AUSVERKAUFT: Talking Kaput „Artist Communities – Future models for artistic work"
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After more than a decade spent building an enviable reputation for herself in the clubs of Paris, Jennifer Cardini has become an international concern. Her infectious charisma and versatility behind the decks has led to invitations to play at such famed nightspots as Panorama Bar, Nitsa, and Fabric, and with her creative platform and label Correspondant very much on the ascent, her standing as a tastemaker is as prominent as ever. With teenage years spent savouring the lo-fi box jams of late ‘70s new wave, it was actually the immersive grooves and smooth, stripped-back drum patterns of another emerging genre–minimal– with which she first made a name for herself, perfecting a downtempo, cinematic mixing style that has become Cardini’s calling card. If her exquisite sets as a resident for Rex Club showed her honing in on a notably sophisticated approach, it was her weekday slot at avant-garde spot Le Pulp that brought her ability to ignite any party to the fore, presenting experimental techno, narcotic acid cuts, and saturated nu-disco with an energy that has made her an icon in electronic music culture. A move from Paris to Cologne would only enhance her international standing after a mutual respect between herself and iconic local label Kompakt blossomed, spawning the now-seminal mix CD ‘Feeling Strange’ that still stands, alongside many others from her catalogue, as a testament to her ability to source on-the-pulse sounds. This also extends beyond traditional dance music formats, annually stitching together idiosyncratic finds for shows during Paris fashion week. Not only an active DJ, Cardini also thrives in the studio with an undefined, heavily emotive sound that's seen release on standout imprints such as Kill The DJ, Crosstown Rebels, and her own Correspondant. Founded in 2011, the label serves as a platform for music from a core of likeminded artists such as Agents Of Time, Man Power, and Andre Bratten, as well as her recent recording partnership with David Shaw under the Cardini&Shaw guise. The success and cohesive aesthetic of the imprint thus far has led to unforgettable label nights all over Europe.
Berlin-based Curses blends New Wave and Post-Punk with his ghostly vocals and guitars, punctuated with flashes of 80's EBM and New Beat. Whether it's performing live at the late Andrew Weatherall's Convenanza Festival, or DJng in the main room at Circoloco DC-10, Curses manages to somehow bring his punk and new wave attitude to all dance floors small and big. Always keeping true to his unique take on the darker side of disco. The debut album from Curses, 'Romantic Fiction' dropped on Jennifer Cardini's Dischi Autunno imprint in October 2018, launching his live act which brings the guitars, vocals and live energy of the album to stage as a duo. Curses has released a handful of EP's on labels such as Hoga Nord, Bordello A Parigi, Throne Of Blood, and his own imprint, Ombra International. A new album is scheduled for 2021 on Dischi Autunno, as well as curating a 3 Disc Compilation with Eskimo Recordings, showcasing the key musical influences that define the Curses sound.
Meryem Erkus is a freelance curator, organizer, sometimes DJ or urban political activist. As founder of the project space GOLD+BETON at Ebertplatz and co-founder of the associations Baustelle Kalk e.V. / baumusik and Kulturhof Kalk e.V., she shows herself jointly responsible for many hybrid projects and socio-cultural interfaces in Cologne. She is the first chairwoman of Brunnen e.V. - the association of art spaces in the Ebertplatzpassage - and is a deputy board member for the visual arts section of KulturNetzKöln e.V. the interdisciplinary network of Cologne's independent scene. In addition, she has advisory positions in various projects and does regular jury work (most recently, for example, in the Federal German Music Fund (Neustart Kultur) and for Transit - Temporary Literature at Eberplatz). At Ebertplatz, she was instrumental in the fight to preserve the Kunstraumpassage and is actively involved in the design of the official interim phase. Since 2017, she has been fighting with Kulturhof Kalk e.V. to build a new (socio-cultural) open space on parts of the Hallen Kalk site.
"Talking Köln" is a series of events by Kaput - Magazin für Insolvenz & Pop.