I am thrilled to announce that the compilation made in Mak’s memory and in which I have contributed, is now available to preorder on Bandcamp!
Mak was one of those special people who though humbly stayed largely in the background, his life’s work affected many. Founder of the legendary and one-of-a-kind venue Electrowerkz and of the seminal goth-post punk-industrial party Slimelight (Official), he provided a space for many of us to find family, friends and community when the rest of the world often cringed in our presence.
When I first came to London, Slimelight was the first party I went to and where I met not only some of my closest friends, like TiGoX, who now is my partner at Conscious Expansion, but also Gabriel, the man with whom I came to share 21 years of my life – and counting. It later became the home of my dearest friend’s Choronzon baby Kaos. and even of our own party Papa Loko. How many unforgettable nights have we spent in this space and how accommodating, generous and helpful Mak has always been!
This compilation has been curated lovingly by my friend and Slimelight DJ Francesca Mendola and all proceeds will go towards keeping Electrowerkz alive and kicking and to Mak’s family. Other artists include Jo Quail, Orphx, Years of Denial, LAW 334 feat Choronzon, Mechanical Cabaret and the amazingly talented Julia A Katarina with whom we used to perform Schubert together many years ago!
The compilation, which is in 4 volumes and includes music from a variety of genres, will be released on Friday 2 July. There is also a limited edition USB stick with all 4 volumes limited to 101 copies – found on Merch page on Bandcamp.