Earlier this month, Slices kicked off a new series, Picture Stories, with one of 2015’s most rabidly followed DJs: The Black Madonna. We wanted to deviate from the usual interview constraints and a include touch of randomness, so we curated a batch of images and asked the Smart Bar music director née Marea Stamper to comment in any way she saw fit. Only a few of her responses made the final cut in video form, however, so we’ve pulled together a wider selection here. Scroll through the gallery below to read Stamper’s thoughts on everything from Grace Jones to surveillance, early American rave, dance floor politics and the questionable merits of modular synthesis.
Published November 26, 2015.