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.
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!
For the third consecutive summer, SSFB will descend on the green terrain of the waterfront-facing Noorderlicht in Amsterdam North. To accommodate an expanded line-up this season, the festival will be spread across June 23 and 24 for a full-weekend experience. A preliminary wave of line-ups released earlier last month gave festival goers a first hint at what they can expect this year. As we embark on preparations for our very first weekender, we’re pleased to reveal that the finishing touches to 2018’s line-up have finally been added.
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.
From 1st to 5th November, REC. Festival will engulf many of Rotterdam’s unique venues, displaying such an astonishingly wide variety of live and electronic acts that the word genre may start to feel obsolete. On Saturday night we’ll curate an evening for them at BAR, which is filled with Strange Sounds From Beyond. Since the moment is almost upon us, we’d like to take a moment to introduce some of those artists both sonically and in the written word.
While preparations are in full swing for today’s event, we would like to take a moment to highlight one of our speakers, and in particular, the feats he has done in the past. Dutch Sounds From Beyond being our topic of the day, a certain focus on experimentalism is in place; it’s the main reason why Hessel Veldman started his label in the 80s in the first place. Here’s a short overview of al his endeavours.
A few years ago, my label partner forwarded to me some music by Leuk en Ko, wondering if we should be getting that out. Just where the music fits between camp, pop and sarcasm, it was difficult to say. That it then turned out to be an old project by Jan Duivenvoorden and Richard van den Bogaert, veterans of Unit Moebius, a techno conglomerate in The Hague, only added to the confusion. How could Unit Moebius possibly be cut from the same cloth as Leuk en Ko?
As part of ADE’s Playground program, Strange Sounds From Beyond will kick off the inaugural edition of Dutch Sounds From Beyond on ADE’s Thursday, with an afternoon/evening of panel discussions, presentations and performances dedicated to Dutch underground music culture. Continue reading if you want to join.