Elysia Crampton is a Bolivian-American sound artist, producer and conceptual collagist who performs and speaks around the world.
Elysia’s music is an ambitious confluence of ideas, synthesising multiple underrepresented histories, geographies, musical genres and cultural signifiers into addictively colourful sonic material that packs contemporaneous dancefloor weight.
Following last year’s American Drift EP on Blueberry Records, her newest work, Elysia Crampton presents: Demon City arrives on Break World this summer: a concept album that works as an epic poem with guest appearances from Chino Amobi, Why Be, Rabit and Lexxi, Demon City will be accompanied by a live performance entitled Dissolution of The Sovereign: A Time Slide Into The Future, an audio-visual play that unfolds as a DJ production and live performance, bridging Aymara oral history tradition/theater legacy with Elysia’s own trans-femme abolitionist grasp of futurity.
“There is a deeply ecstatic spiritual dimension to Crampton’s work, and it invests her futurism with much more power than the usual techno-futurist’s pose. As a self-proclaimed “transevangelist,” her concept of futurism is deeply invested in gender, in transformation, and in the process of becoming one’s true self, and that, in turn, invests her music with an undeniable honesty and urgency” – Pitchfork
“The beauty of Crampton’s art is that it gorgeously describes a drifting, transitional nature — to pin it down is to forget its essence, to rob it of movement” – Tiny Mix Tapes
|14/06/17||Elysia Crampton in Lisbon, PT||ZDB|
|16/06/17||Elysia Crampton in Barcelona, ES||Sonar Festival|