Marie K

Marie K

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One of those artists that seems to be skilled on all surfaces, Marie K tells her musical story in a highly personal way, to great effect.
Her DJ sets emit a playful and daring energy that ranges from cheeky forgotten finds to modern South-American influences, always with great attention to detail in the way she builds up a set, and listens to the audience’s energy. It comes as no surprise Marie K sees dancing as a therapeutic tool for the soul.

Being classically schooled, she shook the world with her live debut at Draaimolen 2022, and continues to deliver deeply emotional, dark, yet hopeful journeys through her hardware only performance. Marie’s first productions are to be released on vinyl later this year through well regarded labels such as Nous’Klaer Audio with more in the works.

 

Photo credit: Linda Muysson

 

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Orbit Of Ecstasy

Orbit Of Ecstasy

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By letting presence and place determine art, Orbit of ecstasy explores an unique awareness culture to its full extent. It is a platform to raise humanity, including the unexpected, the rejected, the ignored, and the failure- in short: working for peace and envision a better world through the freedom of speech, where the arts interact active and independently. Orbit of ecstasy has found its sonic identity by opening up this visionary power to its present. Classical pieces by Bach or Skrjabin can open a door to ecstasy, creating knowledge in the moment.

It can touch the inherent wisdom, the common ground which has been paved the way through: Nikola Tesla (Researcher- founder of the Orgon energy), Agnes Martin (paint- er – mirroring cosmic realities with Color, size, intensity and numbers), Karin v.Maur (Author of „Klang der Bilder“), Zip and Sammy Dee (including humor and relentless smile in electronic music). Accepting spirituality as preform of a fearless state of mind is highly individual and can only be answered by presenting each protagonist independently: Florian Haik Schirmacher (Piano, Electronic) collaborated rst with Pantytec (Zip and Sammy Dee) in the electronic art world. Coming from a percussive band, „Drum Spirit“, he debuted as a singer, which was accompanied by Soulcapsule (Baby Ford and Thomas Melchior) and Larry Heard, who both remixed his rst tracks.

He Co- founded Bands like Wareika, Hatikvah, Here Today, Prime Origin and Federleicht to point out a different sense of community. Especially with his label FormResonance, as a platform for electronic research. Keeping the omnidirectional spirit can’t be more acknowledged by knowing that Florian Haik Schirmacher studied classical music, Theology and got a philosophical degree based on Kierkegaard’s understanding of Freedom – teaching yoga in prison and following the line of Kriya yoga since more than twenty years. As a main influence, he points out: Giorgio Morandi, Agnes Martin, Tikiman and Skrjabin. He lives in a communal space in Esterholz, Germany.

Orbit of ecstasy includes mistakes, failures, humor and accepts spiritual apprentice- ship to bridge Integrity and Identity fractions to gain an omnidirectional intuitive listening. To foster a culture of consent / safe space.

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Pieter Jansen

Pieter Jansen

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Whether he’s inspiring dancers from the DJ booth or broadcasting on the radio, Pieter Jansen is a familiar face on Amsterdam’s thriving underground electronic music scene – a fixture at all annual Draaimolen events and a resident & programmer at the notable Breakfast Club in Amsterdam.

Over the past few years, Pieter launched two imprints: yeyeh (short for “You’re Everything You’ve Ever Heard”), a lovingly curated outlet for intriguing, engaging, and inspiring music both old and new; and ninih, the night to yeyeh’s day, an imprint focused on rather rhythmical, club-ready sounds. Through these outputs, Pieter alternately puts out unreleased music by producers from the past (the 90s/00s) while also shedding light onto producers of today.

Bubbling away beneath the surface of the Dutch scene since the early part of the past decade, Jansen began his career by promoting parties and festivals before dedicating more time to DJing. Jansen chose to champion vinyl from the start. It’s almost impossible to pin Jansen to a specific style or scene; instead, he’s cultivated a personal DJ style that prioritises darker, weirder, and more profound records while remaining firmly focused on the dancefloor. Known for taking risks – both in creating thoroughly inspired mixes and by his chosen records – His style is defined by his ability to explore multiple genres while regularly reaching for electro, IDM, house/techno, ambient and minimalist grooves.

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Eversines

Eversines

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Eversines is a producer and DJ residing in Amsterdam. He’s been producing for over a decade, co-runs record label De Lichting and focuses on the energetic yet dreamy side of electronic music.

In 2019 his debut album was put out through Wex Records, after which releases on yeyeh / ninih came forth including a solo outing and a special collaboration with thereminist Carolina Eyck titled ‘Waves’.

De Lichting being a close group of friends and Eversines’ homebase, he’s always a part of the well received double vinyl compilations they put out, and had his debut on Kalahari Oyster Cult in 2020 with ‘Plooi’.  He recently released on labels like Animals On Psychedelics, Nous’Klaer and Lonely Planet Records, with more releases in the pipeline for well-respected labels.

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Penelope

Penelope

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Having already released on Mari.te’s Tresydos imprint and Basic Moves’ sub label For Playful Manners, French-born artist Penelope has slowly grown her presence in the underground music panorama over the past years.

Always with a thirst for new horizons to fuel her creativity, she moved to Berlin for some years where she spent time refining her taste around heavy undulating basslines, arping synths and body rocking drums.
Penelope’s sound is a unique expression of her broad sonic tastes that range from house to techno and all electronic experimentation in between. Her cosmic, often dreamy, sometimes pitch black musical direction is fantastically tempered with outrageously diverse moods and basslines to die for. When behind the decks, she can often be seen with a glint in her eye and playful smirk on her face as she knows the reaction her bombs will have when they drop.

Based in Lisbon since 2018, she also has built a solid foundation in her new adopted city. Founder of the oDYSea parties and platform, she is a familiar face of the Portuguese scene as well as in European clubs and festivals.

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rouge-ah

rouge-ah

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Urška Preis, who works as a solo artist under the pseudonym rouge- ah, is a musician, harpist, visual artist, and music writer. They finished their MA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana, they also studied at the academies in Reykjavík and Leipzig and completed internships at Aitor Throup studio in London and Atelier Hotel Pro Forma in Copenhagen.

Their debut album “bare” was released by Kamizdat Records in autumn 2018. They and the electronic music producer Tine Vrabič – Nitz formed the II/III duo which debuted at the AmbientSoup label in 2020 with the EP “It Could Be Paradise”.

They’re also a member of Rok Zalokar’s fluid ensemble Zhlehtet and a four-piece experimental noise group Sujevera. Besides their musical engagements, they prepared shows and other contributions for Radio Študent, ARS – Radio Slovenia Third Channel, Odzven, Membrana and platform Neodvisni, curating the music programme at the Red Dawns Festival, writing, photographs, exhibits, designed and spoke.

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II/III

II/III

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II/III (Two Out Of Three) is an electro-acoustic dark ambiental duo, featuring harpist rouge-ah (Urška Preis) and producer Nitz (Tine Vrabič). They have paved a relatively desolate field of the aforementioned genre in their native Slovenia and opened up a space for a new generation of regional sound makers. In their music, they interweave processed field recordings with effected electric harp sounds, create impactful beats out of self-made/recorded samples and altogether make you wonder about the origin of their imaginative sounds. Likewise, their live performances take you on phantasmal road trips all the way from spacious, unworldly drones, through luminous arpeggios and glissandos, to tense synth pads. Their cosmic performances have been labeled theatrical with a reason – to tell a wholesome story with precise dramaturgy is this duo’s ultimate goal.

With Urška bringing in years of classical education, followed by numerous author projects, collaborations, and band activities, and Tine being a pillar of the local electronic music scene, they merge their decade-long friendship into a mind-bending musical experience. They have proven it time and again through their critically-acclaimed debut EP It could be paradise and performing at ultimately all notable venues and festivals and various events at autonomous spaces of their home country.

II/III is currently exploring materials for their upcoming album debut, with topics such as the fragility of memories, interpretations as interventions, and duality of loud- and quietness.

 

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Jana Irmert

Jana Irmert

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Jana Irmert is a sound artist and composer based in Berlin. Her sonic explorations take on various forms – from live performance and multichannel composition to joint projects with filmmakers, dancers and visual artists. Examining temporality and impermanence in times of ecological crisis, she creates atmospheric audiovisual and sonic spaces ‘that work with dis/harmony in such a way as to mirror our imperfect world at the moment.’ (TJ Norris, Toneshift). Jana Irmert’s releases on Fabrique Records, Important Records and Longform Editions received critical praise from various music blogs and magazines and have been internationally broadcast on RAI 3, Resonance FM and BBC Radio 3. 

She has contributed sound design and music for feature films, documentaries, VR experiences and video installations. Her soundtrack for the feature documentary “Stress” by Florian Baron won the German Documentary Film Music Award in 2019. In 2021 she has been nominated for an Icelandic Edda Award for her sound design on Jóhann Jóhannsson’s film “Last and First Men”.

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Shōen

Shōen

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Originally from Geneva, Shōen has made his home in the rugged terrain of the south of France, where waterfalls cascade from the mountains and rivers etch their way through deep ravines. This lived experience – away from the crowd and grounded in an instinctive connection with the elements – is something he brings into his musical practice. 

Drawing inspiration from the dreams elicited by those surroundings, he uses ambient music to transport the listener to a different plane – a limitless domain away from external pressures, where each person is given the space to let their imagination take flight. For Shōen, then, ambience is not merely a backdrop against which our messy lives take place; rather, it’s a stage on which the multiple aspects of our identities can come together and find harmony. 

Shōen develops these themes across multiple creative projects. In the studio, he works with a hybrid modular setup, making new recordings every day as the raw material for sampling and arrangement. On the radio, he has regular guests on his long-running Piñata Radio show ‘Cosmic Connexion’, a beacon for the ambient scene in Montpellier of which he is very proud. Finally, there is rich overlap, too, with his practice of hypnotherapy and meditation.

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Pluies

PLUIES

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The PLUIES project by Belgian-Hungarian artist Pauline Mikó is a sound and performative
project that aims to strengthen the relationship between plants, nature and the human being. Through a system of sensors and electrodes connected to the leaves of the plants and the body of the artist, the bio-electric exchange set up is transformed into sound, thanks to a modular synthesizer. The sound waves are then modulated to produce music, both for the ears of the spectators but also for the plants themselves. This system of electrodes, created by the artist, allows the expression of the energies of 11 different plants simultaneously.


By mixing nature and technology, Pauline Mikó offers us an original and sensory experience. The artist tries to give back a legitimate place to plants in our urban lives. By enhancing our connection to our environment, the idea is to become aware of its fragility and the importance of respecting it. The main intention of the artist is to put life back in the center of our communities and allowing a dialogue with Nature.

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