Niconé & Sascha Braemer are two renegades from the Bar 25 collective—the infamous afterhours spot that leant to on the banks of the Spree which, since its closure in 2010, has accumulated a kind of quasi-mythical status. Their collaboration first won attention with “Nur Mal Kurz”, an elastic piece of debauched house music that paid tribute to the club in its final days. It was followed by “Ghost Hand” and their debut LP Romantic Thrills on SVT, further proving that when it comes to distilling the almost melancholic essence of the Club 35′s daunting sessions nobody does it like these guys. No tracklist this time as its chock full with secret goodies.
Dutch product designer Pieke Bergmans got a lot of well-deserved attention with her innovative line “Design Virus.” We think she’s onto something: forcing an amalgam between individuality and mass production. She explains her work on her homepage with the following words: “No two people are the same, and neither are two of the hairs that – more
What do you get when you combine three music industry veterans with a penchant for a Brit-style American soul music and a vintage Swedish recording studio loaded with original equipment? You get the label Tri-Sound, and their debut release “Mercy” by The Third Degree, a brilliant re-imagining of last year’s Duffy hit. Marshall Chess, Eddie – more
As the much-discussed, German photographer’s solo exhibition at Berlinische Galerie draws to a close, we revisit our editor-in-chief’s recommendation—originally published in our Spring, 2013 print magazine—of Zielony’s photo book Story/No Story. Max Dax interviews Zielony in person at Berlinsche Galerie on Saturday, September 28th at 7pm; the talk is free and open to the public. The exhibition closes on September 30th. Left: Tobias Zielony, Mädchen, 2003 (courtesy of Tobias Zielony and KOW Berlin). – more
We love you, France. You always seem to churn out the most fun electropop around. While performer Rikslyd may be originally Norwegian-based, her current city of Paris and associations with other underground pop divas like Butterclock make her (in our eyes anyway) an official part of the modern French Wave of Weird. We’re pleased to – more