Erica Synths launches artist feature series 5 questions with... Self-explanatory - we speak to breakthrough artists, pioneering musicians, creatives from different backgrounds and places and ask them 5 questions (that might or might not trigger a necessity for a few more and open up in-depth conversations).
''As a DJ, producer and artist based in Kampala, Uganda, Authentically Plastic’s sound is necessarily political''- and not once have they shied away from disrupting norms & expectations. Authentically Plastic has been on the forefront of representing Eastern African artists and their critically acclaimed debut album RAW SPACE released via the Ugandan label Hakuna Kulala further showcases ''a digger's literacy, an activist's intent, and an artist's playfulness''. In addition to their artistic career they also run a fierce, riotous but above all notably necessary Kampala based collective and club night under the self-explanatory moniker ANTI-MASS,. Their manifesto states ''ANTI-MASS reclaims space for queers, femmes, and other minorities, while exploring new potentials for sound & artistic expression in an increasingly regressive social climate.''
For further context of the urgency of matters discussed in our conversation it is important to note that shortly after our conversation, Ugandan members of parliament have passed a bill imposing death penalty for homosexuality. Read more about it in The Guardian and Support Uganda LGBTQ Emergency Fund.