In Biology, symbiosis happens when there’s an association of individuals, animals or vegetables of different species and both parts get benefits out from their life together. This nature phenomenon can also be found on the clubbing and drinking territories and inside the music industry, where that intense union of DJ’s and illustrators take place. But if there’s a pair that is above all due to their perfect combination this is, without a doubt, that formed by our beloved nordics Bendik Kaltenborn and Todd Terje. Illustrator and DJ have been collaborating for years now, building a bright colour and disproportioned figure imagery and creating a visual universe that totally fits into what Todd’s music is.
There is a reason behind us mentioning this pair today; it’s not just because we love the electrifying rhythms of the Norwegian musician or because we think it was one of the best gigs at Sonar 2014. We’re mentioning it because, thanks to the Apolo (Barcelona) booking guys, this 28th of November, Todd Terje will be here live and club about to leave us in a zombie state for a week or so, who knows if also showing Bendik’s visuals. As a therapeutic method, here at La Monda we recommend you to listen to his last release “It’s Album Time” to endure the week ahead and, if you still think this is not enough, play the various versions of Standbar while you have a look at Kaltenborn’s portfolio. Sounds about right!
- Cerdi Casero
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