Supersport! Indie pop from Iceland
Alexander Arpeggio is a Berlin based Sounddesigner, Producer and DJ, founder of the MONDMUSIK and EINE WELT label. He started Djing in 2002 influenced by New Wave, Italo Disco and Minimal Synth. His Dj-Sets are always a story comprised of cosmic, wave, obscure disco and contemporary electronics.
Over the last three years Supersport! has slowly but surely made their name as one of the
most exciting bands in Iceland’s vibrant grassroots music scene. This is partly due to the members’
involvement with local DIT music & arts collective Post-dreifing, a movement of young artists that has become
that has become the centre of all things alternative in Reykjavík over the past three years.
releasing more than 70 records and putting on shows with the likes of Death Grips’ Andy Morin,
Sarah Bonito von Kero Kero Bonito, Lil Data & Hyd von PC Music und unzähligen anderen lokalen und
international acts in their collectively organized venue; Post-húsið.
Combining elements of pop songwriting and sonic experimentation within the boundaries set by the four-piece band formation
Supersport!’s debut LP, 2021’s tveir dagar, produced by The Vaccines’ Árni
Árnason has gained them a reputation as the torchbearers of the local underground scene
The record has received praise locally and internationally, and its genre-bending soundscapes have placed Supersport! at the forefront of contemporary Icelandic art-pop.
This has not escaped the attention of the likes of The Independent and iconic UK label
PC Music who both recently featured one of the band’s songs on monthly playlists.
Nobutaka Shomura is an electronic musician, a contemporary dancer, and a media artist based in Berlin from Japan.
The texture of his sound design has been profoundly affected by underground industrial music scene in Japan as well as European experimental dub scene. In his composition, those organic sound materials are reinterpreted in the context of experimental pop by the presence of his vocal performance.
Throughout both of his sound and physical approaches, he represents people’s "hidden identity" which is restrained by society and thus transforms its space into forms of heterotopia.
He released his track from Furanum Records in 2022, Nadryv Records in 2021, and 76666 in 2020. He also contributed to the contemporary arts scene in Berlin as a composer as well. He produced soundtracks for the performance pieces which were shown in Ifa gallery in Berlin in 2022, Auswärtiges Amt in Berlin in 2021, Innsbruck Biennial of the arts in 2020, Zilberman Gallery in Berlin in 2019, Times Art Center in Berlin, Goethe Institute in Hong Kong in 2018, and Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu in Japan in 2017.
TYPE OF EVENT
7pm - 4am
Loophole is a DIY art space, club and music venue that was founded in 2012 and has been a central pillar of Berlin's underground music, performance and art scene since its inception. We offer a space for artists of all levels, fields and backgrounds to meet, perform and showcase their work. Loophole's ethos is based on the idea that artistic expression should be accessible to everyone. We have always focused on accessibility and inclusivity for both artists:ins and audiences, and pride ourselves on hosting events ranging from brand new local bands and DJs to internationally touring acts and everything in between, with a particular focus on experimental, outsider:ins or fringe styles that often have fewer performance opportunities. Loophole is a popular venue for Berlin artists and is unique in its longevity, authenticity and commitment to remaining affordable, accessible and diverse.