retro electronica.
Ora The Molecule (INTL)
Our homeboys are back in town! LUVVER are Tom, Mišo and Zajo whose sound while deeply rooted in rock is significantly influenced by the current indiepop The Neighborhood, The 1975, Lorde or The Weeknd. In the songs, they alternate a dreamy to melancholic atmosphere with uplifting harmonic sound surfaces.
HRTL is broadly known for his improvised live sets covering the entire spectrum of electronic music. On his latest release, he explores new sonic territories and alongside his hand-made open-source music hardware he inventively uses digital techniques, creating an impressive combination of club-oriented electronica and immersive music soundscapes.
A Bratislava-based band whose music is ferocious and melancholic, cracked with vigour and impatience. With two releases under their belt the band has extensively toured around Europe and has gained a fervent underground following, thanks to their cathartic gigs. Getintothis made “Fish In The Dead Sea” their single of the week after their gig at Liverpool’s Sound City.
52 Hertz Whale (SK)
One of the ground-breaking bands of Prague’s guitar scene. They released two singles last year which were followed by an album – Art Star and in 2021 an EP – A Certain Beauty. Both are full of intelligent and refined sound, in which they merge post-punk aesthetics with saxophone and synthesizers.
A knight from eastern Slovakia who struggles to defeat cheap combinations of sounds with some cultivation. His musical approach is close to R. Stevie Moore. He is mostly staying underground, from where he mixes his freak pop and rock’n’roll with some moments of experimental psychedelia to progressive and synth rock.
Raptor Koch (SK)
Oliver Torr and David Herzig are friends, former flatmates and two of the most interesting producers on Czech club scene. Both figure in multiple music acts (TraumaTorr, Bert & Friends, GTA Soundsystem,..) and it’s clear they like to collaborate. Their life passion is connecting synthesizers, drum machines and their own approaches to sound. To Flaam, they are bringing their punchy, intelligent and improvised live show which has been years in the making.
Oliver Torr & David Herzig (CZ)
From Another Mother is a three-headed indie-math-punk band from Zagreb, Croatia. The song arrangements are characterized by multi-rhythmic grooves, sudden breakdowns, active dynamics, all covered with melodic guitar and vocals, influenced by the indie rock of Biffy Clyro, the math structures of The Dillinger Escape Plan and the energy of And So I Watch You From Afar.
From Another Mother (HR)
Folklore melodies in all shapes and forms. DIS IS MARKĒTA combine folklore songs, classical music and subtle poetics of today’s indiepop folk singers. The outcome is a broad palette of sound - from powerful voice-driven songs, through delicate folklore melodies, to untraditional multi-genre arrangements.
DIS IS MARKETA (SK)
Between his membership of the Polygon collective and regular exposure at Cukr events, fleika has become one of the local scene’s most sought-after selectors. Each of fleika’s performances is a humble lecture in subtle mind control, the precision of his fingers when leaning over the mixer indicative of the high complexity of thought. fleika is a resident DJ of Prague’s Ankali club and the european cooperation scheme Gravity.
Džumelec has sworn his musical creations to the propagation of the letter “dž”, to make people’s lives more juicier. He makes simple, sometimes naive music in his garage or bathroom, usually consisting of an acoustic guitar, bass, household or forest sounds and his own voice, which is something between singing in eastern Slovakian dialect and spoken word.
Trance Kafka is the new stage name of Vojta Loskot, a Prague-based music promoter and DJ also known as Losko. With his trance moniker, as well as with the San Trancisco events he co-organises, Vojta has set out to refresh the understanding of the euphoric dance genre in the local context, taking it back from the commercial environment it has been largely associated with. Trance Kafka always delivers fast-paced and energetic DJ sets which don’t let you stop dancing for a second and are enormously fun.
Trance Kafka (CZ)
By issuing their first album Dno Dien as the self-proclaimed “rockiest bottom of the rock bottom”, Marhule proved that it is NOT necessary to reach for the new frontiers. You can also go in the opposite direction – dive into the crude void, hit rock bottom, drill through the crust and find yourself in the very core of raw but authentic primitivism. There is no such thing as “enough”. No. Just keep doing your thing.
Originally from Spain, Claudia now resides in Prague and is an inseparable part of its electronic music scene. One of her most outstanding contributions is her supervision of Deviant, a club night and podcast series focusing on nonconformist sounds, and the development and exploration of DJing as a full art form. Her DJ sets, which usually achieve an almost storytelling quality, are meticulously constructed journeys, each uniquely introspective, occult and empowering.
Michal Rafaj aka DJ Rafo is a charismatic figure of the slovak club scene active for two decades. As an eclectic DJ and record collector, always hungry for new music, in his sets Rafo mixes house, disco, broken beats and techno, with an always strong reference to the sound of Detroit and Chicago. Since 2003 he has been tirelessly organising club nights under the umbrella of his design & music brand Popular.
DJ Rafo (SK)
Facheroia is Zoi Michailova, sound artist and DJ originally hailing from Crimea. She currently lives in Warsaw where since 2017 she’s been putting parties with Kem, a Warsaw based queer feminist collective focusing on performing arts at the interface with social practice. She has forged her personal style heard at different spaces & venues across Europe, and has also qualified to a resident status at Kyivʼs ∄ club. Her DJ sets are agile and unruly in a way that feels natural and challenging at the same time.
A drummer, composer and a pedagogue walk into a bar and… it’s Martin Kukučka, coming with a new drummer solo project, where through innovative ways he proves that a drummer on stage can be his own master, not just a part of a band. Captivating music + changing rhythms + strange harmonies + surprising melodies + top-notch drumming = Drumology.
Martin Kukučka (SK)
What if there will be no one to colonize another planet? Theatre, music and apocalypse enter for an evening session on a terrace of a bar. The last of the kind meet there: Hedgehog, Rabbit, Frog, Earthworm, and Drone. The independent theatre Uhol_92’s Apokabaret uses different genres to remind of ecological threats in the near future. It comments on civilizational ills to which we jointly indulge, with cathartic humor.