Mini Docu Series #2: mad miran
Up next in our video portrait series is our resident DJ & crew member mad miran. Come see her perform in just a couple weeks time on Sunday, June 24 at Strange Sounds From Beyond 2018.
Few artists can claim they command as distinct a sound as Alessandro Adriani. He and his label, Mannequin Records, have become infamous for pursuing dark, dystopian ruminations across EBM, acid, techno, post-punk, and wave music. His own productions are the same: channeling cranky, EBM-style techno tinged with ambient and synth wave into an instantly recognizable style. He steps up here for our mix series, preparing for Mannequin’s showcase at SSFB ’18.
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. Today’s selection features picks from both March and April, including music by Spectre, Masabumi Kikuchi and De Ontkoppeling.
In the lead up to our festival in June, we will be presenting a selection of four video portraits, each from a different artist on our line-up. First in line is the extraordinary DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess. Come and see her perform at Strange Sounds From Beyond 2018 on Sunday, June 24th at NDSM!
It’s early in the morning. I find myself playing out the ultimate fangirl fantasy of calling Letta Mbulu, Grand Dame of South-African jazz and pop music. She picks up the phone – a calm, strong voice at the other end. Nervously, I ask her how she’s doing, three times in a row.
Since 1978 Steven Stapleton has explored the dark corners of avant-garde, industrial music with his project Nurse With Wound. In doing so he has drawn heavily from avant-garde movements in the visual arts, both as musical and aesthetic inspiration. The past four decades have left us with over 100 NWW releases, and all have been accompanied by brilliant artwork. We’ve picked some of our favorites to share.
Shiva Feshareki is an experimental composer and turntablist who hosts NEW FORMS on NTS Radio. She repurposes the turntable as an instrument — using live manipulations to take existing records and create completely reimagined works. SSFB talks to her about her practice.