Passive/Aggressive

Early Phrase Festival – “Nogle vil sige, vi har en houset profil, men vi forsøger at viske genre-grænserne ud” (interview)

September 13 2018 EARLY PHRASE

Interview af Alexander Julin

Early Phrase er en ny festival arrangeret af labelet og koncertarrangørerne Twin Cities. Uden dogmatisk at undgå live-koncerter har Early Phrase ikke desto mindre fokus på den kontemporære dj-kultur og præsenterer mere etablerede såvel som nye og lovende navne fra både ind- og udland. Alt fra danske Alfredo 92 og Kasper Marrott til internationale navne, der skal understrege den stilistiske bredde af et ellers house-domineret lineup. “Således vil man kunne lytte til etno-bass-legenden DJ Marcelle, men også finde baleariske houseperler fra norske Telephones”, fortæller arrangør Jeppe Dalsgaard om nogle af sine egne nedslag i festivalens program. Læs resten

Lost Lands Festival 2018 – Partying and experimenting with the apocalyptic hippies (live report)

English August 26 2018 LLX

Lost Lands Festival, Copenhagen, August 17-18 – review by Wieland Rambke, photos: Cameron Pagett

For its third installment this year, Lost Lands seized the grounds of a small space on Copenhagen’s Refshaleøen and transformed it into a magical clearing. Approaching the festival a day before it started, the first thing I saw was the shape of a rusty boat hall, lying in the landscape like an enormous metal bug. It turned out to be the indoor stage, where half of the concerts where held.

Outside again, I came upon a yard framed and dominated by fresh, solid wood work. This, I learned, was the outdoor stage and bar area. Set between decaying industrial architecture and natural overgrowth, this spot on Refshaleøen became a fitting place for a festival that seeks to combine bold, decidedly left-field and challenging electronic music from a multitude of genre directions. Noise, ambient, hardcore techno, synth-pop: All these attributions dissolved and became irrelevant. Both in the concerts of many individual artists, as well as their combination as a whole. The whole point of the festival is not to cater to a specific field or genre, but to provide a place for those with a love/passion/obsession for unusual and daring music. This element, common to the artists, the audience and the organizers, made for two days of ever-surprising concerts. Læs resten

Twin Cities – 2017-mixtape #2

December 13 2017

Twin Cities

Af Alexander Julin

Twin Cities figurerer i København som koncertarrangører, men agerer også distro og pladeselskab. I år udkom deres første LP, udgivelsen “World Tour Part 1” af Tandoori. Albummets to numre bød på et alternativt take på house, end hvad der er mest almen i det danske musikmiljø, hvor numrene bygges op om afrikansk-klingende percussion. Kasper Marott, der står bag projektet såvel som en del af Twin-Cities bagholdet, har kurateret et mix til bloggen, der bl.a. byder på flere af de kommende udgivelser, der er i vente fra Twin Cities i 2018. Læs resten