Three Thirds (3/3)
- Title: Three Thirds (3/3)
- Author: Relja Bobić / DIS-PATCH
- Date: 31.05-02.06.
- Tags: music, performance, visual arts, workshop, youth
You can expect to see a well-balanced collage of guitar music, contemporary post-bass trends, urban micro-directions from faraway places such as Africa and South America, in addition to the most interesting local acts. And all that in addition to the first uncovering of the video-installation Moe.
The Belgrade collective, Dis-patch, continues its cooperation with Mikser in 2012, something which it had begun during last year’s Mikser festival, creating the layered and varied previous programme, the Vice Verse stage. It was, at the same time, the first music programme in Belgrade which Dis-patch had realised after the announcement that the festival of the same name (which had been held every October between 2002 and 2010) had stopped running. A year later, Dis-patch had finally transformed itself, quite naturally and successfully, into a decentralised, multi-disciplinary, creative platform that it is today, and in which shape it continues to exist. The collective now participates in the creation of programmes throughout the country, the region and the whole of Europe – from being a part of big festivals such as Mikser, to participating in program development of its partners’ platforms, self-initiatives and self-financed educational activities, creators’ projects and collaborations.
Dis-patch’s appearance at this year’s Mikser festival should be placed in the above context. It will be realised in several individual programme units, which will also introduce the new “modus operandi” of the organisation itself. As always, music is the most solid foundation, base and starting-point for Dis-patch. In the framework of a large-scale event such as Mikser, Dis-patch offers a substantial alternative, made up of the rhythms and styles of the whole world, whose performers hail from the most diverse corners of the global music scene. You can expect to see a well-balanced collage of guitar music, contemporary post-bass trends, urban micro-directions from faraway places such as Africa and South America, in addition to the most interesting local acts. There will be partnerships with collectives such as Svetlana Industries, Mystic Stylez, Super Size She, NOFM or the project MOE from Zagreb, with which Dis-patch continues its ambition to serve as a platform for other collectives and to exhibit them to a wider public through a carefully programmed showcase line-up.
A three-a-day music programme has been given the simple name of Three Thirds. You will have the opportunity to hear over 20 exciting performers, concerts, live acts and DJs from Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Germany, the United Kingdom, USA and China during three individual segments. These will include everything from the newest bass line beats from London, through to digital club sounds and African music played on cassetes, the steaming pulse of the South American favela or indie and post-rock formations, right up to the alternative heroes of the Belgrade club scene. And all that in addition to the first uncovering of the video-installation Moe, which will serve as an elusive scenography for the constellation of exciting musical performers.
Three thirds make a whole. A whole makes a unique experience. Surrender yourself to it!
Participants: Mystic Stylez FM (RS) • Mangulica FM live! (RS) • 1000 Names (BG) • Disrupt live! (DE) • Kelpe live! (UK) • Awesome Tapes from Africa (SAD) • Microburst live! (UK) • MM Checkman (SI) • Thinker (RS) • DJ Zhao (DE) • Jackie Dagger (RS) • Favela Blast International (SI/RS) • Thunderloops (UK) • VIDEO BY PROJECT MOE (HR) • Super Size Scum FM (RS) • Bitipatibi live! (RS) • Chad Valley live! (UK) • High Places live! (SAD) • 33-10-3402 live! (RS) • Parish Monsters (RS) • Schwabe (RS)
Thunderloops [Svetlana Industries / VB]
Thunderloops a.k.a. Toby is the main day to day operator of Svetlana Industries.
1000 Names [Black Acre / Svetlana Ind / BG]
Long before the current wave of Russian and Eastern European beats and glitch producers, Bulgarian duo 1000names were in at the foundation of the sound, debuting with the now classic Melonball Bounce alongside Rustie on Beatnick’s Vol. 1 in 2007.more
Svetlana Industries [Serbia/ UK ]
Svetlana Industries began in Belgrade, Serbia in 2008, and has been releasing recordings on vinyl and digital formats since 2010.more
His first contribution to Belgrade's underground music scene was as part of "Poems", an electronic live act.more
Microburst [Svetlana Industries / UK]
He makes melancholy atmospheres of high beauty, mixing elements of live instrumentation, vocals and found sounds that are propelled forward with captivating beats and rhythmic ideas.more
Dj Zhao [Germany]
DJ Zhao brings the best contemporary and classic dance music together from wildly different times and places, with focus on Africa.more
Mangulica FM [Over 9000 / SRB]
Since 2008. makes music as MangulicaFM, inspired by rural and urban landscapes of Serbia and Montenegro, traditional folklore and street life.more
Spacemen 3, Stereolab, Galaxy 500, Mazzy Star, only some of the bands that have influenced their sound.more
MM Checkman [Slovenia]
MM Checkman has been making people jump around and make uncontrolled gestures since 1996.more
Jackie Dagger [Sonic District / SRB]
Boris Đerman aka Jackie Dagger is a DJ and producer from Novi Sad, where he played with a long list of guitar bands throughout his formative years.more
Thinker [Grinch Productions / SRB]
Thinker is a producer from Belgrade, co-running a small label imprint Grinch Productions, with focus on deep, dark and spacey sounding dubstep and techno.more
Kelpe [Svetlana Industries / UK]
Kelpe is one of those artists so hard to put in a specific genre box – first it was just electronic, then we started using words like bleeps and beats, instrumental hiphop was always appropriate, but you won’t be wrong if you also mention percussions, loops, sonic live experiments.more
Awesome Tapes From Africa [Awesome Pates / USA]
At first a blog, then a label, personified by Brooklyn’s Brian Shimkovitz, Awesome Tapes is coming to present a vision of sub-Saharan Africa through the medium of cassette tapes.more
Disrupt [Jahteri/ Germany]
Disrupt is Jan Gleichmar, hailing from Leipzig and promoting his label imprint Jahtari and the 8-bit reggae movement around it.more
High Places [Thrill Jockey / USA]
Migrating from New York to Los Angeles, Rob Barber and Mary Pearson picked up heavy influences of the two cities, complementing each other in their musical endeavors and creating a unique live music experience.more
Chad Valley [Loose Lips / UK]
Hugo Manuel, a star of the blogosphere, has been going by the name Chad Valley, familiar to the lovers of warm synths and melancholic falsettomore
Favela Blast Off [SLO/SER]
Favela Blast Off (FBO) is an international posse, dedicated to bringing cutting edge Favela beats to Slovenia, ranging from Cumbia, Baile Funk, Soca etc.more
Supersizeshe FM [Serbia]
SuperSizeShe is an independent art collective, DIY record label and booking agency from Belgrade, Serbia.more
They have a unique style, which has been described by others as "dark African disco" and by themselves as "death disco" or "deep (in) disco".more
Parrish Monsters [Serbia]
DJ tim koji je slučajno nastao posle žurke na brodu 2044 pre par godina, po kojoj su i dobili ime.more
Mystic Stylez FM [Serbia]
Mystic Stylez is a fresh underground DJ, booking and all around good vybez collective.more