DJ trio Apeiron Crew from Denmark will play a four-hour set at the Kalnciems quarter open air stage (Kalnciema street 35) on July 20, 19:00. The event is part of a Skaņu Mežs festival organized concert series called “Nordic Women in Experimental Music”. Admission is free.
DJ trio Apeiron Crew, founded in Copenhagen, is made up of Danish natives Sara Svanholm, Simone Øster and Scottish export Emma Blake. The three are likewise respectively considered as solo artists intertwined within the all female collective, known under their individual aliases Mama Snake, Smokey and Solid Blake.
The three became mutually associated through a steady and ongoing contribution to the Copenhagen techno scene noted by their active passions for the underground electronic environment and the ability to utilise divergent tastes into a unifying force. Since 2014 the three have worked their music motives together throughout the city, from their residence at Culture Box to throwing one off secret location events and regular radio slots for the masses.
Their solid grounding in mind-splitting techno as well as house, electro and hip-hop from the record stores and nightclubs of Denmark has aided the expansion of the crew and their aliases across Europe playing highly regarded festivals such as Unsound and nightclubs Corsica Studios and TBA Dresden to name a few.
Apeiron Crew are participating artists of the SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, supported by the „Creative Europe” programme of the European Union.
Apeiron Crew member Mama Snake comments on the socio-political dimension of the trio’s work in the following words: „In the context of club culture I like to play these more liberating and left wing clubs and parties that seek to create spaces for people who don’t necessarily feel welcome in the norms that society sets. To DJ was never intended as a political project of mine, but you can’t ignore the fact that it has a strongly political aspect and recently I have explored this more – I mean, Trump is the fucking president and the UK is leaving the EU, so we all need to get involved in one way or another. I hope this is something we as a crew can do somehow. We have been put in this position of being part of a movement that promotes women in music by a lot by magazines, journalists and online forums, without this being an intentional goal of ours, but I feel that we should live up to this and take upon the task.”
This Skaņu Mežs event is part of a concert series called “Nordic Women in Experimental Music” , organized in cooperation with Kulturkontakt Nord and Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation. The aim of the series is to highlight the wealth of female talent coming from this region, since the experimental music scene in a wider sense is male-dominated.