6 september Trädgården Live Sessions Season finale:
Legendary Norwegian disco-Jazz-avantegarde label Smalltown Supersound is turning 25 year and we celebrate that with
2 day minifestival with artists from the label.
2nd night lineup:
Iconic artist Neneh Cherry have just revealed the video for single Kong produced by Four Tet and Massive Attack’s 3D. Together with this show she is also headlining shows in Paris and London.
Kong is a powerful and vital return to the musical conversation for Cherry. Over a dubbed-out synthesis of the musicals worlds of Four Tet and 3D she fuses the personal and political. She references the history of Colonialism as well as Europe’s on-going refugees crisis in a brave and timely protest song; one that uses empathy and compassion as its disobedient tools. “Every nation seeks it’s / friends in France & Italy / and all across the 7 seas / and goddam guns and guts and bitter love still put a hole in me”. The track meditates on the West exporting armed interventions, inviting the listener to imagine the world of someone willing to take the risk to escape from the ruinous effects of their consequences.
Video director Jenn Nkiru is from Peckham, London and is a fast rising star of the art and film worlds. She was 2nd unit director for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s internet-breaking APESHIT, following up on her visual work with Kamasi Washington on his latest album Heaven And Earth. An MFA film graduate of Howard University, her first film EN VOGUE shot by Bradford Young & Arthur Jafa screened internationally to critical success.
The single artwork is by Wolfgang Tillmans the first photographer ever to be awarded the Turner Prize. He is one of the most important documentarian of his generation of London and Berlin’s club and gay scenes. His recent musical collaborations include the photo artwork for Frank Ocean’s 2016 album Blonde and the physical magazine that accompanied it Boys Don’t Cry
Raised on country and western music in the outskirts of the Norwegian oil town Stavanger, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm now lives in Oslo where he is making contemporary disco and running his Feedelity label. Claiming that "Hans-Peter Lindstrom is closing in on Henrik Ibsen and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as being Norway's poster boy of choice" (quoting an article on Piccadilly Records website) is obviously quite an overstatement, but nonetheless his original approach to dance music is currently causing quite a stir. His first success was the jazzy "Granada", being championed by the likes of Giles Peterson and François Kevorkian and signed to numerous compilations. Wanting to take charge of his own career, he set up Feedelity Recordings - referring to the contrast between feedback and high fidelity - in 2003, and released "the untitled EP" which at first sold the massive amount of 150 copies. The track being included on the Chicken Lips DJ-Kicks compilation did the job though. Then came “I Feel Space”, the track that put Lindstrom on the map of dance communities all over the world, a 12” single that sold remarkably 17.000 copies! This single was followed by a string of 12”s that in the end was compiled on the critically acclaimed “It’s A Feedelity Affair” album. Following a consistent flow of highly acclaimed EPs, singles and remixes for names like Franz Ferdinand, Killers, Roxy Music, Doves, Bordoms, The Horrors and LCD Soundsystem.
Lindstrøm today enjoys a cult-like status within dance music circles, and although the humble guy himself is happy doing what he loves on an underground scale. He has decided to have control over both his own music and publishing, that is why releases all his music on his own label Feedelity in collaboration with Oslo`s Smalltown Supersound. 2008 saw him debut with his first proper debut album, Where You Go I Go Too, released independently through Feedelity / Smalltown Supersound – to high critical acclaim. And as strange as it may sound, this is actually