Futura Sound Observations: Nosedrip + JASSS & CEM
21:30 - Nosedrip
01:00 - CEM b2b JASSS
Ziggy Devriendt aka Nosedrip hails from Ostend, Belgium’s most beautiful coastal town. In the space of just a few years, Ziggy’s made a name for himself with the persistence and focus of a kid that wants to prove all his bullies wrong. From running a regular ambient show on his Mixcloud-page, which has a staggering 30.000+ followers, he went on to launch Stroom.tv. The platform caused quite some waves in the online radio community because of its unique mixture of oddball playlists and distinctive aesthetics. In 2016, his radio show moved to NTS and Stroom.tv turned into a record label focusing on heritage, with Ziggy spitting out killer archival releases from the likes of Alain Neffe, Jan Van den broeke, Vazz and latvian avant-gardists NSRD. As a Dj, Nosedrip – probably the only dj with just water on his rider – sets moods like no-one else and leaves dancefloors gasping for breath everywhere he goes.
Silvia Jiménez Alvarez aka JASSS is a Berlin-based sound artist, producer and DJ born and raised in Asturias in northern Spain. Jiménez started Djing and has been part of the electronic scene in Spain since her early twenties. She started experimenting with electronic music production by editing field recordings after moving to the Netherlands in 2010. The following year she relocated to Berlin, where she began to actively Djing in the electronic circuit. Her first 12-inches appeared in 2016: Caja Negra on Anunnaki Cartel and then Mother via Alessandro Adriani’s Mannequin label. By then she was a resident DJ at Mannequin’s regular nights at OHM and later Berghain’s Säule, where she honed a voice as a selector that smoothly traverses tempos and eras.
Launching to prominence out of Herrensauna’s infamous underground parties, CEM has forged a singular path as a fierce club DJ unafraid of turning the dancefloor moody.
CEM’s unique brand of emotive hysteria was forged in Herrensauna’s hedonistic Berlin furnace in the last few years, and as one of the party’s three core members, he has been at the heart of the operations since its inception. With the party attracting more and more attention for its critical contribution to Berlin’s queer community, as well as their raw italo-metal aesthetic, the opportunity came to move into Tresor, where it has cemented its place as a unique addition to Berlin’s nocturnal topography. CEM’s role in all this is twofold—firstly, as curator of the party’s unique mix of frenetic DJs and industrial-edged live performances; and secondly, as one of the resident DJs. The sheer pace of Herrensauna’s preferred grade of techno is offset by his enigmatic presence and selection. It’s a crucial edge of the party, and it’s rightfully brought CEM to the world’s attention.
With a preference for UK-tweaked tracks from across the contemporary milieu of harder club works, nor with a fear of breakbeats or sullen moments, he’s a rare species of DJ that seeds intensity in even the most hesitant of movers. And with a background in queer club culture going back a decade to his hometown of Vienna—side-by-side with a punk upbringing—CEM’s well versed in the essential metrics of unrelenting after dark commotion.
This event was made possible with funding by NEUSTART KULTUR