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DJ Paypal – En jukebox af kompliceret rytmik og teknik

Blog March 14 2018 DJ-PAYPAL-FAQD-718x400

Af Sandra S. Borch

En ny Aarhus-klub kaldet Body2Body åbnede sidste uge med portugisiske DJ Nigga Fox. I den kommende weekend bliver der smidt en solid omgang ægte footwork på gulvet i selskab med DJ Paypal.

Han er en del af Chicagos Teklife-crew, har udgivet på Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder-label og kører sit eget Mall Music-kollektiv. DJ Paypal er indbegrebet af en energisk (juke)jukebox både i sit virke og sin lyd. Oftest dækker han sit ansigt med en Teklife-t-shirt; som en hater af hype har DJ Paypal ingen interesse i at sætte fokus på sin borgerlige identitet. Med et alias, der deler navn med et af verdens førende online-betalingssystemer, kan man nemt tro, at DJ Paypals projekt er en post-kapitalistisk kommentar til forbrugssamfundet. Det ville dog være at komplicere tingene en anelse for meget. DJ Paypal er nok nærmere en internet-troll, der gør en dyd ud af at tage pis på det hele. De komplekse polyrytmer og forståelsen for samples bør til gengæld tages mere end alvorligt på et dansegulv. Læs resten

Jana Rush – Soulful footwork mutations (interview)

English January 22 2018

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By Sandra S. Borch

It is not many people who can say that they aired a dj-set at the age of 10. However, it is exactly the case with the Chicago-based artist Jana Rush who started broadcasting on the local WKKC radio. “I just went straight to turntables and radio,” she cheerfully explains to Passive/Aggressive in this transatlantic interview before going to Europe to perform for the first time.

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食品まつり a.k.a. Foodman – Discovering a world for your own originality (interview)

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Interview by Simon Christensen. Translation by Anna Vicario. Originally printed in ZINE 6 in 2016.

Japanese artist Takahide Higuchi is known under the alias Foodman as an adventurous traveler in electronic music. His art plays on other musical styles of the world, but is based in the Japanese juke movement, the eclectic gaming world and culture of his native Yokohama.

Originally inspired by bass-heavy dance music and an avant-garde angle on footwork, he has later mixed his approach up in a collage art that is based on samples, intertextuality and naive melodies to create a personal dream world. This is more evident than ever on his latest release, “Ez Minzoku” – his most ambitious and arguably most diverse and weirdest effort yet. Læs resten

Príncipe – Musik for folket, gaderne, slummen og dansegulvet

Blog February 15 2017

 

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Af Matias Gulvad

Príncipe er navnet på et pladeselskab, der er blomstret ud af boligblokke i Lissabon. Som de selv siger det, er de ”Fully dedicated to releasing 100% real contemporary dance music coming out of this city, its suburbs, projects & slums.” Musikken, de udgiver, kalder de selv Batida, der groft kan oversættes til ”mit beat”. Læs resten