For the second entry of our Mix Series, Josh Cheon pays tribute to the artists who lost their lives in the recent Oakland warehouse fire, spotlighting some of their music in a special mix.
The holiday season is upon us. For many of us that translates into a lot of spare time on our hands. Never a better time to dust the collection off and take it for a spin. In the spirit of New Year and new discoveries, here’s a list highlighting the wide range of sounds covered in 2016’s reissues. Quirky post-punk fun, drones that dive into the abyss, ethereal musical shrines and more – you’re sure to find something worthy of an addition to your collection.
In everyday life Shane Burmania has the grateful task as event programmer for The Rest is Noise, a concert series for the weird and wonderful in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. He also curates programs in contemporary music for the Korzo Theatre in The Hague. Shane has a soft spot for any music with hints of cosmic, futuristic and transcendental sounds. Here’s five to start us off. Enjoy.
The days are getting shorter. More reason to get your sensory pleasure centers working on overdrive. For your extended listening pleasure Lounes Doulache – (music) lover, DJ and SSFB’s editor-in-chief – gears us up with his winter favorites and some added afterthoughts. Get ready to wade into just about 10 hours of lingering ethereal goodness.
Who’s that slightly-built man performing on the main stage of this new Amsterdam-based festival? It’s clear that a festival appearance isn’t a routine gig for him. In a way he symbolizes the success of SSFB’s first edition – the festival capable of drawing a curious crowd to a main stage, led by a mystery man from Ghana that goes by the name of Ata Kak.
To kick off our new Mix Series in fashion, here is Vladimir Ivkovic – longtime resident at the infamous Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf and the man behind Offen Music, a label specialized in authentic subjectivism. We had a talk with one of the finest selectors of hidden musical gems out there.