Jlin + Sarah Farina

silent green presents

Jlin (Jerrilynn Patton) has risen to become one of America's most influential composers in electronic music. Her introduction to producing music stems from Chicago footwork, but diverse influences ranging from Igor Stravinsky and Philip Glass give Jlin’s complex percussion-driven work a sophisticated polyrhythmic sound all its own. Jlin’s thrilling, emotional, and multidimensional works have earned her a rank as “one of the most forward-thinking contemporary composers in any genre” (Pitchfork).

Her albums Dark Energy (2015) and Black Origami (2017) have been featured “best of” in The New York Times, The Wire, LA Times, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Vogue. Collaborators include SOPHIE, Philip Glass, Björk, William Basinski, Dope Saint Jude, Holly Herndon, and Zora Jones. Inspired by movement, Jlin has also collaborated with legendary choreographers Wayne McGregor and Kyle Abraham, fashion designer Rick Owens and the visual artists Nick Cave and Kevin Beasley.

Her new album Akoma (March 2024) sets a new benchmark in her personal road map, not only since the album features guest appearances from Björk, Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet but for her continued sonic persistence and resistance. Jlin does what Jlin does and it’s beloved across genres, across scenes and across generations. ‘Akoma’ is a new entry point into her sound and a new approach for both those who have been following diligently and those who are just now entering her world.

Sarah Farina is an international DJ, music producer and curator. She hosts and curates the interdisciplinary Berlin event series Emergent Bass with her friends, which focuses on the historical awareness of cultural contexts of music and celebrates and uplifts the Afro-diasporic influences in underground club culture.

She’s innovative, she’s skilful, and she’s the smiling antithesis of genre cliques and sour scene elitists and sprinkles positivity over the darkest bass. What you hear is all you need to know. And what you’ll hear from Sarah Farina’s sets and music productions are seamlessly blended bass-heavy frequencies and futuristic beats with fearless forays through the hardcore continuum and beyond. It’s inclusive, forward-thinking and unrestrained. It’s a genre-rejecting style that she’s named Rainbow Bass. She’s vocal about the issues of current club culture and runs the project Transmission with researcher Dr. Kerstin Meißner, which aims to make the political relevance and history of international sound, club and rave culture audible and visible.


Tuesday, April 9
Doors 7 pm / Start 8 pm