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3NDLES5 presents jonatan leandoer96 x Frederik Valentin, Ecco2K, oqbqbo & Scandinavian Star, Aya Gloomy

31 May 2024

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Contemporary Music

Swedish pop oddity jonatan leandoer96 – the side-project of rapper Yung Lean – and Danish multi-media shapeshifter Frederik Valentin make their Vivid LIVE debuts, with special guests Ecco2K, Scandinavian Star & oqbqbo, and Aya Gloomy. Presented by 3NDLES5.

Explore Yung Lean's solo headline Vivid LIVE performance.

All the sweetness and gentle feeling built up inside come tumbling out, stripped of any macho defense mechanisms.

Pitchfork on jonatan leandoer96

Sydney’s underground prophet curates a night of blissful pop and sonic oddities

An eclectic night of cutting-edge ambient sound, synth pop, hip-hop and wild electronic beats from Scandinavia and beyond, curated by Sydney underground legend 3NDLES5.

jonatan leandoer96

jonatan leandoer96 is the long-running side project and alter-ego of Swedish rapper Yung Lean, who first began using the moniker on his 2016 mixtape Psychopath Ballads. Trading his more famous persona’s emo rap for piano ballads, diaristic songwriting, acoustic riffs and ambient soundscapes, jonatan leandoer96 moved from the indie rock of 2019’s Nectar to the full-tilt genre fusion of 2020’s Blodhundar & Lullabies. Last year saw Leandoer embrace his inner crooner on Sugar World, an eclectic pop collaboration with Frederik Valentin that Pitchfork called “less hypnagogic pop than classic Britpop.”

Frederik Valentin

Danish polymath Frederik Valentin started out opening for Green Day and Bloodhound Gang as a member of edgelord butt-rockers Rock Hard Power Spray, before taking a turn toward the experimental side of electronic, ambient and acoustic music. He formed the duo Kyo with Posh Isolation's Hannes Norrvide, and has released four acclaimed albums with labelmate Loke Rahbek (aka Croatian Amor): Buy Corals Online (2017), Elephant (2020), Together (2022) and The Friend's Place (2023).

Ecco2K

Swedish-British artist Zak Arogundade Gaterud, better known as Ecco2K, is a multi-talented rapper, producer, visual artist and designer who broke out with Drain Gang, the influential Swedish hip-hop, hyperpop and fashion collective he co-founded with Bladee, Thaiboy Digital and Whitearmor in 2013. His 2019 solo debut E was followed by 2021’s PXE and 2022’s Crest, a collaboration with Bladee.

Scandinavian Star

The solo project of Danish artist and Lust For Youth musician Malthe Fischer, Scandinavian Star has generated buzz in the underground music community with his icy synths, elegiac choral pads, booming basslines and ambient soundscapes. Performing as part of the synth-pop and post-punk group Lust For Youth, Fischer appeared at last year’s Posh Isolation show for Vivid LIVE.

oqbqbo

oqbqbo is the moniker of Copenhagen based, Russian born artist Nastya Sipulina, an electronic musician whose ambient synths and tangled rhythms have energised the Copenhagen club scene. She frequently releases on Posh Isolation, collaborates and performs with her partner Malthe Fischer, aka Scandinavian Star, creating the kind of buoyant dance music that both playfully nods to Euro dance and draws on contemporary club sounds.

Aya Gloomy

Tokyo-born producer, pop artist and fashion icon Aya Gloomy is one of Japan’s fastest-rising electronic music stars. She began making her distinctive brand of surreal, ethereal synth pop when she was just 16, and has since captivated fans – and the eyes of the fashion world – around the world.

3NDLES5

Channelling the chaos and beauty of the deep, dank Sydney underground, 3NDLES5 is the off-kilter electronic music project from Mitch Tolman, a former member of local post-punk legends Low Life. In 2023, 3NDLES5 curated the Posh isolation event for Vivid LIVE.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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