VURT.LIVE with Korridor (2hours Live Set) [Northern Electronics, Hypnus Records / Stockholm, Sweden]
Xanexx (Live), Djilogue, SUNA, Visuals by Nahsol
Korridor (Northern Electronics, Hypnus Records / Stockholm, Sweden )
The word corridor – or Korridor in Swedish – has different meanings in different contexts but it is always associated with performing a passage of some sort. It could just be a narrow hallway leading from one room from another, but even in that seemingly mundane form there’s some inherent mystique. A corridor is a peculiar room that’s not really a room at all, because a corridor is always designed to take you somewhere else. The prominent philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1722) described “The Swedenborg Room” as a sort of (non)place where the spirits of the dead would pass through on their way to the afterlife; a corridor between life and death in which the dweller briefly would belong to both worlds, but never to the corridor itself.
Fabian Kempe aka Korridor is in the business of creating passages – both for himself and those who come in contact with his music. With highly acclaimed releases on Hypnus Records, Nordanvind and Northern Electronics over the last few years, Korridor has swiftly become a household name in the European electronic music scene. However, Fabian Kempe is by no means a novice. He has been active within the music scene as a producer under various monikers for over 12 years. The paths have been winding but they all lead up to the defined philosophy of Korridor.
The Korridor project started off as an exploration of minimalistic structures but as that rabbit hole started to widen new textures appeared, often in the form of polyrhythms. When these shifting and unpredictable bits and pieces of rhythmical elements began to harmonize with each other, the foundation for Korridor was established. Connecting seemingly conflicting dots on a music sheet and connecting seemingly divided bodies on a dance floor are two sides of the same type of magic. A form of shamanism, more precisely – a “technique of religious ecstasy”, to quote the famed historian of religion, Mircea Eliade. With his drum, the Shaman creates rhythms that open corridors to the spirit world. He brings people together as a tribe, creates altered states of consciousness and induces waves of ecstasy and yearning that affect masses of moving bodies simultaneously. Anyone who has ever lost him or herself on a Korridor dance floor can testify that Fabian Kempe keeps this tradition very much alive. A modern polyrhythmic Shaman that combines darkness with light, mathematical structures with melancholic harmonies and spiritual black holes with the brightest states of awareness.
With his unmistakable trance-inducing sound, Korridor has hypnotized clubbers and electronic music aficionados all over Europe. Musical visits to North America has been made and an Asian tour is in the works. In other words, Fabian Kempe keeps creating passages in which he can move his music forward, creatively as well as geographically. Where these passages will take him in the end, nobody knows. And who is to say that Korridor is the last corridor? Fabian Kempe has been here a long time, but he’s just getting started.
Event : VURT. LIVE with Korridor
Date : Fri 18 Nov 2016
Line up : Korridor (Live), Xanexx (Live), Djilogue, SUNA, Visuals by Nahsol
Entrance Fee : 20,000 KRW (+1 Free Drink)
Address : 11 Dongmak-ro Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea