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rkss (Robin Buckley)UK

rkss (Robin Buckley)<sup>UK</sup>
rkss (Robin Buckley)UK

As an artist and musician, rkss (Robin Buckley) (she/they) takes a critical approach to music with their experimental productions, using sound as a series of gestures to explore complex socio-political issues by working with and pushing against social contexts. rkss' live sets fuse unpredictable, divergent rhythms with radical synthesis techniques to reimagine and explore speculative futures, creating space for different ways of being. Their releases Brostep in the Style of Florian Hecker and DJ Tools (UIQ)—named one of Pitchfork’s experimental albums of the year—resist categorisation while questioning established hierarchies within electronic music. Their high energy DJ sets shift between 160-200 BPM and include anything from trap, gabber, and techno through to musique concrete, hardcore, and obscure jersey club edits. rkss has performed on line-ups with LYZZA, House of Kenzo, Juliana Huxtable and many others, with recent live performances at the ICA, Stroom Den Haag, Sonic Acts.

Appears as part of AMPLIFY D.A.I, an initiative of the British Council in partnership with MUTEK Montréal, MUTEK Buenos Aires and Somerset House Studios in the UK. The programme is supported by Canada Council for the Arts.