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international festival
of digital creativity
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Édition 18
2227.08
2017
Montréal
Québec
Canada

Upgrayedd Smurphy MX

EXPÉRIENCE México
August 24, 2017, 17:00 - 23:00
Live: 20:00 - 21:00
Who
Mexico City producer and DJ Jessica Smurphy, formerly known as DJ Smurphy
Style
Broken techno, glitchy atmospheric dub, avant drum ‘n’ bass and hip hop
Labels
NAAFI, R-CH-V
Latest
HYPNOSYS (2017), Q-ARTX (2016)
More
Co-runs label R-CH-V with her husband and producer D/P/I
MUTEKs
Mexico: 2014
Links
Bandcamp
Twitter
FACT
Thump
Soundcloud
Facebook
Youtube

Prolific and unpredictable, Upgrayedd Smurphy draws on turbulent urban atmospheres and her own emotional inner space within them to make a sprawling, textured techno coursing with bass, rage and serenity.

While she played on Casios and turntables as a kid and later joined synthpunk band Post-Pastel and acid-house-pop group Supermad, Smurphy never expected herself to DJ massive #CDMX parties, propelled by the excitement of live performance. As DJ Smurphy, her off-kilter, anti-genre sound brought her into a N.A.A.F.I's community of electronic boundary pushers and trend transformers – she worked with producers Dr. Dude and Lao before taking over the production reigns completely on album #GEMINISS. With her label R-CH-V she's able to release music as authentically as possible, without playing into industry constraints or stereotypes. Her album A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in The Darkness manifests its name and more – speedy atmospheric patterns elevated by echoing synth lines and vocals. She recently spent time living in south Los Angeles, a perception-altering experience that's heightened the intensity of her music and inspired Upgrayedd Smurphy, an enhanced name to match a sound she's upgraded in depth and scope – with HYPNOSYS, she intertwines wide awake external urban chaos with personal subconscious complexities.

Upgrayedd Smurphy taps her textured sound directly into Montréal's urban atmosphere on MUTEK's outdoor stage as part of an afternoon committed to CDMX.

With the support of the Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, the Secretaria de Relaciones ExterioresConsulado General de México en Montréalthe MRIF of the Government of Québec.

 

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