Forest Swords (UK)
@ six d.o.g.s27 Oct. 17

Forest Swords, aka acclaimed Merseyside-based producer Matthew Barnes, returns with his eagerly anticipated new single 'The Highest Flood', out via Ninja Tune.


One of Barnes' most urgent tracks to date, layering a thumping, staggered, skeletal beat with deconstructed piano fragments and a hook that sculpts choral samples into a rapturous battle cry. Veering between claustrophobia and euphoria, Barnes continues his bleeding of the line between sorrow and ecstasy, and with 'The Highest Flood', the first taster of his new material, there's a new-found, raw sense of immediacy.


"It's a challenge to navigate the world we're living in now and I've been thinking a lot about the ways we need to forge new paths in language, communication and our connection with the natural world – it's becoming more and more important to try and steer these in a positive direction" says Barnes of the track. "'The Highest Flood' distills some of the frustration and hope that I've been working through over the past 18 months whilst making new material.”


The single is the long awaited first studio material since 2013's critically lauded debut album “Engravings”. Over this period Barnes has devised, scored and art directed last year's contemporary dance piece ‘Shrine’, composed for the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ video game, collaborated with Massive Attack on their new music and soundtracked the first movie made entirely with drones - 'In The Robot Skies’ - which debuted at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival.

Princess Nokia (US) & Dednewb (GR) & Black Athena (GR/UK)
@ Gagarin 20531 Oct. 17

Princess Nokia is a musical collective lead by twenty-four year old Destiny Nicole Ortiz (formerly known as Wavy Spice). Destiny is an up and coming, multifaceted, DIY artist from the New York City underground. Her unique musical style blends tribal beats, with trip hop and R&B – creating an exciting and unprecedented crossover of sounds. Her first independent album in 2014, “Metallic Butterfly,” combines a post-Internet-era view on cyber-feminism, a metaphysical awareness of nature, and sex and drugs; often stepping into a dystopian, or indigenous landscape. Her songs are both hypnotic and hyper-reality driven. Vice Magazine hailed the album as being, “…one of the most exciting and ambitious [albums] to come out of the NYC underground in a long time…” Aside from her music, Destiny also hosts a weekly web-radio show that she DJs as part of her feminist art collective, Smart Girls Club, helping to open up dialogue and support for young women of all ethnicities in music and the arts.

To say 2016 was Princess Nokia’s year would be an understatement. Her rap album “1992” was called a “hip hop storytelling album” by Remezcla and “an ode to Brown Girl Nation” by Vibe. Rolling Stone even listed “1992” as one of its 15 Greatest Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2016.  She had breakout hits like “Tomboy” and “Brujas” and the whole album was very positive and female-empowering. Nokia went on a very successful European and college tour and has solidified herself as truly a force to be reckon with.

Mueran Humanos (AR) & Hydroessa (GR)
@ Death Disco 04 Nov. 17

Winter Plisskën Festival 2017 | Day 1
@ Athens, Greee01 Dec. 17

MULATU ASTATKE (ET)
HOLY FUCK (CA)
ANDY STOTT (UK)
WEVAL (NL)
67 (UK)
BILL KOULIGAS (GR)
BLACK ATHENA (GR)
BRASSICA (UK)
CHAOS IN THE CBD (NZ)
DEDNEWB (GR)
DEMDIKE STARE (UK)
D0G2TH (GR)
GIGANTA (GR)
HIEROGLYPHIC BEING (US)
ILLUM SPHERE (UK)
IVAN SMAGGHE (FR)
LAMBERT (DE)
MATTEO VALLICELLI (IT)
SMERZ (NO)
THE LONGCUT (UK)
THOMEY BORS (GR)
TOSIN MARTYNS (GR)

Winter Plisskën Festival 2017 | Day 2
@ Athens, Greece02 Dec. 17

MAC DEMARCO (CA)
LIARS (US)
JESSY LANZA (CA)
LADY LESHURR (UK)
ROMARE (UK)
ANOPOLIS (GR)
AUTARKIC (IL)
BORROWED IDENTITY (DE)
COBY SEY (UK)
GAIKA (UK)
HUERCO S. (US)
IGUANA DEATH CULT (NL)
JOYCE WRICE (US)
LAPS (UK)
LAST JAPAN (UK)
LENA PLATONOS (GR)
LOTIC (US)
NTS RADIO (UK)
PAULI.. (UK)
TOPS (CA)

Doors open: 19:00

Timetable and all extra info to be announced soon.

Diskoplisskën presents Optimo
@ six d.o.g.s16 Dec. 17