Sound Station is a record store in Copenhagen. Having existed for nearly 25 years, they are kind of old-fashioned – they have always sold and bought vinyl. The shop is blatantly lacking any kind of prejudice and have always navigated according to variation and knowledge. No music is too banal, no music too niche, and they have vast amounts of music in stock to prove it – new, imported and secondhand – at all stages of affordability. The people running Sound Station are some of the most knowledgeable guys around, and that is why we have picked one of them to join our series of recommendations by people who, well, aren’t us.
Nicolaj Rivier from Sound Station recommends the following three concerts at PHONO15:
Black Devil Disco Club
Bernard Fevre AKA Black Devil Disco Club is an experienced artist and one of the top names on the French scene for Italo disco. He’s been a part of the scene since the mid-1970s, where he made a name for himself on the basis of his exclusive Library-records. Since then, he has inspired more well-known names such as Daft Punk and Morgan Geist (Metro Area).
Black Devil Disco Club was somehow forgotten, but the Frenchman managed a comeback in 2004 when Rephlex reissued his first EP, Disco Club, from 1978 and he has been active ever since. If you have an affinity for Italo disco and proto-house, Black Devil Disco Club is definitely worth watching.
Texan Sun Araw is truly one of a kind. His music is a psyched-out mix of a world of genres – electronic music meets dub, funk, neo-psychedelia, krautrock and afrobeat. Sun Araw has put out records on labels Not Not Fun, Thrill Jockey, Drag City and his own, Sun Ark, since his debut in 2008. In 2o12 he recorded an album with The Congos, which made in onto the Billboard Top World Chart. I think it will turn out to be an eccentric, stoned, spiritual and totally unique experience.
What a scoop! Clock DVA is classic post punk and industrial straight from the genre’s cradle in Sheffield, England. The group has been going strong since 1978 – their first release was the cassette White Souls in Black Suits, issued on Throbbing Gristle’s label Industrial Records in 1980. Throughout the years, Clock DVA have also collaborated with artists such as Cabaret Voltaire, Heaven 17 and Bauhaus. A visit from Clock DVA in this part of the world is a rare occurrence, so this concert is mandatory!