18 Feb 23
9:00 pm

Codex Club: Mai Mai Mai, Wisecrack, Princess Difficult, Rising Damp, Sainte Marina, Dj Die Soon…

|•Feb 18th / 9pm till late•| at Panke Culture – 15€ tickets only at the door.

𝐌𝐚𝐢 𝐌𝐚𝐢 𝐌𝐚𝐢 (𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞), 𝐖𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐤 (𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞), 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐃𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭 (𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞), 𝐑𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐩 (𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞), 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐚, 𝐃𝐣 𝐃𝐢𝐞 𝐒𝐨𝐨𝐧, 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐟𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐛𝟐𝐛 𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐚, 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐠𝐨

𝑴𝒂𝒊 𝑴𝒂𝒊 𝑴𝒂𝒊:
The first three LPs released as Mai Mai Mai have so far been named after characters drawn from the Greek alphabet, beginning with Theta (Boring Machines, 2013) and followed by Δέλτα (Delta) (Yerevan Tapes, 2014) and Φ (Phi) (Not Not Fun Records / Boring Machines, 2017) With each of these projects – subsequently anthologized as the ‘Mediterranean trilogy’ – Roman noise maven Cutrone has unloaded a venomous, punishing and miasmic electronic music, one that reached a climax of vivid, interzonal synthesis and scorched ritual on the trilogy’s final instalment Φ.
After those releases Mai Mai Mai continues to explore Mediterranean history yet does so with a different sense of ambition, with “Nel Sud” LP out on La Tempesta International (also home to Xiu Xiu, Ninos Du Brasil, Populous). A journey into the past of the Italian south, realized through original footage taken from Italian ethno-documentaries made during the 1960s and 70s, Nel Sud is intended as an original soundtrack and is mixed with sounds from the original films. With the new single “Il Secondo Coro delle Lavandaie” (The original was made by Roberto De Simone with Compagnia di Nuovo Canto Popolare and released in 1976, an iconic moment in southern Italian and neapolitan music) Mai Mai Mai looks again to the ‘South’, but this time encompasses an ethnic and folkloric tradition in a more contemporary way, conjuring a work in which art, music & theatre intersect.
The new album “Rimorso” is out on Maple Death Records
Federico Campo and Francesco Manzato, the duo behind Wisecrack, came together in late 2018, to create music inspired mainly by bass and distortion, documenting city hallucination, suburban sprawls and urban isolation. Their first output ‘Flesh’ was included as a cut in Bristol’s Avon Terror Corps compilation ‘Avon Garde’, epitomizing the duo’s ties to the city’s musical scene: post-dub, industrial, club culture. What characterizes Wisecrack is their unique approach, metallic dry beats, a cyber-punk sneering vocalist and a tribal thump that would not feel out of place on Chicago’s legendary Wax Trax Records.
𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝑫𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒕:
Princess Difficult will seduce you into a hypnotic portal of destruction. The femme-producer taps into the elemental; with haunting vocals combined with hard-hitting rhythms, industrial noise and “nose-bleed inducing bass”.
The moniker of Irish artist Clíona Ní Laoi of Avon Terror Corps’ projects Salac & All Times Now Nothing and Irish industrial duo Dreamgirls (along with Rising Damp) who recently played CTM festival 2023 @ Berghain Säule.
𝑹𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑫𝒂𝒎𝒑:
Rising Damp is the solo project of Dublin based visual artist Michelle Doyle. Inspired by EBM, goth and punk, Rising Damp brings you on a journey of authoritarian hellscapes, Brutalist stairwells covered in spikes to impale, teens slashing one another for jeans and never having sex ever again with fascists. Your heart will ache and you will die. Also plays in Dreamgirls with Cliona Ni Laoi.
𝑺𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒂:
Sainte Marina is a Paris-based/born Lebanese artist. Her work encompasses visual arts, writing and music. Both producing and djing, she creates ghostly melodies that are floating across dark ambient, experimental, noise & industrial music. Her sets are build as liquid narratives haunted by voices taken from samples ranging from political archives to poetry. Navigating a wide range of emotions and rythms through her sets, she highlights the ever-morphing and watery aspect of our human condition with a lot of intensity.
𝑫𝒋 𝑫𝒊𝒆 𝑺𝒐𝒐𝒏:
Daisuke Imamura, known as DJ Die Soon, is a Japanese musician, DJ, illustrator and manga
artist based in Berlin, Germany.
Obsessed with horror themes, he creates an artistic universe by weaving demon masks, Manga
and other elements of Japanese culture into his drawings but also into his music, one inducing
the other, either way…
Die Soon’s live concerts, albums, exhibitions and publications are followed by a growing public
attracted by the approach to his original art.
𝑬𝒍𝒆𝒇𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒂 𝒃2𝒃 𝑩𝒆𝒍𝒂 /djset/:
bela is a performance artist and musician influenced by Korean folk music and club culture, based in Seoul and Berlin. They performed for CTM Festival(2023), Unsound Festival Kraków(2022), Rewire Festival(2022), Cafe OTO, the white hotel, A4 Bratislava and more. bela also played as a DJ at clubs in Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Berlin. They are in residence with the Psychic Liberation event series, having done international radio shows for PL with HÖR and Montez Press Radio. bela is a co-runner of Sorrow Club*: a mixed event series involving music and performance from global acts such as Ana Roxanne, Lucy Liyou, Salamanda and Swan Meat.

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