Filastine & Nova

Filastine & Nova

 Berlin, Berlin, DEU
BandR&BHip Hop

The best of contemporary world music from Ukraine. Minimal ethno, psychofolk, hip-hop, trance, acoustic trip-hop, folk music of the future

Biography

Grey Filastine is an audio-visual artist born in Los Angeles, based in Barcelona, but most often nomadic.
He composes a dense transnational bass music that collides the low frequenciy pressure of dubstep with high-level beat science, acoustic strings and voices. His work is described as the prototype of globalized urban sound -Prefix Mag, and awesome and delicatehybrids so fluent they defy classification -Pitchfork
In 2012 Filastine dropped his third album, 00T, alongside a grip of potent videos, and a year-long world tour. Filastine uses percussion to fire off sounds and synchronized video from a heap of electronics wired to an amplified shopping cart.
The new live set for the 00T tour uses a custom software to pull off some deep AV madness, and sees Filastine expanded to tour as a duo or trio, joined onstage by Indonesian vocalist Nova or one of the collaborating cellists from the album. You may have seen them at a respected euro-fest like Snar, in a sweaty Hong Kong nightclub, playing a football stadium in Casablanca, or touring the US alongside Beats Antique or Bassnectar. Before making electronic music Filastine played with the Infernal Noise Brigade, a marching band he founded for the Battle of Seattle. He continues to use sound as a tool for political intervention with the Sound Swarm, an orchestra of bike-mounted megaphones conducted by pirate radio transmitters.

Discography

£00TED: Circulate False Notes & Other Remixes {12”- Post World Industries 2013}
£00T {CD LP- Muti/US, Jarring Effects/FR, PWI/ES, Romz/JP 2012}
Colony Collapse {digi only EP- Muti Music/US 2012)
Extra Dirty Bomb {12”- Post World Industries/ES 2010)
We Are Experiencing Turbulence {mix radio broadcast AU/BE/US, free download)
Hungry Ghosts {7”- Disboot/ES 2010}
Dirty Bomb {CD- Jarring Effects/FR, Soot/US, Romz/JP, UberLingua/AU 2009)
Sonar Calibrado- w/ Maga Bo {12”- Shockout/US 2008}
La Pistola Mas Rapida {mix CD IrregularRhythmAsylum/JP, free download}
Qúemalo Ya {12” Shockout/US 2007}
The Mud, the Blood, & the Beer {mix CD-Tigerbeat6/US}
Burn It Instrumentals {12”- Soot/US 2007}
Burn It {CD- Soot/ES, Romz/JP, Jarring Effects/FR, Crimethinc/US 2006-2007}
Judas Goat/Palmares {7”- Soot/US 2005}