- NEXT BROADCAST 23/08/2017 (20:00 CEST)
DMITRY DISTANT, PODRUGA & VJ LINARDS KULLESS
Dmitry Distant - a Latvian based musician, who has devoted himself to different sides of electronic music and exploration of subtle worlds, started his solo career around 2009 and is mainly producing electro and new wave. Several records have been released on such labels as Electronic Emergencies, New York Haunted, Mechatronica, Crimes Of The Future, Bass Agenda Recordings, In The Dark Again, Dark Leader and more. His discography is ever growing, the next release being scheduled to spring 2018.
PODRUGA is a dark electropop duo formed in the end of 2016 by vocalist & producer Alise Stefanoviča and producer Reinis Rabenau. Their signature style is influenced by a mix of different genres and aesthetics, repeatedly offering an ironic reflection on post-Soviet heritage, hints of sci-fi movie soundtracks and echoes of the dance floor thoroughly. Their debut EP ''YPA'' was released in May 2017. The name ''Podruga'' implicates two meanings from the Russian ''Я твой друг.'' (I am your friend) and the self-explanatory - ''I am your drug''. Dreamy vocals and a floating atmosphere is nevertheless a part of the performance.
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Linards Kulless is a Latvian interdisciplinary visual artist residing in Berlin. For many years he has worked as a culture manager in a couple of Riga art projects. Now he is known to use different media like video, photo, and installation in his creative work. The artistic playground of Linards includes theatre performances, paintings, outfit and interior concepts. He has been a known name among VJ scene since 2001 participating in many projects, festivals, raves and alike recent examples being an event in the iconic Berlin venue Tresor & Under Festival in VEF, Riga this May. His artistic work has been exhibited all over Europe since 1999, it is often fulfilled with ethnographic influences, esoteric knowledge and a never-ending search for an identity.