"I offer history, politics, and theory that live and breathe because they are rooted in the experience of real people who fought flesh-and-blood battles for freedom. When I clenched my fists and shouted back at slurs aimed to strip me of my humanity, this was the certainty behind my anger. When I sputtered in pain at well-meaning individuals who told me, ‚I just don´t get who you are?’ (…) I have lived as a man because I could not survive openly as a transgendered person. Yes, I am not merely a product of oppression. That is a phrase that renders out trans identities meaningless. Passing means having to hide your identity in fear, in order to live. Being forced to pass is a recent historical development. It is passing that is a product of oppression.“ Leslie Feinberg in Transgender Warriors
"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable" (c) Cruz
"HARD TIME, HARD TECHNO"
"Je voulais partager 2 couplets d'une chanson que j'adore d'Absolutely Body Control, Into the light :
You don't have to show me
I do know how it feels
with or without you,
we're captured in our dreams
Is anybody out there?
You're out of sight
just follow me,
follow me into the light."
"For the sound of this mix I pushed deeper into my homebase influence of Tbilisi, with a strong EBM and industrial track curation. The driving kick and basslines are significant of my desire for a reconnection with club dancefloors. There are some brilliant Artists on this mix, including two young up and coming Georgian producers Downwell and Clinical Hates. I recorded this from my home DJ booth on a rainy day in Georgia. Here is a small love letter to the WARRIORECORDS community written by me. Thank you for listening with open hearts.
I hope to meet you under the strobe lights soon."
“To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face and to know it for what it is. At last to know it, to love it for what it is, and then, to put it away. Leonard, always the years between us, always the years. Always, the love. Always, the hours.”
(from the movie "The Hours")
Born in an isolated community of Borneo Island in 1993 Wanton Witch is a DJ and producer with a hyper-sensitive connection and approach to sound through performance. Coming of age in the relative isolation of island life, it wasn't until relocating to Bangkok that she was able to access the different communities of musical genres that she would later travel between.
With an early taste for trap and hip hop, she began working in the deconstructed club and techno scene where she found her musical voice, beginning her DJ career in 2018. Wanton is also a cofounder and original member of Queer underground creative collective 'Non Non Non' that has become a Bangkok nightlife staple.
"Don't worry, I won't hurt you I only want you to have some fun"
DVA Soundsystem 2018 / Prince 1982
marked by a pretense of simplicity or innocence; disingenuous.
a person who shrewdly affects an attitude or pose of simplicity or innocence.
"Memes are the only currency we have, while pain is the natural state of humanity."
« Our gendered attitudes are not something fixed and permanent, but rather something that is flexible and fluid. »
Lady Maru is a roman now Berlin based electronic producer and post punk musician. She started producing music with an electric guitar, some toy percussions and a tascam 4 track recorder.she became quickly active as a noise guitarist and casio player for post punk and no wave bands. Her dj career started in 2003 djing in clubs and underground raves, always trying to combine 2 influences: art punk and techno. Her actual sound as a producer and as a dj is mostly based on acid techno with industrial and ebm influences. She recently opened a vinyl label for acid tunes (Acid boiler coalition) and is a Gegen Berlin resident DJ.
Soraä’s word from the book « The Power of Now: a Guide to Spiritual Enlightment » Eckhart Tolle
« Finding The Life underneath Your Life Situation [...] »
>>> full text and tracklist on sc
DEBBIE (Antonietta Canzanella, was born in San Marcellino in Caserta. since the year dot, she entertained a strong vocation for electronic music. In her adolescence with first project "DJ DèB"
After many positive feedbacks over the years, she's called in the 2016 "emphasis maraton lady", in Caserta, where for the first time she is given the opportunity to compare and divide the console.
"I had a lot of dreams last night that meant something, but today I'm back to my waking life & nothing makes sense like usual."
"Transmutation of my warrior ways to a soft but hardcore set
(-> going from, popular mantras of queer community ElibEration, to acid enraged thunder sounds, for all ravers.That was my intention of blend! I'm pushing a step further to my sagittarian ascension with a structured but deconstructed work. One of my unreleased tracks 'Vierges noires' comes and goes through the set, as an haunting voice to intrigue and ignite courage to heal your own shadow meanwhile becoming a fighting healer your own. Pisces sun, you guessed it right. However, I remember vividly listening to Rebekas voice, some years ago and the strength it gave me to speak my own truth. A dedicated podcast to find our own dragon towards community building from Marseille, Paris to Berlin and around the world. By yours hardly"
I've recorded this podcast exclusively for WARRIORECORDS.
Rebeka Warrior invited me a few times ago so I tried to inspirate myself by my selection of the dj set I made for the gig adding masterpieces and secret weapons.
« I would like to share the favorite idiom in Chinese characters : 盡人事待天命 - means do your best and leave the rest to God »
« A societal revolt, a musical punch »
"Artist from the Techno Queer Punk scene, Angel Karel has built her reputation with high-technical dynamic sets with loud aggressive, saturated and emotional techno music.
Her dark industrial universe is regularly bringing dancers into a post-apocalyptic hypnotic distorted trance. That’s why Angel Karel is frequently booked for peak-time and closing sets
« JE NE SUIS PAS TENUE DE VIVRE
MAIS DOIS MOI-MÊME ME FAIRE
A NEUVE »
"Fast, ethereal, industrial, melancholic and raw journeys are created through their dj set in clubs, meanwhile they are also driven by the creation of textural soundscapes for different experiences outside the night club space.
Shapeshifting between hope and darkness, Metaraph' s sets aims to transcend from the inner chaos to a higher vibrational state of existence."
"[...] To rave also means to support and call something forth, to engage with the dancing body in order to propel and support ideas and ideals with madness and enthusiasm. As an author I aim herefrom to keep working from a state of rave, looking at the stage and the dance floor as sites for rituals of passage, cleansing, confusion and transformation to be devised, offered and shared; upheld and supported by the stomps of feet dancing to techno beats."
(Mariana Nobre Vieira, “State of Rave”, 2019)
Rest in Power Mariana".