Supporting DISK Artists
Like the rest of the world, CTM & DISK are currently embroiled in efforts to keep our audience, artists, and team safe and healthy. We wanted to take a moment to express our care for and solidarity with all those affected, and our support for physical distancing measures.
While we don’t wish to minimise or divert attention away from any struggles, we do want to highlight the fact that the ecosystems that we are a part of have been hit very hard. Many in music are precarious already and are wholly dependent on income from live music gatherings.
We are thinking about how we can best support those in our scenes. In the meantime, please consider how you can help sustain the artists you love. While recorded music sales can’t make up for lost income due to gig cancellations, Bandcamp is waiving their share of sales today, so it's a great time to directly support artists you love. Here is a selection of releases from DISK artists.
Take care of yourselves! Stay home and stay well.
DISK Welcomes Delish Da Goddess
With 7 EPs under her belt, New Orleans rapper Delish Da Goddess has been a steady source of creative energy for Louisiana’s Hip Hop scene. Her prolific output and high energy performances affording her Best Rap and Bounce at 2018’s Big Easy Awards. She has been featured in Diplo's Blow Your Head series, TNTs TV series Claws and performed with the likes of Peaches, Le1f, Big Freedia and Sophie. January 29th 2020 saw the release of her new video Bye America and accodingly, Disk will bring her to Europe for the first time in May / June 2020. For interests please contact email@example.com
DISK Welcomes Cakes Da Killa
Cakes Da Killa, the New York rapper spitting rapid-fire, ruthlessly witty tongue twisters over pulse-racing, dance-inspired beats, hit the scene with his 2013 mixtape Eulogy, quickly garnering him a international following. Since then he has been touring the world helping to fuel the dialogue around LGBTQ + acceptance in urban music. Collaborations with diverse artists such as Peaches, LSDXOXO and Honey Dijon have further elevated the artist among the elite of New York City’s underground sound. Following his debut album Hedonism (2016), Cakes Da Killa is currently wrapping up his sophomore album to be released in the summer of 2020. First singles Luv Me Not and Wild 4 The Night are scheduled for early spring 2020.
FAKA member Desire Marea releases debut album
After extensively touring with FAKA in the past few years, Desire Marea has embarked on an individual sonic journey rooted in their own healing. Desire's eponymous debut album was released on January 10th 2020 via Izimakade Records and can be streamed via FACT Magazine on our artist page.
DISK Welcomes Aquarian
Hybrid, mutated strains of rave music with influence from the sounds of London, Detroit, and Berlin – Aquarian makes raw, arresting and immediate music aimed squarely at the dance floor. His latest release on Houndstooth with collaborator Deapmash under the pseudonym AQXDM perfectly exemplifies the forward, hybrid sound you can expect from Aquarian.
Consulting & Opperative Support
DISK has a proven track record in the organization of art, music, and media events, from concept design, planning, and finance, to operations, production, and communications and PR. We draw on extensive local and international networks as well as solid contacts in the cultural policy sector to promote groundbreaking art and music in combination with pioneering interdisciplinary discourse on their social and cultural impact. We would gladly deploy these diverse skills to realise projects on behalf of, or in close cooperation with likeminded partners.
From concerts and showcases, passing through conferences and publications, exhibitions and installations, site-specific art interventions, and multilateral co-operations, DISK holds over fifteen years of experience in developing projects that combine sound and a myriad of art forms and related fields. We actively seek to develop new projects and collaborations through commissioned work, unusual artistic pairings, new event formats, and any other artistic vision that relates to adventurous art.
Representing individual artists as well as several of our own projects, we aim to promote adventurous music and multidisciplinary arts with forward-thinking institutions and partners around the world.
Promotion & PR
Communications and Public Relations for events and new releases, tailored to local national or international media representatives and audiences.
DISK Agency is active year-round in concert programming, producing the Polymorphism and Focus Mode series at Berghain, and curating concerts at various other local and international venues/partners.
Our current projects, and a selection of past projects, realized for clients or in collaboration with partners within the framework of the CTM Festival or DISK – Initiative Bild & Ton platforms.
DISK Agency puts into service a range of skills developed from organizing Berlin’s annual CTM Festival for Adventurous Music & Art as well as through the projects and operations of the festival’s host organisation DISK Berlin. Since its inception in 1999, CTM Festival has become one of the world’s most prominent platforms for contemporary electronic and experimental music and digital culture.
With over 18 years of experience and an extensive network of partners, DISK Agency aims to further encourage the production and diffusion of experimental sound art, innovative music, and visual arts. A central axis in the independent arts scene in Berlin and internationally, DISK is also committed to sustaining its longstanding relationship with likeminded festivals, venues, concert agencies, and cultural bodies, and to nurturing likeminded local and international non-profit initiatives.
We are interested in collaborating with forward-thinking artists, thinkers, festivals, venues, and cultural organisations from diverse sound-related fields, as well as likeminded private ventures. Contact us for more information.