Uganda | DJ Set
Dubbed “Demon of the Nile” by conservative Ugandan media & politicians for a subversive performance at Nyege Nyege festival in September 2019, Authentically Plastic has never shied away from disrupting norms & expectations. They run a roving, riotous, club night in Kampala called ANTI-MASS; which opens up space for femme, queer & experimental artists, while exploring new potentials for sonic & artistic expression in an increasingly repressive social climate. The urgent need for subversion & risk-taking in this political environment informs Authentically Plastic’s sound, which has an accelerated, densely layered, improvisational feel.
As a DJ, Producer & Artist based in Kampala, Uganda, Authentically Plastic’s approach to sound is necessarily political. Their sets, at once dark & playful, use Gqom, Vogue & Techno as a base for exploring other unknown sounds. Their music is influenced by anything from quasi-electronic Northern Ugandan rhythms, to early acid experiments, and Afro-futurism.