It's time for the knock – a thump, a clash, a blow. Let us ditch "normal", let us embrace the unknown, let us – at least for a moment – break away from the spectacle*. The knock shall be a night of no compromises, no safe routes featuring three somewhat like-minded yet utterly different selectors that specialize in the outer areas of the box, so to speak.
Have you heard of Antinote? That small French label praised by the likes of Resident Advisor? The same little imprint that presented the mystery of Domenique Dumont to the wider world? Have you heard of Domenique Dumont? Do you know it's a guy from Ogre some 40 km east of Riga? Were you aware he even has a song entitled +371 as a hint to Latvia? Have you heard other Antinote records? Do you know they're all different in techniques of production and musical stylistics? Do you know where it all comes together? Zaltan. In his mind and in his mixes and his attitude. That is why we are very happy to finally bring him to Latvia where one of Antinote's most renowned record comes from we can all finally meet in a place slightly more original that... say... Paris?
Joining in are the series founder Elvi Soulsystems with a warm-up set in the beginning of the night and ubisound who's been an affiliate to the crew for some time and has his own radio show to run and his own music to make all in the midst of being a very neat selector with an ear for that fine line where house music blends with atmospheric future "muzak" and turns into Larry Heard all over again.
Zaltan (Antinote, Paris)
Elvi Soulsystems (House Purgatorio, Riga)
ubisound (Tīrkultūra, Riga)
*"The spectator's alienation from and submission to the contemplated object (which is the outcome of his unthinking activity) works like this: the more he contemplates, the less he lives; the more readily he recognizes his own needs in the images of need proposed by the dominant system, the less he understands his own existence and his own desires. The spectacle's externality with respect to the acting subject is demonstrated by the fact that the individual's own gestures are no longer his own, but rather those of someone else who represents them to him. The spectator feels at home nowhere, for the spectacle is everywhere." /Guy Debord, "The Society of the Spectacle", Donald Nicholson-Smith translation/
Debord's 1973 film is to be screened in the Secret Room of the club throughout the night. Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) has just released the first ever translation of the book as well – it is going to be available for reading and for purchase during the event.
Early bird tickets at Resident Advisor: 4€
Tickets at the door: 5€