AUTHENTICALLY PLASTIC UG
As a DJ, producer and artist based in Kampala, Uganda, Authentically Plastic’s sound is necessarily political. Dubbed “Demon of the Nile” by conservative Ugandan media & politicians, 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 in an increasingly repressive social climate. Risk-taking in this political environment informs Authentically Plastic’s sound, which has an accelerated, densely layered, improvisational feel. Their sets, at once dark and 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 Afrofuturism.
"A genre-bending, gender-bending journey from gqom to vogue from Authentically Plastic injected the Eternal Disco Stage dance floor with
twerkable, bassy, feminine energy"
Daze Digital 2019
"Just as invigorating was the vogue, deep house and UK bass that made up Authentically Plastic's performance"