Diversity and acceptance are a united theme and tonight, you get the impression that it’s a safe place to leave all inhibitions at the door. A solid, unwavering stance of support and empowerment is the order of the day.
First up is BABii; an unmistakable child of the Internet. She once said that her melodies consisted of her plagiarising all the people around her, but the music suggests that her mind already worked in strange, tangible ways. She’s fuelled by a dark strain of pop culture that we all subconsciously subscribe to in 2019 and has tapped in to that vein like a pro. The entire set consists of her kneeling on a huge table, propped by industrial kneepads and hitting synths to issue a crystallised sound, faultlessly commanded by the kind of girlish, vaporous falsetto that Grimes would be proud of. ‘SEiiZURE’ is the highlight; electronic cotton candy with a pop impulse that still doesn’t hide the murkiness within.