My largest resolution for 2017 is helping to make clubbing more into the safe space it’s supposed to be.
In my life, dance music clubs has been my no.1 “Safe Space”, where I go to be with other people in joy and artistic inspiration, where everyone’s friends, if only for the evening. Where any dance move is cool, where your only authority is the thunderous bass, and you check any greviance at the door.
I’ll readily admit; getting excited enough about a cabinet to blog about them is a mark of a special kind of design nut. Or maybe I’m just magnificently releaved to finally have some organisation of my ten years of poster design. Poster cabinet units like these usually get snatched up instantly when they appear in auctions, so I feel particularly lucky to get some that did’nt come with a ten-fold price hike due to being “vintage” or whatever they call old these days. Organising and storing fancy posters like these, that get deemed unsellable if they aquire the smallest crease, is hard enough when they are regular-sized. But now these 90x70cm ones will be a pain in my ass no more!
Most of the posters you see in these photos are available in the Shop still, so go have a look! (more…)
Seems the clearest way for me to implement my ideas is simply making them into merch. The continuing battle of inclusiveness and diversity in club culture is worthy of a helluva lot more than a cup. But then again, how else would you let your cupboard know where you stand on political issues? Next time you invite a date in for coffee, you can let them know you are WOKE AF with every sip.
And this way, I’m putting my mind-fingers on you both when dancing in the wee hours of the night, as well as for breakfast the next morning. I’m turning this creepy without even trying.
CHECK OUT THE MUG IN THE SHOP. IT’S NOT EVEN EXPENSIVE AT ALL YO.
I’ve whipped up a playlist for all of you people that will flip out the next time someone plays “Jingle Bells” in your general vicinity, but still has hope for a peaceful, joyous holiday season. Ho ho ho. Don’t murder anyone. Tell them to put this playlist on instead. IT HAS NO CHRISTMAS MUSIC. But it’s still jolly as balls.
I’ll be adding to it as the yuletide grown near, so subscribe now and worry not.
Sharing this thing I’ve cooked up for the next Nabovarsel event at Landmark. Taking a lot of visual input from my symbology project going on besides everything. I’ve even managed to recreate the shitty jpeg artefacts you get from bad video compression in after effects! (hot tip: duplicate layer > mosaic effect with uneven numbers and lowered opacity > dadaa)
It was a cold Sunday in November when Lysgaard Leverer Episode 07 came out, you can tell your grandkids. The cover art is getting some “bleed-ins” from my other projects going on right now, you might notice an Inkal, which is from the Legend project.
In this episode we are checking out some new tracks from the following golden children:
- Second Storey and Appleblim – Gimme 6
- What’s Going On (Andy Caldwell’s Love Trumps Hate Remix)
- S4U – One Key
- Myra – hold-an
- Mignon – 808 Dunk
- Viers – Ichi ft. Yaeji (Vocal Edit) – Gitt ut på Godmode.
- Cray Crazy (Anhony Chase & Kevin Fauske remix)
- Atella x Frøder – Closer To Life
- Martin Waslewski – Callous
- Lysgaard – Number Eight Forgets His Medication
- Skatebard – Agfachrome-rsx-ii
I just released two new songs, “Number Eight Forgets His Medication” and the B-side, “A Small Opening Behind Cell Block D”. Check them out! Links to everything below the video. Here’s something from the press release:
Lysgaard’s doesn’t explain what the titles “Number Eight Forgets His Medication” and “A Small Opening Behind Cell Block D” really means, but if his previous work is anything to go by, we are moving through an absurdist version of Detroit Techno territory. The release follows up this summer’s vinyl release of “Assemble EP”, which sold out on Juno records in two days. Thankfully, digital doesn’t sell out that easily.
The cover art is supplied by the eclectic Belgian/Spanish illustrator Gabri Molist, featuring a short comic based on the two songs.
I’m trying a new spin on this Black Friday-rubbish. From now until November 27th, come spend some of that mortal coil on my goods and services, and I’ll send the money over to Unicef instead of lining my own pockets for once. Ho ho ho.
The shop would be this way, ladies
There’s a new episode of our radio programme out; this time with some fresh jams from all those tunnels and pathways between the underground and overground in dance music both internationally generally, but Bergen especially.
Search for Nabovarsel in your favourite podcasting app, or go to nabovarsel.info to get it direct.