“Many of the people who make the records we all dance to, are struggling to get by - while DJ fees are skyrocketing.”
Welcome to The Week! Our new hosts Kikelomo and OttO Kent bring you our weekly audio newsletter, a regular frequency filter for the age of Everything Everywhere All at Once. Every Thursday, we will shine a ten-minute spotlight on the most important news and topics within the expanded universe of music culture: from technology and digital innovation, to fashion and art, to the pop cultural phenomena and social discourses that shape our feeds.
For our debut episode, we are diving into Aslice, a technology company that is working on closing the gap between DJ incomes and producer payouts. OttO Kent is joined by techno-futurist-legend Richie Hawtin who incorporated Aslice in his recent tour. A logical step in order to keep dance music flourishing? Plus: good reasons for earplugs, Beyoncé’s club-inspired collection with Balmain, a petition to save The Warehouse, a GPT4-powered radio station and your weekly song recommendation – this week with Tereza calling from Berlin.
Listen to ‘Life Is Like A Samba’ by David Benoit.
Host: OttO Kent
The Week is a production by Telekom Electronic Beats and ACB Stories.