Web Edition

How Balance Club / Culture Festival – Web Edtion works: We publish the contributions according to ⤵︎ the timetable on this website. The Webfestival is free of charge, but we appreciate your support by purchasing ⤵︎ our soliticket.
From 20⁠–24 May, our website will feature DJ sets, lectures, multimedia texts, workshops, artist talks, audio-visual works and artistic fashion-pieces. As a grand finale, we will release our Balance-Sampler “Various Artists – Tender Squads” on festival Sunday and, admittedly, fulfill our own long standing wish. The Balance Club / Culture Festival sees itself as an interface between club culture and social critique. All contributions of the festival “Tender Squads” address the question which constellations and alliances can be imagined for the emancipatory potential of a different world to unfold? Which alliances do we want to form and where do we have to insist on difference for our alternatives to be viable? What form of (feminist) care and support do we need for each other right now? Together with you we want to find out, more urgently than ever, how we can maximally destabilize structural inequalities.

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Crusat

Club Program
Theme:
HARDER FASTER FRAGILE

Golden Pudel host CRUSAT is well known for her very fast and restless sets. Euphoric Gabber, Trance, Hard Dance and Juke find each other perfectly together in her selection.

Crusat says about her Balance Web Edition mix: “The mix was very much inspired on the festivals’ motto. About 60% of it has  two tracks playing at the same time, long overlaps making new alliances between tracks, complementing each other and giving bigger presence to this in-between space that are the transitions. The mix is a teamwork of songs.

Faster, Harder, Fragile. The mix begins at 127 bpm, it slows a bit down until we find ourselves inside these less melodic tracks that can actually be better read at 250 (which is somehow a picture of the corona effect coming so suddenly into our daily duties). This chilly 125 in front of the sudden pressure of the 250 that resided inside. Then when it feels it can’t go faster, a new somewhat more melodic track begins, ‘speeding up’ to 150 bpm when that “250 track” is a bit more empty in content. And that is how we finally quit the oppressive feel- climbing to a higher up, arriving to that distorted vocals that feel like a new beginning. From there on, I carefully put different kinds of tracks, so on top of each other almost instead of next to, so they can give and take at the same time.”