Click Festival 2019 – Strategies of resistance (a live report)

English June 5 2019
Prison Religion
Photo by Stine Sophie Winckel

Click Festival 2019, 18-19th of May @ Kulturværftet, Helsingør – reportage by Ivna Franic.

Taking place one weekend in May, Helsingør’s Click Festival presents a tight selection of music and art performances, talks, installations and screenings spread over two days. Now in its ninth year, the latest edition of Click saw the music program cutting down on headliners more than ever before, opting for a boiled down lineup of the international underground’s most exciting offerings at the moment – even if they have yet to reach the status of festival darlings. In place of the Holly Herndons, Mykki Blancos, Laurie Andersons or Arcas of previous years’ lineups, were Nkisi, Prison Religion, Leikeli47 and House of Kenzo. And despite the seemingly weaker attendance, it might be precisely this abandonment of the hierarchical festival structure that has helped Click achieve such a coherent approach to this year’s topic, “death worlds”, which has proven to be much more than just a cool-sounding festival tagline.

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Hyperreality Festival – Shaking up contemporary club culture (live report)

Blog June 17 2017


Hyperreality Festival, Vienna, May 24-27 2017 – review by Ivna Franić, photo: Lea Anić

A new addition to the yearly cultural festival Wiener Festwochen, Hyperreality Festival for Club Culture took place over four days at the end of May at Schloss Neugebäude, a 16th century castle complex on the outskirts of Vienna. Austria already being home to quite a few strong festivals with different concepts and/or settings – such as Donaufestival in Krems and Elevate in Graz – the time has come for the capital to strike back. And it did so with one of the strongest lineups of the year so far, at least for the underground/experimental electronic music enthusiasts.

With the usual European idea of club music making up for only a small part of the whole experience, Hyperreality delivers on its promise of focusing on “underrepresented musical currents” and questioning the dominant club paradigms. Læs resten

Nkisi – Psykotiske klubmutationer

Blog April 23 2017


Af Alexander Julin

Den belgisk-congolesiske producer Nkisi har indtil nu markeret sig med digitale udgivelser på N.A.A.FI og NON Worldwide, som hun også selv har stiftet sammen med producerne Angel-Ho og Chino Amobi. Nkisis egne produktioner er ikke nødvendigvis mindre udfordrende end labelkollegerne, står de dog i modsætning til både Angel-Hos og Chino Amobis værker, der i tiltagende grad har fået karakter af lydkollager og ambient. På Nkisis nylige EP, “Kill” – der er hendes første fysiske udgivelse – er der nærmere tale om en art klubmusik. Læs resten