Unique sound

Duran’s critically acclaimed album 13th Month (2018) has been compared with Autechre, Burial and Aphex Twin’s most trippy and dreamlike productions. But there’s an incredible amount of hyper-energy in Kelman Duran’s music and live-sets as well. Folding his so-called ‘ambient reggaetón’ with dembow and hip-hop beats, South African gqom and Portugese Batida, he extracts these elements into music you can’t help but move to, albeit in an often slung-paced and introspective way.

Moreover ‘13th Month’ is a political protest addressing the miserable reality of Native Americans trapped on the South Dakota Indian Reservation. His music will blow you away both spiritually and politically. Kelman Duran will perform live at Muziekgebouw aan de Ring, dj support by Arif.