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Body Talk with Lena Willikens (Salon Des Amateurs/Cómeme)

  • Cobalt Studios 10 - 16 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)
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Nothing trains a DJ more than a long-lasting residency. A truism that the Cologne based musician and DJ Lena Willikens always proves when she plays. For more than five years, she has been in charge of long, sweaty Friday night parties at Düsseldorf’s free-spirited club/bar Salon Des Amateurs. She is also a dedicated member of the Cómeme records tribe and all its missions: her name is frequently on the label’s party bills and she runs globally famed monthly radio show 'Sentimental Flashback' for Radio Cómeme, with Juno records selecting one of her mixes as their number one of 2016. As a DJ, radio broadcaster and producer, Lena is never committed to one style, all is welcome as long as it is twisted in a one-of-a-kind way. When she spins records Lena likes to let her self go in the name of dance and free thought. Her unforeseeable selections are pooling obscure proto-techno, jacking spirits, industrial boogie, synthesized disco, raw house and other outernational rhythms.
A string of show-stealing performances across the globe last year saw Lena playing legendary clubs like Golden Pudel/Hamburg, Corsica Studios/London, Panoramabar/ Berlin, and headlining festivals like Nachtdigital, Nuits Sonores and Dekmantel. She's recently toured through, Spain, East Europe, South and North America, South Korea and Japan, and to top all that off she was in the Crack Magazine top 5 most exciting DJ's on the planet right now alongside Helena Hauf, Ben UFO, DJ Stingray and Objekt. Whenever she performs she never fails to surprise the dancers and leave everyone amazed about how expanded a crowd can let go and how far a DJ can move a dancefloor into unknown and bizarre spheres that stay catchy while being edgy and we can't wait to have her burn up the floor in Newcastle. X

Earlier Event: March 28
Life Drawing at Cobalt
Later Event: April 12
Life Drawing at Cobalt