The Harmattan Show is hosted by Ayotheartist. It’s committed to broadcasting the unifying diverse sounds and people that make up subcultures ranging from the African diaspora music to New Age Electronica.
It encourages conversations, providing discovery, and supporting the creatives that occupy its infrastructure. As the world increasingly becomes more digitally connected, political and social tensions are rife, Harmattan’s acts as a creative component breaking down cultural and political barriers through music.
In Conversation with:
Born and bred in Vienna, Austria Dj Bynite draws from his Nigerian roots to build his eclectic sets. Expect deep musical cuts from the Black diaspora, spanning various genres, periods and grooves. Always one step ahead and sure to move a packed dancefloor.
DJ Bynite started djing in 2012 and am one of the founding members of the Vihanna dj collective from 2013 onwards, then left to Singapore and New York for studies and picked back up in 2014. I throw monthly TUNE parties at MonAmi where I always share the decks w/ guest djs. Had 27 editions so far.
*DJ Bynite’s mix will be featured for a later episode but we sat down to pick his lawyer’s brain about the recent changes concerning the EU’s copyright law Article 13. Article 13 (Article 17 in the new law) Legislates that content uploaded to platforms such as YouTube Facebook must have a copyright license so that royalties can be paid. But it controversially leaves the way open for the use of an automated “upload filter”
that may block and effectively censor a lot of content.Will it hinder or promote artistic expression?