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Le Guess Who? Official Hangout

November 10, 2021

Big announcement! The Official Le Guess Who? Hangout, hosted once again in collaboration with Kickstarter and Kapitaal.This year Stranded FM contributes Festival Radio, and a brand new concept, Dynamics of Amazement. For more information on the former, check its page.

 

Friday 12 November

 

12:00–13:00: Stranded FM presents Dynamics of Amazement - Felix Kubin & Stefan Starke

13:30: Presentation Hang Out DAILY PRINT - Mateo Rivano

14:00–15:00: Scottie McNiece / Intl. Anthem DJ set

15:00–15:45 Ben Lamar Gay w/ Luke Stewart (bass) & Tcheser Holmes

(drums) from Irreversible Entanglement, live session

15:45–16:30 Ben Lamar Gay interview/talk

16:30: Scottie McNiece / Intl. Anthem DJ set

 

Saturday 13 November

 

12:00–13:00: Stranded FM presents Dynamics of Amazement - Mark Knekelhuis & Luke Cohlen

13:30: Presentation Hang Out DAILY PRINT - Bob Mollema vs. Victor Crepsley

13:45–14:30 Live session Julian Mayorga (w/ visuals!)

15:30–16:30 Lucrecia Dalt talk/Bolero DJ set

16:30–17:30 Edgar Nevermoo Colombia Special DJ set

17:30–18:00 Pizza Knife live session

 

Sunday 14 November

 

12:00–13:00: Stranded FM presents Dynamics of Amazement - Noiserr & Loma Doom

13:30: Presentation Hang Out DAILY PRINT - Dylan Marcus McConnell (artist-in-residence at Kapitaal)

14:00–15:30: Kelman Duran talk + film screening + DJ set

15:45–16:45 interview with Dylan Marcus McConnell (artist-in-residence at Kapitaal)

17:30–17:45: Interview Kapitaal Records, Victor Crepsley (Daisy Daisy) and Rutger de Boer (Pizza Knife)

17:45–18:15 Daisy Daisy live session

 

Stranded FM presents... 

 

Dynamics of Amazement

Dynamics of Amazement is a new series of in-depth conversation and listening by Stranded FM. For every session the station invites a land-mark artist who will be hosted by a community member. During the Le Guess Who? festival a threefold entrance will provide its kickoff!!

 

Felix Kubin & Stefan Starke
Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, we are blessed with a visitation from experimental musician, radio host and cross-disciplinary artist Felix Kubin. He started making music from the age of twelve and is part of a seventies kids generation fed with oddball Neue Deutsche Welle. Felix is affiliated with landmark labels such as Bureau B and his own Gagarin records and next to his musical output he curated and produced a myriad of installations in contemporary art spaces worldwide. Stefan Starke, founder of Stranded FM, will ask Felix all about his creative drift and history.

 

Mark Knekelhuis & Luke Cohlen 
You may know Mark from his label Knekelhuis or as part of hybrid analogue-punk act Volition Immanent. Knekelhuis rose to fame with a focus on the history of DIY wave and its future lineages but saw a recent outstanding surge of showcasing contemporary club producers and bands. Luke Cohlen is a Stranded FM crew core member and DJ of intricate sounds, who will host Mark in a talk that captures the search towards red threads that come with a label, and the bridge between curating old archival and new innovative sounds.

 

Noiserr & Loma Doom
Exploring multiple concepts of listening, Martina Raponi and Femke Dekker will engage in a conversation on subjects ranging from subversive sonology to podcast politics, from sonic activism to noise therapy and surveillance audiology. Raponi is an artist and writer researching noise and complexity, and also co-founder of Noiserr, an interdisciplinary research group focused on sound. Dekker is also known as Loma Doom, a true radio veteran and beacon of twisted and mesmerizing sounds, whose key working aspect is curiosity.

 

Kapitaal presents…

 

Dylan Marcus McConnell 

Enjoy the results of the 8 days during Artist-in-residence with Dylan Marcus McConnell. Expect analog glitches you have never seen before. Dylan Marcus McConnell is a graphic designer living in Toronto, Canada, who’s done artwork for Osees, Moor Mother, and this year’s Le Guess Who? beer label, among other things big and small. Mostly small.

 

Kapitaal Records 

This year Kapitaal started a record label: Kapitaal Records, expect both crazy music & screenprinted artwork. During LGW? Kapitaal presents a small exhibition with label-related visual artists and live performances. 

 

Daisy Daisy 

The 001 release on the label is by Daisy Daisy. This Utrecht based post-punk / cold-wave band with “psycho euro dude” Victor Crepsley on vocals, addresses childlike themes ranging from colourful plastics to outer space trips. Check out their art-merchbox with dishwashing liquid-coloured vinyl.

 

Pizza Knife 

Trashy garage punk straight outta Utrecht – Pizza Knife did the 002 release on Kapitaal Records. A red cassette in bloodsplattered transparent snapbox and screenprinted cartboard box. 

 

Expo Bob Mollema & Victor Crepsley

The artists involved with the artworks of the first two Kapitaal Records releases  – Bob Mollema & Victor Crepsley – team up for a bright and colourful exhibition with their latest works.

 

Mateo Rivano

Illustrator, painter, graphic designer based in Bogotá, Colombia – Mateo Rivano – with an in your face and expressive drawing style.

 

Edgar Nevermoo

Edgar Nevermoo is a bon vivant, idiot and vinyl-only DJ spinning cumbia and more.



Kickstarter presents…

 

International Anthem

International Anthem is a label and artist collective born out of Chicago. Since 2014 they have released universally acclaimed records by the likes of Makaya McCraven, Angel Bat Dawid, Alabaster Deplume, Black Monument Ensemble, Ben Lamar Gay, Brandee Younger and many, many more. At Kapitaal, label cofounder Scottie McNiece will bring the Windy City vibes with a DJ set full of all the sounds that make Intl. Anthem the jazz-not-jazz label of the hour. (Look out for exclusive prints and merch, too!) 

 

Ben Lamar Gay ft. Luke Stewart & Tcheser Holmes

Ben Lamar Gay is a trailblazing composer and cornet player from Chicago. A member of the iconic AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), and a staple of Intl. Anthem, Ben Lamar Gay’s second album for the label, Open Arms to Open Us, is yet another electrified, psychedelic jazz experience unlike any other. For this one of a kind, impromptu session & artist talk, Ben is accompanied by Luke Stewart on bass and Tcheser Holmes on drums — a deadly combo also known as the rhythm section of Irreversible Entanglements. 

 

Julian Mayorga 

Colombian sound maverick Julián Mayorga’s music is a great reminder of the benefits of never taking your art too seriously. A trained musician with a Masters degree in electroacoustics and algorithmic composition, Mayorga channels his knowledge into eccentric, colourful, and irresistibly fun compositions. Expect a technicolor chaos firsthand during an exclusive solo show (+ visuals!) by the Madrid-based artist. 

 

Lucrecia Dalt 

Colombia-born, Berlin-based experimental producer and sound artist Lucrecia Dalt commands a sonic world of hypnotic layers, synthesizers, and vocoding. Following her celebrated performance at Le Guess Who? in 2018, she has now helped build out the world of LGW? 2021 as a guest curator. For our Hangout, Lucrecia will give us a glimpse into her musical roots by performing a special all-bolero DJ set. 

 

Kelman Duran 

Dominican producer and multimedia artist Kelman Duran creates a club-situated, tense merger of Afro-Caribbean rhythms. In his music, writing, and film works Duran explores the legacy of rebellion in an unbalanced racial climate, reinterpreting and propelling the parameters of reggaeton, dancehall, and ambient electronica in the process. At The Hangout we will sit with Kelman to screen and discuss some of his experimental documentary work, followed by an exclusive DJ set.

 

Illustration by Stefan Lumpi Starke