On our last SHAPE platform show on Resonance 104.4fm, we look back at Rokolectiv, Bucharest’s leading electronic music festival. In the past, the festival took place at a museum and other intriguing venues in the Romanian capital, though it was forced to move to more conventional spaces in the wake of the devastating fire in one of the city’s clubs that killed more than 60 people a few years ago. Musically, it strives to explore the path between club music, performance and live based electronics. This year, it hosted several SHAPE artists, including Catnapp, JASSS, Lyra Pramuk, Nene H and others, as well as our festival members. We caught up with SHAPE artists Lutto Lento and Violet during their stay in Bucharest.
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Our SHAPE showcase at Novas Frequências in Rio de Janeiro kicks off on 3 December with no less than 13 SHAPE acts from the current as well as the upcoming 2017 roster, including Toxe, J. G. Biberkopf, Mr Mitch, Black Zone Myth Chant and several others. We’ve put together a Soundcloud playlist with tracks by those artists who will represent SHAPE in Brazil and who you will be hearing more about in connection with our platform next year.