WE CAN'T BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME
Marlyn Kist De Ruijter
You have to destroy something that is familiar, that you care for, in
order for something new to be created. Dance music is essentially an
ephemeral medium. It is disposable. Every night disappears into day and
is smudged into the mulch of memory. The individual parts: dancing,
being with friends, djing, serve a base hedonism and opportunity to cope
with life but beyond that are meaningless on their own. However, if you
can marshal each part well, and the crowd bring a worthwhile attitude a
certain night can amount to something in its own tiny way. The feeling
that I’ve carried from the last two December weekenders have been
about as positive as I’ve ever managed. Last year’s left a lingering
glow that meant something *_had*_ to change in order for this thing to
carry on. So this year no Weekender.
Instead an attempt to squeeze something special out of the last Saturday
night of the decade. We’ll use both floors once again. Upstairs a long
set from Dee Diggs, someone I’ve been excited about all year. As
seemingly every DJ and their dog has decided to play faster and faster
it’s been so lovely to see someone standing tall and holding it down
for a HOUSE sound in short supply. There will be a little interlude
before we host Coby Sey. These nights need a performance element and
I’m very excited to see something so intimate so late into the night.
Hopefully before 5am Objekt and myself will begin a set to take you well
into your Sunday. Downstairs is very simple: Jasmín for the first half
and Courtesy for the second. It’s been great giving people time to
stretch out musically and so that remains. Aura and Marlyn will be
installing new work and there will be a zine curated by Kasia Zacharko
and Claire Cichy given out to those who leave after 6am.
This decade has been one of opposites, of perpetual negotiation and
renegotiation, of having to accept that nothing can really hold dear and
that conclusions have to be fought very hard for and sometimes, given up
on to save our energy for something bigger. We have to keep using the
pain in life to push on. A few months ago Claire issued me and Kasia
with the vital reminder that “we can’t be happy all the time”.
This is the title of the zine and serves as our motto for the night. Its
power in remembering the importance of our unhappiness in our pursuit of
joy is something to take with us into the new decade.
Hope you can join us.
Love, Call Super.
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