Frem mod Sounds Like Roskilde networking d. 19. april på Hotel Cecil vil vi her på siden løbende introducere dig for nogle af de stærkt profilerede musikbranchepersoner som du kan møde til eventet. Ligesom de andre år er de internationale gæster særligt udvalgt blandt Roskilde Festivals globale netværk. Du kan læse mere om eventet her.
Name: Simon Wojan
Company: Disk Agency, Berlin, Germany
Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster? Founded in 2013, DISK Agency puts into service a range of skills developed from organizing Berlin’s annual CTM Festival for Adventurous Music & Art which, since its inception in 1999, has become one of the world’s most prominent platforms for contemporary electronic and experimental music.
First and foremost a talent agency, currently employing 4 agents, the company represents roughly 50 international artists as well as special projects with a strong focus on cultural diversity as well as forward thinking approaches in music production. The roster features DJ’s, live acts, performance artists, AV artists as well as dance projects.
– and a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment? My roster includes a strong focus on Cairos upcoming experimental music scene loosely assembled around Khyam Allami’s Nawa Recordings label. Artists include Maurice Louca, Nadah El Shazly, The Dwarfs of East Agouza and Khyam Allami himself. Furthermore I represent several artists coming from dance performance backgrounds such as US footowork producers DJ Earl and Jana Rush or also Brooklyn’s Flex Dance Nation featuring Hitmakerchinx and DJ Aaron. Being based in Berlin I also represent a good amount of artists coming out of, or associated with, the local club scene such as Lotic and KABLAM. Other artists I represent are South African performance art duo FAKA, Japanese duo group A, Brooklyn producer LSDXOXO, Baton Rouge producer Suicideyear and Houston producer and Halcyon Veil label founder Rabit.
What are your favorite Danish acts? Iceage, Dinner, DJ Hvad, Puce Mary, Goodiepal, Lower, Why Be
Best show you’ve ever seen hands down? Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, FAKA, The Spits, Pharoah Sanders, Sonic Youth… There are soooo many!