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 monthly night of no compromises, no safe routes featuring somewhat like-minded yet utterly different disc jockeys that specialize in the outer areas of the box, so to speak.
N1L (UIQ, Where To Now?, W - I, Opal Tapes)
Elvi Soulsystems (House Purgatorio)
Isnt's October your favourite time of year in Riga? Gold! October is also home to one of the most influential music festivals in Latvia – SKAŅU MEŽS. We somewhat join the celebration as one of the artists of the festival who's playing a live concert October 6 as part of Skaņu Mežs 2018 wrote to us with proposal to DJ. And this politically charged selector's night seemed like the right fit. That latest remix release from Opal Tapes? If you can escape, do not listen to it! It's just too much!
"I first encountered the sound of N1L back in Aristīds when we shared the decks one crazy night and that freaky chaotic beautiful noise just blew me away. Next I much appreciated the work he had done for the great artist Juris Buiko tribute exhibit at the attic of the Latvian National Museum of Art. I'm honoured to share the night with the man again this Autumn – let's truly ditch boundaries and jump into the great beyond, shall we?," of our guest says the other participant of the night – Elvi Soulsystems of House Purgatorio. See you then!
*"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.