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Martial Artists Management & TAPE Presents Lady’s Tech series--one with Lena Willikens (Salon des Amateurs, Cómeme, Dekmantel / Germany)

Martial Artists Management & TAPE Presents

Lady’s Tech series 巾帼钛客系列

one with Lena Willikens (Salon des Amateurs, Cómeme, Dekmantel / Germany)


深圳 ▪ Oil


Friday, Oct 25, 2019

Supporting: Sam Lai, Funkie, Mugi (VJ)


预售 Pre-sale 80RMB 现场 Door 100RMB


Lena Willikens


Grolsch X Dekmantel Selectors Lena Willikens


Lena Willikens at Dekmantel Festival Sao Paulo 2017


Lena Willikens doesn’t play the hits. When she’s behind the decks, even her biggest fans often have no idea exactly what she’s playing, and that’s part of the magic. Like all DJs, Willikens of course has a passion for records and is always on the hunt for elusive bits of music, but as an artist, her work doesn’t hinge on any one track, or even a handful of tracks. She’s after something bigger, something that’s truly transportive for those on the dancefloor, and the tracks she plays – whether they’re bizarre slices of synth exploration, some ominously churning proto-industrial stomp or something else that simply defies classification – are all parts of a larger, more psychically satisfying whole.

Born and raised in Germany, Willikens first honed her unique approach during a long residency at Düsseldorf’s Salon des Amateurs, a much-loved nightspot that has proven to be a hotbed of free-thinking DJ talent. Outside of the club, she also found a platform on Radio Cómeme, where her Sentimental Flashback radio show allowed Willikens to dive deep into all sorts of unusual musical wormholes. (The Cómeme label was also home to her first EP, 2015's Phantom Delia.)

These days, however, Willikens' radio adventures happen on NTS, where she pilots the monthly Lightning Conductor program. Now based in Amsterdam, her curatory prowess prompted an invite from Dekmantel to put together the fifth installment of their acclaimed Selectors compilation series, and she also contributed a track to the label’s run of all-star 10th anniversary EPs. As a remixer, she's been tapped in recent years to rework the likes of Lena Platonos, rRoxymore, S U R V I V E, Simian Mobile Disco and Ana Helder, amongst others. And amidst all this activity, she's also been busy with Phantom Kino Ballett, a collaboration with artist Sarah Szczesny that lands somewhere between immersive audio-visual experience and performance art, allowing Willikens to indulge her transportive impulses in a completely new way.

Nevertheless, it’s in the DJ booth where Willikens continues to make the biggest impact. As of late, she’s forged a particularly potent partnership with fellow sonic explorer and Salon des Amateurs alum Vladimir Ivkovic, the two engaging in a sort of mind meld that brings together their shared love of electronic music’s darkest and most bizarre corners. Regardless of whether she’s playing alone or in tandem with someone else, Willikens isn’t the kind of artist who adheres to straight lines. Expect different temperatures, different moods and a dollop of chaos, just to keep things interesting. Circuitous paths take precedence over direct routes, and although not even Willikens herself always knows the final destination, when she’s at the helm, the journey is bound to be thrilling.


Event Details

Event Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:30pm - Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 5:00am
Pricing Info: 
预售 Pre-sale 80RMB 现场 Door 100RMB
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OIL Club 是位于深圳的新晋 Underground Club,致力于为南中国的地下音乐场景注入新鲜活力,呈现最好的先锋电子音乐现场,OIL有着中国地下俱乐部中首屈一指的声音系统以及灯光效果。在第一周的试营业,OIL已经迎来了柏林先锋制作人 mechatok,电子爵士神童 Swindle,以及英国低音传奇和音乐厂牌 Hyperdub的老板 - Kode9。


OIL is a new Underground Club based in Shenzhen, dedicated to injecting fresh energy into the south China Underground music scene, and presenting some of the top pioneers in electronic music. Also OIL has one of the best sound systems and lighting of any club in China.



Address & Contact

Address and contact information:
Place Address (English/Pinyin): 
11A Ground Floor,Tairan Mansion, Tairan 8th Rd Xiasha Metro Station Exit D, Futian District Shenzhen
深圳市福田区车公庙泰然大厦01层L1-11A (下沙站D出口 )
Place Phone: 
+86 (755)15817479767
Place Address (English/Chinese): 
深圳市福田区车公庙泰然大厦1层11A(下沙站D出口) 11A Ground Floor, Tairan Mansion, Tairan 8th Rd., Shenzhen (Xiasha MTR Station Exit D)
call us: +86-186-7677-0910