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".
"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."