George Hysteric’s Strange Selections
Every month, George Hysteric takes time away from running the “strange music from beyond” Facebook group to create a playlist for SSFB from the group’s extensive music library.
Two invigorating seasons have come and gone since we began our journey, where we nurtured a platform committed to shining a light on novel sounds off the beaten track and under-celebrated artists. The third iteration of Strange Sounds From Beyond will see the festival return to the familiar grounds of Noorderlicht not one, but two days this summer. Spread across three stages, the festival will commence on the weekend of June 23rd & 24th.
For the past decade and a half, this flying Dutchwoman has been liberating audiences all over Europe from their self-imposed shackles. Her wings? Three vinyl decks, crafty pickings from her 20,000 record collection, and an adventurous spirit. Unhinged and not the least bit bogged down by conventions, DJ Marcelle answers the call to Mix Series #13 with her own unique take on things. Below, she speaks to us on how her subversive sound mimics life, while extolling the virtues of being a true music fan.
Of the countless tracks that make it to the airwaves each week at Red Light Radio, some leave a more lasting impression than others. From month to month, enjoy a sampling of favorite tracks heard on air, courtesy of the team at RLR. December’s picks include music by Frank Zappa, Ambi Pur, Peter Gabriel, Section 25 and more.
Heartbreak. It can happen to all of us. While the festive season brings with it ubiquitous feelings of warmth and joy, these are not sentiments shared by all. Be it memories of a lost kin, friend or lover, some of us share rather a common wound to the heart. For the lovesick and forlorn among us, SSFB founder Quintin van der Spek offers five unconventional Christmas carols to help sweeten the bitter nights ahead.
When I first came across the name Yves Tumor, the latter half of which would unnerve even the sturdiest men upon hearing that prognosis at the doctor’s, I wondered what was behind this choice. Was it meant to provide shock value, to unsettle, or had it served simply as a prank of sorts, an attempt at playing those too quick to judge at their own game?
Where boundaries place restraints on most of us, Detlef Weinrich flourishes. Tasked with the SSFB Mix Series’ final entry of the year, this prolific German producer wears many hats. We know him as Tolouse Low Trax, part of the German quartet Kreidler, one-half of Toresch, as well as one of the men behind the infamous Salon Des Amateurs.
Of the countless tracks that make it to the airwaves each week at Red Light Radio, some leave a more lasting impression than others. From month to month, enjoy a sampling of favorite tracks heard on air, courtesy of the team at RLR. September’s picks include music by Creation Rebel, Mateo Murphy, Genji Sawai and more.