On the 15th of February KC Grad will host a party titled Garden of Dreams featuring Aril Brikha live! Tickets can be purchased at the door. Follow FB event here.
Back in 1998 Aril Brikha’s ‘Groove La Chord’ crossed generic boundaries. Is it techno? Is it house? Is it deep house? No one was more surprised by the success of the record than Brikha himself – he’d originally presented it on his demo as a potential B-side. It wasn’t until two years after he recorded the track, when Derrick May played it in a club, that he realised it was good.
Brikha was born in Iran and emigrated to Sweden at a young age. In his early teens he developed an interest in electronic music – artists such as Depeche Mode, Front 242 and Jean Michel Jarre. Brikha obtained an Atari and started to use a sequencer and, after initially emulating the music of others, he began composing. Friends who heard his material told him it was ‘Detroit techno’. Brikha had no idea what that was – and so they played him records by Robert Hood and Berlin’s Basic Channel.
Garden of Dreams with Aril Brikha
Aril Brikha (live) | ▲RT OF VENGE▲NCE I Stockholm
After Affair | Sarajevo
Nikola Mihailovic | Belgrade
At the door: tba | limited
Location: Kulturni centar GRAD
Date: February 15th, 2019
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.