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The Ungoverned: LYZZA

We're delighted to share the third mix in our Wysing Polyphonic: The Ungoverned mix series by LYZZA.

This year, Wysing Arts Centre have invited A---Z (Anne Duffau) to curate the eleventh edition of the festival, which is being hosted online.

For the first part of The Ungoverned, five international musicians have created mixes and soundscapes experimenting between sound, music and spoken word and responding to the idea of being ungovernable and defying norms. These recordings present collective minds exploring a positive present and rewriting the past.

The Ungoverned looks at how we can deconstruct normativity through collaboration, exchange, texts, ephemeral gestures and other languages. This year’s programme emphasises the importance of difference and diverse ways of communicating: the morphing of words to choreographies, soundscapes, dialects and voices.

The festival’s second part will be presented on the 5th of September as a special live broadcast of readings from three international artists, writers, and poets (Whiskey Chow, Tanaka Fuego and Rachel Long), which will be followed by a newly commissioned performance from choreographer and dancer Maëva Berthelot and musician Coby Sey.

Find out more about the festival here.

Listen to LYZZA's mix Collective Delirium here on our broadcasting site, as well as on our SoundCloud.

"It’s not really like any mix I’ve made before, just because I didn’t feel like DJing really and playing like club stuff, it’s actually pretty out of my comfort zone. […] when you start making music you kind of figure out what you’re going to do, you create this identity, and then every project you do is in that genre, or fits in with something else, and I just realised there’s a lot of things that I haven’t been able to really showcase" (LYZZA)

Read an exclusive interview with LYZZA in TANK Magazine to find our more about her mix here.

Brazilian producer and vocalist LYZZA “has risen to become one of electronic music’s most promising young avant pop producers” – Beatport. In the last few years she’s familiarised herself with the alternative music scene and has worked herself from Amsterdam, where she spent her teenage years, to London where she currently lives.

LYZZA is a Producer/Vocalist & DJ recognised by platforms such as Pitchfork, Subbacultcha and The Quietus. LYZZA is resident on NTS Radio and was named 'One of the artists shaping the future of music' by Crack Magazine.

While teaching herself how to produce in her bedroom and working towards what would be her first release Powerplay; LYZZA kickstarted her career in 2016 playing DJ-sets at vogue balls in Amsterdam, but quickly paved her way into international clubs all over Europe & Asia, eventually becoming a resident at Amsterdam’s favourite club: De School, and Mykki Blanco’s tour DJ after the two connected.

Since her debut EP, Powerplay, exploded in 2017 (and has been used as soundtrack by CHROMAT and Mugler in their runway shows), LYZZA has been one to keep up with. IMPOSTER, her second EP released in 2018 solidified LYZZA as an composer, lyricist and more than just a club kid. 2019 has seen LYZZA take herself into a more poppier music realm and broke her tracks into Radio-waves with her latest 6-track release “DEFIANCE”. Which includes a collaboration with Hot Chip's Joe Goddard and Jungle’s Tom McFarland. Her previous releases had already set her up as a brilliant singer and songwriter, but they were darker, less spacious, and mostly club focused.

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