Kaput's London editor Alexander Mayor remembers the light in dark places

We are the words that move

Somehow, bright empty streets are a good place to remember dark places.

“Oh hey! We in!” Doors open, suddenly, yet always, we are both downward and upward. But you never quite know anything really, with these nights. A name. Ish. A face (yours, mostly). A commitment to the arts/clubbing/space exploration programme of the currently visited nation.

Typically, you only really become briefly present about half way through the night/morning. You have made friends with unlikely faces. In a kitchen. A corridor. A hotel bedroom. A green room. A space in which enthusiasm is viral, energetic, all conquering. We arrive to celebrate the specific, the poised and particular… and end the night in a warm bath of the general, the shared, the pleasingly out of focus. God, I miss it. You?

The ‘current thing’ (diminish your enemy with low-ball vocabulary choices) has many tangible costs. I shan’t revisit the obvious ones here. But pedalling around my city on regular solo bike missions, past shuttered bars and pubs and clubs with reputations now frozen into stills, you confront the dynamics of the world denied you. And strangely, there’s perhaps something new to record and observe.

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Beste Aydin – “Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music”

Nene H.: “Life is tiring”

Beste Aydin, better known under her artistic imprint Nene Hatun, is one of those blessed people with multiple talents. As much as she is a great techno producer and dj she is also super talented as a piano player. And coming from her latest outstanding collaboration with the Georgian choir Ensemble Basiani for CTM festival it seems like sky is def …

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Clubs and festivals in times of Corona / Covid-19

Club der Ewigkeiten – The Dusk Camp

The dusk camp festival, created by the four LA subcultural activists Jennifer Erickson (Jeniluv), M…

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Chinese music promoter Ni Bing is trying to give his home country a good name by posting food and landscape photos

Why do we have to attack each other based on different believe systems?

"I personally think the government here controlled the situation in the end pretty well, but obvious…

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Die Glenzer Kuration (II)

Drowning in queer fandom as self-care

Queer Fandom is self-love, especially in these times of crisis. It can have a calming and soothing e…

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Talking Kaput II

Talking Kaput II „DIY“-Special w/ テンテンコ, リバティースネイク & コピー

Originally the second edition of "Talking Kaput" should have happened next week at Gewölbe in Colo…

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Cindy Li – Tour Diary Asia

Ciel “Hao! Feeling the year of the pig in a big way”

Within the last twelve months Toronto based dj and producer Cindy Li (which goes by the artist name …

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Thank Me Later – Playlist

Thank Me Later w/ Porridge Radio

„Hey, here's some songs I like that help me feel calm and a bit better when I'm feeling a bit low,…

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