Music Montag: Monotekktoni

by James Glazebrook

Again, Pale Music’s Berlin Insane compilations have come up with the goods! This time, they helped me unearth the intriguing Monotekktoni, who sounds like Björk taking on Siouxsie Sioux in an awesome-off.

The artist herself is a little more abstract in her own description of her music, which I’ve left badly Google Translated, for art’s sake:

I-I do know is what am a rattling rock band without a guitar.
I am a meat grinder in the orchestra in miniature, the conductor turns at the wheel.
The orchestra also. I am the orchestra. I am the conductor.
The conductor is a woman. Volunteering. The drums in double occupation.
Electronic woman I rock band that fits under and behind a table.
And all the heart.


Most recently, she’s released a set of piano ballads as Tonia Reeh, but I’m sticking with the electronic bonkersness of her Monotekktoni alter ego. Specifically, “Dynamite”, in which the artist builds a pipe bomb disguised as a baby in order to blow up a Berlin bank. BOOM!

Music Montag: Näd Mika

by James Glazebrook

Nad Mika

WARNING! As Näd Mika lyrically vomits sexual innuendos in an absurdly stereotypical German accent, listeners may inexplicably find themselves dancing naked in front of mirrors while smearing whip-cream on their roommates.

Move over Peaches, there’s a new beat bitch in town! Näd Mika may have been electroshocking stages across Europe “since 6 years”, but I’ve only recently discovered her via Pale Music’s freakyfuck Berlin Insane compilations. The trash queen’s latest mix of pop, electro and hardstyle, “Diskoromance”, is out now on France’s Madame Visage records:

But that’s not all! Näd’s also made her very own Zombie flick, lolfully titled NÄD OF THE DEAD. This promo for “Lecker Lecker” is surprisingly well-made, given the singer’s DIY trashthetic, and features the most awesome post-apocalyptic undead rave ever committed to film. Lecker Lecker!