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The potential for political organisation and direct action in Creamcake’s Euromall at Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis, June 15 & 16

12 June 2019

Berlin-based music platform Creamcake will be in Minneapolis this weekend to present  Euromall with Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis at the city’s Skyways Center & Honey Club running June 15 & 16, 2019.

The premise of the event lies in a “belief in the possibilities of political organisation and direct action” and takes inspiration from Creamcake’s previous Europool series, developed in response to the socio-political upheaval occurring within the European Union of late. With Euromall, Creamcake will place a similar emphasis on progressive action coming out of arts and music communities, “spotlighting grass-roots initiatives, cultural collaborations, and artistic practices” and within that reflect upon the ties that exist between Europe and the United States today.

Through talks and performances, the two-day event will draw together musicians, artists and researchers from the fields of art, law, sociology, politics and media. Euromall will open with a discussion led by sociologist Aleksandra Lakić on recent EU parliamentary elections. Producer FAUNA will provide insight into the “right-wing populist movement of Austria’s FPÖ party and the “Ibiza scandal.”” and AQNB’s Steph Kretowicz will give a specially developed performance exploring “the personal effects of fear, fake-news and new technologies across continents.” Media artist and founder of Centre for Emotional Materiality, Surabhi Saraf will give a sound performance, followed by a night of music at Honey Club, along with Alobhe and DJ Larry.  

Image credit: Salim Bayri’s ‘Road to Schengen’. Video still. Image courtesy the artist and Creamcake, Berlin.

Creamcake’s Euromail will be presented by Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis at the city’s Skyways Center & Honey Club running June 15 & 16, 2019.

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Keiska, Powerpoint EP release, Jul 29

29 July 2016

Keiska has dropped his debut EP Powerpoint via Berlin event-organisers and label Creamcake/3hd on July 29.

Inspired by the likes of Araabmuzik, Lorenzo Senni and Evian Christ, the record emerges from a difficult period for the Finnish producer, turning to the synth-heavy breakdowns of euro dance as a way to release. Devoid of any implied ironic distance, Keiska’s is a response to the nihilistic “post-industrial” sound of the electronic music of the day, offering instead tracks like ‘LIFE’, an ongoing vocal and a looping of synth sweeps that Keiska himself describes as “excessively melodic and colorful”.

The EP —which includes tracks titled ‘Powerpoint 1′,’Powerpoint 2’ and ‘Entrance’ —launches at Berlin’s OHM venue with supports from the likes of Ana Caprix, 333 BoyzBlue Stork (aka Nicolas Humbert) and Creamcake DJ Larry.

The Powerpoint EP follows lead-single ‘Powerpoint 1‘, dropped on July 8, and pre-empts a string of releases and events by Berliners Creamcake in the lead up to the second edition of their 3hd Festival programme, this year running October 11 to 15.

Listen to the Powerpoint EP in full below.**

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