Retumblr

When I first started using Tumblr, I used it as a platform for my music. So my first username was ‘viralradio’. My second was my own name.

The problem with Tumblr is that you cannot change your primary blog. So I was stuck with viralradio being my primary one. 

After so many years I finally figured out you can actually change your names. So I just did.

It might mean that you are now following the wrong one, but maybe not. Hence my double post about the change.

If you’d like to follow updates on music and related events, you can follow this account. If you want to stay up to date with my research at large, all things Lighthouse and my obsessions with killer Moomins, then find me here —> http://juhavantzelfde.tumblr.com.

Thanks for your support!

Juha

slavin
slavin:

"The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological. Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying."
(via America Is Not For Black People)
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This is from an article that Jenna Wortham describes as “the hardest thing I’ve ever read” and I feel like, while I’ve read even worse than this, it’s not a competition I’m interested in. It’s horrorshow.
The article itself is much bigger and more important than this particular quote — which I think is really the broadest point made. It resists summary or reduction, and that’s one reason to read it.

When I was young I used to see these things happen in the US and shake my head; now I watch and wait for it to happen in the Netherlands too.
NL = USA + 20 years.

slavin:

"The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological. Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying."

(via America Is Not For Black People)

This is from an article that Jenna Wortham describes as “the hardest thing I’ve ever read” and I feel like, while I’ve read even worse than this, it’s not a competition I’m interested in. It’s horrorshow.

The article itself is much bigger and more important than this particular quote — which I think is really the broadest point made. It resists summary or reduction, and that’s one reason to read it.

When I was young I used to see these things happen in the US and shake my head; now I watch and wait for it to happen in the Netherlands too.

NL = USA + 20 years.

Mix of my best friend Darço. Still one of my favourites. Tracklist:

Philip Jeck – Open
Etchogon – Autechre
Dntel – Darkier Earlier
Squarepusher – seb – 1.06
Dimlite – Count your Sunrises
The Wu-tang-clan- All I need
Daedelus – Adventress
King Midas Sound – Outer Space
Ghost Hunter – We want war
The Black Dog – Kissing Someone Else’s dog
Icarus – UL-6
The Black Dog – Dada’s Mindstab
Darkstar – Aidy’s girl A computer
Zomby – Expert Tuition
Pearson Sound – Blanked
Coldcut & Hextatic – Timber
Sticky- Jumeirah riddim
The Field – Over the ice
Orlando Voorn – Coat of Arms
Maddslinky – Lost on Tenori Street
Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian – Bamboo Houses
Ghosthunter – Close enough to kiss

One of Viral Radio’s more stealth members is Datcho (Darco Cezveciyan, Armenian, born in Istanbul in 1973), who has been a long lasting influence and friend of Viral Radio founder Juha van ‘t Zelfde. He is one of the principle DJs that introduced the vanguard dance music of Smith & Mighty, Underground Resistance and Bandulu in Amsterdam in the 90s.

Datcho and Juha met in 2001 and started collaborating on Orthodox, a studio project and a series of nights inspired by rhythm music from cities like Detroit, Tokyo, London and Bristol. Orthodox was the blueprint of what would become Viral Radio in 2007. Datcho has had an invaluable role in developing this.

We are incredibly excited to have Datcho back as a DJ, and we look forward to hearing him play at Hyperrhythm at Pakhuis Wilhelmina with Tropics, Juha and Mr. Tom on Saturday 15 January.

More on Datcho:
http://twitter.com/darcocezveciyan
http://facebook.com/datcho

This is incredible. I haven’t come across any video of Morton Feldman before, but surely there must be some.

Feldman, for me, is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He might be the least known great composer around. If you’re up for it, and don’t know his work, do yourself a favour and check out his ‘For Bunita Marcus’ and ‘For Philip Guston’. It’ll take you some time, but is a magical experience.