Bryan Kessler & Christian S © Artist
Tom-Tom Club feat. Bryan Kessler & Christian S
What is a city, a scene or a club without its local DJs? The new Tom-Tom Club series dedicates itself to local heroes, offering them a well-outfitted stage and DJ booth in the shimmering splendor of the new homespot JAKI. Tom-Tom Club is an open space for exchange, discovery, and unlimited genre-free body-music adventures — in short, your new favorite club night.
Every Saturday night, from 23:00 until late— all music lovers, dancers, listeners, freaks, and non-freaks are welcome!
Definitely not one of your usual DJ/producer suspects, Cologne’s Bryan Kessler making his first forays into music and aspiring to become a recognized poet, didn’t waste his time with pre-teen bedroom synthesis, mp3 collections or fan wallpaper – rather, he’d be on the poster himself, entering the spotlight at the tender age of twelve to front for his ragtag gang of musical misfits that would become known as The Pollywogs. Jumping off the deep end, Kessler quickly turned out to be a natural on stage as well as in the studio. From sculpting a vibrant guitar riff to landing it in front of a fired-up crowd, he was instrumental in shaping his band’s refreshing style, a gutsy mix of pop and pogo, irreverent bold attitude in lyrics and catchy melodic sensibilities spread across two full-length albums and multiple live tours through Germany.
But a restless genius-in-the-making like Kessler’s wasn’t to be confined to the indie mosh pit, soon discovering the forbidden pleasures of club life and electronic dance music. He started curating his own DJ sets for sweaty dance floors – and also took his new-found passion to the mixing desk, where he’d churn out his first techno and house tracks, quickly locking in a unique blend of minimalistic, percussion-heavy dance beats, vocal loops and in-your-face songwriting. Highly idiosyncratic and fairly unpredictable, a Kessler jam is almost always a pretty kinetic affair, infusing the electronic flow with a well-needed dose of snotty punk rock and his slightly questionable behavior holding an SM57 in one hand and a drum stick in the other – a strategy that finds its most accomplished application on his on productions, that enables Kessler to take the conventional DJ set to a live escapade.
Following energetic releases on underground labels such Coméme, Numbers, or recently Pets, Trick or Me Me Me and Innervisions, Bryan Kessler released his ‚New Feel’ series presenting a booty shaking, action-packed selection of slow motion mutant disco belters and riff-ready stadium synth tunes beside his club releases. Since 2018 Bryan Kessler gives out his new 60min DJmix show called 'Irrational Fiction' on Radio Cómeme which features punky guitar disco grooves mixed with selected spoken poetry from all over the globe. His new book with poems titled ‘Do the taboo’ is out in December.
Trommelmusik, Supreme Disco House
JAKI Beginn 23:00
5 € Abendkasse
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