Kamizdat closes this year with two releases. One of the most prominent local electronic music producers dvidevat will make you dance with her version of Detroit electro, while Dadaeast is the new alias of Tadej Markelj, a legendary local producer who returns with his own blend of the programmed and the organic in a mixture of hip hop, breakbeat, sampledelia, electro and more.
Jera Topolovec has been signing as dvidevat for the third year. During this time, she has become one of the most sought-after names on the local electronic music scene through her persistent work as a DJ and electronic music producer. Since her first track was released on the Access Frame compilation: Equity (Kamizdat, July 2020) and the split EP 068/078-1 with her colleague Nulla (Kamizdat, March 2021), Jera Topolovec became more involved in cultural and production work within the MENT Festival, K4 Club and the techno collective KNAUF, Mladinsko Theatre (her academic work focused on contemporary theatre soundscapes), Centre for Creativity, United We Stream platform and various festivals, while also taking a step forward in her work as an original producer. Earlier this year, she released her first solo EP Idle Infection at Honest Work Recordings and Pulse Defusion rounds off her most productive year so far. The four new tracks are the electronic musician’s contribution to an original transformation of the Detroit electro sound, enriched by layering melodies and genre twists, and the result of her exploration of modular sonic syntheses.
Dadaeast is a legend of Slovenian underground scene, ex singer of band Srečna mladina, scratch guy for Magnifico, half or third of project Ironic Tronic, raper in Šlagwerk, main guy in his alterego moniker Mr. Tado, etcetera. In his 20 years plus long spanning career he was a pioneer in Slovenian hiphop and breakbeat scene, godfather of electro dj-ing and so on. Now, he is working as a producer as Dadaeast, under which he is working on a mixture of organic and programmed music. After the debut single Permanent Vacation for Beton Records and Bentos Zoo Vol. 1 in 2 for Annuaki Records he is back to work with full album of his new idiosincratic mixture of electro, hiphop, breakbeat and heavy sampledelia.
DVNT PHNK is the deep, sweaty, dark side of the eroticism, the need for the gritty funk hidden in the dark dancefloor of the night.
“Kamizdat Rentgen” is a glance under the surface of the skin, a look into the fleshy entwinement of bones, muscles and nerves that shape the heterogeneity of the sound bodies. It is a series of music events organized by Kamizdat to increase the visibility of adventurous music makers who dare to venture into the territories where no one had been before. The events are often closely connected with the label’s new releases.
Production: Emanat in collaboration with Gromka Club
Financial support: City of Ljubljana
Entrance fee: 5 €
Online ticket purchase: https://tix.emanat.si/
Entry to the event Kamizdat Rentgen #28 is also possible with a ticket for New Year’s technoburlesque Image Snatchers.