credit: Elle Shimada

Presented by SXSW DAY PARTY: Sounds Australia

Elle Shimada

Mar 15, 2024

2:40pm – 3:05pm CT

Lucille Front Yard

嶋田会希–Elle Shimada is a violinist, producer, curator, DJ and multi-instrumentalist from Tokyo
based in Melbourne.

A unique combination of thickly layered string lines making tender love to heavy new-jazz
influenced beats create an emotive, cinematic and other-worldly atmosphere while keeping
the dance floor pulsing with visionary and edgy production. In collaboration with the CO-DREAMERS, Shimada fuses a choir section and choreography with kinetic succession of dance beats and abstract compo

In 2022, Shimada released her debut album ‘HOME ≠ LOCATION’ on The Jazz Diaries, where Shimada
journeys through spiritual jazz and drum’n’bass in search of a home beyond the geographical.

Together with the CO-DREAMERS collective, Shimada creates captivating performances with a choir section, choreography, and abstract compositions and has supported renowned artists such as Madlib, Liv.e, Obongjayar, Alfa Mist and Jitwam.

With an undercurrent of feminism, cultural curiosity and a political mindset, Shimada utilizes the uniting power of music to cultivate a dance-floor-activism that is inclusive, honest and raw, creating progressive spaces beyond musicianship.

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Melbourne, Australia
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