We are happy to announce four new confirmed artists: Verveine [Creaked Records] (live), Melania . [aufnahme + wiedergabe] (hybrid set), Marquis Malanga [On The Camper] (live) and S S S S [aufnahme + wiedergabe] (live).
Started in 2010 in Vevey, Verveine is a solo electronic project, built on pop and techno influences. Bred in the lively scene built around the local venues and collectives, Verveine cut her teeth collecting concerts, deepening and intensifying her universe: synthetic melodies, superposed voices, angular structures reminiscent of The Knife, Angelo Badalamenti or Broadcast, among the most obvious influences.
Her budding traits transformed into a different type of live experience, tinged by techno hues, which enabled her to take her live sets to a new level; between traditional performance and radical clubbing experimentation. Always radiating a mysterious aura, Verveine’s music takes her audience for a unsettling stroll through refined atmospheres, using her hypnotic voice to see it through her technoid maze.
Melania . is a Berlin based artist who’s musical adventure began by the end of 2014. Since then she regulary plays Europewide and wellknown clubs like Tresor, about:blank, IFZ, Arena Club or last but not least, Suicide Circus, where she is a frequent host of the widely known Rituals series. Moreover she’s co-organizing the Industrial/Wave party series VERZERRUNGat the the renowned Project Lab in Poznan and also Melania is a frequent resident at Hirscheneck in Basel.
She has performed alongside infamous artists such as Ancient Methods, Kangding Ray, SNTS, Rich Oddie, Codex Empire, Jonas Kopp, Norman Nodge and many more. Above all that, she is firmly focused on her own productions, which so far have been released on aufnahme+wiedergabe, Subsist Records and Labrynth.
Melania musically delights in dirty and energetic Industrial, Techno, Experimental, EBM and New Wave, means heavy genres which she periodically combines with a creative touch of uplifting and emotional melodies or vocals.
This sound evokes what is beyond the words, reaches directly to the heart and unleashes the soul. Each of her sets is a story with a complex plot, keeping her audience in constant suspense and anticipation. Her unique vibe rleis on unpredictability, harmony and constantly being on the move.
As a monicker, S S S S is an exercise in difference and repetition, reducing swiss producer Samuel Savenberg’s name to a string of basic elements—all equal and different.
Repetition as a mean of conceptual transport and physical transformation is integral to all forms of expression that aim for a wider understanding of reality within the realm perception, as it is to the reproductive process of knowledge itself.
Kamikaze was created in 2011 as an outlet for our musical instincts. At the time we were at art school and the idea was to make the kind of music that would breathe some fresh air into our concept-filled brains. The band has evolved and we have constantly shed our skin, as was necessary for us in order to continue to exist. Now the time has come for another giant step forward.
We no longer feel represented by our name, for it recalls sad and violent acts in a time where humanity needs love and noble acts more than ever. At this time of renewal, a new name has been given to us by the poet Mercure Martini, who has baptised our new creature. So long Kamikaze, long live Marquis Malanga.