upsammy & Kiernan Laveaux

upsammy crafts interpretative spaces that cleverly oscillate between comfort and desolation.

With a sharp ear for crystalline melody and intricate rhythm, her music sculpts a perpetual and spatial experience, seamlessly traversing tempo scales while maintaining an organic touch, digitizing nature's gentle hum. Collaborating with visual artist Sjoerd Martens during live shows, they construct kaleidoscopic terrains from micro-textures and field recordings, fluidly blending inner and outer environments.

This vividness extends to her DJ sets, where upsammy's adventurous and narrative approach takes cues from trippy electronics, experimental DnB, and oddball techno, avoiding clear genre boundaries. A fixture in the contemporary left-field music world, she holds a residency at NTS Radio, plays at Amsterdam's Garage Noord, and graces festivals like Unsound and Rewire.

Kiernan Laveaux, nonbinary trans energy conduit & ecstatic beat conductor from the Great Lakes.

Originating as one of the driving forces behind In Training, a long running queer event series founded in Cleveland Ohio in 2014, she materialized through the rhythms of life & her loved ones that reflect the rustbelt environment she was birthed from. Inspired by her friends, the experimentalism and joy found within midwestern electronic music, and the forces that gifted her the name Kiernan Laveaux, she's since embarked on a lifelong journey of communicating through the motherbeat. She now exists only to channel love and understanding to dancers of open mind and spirit everywhere.

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