Club night

• Fri 12 04 2019 •
IN BETWEEN SPACES #1 Mediterranean Crossings


Venue: Studio 672, Venloer Straße 40, 50672 Köln
Admission: 10 €

A cooperation of ZAM Zentrum für Aktuelle Musik e.V. with Akademie der Künste der Welt/Köln and the Europäischen Zentrum für Jazz und Aktuelle Musik im Stadtgarten.
Curated by Thomas Gläßer.

The IN BETWEEN SPACES club night presented by Cologne Sessions brings together Manchester producer AFRODEUTSCHE's shimmering, Drexciya- and Underground Resistance-inspired techno ith a rarely heard B2B of the two Godfathers of Portuguese-Angolan Kuduro DJ MARFOX and DJ NERVOSO and a culinary DJ excursion with NO OBI, NO INSERT. LAMIN FOFANA from Sierra Leone will open the night with the premiere of his sound performance 'You have confused the True and the Real'.

AFRODEUTSCHE (aka Henrietta Smith-Rolla), is a Ghanaian-Russian-German producer, singer and DJ from Manchester. Her DJ-sets are shimmering light and demanding rhythm, mixing dark bouncing House, Drexciyan delights and tough UK techno mainstays like Claro Intelecto and Randomer. She holds a monthly radio show on the reputable NTS, featuring her own productions, ranging from dark electro to breaks and jacking house.

DJ MARFOX, born in São Tomé and Príncipe, sees his cultural roots as an important driving force of creative, technological and collective social evolution. His "DJs di Ghetto" compilation achieved cult status in Portugal and diasporic African communities throughout Europe. "Eu Sei Quem Sou'n" (Principe, 2011) refined his brash multi-layered poetics of complex percussion, dark baroque techno, garage, bass and batida. Releases on Lit City Trax, Warp and Principe. DJ MARFOX is currently working on a commission for the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

DJ NERVOSO, born in the Portuguese-speaking island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe, off the west equatorial coast of Central Africa, has been living in Quinta do Mocho, on the periphery of Lisbon for twenty years. His excitingly fresh DJ sets, which fuse the hard hypnotic rhythms and the frenetic energy of Angolan kuduro with straightforward techno influences, were an essential spark for the experimental kuduro mutations of DJ Marfox, DJ Firmeza or DJ Nigga Fox in the early 2000s.

LAMIN FOFANA is an electronic producer and artist. His instrumental electronic music contrasts the reality of our world with what's beyond and explores questions of movement, migration, alienation, and belonging. From Sierra Leone, he lived in Guinea, the USA, and is currently located in Berlin. Fofana started the SCI-FI & FANTASY music imprint with Paul Lee in 2012. His latest project “Brancusi Sculpting Beyonce” was piublished on Hundebiss Records in 2018.

LAURITZ aka NO OBI NO INSERT operates one of the most exciting and obscure Youtube-channels in Northrhein-Westphalia and is a true connoisseur of various genres and rarities. Besides, he also delivered one of Cologne Sessions´ favourite ambient-mixes of all times.

Presented by WDR COSMO & Stadtrevue

Funded by the Fonds TURN of the German Federal Cultural Foundation
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