Festival News: Wally Badarou and Insanlar
Unfortunately, Wally Badarou will be unable to make it to the festival. Instead, we have invited the great Insanlar from Instanbul to take over Wally’s previous time slot.
Sunday night may be the first time many of us will be acquainted with the Turkish powerhouse known affectionately as Selda, but for Suzan Yücel – a child of Turkish immigrants in the Netherlands who grew up side by side with Selda’s music – this name strikes a far more familiar chord.
To get us sufficiently warmed up for this Sunday, Mutant Beat Dance unleashes a second set of 5 exclusive snippets from their new 25-track album; plus a candid interview featuring Steve Summers, the new addition to the project. The trio will make their European debut at Strange Sounds From Beyond 2017.
I was back in Brazil digging last year when a street vendor caught my eye. He was selling a super sick pile of 7”s that’s pretty hard to find these days. Naturally I went through it and at the end of the batch I came across a name: Dietrich Perreira Melo. Upon listening to the record on my portable player, my ears were blown away.
With Strange Sounds From Beyond 2017 just around the corner, another event we’re no less excited about this summer is our upcoming trip to Marrakech, where we’ll be hosting a stage at Atlas Electronic. Before we set our sights towards the “Red City”, Jasmin Hoek brings us a short interview with an artist of many aliases we will welcome to our stage as Hieroglyphic Being.
Let me start with a wicked idea. What if music could be played globally? What if through some amazing invention this artform, which we love and enjoy on a daily basis, were available for everyone at the same time. Delivered over the air.
Mankind would simply walk outside and hear music. Everybody in the whole wide world would be moving to the same rhythms, sharing the same frequencies. It’s a wicked, extreme and beautifully weird idea. I know.
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. May’s picks include music by Man Friday, Koes Plus & Visible Cloaks.
It can’t be really strange to us: to be searching far over the horizon for exciting exotica while we crush the beauty under our feet along our pilgrimage. My most typical and embarrassing personal example of overlooking local beauty is Joris Hilckmann. While we have previously mentioned the importance of customers in our music search, here is one fine example of inspiring musical diversity and friendship.