Both CEM and Nazira have cemented themselves as trailblazers of a new age of club culture.

As a founding member of Berlin-based queer collective Herrensauna, CEM developed a fierce, moody sound as a resident DJ there. His selections are packed with emotive, brooding presence, bringing a carefully curated intensity to the dancefloor. In her attempts to create more progressive, liberal spaces in Kazakstan, NAZIRA has built a forward-thinking scene in what was formerly a vacuum of club culture and community. Her selections are similarly inventive, rooted in techno but unafraid of exploring its boundaries.

We can’t wait for these artists to come together and tear up Muzentuin!