Resident radio host on Rinse France, Paris and Cashmere Radio, Berlin. Occasionally appear on LYL, NTS, Boxout India, Radio Quantica or Heads Radio.
My practise of djing and turnbablism is to feature other pleople music as a craftwoman, in a subjective, cinematographic and experimental way. Everything but exoticism and subcontinental fantasies, I explore brutality and rawness, grace and holiness in music : Traditional music chanting moments of life, European folklores, Noise, Ritualistic and Religious music as well and improv and free jazz. Trances and ritualistic practises are, as in my painting practise, bridges between body and psych, gesture and thought, tuning and healing. Techno, jungle, bass and any other club music are in this same process, related to tribes and other societies that I don’t wish to appropriate but to highlight. These mixes are to be taken as tales, or films; deviant and dense, it requires a fully committed ear!
Back on Rinse France, I’m inviting for this special xmas occasion the infamous Palestinian based in Jordan Lil Asaf, alter ego of Mr Bashar Suleiman. Abrasive, dark and melancholic, tormented lyrics, his futuristic bass allowed him to put his prints on the hypest labels Irsh , Astral Plane Recordings, SFX , ANBA, and others. Becoming this year one of the most in demand producer and rapper in the deconstructed club music made in middle-east, especially in the collaborative works and compilations which bloomed in this challenging but full of solidarity 2020.
Vocalist Rully Shabara Herman is an extrordinary performer. Originally from Palu, Indonesia, evolving between Bandung and Yogya, his frenetic, intense performances captivate globally, and bridges contemporary metal with traditional indonesian folk and multiple theatrical styles. Half of Senyawa ; part of experimental punk band Zoo, Mahanyawa, choirs Raung Jagat or Cari Padu; throught his solos or own Setabuhan project, he became one of south asia’s most recognisable faces in the underground and experimental scene, using metal as his spiritual core.
This month I decided to focus on the vibrant and magical Lebanese scene, suffering since one year from the economic collapse of the country, and years from the corruption of the warlords in power. Half of the treatments and medicines are available in hospitals and nobody can even afford food groceries. The people are left alone, they can rely on nothing but themselves.Moreover, the massive explosion that tore through the port of Beirut on the evening of August 4 left more than 200 people dead, 6,000 injured, and a quarter of a million homeless. It hit the core of the Lebanese creative scene, whose neighbourhoods, studios, clubs, venues, museums were on the frontline or the blast. Many said the blast did more damage in a few seconds than 15 years of war. They all blame the sectarian elite that has ruled since the war for pushing the country to ruin, and I stand with them, and pray for the revolution to get organised, leading a democratic renaissance of that country I consider home.I’ll feature a selection of projects which were conceived in order to help NGOs working on the ground in Beirut, whose efforts are priceless, and Lebanese artists and labels which need our attention and support.Warm love and full power to my Lebanese friends
Together with 2 souls I consider as chosen family, we painted a triptych of 3 different soundscapes around the Space theme.Eva Geist is a synthetist, composer and vocalist from Rome and beyond who amaze and inspire me over and over. Timeless amazon and muse, she invoques primitive elements, combine pop and tribalism with so much grace and nostalgia.Donato Dozzy is a true master of the Djing craft and no words can mesure my admiration for that man and brother. He taught me the meaning of transcendence on a dancefloor and share his signature hypnotic beats and endless knowledge to the world since decades.
Legend Ibrahim Alfa Jnr , 90’s uk hardcore star, dropped back then his insane bangers on Mosquito or Automatic Records. More recently, he released an acclaimed album on Workshop Records. Consistant, raw and abrasive, mental and trippy, his works have a distinct stylistic identity, in any style he would venture.
Grischa Lichtenberger is a multi-diciplinary artist. He paints, draws, he scores, he installs, and releases since more than 10 years music on the timeless Raster-Noton label. He just released this month a – beyond brilliant- album, “KAMILHAN, il y a péril en la demeure”, fragments of pop wraped in dark and dramatic clothes, meticulously composed “crooked ballads”.His work in all forms, his reflexions on ethics and processes, inspire me a lot. Recently I proposed him to be a guest for the next Cashmere radioshow, pour une Ode aux oiseaux, our common field.
WaqWaq Kingdom is a Japanese tribal bass duo, consisting of Kiki Hitomi and Shigeru Ishihara aka Dj Scotch Egg . Both are originally from Japan, lived in the U.K. for over a decade and are now based in Leipzig and Berlin.Their genre- and time bending sound is like a psychedelic Nabe hot pot: melting Japanese traditional style Minyo with Jamaican dancehall, footwork, dub, techno, tribal polyrhythms and Super Nintendo soundtracks.Their lyrics and visuals are drawing a deep influence from ancient Shinto mythology and the Japanese “Matsuri” festivals that honor the local gods, “Kami-sama”.
special show about Anna Homler aka Breadwoman and her numerous collaborations and performances. Synthesizing music, spoken word, installation and intermedia into alternative languages that extend the possibilities of meaning and communication, with a sensibility that is both ancient and post-modern, Ms Homler blurs the line between words and music. Although Breadwoman, her main incarnation character, stands outside of time, she is is rich in the ingredients of 1980s Los Angeles performance art, renegade DIY punk, gallery culture, galvanized jazz, underground cassette-trading culture, drag extravaganzas, and esoteric meaning-making mysticism.
Gabber Modus Operandi released a groundbreaking Lp last year on the hype Svbkvlt and now available on wax, after an ep on the exellent YES NO WAVE MUSICKasimyn and Ican Harem come from the noise and rave scene of Denpasar, they blend playfully “the sounds coming from their banjar community, the loudest Spirits of Dangdut Koplo, indonesian happy hardcore, and gamelan sounds”Get ready for 1h of Post-Alay Holistic Sound Healing after me humbly introducing the show without beats, cos’ you ll have a lot on your plate right after haha !
sonic meditation on the “creative function of cognitive crisis”
I invited the mighty Saint Abdullah to share an hour of unreleased material- kind of doing a serie about Iranian duos on Rinse France atm haha- I m so thrilled to host the 2 brothers Moh and Mehdi, who haunt all my dj sets since years. Their sound is politically charged, loaded of anxious-weird-noise, minimalist dubs, Iranian field recordings and freak beats.They just released Where Do We Go Now on the NY great label PTP / Purple Tape Pedigree their music means a lot to me and I hope so much you ll enjoy
Hosting a brilliant mind and dj , Maximilian Glass
welcoming the Iranian duo Temp-Illusion Shahin Entezami and Behrang Najafi; this afternoon guests Announcing their upcoming 2nd LP on Zabte Sote , Sote’ s imprint showcasing iranian exeptional experimental electronic scene. They delivered a hazy, atmospheric and complex mix !
decline the word DUB together with Ossia
interview and host Stephen O’Malley for a djset within the scope of Sunn O)))‘s residency at La Gaîté Lyrique.We will discuss recording and broadcasting amplified music processes, spaces and how to make them yours, ceremonies, brotherhood, embodiment of sound, the drone metal cosmology and how Sunn O))) opened borders and changed the doom game, the residencies, rituals, earth and humans in 2019, embracing present time and 20min tracks…and then he ll share some pieces from Sunn O))) pieces and from his insane Ideologic Organ catalogue