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SCANDAL: gnd’s laptop dead !!!!

Published July, 2010
by Easterndaze

In the morning gnd’s beloved baby, his laptop died because of rain that got inside the other day. Deciding to wait till next morning to let it dry out, the rest of the day continued in a much better way – at the recently opened local organic “Kreuzkoelln” style café Omnivore’s Dilemma, we met Tom Wilson, a British Oxford-educated journalist and DJ who has been living here for eight years. Soon after his arrival, he was taken under the wings of the tight-knit local creative community, collaborating with British-Spanish visualists, Serbian graphic designers, etc, an antithesis of the insularity of the creative scenes in the West.

Omnivore's Dilemma

Walking through the sun-drenched streets encircled by dilapidated buildings that are victims of the local version of “turbo-capitalism”, where money is invested in plush cars rather than the much-needed houses, we went to visit Miloš Jovanović, Tom’s Serbian collaborator and friend with whom he created the 100 to Watch project aimed at showcasing up-and-coming Romanian creatives. Following a brief stop in his spacious studio, we went to meet Bogdan, a fledgling producer and also the head of Local Records that aims to promote (and not sell) current Romanian electronic artists. With four impending label parties across Western Europe (Berlin, London, Vienna and Barcelona)

Bogdan – Rheydt

As the evening drew to a close, we retreated to deBufet, an outdoor venue adjacent to the local Arts School, where we hung out with Tom, his English artist friend, Milos and his Serbian filmmaker friend Ivana and talked about the lack of visible organized crime here (that is presumably caused by the government being the actual “mafia”), about fine spots at the Bulgarian seaside, and local manele music scene.