The Art of Afrofuturism

The first three posts (1, 2 ,3) mainly focused on the musical, cinematic and literary side of the afrofuturist movement. Now a special post dedicated to afrofuturism in visual art, spotlighting the artists that featured on the festival: Charl Landvreugd, AiRich, Bryan Green, Boris van Berkum and JoAnn Read more […]

Afrofuturism: The Apocalypse and Beyond

NOTE: My Afrofuturism series are a week belated because I had problems with logging on to the site Photo via: Black Quantum Futurism “You ARE the noise gate” – Magician from the shortfilm ‘Noise Gate’ (2013) The venue WORM is connected to a bar-restaurant, Wunderbar, where the afrofuturist vibes Read more […]

Afrofuturism: A Palette

Design by: *H3R GaLAXY* “Afrofuturism should better shown and experienced than just talked about” – Rasheeda Phillips The first day of Afrofuturism Now! Was an acquaintance with its many forms in literature, film and music. Including literature is an exciting new area for both WORM and Generation Read more […]

AFROFUTURISM NOW! @ WORM Rotterdam 14 – 18 October 2015

If you read Generation Bass frequently, you will almost certainly have experienced afrofuturism. We’ve used the term only a couple of times but since the very beginning, the scenes and genres that are now increasingly identifying itself with the afrofuturist movement are one of the driving forces that Read more […]

The Cosmic Sounds of the Sun Ra Arkestra : DJ Aardvark [AfroFuturism]

Let’s get Cosmic and downright deep and weird. The Pioneer of Afrofuturism and all round great Jazz musician, Poet and Philosopher, there was only one Sun Ra. 2 awesome “vinyl” mixes here by our friend DJ Aardvark, now this is what real music is all about and what a character he was too, just how Read more […]

Music, Technology & the Future PART 1 : The Carousel of Modern Culture

Artwork: close up from Chris Levine’s ‘Geometry of Truth’ – like in music, the focus shift towards technology is occuring in art too  The entire history of music (and perhaps all of culture) boils down to just three things: 1.) cultural roots; 2.) socio-political circumstances and 3.) technology. Read more […]

Half a Year into Generation Bass Radio

In October, we launched a fresh radio show with “cutting edge bass and club music from all over the world” on the Utrecht based internet radio channel Stranded FM, presented by myself under my Soundcloud moniker S x m b r a. From a biweekly experiment it developed into a regular, monthly item Read more […]

What to Expect in 2016? [MEGA POST]

Leaving 2015 behind it is time to do make some first predictions about what we can expect in the coming year. Last year we saw the massive breakhroughs of some people both under and outside the radar of Generation Bass, such as Nidia Minaj, Kamixlo, ANGEL-HO and Santa Muerte. All artists who demonstrate Read more […]