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ESSAY: If a DJ Does an Internet Radio Show in the Woods, Does it Make a Sound?

by Bermondsey Lido When Waltham Forest was the London Borough of Culture a few years back, they produced a map in conjunction with Rendezvous Projects, an initiative which explored the legacy of the pirate radio and rave scene in the borough between 1989 and 1994. The map was printed under the banner of “Sweet Harmony: […]

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INTERVIEW: Conrad Pack

Earlier this year, Threads (Alex Honey) sat down at a cafe near SET Studios Woolwich with Conrad Pack, the producer and DJ behind SELN Recordings (previously SELCHP) alongside DJ Gonz, to chat about his collaborators and influences. You can hear his latest release Greatest Hits, out now on SELN Recordings, below. Alex: Let’s start by […]

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REVIEW: The Last Angel of History – A Translation of Afrofuturism

“Threads’ very own Edward George pairs with the visionary filmmaker John Akomfrah to deliver a comprehensive and visually kaleidoscopic documentary centred on Afrofuturism.” by Alec Jetha The documentary, The Last Angel of History, opens with a dispassionate monologue delivered by the narrator (and writer) Edward George. He recounts the Faustian-like tale of blues pioneer Robert […]

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ESSAY: Sound Systems and the Legacy of Colonialism

K Redking shares his meditation on the Afro-Carribean roots and fruits of soundsystem culture. On a tour of Jamaica in March this year, Prince William gave a speech expressing his “profound sorrow” over slavery which “should never have happened”—but never explicitly apologised or owned up on behalf of the Royal Family, nor acknowledged their part […]

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INTERVIEW: Technomate co-founder olesia

olesia is a Russian-born, London-based queer DJ. As a selector, it’s safe to say olesia goes in HARD. Think slamming techno, gnarlier 90s tunes and an occasional jaw-grinding vocal thrown in at just the right moment. Having played across the UK capital for Lobsterfest, Unfold, Riposte, Find Me In The Dark, Boudica and Inferno, she’s […]

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INTERVIEW: Lina Silverman

Threads sat down with rising Moscow-based electro mixtress Lina Silverman, who has been making a name for herself through her relentlessly fun sets in Russia—two of which you can listen back to on Threads and 8Ball. Hi, Lina Hey! What have you been listening to recently? Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of music […]

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REVIEW: Ariadne’s Labyrinth – Ridiom EP

On Friday December 3rd, long-time Threads associate and local classical-IDM legend Sharon Subbarao a.k.a. Ariadne’s Labyrinth self-released her Ridiom EP. This highly independent project was was made possible by Arts Council England, using public funding from the National Lottery. It was celebrated at a launch party at Spanners in SW9 the following night. Following up […]

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NEWS: THREADS announces monthly takeover and events with Catalyst Music Berlin for CTM Vorspiel 2022

Author: Friday Foad During the pandemic, many radios gained more listeners than ever before. Many people who were stranded in their homes during lockdown turned to radio, not only for music to keep them company, but also to be soothed by a human voice of a radio host and even to engage and chat with […]

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INTERVIEW: Meet Nizax

Representing an array of hard techno emitting from the historic town of Melfi in Potenza, Southern Italy, Nizax’s monthly show here on Threads consistently delivers a glut of rough’n’ready rhythms that are shaping the sound of the young DJ and producer, and showcasing what he’s all about as an artist.  Long before kickdrums entered his […]

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ESSAY: I smell a Rat

A short piece of experimental fiction by the reclusive author James Ess. noun: rat; plural noun: rats 3.INFORMAL•NORTH AMERICANa person who is associated with or frequents a specified place.“LA mall rats” Thousands digging parallel trenches, somewhere in the Nevada desert. The foundations of a city lie vacuum-sealed in pyramidical formations, while hulking machines ferry craters […]

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NEWS: Reflecting on the ‘#WeLoveWoodGreen 1st Airwaves Anniversary’ Show

An enlightening journey through North London’s creative communitiesby Niamh O’Connor As we near the end of 2021, we’re combing through the archives and digging out some of the most memorable shows on Threads Radio. One segment that stood out, in particular, was the ‘#WeLoveWoodGreen 1st Airwaves Anniversary’ and to get a sense of what the […]

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LUNCHMEAT: a pan-European hub for Prague’s experimental music and arts

Alexandre Honey reports on the 12th edition of Lunchmeat Festival, which saw a return to form with a slew of cutting-edge contemporary audiovisuals and critical discussions. Lunchmeat Festival · Lunchmeat Festival 2021 When it comes to underground electronic music, Prague may not the be first metropolis that comes to mind. However, scratch just beneath the […]

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NEWS: Somnus and Sticky Ground join forces for an all day event on 27th November

In the midst of an event boom since the ease of lockdown restrictions, London-based techno label Sticky Ground and event series via radio show Somnus (run by Simone Grasso) combine their vision for an all-day event that is taking place at Space 289, the newly-run club uniting hard techno nights with electronic fringe music. Eleanor […]

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NEWS: Big Narstie, Sissy Lea and Abena The Actress help to raise funds for local Edmonton charities

Savi Tailor reports from Edmonton on this wholesome tale about music, charity and local community building. The weekend of September 4th saw the stage set for charity at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre with a talent show of young people entertaining the crowd—cheered on by Big Narstie, actress Abena The Actress and local superstar Sissy Lea.  The […]

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ESSAY: Life in my Living Room: Lockdown Alone

Nothing forces introspection like isolation. For the millions of people living alone across the UK, this feeling might resonate strongly given the events over the last year and a half. Being one of these people who experienced lockdown alone, I am one of many that have been challenged to face independence in a unique way. […]

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Balkan Vinyl TAKEOVER: Interview with Wes Baggaley

Catch Wes Baggaley‘s hour-long mix for the Balkan Vinyl TAKEOVER this Saturday at 8pm, exclusively on Threads. Who are you, and where are you from?I’m Wes Baggaley. I’m from Wigan but I live in that London now. What’s your connection with Balkan / I❤Acid?I played at I Love Acid at the Pickle Factory in January […]

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Balkan Vinyl TAKEOVER: Interview with Elisa Bee

Catch Elisa Bee‘s hour-long mix for the Balkan Vinyl TAKEOVER this Saturday at 9pm, exclusively on Threads. Who are you, and where are you from?Ciao, I’m Elisa Bee and I come from Sardinia (Italy). What’s your connection with Balkan / I❤Acid?Always been a big fan of Balkan and I Love Acid, so when Josh wrote […]

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Balkan Vinyl TAKEOVER: Interview with Acidulant

Catch Acidulant’s hour-long mix for the Balkan Vinyl TAKEOVER this Saturday at 7pm, exclusively on Threads. Who are you, and where are you from? Hello there 🙂. My name is Neil Hales and I come from the tiny island of Malta. I make electronic music under the names Acidulant & Collateral Intelligence, and I’m one […]

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Balkan Vinyl TAKEOVER: Interview with WTCHCRFT

Catch WTCHCRFT‘s hour-long mix for the Balkan Vinyl TAKEOVER this Saturday at 10pm, exclusively on Threads. Who are you, and where are you from? I am WTCHCRFT and I hail all the way from Brooklyn, NY What’s your connection with Balkan / I ♥️Acid? I just released my first 12-inch with I Love Acid, and […]

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Balkan Vinyl TAKEOVER: Interview with Suddi Raval

Catch Suddi Raval’s hour-long mix for the Balkan Vinyl TAKEOVER this Saturday at 11pm, exclusively on Threads. Who are you, and where are you from?I am Suddi, originally from Manchester but now living in London. I’m one half of rave outfit Together, known for the anthem “Hardcore Uproar” that made it to no. 12 in […]

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INTERVIEW: Rumble MC

Threads are proud to present this exclusive interview with the South London/Bristol-based mixed heritage MC and DIY mastermind, Rumble MC. She and Alex Honey chatted about her philosophy of music, experiences growing up in Brixton, the frustrations of being class-baited, and her ever-expanding collaborative creative practice. Hi Ruby, how are you doing? Thanks for agreeing […]

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Balkan Vinyl TAKEOVER: Interview with Chevron

We’re kicking off our interview series in anticipation of the Threads Balkan Vinyl Takeover this Saturday today with Chevron. Catch the exclusive rebroadcast of his Space Cassette live jam this Saturday 6pm GMT. Who are you, and where are you from?I am J, aka Chevron. I am currently near Preston in the North West of […]

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Introducing: Cypher BILLBOARD

Eleanor Bickers talks with the three founders of the Bounds Green based art collective. The meaning of cypher is a germination of cryptography and characterisation; it can refer to an encrypted message or a blank slate. The two definitions somewhat prevail in a locally run public arts program situated in Bounds Green, North London called […]

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Altar b2b Luke Handsfree – The Interview Format

What’s the best way to end a clubnight? Correct answer: a back-to-back session.  I asked Altar if he would like to join me and flex it out for the last set of the Próximo Threads* takeover, and you can hear how much fun it was here:  A little later I spoke with Altar, aka Jack […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: GEORGIA – State Effect (Accel) (2021)

Eleanor Bickers pieces together the rhythmic wreckage of LA / New York based multidisciplinary duo GEORGIA on their latest trip for OOH-sounds. State Effect (Accel) is the latest release by LA / New York musicians GEORGIA, via the north Italian independent imprint OOH-sounds. Initially I am blinded by a technicolour sleeve, a kind of biotechnological […]

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Revisit Morley’s Techno Mecca The Orbit

Part of the Biodegradable Soundsystem series, Eleanor Bickers speaks to Jon Nuccle and Mike Humphries, stalwart residents and DJs of the famous yet elusive 90s techno club The Orbit, on their perspective of Leeds’ club culture. An orbit is a regular, repeating path that one object in space takes around another. The elliptical deleuze emulates […]

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Introducing: Ryan Calais Cameron, Nouveau Riché

Tice Cin spoke to the co-founder of the award-winning theatre company on authenticity, Black British mental health, the everyman and their place in his work. Ryan Calais Cameron is a writer, director, actor and producer from Lewisham. With Shivani Cameron, he’s the co-founder of Nouveau Riché, a multi-award winning theatre company who have always done […]

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Introducing: SUTRA

James Gui caught up with SUTRA / СУТРА after their lineup at COMMON MULTIVERSE INITIATIVE to talk about their group, their collectivist ethos, and the future of music in this hyper-capitalist era. ~~~ James Gui: Who is SUTRA, and what kind of artists comprise SUTRA? SUTRA: SUTRA is a multidisciplinary rave platform founded in Belgrade, […]

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Introducing: We Are The Ones

Rounding out the lineups for COMMON MULTIVERSE INITIATIVE on Sunday, March 21, Oakland-based mutual aid and arts collective We Are The Ones were reimagining the role of the arts in empowering marginalized communities. Following their set on the weekend, James Gui spoke with them on their ethos, inspirations, and upcoming lineup, including Jasmine Infiniti, ONMOMMAS, […]

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Introducing: Currents.FM – an interview with founder, Austin Hou

Niamh O’Connor interviews Currents.FM founder Austin Hou ahead of Threads Radio’s partnership with this weekend’s NINTH ‘COMMON MULTIVERSE INITIATIVE’ To run an initiative that highlights local talent is on-trend right now. But after the tagged shoutouts and algorithm-friendly posts on social media, does an artist — be it a DJ, producer or VJ — actually […]

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COMMON MULTIVERSE INITIATIVE Preview: Electric Indigo & Bela Borsodi

Premiering at the Editions Mego room at the COMMON Multiverse Initiative on March 21st, “nerve ends” is a serendipitous audiovisual collaboration between DJ/producer Susanne Kirchmayr and photographer Bela Borsodi. Kirchmayr, aka Electric Indigo and founder of female:pressure, reworked her upcoming experimental work “Brittle” to sync up with Borsodi’s unnerving still life of ants crawling over […]

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COMMON MULTIVERSE preview: an interview w/ Swarm Intelligence

Dublin-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Simon Hayes (a.k.a. Swarm Intelligence) sat down with us—virtually—for a conversation. His music is a swirling cacophony of industrial distortion and dynamism, informed and inspired by technology and its shifting relationships to man. Below, he discusses AI, inspiration, livestreams, politics, hope, and his upcoming set at the Ani Klang x […]

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COMMON Preview: Ani Klang Talks Partying Virtually During COVID

With her curated lineup and performance at COMMON with the Gentle Riot crew happening Sunday, March 21, James Gui caught up with Ani Klang to discuss her thoughts on our new normal. RSVP for COMMON MULTIVERSE INITIATIVE here. James Gui: With the pandemic closing in-person events, we’ve seen the rise of virtual spaces like Club […]

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No Name / Sin Nombre Colectivo: COMMON MULTIVERSE Preview

We caught up with four key members of No Name / Sin Nombre Colectivo—SD-born/SF-based DJ Miguelitooo, SF-born/LA-based rapper and drag performer Kallista D’Amore; Brazil’s Pista Coletiva, and Mexico’s Granie-X—to talk about the collective and their upcoming 6-day arts extravaganza broadcasting starting Sunday, March 14 on COMMON MULTIVERSE INITIATIVE.  Tell us about your relationship to music: […]

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COMMON Multiverse Initiative: Opening and Closing Weekend Highlights

“Music is driven by community.” We are delighted to announce a new curatorial and media partnership between ourselves and innovative online community space, Currents.fm; as part of COMMON, their forthcoming decentralised festival voyaging from 13-20th March. We’ll be curating a 2-day takeover over the nights of 19-20th March, broadcasting special one-off shows in the lead-up […]

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Próximo: Logic of the what, mate?

A conversation/email rant, between Ruaridh Law and Max Bacharach, 02.2021 Max Bacharach: Plagues, techno, Mr Blobby and Jacques Lacan. . . where do we begin? Lacan said “nothing exists except insofar as it does not exist” – maybe we should begin there? Ruaridh Law: Well, we’re in a world where existence is a sliding scale. […]

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Próximo: The Backstory

A lot has changed within my mind in the week since I conducted my interview with Luke Handsfree. Luke is the DJ and Promoter behind Techno night Plex, and the open-ended event series (plotting the sonic course between Techno and Jungle) Próximo in the years since. He really gets dance music; of the scene-legends with […]

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OOH-sounds Are Prepared to “Leave No Trace”

On Saturday 13th March, Peder Mannerfelt, Glass, Holy Similaun, FRKTL and more will join OOH-sounds for their new audiovisual project Leave No Trace: unethical camping in the network, in collaboration with Threads*TAKEOVER. Over Our Heads. That’s the backronym for Florentine-born label OOH-sounds, a sonically fringed toolkit that dovetails a computational manifesto of audiosensory phonology, hypothesised […]

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Introducing: Próximo

Will Soer meets Luke Handsfree to learn all about last October’s storming and boundary-cutting Próximo takeover on Threads*. Próximo is a really special night. Well, it’s not always a night; some of the events have run from 4pm to 2am. . . They span a whole mixture of ruff sounds; the most recent event featured […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tzusan – Fizzy Milk (2021)

Eddie Mitchell gives us a brief snapshot into the grimy underbelly inhabited by the Scottish rapper

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REVIEW: Give Guitars to People’s “Kinetrix” at Xenomorph Sounds

Eleanor Bickers unpacks the duo’s 30-minute improvisational piece. “Nothing is about you. Everything is about us … We are fluid”. Kinetrix, recorded at ausland in Berlin, is a performance by the guitar-probing, modular-shifting Give Guitars to People, a binary partitioned audiovisual concept that connects people to sound via improvised research. Premiered at Kino Corso/ArtsForum and Meakusma (Belgium), […]

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Introducing: The Mandem Podcast

Threads’ Tice Cin caught up with the show’s four regular hosts to talk politics, perspective and giving back to your community. Increasingly, limitations in representation within realms such as TV and mainstream radio are being curtailed by podcasts and their social media doppelgängers. Without the same level of “sensitivity checks” and final passes that platforms […]

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From Goa to Psy: a Cosmic Pilgrimage 1988-1998

In the last of her Biodegradable Soundsystem series before she takes a short break, Eleanor Bickers finds time to map a whole decade of trance. Faithless and Darude spring to mind for the average individual when quizzed with their knowledge of trance music. Often pigeonholed by commercially-steered events that denote any form of countercultural connotation, […]

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Introducing: D0g2th & Time94

The 140 Project’s abstrktd interviews the two Greek DJs ahead of their appearance on tonight’s show. Hailing from Athens in Greece, Time94 is a wave and neo-grime DJ and producer and part of the team behind the Crystal Orca label. After I played one of his tunes during 140 MC’s birthday set, I tagged Time94 […]

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Recovery Pride 2020 x Threads – 16-20 – Nov -20

Recovery Pride is an annual event held in Haringey as part of a national celebration of Recovery. The event is supported and funded by Haringey Council. This year, Pride events will be held between November 16-20. There will also be activities running from October to December, including a specific Families project and a Young People’s […]

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Introducing: malakaï sargeant of Theatre Peckham

Tice Cin interviews the Associate Director in conjunction with the venue’s latest season: Young, Gifted & Black.

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Ixindamix in the Area: Horse-Drawn Hardcore and Life in Spiral Tribe

The free festival DJ talks raving on the hoof in this latest edition of Eleanor Bickers’ Biodegradable Soundsystem series.

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Threads Black History Month Fundraiser Event in aid of the Black Curriculum – 16-Oct-20

For Black History Month 2020, Threads is excited to announce that on Friday 16th October, on our home turf, we are hosting a special fundraiser event – filled with an incredible line-up of artists to celebrate the importance of Black History in all its diversity. The event will be raising money for The Black Curriculum. […]

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EP REVIEW (+ Interview): Rommek – Break the Tension (2020)

Following the EP’s release last month, Eleanor Bickers looks back on the project and speaks to the industrial techno producer

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Tony Davis: Life Before Digital, Integral Rebellion, and the Spirit of the Nineties Rave Scene

After a brief hiatus, Eleanor Bickers’ Biodegradable Soundsystem returns with an extensive feature on 90s rave photographer Tony Davis.

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Introducing: Laura Khamis

Tice Cin spoke with the music journalist on accessibility within the industry. Laura Khamis is a campaign-focused young journalist, who’s written for places such as Red Bull, A Nation of Billions and gal-dem. I asked to interview her because of her background in mentoring aspiring writers and also because it can be quite difficult to […]

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Introducing: Armed With Bow

Having premiered a new mixtape on his show Through the F-Hole, cellist and electronic composer Will Langstone spoke with Sidney Franklyn. ++this article is a partial transcript of a phone interview that took place on the 22nd of August. It has been edited for clarity and brevity++ ~~~ Sidney Franklyn: How are you doing Will? […]

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Threads Studio Re-Opening Party – 28-Aug-20

In the middle of March, the Threads base in London paused its operations due to Covid-19. The station’s operations didn’t stop though – in the 5 months since, our community has spread out into 100s of pop-up studios, broadcasting and recording from home to keep the community listening and connected! After all the positives and […]

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ALBUM REVIEW (+ Interview): Eki Shola – Essential (2020)

Following the release of her new album Essential, the singer and multi-instrumentalist decrypts the project for Sidney Franklyn. The myth of the ‘tortured artist’ is a trope so familiar to our collective consciousness that it has already received its rightful reckoning several times over. Give the phrase a quick search online and you’ll be flooded […]

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Introducing: Milly on Air

Alejandra Cabrera Abasolo spoke to the presenter and DJ about her show, her music library and her inspirations. Milly Chowles has always had a passion for music and community radio, which is displayed in her monthly shows at Threads Radio: ‘Free Love w/ Milly on Air’. Every four weeks, DJ and radio presenter Milly takes […]

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Cedrik Fermont: Syrphe, Life in Noise, and Sociocultural Explorations of the Avant-Garde Climate

For this third edition of her Biodegradable Soundsystem editorial series, Eleanor Bickers caught up with the trailblazing noise and industrial curator Cedrik Fermont is a multifaceted artist of Belgian, Greek and Congolese heritage who now resides in Germany, navigating the world of improvised industrial, noise and electroacoustics. His plethoric skill set as a musician, composer, […]

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Elephant Disco Wants You to “Get Righteous”

Yasmine Akim discovers the fuel to the nu-disco trio’s fire, as they unveil the new music video for their debut single. Released on May 27th this year, “Get Righteous” is the debut single from Elephant Disco. Written and recorded in one take, the song is a poignant transcendence of the times we are in – […]

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Introducing: the mermaid café

Coinciding with the release of their debut single, Sidney Franklyn takes a peek into the delicate little world carved out by the experimental pop duo. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. At the turn of the year, when Ruari Paterson-Achenbach and Joanna Ward were sketching out the first skeletal throes of what would later […]

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Threads* International – 11/12-Jul-20

A 37 hour non-stop AudioVisual stream bringing together 6 locations from across the globe. Sharing music and visual art in solidarity. Expect visual artists pairing with local musicians, left-of-centre sounds accompanied by extraterrestrial sightings, and immersive audiovisual streaming…from lush city panoramas through to forward-thinking live responsive visuals. A local experience set in the context of […]

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Threads x ID Quest Virtual Rave: Electro Cafe Takeover – 15-May-20

DOWNLOAD GAME —-> https://fredidquest.wixsite.com/id-quest Fancy being a randomly generated character, exploring a virtual world, heading to a Threads rave, this Friday night!? THIS FRIDAY night, we have an extra special Threads Takeover for you, curated by Tudor Acid’s brainchild, Electro Cafe. Join us from 18:00 to step into the magical world of I.D Quest – […]

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Bonasforsa Live at EartH – 13-Mar-20

In history, Bonasforsa was a 16th century Polish queen of Italian origin, and in present it’s also the Italo-Polish electronic duo Krzysztof Kozber and Rico Casazza. Bonasforsa will perform tracks from their new upcoming album and also some bits from their debut long player live at EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney). Their approach is a unique […]

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Threads* livestream from Space.Zero Russia – 22-Feb-20

TIMETABLE (GMT+2) 22:00 GRST LIVE (UK) | 20:00 GMT23:00 MLLFFN LIVE (RU) | 21:00 GMT00:00 ukhao LIVE (RU) | 22:00 GMT01:00 Peter Kirn LIVE (US/DE) feat. Valentin Tszin Dancing (RU/DE) | 23:00 GMT02:00 Ewa Justka LIVE (PL/UK) | 00:00 GMT03:00 Kamikaze Space Programme (UK/DE) | 01:00 GMT05:00 Konstantin Black (RU) | 03:00 GMTEND A new […]

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Definition Hardcore: Channelling Nineties Discourse

Following last month’s German trance feature, Biodegradable Soundsystem’s second edition sees Eleanor Bickers map the shifting tides of digital hardcore. Hardcore, by definition, performs as a skeletal affirmation of media. Associating a method of communication with a brutal and violent, yet sincere and engaging message, it cultivates a community of creators and consumers who coexist […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Balm – Mauve (2020)

Sidney Franklyn gets to grips with the ambient duo’s sensory debut. Mauve, the debut album from Amsterdam-based ambient duo Balm, is an exercise in restraint. Every moving part faultlessly enacts its own appointed function; you’d be tempted to compare its operation to finely-tuned cogs in a well-oiled machine, though the rattle and whurrs of metal […]

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“It’s never going to stop until everything’s broken down and rebuilt again” – Voicing the Black Lives Matter Protesters

Over the weekend, many UK cities held anti-racism protests following the killing of George Floyd – a 46-year-old unarmed black man – whilst under arrest by members of the Minneapolis Police Department. Regrettably, the brutal nature of Floyd’s death at the hands of a white police officer was by no means a first for the […]

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Ralf Hildenbeutel: EYE Q, Earth Nation, and Frankfurt’s 90s Trance Scene

In the first edition of a series accompanying her show Biodegradable Soundsystem, Eleanor Bickers spoke to the enigmatic electronic producer Ralf Hildenbeutel Last month I spoke with Ralf Hildenbeutel, a musician from Frankfurt who is a renowned film composer and electronic music producer. Although his career spans 30 years, I was keen to find out […]

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Introducing: MUNDI Festival

Federico Zonno is the artistic director of MUNDI, a music festival that takes place at the Norman Hohenstaufen Castle, in Southern Italy. Threads’ Alex H Honey caught up with Federico to talk building a utopia, multiculturalism in music, and the ‘Global South’. Hi Federico, hope you’re well. Would you like to speak a little about […]

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EP REVIEW: Vellichor – Vellichor (2020)

Alex H Honey takes a dive into the London jazz quartet’s enticing debut effort. Vellichor is a London-based quartet combining aspects of 90s hip-hop, 60s modal jazz and the contemporary London jazz sound. The project was started in 2019 by Alex Murphy (saxophone) and Joey Penaliggon (bass, harmonium) together with Jack Whitehead (drums) and Luke […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dusk + Blackdown – Rollagelive Vol. 1: Nightfall (2020)

Far more than just a victory lap, Eleanor Bickers explores the duo’s latest offering… Established in 2005, Keysound Recordings embarked on a mission to simulate London’s urban surroundings and community into a bespoke aural collage, to evolve the existing staple sound of dubstep and UK bass. The brains behind the label, Dusk (Dan Frampton) + […]

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‘Indigo’ by Julio Victoria: soothing electronic to help you through lockdown.

Over the past ten years, Julio Victoria has been at the forefront of Colombia’s electronic music scene. Today, he releases his full-length debut, ‘Indigo’. Despite being half the world away, Alejandra Cabrera Abasolo gets up close and personal. Julio Victoria has been a pioneer of Colombia’s electronic music scene, creating pieces of techno and house […]

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‘Rebirth’ by Farai: a taste of courage and compassion for hard times.

A year on from its initial release, Sofia Lyall reaffirms the album’s relevance to the current crisis aggravating austerity’s wounds. “Times are hard in the ends man/When will it fucking end man“, asks Farai on “This is England”. The words are accompanied by deep, warping synths and a pulsating bass that match the rage running […]

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North East London Neo-Psych Rapper Domo Gorille flips expectations again with “Rip It Up” Music Video.

An ekphrastic response by Tice Cin. When you write about a music video, write about its characters. These men have climbed out of The Sublime, and they’re walking to the tune of lead single “Rip It Up“.  But before this, you’ve got the girl in the pig tails and she’s lost in her phone, like […]

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Greetings from Daisy Mortem, cyber-goth ambassadors from Le Planète Sauvage…

Following the release of their debut album in January, Alejandra Cabrera Abasolo trades transmissions with the French new-rave outfit. To understand the sans-aesthetic duo Daisy Mortem, one must take a trip back to their origins. Vampiro and Cindy started making music at a really early age after listening to Marilyn Manson’s Antichrist Superstar. From then […]

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Introducing: Jolliff Seville

Jolliff Seville is readying an EP ‘Don’t Hurt Me’ and has just shared his latest track “Hectic Glow“. Tice Cin got in touch with him during London’s ‘rona lockdown to ask about his attitudes to music production, the harmful ways that mental illness can be glamorised, and the importance of safe spaces for queer performers. […]

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Threads Celebrates International Women’s Day 2020

Threads Radio is celebrating International Women’s Day with 24 hours of music, conversation, comedy and examples of individual and collective will making great things happen. We are spotlighting some of the female, trans, FI and NB people already involved with Threads, alongside special guest slots and mixes from DJs, producers, activists, academics, friends and mentors we […]

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Introducing: Domo Gorille

Tice Cin interviews rapper, artist and designer, Domo Gorille. Domo Gorille recently released his EP ‘The Sublime’, it’s atmospheric, bassy, and comes with big messages about self-discovery, coping with pain and transcendence.

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Threads* launches a new show to highlight Exist Festival in Palestine

The first electronic music festival in the history of Palestine took place in Ramallah in 2019. The founder of this international event is Odai Masri, known as ODDZ, who has been active in the underground scene of Ramallah for more than ten years. The strong effort to grow the electronic music scene in his hometown […]

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Introducing: Rhythm Labs

After attending their launch party in Kentish Town, Jed Waldron gets to grips with the budding nightlife collective. Drill, lo-fi, hip hop, tech-house, neo-soul, crank-wave, gabber – who’s updating this Wikipedia page? Add a few ‘umms’ and ‘ahhs’ in there and it’ll sound like you’re trying to convince a friend to come to this new […]

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Threads* is excited to broadcast ‘SPACE.ZERO’ (live) on 22/02/20

A new international collaboration between artistic and curatorial teams from Berlin, Bradford, London, Kaliningrad, and Tallinn will take over a cavernous industrial space on the port of Kaliningrad. Combining educational programs and exchange by day with a dense electronic night program, SPACE.ZERO is a marathon environment for artistic development and immersive musical experience.

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Jungle Jam: Room 3 Threads Takeover 06/12/19

The Jungle Jam crew are back in London at The Cause for a one-off special in aid of Centrepoint, the charity that supports homeless and other vulnerable youth. In Room 3, Threads are proud to host some killer local talent playing Dubstep, Grime, Dancehall, Hip Hop & Reggae. ROOM 3: Flirta D (DB40)DJ Jedah & […]

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Threads48 – 48 Hour Stream – Crowdfunder Closer 14/12/19

We’re delighted to announce Threads48! Our Crowdfunder culminates this weekend with a 48 hour non-stop broadcast, over 2 channels, to celebrate and epitomise what Threads is all about – a global, diverse and conscious weekend of engaging radio and video streams. https://www.gofundme.com/f/go-fund-threads-radio First wave of of the line-up announced on artwork here. Full line-up TBA […]

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How Language and Identity shape London’s Music Scene

It may seem harder than ever to maintain your roots, but these artists show you otherwise “Music would be stuck in national folk if it weren’t for outsiders,” says Elin Edwards, a London-based musician hailing from North Wales. “It would take me a whole essay to explain how vital foreigners are for the development of […]

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Threads Outreach Presents: Industrial Workers of the World

 ‘ZERO-HOURS CONTRACT STAFF EARN £1000 A YEAR LESS’, ‘ZHCS TRAPPING YOUNG PEOPLE IN HOMELESSNESS’, ‘NUMBER OF ZHCS RISES BY 100 000 IN SINGLE YEAR’, ‘ZHCS HARM YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH’, ‘MORE THAN 5 MILLION PEOPLE IN BRITAIN SUFFER LOW-PAID, INSECURE WORK’, ‘WORKERS ON FLEXIBLE CONTRACTS BEGGING MANAGERS FOR MORE HOURS.’  You get the idea. Harry […]

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Threads Radio’s 1st Anniversary 31/01/20

THIS FRIDAY!!! —- One year ago, Threads launched, a broadcast platform born out of a passion for amplifying and connecting creative communities and subcultures worldwide, combining musical fanaticism with a consciousness for addressing what’s going on in the world around us, both locally and globally. It’s been a wild rollercoaster since! An incredibly special community […]

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The Smooth Jazz Conspiracy – A documentary by Jeremy Coubrough

This is a short article about a very good friend of mine. Jeremy’s bald, has a goatee, is a little on the hefty side, and always wears Oakley sunglasses. In fact, his style icon is James Jannard Oakley’s founder. He looks speed-dealer-dodgy but he’s disarmingly friendly, relaxing to be around, and exudes an aura of […]

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Pop Up Pirates

A pop up has become part of our vernacular since 2010, I had wondered (cynically) if it was due to dying retail spaces, high rents and generally things being unobtainable unless you offered to do them for free. My first experience of a pop-up was (in yes, 2010) when someone in Leicester opened an art […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Floating Points – Crush (2019)

  Floating Points is a man with a PhD from UCL. There are a few other beatmakers with serious academic roots in London’s universities. Dan Snaith, a.k.a. Caribou, a.k.a. Daphni, has a PhD from Imperial, as does Brian May. The Queen guitarist completed his doctorate 37 years after beginning it, smashing it out in a […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Alexander Bonder feat. K/O OMEGA – GOLD (2019)

‘Haunting, Compelling and Mesmerising’ We indulge in the dark pop single by Alexander Bondor (Release by Chill n Bass/OTRMG Artist Commentary: “Gold is my song of freedom, my release from the “warmth of a cage” that was my previous life. It was a life where everything was planned before it even happened, no surprises, just […]

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Threads Radio x Fingers Crossed

Threads Radio x Fingers Crossed 4pm – 11pm, Nov 30th Cheap beers, house party vibes ???? Jeff Spesh b2b Medallion Man Ill Measures Noqualms (Canopy Presents) A’Bear wannamarchi.club Avant Garbage Super Drama Free Entry, Get involved ???????????? Artwork by Martin Kellett

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Trans Awareness Fundraiser (Dalston Superstore X Threads)

    Friday 22nd November 21:00 – 03:00   Dalston Superstore x Threads Radio cordially and elegantly invite y’all to our Trans Awareness Fundraiser. An evening of love, expression and queer majesty in honour of two of our favourite charities – Mermaids and Gendered Intelligence. With ecstatic pop madness upstairs and a selection of London’s […]

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Loose Lips: The Five Year Mission

  “It all started as a means of creating some opportunities for me and my friends to express ourselves.”   It’s a fairly familiar story of inception, a group of people comes together to create something because there is not anywhere quite right for them to fit in as a whole. There may be avenues, […]

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Fusión Bastarda: The Electronic Music Scene in Latin America

(Chancha via Circuito. Courtesy of artist)   After the fire that took 200 lives during a gig in República Cromañón, a club in Buenos Aires, the city’s nightlife experienced a vast decline. The government shut down several venues, leaving party-goers devastated and launching them into a quest for safe spaces to express their love for […]

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Headway East London (September Show Rewind)

  It was never meant to be like this. This blog post was meant to tell you what’s been happening at Headway East London in the past month, and what’s likely to be in our next Threads show.    But that all changed on the day of recording when presenter Firoza called in sick. Likewise, […]

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Objekt x Ezra Miller (Review)

(Image courtesy of Percolate)   Thursday 12th September marked the fifth outing of Objekt and Ezra Miller’s live audio-visual performance. Over the past decade, Objekt has made a name for himself as one of house and techno’s most dynamic DJs and producers. His counterpart, Ezra Miller is a renowned generative artist, web developer and programmer whose […]

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Threads*// Arroios (Lisbon) Pop Up Event 13/10/19

  This week (Sunday 13/10/19) the Threads crew are headed to Lisbon’s Arroios neighbourhood with a pop up event at venue and gallery InBloom.   We’ve been itching to get out to Portugal for some time now for what will be the 26th country we’ve broadcast from since launching in January.   The event is […]

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Social Cleansing & The Community Fights Back – Is David becoming Goliath?

(Illustration by Javie Huxley)   Earlier this year we had the privilege of being part of the ‘Save Latin Village’ campaign raising funds for their legal fees and promoting awareness of the plight facing not only the Latinx but ethnic minority communities in the UK. You can read up on that here. However, we caught […]

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Profile: DJ Early

  Depending on who you ask, one of Britain’s greatest exports could be considered its rave scene, and in particular the illegal rave scene. From the well documented Second Summer of Love, to the UKG hysteria of the 90s and more recently Croydon’s dubstep renaissance, the UK has been purveyors of DIY partying. Well-seasoned veterans […]

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[PREMIERE] Clinical Poetics: An interview with DeForrest Brown, Jr.

Photo by Ting Ding   DeForrest Brown, Jr. is a New York based rhythmanalyst, media theorist, and curator. He produces digital audio and extended media under the name Speaker Music. Threads Radio is proud to present this exclusive premiere of ‘On Bloodthirst and Jungle Fever’—a post-footwork live recording of sonic weaponry towards a cultural ritual […]

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Interview: A Guy Called Gerald / THINGS DISAPPEAR

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.11.1″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.11.1″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] THINGS DISAPPEAR host Lee Kirk Fagan with Gerald Simpson     Written by Alejandra Cabrera Abasolo.   House music can’t be understood in the UK without the mentioning the legendary Gerald Simpson, more famously known as A Guy Called Gerald. […]

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Queering Capitalism: HECHA / 做 on their ‘empathetic’ business model

Queering Capitalism: HECHA / 做 on their ‘empathetic’ business model Alex Honey sat down with Luz Angélica Fernández and Ting Ding—co-founders of HECHA / 做—for an exclusive interview at their 4-day pop-up, which showcased their gender-fluid, hand-painted garment brand alongside friends and artists from their community. One of the purposes of the event was to […]

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Factor 50 (Charity Single) by Nicholas Rage

      Nicholas Rage, a local Tottenham resident and born and bred Londoner has an obsession for rather odd music. His recent passion lies in ethnic edits from across the globe, with lyrics being the least of his criteria of musical interest. In fact he says if they cannot be understood then they just […]

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The Guerrilla Mystic’s Identity Crisis

  Something that has become the norm in our society is the idea that we tie our identities to things/objects/places/people/ideas/belief systems/careers/interests all of which exist outside of ourselves. Maybe our social surroundings dictate to us that we are to act in certain ways, dress within a framework (style/fashion), listen to certain types of music (cerebral […]

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The Amazon Jam w/ Meaney

    Living in Canada, I have seen the first-hand effects of our changing climate – with water levels at record heights and wildfires burning throughout the Arctic. This week I was speaking with my friend João in São Paolo (shout-out Jo-Jo), and a photo he shared of the blacked-out midday sky really moved me. […]

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Parasang (A Profile)

  Improvisation, creativity and imagination are the holy trinity of truth in the musical experience. The industry has become obsessed with product over process, especially as the next generation of musicians are on their way up to a gate-kept industry taken over by bean counters, pencil pushers and generally those devoid of any imagination. However, […]

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Rise Like Lions (An audiovisual exhibition exploring the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester 1819)

  Introduction: I’m in conversation with Jude Greenaway, half of Greenaway & Greenaway who are the visionary creatives behind Rise Like Lions, an audiovisual exhibition exploring the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, 1819 where people wanted parliament to reform. Individuals of the public wanted change and more rights for themselves which eventually, whilst in protest, the […]

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Urgent Appeal For Information

We are troubled to report that people close to us have been involved in a serious incident at a free party on Hackney Marshes (Sat-Sun 17/18 August) which has left someone seriously injured.   We are sharing the appeal from the authorities for information regarding leads to catch up with the people who perpetrated this […]

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The Microminimal takeover w/ Meaney & Arto

      The microminimal takeover w/ Meaney & Artro   The microminimal takeover – Episode 2 – Meaney   Today’s mix was inspired by hirō records– dai-3 (see the article I wrote on the track release here). Arturo and I wanted to record a show experimenting with similarly deep, mystic and hypnotic soundscapes. The […]

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The Microminimal Takeover w/ Meaney & Parting

  Introducing: The microminimal takeover The microminimal takeover – Episode 1 – Meaney   Today’s episode is a celebration of summer – Justin and I both wanted to play music that reflected our excitement for the approaching festival season, but could also be played to relax in the warm weather. I start the mix at […]

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Threads*ZK/U Radio x Gütermarkt – All Day Pop Up Stream (04/08/19)

Facebook Event Threads*ZK/U Radio x Gütermarkt brings you a unique all day pop-up stream to celebrate 40 Gütermarkts!    Merging musical styles and content from across the Threads* spectrum, we’ll be streaming live from a new, bespoke radio studio in the market itself. Surrounded by incredible, eccentric market stalls and workshops we’ll also hear from […]

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‘The tranquil world of Frequency.Fixer’

We explore the imagination of this Ambient world Artist (written by Dominique de Coarmond)   Have you ever laid in bed, no urgency to fall asleep, tired and unfazed? Or you’re trying to channel that inner spiritual being of yours because the positivity on a Monday morning is at an all time low? Yes, same. […]

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Albania: A tale of natural beauty, festival paradises and an outdated stigma

Albania: A tale of natural beauty, festival paradises and an outdated stigma.  (piece by Ned Dillon)     Set alongside the Adriatic coast, nestled tightly within the curves of the Albanian mountain range is the village of Dhermi. To some, it is a week-long paradise destination, to others it is home, and to the hopeful; […]

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Minimal with Meaney (Vol 1)

    Introduction   With my debut on Threads*on 2/7/19, I thought I would take the chance to briefly introduce the show, before going onto my blog piece on this chapter’s mix.   Minimal with Meaney is a monthly residence on Threads*; based in Roncesvalles Villages, Toronto. The programme includes individual and collaborative projects from […]

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The Riddle of the Imp on the Mezzanine – Steven Warwick’s New Radio Play.

      At the last Threads*ZK/U all-day-pop-up we were very excited to host a live reading of Steven Warwick’s recent performance work The Riddle of the Imp on the Mezzanine. Part of his continuously mutating Mezzanine series, The Riddle… was previously performed at London’s ICA and Reading International.   You can listen to it here for a […]

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Threads Radio Takeover at Club Makossa (21/06/19)

A showcase of new and old talent from Threads Radio hosted by Club Makossa – a fantastic 100 cap venue right by Dalston Kingsland station. FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT!!! The party kicks off at 10pm and finishes at 3am. This is going to get lively as we’ve got a bunch of DJs spinning styles ranging […]

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Threads*Krivina – TExN#9Pop-Up Stream, Sofia (21/06/19)

Threads* travels to the Balkans again this weekend, where we’re delighted to be hosting our first ever pop-up stream from Bulgaria! Streaming from Airsoft Sofia Field, an incredible location on the outskirts of Sofia, in collaboration with TExN. Showcasing local live acts and DJs, streaming for over more than 20h! Make sure to tune onto […]

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Recorded Research 3: Felicty Mangan

    Felicity Mangan is an electro-acoustic musician who works almost exclusively with animal sounds. With releases on Shelter Press and Longform Editions and collaborations with Stine Janvin Joh as Native Instrument and Christina Ertl-Shirley as Plants and Animalia she explores animals not only through documentation of the sounds they make but through reconstructing their […]

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In Conversation with: Hannah Place (MX Men/We Take Place) part 1

  Hannah is a Tottenham based arts practitioner who is masterminding the MX MEN festival at Ugly Duck Space in London on 28-30thJune. She runs ‘We Take Place’, an arts organisation running projects with creatives focusing on challenging social issues. The MX men festival champions ‘positive masculinity’ which came from a frustration about the conversation […]

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Threads*Gambetta Pop Up – Club Night in Paris (06/07/19)

Bass / Techno / Breaks / Experimental / Footwork / Grime / etc. 06.07 – 5€ à l’entrée / at the door [ENGLISH TEXT BELOW] Webradio basée à Londres et Berlin, Threads Radio s’installe à Paris le temps d’une journée et d’une soirée le samedi 6 juillet. Après une dizaine d’heures retransmises en direct sur […]

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Threads*Livadista at N-H // LON Festival, Struga (15/06/19)

We’re travelling again to Macedonia! This 15th of June, Threads Radio will host the after party stage of N-H // LON Festival Struga 2019 on the beautiful beach of Livadista in Struga, Macedonia! Streaming from 6:30 to 20:00 at www.threadsradio.com with 2 of our residents as well as local DJs and acts. ————- – Herzel […]

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Threads x Anita Berber: In Conversation with Roman Selezinka

    Back on the Berlin flex this weekend with another amazing event in the Threads orbit. This time we are partnering with Berlin venue Anita Berber (named in honour of  the Weimar era ‘Princess of debauchery’). What’s interesting about this event is the folks at Anita Berber are making an effort to bring together […]

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Charlotte Dos Santos at EartH in Hackney

  (Photo by Abdourahman Njie)   The Brazilian-Norwegian jazz singer Charlotte Dos Santos took everyone’s breath away at her first headlining show in London last Tuesday 28th at EartH. The artist stunned the world with the release of her EP ‘Cleo’ in 2017 and her vocals have been compared to Erykah Badu and Amy Winehouse […]

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Threads*ZK/U All-Day Pop Up Stream (08/06/19)

????????????????????????????*????????/???? is the sister-studio of Threads radio (London). It builds on the dynamic interconnectivity of the ZK/U Berlin, echoing its drive towards meaning-creation and disruption in the urban sphere. Hosting a convergence of sonic research join us on June 8th for a cross-genre exploration of sentimental songs about death with Dj Sentimentemily, an enquiry into […]

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Radioaktivität X Threads*Gesundbrunnen (08/06/19)

Radioaktivität is back with some new exciting guests… After the proper bash with RBL Berlin and 20ft Radio we’re happy to announce the exciting newcomer to the Radio Community of Berlin. Please, welcome: Threads Radio, a station with bases in London and Berlin. After their regular Pop-up radio streams at ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst […]

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Threads X Parasang (08/06/19)

THREADS X PARASANG We’re partnering with Tottenham based radio station ‘Threads’ for the next Parasang to to launch a new audio/video streaming partnership for future shows. They are perfect partners to push the shows live around the World. Plan for the night is: 3PEACE trio: “Drexciyan jazz excursions” WondRWomN (DJ): “Rare groove” PARASANG SET 1: […]

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The Cause: Keeping It Real (by Al Ballentyne)

The Cause: Keeping It Real (by Al Ballentyne)     There has been a lot written already about The Cause elevating it to its celebrated status as emergent cultural hub. The Cause is Threads’ home and many good things happen in this space, while some may see events and online presence alone, we are privileged […]

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Recorded Research: Jessica Ekomane

      Jessica Ekomane’s work is everywhere at the moment and it feels great to see an artist recognised for their focus and originality. We invited Jessica to make a mix for our new series Recorded Research, in which musicians create mixes around themes that inform their practice. In her contribution Jessica maps one […]

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Festival of Latin American Women in Arts (By Alejandra Cabrera)

    London will be home to the Festival of Latin American Women in Arts, FLAWA, happening for the first time ever.  This women empowering festival will be taking place May 15ht to 17th in a range of different venues.   Teresa Guanique, the festival’s creator and general director says, “FLAWA started as an idea […]

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Threads*Summerhill x ISO Radio – Pop-up Stream (13/05/19)

For our next Threads* pop-up in North America, we’re in Summerhill, Toronto tonight – collaborating with local station ISO Radio, who share a similar ethos of combining music from across the spectrum with a platform for hearing untold stories from the local community. https://www.isoradio.to https://threadsradio.com ——- – Ceremonies (On Earth) https://soundcloud.com/ceremoniesdj – Kehdo (On Earth) […]

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Threads*Hamilton (11/05/19)

Last week we hosted our first ever Threads* pop-up stream in the States, and today, it’s the first ever in Canada! We head to Hamilton, on the western tip of Lake Ontario, for an insight into a city which has a techno legacy connected to the early days of Richie Hawtin, but which is being […]

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PROFILE: Asher J. Wiener (The Cause) by Alejandra Cabrera

(Photo by Alejandra Cabrera)     “Why did I get involved? I ask myself that every day,” says Asher while laughing, “because I love it. I really enjoy being here.” Asher tells me about The Cause, the new club he helped to make happen last November in Tottenham, in a calm yet passionate manner.   […]

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Threads*Bushwick NYC – Pop-up Stream (05/05/19)

Pop-up streams don’t come more exciting and last minute than today’s! Threads* hosts its first live stream from across the pond, with a line-up curated by Threads* show hosts, International Winners. Expect weird tunes, hungover chatting, a host of amazing local selectors coming through, and a b2b from Threads regulars, Loose Lips, following their showcase […]

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Penceng Raver – a mix of wedding rave music from Sumatra by Gabber Modus Operandi’s Ican Harem.

        Penceng Raver – a mix of wedding rave music from Sumatra by Gabber Modus Operandi’s Ican Harem.       I first met Ican Harem of Gabber Modus Operandi in 2011 in Jogjakarta when he was putting on noise shows in his backyard to crowds of 10 or 15 people. This […]

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Circle: A place for the discussion and development of positive masculinity

  (artwork: ‘Circle’ by Al Ballentyne)   There is a lot of talk about toxic masculinity, the ever deepening divide between progressive self examination and petulant adherence to the systemic nonsense that has held back society for generations. It’s a confusing time to be part of society if you are not engaged and embracer of […]

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Brexit’s Effect on the UK Music Scene: The importance of free movement for electronic music in London (by Alejandra Cabrera)

  Chema Diaz (by Alejandra Cabrera)   BREXIT EFFECTS ON THE UK MUSIC SCENE: THE IMPORTANCE OF FREE MOVEMENT FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN LONDON   London is a multicultural hotspot that has seen the birth of many artistic and musical trends due to its diversity, both in production and in audience. Sadly, the populist trend […]

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Make Your Own Shift: Redefining the Community Centre

(Photo by Dimitri Djurec)     A small group of people seeking to takeover ‘meanwhile’ spaces, of which there are many in London and give them back to the community. Their idea is to open up the spaces to people local to the area rather than supplanting enclaves of artistic practice into communities with minimal […]

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Easter Sunday Rave Pre Party Mix Series #8 Medallion Man b2b Kortzer

It’s Easter Sunday, it’s party-day and things are heating up here at Threads. The final in our pre-party mix series is a b2b with Medallion Man & Kortzer. This one will get things going before we see you all down at our party tonight at The Cause (Tottenham). Take it away guys!       […]

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Easter Sunday Rave Pre Party Mix Series: #7 Dazed and Confuzed

      Name of crew //   Dazed And Confuzed       What do you do //   We hosts several events around London, from Club night to experimental and sophisticated forest party. With international names from the techno scene as: oscar mulero, ancient methods, vatican shadow, dj pete, AnD, steve bicknell, mick […]

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The Thread: Transeurope Express

It’s a serious weekend at Threads, today there’s events all day in Berlin (available on Threads* & Facebook livestream) and the Promoters unite party in London.      Berlin       The emerging sister studio Threads*ZK/U returns!    Threads*ZK/U is the sister-studio of Threads Radio (London). It builds on the dynamic interconnectivity of the […]

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Easter Sunday Rave Re Party Mix Series: #6 Resonate

Now it’s Friday and Good Friday at that, well to be fair, most Fridays are good aren’t they? Either way this one just got better with the next offering in our Easter Sunday Rave pre party mix series. This one is from Thatboy Tim of Resonate:       Name of crew  –   Resonate   […]

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Easter Sunday Rave Pre Party Mix Series: #5 Extreme Fetish Club

So it’s Thursday, it’s that time again… next up in our pre party mix series is Extreme Fetish Club feat Barry Bungalow VS Dotty Davies B2B. Instead of fighting over the stereo at home they’re doing it in front of everyone else!       Name of Crew: Extreme Fetish Club   What do you […]

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Easter Sunday Rave Pre Party Mix Series: #4 Botox Rave Kru

It’s Wednesday, it’s midweek and time for another mix. Our fourth in the series is from Botox Rave Kru (UKAEA)         >>>Name of crew     BOTOX RAVE KRU       >>>What do you do     Play live, DJ and produce. Generally, techno that doesn’t sound like techno and non-techno […]

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Threads Easter Sunday Rave Pre Party Mix Series #3: Das Booty

Happy Monday everyone with under a week to go here is the third in our pre Easter Rave mix series with an offering from Rory Moronik of Das Booty           Name of crew   Das Booty     What do you do?   We are a mixed-genre party crew that focus […]

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Threads Easter Sunday Rave: Pre Party Mix Series 2 ‘Strange Signals’ Fourth World

We are just over a week away from our epic Easter Sunday Rave and as promised here is the second mix in our pre-party series. This one is by Strange Signals of Fourth World.           With this mix series we are asking each crew the same set of questions to help […]

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Threads Promoters Unite Easter Sunday Rave: Pre-party mix series (Canopy Presents: Noqualms)

What are you doing on Easter Sunday?     Artwork by Stephen McLaughlin   This week we saw a Black Hole for the first time, however we are beckoning you to join us in a hole of a very different kind. Time will slow down, things may seem different to what they appear, you may […]

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Threads*Neukölln Pop-Up – Club Night (20/04/19)

Threads*Neukölln – Club Night 23:00-05:00 (CET) Loophole, Boddinstrasse 60, 12053 Berlin 3 euros OTD ——— Threads Radio hosts its second ever club night in Berlin, this time heading to the amazing DIY space in Neukölln that is Loophole – bringing together DJs and live performers from Berlin, Macedonia and the UK. Expect some serious (and […]

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Threads*ZK/U Pop Up #3 – All Day Stream (20/04/19)

Threads*ZK/U returns with another journey into the disembodied voice and sensitively gathered sound. With music from across the globe including Desi Dhoom, ZK/U artist in residence Byungseo Yoo, artist / performer Rana Hamadeh, composer / producer Jessica Ekomane and Sumatran wedding raver Ican Harem. sub_ʇxǝʇ is back in the house plus more Weirding Module from […]

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Roots Sisters Roundup #2: Paola Blueroomess (AKA Donna Lee)

    I met Paola a couple of years ago in Barcelona via my man and was immediately struck by her beauty, pose and charm. The more I got to know her, the more blown away I was by all of those things but also by her voice and musical talent, coupled with her fierce […]

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Recorded Research: Konrad Sprenger ‘Stack Music’

  Photo by Hannah Schwarz   Konrad Sprenger is the alias of Jörge Hiller a composer and instrument builder who has collaborated with such well regarded experimental music makers as Oren Ambarchi, Arnold Dreyblatt and Ellen Fullman. In 2017 he released Stack Music his first solo album of compositions for multichannel-computer-controlled guitar on Berlin’s PAN. Stack Music’s mechanical […]

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Threads Promoters Unite! Easter Sunday Rave (21/04/19)

Like never before… At the amazing club that sits below the Threads Radio HQ, 15 promoters who host shows on the station team up to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with a 3-room, sweaty, hedonistic and community-driven rave. It’s free/cheap, there are loads of amazing crews, loads of amazing DJs, and one hell of a […]

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Record Store Day at The Cause (13/04/19)

Summer is well and truly on the way, and The Cause and Threads Radio are teaming up to bring you the first event in our summer series, kicking things off proper on Record Store Day. – FREE ENTRY ALL DAY LONG – £3 beers until 4PM Credit to Benjamin Abraham on the artwork. The Cause […]

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Five Miles x Threads Radio (05/04/19)

On Friday 5th May, Threads Radio and Five Miles team up. We take over the Five Miles club space and bar with a hand picked selection of some of our best DJs and artists. > Five Miles x Threads Radio < It’s free before midnight if you write your name on the event wall. £10 after […]

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Latin Village Fundraiser – Day to Night Fiesta (23/03/19)

Above Seven Sisters Station sits Wards Corner, which since 2001 has been the Pueblito Paisa Latin American Village. A home away from home for the Latin American Community in London. Following the greenlit demolition of their sister market in Elephant & Castle, it’s one of the few Latinx community hubs of its kind left in […]

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Threads*ZK/U Pop-Up #2 – All Day Stream (16/03/19)

Threads Radio and Threads*ZK/U present their second live broadcast from Berlin’s Moabit. Listen back to all the days shows here Threads*ZK/U specializes in thematic deep dives and musical research. This edition presents enquiries into machine music, spoken word and sentimental pop, local knowledge from the music scenes of Eastern Europe and Manchester, and power from SISTAS […]

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Earthly Measures #14 presents Multi Culti (Dreems & Von Party) (15/03/19)

Threads were invited to host the second room of Five Miles – The Brewery – for Earthly Measures #14 Event info below For our first event of the year we venture to a new space, inviting one of our favourite labels ‘Multi Culti’ for a special showcase in London. Earthly Measures #14 Five Miles 15th […]

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Latin Village Fiesta! 23/3/19

     (Artwork by Javie Huxley)   So following on from our Latin Village Takeover Show on February 14th, we agreed to help arrange the Latin Village Fiesta (Fundraising event) in partnership with Grow Tottenham and the Save Latin Village Campaign. It seemed like only yesterday we were having the initial conversations with all parties […]

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An interview with Cordell Johnson

Cordell Johnson was in the guest mix for the March edition of the Noetic Show on Threads*Aubervilliers, which you can hear below. No3sis got to interview him as a companion piece to the show.     March 6, 2019, 7pm in Paris. A windy night, drinking a beer in a café near the Gobelins metro […]

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The Thread (News)

Incoming transmission from Threads HQ!     We are going to be sharing what is going on inside the Threads world in a new regular update giving so you can keep up to speed and not miss out. The thing I love about Threads (this is Al btw, hello!) is that we are a community […]

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(IWD 2019) In Conversation with: Lora Krasteva

In Conversation with: Lora Krasteva       Photo: Nayomi Roshini     Lora recently appeared on new Threads Women focused culture show ‘Tell me about it’ for which I was taking photos and took the opportunity to sit down with Lora for a quick discussion as part of Threads wider International Women’s Day (week) […]

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(IWD 2019) In conversation with… A Sex Worker

In conversation with: Mystery Guest who shall not be named for reasons of stigma who is a member of the Sex Work community         As our programme for International Women’s Day (IWD) on Threads Editorial relates to representation, conversation and sharing of ideas. I felt it was important to speak to as […]

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GENDER (A project manifesto) & message to all women by Veronique Charlotte

‘GENDER’  Project Manifesto by Veronique  Charlotte     We are already naked     Gender is a project based on equality and the importance of communication. In the present society concerning mine and the next generations habit of expressing themselves is spoken verbally though emotions are missed.   No one is telling you exactly how […]

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Roots Sisters Roundup (by Aisha Khan)

Roots Sisters – Contemporary Female Performers of Roots Music   Written by Aisha Khan     The Roots Sisters are a group of women that perform Roots music. Singers, songwriters, musicians and DJs, they all share a passion for the music and a desire to add something unique and new to the genre. These gals […]

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Female Visual Storytellers: Five Photographers who continue to inspire (by Mario Washington-Ihieme)

Female Visual Storytellers: Five photographers that continue to inspire     ‘Golden Yeni’ by Mario Washington-Ihieme   I long to tell stories of the people and communities around me. The interest stemmed from encountering a plethora of scenarios, both in the everyday and in the extraordinary moments of my life. Among every encounter I’ve instinctively want […]

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WondRWomN: Interview (with Alejandra Cabrera)

  North London rapper WondRWomN is back with the demure and sultry single “Table 4 1” her first single release of 2019, which is presented as her most honest track yet.       Mary Otumahana is a talented artist on the rise and an inspiration for women in the creative industries. Mary started her […]

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‘Funny Ha Her’ by Jo Scott (The ConnyJoJo Show)

    BEAKING: Funny women exist.       I’ve had the privilege, as a comedy night promotor and emcee, to meet a plethora of such fearless creatures. And let’s face it, no matter what gender you are, it is utterly terrifying: getting up on to a stage, in front of a mic, under the […]

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TjC: Wearable art sustainable fashion show

  Creative expression and the human condition are intrinsically linked. One informs the other and the resulting explorations can illuminate our ideas about what it means to ‘be’. In 2019 there is still significant stigma surrounding what happens in our minds, is there such a thing as truly mentally healthy person? I would say no […]

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Threads*MKC Pop Up – Day & Night (02/03/19)

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.11.1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.11.1″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.11.1″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_image src=”https://threadsradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/threads-MKC_web_poster-2.jpg” _builder_version=”3.11.1″][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.11.1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.11.1″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.11.1″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.11.1″]Threads* is the second stream of Threads, a radio station with studio bases in London & Berlin, curating a unique & diverse selection of music, also providing a platform for a range of social, political & comedic talk-based […]

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SISU Presents: International Women’s Day Celebration 2019

    Artistic celebration for International Women’s Day!   SISU  have been blessed with the space at Studio 9294 to celebrate International Women’s Day. We are hosting a selection of week long events leading up to a huge celebration on Friday March 8th!   Alongside our London leg of our DJ workshops tour, we are […]

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Threads at SET Dalston (02/03/19)

Threads Radio have teamed up with the wonderful crew at SET Dalston to help herald the beginning of Spring with an amazing line-up of Threads DJs. —————- – Josh Caffe – Official (Night Sheen / Love Child) https://soundcloud.com/josh-caffe Josh Caffé is an assured part of the underground house and techno scene. He is someone who […]

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Threads*Kreuzberg Pop Up – Club Night (02/02/19)

Threads*Kreuzberg – Club Night 23:59-10:00 (GMT) Köpernicker Strasse 20 – more details TBA 6 euros OTD——— HERE WE GO! Threads is a brand new radio station, curating a unique and diverse selection of music, alongside providing a platform for a range of social, political and comedic talk-based content. This Saturday, our first ever Berlin club-night […]

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Threads*ZK/U Pop Up – All-Day Stream (02/02/19)

Threads*ZK/U is a sister-studio of radio station, Threads (London). It builds on the dynamic interconnectivity of the ZK/U Berlin echoing its drive towards meaning-creation and disruption in the urban sphere. Threads is a new radio station based in Tottenham, London, curating a unique and diverse selection of music, alongside providing a platform for a range […]

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The Omega Point (Interview with Alexandra Moon)

The Omega Point – Interview with Alexandra Moon (by Al Ballentyne)     I had heard of The Omega Point through friends, they are an ‘audio visual dream’ concocted by Melbourne based Mexican/Australian duo Paul del Sol and Alexandra Moon. Sol and Moon see the artist’s role as helping humanity to heal the alienation of […]

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In the neighbourhood * Paris / Festival Les Sonifères

With this new recurring piece, I will aim to focus on events of various types, linked in that they involve key players, artists and activists who help fostering local scenes. To kickstart the Paris variant of this series, it just made sense to pen a few words about the Les Sonifères festival, which took place […]

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As Above, So Below: The gouging of another community’s heart

Haringey is London’s most diverse borough, it’s heritage steeped in cultures from all four corners. We are something that modern Britain should be proud of, a beacon of hope against a regressive tide of increasing xenophobia, walled gardens and institutionalised prejudice. However if we take Threads’ home of Tottenham we are witnessing the ideological social […]

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‘Sober’

Sober. I remember the first time I tasted alcohol at twelve years old. The minute it touched my lips I wanted more. As I grew up, this kept happening. Everyone else was doing it and this was just what you did. I grew up in London, so around seventeen, started going to clubs. I started […]

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Pueblito Paisa – Tottenham’s Latin Village under threat

    Above Seven Sisters Station sits Wards Corner, which since 2001 has been the Pueblito Paisa Latin American Village. A home away from home for the Latin American Community in London. Following the greenlit demolition of their sister market in Elephant & Castle, it is the only Latinx community hub of its kind left […]

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Holding Space – A call to action

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]While ‘Holding Space’ is a term we here in relation to helping others through difficult times, this series is a place to showcase where and what holds space for us as creators. When you are holding space for someone else, you […]

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Canopy Presents w/ Noqualms

UK Funky. What is it? What was it? These were questions I wasn’t asking just a few years ago. Despite working in a few clubs during university in Nottingham (Stealth prime amongst them) and, unavoidably, catching the tunes by the most well-known producers and artists (Crazy Cousinz, Fish go Deep etc) I didn’t fully understand […]

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Threads: the beginning.

What and who is Threads radio? Well, according to Lee Kirk-Fagan the station’s co-conspirator, it’s very much the, ‘collective will of the people involved.’ I joined the previous incarnation of Threads (199Radio) in March of 2018 after casually messaging the station’s facebook page. I think, for a lot of people in those early days (the station […]

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SISU: Platforming Womxn in Music

  SISU is a Finnish concept; it stands for the philosophy ‘what must be done will be done, regardless of what it takes.’ Sisu is the special strength and persistent determination that resolves to continue and overcome any moment of adversity using a combination of stamina, perseverance, courage, and determination held in reserve for hard […]

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Welcome to Brain Rub

How do you remember your past? What stories or events stick out in your memory? For many it will be Brit-Pop and World Cup near misses. For others it will be raves around the M25, fights outside a chip shop and terrible fashion decisions. Your memory of your time here on earth will be a […]

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The ConnyJoJo Show

Hi, I’m Conny (or to use my Roman or ‘street’ name; Marcus Cornelius Hibernia) and along with Jojo (Gaudia Ioanna Novocastria) I’m one of the presenters and writers of the new, fortnightly comedy-chat show starting soon on THREADS RADIO. Welcome one, welcome all to THE CONNY JOJO SHOW.   Catchy title, no? I’ll be the […]

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Meet The Locals: Grow Tottenham

Meet the Locals Part One – Grow Tottenham   Next to our home base is the wonderful Grow Tottenham, a multi-function community space, garden, venue, café and studios hosting its first volunteer session on 18thJanuary 2018. Almost one year later as Threads prepares to come online, I thought it would be good to catch up […]

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The Creative Alliance Show

Creative Alliance Show Blog Well, its 2019 and we at Creative Alliance are calling it the year of CHANGE! We are saying goodbye to old and hello to the Go Get it! We are living in a time where everywhere we look, we see that things are not the same and this has left us […]

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BlackBoxRadio x Threads* x Swim warmup – Prague pop-up (24/01/19)

Our first Threads* pop-up – teaming up with BlackBoxRadio and Swim in Vinohrady, Prague. 24/01/19 18:00 – 22:00 CET DJs: Daniel Cherney (Threads* Radio) Barbora (Swim) Saboteur (NeverEnough)

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Threads Radio Launch Party – London (24/01/19)

Threads Radio is a brand new station, launching Friday 25th Jan, which will curatea unique and diverse selection of music, while providing a platform for a range of socially, politically and comedic talk-based content.   Threads is based at The Cause in Tottenham, North London, an ethically-conscious music venue which has made a huge impact […]

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DJing in the Swedish countryside, Scarlett Johansson, Fatima Yamaha, Desert Tech and Sex

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.11.1″ header_2_font=”Unive||||||||” header_2_text_color=”#000000″ header_4_font=”univers45light|||on|||||” header_4_text_color=”#000000″ header_4_font_size=”16px”]DJing in the Swedish countryside, Scarlett Johansson, Fatima Yamaha, Desert Tech and Sex By Dan Cat[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.11.1″ text_font=”univers45light||||||||” text_text_color=”#000000″ text_font_size=”15px” text_line_height_last_edited=”on|desktop”] ‘Sex isn’t about orgasming or ejaculating. That’s just a bodily function. A number 3, if you will. It is not important how often you have it, […]

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Clearing the floor at Boomtown Fair, Alan Turing, Jerry Seinfeld, Bez with filters… and tanks and shit

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.11.1″ header_2_font=”Unive||||||||” header_2_text_color=”#000000″ text_font=”univers45light||||||||” header_4_text_color=”#000000″]Clearing the floor at Boomtown Fair, Alan Turing, Jerry Seinfeld, Bez with filters… and tanks and shit BY DAN CAT[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.11.1″ text_font=”univers45light||||||||” text_text_color=”#000000″ text_font_size=”15px”]I played in two capacities at this fabulous festival near Winchester (they build an entire town it’s like several conjoined 007 movie sets) – 60,000 […]

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