Club Matryoshka, a virtual Minecraft-based “club” based in the Philippines, will hold its first show of 2021 later this month featuring BBC Radio 6 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs, Sonia Calico, Pisitakun and many more.
Titled “CTM 2021: Club Matryoshka »Project Hyphae«”, this edition will be a collaboration with Berlin-based music and visual arts event organiser CTM Festival. This will be Club Matryoshka and CTM’s second collaboration following their first in August 2020.
The international lineup features Asian acts such as DJ Sonia Calico (Taiwan), musician and visual artist Pisitakun (Thailand) and London-based producer 33EMYBW (China).
Also expected to perform are British DJ Mary Anne Hobbs, who hosts the BBC Radio 6 Music weekday mid-morning show, rRoxymore (Germany), ZULI (Egypt) and many others.
Project Hyphae will be streamed on Club Matryoshka’s Twitch channel on January 24, 12 midnight (GMT+8) and will run for six hours. Guests can join the Minecraft server by pre-registering here. There will also be a special sneak peek with the participating artists that will be streamed on Twitch on January 17.
See Club Matryoshka’s announcement and trailer below.
Club Matryoshka was founded in July 2019 by musicians and gamers similarobjects, dot.jaime, cavill, AHJU$$I, JohnPope and Maengo69. It grew in prominence last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Philippine government’s resulting restrictions on live music events.
Past events have featured artists like Mark Redito, Oh! Flamingo, Sobs, Galen Tipton, sofklo and Shelhiel. They’ve hosted launch parties and fundraisers such as last November’s Don’t Prom Me, I’m Scared!, a Halloween event that doubled as a donation drive for typhoon victims in the Philippines.
In their New Year message, Club Matryoshka organisers said they were looking forward to making more memories in 2021.
“We hope we can continue to push the collective dream of having a safe space that can champion the marginalized and to be able to shift power structures that fail us as people, hopefully pushing towards something progressive and political with music, art and games as our medium,” they wrote.