Italian Trap

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A new generation of Italian trap has quickly re-appropriated the music and made it the most bottom-up, teenage-oriented repertoire to make it into Italian mainstream media and music charts in the last couple of years. Listen to a mixtape by Francesco Fusaro

Author: Francesco Fusaro
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Quote: Francesco Fusaro
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

Der Sample-Dompteur Christian Marclay

Norient Snap by Juliana Adhikary

Seit 35 Jahren dreht Christian Marclay Versatzstücke der Popkultur durch den Fleischwolf. Genüsslich bewegt er sich zwischen Kunst, Musik, Film und Performance. Ein Streifzug durch sein Werk.

Author: Theresa Beyer
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Quote: Christian Marclay
Design: Juliana Adhikary
Photo: Loulou d'Aki
Sound: Grandmaster Flash
Remix: Miss Auto

Die körperliche Heftigkeit von Joke Lanz

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Nach 25 Jahren hat Joke Lanz sein Soloprojekt Sudden Infant in eine Band transformiert. Geblieben sind die Energie und Radikalität eines Performers, der alles gibt. Ein Portrait über einen Musiker zwischen Abgrund und Menschlichkeit.

Author: Pirmin Bossart
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Quote: Joke Lanz
Design: fertig design
Photo: Martin Baumgartner
Sound: Daniel Jakob

Meta-Pop: Das Ende der Auskenner

Norient Snap by Arlene

Solange Pop seine eigenen Spielregeln thematisiert, wird schon etwas Gutes herauskommen – für Ariel Pink oder das britische Künstlerkollektiv PC Music gilt diese Formel nicht mehr.

Author: Christian Werthschulte
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Design: Arlene
Photo: Anders Jensen-Urstad
Sound: Junn

Five Video Clips from South Korea

Norient Snap by Shadharon Chobi

Since the rise of Psy the whole world now knows about Korea's vivid music scene. But there's a lot more to the scene than just «Gangnam Style»: Hyunjoon Shin shows us some highlights between Seoul and Busan.

Author: Hyunjoon Shin
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Quote: Shin Hyunjoon
Design: Shadharon Chobi
Photo: ML
Sound: Miss Auto

Twisting Cultural Codes - Trap in Italy

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Trap has conquered Italy's Charts with its own idiosyncratic take. Artists descended from  immigrants raise political issues in an European society that is seeing ever-growing support of right wing ideas.

Author: Francesco Fusaro
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Quote: Tommy Kuti
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

Five Experimental Video Clips

Norient Snap by Akaliko Records

Das Musikvideo wird im Bereich der experimentellen und der Neuen Musik nur selten aufgegriffen. Diese Clips zeigen verschiedenste Ansätze, wie mit dem Medium Video umgegangen werden kann.

Author: Gaudenz Badrutt
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Design: Akaliko Records
Sound: Ayurvedik Sounds
Extra: Gaudenz Badrutt

The Creature’s Grip

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Gato Diablo's music video «Nunca Tendremos Mar» (We'll Never Have the Sea) discusses Bolivia's national trauma: the loss of its access to the sea in the War of the Pacific between 1879-1883.

Author: Carlos Pérez
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Quote: Gato Diablo
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

The Power of Pleasure

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Dances such as perreo in reggaeton receive much criticism for being sexist. But what do women who actually dance to them think? Our author sheds a different light on reggaeton’s sexual politics.

Author: Petra R. Rivera-Rideau
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Quote: Petra R. Rivera-Rideau
Design: fertig design
Sound: Daniel Jakob

Splendid Isolationists

Norient Snap by Csenge Csato

Olimpia Splendid transcend Finland’s tight-knit free folk scene with giddy punk recklessness. This year they released their debut album. With their video clip «Jukka-Pekka» they are part of the Norient book and exhibition «Seismographic Sounds».

Author: Britt Brown
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Quote: Britt Brown
Design: Csenge Csato
Photo: Antti Ahonen
Sound: Roland Nagy

Lonely Helsinki

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

In this photo series we get an insight into the musical underground of Finlands capital Helsinki. Here, the photographer captures a – in his own words – «positive side» of loneliness.

Author: Antti Ahonen
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Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Ali Sayah