DeForrest Brown, Jr. – Interview

DeForrest Brown, Jr.: “To put it directly, Black people are hostages of the United States government who have not been able to properly participate in the nation or its rights, protections, economies and industries as full citizens.”

"The conceit of "Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry" was to subvert and broadcast the protest movement…

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Daniele De Picciotto & Friends in conversation – Ulrike Haage

Ulrike Haage: “I want to give food for thought, encourage and create space for imagination”

"Because, as Duchamp said, “the creative act is only finalzed with the audience”. I miss these m…

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"Ghosts, Traces, Echoes: Works in Shifts" – Interview with Madhusree Dutta, Kathrin Ebmeier & Eva Busch

Madhusree Dutta: „This is not a time to be ahead of people, this is a time to be with the people“

In collaboration with curator Eva Busch, Madhusree Dutta is responsible for the current exhibition o…

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Unsound Festival 2020 – Interview Gosia Płysa

Gosia Płysa (Unsound): “I am certain that this difficult year will result in lots of great new art and music”

"I have to admit, it has been hard to focus on work and going on with planned announcements and acti…

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HAAi / Teneil Throssell – Interview

HAAi: “I’d say I’m quite serious in the studio, but I like to dance a lot!”

"Speaking for myself, I’m really missing my job. The flag is a bit of a nod to the rave, and how m…

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Danielle De Picciotto & friends in conversation: Lady Gaby

Gaby Bila-Günther aka Lady Gaby: “SHOW RATHER THAN TELL”

"Although the freedom in how we use our language has expanded, censorship in artistic and daily lang…

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Sónar Festival 2020 – Enric Palau – Interview

Sonar 2020 / “During the lockdown, music really has shone a light through the darkness”

"It’s not only live music that’s been affected but the entire way we produce and consume culture…

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Mutek Festival 2020 – Interview with Alain Mongeau

Alain Mongeau: “The focus will be on trying to support our artistic ecosystem both in Montréal and abroad”

"The biggest challenge was actually to feel I was in a festival mode during the week, since all the …

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Anita! – „Songs for the Lost“ – Interview / Videpremiere "Made of Stars"

Anita!: “It was a negative spiral for years. Music was the only way out to leave my body and the pain.”

"The song "Made of Stars" is on the one hand about the seemingly insoluble contradictions in man's r…

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Danielle De Picciotto & friends in conversation: Angeliska Polacheck

Angeliska Polacheck “I believe in free will, and that the most accurate way to predict the future is to create it!”

"A major reckoning is at hand, and it helps to have, again, a “celestial weather report”, to be …

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Interview – Adam Byczkowski

Better Person: “I miss being around people – I do not miss soundchecks and hangovers”

Berlin based sad eyed crooner Adam Byczkowski is bringing under his Better Person persona multicolor…

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Talking to Americans – A book by Thomas Venker & Jonathan Forsythe

Cornelius Harris “I decided that I was gonna not be an artist and instead I was going to try to help push other artists”

Cornelius Harris is essentially the spokesperson for Submerge and Underground Resistance, two of th…

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Interview with Folly Ghost aka Max from Berlin based DJ collective No Shade

Folly Ghost: “We have enough hashtags, we need more policies”

No Shade is a Berlin collective that has been offering mentoring programs for queer, female, trans a…

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Marco Donnarumma: „Corpus Nil: Eingeweide“

“It’s about understanding that we humans are not any more important than any other creature on the planet”

A lot has been written lately about the end of the artist as we know her/him. The legend is on the s…

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Ilse Ruppert – interviewed by Laurence Wasser

ILSE RUPPERT: “People have become very conscious of their image”

"I prepared very little for my shootings, it is in the pressure of the moment that I found the angl…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation: Gemma Ray

Gemma Ray: “I am mainly writing words without music and music without words”

"I am trying to be in the here and now – to have no fixed plans. I am processing." – Gemma Ray i…

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Sona Jobarteh – Interview

Sona Jobarteh: “I wanted to get recognition for playing the Kora not for being a woman”

"We are doing what we are doing to keep the tradition alive and innovate it and make sure it still g…

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Roísín Murphy – Interview

Roísín, the infinitely capable machine

"Microclubbing! C’mon! It’s the future. We have to go back to basics and build it again." Roís…

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Lucrecia Dalt – Interview

Lucrecia Dalt: “The fear of not making this a sustainable career has returned due to corona”

"For me standing on stage means engaging in the most active and energetically intense way I can, it …

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Danielle De Picciotto & friends in conversation: Mary Muszynski

Mary Muszynski: “Find beauty in the place you are in and then amplify it!”

"We need natural beauty at home and in our urban common space. My plan is to keep making thoughtful …

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Youth Culture Now Part 1

ARIANA GRANDE AND “BLACKFISHING” – WHERE DOES RACISM BEGIN?

"The debate about cultural appropriation suffers from its premise: It is based on the assumption tha…

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Danielle De Picciotto & friends in conversation with Lyndelle-Jayne Spruyt (L.J.Spruyt)

 Lyndelle-Jayne Spruyt (L.J.Spruyt): “I’ve often been told my work is very ‘dark’, I’m not sure this is true”

"You also couldn't afford to buy endless rolls of film, paper and chemicals–so the photos you took…

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Nika Breithaupt – Interview

Nika Son: “I often feel more connected to animals than to humans”

Nika Breithaupt aka Nika Son aka Nikae is one of the most active and sensitive artists in Hamburg. H…

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"Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music" – Kraków Loves Adana

Kraków Loves Adana: “A melody can touch your soul without any barriers immediately”

"I faced a lot of latent racism growing up, it was always a big deal where I come from, so I tried m…

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Luke Slater – Interview

Luke Slater: „Trust me, I am a DJ“

"The word career was a swearword when I was growing up. Anybody at school who wanted to have a caree…

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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…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation

Dorit Chrysler: “The community is everything to me and always creates new movement”

"The better you know yourself, the more fearless you can translate it into sound." – Dorit Chrysl…

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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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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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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends – Käthe Kruse

Käthe Kruse: “Half-hearted work is worth nothing”

"Difficult to answer. I am open and honest in a straightforward and direct way. That means I do not …

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British DJ and producer Luke Slater creates his “Berghain Fifteen” mix from no less than 26 new tracks, constructed from the archive of his label Ostgut Ton

Luke Slater “Sound, Loop, Textur, Rhythm, Frequency“

The 2nd of January 2020 is slowly coming to an end. But time doesn’t play a role any more anyway. …

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Terr –  “Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music”

Terr: “I love to play in front of people and feel the collective vibe, to be part of a great dance ritual”

"My mother says that the only thing that kept me calm when I was younger was music. She says that El…

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Pedro Vian – Interview

Pedro Vian: “All humans have this attraction to the unknown – we try to find the unknown in the obscure”

"I need to find inspiration on what I’m seeing or feeling at the moment in order for me to start a…

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Miruna Boruzescu – Interview

Borusiade: “I am very concerned about what we are experiencing as humans of today and how we handle our planet, ourselves, our environment”

"This relief, please breathe in, now we start, you breathe out, in your mind so deep in there’s a…

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Indian singer-songwriter Ditty on carbon-neutral touring and taking the positive side of the Corona-related pause

Ditty: Make Forests Not War

Indian singer-songwriter Ditty shares her thoughts on carbon-neutral touring and taking the positive…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends – PHEW

PHEW: “I cannot free myself from my tastes”

"After the 2011 earthquake and nuclear power plant accident, I was cautious and skeptical of singing…

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Steve Blame – Interview

Steve Blame: „I don’t have the money – I have the passion!“

"Money and career are unimportant in the grand scheme of things. When you look after someone who is …

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Gabi Delgado – Farewell to a shining star

Gabi Delgado: “Nimm dir was du willst“

"The ever young punk Gabi Delgado, he will forever have a special place in my heart. There are not m…

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Indo-American EDM musician Madame Gandhi on her India connection, bad habits and her way of activism.

Madame Gandhi: Envision a more positive future

I want to make my feminism accessible. I've always led from a really positive place I've always want…

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Arya Zappa – Interview

Arya Zappa: „What is real? This question drives me and is at the center of my work.“

The world of Arya Zappa brings up many references. Of course one has to think of Grace Jones, but al…

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Trans activist Doel Rakshit writes a personal piece on the current protests in India and why it’s worth fighting.

Alliance of Anxieties – Queer Narratives in the Urban Popular Culture of India

Trans activist Doel Rakshit writes – as the first of three articles conducted to kaput by guest e…

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Daniele De Picciotto & Friends:  Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis: “I wish that health, safety and wellbeing could be held up as basic human rights”

"The last few years have been very difficult ones for the public’s health. At Prevention Institute…

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Waclaw Zimpel – Interview

Waclaw Zimpel: “I lose a lot of energy in making decisions”

On the 31st of January 2020, Polish musician Waclaw Zimpel will release his new album “Massive Osc…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends: Candice Nembhard

Candice Nembhard: “If you are fortunate enough to get a steady gig, then next comes the issue of being paid adequately for your contributions”

"In my opinion, the rise of first person, op-eds has somewhat overshadowed the responsibility of neu…

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TENTENKO – Interview

TENTENKO: “It is music that I always want to challenge”

Tentenko just released a split lp with Kopy on Tal Records and will be for the first time on tour in…

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Danielle De Picciotto & friends in conversation – Michaela Melián

Michaela Melián: “Art, music, literature, theater, film – these are basic foods for me.”

"I do not really make anything up, the topics I'm interested in are lying around anyway, offering th…

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Danielle De Picciotto and friends in conversation: Martina Bertoni

Martina Bertoni: “Making art transcends the miserable and mundane exercise of power and prevarication”

"At the moment the challenge for everybody is to learn the right vocabulary when we deal with creati…

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U.K. election

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right…

As the U.K. goes to the polls for the third time in five years, in its first winter election for nea…

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Henrietta Smith-Rolla / Afrodeutsche – “Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music”

Afrodeutsche: “Techno. It’s that language that I can speak”

This interview with Henrietta Smith-Rolla is part of the ongoing photo-project „Electric Lights - …

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Battles

Battles: “Of course, we are fans of jazz, but I don’t think it has much to do with the music of Battles.”

The New York experimental electronic band, which has been shrunken to a duo, takes the bull by the h…

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"It's the End of the World As We Know It: About Extinction” – “Why Pop and the climate movement have so little to say to one another”

„DID YOU EVER STOP TO NOTICE“

"The loss of significance for pop is not only due to the fact that there are new distribution channe…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation – Margarete Kreuzer

Margarete Kreuzer: “I want my documentaries to tell stories about dealing with reality.”

"That's why I love music, because it makes you feel things in a very straightforward way. When I hea…

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