Airtist has attended the Sziget Festival several times since it conception – the band played on one of the stages of the event in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012. And they will return to the stage this year, too, on August 12th, as their live concert schedule has self-confirmed.
Airtist is a unique music project that creates the atmosphere of electronic dance music with ancient instruments and human voice. The didgeridoo, the Jew’s harp and the human beatbox together create an unmatchable soundworld that is so typical to Airtist. The band don’t use any electronically produced sound. Only the natural vibration of their instruments is what makes people dance. This music could have been played thousands of years ago the same way.
According to their website, the Airtist project was born in Israel, when Jew’s harpist Áron Szilágyi met didgeridoo player Markus Meurer, and joined by beatboxer Inon they created something unique at the Israeli Didgeridoo Festival. Beatboxer Döme joined the project one year later, followed by voice performer MC Fantom in 2012.
The band has released two albums, Wireless in 2008 and On Air, recorded live at the 2012 Ozora Festival in Hungary.