Kuren and Electric Fields

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Two rising stars take the stage for a First Nations party for Vivid

Kuren and Electric Fields have been giving the Australian pop and electronic sound a  refreshing wollop for the past year and now they'll be playing back to back for one night only as part of Vivid Live. Pegged by the Sydney Opera House as a First Nations Studio Party, the two acts will be performing on the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. 

Kuren is a young producer from a small Central West NSW town called Hillston. His bombastic electronic sound is equal parts synth and pre-recorded grandiosity merged with live singing and performative drumming. He makes ultra-contemporary dance floor pleasers (think Flume and Illy) with emotionally inquisitive lyrics and a captivating vocal fragility. Electric Fields are an exciting duo that uses a pastiche of genres to execute some bloody interesting bangers. Singer Zaachariaha Fielding is an enchanting performer and together with the hooks and nuances from composer Michael Ross, Electric Fields is an underground pop gem. Fielding occasionally uses his traditional language from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people in lyrics and their songs are imbued with references to Nina Simone, Obama, disco, and more, making their place in the Australian music landscape a powerful one.

 

By: Claire Finneran

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