At the heart of the dancefloors of the world, the capacity of bodies to connect us through movements, contacts, co-presence and the way in which they allow some to claim their identities or their fights make them tools of individual and collective emancipation.
A discussion which took place at Unsound festival exploring the conditions of working as a black person in the music industry, diving into challenges and how things need to change for black people to survive and flourish.
For its online 2020 edition, Sónar+D looked at "hyper-local scene" through the lens of artists and actors who are shaping these cities.
We are Europe is launching a new series of articles to showcase and support European nightclubs. The nightlife sector is just one of those that has been hugely impacted by the pandemic, which is why we wish to show our support for all the people and teams behind these essential cultural venues. To launch the series, we caught up with Vidmantas Čepkauskas from Opium, the iconic club in Vilnius. As the club’s artistic director, Vidmantas shares his vision for the political role occupied by the club scene.
A conversation between Ella Overkleeft (former member of the Amsterdam Night Mayor Foundation) and Sama Abdulhadi (Palestinian artist) about the role of night culture for cities and why it should be protected.
How can the dancefloor become a space of resistance? Bogomir Doringer explored this question at European Lab Brussels together with club Bassiani founder Naja Orashvili, Rojeh Khleif from Jazar Crew in Palestine and Kélina Gotman (King’s College).
Journalist Vicenç Batalla met up with Abdelwahed, who's part of the 2019 selection of Faces of We are Europe, ahead of her performance at Insomnia Festival 2018 (Tromsø, Norway).
A view on the Sound of Cologne
Romans downed their studio tools and picked up their pens to write what is a profound and powerful essay reflecting on the events of the past 12 months and elaborating upon techno's role in the fight against fascism.