Beiträge von Thomas Venker

TEN CITIES Clubbing in Nairobi, Cairo, Kyiv,​ Johannesburg, Berlin, Naples, ​Luanda, Lagos, Bristol, Lisbon​ 1960 – March 2020 / Interview mit Mudi Yahaya

Mudi Yahaya: “The truth and reality are that African artists rarely have the privilege of practicing art for art sake. The nature of our mere existence is political”

"With more music genres having a voice through the internet and streaming we are seeing a growing in…

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Jessika Jürgens-Cardini, 20.08.1980 – 08.01.2021

For Jessi

One of my my favorite songs as a teenager was „Life´s what you make it“ by Talk Talk. Back then…

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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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End of the year – the official charts of 2020 of the members of kaput

“VERZIEH DICH, 2020! WAS SOLLTE DAS BITTE ALLES?” – The big KAPUT-CHARTS show

2020 – "WTF?" Well, let`s put some honey on our wounds and listen to the favorite music of 2020 o…

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Innervisions 99 – "Limbo"

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos: “AR helps to pass the time in creative and socially engaging ways as well as solo inward journeying”

"I’m happy that we can now live up that feeling of when we listen to a track and we wish the build…

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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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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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Behind the scenes of the "Talking to Americans" production

Once Upon a Time in America

In the fall of 2017 photographer Jonathan Forsythe and writer Thomas Venker crossed the USA from Eas…

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DJ Mix

Sedef Adasi: “Talking Kaput 081020” (Kaput Mix 011)

The Augsburg based dj and producer, who is closely associated with the local City Club, represents a…

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DJ Mix

Shumi: “Talking Kaput 081020” (Kaput Mix 010)

Shumi, is one of Colognes finest DJs and besides that also the booker of Gewölbe and in charge of t…

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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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Kaput – Geschichten bei Anderen

“Calling In A Favour” – “Talking To Americans” w/ Julian Brimmers & Thomas Venker

Kaput Co-Editor-in-Chief Thomas Venker in conversation with Julian Brimmers about his new book "Talk…

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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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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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Nafiseh Fathollahzadeh – Interview

Momentography of a failure: “We will try to raise the voice and connect to other groups that are concerned with the challenges in the gig economy sector”

"During the corona pandemic and by now we get used to managing our everyday life digitally. In other…

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Talking Kaput – Video

Talking Kaput w/ Jondo

Jondo in interview (with the two kaput founders Linus Volkmann and Thomas Venker) and live. Recorded…

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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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Super Saturday in London – A photo gallery by John Noi

Eggs, bacon, chips and beans – “What happened to all the Rizla?”

John Noi reporting from the streets of London for kaput. That's how the British capital looked last …

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Support Kaput   THANK ME LATER: Sound of 2020 Jochen Distelmeyer: “Ich ruf dich in vierzi…

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Clubs and festivals in times of Corona / Covid-19

Club der Ewigkeiten – Hot Mass

Today we wanna introduce to you the team behind Hot Mass, one of the most vibrant club institutions …

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Telekom Electronic Beats Podcast – King Britt in conversation with Whitney Wei

King Britt „Techno is black music“

"Music has always been the vehicle to give you the news but in a way that doesn’t hit as hard. You…

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Clubs and festivals in times of Corona / Covid-19

Club der Ewigkeiten – Contact (Tokyo)

"We are all free and equal on the dance floor. I just wanted to have a place where we can enjoy musi…

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Vladimir Ivkovic – Kaput Mix 08

Vladimir Ivkovic: “27th of May – 28th of May”

The 8th edition of our kaput megamix series is conducted by Vladimir Ivkovic  and comes by the nam…

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OOIOO – Interview

OOIOO: “The music oozes into the nature of the listener”

"This is my imaginary insect. I want to ride on this insect and surf in the new era. This insect 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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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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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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Kaput Mix 007

Alberto “Aheadacheaday ist Kaput mix”

Milano based musician and sound designer Alberto aka Aheadacheaday is looking back on some very chal…

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Talking Kaput I

Talking Kaput I feat. “These Girls” w/ Volkmann, Streich, Seidel, Mohr, Fritsch & Tekotte

Please come close, this is "Talking Kaput I", your new favorite video editorial format, dedicated to…

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Clubs in times of Corona / Covid-19

Club der Ewigkeiten – Good Room, Brooklyn

In times of Corona/Covid-19 clubs face a cruel and uncertain future. That said, we want to give a li…

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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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Dear Kaput readers,like for many others the current Corona pandemic is creating an existential crisi…

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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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Kaput – Geschichten bei Anderen

Thomas Venker / The Attic / Socially Overwhelmed By Isolation

When was it normal to expect the state to take care of our problems? That’s not why most of us sta…

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Collage Video / "Buy Music Club"

“2 minutes and 19 seconds at Berghain”

We miss coming together for dancing a lot. So we made this little collage video featuring the work "…

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Ersatzspieltag

Ersatzspieltag – 10 Soccer Games for the Eternity

Corona brought even soccer down – with exception of White Russia, they keep goin' . The conseque…

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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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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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Köln ist Kaput 14 – Video

Kaleo Sansaa, Secret Stage & MINCK at GOLD + BETON

Last November saw Kaleo Sansaa, Secret Stage and MINCK heating up Cologne venue GOLD + BETON for…

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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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CTM 2020 – The official Kaput festival recommendations for the second festival week

From Dan Deacon and Andy Stott to Hildur Guðnadóttir, from Festsaal Kreuzberg and Berghain to Silent Green

Ten days, uncountable performances, concerts and dj sets, the annual CTM festival is always way too …

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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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