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.
Curation and Production
C/O Berlin: No Photos on the Dance Floor!
The exhibition project No Photos on the Dance Floor! Berlin 1989—Today documents the history of Berlin’s club scene since the fall of the Wall and brings that history to life in club nights at C/O Berlin. The exhibition was curated by guest curator Heiko Hoffmann, together with C/O Berlin’s chief curator Felix Hoffmann, and includes works by Camille Blake, Tilman Brembs, Ben de Biel, Salvatore Di Gregorio, Martin Eberle, Matthias Fritsch, Dan Halter, Honey-Suckle Company, Erez Israeli, Romuald Karmakar, Steffen Köhn & Phillip Kaminiak, Anna-Lena Krause, Tilmann Künzel, Sven Marquardt & Marcel Dettmann, Marco Microbi, George Nebieridze, Alva Noto, Pfadfinderei, Daniel Pflumm, Mike Riemel Collection, Carolin Saage, Giovanna Silva, Wolfgang Tillmans, Lisa Wassmann, and Michael Wesely.
Accompanying the exhibition are four nights of performances at C/O Berlin. DISK Agency was asked to curate, plan, book, and produce these club nights.
New Gabber Modus Operandi Release via SVBKVLT
Born out of a shared obsession for jathilan, gabber, dangdut koplo, Chicago footwork, grindcore and noise music, Gabber Modus Operandi distill an extensive range of influences into high-octane productions. Their love for energetic, intense sounds forms the foundation of their hyper-active, unprecedented output, now including a sophomore full-length released 16 August via Shanghai-based SVBKVLT. Now booking European club shows and festivals in April/May 2020.
DISK Welcomes Angel-Ho
Polyglot performer, vocalist, DJ, rapper, and producer Angel-Ho first started making waves as one of NON’s co-founders, alongside Chino Amobi and Nkisi. With releases such as Ascension (Halcyon Veil) and Red Devil (NON) under her belt, she shared her “debut proper,” Death Becomes Her, in 2019 via Hyperdub.
DISK Welcomes Bbymutha
Counting tracks produced by artists such as Suicideyear, LSDXOXO, and London’s God Colony, Tennessee rapper Bbymutha's sound is as genre-defying as it is woman-positive. Defying her religious upbringing, in the Bbymutha universe (a.k.a., The Mutha Land), women are allowed to be (if not downright celebrated for being) sexual, vulgar, ambitious, and savvy. She's also turned a lifestyle society might deem unwise if not downright impossible — being a self-professed stay-at-home-mom-of 4 kids who earns her living as an artist — into a veritable goal. By her very existence, Bbymutha is a champion of the people without ever having to say so. Her debut album Muthaland will be released April 2019.
MANUFACTORY by Transforma & Sascha Ring
Directed by Transforma with a score by Sascha Ring (Apparat), Manufactory combines live video, physical theatre, and music to reflects the rhythms and materiality of labour and repetitive action. In their signature style, Transforma film and project this process live, condensing single scenes into stylised vingettes. Ring’s original score, takes the form of a series of phasing loops that both respond to and trigger the performers’ actions.
This unique live installation will premiere in September 2018. Now booking for festivals and special events.
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.