01.07 / 20:00
01.07 / 20:00
This year’s finale concert of the Malta Festival Poznań will feature Natalia Nykiel, Baasch and Bass Brass. The afterparty will be hosted by DJ Blik feat. Dominika Płonka. This unique electropop show is brought to you in collaboration with the Stonewall Group, the organiser of the Poznań Pride Week, the second largest LGBT+ event in Poland, after Warsaw’s Equality Parade.
Natalia Nykiel has been dubbed the queen of Polish electropop. The original and nonconforming singer-songwriter is known for hits like Error, Bądź duży, Total błękit and Spokój, which topped the charts and won her many fans. The artist made her debut in 2014 with her album Lupus Electro, which, without looking at current trends, opened a new chapter of Polish electropop and went gold. Her second record, Discordia, received an O!Lśnienia 2017 cultural award, and the EP Origo the 2020 Fryderyk award. The latter was also Natalia’s first international release. Regnum (2022), her third studio album, embraces the dark romantic trend and is, so far, her most personal work, luring listeners into an electrifying journey across a fantastic dystopia. One of the pieces featured on the album is the optimistic P.R.I.D.E, an anthem of love and diversity.
Baasch’s unique style balances between electronic music and synth and indie pop. His music is a combination of hypnotising, expressive vocals, catchy compositions and powerful lyrics. Bartosz Schmidt emerged on the Polish music scene in 2015 with his debut album Corridors. The record received very good reviews and featured on many Polish annual best music lists. The artist’s second album, Grizzly Bear with a Million Eyes, was released in 2017, and the third, Noc, won the 2021 Fryderyk 2021 award for “Electronica album of the year.” After three years, Baasch returns to touring with his latest work. In Poznań, he will surprise fans with unusual visual effects and brand new songs.
Bass Brass was formed by Wojtek Urbański, composer, arranger and cofounder of the band Rysy. The cofounders of the project are Bartek Łupiński, Kuba Łupiński, Kuba Łępa and Grzegorz Pałka. Their repertoire includes some of the greatest club music hits performed in the form of a sound system featuring a DJ (Urbański), live brass section and vocals. Wojtek is a winner of a 2022 Fryderyk award for his album 4GET with Rysy. He also composes for theatre, film and television series. His soundtrack for the film Hiacynt by Piotr Domalewski won the Polish Soundtrack of the Year award at the 2022 Krakow Film Music Festival. His music has been used in films like Corpus Christi (Polish: Boże Ciało) and The Hater (Polish: Sala samobójców. Hejter) by Jan Komasa. Wojtek has also written the single Ostatni which promotes the series Rojst ’97. The song was recorded with Tymek and Brodka.
DJ Blik is an intergalactic producer and DJ. Travelling through the vast expanse of the cosmos in search of new sounds, he stumbled upon earthly beats and, on February 22, 2022, crashed his rocket on the Blue Planet – right in the center of Warsaw. He quickly discovered that earthly parties and 1990s club music provide him with a previously unknown energy. He set out to search for more dance tracks and inspiration, and his route was marked by iconic Warsaw clubs. This journey resulted in Topia – a tribute album to the club culture of the capital city and iconic places for electronic music in Warsaw. The album features DJ BLIK’s friends whom he met on the way: Szczyl, Frank Leen, and Wuja HZG. DJ Blik’s party in Poznań will feature Dominika Płonka.