Hello and welcome back,
We are in the week between May Day, or International Workers Day as I remember, and Victory in Europe Day. In this week, every year, my mind brings all the memories from the alternative world I was born into, compared to the real world, thinking of parallels with today’s clash of realities. I was born into an alternative reality of communist Czechoslovakia, where the grass was greener, soviet soldiers were protecting the peace and the mountain spring water was naturally fizzy.
Every year we HAD to celebrate the International Workers Day. To make it awfully exciting, we came up with intense physical mass torture - Spartakiáda. It ticks all the boxes if you plan to manipulate the entire society hiding behind noble ideas. Celebrating the working class ✔︎ sport as propaganda ✔︎ entire society connected ✔︎ marching ✔︎ expressing superiority ✔︎. Sounds familiar? I’m sure you’ve seen it in history documentaries, or on telly not so long ago. The moment when Putin came out in a 10k+ worth jacket to speak to an excited crowd of “normal Russians” two months ago, it was exactly the same thing, only the sports part was missing. The letter Z was there instead. An alternative reality at its best.
While the whole of Europe celebrates the day of victory over fascism on 8th of May, it is always 9th of May in the alternative reality, where victory is still celebrated with an army parade. The anxiety I feel as we get closer to that date this year is reaching unprecedented levels. The emperor has to show he is not naked, which makes me worry about how he will celebrate the “victory”. Meanwhile in Europe, we are still not able to understand the key problem and the reason for it is that we live in a reality with different priorities. The time is ticking and we should do everything to protect our reality from the alternative one.
I hope you voted for your local representative yesterday, because it’s one of the tools we have to make sure our reality will actually have grass (not necessarily greener), doesn’t need soldiers to keep peace, and water is not poisoned from the destruction of… Everything.
Thank you and stay connected
✧ P~WAVE will join Mander today 3-5pm ✧ Infinite Monkeys Theorem states that infinite monkeys with projectors, synthesisers and an infinite amount of time could produce an AV version of “Selected Music From Washing Machines 85-92”. This theorem was tried in real life, but only for a day. The seven monkeys involved produced 5 minutes of cow sounds, slammed projectors and synthesisers with a stone and ate 21kg of bananas. Infinite Monkeys will try it again performing live today 9-11 pm ✧ Noah Landoni will take over of The Lila Booth - Saturday 7-8pm ✧ JOYRIDE FM are doing a 160bpm Special on Saturday 10pm till the end ✧ DJ Perception will be joining Amy Alford on Sunday 6-8pm ✧ London School of Electronic Music is having its graduated student DJ Lemahnav chatting with main man Pablo Ranacat about his journey on Monday 1-3pm ✧ Daebak will be joining Nou on Wednesday 10pm till late ✧ Platforms are joining our family with robek joining Tuva Luna for the first episode. Catch Platforms every 2nd Thursday of the month 7-9pm ✧
Full schedule here
✧ Last episode of Aboutface’s An Ocean Of Ink In a Single Drop EP10 - 物の哀れ Mono no Aware is… emotional ✧ Faery on guest duties, with amazing set for E2-E8 ✧ Marina came back! for a chit chat with Makeda ✧ all the waves you need selected by Pierre-AD in one of our new shows Blue M****y ✧ Nat Eps & Preethevibes came down for Lunchtimes with Naffi ✧ Anastasia Zems for Birds ✧ Sydd Viscose joined Airali ✧ Eksish did the same with Drastic Shuffle ✧ The Rising Sun Collective hosted Howie in the studio ✧ Arthur Lastmann in the guest mix for Sam Dom’s Free Association ✧ Shurk joined TSUNIMAN for the Co-Select session ✧ Miami’s own DJ Sire came to the studio one more time before the journey back ✧ JADZIA in the mix for EKATA ✧ SODAA STREAM alldayer with all the up and coming talents of London town ✧ Slauka celebrated her birthday by taking over of the whole day program with her Netil Sessions ✧ DJ Posture joined Dragos in JAS ✧ More Ritual with Bobby Cleaver ✧ Magical, Real and mainly pure sorcery - Jaye Ward ✧ Trance mania continues - TSUNIMAN b2b Bil-Sol in PLASMA ✧ Vicky Farewell in conversation with Zahra B ✧ Ambre joined Aghnes in the first She Made show ✧ Oren G was Disintegrating London studio last Monday ✧ Inhmost & Barefoot took over of Unknown Species ✧ Shoko Yoshida, Juan Blanco & William Smith joined Valentine Comar in her Morning Grooves ✧ Ayup Dub on guest mix duties for Lu.Re ✧ The Ransom Note Dispatch is in the “must listen” section ✧
There is much more in our archive
E2-E8 boss Luca is not just a loyal record collector with great bandcamp tips, but also a label owner with amazing music coming out each and every time. You can pre-order his latest addition to the great music universe Orphic - Shelter EP on the label’s bandcamp, or in every good record shop / catch E2-E8 on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 4-6pm
✧ Valentina Magaletti – La Tempesta Colorata ✧ Wonderful tape from our dear Valentina, just released by A Colourful Storm
✧ Black Merlin – DOTEDK ✧ George never puts a foot wrong. A master among local artists
✧ C. M. TONI – 1993 ✧ How could we not celebrate the return of Marc Mac's Omniverse Records. Even more so given it's a gorgeous six-tracker with some delightful house music. Smells and sounds like early 90s London – a city that rejected Thatcherism, just like today.
✧ Lu.Re is one of new members of our family. Her debut EP Ruminate is available to pre-order and out on 26th of May ✧
That’s all for this week