AUTHENTICALLY PLASTIC

As a DJ, producer and artist based in Kampala, Uganda, Authentically Plastic’s sound is necessarily political. Dubbed “Demon of the Nile” by conservative Ugandan media & politicians, Authentically Plastic has never shied away from disrupting norms & expectations. 

 

They run a roving, riotous, club night in Kampala called ANTI-MASS which opens up space for femme, queer & experimental artists in an increasingly repressive social climate. Risk-taking in this political environment informs Authentically Plastic’s sound, which has an accelerated, densely layered, improvisational feel. Their sets, at once dark and playful, use Gqom, Vogue & Techno as a base for exploring other unknown sounds. Their music is influenced by anything from quasi-electronic Northern Ugandan rhythms, to early acid experiments and Afrofuturism.

 

Links:

 

Audio: https://soundcloud.com/authenticallyplastic

 

Video: 

Boiler Room set at Nyege Nyege Festival 

Boiler Room from Isolation, Anti Mass

 

Social media handles:

Instagram: @authenticallyplastic 

Facebook:  https://web.facebook.com/authenticallyplastic