It’s gonna be one of those weekends again…
The upcoming weekend will be filled with parties - here’s a totally unbiased (ahem) guide that will make sure you won’t miss the best of them.
First: get yourself in the mood by putting on the latest Anthony Shake Shakir-approved BULK mix.
Is it playing? Ok, here we go:
After making sure you’ve had a full- but not undancably (yes, that’s a word now) huge dinner, start the friday night out proper and cosy with these two talented girls at Log Lady from 9 pm:
Tine Valentin, of previous BULK fame, and Josefine Amalie Winding of previous actual fame. Neither of the links are descriptive of the music they will provide but what they will provide, no matter what record, is good vibes and atmosphere.
When the smoking lounge of The Log Lady becomes too crowded, it’s time to getcha bike on, and head on out to the Meat Packing District for the third installment of I/O featuring, Psimono, Patrick Steen, Kasper Marott (LIVE) and T_C: Psimono is always full of surprises, and his latest BULK mix was actually one of the most restrained sets we’ve ever heard him deliver. Kasper Marott did a solid liveset some weekends ago at a great bunkerbauer party, so if you missed that, here’s your chance… But at some point, you better hurry on back to the city centre, because of this little event:
Rivet is back in Copenhagen, tearing up the decks, leaving only crumbs for his biggest fanboy - yours truly.
Apparently, Stuen will start hosting Dunkel nights reminiscent of times past, this one being the first official in a series. Not a bad way to kick things off… But after this, you better head on straight to bed and get that beauty-sleep, because the weekend just started…
Wake up… Put the kettle on the heater, and this on the speakers. Take it easy. Consider exchanging the eggs and bacon for a whole pig, served with some lovely red wine at Vinhanens “grisefest”-event, accompanied by tunes from grand old man DJ Kong. Who said red wine couldn’t cure hangovers?
After brunch/pig/dinner/whatever it’s about that time baby, BULK is going HULK again, which means one thing: sillyness.
Yup, we’re taking over Jolene once again…
Jolene’s is always a fun place to play, and this will most likely not be an exception. “BULK SMASH.”
Jolene is closing early, and perhaps even a bit before that, we get too annoyingly drunk behind the decks, so you should be able to make it to your final destination - the most final of ALL destinations: Culture Box - because there is no WAY you should miss DVS1, a previous guest at BULK, and one of the most amazing DJs you will ever see. The skill, the energy, the dedication. 3 words: Do. Not. Miss.
DVS1 - Can we have your babies?
Did you manage to get through all that? Good job, we salute you. Now go sleep through the week and be ready for BULK#9 on May 11th!
First Rihanna. Now Shania. We can’t say why the local pool of immensely talented DJs are starting to have a thing for attributing their great mixes with the girls of pop music. The next one will without doubt be called “Tiga”.
But let’s focus on the current one instead: Mixed by Andreas OK, an incredibly friendly and down-to-earth dude, and one fourth of the Vektor crew that hosted(/hosts) parties in Aarhus (for the non-Danish: The next-largest Danish town, situated on the German peninsula, called “Jylland” by its strange inhabitants…).
The Vektor parties were incredibly succesful, and the crew themselves are also really solid DJs, as already showcased. This mix is no exception.
Where and how was the mix recorded? Did you have any ideas behind the selection?
It was recorded at Torsten Cordes’ place. I actually didn’t put much thought into the selection at first. I just grabbed a bunch of records from my shelf, stuffed them into my bag and threw them on his decks. Unfortunately not the right approach for me, so I had to redo the second part of the mix when I got home. This time with some more thought to each record. The gear was the usual stuff: Two 1210‘s and a mixer.
About your DJ name: What is so “OK” about Andreas, really?
OK is my mantra and my way of life. OK is the way I feel when I’ve done a good job but know I could’ve done better. OK leaves room for improvement. Hahaaa.. Just kiddin, OK is just short for Øby Kjeldsen, my last name.
How did you get into electronic music, and DJ’ing?
I had an older neighbor in my little hometown who told me about electronic music at a block party. He went to a production course and knew a lot of different acts whom I had never heard about before. I told my drum teacher about the new genres I had begun to dig into and he started to introduce me to new stuff as well. When I left my parents place I couldn’t bring my drums so I had to find another way to practice music. DJ’ing seemed like the natural way to go since I’ve always bought records and listened to music all the time.
Why/how did you and your friends start Vektor?
In the beginning I actually didn’t have anything to do with Vektor, besides being good friends with the guys and trying to go to as many of their parties as possible. At that time the other guys lived in Aarhus and I in Copenhagen. It was when Torsten and Patrick moved to Copenhagen we begun our monthly Mallorca night at good ol’ Dunkel Bar. I think Søren, Torsten and Patrick only thought that it was natural that I became part of the gang when they wanted to start doing Vektor parties in Copenhagen. I think they’ve accomplished some amazing things in Aarhus so of course I wanted to join the team when they asked me.
Any interesting upcoming gigs or other stuff in the future?
We (Patrick, Torsten and I) have just been asked to book the acts for a 60 hour non-stop house and techno stage at a festival in July. I’m really looking forward getting my hands dirty in the festival game and to meet a lot of new people. Of course I’m also looking forward the to the mayhem we’re gonna make with you guys at Distortion Festival this year!! Besides that we have the next Vektor in Aarhus with Oskar Offermann and a party with German friend Philipp Boston in Copenhagen coming up. We continue what we started at Dunkel and keep on throwing the Mallorca parties at Jolene.
So, a lot of stuff in the pipeline! We’re looking forward to it as well ;) - What did you do one hour before the mix?
I was drinking a cup of coffee and listening to music with Patrick at Dorma.
- And of course, finally: why the name Shania?
According to thinkbabynames.com Shania means “I’m on my way” which is a sentence my colleagues hear me say on a daily basis. My girlfriend also likes Shania Twain so I guess i’ll score some cheap points there as well.
The BULK office wishes Andreas the best of luck with the cheap points, the projects, and all his future endeavours.