To announce/promote/celebrate our upcoming show premier as a DJ TRIO, we are releasing a new mix by DJ ILL PRIMO: TACOTACO mix.
by Peter Nijenhuis
Peter Nijenhuis, who runs the blog "De Wereld werkt in Arnhem", wrote this article based on an interview we did regarding the BTR practise and our upcoming performance at PULSE 12, which is an exhibition series organised by art platform "Studio Omstand". Mostly, it contains our thoughts concerning our methods, the fine line between artist collective and record label, and the future of BTR.
by Maarten de Waal
This article reviews a number of BTR's performances during the "Grijs Gebied" festival.
Poppodium Brigant invited BTR to open for a Russian DJ called Kate NV. To honour the electronic tradition as well as the continental philosopher Slavoj Žižek, we decided to create a soundboard using his very distinctive voice. Accompanied by a few keyboards and an iPhone drumcomputer-app, we created the following improvised live show. Recommended to listen while working.
An ode to the Dutch television show "De Wondere Wereld" hosted by Chriet Titulaar. This live show was recorded on October 7th, 2016, at the White Suit Projections exhibition in Nijmegen. Curated by Danielle Papenborg.
Part of the "BTR Invites..." programme in collaboration with Circa...dit. This time we asked artist Rob Voerman if it was okay to do a show next to his work "The Exchange", which was exhibited on top of the Sonsbeek waterfall during "Sonsbeek '16: TransACTION.
Part of the "BTR Invites..." programme in collaboration with Circa...dit. This time we invited visual and auditive artist Manuel de Swaaf to form one-day-band GETREKT. The name comes from the term in gaming lingo, literally meaning "get wrecked".
A Kratwerk/Autobahn inspired live album. Also based on the Dutch expression "steenkolen Duits", which literally means "charcoal German", meaning the sound a Dutch person makes when trying to speak German, but being unfamiliar with the German language, except phonetically. Performed at Kasper's Graduation Show, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem. Personal favourite is "DER NEUE TEKTONIK TANZ".
Alllllllllriiiiiiiiight boys 'n girls! It's time for some punk, some garage, some... FRUTTELPUNK. This is a new type of music, only to be played in basements of lunchrooms. Major Schmetterling played a smashing show, with support by Indonesian artist collective Cut & Rescue. Our drummer left, so we had Schmisfits drummer Bram Derksen to fill in on drums, and he did great!
I get slightly figurative when I'm bored Galerie Plaatsmaken, Arnhem. Performance during the opening of Ide André's 'I get slightly figurative when I'm bored' solo show. Invited by Ide André.
Secret Eels and the Caveman Tiefgarage, Köln. Invited by Taka Kagitomi.
Düsseldorfer nach der Museen Galerie am Meer/ W57, Düsseldorf. Invited by ZALAR.
Thaïti + Honolulu Cocktail Show Luxor Live, Arnhem. Invited by Marijn de Valk.
Ver Uit De Maat WORM, Rotterdam. Invited by Mariette Groot.
BTR: Major Schmetterling // special guest: Schmisfits // Flako Tako (DJ set) TAPE, Arnhem. Curated by Broken Toaster Records, invited by Shannon van der Werf.
Opening Gelderland Biënnale De Rozet, Arnhem. Invited by Hanne Hagenaars.
Club Tilburg: Tu Sei Arrivato Smederij, Tilburg. Curated by Sjors Heijs.
BRIK - Brikolage Circa...dit Artspace, Arnhem. Invited by Ide André.
In The Pursuit Of… Alternative Truths Expoplu, Nijmegen. Group show with Lado Darakhvelidze, Domenique Himmelsbach- de Vries, Anneke Ingwersen, Lyubov Matyunina, Rune Peitersen and belit sağ. Curated by Youri Appelo.
In The Pursuit Of… Gender: A Universal Language Expoplu, Nijmegen. Group show with Marijn Akkermans, Jan Hoek, Matthijs Holland, Roman Strijbos, Julius Thissen. Curated by Youri Appelo & Julius Thissen.
In The Pursuit Of… Disruptive Voices Expoplu, Nijmegen. Group show with Eline de Bruijn, Nicoline van Harskamp, Simone de Kinderen & Machteld Rullens. Curated by Youri Appelo.
Zomer Expo: Het Kunstgemaal & Aki Meets Het Koelhuis Het Koelhuis, Zutphen. Group show with Airco Caravan, Marloes Staal, Roland Spitzer, Tjalling Mulder, Merel Jansen, Ole Nieling, Ide Andre, Dewi Hoppe, Jean-Philippe Paumier, Sharony Sein, Tessa Valkenburg & Joris Strouken. Part of the IJssel Biennal. Invited by Mieke van Tilburg.
Clair Lieu Das Grosse Haus, Südschule, Viersen. Group show with Ide André, Anna Lena Anton, Koen Delaere, Ciel van Dooren, Mischa Doorenweerd, Jeroen Doorenweerd, Peggy Franck, Rochni Grunenberg, Alex Hermanns, Bas van den Hurk, Christian Korda, Patrizia Lohmann, Jan Muche, Daniel Schubert, Johan tahon, Esther Tielemans, Evi Vingerling & Alexander Ernst Voigt. Invited by Daniel Schubert.
WC Project Radboud University, Nijmegen. Group show with Ide André, Jelle Slof, Domas van Wijk, Hessel Josemans, Nikita van Dam, Willem de Haan & Lucas Sloot. Curated by CodC, co-curated by Kasper van Moll.
Grijs Gebied 2016 (Monomentum Collective) Hall of Fame, Tilburg. Invited by Tim Monumentum.
B*there Festival De Parade, Den Bosch. Invited by Sjors Heijs.
State Of The Worldly Transition seminar//exhibition//concert White Suit Projections, Nijmegen. Group show with Lost Bear, Gijs Verhoofstad, Danielle Liebeskind, Marena Seeling & Wouter Engelbart, Coen Vernooij, Mark Beerens, Stereocilia, Ide André, Simone Albers, Slobodan Kajkut (YU), Julie Mittens, Stijn Bogers, Anne Hopman, Het Nieuwe Initiatief & DEAR. Invited by Danielle Papenborg.
I <3 CAMP Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam. Group show with All The Cunning Stunts, Maarten Bel + Ko de Kok, Meeus van Dis + Bart Eysink Smeets + Steven de Peven, DJ Dunkell, Steye Felix, Marianne Hamersma, Wayne Horse, Benjamin Li, Mike Moonen, Dennis Muñoz Espadiña, Publication Studio Rotterdam, Tanja Ritterbex, Bert Scholten, Anan Striker & Studio Eyesberg. Curated by Showroom MAMA, invited by Cengiz Menguz.
WATERPROOF Rob Voerman's The Exchange, Sonsbeek '16:TransACTION, Sonbeek Park, Arnhem. Curated by Broken Toaster Records Collaboration with Rob Voerman, Sonsbeek '16: TransACTION & Circa…dit.
CODE ROOD: DIY Code Rood, Buitenplaats Koningsweg, Arnhem. Group show with Ide André, Anke van den Brink, Kai Chang, Lisa Eksteen, Leonard Kuipers, Maarten Spons & Mireille Tap. Curated by Harmjan Roeles and Alphons ter Avest.
Untitled 5 a 7, workshop space, ArtEZ Instute for the Arts, Arnhem. Curated by Broken Toaster Records.
EXTRAPOOL presents MUZIEKLES @ Fight Club OK74 Fight Club OK 74, ArtEZ Instute of the Arts, Arnhem. Curated by Hessel Josemans.
Release party Carmello Trio & PLMGL // Live Drvg Cvltvre & Carmello Trio ! Sounds, Tilburg. Curated by Whatspace.
THE HALLOWEEN PROJECT, presented by Stitch in Time Theatre Ugly Duck, London. Curated by Robyn Hazel Hoedemaker.
Phantom 3Piece Expoplu, Nijmegen. Curated by Youri Appelo & Broken Toaster Records.
Me, You and Everyone we know Willem Twee Kunstruimte en Poppodium, Den Bosch. Curated by Sjors Heijs & Thomas Swinkels.
GETREKT Circa...dit Artspace, Arnhem. Curated by Broken Toaster Records. Collaboration with Manuel de Swaaf.
BTR Presents: Kasper's graduation show ArtEZ, Institute for the Arts, Arnhem. Curated by Broken Toaster Records.
Luisterboek Circa...dit Artspace, Arnhem. Curated by Broken Toaster Records.
F.C. Broken Toaster Records presents: The Kickoff NS16, Incubate Festival, Tilburg. Curated by Broken Toaster Records, invited by Vincent Koreman.
MONO opening weekend MONO, Rotterdam. Curated by Cengiz Menguc and Broken Toaster Records.
Kasper's Green Light ArtEZ, Institute of the Arts, Arnhem. Curated by Kasper van Moll and Broken Toaster Records.
This is a live recording of an improvised audio book. It tells the story of Archibald and the Great Groebeloeris. It is recorded in Dutch, and features a few commercial breaks. Recorded at Circa...dit artspace, Arnhem.
The Incubate videos!
For us at Broken Toaster Records, the way we work feels somewhat comparable to playing football on a muddy field. The main difference is that we take it very seriously. This was the main thought behind this event. In the weekend of May 12th, Broken Toaster Records was invited to participate in Incubate Festival, Tilburg. We decided to use the budget and space to create a football field with real grass, homemade football shirts and footballs with the BTR logo printed on them. We used the football field as a stage where we showcased a number of our precious bands, kind of like a retrospective exhibition. First, an old classic: Thom Thwaiter's Goat Suit, followed by Live Op Vlieland Reprise, which was an ode to the first record ever published by Broken Toaster Records. Our friends from Eco Italia did a live show. On the last day, Carmello Trio did an ambient set.
On the third day of Incubate, Jelle's voice was so messed up, he turned into an old man named Ome Jochem. We decided to use this extraordinary voice to retell one of the most classic fairytales in existence: Little Red Riding Hood.
Code Rood is a monthly exhibition which takes place in Buitenplaats Koningsweg, Arnhem. This is basically a piece of land where artists live and work. BTR performed in a building/artpiece called "Het Stookhuisje", which was built by artist Alphons ter Avest. We slept in "Het Stookhuisje", using it as a rehearsal space. The next day, CODE MALLOOT did a performance with a barbecue, grilling meat while performing.
On April 8th, Broken Toaster Records curated one night of MONO's opening weekend in Rotterdam (www.mono.ooo). The first band was Latte Macho & The Frappucino's. It consisted of two guys, one keytar, one CASIO VL1, one electric ukelele and one sound recording of a forest.
The second artist to climb the stage was DJ Gstarking. Mixing Rennaissance with Hardstyle, DJ Gstarking performed by sitting on a chair on stage, reading Darwin.
Next up, an old familiar to the Broken Toaster Records label: Eco Italia. With their unique entrance on stage (being dragged in, squeezed together in one sleeping bag) they immediately captured the crowd's full attention. They continued the show in style, changing outfits every ten seconds, blending fruit into different kinds of delicious smoothies and handing out drawings that were made on the spot. It was AWESOME!