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  • Wonderland

    Often, while traveling in other countries, it was a small daily detail that stuck with me. Mundane things that are not that important, but were unexpected because I had not linked or ever associated them with the place. Before touring with Hysteria in Mexico in 2010, we had not known about the many Volkswagen Beetles […]

  • Rebel Up! in Peru: Chicha Popular

    In May, I spent 3 good weeks in Lima, Peru. Holidays, some dj-ing and digging for old vinyls were part of it, but the main goal of my trip was to kickstart a release project for a new label (name not defined yet, but perhaps just Rebel Up! Records).

  • Negativland In 167 Words

    Experimental   sound collage   industrial   plunderphonics   avant-garde   sampling   San Francisco Bay Area   Content!   corporations   copyrights   copyright infringement   over the edge   Cut-Up   Creative Commons   Booper   entertainment

  • F Word Festival Favs

    The F Word is back! The 4th edition of the fantastic feminist festival will take place at Binnenpret and OCCII on September 23-25. To get you in the mood KNIK asked the F Word organizers to share some of their own feminist favs.

  • New Cartoon: Bitch and the Bullshit Lozers Band

    From Maia Matches‘ new cartoon series Bitch (featuring OCCII!)

  • Different Interpretations of Punk: Los Crudos / Boycot / Generation Decline

    Punk, Anarcho-punk, Hardcore, D-beat, Crustpunk, Powerviolence, Fastcore, Grindcore. Just some labels people use for different interpretations of punk. Different styles and mostly somewhat different scenes. Let’s shine a light on the bands the bands that are gonna share the stage at OCCII on August 4, 2016.

  • This Is Supposed To Be a Recordlabel

      Frans de Waard (Kapotte Muziek/Beequeen/Goem) worked for independent record label Staalplaat from 1992 till 2003. In his upcoming book This Is Supposed To Be A Record Label he tells about the countless activities that were involved in working for Staalplaat: organising shows, publishing a magazine, distributing albums, hosting a radio show and

  • Five Questions For The Invisible Hands

    Cairo based El Ayadi El Khafeyya (The Invisible Hands) play dark folk music, with both English and Arabic lyrics. Four of their members are from Cairo, except for founding member Alan Bishop, best known for being part of the legendary Sun City Girls that existed until 2007.

  • Classic Mics and Blown Up Amps: OCCII’s Sound Equipment

    Assembled throughout the years, OCCII’s amps, mixers, microphones, turntables and speakers together are able to produce a great sound. Yet, much of the equipment is aging rapidly. A little insight into OCCII’s precarious sound situation.