In a brilliant collision of raw and visceral talent, the Berlin-based Greek artist Unhuman, known for his work with the BITE label, joins forces with the iconic queer wave figure Petra Flurr. Their collaboration, Unhuman & Petra Flurr, delves into the realm of synthpunk-technoid music. This partnership is marked by a blend of intense rhythms and fluid melodies, characterized by a style that is both androgynous and undeniably sexual. The duo brings to the forefront a distinct genre they’ve termed ‘queer death techno,’ executed with more than a hint of cheeky irreverence.
Unhuman & Petra Flurr’s music encapsulates the evolving sonic landscape of Berlin, traversing through the city’s rich musical heritage. Their sound is a retrospective journey, starting from the raw, rebellious energy of the punk scene in the 1980s, weaving through the pulsating rhythms of the techno movement that dominated the 1990s, and culminating in the contemporary sounds that define Berlin today. This blend not only pays homage to the city’s diverse musical epochs – but also blares the spotlight on their ability to meld these influences into a unique, contemporary expression.
Today they release a performance video for the ages – an hourlong behemoth called Unhuman + Petra Flurr Live at “Mala Vida X BITE, filmed at their album release party at SO36 Berlin on 11 August 2023. If you can’t physically make it to see these two stalwarts of the Berlin club scene, this is the next best thing – make sure to blare the volume loudly…and join in the dance.
The video production and editing were done by AK Shoots Cinematography, with cinematography by Andreas Kühn and Pinia Witt. The lightshow was created by Melanopic Art, with mastering by Rell Studio.
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