Kalabalik

We are almost heading  our way to Sweden for the Kalabalik pa Tyrolen Festival. This is a yearly meeting for all things synth/wave/post-punk. Their focus is on contemporary music instead of the many festivals and parties out there who tend to pay more attention to bands from the past… so Kalabalik is really fitting the ET focus when it comes to that.

Also they have an open mind and attitude when it comes to these styles/genres… another thing we have in common. Through the years quite some artists who have appeared on ET performed already at Kalabalik… so I am really happy to head over there now myself for a label showcase with 6 live acts and me and Alacidus with our record bags…  and of course I am eagerly looking forward to experience this festival with all the other great live acts…

 

Closing set Gifgrond dj M.

Last month the Enfant Terrible label night at Gifgrond was a blast. After the live performances by Staatseinde, TWINS and Garçon Taupe I finished the night with some tunes to dance to… it was a mix of elektro-wave, post-punk, new beat and more…  you can listen to it below/on mixcloud…

Gifgrond (again) – saturday 18th November

This January we kicked off the year with a party at Gifgrond… and now we return to this awesome spot in Tilburg (NL) to sort of close the year…

The line-up features Staatseinde and Garçon Taupe… both Dutch projects that recently released records on Enfant Terrible… so I consider this a delayed release party for these acts…

Staatseinde will bring their elektro pop live in stage and Garçon Taupe will perform live his acid trax…

Next to that TWINS from the USA will kick off his first European tour that night… his latest album from last year (Rather Not, Enfant Terrible 2016) got great feedback due to the original blending of styles like elektro, EBM, new wave, post-punk and more… A new 7″ is planned for the first part of 2018… also on Enfant Terrible…

Throughout the night I will spin records… and hopefully there will be some dancers / clubbers to close to night with…

 

Out now!

ET_heartOut now are the three new releases on Enfant Terrible/Gooiland Elektro: the TWINS mini album, the Zarkoff & Ikonal EP and the Antlers Mulm 7 inch.

All three releases are synth driven but rather different in style… from post-punk influenced elektro (TWINS) to acid with a touch of EBM (Zarkoff & Ikonal) to melancholy synth pop (Antlers Mulm).

Full track previews are online on the ET soundcloud page… and the records are for sale at the ET webshop and at selected (web)stores around the globe…

Printed TWINS

twins_printed_armstwins_printed_legsYesterday was quite a sad day… as for the last time I was at Kapitaal in Utrecht for printing some ET artwork… hopefully they will find a new place soon so our collaboration can continue…

What had to be done yesterday was the sleeve for the TWINS “Rather Not” record… the sleeve has a classic new wave sort of lay-out and features some great photography by Anouk van der Wegen. The sleeves are silkscreen printed.

This record comes in two editions… as in that the sleeve has been designed in two variations featuring two different photos… one proved harder to print as the other strange enough… but in the end both look great I think…

This record is open for pre-order now and ready for shipping in about 2-3 weeks from now…