Day 4 of our 2019 charity Advent Calendar in aid of War Child.
Sex Tags Mania and Smalltown Supersound regular, and one of Norway’s foremost electronic music producers, Bjørn Torske, blesses us with a shuffling house cut, made nearly two decades before the term lo-fi was even a twinkle in Slav’s eye.
“The track was made in the wake of finishing my album Nedi Myra some time back in late 1997 or early 1998. I’m not entirely sure but sound wise it might have been conceived around the same time as the tracks later released on Sex Tags UFO (cat. UFO 04) under the moniker Krisp. In any case, it has been sitting quietly on a DAT-tape ever since, waiting for a healthy opportunity to re-surface.”
Our featured charity for 2019 is War Child, whose work in post-conflict zones is done a bit differently. They recognise humans need more than just food and shelter to flourish after a war, breaking the cycle that leads to repeated conflicts by giving them purpose, education and cultural enrichment.
The dance floor has long-since been a safe space for the displaced, marginalised and persecuted to find community and expression. Safe Spaces represent the core of War Child’s work, providing vital refuge for young people to play, learn and regain their childhood.
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Artwork across the series by Jodie Haines.