After editions in Lisbon and LA, the French capital is next up as we highlight the city's independent and DIY collectives and discuss accessibility and affordability.
Seven years after highlighting the French capital in our Real Scenes film series, we focus on the French capital's local artists and independent collectives across six events throughout the city, many free and open to all.
It all starts on Thursday, May 16th, with a deep-listening session at the David Lynch-designed Silencio Club. Voiski will be debuting a live meditative set, alongside Marylou and Myako & Basses Terres. The event will be private, but RA's Paris readers can register here for your chance to join.
Friday starts with a takeover from local independent station LYL Radio, broadcasting live from the new record store, Dizonord. Zaltan, PAM, Low Jack, OKO DJ and Full Circle (AKA Alexis Le-Tan and Joakim), Clara3000 and CRAVE will be on the air. In the evening, we move to record store-cum-artist agency, who focus on the minimal side of the Parisian scene, Yoyaku, for an in-store with Raphaël Top-Secret and store founder Varhat. Both events are free and open to anyone to come down.
Saturday sees a day of live RA Exchanges at Hotel National des Arts et Metiers, also with free entry. A panel of local promoters will discuss issues specific to Paris, recent art of DJing star Teki Latex will be in conversation with Fany Corral, plus an interview with François X. Longtime dance collective and party-throwers La Mona will discuss "Bringing Dance Back Into Clubs" and host a dance workshop. At night, we link up with rowdy rave collective Fusion Mes Couilles at the recently renovated club Badaboum. Croatian Amor and re:ni make up the lineup, plus FMC residents DJ SACOM and Hanah.
To close out the series on Sunday, May 19th, we're teaming up Rinse France for an afternoon party on Concrete's famous wood floor. DJ Sundae, Crystallmess, Betty and Toma Kami soundtrack the session overlooking the Seine, with Rinse broadcasting live all day. Entry is once again free.
Learn more about the Lisbon and LA editions of Community Connections.