Dekmantel Selectors | Alberta Balsam

Alberta Balsam

Day Program

With nods to her namesake, Alberta Balsam builds intricate IDM in the style of Aphex Twin. Crackling drum machines are partnered with heavily processed vocals and 303 basslines, the heavy stomp of techno and acid's wiggy fuzz. A strictly hardware-based affair, Alberta's live performances flex her immeasurable skill as a tech-savvy producer able to construct danceable, yet simultaneously lush and expansive interludes. But she's just as unmissable spinning tracks behind the decks – a regular at her local station, Rotterdam's Operator Radio, her sets pivot between off-the-wall experimentation and bold, slicing beats.