Florian Meyer aka Don’t DJ (Berlin / Germany)
Friday, 3 November, 21:00 – 23: 00, Konzertsaal, #2 Navigating Exoticism and Appropriation, Sonic TalkFriday, 3 November, DJ Special / Listening Lounge, 22:00, Stadtgarten Café, Listening-Set
Culture, identity and representation are the cornerstones of Florian Meyer aka Don’t DJ’s talk of exoticism. Currently, fundamental flaws in our concept of culture are surfacing in the form oft the wars of identity politics and the repressive nature of our multiculturalist societies. Exoticism is deemed an implementation of a somewhat romantic racism, but very early versions of the concept might actually offer a beneficial approach to respecting and understanding each other in a globalised society. As a DJ, Florian Meyer is praised for his “smooth eclecticism” (Mark Gonzales) while his pivotal point being the style he releases on his DISK imprint. After his talk, he will provide a glimpse of this sound during a listening set at the Stadtgarten Café (ca. 23:30).