Good for Nothin' / Serious Serious Label Night

Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 22:00

Hi, it's Artjom. I was thinking that looks and ambitions are like warm wind in mid-winter, maybe nothing is coming out of this...i'd say let's take whatever human is still at our disposal and put it together for the sake of nothin'...cause that's the only thin' that stays.

LIVE & PERFORMANCES

Lolina
Ewa Justka
Ratkiller
Regret
Jacob Samuel
Benzokai (dj)
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Serious Serious is a record label founded in Tallinn in 2016. serious-serious.net

LOLINA is a producer and performer of electronic music. Her self-released albums and EPs - “RELAXIN’ with Lolina” (2015), “Live in Paris” (2016), “Lolita” (2017), and most recently “The Smoke” (2018) – build on experiments with lo-fi and digital production, minimalist composition and discordant vocal arrangements. Making use of a DJ set up, additional layers of live percussion and vocals, Lolina’s live shows continue her attempts to discover possibilities for experimentation within the adopted limitations of electronic music and the contexts for its performance. lolina.bandcamp.com

"With chintzy synths and cryptic lyrics, the artist formerly known as Inga Copeland challenges deep-seated assumptions about musical taste and emotive songcraft." – Pitchfork.

EWA JUSTKA is a Polish electronic acid-technoise artist, self taught instruments builder and electronics teacher based in London. She is interested in investigation of modes of quasi-direct perception through extreme light and sound actions, electronics, hardware hacking, breaking, deconstructing, wiring – or, to put it bluntly – designing synths and playing hard techno. Ewa has performed and led workshops at festivals and venues like: Loop Festival, Sonic Acts, Supernormal Festival, Club Transmediale, STEIM, Colour out of Space, Unsound Festival, Norberg Festival, Insomnia Festial, Cafe Oto, and more. ewajustka.tumblr.com

RATKILLER aka Mihkel Kleis has been releasing music under numerous underground labels since late 90’s, witnessing and shaping the forming of Estonian experimental music scene, all of this while maintaining his distinctive approach. The sense of worn-out psychedelia in Ratkiller’s music as well as his obsessions with all kinds of obscurities might ring many bells in listener’s imagination, but it is foremost the playful dialogue between “zeitgeist” and “obsolete”, the constant shifting of forms and their meanings, that leaves us wonder – how does something so unimportant and unsexy ends up being so stimulating and cool? ratkiller.bandcamp.com

A carpenter from a long lineage of Cumbrian horse traders, JACOB SAMUEL moved to London on advice of his mum. Since then he has been working closely with Klein – most notably on her 2016 breakthrough "Only" – and lending his deft production to the likes of Bianca Scout (Opal Tapes) and 81ack 8astards. jacobsamuel.bandcamp.com

REGRET "is an Estonian producer and visual artist based in London, whose conceptual pop nods towards the sentimentality of ’80s punk and new wave greats. Her music explores themes of sexual experimentation, without subjecting itself to the male gaze." – Red Bull Music Festival Berlin. soundcloud.com/regret1997

BENZOKAI, experimental rapper and dj from Tallinn, currently in Wien. benzokai.com
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Supported by Eesti Kultuurkapital, Eesti Muusika Eksport and Eesti Autorite Ühing. Many thanks to Martin Rovan and Michael Lahner for local support.