Polotechnics: AIDA, Kehdo, Ensoul
Polotechnics returns with the Toronto debut of AIDA (Aida Rez), San Francisco-based DJ and founder of the collaborative project Apranik Records, Kehdo (Kate Mcintosh), Toronto-based DJ and one-third of On Earth Presents and Ensoul (Kourosh Dehghani), curator, promoter and organizer of Pillow Talk fame, for three supercharged live sets.
Straddling rich Iranian roots and a serene west-coast Canadian upbringing, AIDA combines world-inspired music with electronic to give colourful twists to masterful blends of groovy house, techno and breaks geared for the dancefloor. Kehdo brings gritty electro, techno and progressive breakbeat and Ensoul offers thick basslines, freaky synths and heavy drum machine workouts with Balearic beats.
POLOTECHNICS tries to shine new light on international and local artists from the Iranian diasporic underground, shifting and broadening perspectives of Persian electronic music while tapping into different genres such as EBM, electro, techno, acid and all things synth. The concept will run the gamut of electronic music experiences, from high-energy dance beats to contemplative sound art, and further Link Music Lab’s mission to expand its audience and find new territories and artists working in different genres, particularly within the Iranian diaspora.