Rich Rebels October 2018
s u b b a c u l t c h a e v e n t s in October 27.10 C12 Night C12, Brussels
28.10 The Garden
4.10 Psst Mademoiselle #9
31.10 The Space Lady Madame Moustache, Brussels
5.10 C12 Night C12, Brussels
31.10 C12 Night C12, Brussels
6.10 C12 Night C12, Brussels
11.11 Sonic City Festival Depart, Kortrijk 50% discount for members
9.10 Negative Gemini + Partners Beursschouwburg, Brussels
11.10 Kilbourne plays Blade
4.10 Mon cher sujet Anne-Marie Miéville Cinematek, Brussels
11.10 Dead Meadow + Soror
tba Shut Up and Play the Piano
13.10 C12 Night C12, Brussels
14.10 C12 Night C12, Brussels
28.10 Requiem for Mrs. J.
19.10 The Thing Le Vecteur, Charleroi
Cinema Zuid, Antwerp
theatre / dance
20.10 Die Wilde Jagd
Film Fest, Ghent
25.10 Safari KASKcinema, Ghent
17.10 Phantom Kino Ballett
Charlatan (Democrazy), Ghent
KulturA (JauneOrange), Liège
20.10 C12 Night C12, Brussels
4.10 Deep Etude STUK, Leuven
24.10 Subbacultcha at S.M.A.K.
20.10 Momentum #3 deSingel, Antwerp
27.10 Pour KVS, Brussels
25.10 Anemone Botanique, Brussels
25.10 Colours of Noise STUK, Leuven 25.10 MHYSA Het Bos, Antwerp
–9.12 US OR CHAOS BPS22, Charleroi
26.10 C12 Night C12, Brussels
–23.12 Histories of a picture to come Argos, Brussels
27.10 Hater + Häxxan + Naked Passion La Zone (PopKatari), Liège 27.10 Overlast De Studio, Antwerp
–23.12 Teresa Cos Argos, Brussels
NEW COMPO SITIONS FOR SCREEN
in association with: Gouvernement, Springstof, Slagwerk, Clair Obscur & All Eyes On Hip Hop
THURSTON MOORE scores the films of MAYA DEREN + AFTERPARTY WITH DJ JASPER WENTZEL
rock / noise
KILBOURNE plays ‘BLADE’ + AFTERPARTY SPRINGSTOF electronica / rave WITH KILBOURNE / BAFANA / KARAWANE
‘GHOST: HAUNTED HOUSE’ with CHRISTEENE / HANTRAX / DOLLY BING BING & ALIEN OBSERVER / RAVEYARDS / JOHANNES VERSCHAEVE / OISOI / REINHARD VANBERGEN +
AFTERPARTY WITH GHOST
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electronica / performance
KEVIN TOMA plays ‘FRANKENSTEIN’ HAUSCHKA & O’HALLORAN
minimal /electronica minimal / experimental
OONA LIBENS / LEA BERTUCCI ( at Gouvernement)
LENA WILLIKENS & SARAH SZCZESNY: ‘PHANTOM KINO BALLETT’ + AFTERPARTY CLAIR OBSCUR WITH experimental / electronica TIMMERMAN / GURL / MA’RADJA
AÏSHA DEVI / ABYSS X + AFTERPARTY WITH SLAGWERK electronica DJ’S
GAIKA plays ‘AKIRA’ + AFTERPARTY AEOHH WITH LE1F / hip hop / experimental AZER DJ-SET
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Rich Rebels You know, itâ€™s like this: you can go out all you want, wear your studs and your designer eyewear, look warily into the sunset with smoke billowing out of a perfectly engineered pout. Gold on your neck, gold on your teeth, gold in your ears. A sunroof from which to evaluate your enviable horizons. You can easily look the part, but can you embody the character? The one that acts like a million bucks and says, loud and clear: I do what I want? Stay flush and take the money for all itâ€™s worth. You know you got this. 5
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MONO, A STORM OF LIGHT + JO QUAIL
SUPAFLY: FATIMA, MEDS & ROXY ROSE
LEFTO & RBE PRESENT: MADE IN BELGIUM
LAWIJT: TEEN CREEPS, PAGE DOWN, Lâ€™ITCH, CROWD OF CHAIRS, PINK ROOM
AUTUMN FALLS: JO PASSED
MR. CARMACK (LIVE)
ALPHA & OMEGA + INDICA DUBS FT. DANMAN
LEFTO & RED BULL ELEKTROPEDIA: JUNGLE BY NIGHT, JOE ARMON-JONES, JD. REID
HUNA SOUNDS: AMMAR 808, AUNTIE FLO
IVY FALLS, TRISTAN, RAVVEL
BIG NEXT: HERE LIES MAN
AUTUMN FALLS: CAR SEAT HEADREST
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5 Oct – C12, Brussels 23.00 – €10 free for members until 01.00
Psst Mademoiselle #9
Terminal Techno is a platform that provides a way to bring politics back into the electronic scene. The collective offers a discount if you bring clothes for refugees and helps you find your way to serve a great cause. Token Records signee DJ Neel, with perfect understanding of the technical sides of his music, will show his new concept, ‘Hybrid will bring Live’, alongside Dadub. They’ll join the resident of the party and part of the Mentality collective, Belgium-based DJ Mental Forces.
ft. Corella + Miss Angel + Gayance 4 Oct – Beursschouwburg, Brussels 20.30 – €5 – free for members What about a DJ booth just for women? Simple concept, but not seen often — or enough. Psst Mademoiselle is here to rectify the situation. This time, the team has invited Corella, who recently flipped the UK rap scene with her debut single, ‘Trappin’. Also on the line-up is Antwerpborn-and-raised Angel P. Agyei, aka Miss Angel, who was already known for her crazy dancing skills, is proving her multidisciplinarity with her recent hiphop bomb ‘Ghetto Supahstar’, dropped on the net. Finally, Gayance will keep you moving with her mixes of carnival ambience from the Caribbean, Northern Brazilian percussion and psychedelic world music. Come early.
C12 Night ft. Levon Vincent + XDB + Chris Ferreira 6 Oct – C12, Brussels 23.00 – €10 free for members until 01.00
Negative Gemini + Partners
C12 Night – Terminal 04 ft. Neel + Dadub Hybrid Live + Alyce + Mental Forces Be
9 Oct – Beursschouwburg, Brussels 20.00 – €14 – free for members
Negative Gemini is Virginia native singer and producer Lindsey French. Her self-produced debut EP, Body Work, received critical acclaim because of its unique mix of underground dance and pop, reminding people of Gwen Stefani
and Hope Sandoval. With ‘Infin Path’, the opening track of her last EP Bad Baby, French surprises and reminds us of Nineties Madonna mixed with today’s rap beats. However, the other songs on Bad Baby wink at the indie bitter sweetness of No Doubt, taking us back to broken-hearted evenings indulged in ice cream and red wine.
Kilbourne plays Blade
Want to witness some true heavy psych stoner jams? Move your asses to Charleroi for Dead Meadow, an old-school bunch of fuzzheads from Washington DC. Expect no-nonsense, loud killer riffs, spaced out vocals and premium quality songs for fans of Wooden Shjips, Black Mountain or Led Zeppelin. Support act is Brussels’ almost all-girl psych rock/post-punk band S O R O R, who remind of a rockier Warpaint — yes!
11 Oct – Vooruit, Ghent 20.00 – €7 – free for members Transgender artist Kilbourne is a LGBTQI icon in the New York underground scene thanks to her perfect blend of hardcore, old-school house references and trance. One of her main inspirations is classic horror movies that inspire her more natural urges. With Halloween knocking at the door, the activist has interpreted, in her own unique way, the soundtrack of the classic vampire movie Blade, released in 1998. Campy, humorous and gory, she’ll play her music while the movie is playing in the back. Don’t worry, she’s not going to bite you (or maybe she will…)
Rockerill & Eden present: Dead Meadow + Soror 11 Oct – Eden, Charleroi 20.00 – €15 – free for members
ft. Umfang + Gurl + Jakob + Phillip Jondo + Maoupa Mazzocchetti + Rick Shiver 13 Oct – C12, Brussels 23.00 – €10 free for members until 01.00
C12 Night ft. Peter Van Hoesen + Epitome live + Kafim 14 Oct – C12, Brussels 23.00 – €10 free for members until 01.00
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Lena Willikens & Die Wilde Jagd Sarah Szczesny present: Phantom Kino Ballett
20 Oct - KulturA (JauneOrange), Liège 21.00 – €7 – free for members
This month, Berliner ‘Die Wilde Jagd’ will present his new album Uhrwald Orange. Three years ago, at the time of the debut release, Sebastian Lee Phillip was still teamed up with producer Ralf Beck but now it’s a one-man show. Beck remains an important influence on the album, though. Uhrwald Orange is a sensual and daring record, the songs quiet, hypnotizing and a mix between some good old krautrock, electronic vibes and German lyrics. A melancholic night is guaranteed.
17 Oct – Vooruit, Ghent 20.00 – €10 – free for members Read about Lena Willikens on page 34.
The Thing 19 Oct – Le Vecteur, Charleroi 19.00 – €10 – free for members
For the thirsty ones, groovy jazz Nordic wizards The Thing can be compared to a good barman who chaotically mixes ingredients to end up with a great cocktail. The band was born out of a spontaneous tribute to music legend Don Cherry, which quickly evolved into a solid formation that juggles with two basses, a guitar and saxophones.
ft. Silent Servant + Xosar live + Exal + Kafim 20 Oct – C12, Brussels 23.00 – €10 free for members until 01.00
Subbacultcha at S.M.A.K.
ft. Omar S + Kong + Chris Ferreira
ft. FAKA + Shygirl + Electra
19 Oct – C12, Brussels – 23.00 €10– free for members until 01.00
24 Oct – S.M.A.K., Ghent 20.00 – €8 – free for members
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Now that the dog days are behind us, it’s time to smack back into the good old habits. With S.M.A.K., we’re coming hot into the new season with our sexiest lineup to date. We hope you’re thirsty, ’cause we’re taking you to juicy territories. If you’re not familiar with FAKA yet, here’s the deal. They’re a performance art duo from Johannesburg that express themselves through multiple media with the central theme being black queer bodies navigating the cis-hetero-topia of post-colonial Africa. Also performing is Shygirl, the South East London singer and DJ who is currently taking over the European experimental club scene. Finally, it’s time to introduce you to our homegrown drag performer and member of Ghent-based queer collective House of Lux Electra, who is determined to mesmerise you with nostalgia.
Anemone 25 Oct – Botanique, Brussels 19.30 – €18 – free for members Hailing from Canada, Anemone’s music can be best described as dreamy pop with Italo disco influences, and has a certain psychedelic feel to it. Her voice — as a Montrealer she sings in English and French — is often layered in echo, so it swirls in your head. You’ll be dreaming away for a while, then the next moment you catch yourself stomping your feet on the dancefloor. For fans of Broadcast, Beach House and Baltimore. Anemone loves you!
Colours of Noise: Andrea Belfi + Red Brut + Julien Desprez 25 Oct – STUK, Leuven 20.00 – €14 – free for members A night of cosmic experimentation. Andrea Belfi is a virtuoso drummer and an outstanding composer. In his percussion-centered works, he combines sophisticated rhythmic patterns with haunting electronic compositions, resulting in mind-blowing live shows. Red Brut’s s/t was KRAAK’s latest release, and it’s a beautiful collage of tape music, for fans of the better musique concrete à la Aaron Dilloway. Avant garde guitarist Julien Desprez is the icing on the cake. Members need to make reservations with an online code. Email us at memberships@ subbacultcha.be to get yours.
MHYSA 25 Oct – Het Bos, Antwerp 21.00 – €13 – free for members From her own bandcamp: ‘MHYSA is a Queer Black Diva and underground popstar for the cyber resistance from Prince George’s County, Maryland.’
If that isn’t enough for you to come out to Het Bos: her latest release, Fantasii, came out on Rabit’s own label, Halcyon Veil, and is a versatile piece of art about the black woman’s voice, ultra relevant and in need of being heard by everyone. Her live set at Beursschouwburg last spring was — to say the least — baffling.
— a mix of Ty Segall and Black Lips. Naked Passion are the local rockers who’ll set the tone for this evening.
Overlast ft. Miss Angel + SAHRA + SuMi + Romi Luna + SWEATS + more
C12 Night ft. Rrose & Lucy live + Marco Shuttle + Nidrev & Kafim 26 Oct – C12, Brussels 23.00 – €10 free for members until 01.00
Hater + Häxxan + Naked Passion 27 Oct – La Zone (PopKatari), Liège 20.00 – €8 – free for members
27 Oct – De Studio, Antwerp 20.00 – €10 – free for members This special night is dedicated to the promising new artists based in Belgium who will bring a breath of fresh air to our already rich musical scene. Autumn seems to be the best time of the year to open your ears and get to meet some of the next ‘Balthazars, Soldier’s Hearts and STUFF. of tomorrow’, as promised by the organisers. A night to submerge yourself into some new tunes to put in your heads for the next few months. Special mention to Romi Luna, an Antwerpbased DJ who will captivate you with her soul beats and hip-hop vibes.
Woah, you can find super diverse line-ups in Liège lately. Headliner Hater, from Sweden, serves some sweet, fresh, soothing and melancholic indie pop — exactly the opposite of what you’d expect from their name. For lovers of Men I Trust, Hand Habits and Fleetwood Mac. Häxxan, from Israel, takes you to some other world: be prepared for some groovy psychedelic garage rock
C12 Night ft. Silent Servant + Xosar live + Exal + Kafim 27 Oct – C12, Brussels 23.00 – €10 free for members until 01.00
The Garden 28 Oct – Charlatan (Democrazy), Ghent 21.00 – €15 – free for members
Greatest Hits. John Maus, Erol Alkan and Irwin Chusid featured her psychedelic space pop in their compilations and she started touring America and Europe for the first time in 2014.
The Garden is a conceptual neopunk band formed in 2011 by twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears. They call their sound vada-vada and their image is characterised by ‘thrift store-cum-glam fashion’. Their second album, Mirror might steal your charm (2018), was released via Epitaph Records and again establishes their unpredictability. The result is a mash-up of epileptic lo-fi electronica and vocalisations à la Girl Band mixed with The Birthday Party, the Beatles and Death Grips. A feast for your eyes and ears. We promise.
ft. Convextion aka E.R.P live + Jakob & Gurl + Chris Ferreira + Session 4000 + Kafim 31 Oct – C12, Brussels 23.00 – €10 free for members until 01.00
Sonic City Festival
The Space Lady
11 Nov – Depart, Kortrijk TBA – €38 50% discount for members
31 Oct – Madame Moustache, Brussels 19.00 – €6 – free for members The Space Lady, or Susan Dietrich Schneider, was born in Colorado and is a paradigm of the outsider music genre. Her musical career started in the late Seventies, when she was a street musician in Boston. She always wore a silver plastic helmet and was therefore called ‘The Space Lady’ by fans. In 2013, her music returned to Earth in the form of a first official release called The Space Lady’s
This year’s edition of Sonic City is curated by none other than Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett. She follows in the footsteps of Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Viet Cong (former Preoccupations) and Savages. Barnett presents an almost all-women lineup. Our personal favourites and must-sees? Snail Mail, Nilüfer Yanya, Polica, Wwwater (our Belgian pride) and Ryley Walker.
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Film Fest Gent presents: Shut Up and Play the Piano
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19 Oct – Studio Skoop, Ghent 20.00 – €13 – free for members
Mon cher sujet Anne−Marie Miéville 4 Oct – Cinematek, Brussels 20.30 – €4 – free for members As Jean-Luc Godard’s collaborator since 1973, Anne-Marie Miéville was decisive as a co-screenwriter, codirector, co-producer, art director and editor. Her first feature film (released in 1988) follows the destinies of three generations of women and addresses their desires and their doubts. Odile, 60 years old, nurses her dying father; her daughter, Agnès, is 40 years old and unhappy in her humdrum relationship; 20-year-old Angèle, the granddaughter, studies classical singing and is soon to give birth herself. What may appear as trivial scenes quietly build in significance as they reverberate and impact one another, leaving the viewer to envisage the essential: the will to exist.
For his directing debut, Philipp Jedicke paints a playful, vivid portrait of the protean Canadian-born musician and entertainer Jason Charles Beck, aka Gonzales. Slaloming his way from electro-rapping to ‘Solo Pianoing’, from his native Montreal to underground Berlin and eventually to his seemingly breezy conquest of the exclusive classical music club and world’s greatest philharmonic halls. Blurring the line between reality and fiction with the aid of facetiously dramatised scenes, the documentary is built around an extended and often refreshingly frank conversation between the musician and writer Sibylle Berg.
Safari 25 Oct – KASKcinema, Ghent 20.30 – €5 – free for members Discomfort essayist Ulrich Seidl contemplates the disconcerting world of European tourists who fly to Namibia and South Africa to have
PSST MADEMOISELLE #9: CORELLA MISS ANGEL BE + GAYANCE CA BE
All killer, no filler!Female fire from around the corner.
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LEFTORIUM: MAURICE FULTON
Rebellious DJ-royalty without musical borders. Prepare for dancing.
Ethereal new-age jungle with a wink to Björk and Enya.
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A modern shaman with a mesmerizing voice and repetitive, threatening guitar play.
Groovy oriental trance with a hearty kraut sauce. Or the other way around.
Impossible to label. And that’s the point.
SOUK SESSIONS: GLITTER FREE DJ DZIRI BE
Arabic classics transformed into club bangers.
NADAH EL SHAZLY
Avant-jazz an Egyptian tradition? It is now.
DEENA ABDELWAHED PHÉLINE BE
Energetic techno from Tunisia, including social activism.
TASHWEESH CLOSING PARTY: NUR FREE BOSAINA EG
Avant-garde clubbing queens from Cairo.
As part of TASHWEESH, a 10-day multidisciplinary festival about feminism in the Middle-East, North Africa and Europe. w/ Goethe-Institut Brüssel
a taste of giraffe, gnu or antelope obliteration. Big-game hunting has become more accessible over time, paving the way for papier-mâché warriors to enjoy brutally uneven masquerades of savannah confrontation while soliloquising on the ineluctable nature of death. Meanwhile, African employees get lumbered with the ‘less noble’ tasks: they polish the horns for pictures and cut up the carcasses, evidently developing a way closer and less affected relationship with death.
Requiem for Mrs. J. 28 Oct – Cinema Zuid, Antwerp 15.00 – €5 – free for members Balkan screen icon Mirjana Karanovic is Mrs. J., a deeply depressed widow living a life of quiet hopelessness in a world she no longer understands — contemporary suburban Serbia, namely. While her dazed elderly mother cringes in her bedroom and her annoying daughters steadily squabble, she secretly plans to blow her brains out on the anniversary of her husband’s death. Bojan Vuletic (Love and Other Crimes) offers a subtle and caustic reading of Serbian social politics, bureaucratic abruptness and desolation where the line between gloom and mirth is a thin, thin one.
theatre / dance
Deep Etude 4 Oct – STUK, Leuven 20.30 – €12 – free for members Deep Etude was originally conceived as a lecture performance on the relationship between the artist herself, Alma Söderberg, and the rhythm. The idea has lately been developed into the solo piece which she is performing this month at STUK. An ongoing game played softly that will affect the space of the theatre: through her body and her voice, the performer-listener translates sounds from the polyrhythmic music composed by Belgian artist Lechat W. Dehendrik. Viewers are forced to choose which of the different layers to follow: the senses — sight, hearing, balance & acceleration — are indiscernibly interweaving with each other during the performance.Members need to make reservations with an online code. Email us at memberships@ subbacultcha.be to get yours.
Momentum #3 20 Oct – deSingel, Antwerp 20.00 – €10 – free for members
The nomadic platform Detheatermaker is soon reaching its tenth year of activities supporting new theatre talents. This year, they’re taking over part of deSingel, with the third edition of the workshop Momentum. The 1980s Eastern Berlin construction, Volksbühne, is the inspirational motif of the temporary space they will construct on the balcony, at the back of the Flanders’ art centre. The key questions of the two-day workshop will concern the so-called ‘theatre of people’: can we collaboratively rethink and shape the meaning of making theatre today? The debate will take place around moments of dance, performance and party.
Pour 27 Oct – KVS, Brussels 20.30 – €17 – free for members Daina Ashbee will present her new piece, Pour, and just like her previous work she wants to confront the audience, but this time with joy and celebration. The piece is about the vulnerability, pain and strength of women in a society that does not support them. She uses her own menstruation cycle as inspiration. The American Dance Magazine nominated Ashbee as one of the ‘25 to watch’. Page Culley’s performance in this piece will leave you flabbergasted. Don’t miss out!
US OR CHAOS until 9 Dec – BPS22, Charleroi 10.00-18.00 – €6 – free for members
Histories of a picture to come until 23 Dec – Argos, Brussels 11.00-18.00 – €6– free for members Histories of a Picture to Come is the first of a series of exhibitions with works from the Argos collection that examines the dialectics between photographic and moving images. It explores the ways in which historical events are depicted, told and documented. There is no intention to establish a hierarchy or inventory, or to write a history of the 20th century’s massacres. The objective is to investigate how contemporary artists reflect on our recent past.
Teresa Cos until 23 Dec – Argos, Brussels 11.00-18.00 – €6 – free for members
Shygirl, founding partner of the NUXXE label, makes music for the kind of ultra-hedonistic future dystopia you secretly hope might actually come about. It’s night music, imbued with all the tension and temptation of a nocturnal ride through the glimmer and grime of a sinister, swarming metropolis — all black chrome and smeared neon. So it is with EP Cruel Practice, which refines the blueprint set by earlier singles like ‘Want More’ and ‘MSRY’ to devastating effect. The combination of the London vocalist’s cold-blooded delivery and frequent collaborator Sega Bodega’s shadowy, exoskeletal production is a lot for a human body to handle — our feeble physiology just isn’t yet equipped to resist club music this narcotic. Take note.
Text by Deva Rao
Photos shot by Kamila K Stanley in London, UK
Subbacultcha at S.M.A.K. ft. FAKA + Shygirl + Electra 24 Oct – S.M.A.K., Ghent free for members
Angela, aka Ghetto Mami, goes under the alias of Miss Angel. Sheâ€™s only been making music since March and has only released a couple of tracks, but people are already eager for more. This moneymaking Mami is super ambitious and is certainly going places in the Belgian hip-hop scene.
Interview by Laura-AndrĂŠa Callewaert
Photos shot by Yaqine Hamzaoui in Brussels
So, I may be experimenting with that in the future, but for now, it’s mostly hip hop.
Who is Miss Angel? Miss Angel is 100% me. She’s a way for me to go all out. But I still stay true to myself while being this alter ego. It’s actually a way for me to express my personality to the fullest, with no limitations. How would you describe your sound? I’m a freshy freshy in the scene so I’m still searching for my true sound. But I certainly describe myself as a hip-hop artist, with some old-school touches. And I’m a big fan of UK bass, garage, grime and trap music.
How did you start making music? Music has always been my first love, because I’m a dancer as well. I started dancing when I was nine years old and I always had an affection for rap and gangster music. When I got deeper into it, I started listening to old-school woman MCs and that’s when my passion developed even more. I started to write some things myself and, in 2016, I realised I wanted to go further with it. I was part of the collective Female Takeover, where I started spitting a capella because I had no idea how to get in touch with beat makers. But a lot of people thought I was a slam poet and that wasn’t my intention. So I took my time, contacted beat makers and that’s when my first song came out. I never thought I could do it, but when it was there I was like, Okay, I’m going to do this. Did you know from a young age you wanted to sing? I’m not going to lie, I wanted to make it as a dancer for sure. Not in music per se. I was dedicated to become a background dancer and that was the only thing I wanted. But as time passed, I realised my heart belonged to music. Nonetheless, I will never stop
dancing and my goal is to combine dance and music together in the future at my shows. Where do you get your inspiration from? Daily life, actually. The things I see, the vibes I feel, being with my girls and my family. I’m a dreamy person in general, in my head I’m always in some kind of movie scene I invented. Besides that, the Nineties era is a big inspiration for me. The clothes, the music, the honesty, the women… What’s the first thing you’d do if you won a million euros? I love this question [Laughs]. I’d buy a house for my mother, for sure. So that she wouldn’t have to worry any more. Afterwards I would invest in my music and my brand. And I’ve always dreamt of starting a dance school for kids in Africa. That’s the plan when I get that kind of money. What can we expect from you in the future? Hopefully I’ll be dropping two singles in September. There are some clips coming out as well, and a lot of shows. And maybe an EP with all-female artists, because there’s a lot of unknown talent in Belgium and I want to change that. The future is definitely female, I can feel it.
Psst Mademoiselle #9 with Miss Angel, Corella and Gayance 4 Oct – Beursschouwburg, Brussels free for members
Overlast with Miss Angel, SAHRA, SuMi and more 27 Oct – De Studio, Antwerp free for members
Lena Willikens Lena Willikens has fast become one of electronic club musicâ€™s most respected DJs and selectors. Her ethereal spirit runs through everything she does whether it is DJing, producing her lauded radio shows or her audiovisual Phantom Kino Ballett collaboration with Sarah Szczesny. We interviewed Lena over dinner in the backstage area of a festival in Belgium. For someone who says she does not like being interviewed, she is in fact an extremely fun and outspoken interviewee. Editorâ€™s note: all excess background noise has been carefully filtered out.
Interview by Rafael Severi
Photos shot by David Brandon Geeting 35 in Brooklyn, New York
‘I have this fear that with analyzing and understanding structures too much, I might lose an immediate connection to music’
I read somewhere that you do not like talking about music. I hate it. Why do you hate it? I do not like analyzing music. I have this fear that with analyzing and understanding structures too much, I might lose an immediate connection to music. It happened to me with art when I was really studying it and being kind of intellectual about it, reading a lot, going to every exhibition opening, every art fair, trying to understand how the business of art works, because if you want to be part of that world you have to understand that aspect as well. At one point, I was sick of it and for some years could not even go to exhibitions or openings anymore. That is why I really like the concept of the Salon Des Amateurs club in Düsseldorf. You try to remain an amateur in order to still enjoy it and to not become professional and analytical. All kids can draw quite nicely and then at school most kids learn how to draw and at the same time they forget how to draw. Are there people that you like hearing talking about music or reading what they write about music, in journalism or in literature? I just started reading Cosey Fanni Tutti’s memoir and I love it.
I love the way she talks. Music or sounds are always present in what she describes or how she describes her environment. It is a very personal view on the world, her world, and that is what I like. I do not like books that over-analyze. In literature there is a book by Thomas Bernhard that I really enjoy called Alte Meister. It describes how one can perhaps get too close to art and end up hating it, just because art is such a personal thing. It is very similar for me actually. So you studied art history or you studied to be an artist? I studied fine art. Have you ever tried being a professional visual artist? Before finishing art school, I had already decided not to try and make a living out of it. I did finish my education and my final exam was about decision. I made a conceptual installation that was supposed to be a fictional club called Replik. It was at that time
that Salon Des Amateurs opened and I started working there. Things all came together. What were your really good early club experiences? My first one was in Stuttgart in a squat where they did regular parties. And I remember a dub/ jungle night. For me it was the first time listening to dub actually. I remember this as one of the the first really memorable club nights.
Why not? My mother used to listen to Janis Joplin and I love Janis Joplin, but that is not a guilty pleasure. It is a memory. I love it. What is the first record you ever bought? I think it was Bad by Michael Jackson, but I do not know if that is a cool answer though. [Laughs]
Do you like doing interviews? No. [Laughs] When you look at 60s or 70s stoned rock journalism, it is often so much more interesting than what is on offer now. I think it is very much because the interviewer in those days would confront the interviewee with his or her own personal obsessions. What do you think? My biggest problem is that at one point it just seemed to me that journalists were always asking me the same questions all the time. I felt like i was stuck on repeat. I am always happy when someone surprises me, in fact very much the same as when listening to dj-sets. Just for fun. What is your biggest guilty pleasure record? Oh no no no [Laughs]. I donâ€™t have a guilty pleasure record.
Lena Willikens & Sarah Szczesny present: Phantom Kino Ballett 17 Oct â€“ Vooruit, Ghent free for members
Jan Laroy You’ve probably never heard of Jan Laroy, and that’s exactly the way he wants it. Stashed away in his studio, he struggled to go beyond his own contradictions. He only found his own voice after he let go of the assumption that an individual can only tell a single story. He’s a problematic thinker to some, a rebel to others.
Interview by Sofie Steenhaut
Photos shot by Tiny Geeroms
You waited two years after graduating to show your work. Why? I kept creating but I wasn’t ready to showcase my work. I wanted to create a distance between me and the school, the teachers, my peers. You easily get branded after graduating as being from ‘that school’. So, I locked myself up and worked on my own. I’ll probably show my work somewhere in February — or I won’t, and I’ll keep it all to my very self. What are you working on now? I came to the conclusion that I have a love-hate relationship with frames — with structure, actually. I love structure but I abhor it at the same time.
Structure gives me peace but I’m also terrified of it. I want to have the feeling that anything is possible. But with a closed frame it’s all set. That’s why I try to frame, almost literally. I use lines in the most direct way; let’s say, to draw a border. I try to capture something, to give structure. But not completely: there is almost always something wrong or missing. I think people are constantly restricting, structuring and framing certain ideas and concepts. I see my work as some sort of background. I want to give life a frame. I want people to walk in front of it so the works have a dialogue with the spectators, the space or the objects. I’d like it to
be an imperfect encapsulator for a tiny part of whatever this may be. Or perhaps it’s something completely different, I’d rather you tell me.
Are you still looking for your own voice? I searched for a while, we all continually do. Now I have the feeling I’m getting somewhere. I used to have the feeling I was imiYou often seem to contradict tating others; I couldn’t cut loose yourself. from everything that had been I have a tendency to explain done before. People are also very things but when I’m talking, I quick to point out, ‘This looks like realise my words don’t make that.’ To be honest, I don’t want sense at all. What I’m saying at to be like anyone else. Maybe I’m the moment is the most idiotic rebellious in that way. thing but then it also isn’t. That’s My own contradictions are a constant conflict. Even when something I’ve fought against. I I’m not creating, I have the same wanted to have a straightforward, questions. What’s the barrier airtight message but you soon between love and friendship? realise that’s impossible. I think What’s the relationship you have it’s more beautiful to say yes and with others? When does this no at the same time and live in that horse become a man? You’re place. Although you do have to continually exploring because make choices, after all: the cat is the frame of others might be — or not dead. In my philosophy exam, most certainly is — different from they called me a ‘problematic yours. That’s what my work is thinker’. And I thought, ‘So what?’ somewhat about. I used it as the title of my thesis. Are you a rebel in some ways? I have a lot of problems with authority. But to say I’m a rebel, no. I don’t necessarily try to do something new. For me, the form is the most important thing. I don’t want to be innovative, I just want to have my own voice. And again, I feel that’s a mighty stupid thing to say.
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Secrets, shame & disconnection in the outside world where people are scared of themselves
Costumes by Shalva Nikvashvili Photos and art direction by Ines Bodlovic
recent finds The Artist Commons (a- C), Brussels artistcommons.net
Attention artists: there’s a new kid in (Brussels) town! The Artist Commons (a-C) is a transdisciplinary, artist-managed platform that gives artists the opportunity to share workspaces. The structure of a-C allows artists to share their practice and present their work, to organise workshops and events and thereby contribute to the running of the place. The a-C is an alternative to subsidy-based systems where membership is not grounded on a particular aesthetic, discipline or personal identification. It’s a beautiful way to create and make new connections.
Moodprint Invites Moodprint Invites takes place on 6 Oct, Heverlee.
Leuven-based producer, DJ and co-founder of Tangram Records, Alexander Cornelis aka Moodprint, invites his besties to a ’60s villa near Leuven for a Dionysian night of art, music, performances and DJ sets celebrating the fourth edition of Moodprint Invites. You are very welcome to crash this party and take a sip of Cornelis’ carefully curated art punch. On the menu are: artworks by Vincent Glowinski, aka BONOM, the notorious street artist from Brussels who currently surfs the boundaries between painting and performing; a trembling performance by Japanese Taiko drummer Tsubasa Hori; a mishmash of electronica, tape-loops and weird noises delivered by virtuoso mix-master Brice Dreessen (known from The Word Radio and Meakusma Festival); paintings by Brussels-based rising star Arthur Dufoor, which will take you on a psychedelic trip through art history; peachy tunes by Delfonic or Markus Lindner, the Berlin producer, owner of OYE record store and big boss at Money$ex Records; and many more TBA.
een festival over de mooiste mode van morgen
De Studio 20 ― 21 oktober 2018
la fille d’O ― Fotografie: Murielle Victorine Scherre
by Herlinde Raeman
recent finds Badge Epoque
Maximilian Turnbull is a producer & composer living in Toronto. He’s a songwriter and producer for U.S.Girls & Darlene Shrugg and The Cosmic Range. His most recent compositions are under the name Badge Époque and are produced and mixed by Tony Price, among others — another musician from the same blossoming scene. If you like Kamaal Williams’ spacey jazzy tunes and like to explore this musical path, be sure to have a good listen to Badge Epoque as well.
My Own Private Idaho 1 4 Oct – Gouvernement, Ghent @stadman.lara
Curator, visual artist, musician and producer Laurens Mariën is organising the first edition of My Own Private Idaho at Gouvernement. He brings together an assembly of performances, music, video and film screenings related to themes such as narcissism, vanity, sexuality and identity. On the bill: renowned enfant terrible Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, Dutch-based artist Daan Couzijn, Flor Maesen and the promising Dutch photo- and videographer Lara Verheijden, who presents Jamaica, one year ago, a film flirting with the boundaries of art, exoticism and love tourism. She’s also showing other work with her companion Mark Stadman. Keep an eye on that girl.
Brian Marsella Trio: ‘John Zorn 65’
Tamikrest: ‘Kidal’ Rock-’n-roll en desert blues
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Kouter 29, 9000 Gent T ICK E T S Tickets Gent Sint Baafsplein 17 09 265 91 65 www.handelsbeurs.be
Yuko: ‘10 Years Of Staring Back’
(cd-release) Terugblik met ook nieuwe songs © Geert Vandepoele
(cd-releases) Onstuimige jazz
Secret Chiefs 3: ‘John Zorn 65’
Countryfolk met een hoek af
vorm: Pascal Van Hoorebeke
(re-release) Nieuwe blik op hun eerste plaat
MDCIII / Flat Earth Society © Rudy Carlier
by Hannes Rooms
recent finds the circuit tinyletter.com/aimeecliff
the circuit is an irregularly sent out newsletter about new electronic music by women and non-binary people. It’s written by deputy digital editor of Dazed, Aimee Cliff. A spin-off of her NTS radio show, the newsletter allows Cliff to cheerlead women/NB people/anyone who isn’t a straight white dude in electronic music. And to be honest, in an era of information overload, staying up to date with music is easier than ever but it can feel overwhelming as well. Thus, yours truly likes staying in touch by carefully reading a few newsletters (in an organised mailbox) instead of scrolling through all the blogs on a daily basis.
Founded in 2015, the 2018 FADED weekender once again offers a curious crossover between the most exciting acts in the rap and electronic scenes. It’s a shame that the promoters didn’t programme the different acts back to back. Instead, there’s a hip-hop night featuring the likes of Bladee, Jacin Trill and Joost on Friday, and an electronic night on Saturday showcasing SOPHIE, Mavi Phoenix and Nakhane. Therefore, we strongly recommend you attend the full weekender to truly understand the links between the acts as intended. FADED Weekender takes place Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October at Trix, Antwerp.
FATHER JOHN MISTY + BEDOUINE
ALFA MIST + KARA
JULIA HOLTER + SAM AMIDON
TURNHOUTSEBAAN 286 BORGERHOUT (ANTWERP) INFO & TICKETS: WWW.DEROMA.BE + 03 600 16 60 + FNAC
+ PHOENICIAN DRIVE + BOROKOV BOROKOV + DRIFTBUI
Vr 05.10 MARBLE SOUNDS
THE CALICOS Za 1320.30u10 INGRID NOMAD DE KLAP
YONATAN GAT FONTAINES D.C.
DANS DANS BLOW 3.0
Vr DE PALENQUE À MATONGÉ 1920.30u10 DIZZY MANDJEKU
& ALÉ KUMÁ BIXIGA 70 Za 2020.30u10 MOVING TARGETS BAYACOMPUTER
Zo 1814.30u11 (cd/co/be) (br)
KUNSTENDAG VOOR KINDEREN
Zo 2520.30u11 HOLLY GOLIGHTLY Za 0120.30u12
www.4ad.be Muziekclub 4AD • Kleine Dijk 57• 8600 Diksmuide Info en tickets:
by Isaline Raes
recent finds Léon Stynen, architect 11 Oct – 20 Jan deSingel, Antwerp Free entrance desingel.be
From 11 October deSingel and the Flanders Architecture Institute (FAI) invite you to dive into the life and striking oeuvre of Antwerp architect SLASH urbanist SLASH designer Léon Stynen. Inspired by Le Corbusier, Stynen was one of the most important promoters of modernism in Belgium. On his list of achievements are some gems that have become icons of Belgian modernist architecture such as deSingel, the BP building and the casinos of Knokke and Ostend. Stynen also played a prominent role in the development of architectural education in Belgium and inspired a whole bunch of artists and architects. The FAI and deSingel delved into Stynen’s rich archive and show sketches and models next to pictures and testimonials from fellow architects, employees and clients.
Vodka Candy III 25 Oct – Social Harmony, Ghent Free entrance facebook.com/VODKACANDY
Four months ago, seven young female Ghent-based painters (Jasmien Bursali, Helena Ceuppens, Alix De Jonge, Celeste Mattot, Niloufar Nematollahi, Louise Souvagie and Stans Vrijsen) joined forces to found Vodka Candy, a bimonthly magazine in which they showcase works that did not end up on a canvas, but which are undeniably vital elements within their painterly practice. The magazine’s third edition is completely devoted to ‘curtains’, a topic that can easily be connected to the history of Western painting, as artists often play with concepts of hiding and revealing, light and shade, inside and outside, layering and depth. For the official launch of their latest issue, the founding mothers of Vodka Candy invite you to a petite event at Social Harmony, where they’ll create an in-situ curtain installation as they decided that the room could use some serious refurnishing.
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recent finds VIDEODROOM Vooruit & Film Fest Gent Kilbourne plays ‘Blade’
by Wouter Vanhaelemeesch Vooruit, Ghent 11 Oct – free for members vooruit.be
Wouter Vanhaelemeesch, head of the music programme at Vooruit, is one of the curators of the brand new VIDEODROOM festival that launches on 10 October as part of Film Fest Gent. The festival explores a unique crossover universe, balancing between cinema and music. Out of the smashing line-up featuring audiovisual shows by artists like Aïsha Devi, Abyss X, Lena Willikens, GAIKA and many more, Vanhaelemeesch picks Ashe Kilbourne’s rescore for vampire classic Blade as a personal favourite. Don’t know how you’re feeling about the sorry state of the world nowadays, but I could really use a Wesley Snipes intervention at this point. The Wesley I’m thinking off is the one that’s always staring at me from the cover of those countless second-hand DVDs you can find at pretty much every flea market. You know the one I’m talking about: black leather outfit, waytoo-cool shades and Samurai sword in hand. It’s the iconic cover of 1998 b-movie Blade, in which he plays a stoic badass who’s part vampire, part black superhero stalking and killing evil lurking bloodsuckers left and right. I’m guessing that just like me, transgender producer and DJ Ashe Kilbourne saw this cult classic many times on cable in the early ’00s. I can’t be sure, though, what drew her to the idea of completely reworking the score into a masterpiece of post-gabber insanity and atmospheric power ambient. But by God, does she breathe new life into this already underrated flick. Watching the classic ‘blood rave’ opening scene on my laptop with this new happy hardcore soundtrack cranked to 11 on my headphones gave me a tingle of joy. I literally can’t wait to experience this reconstructed cinematic horror masterpiece on the big screen.
we visit you
Name: Arno Heertjes Age: 29 Zodiac sign: Aries Website: ganzgenau.be, instagram.com/arnoheertjes Subbacultcha member since: February 2018
Tell us, what do you do in life? I’m yet another graphic designer. Besides that, I like to lose myself in sketching personal projects, although they almost never come to life. But sometimes it’s okay not to get further than the stage of dreaming.
What’s your favourite pastime? Strolling around with Romeo (he’s a good friend — not a dog) and making long trips abroad on my motorcycle.
What do you like best about your place? During the summer months, when the sun is in the exact right spot (around 4 p.m.) and a double-decker train happens to pass by across the street, the sun gets reflected from the train windows right into my apartment. It makes my place turn into a giant natural stroboscope for about ten seconds. Short moments of pure joy.
If you could be famous, what kind of celebrity would you be? I like the silent, almost anonymous type of celebrities. Those great visual artists who most people know by their awesome works and significant name, but don’t have a clue what the person looks like.
Any guilty pleasures? Cotton handkerchiefs.
What kind of music are you listening to at the moment? TR/ST, Koudlam, Alex Goldstein, Miaux, Patrick Belaga, but also Chavela Vargas, Muddy Waters, Astor Piazzolla, Mdou Moctar, and Alan Lomax’s early field recordings. Pretty eclectic. What’s the first record you bought? Shortly after I bought my record player, I attended a Tinariwen concert. They’re a band of Touareg nomads from the Sahel region. They perform wearing veils and barely move while they’re playing, although the music is very uplifting and whipping. I didn’t hesitate to buy my first record right after that show.
Have you experienced any regrets recently? Some time ago, I bumped my head really hard while I was reaching for my motorcycle helmet. Which Subbacultcha event were you at recently? I love horses and I like movies so I went to Lean On Pete at Cinema Zuid. The trailer was a bit cheesy, but it’s a movie about horses, so… yeah.
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