Mystical and urban, pop and underground, sex club and art opening, dramatic and exuberant: MADANII is all of these at the same time, consistently defying any categorisation. That’s because the musician manages to create her own sound from seemingly countless influences – future pop, R’n’B, electro and much more. Somewhere between East and West, she challenges musical stereotypes, confronting her audience with a unique combination of modern productions, genre-spanning sounds and elements of her Iranian background. When the protests in Iran began, she released the song »Tehran is burning« (based on the well-known Iranian song »Pāiz āmad«) to draw attention to the situation in her parents’ home country. She already wowed us in 2019 as half of the duo MADANII & LLUCID at Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs and a year later with an online session. We are all the more delighted that MADANII is returning to our festival with a live show that resembles a striking art performance.