‘We make music for the nervous system’.
Without MYSPACE whether you love it or hate it, we wouldn’t be exposed to bands like Dadanoys from Cali, Columbia.
When we talk about Columbian culture we think drug cartels, the occasional Formula One driver hailing from Bogotá and footballers being shot,( Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga was shot and killed in Medellín. The motivation for the murder is unclear; some attribute the murder to the own goal that Escobar scored in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, since that goal brought terrible gambling losses to several drug lords. Another theory is that his death was unrelated to soccer and was instead the result of a bar fight that left several people wounded.)Well, thanks to the aforementioned web site I have been granted a conversation with Julio & Jorge.
[People have told me that Cali is a dangerous place to go, and if I ever find myself there, to not venture from the safety of the hotel complex. Dadanoys tell me that this is a pack of lies and I am welcome to visit anytime I want and they would take good care of me, and its just more stereotyping bullshit.]
Well that’s how I discovered DADANOYS. They are pretty rough and ready, with a true punk attitude to life & music.
Julio Giraldo Diaz (24) on Korg ms Drum machine, KORG ER 1.
Jorge Rosero (24) on Roland sh 09
Sampler korg es 1.
They are Visual arts students form the University of Valley.
Jorge lives in the Gold Mountain
Julio lives in the downtown Cali, Columbia.
ZOOT-- are you Dadaists in the Marcel Duchamp way?
-‘We are Dadanoys, not Dadaists, but we are into conceptual humour. We want to promote our own home grown electronic scene in Columbia. We believe that we are all electrical appliances who work then break and get thrown away. This is why we embrace the ideas of Marcel Duchamp who used discarded everyday objects and brought them into the Art Gallery for secondary usage with a different meaning; the ‘readymade’.
(Duchamp’s infamous piece titled ‘Fountain’ 1917, was in fact a discarded urinal that he relocated into the art space, rendering it useless as waste disposal unit and forcing the viewer to see it as a sculptural object.)
ZOOT: we Europeans think of one thing only when Columbia is mentioned and that’s the drug’s cartel. (how much is a gram?) what do you think of this stereotyping?
-‘In Cali there are cocaine castles and landscape made of crack! Its like we piss coke! This stereotyping and distortion is horrible, but it’s irrelevant to us. It’s like saying that when European culture is mentioned to us, the first thing that we think of is Benny Hill or Mister Bean.
By the way, for your future reference, a gram of cocaine costs $5.00 here.
Salsa is big in Colombia, how about the electronic music scene?
-‘Salsa is another cliché, the same as the drugs. The electronic music doesn’t reach everyone; it hasn’t been explored to its full potential yet. We feel indebted to so many musicians; we are attempting to pioneer Electronica here in Columbia, we are accustomed to feeling alone.’
5-How hard is it for you to find the vintage analogue instruments of your choice?
-Jorge: ‘I bought the Roland for 50 dollars in a second hand store.
JULIO: ‘I had to make several sales, I sold my parents DNA. We sold pounds of hair in Peluquerias and I donated to the ‘Bank of Sperm’ on many occasions, so I was able to bid for the drum machines on EBAY!!’
ZOOT- Where did you get your Korg ms20?
‘I got if from an American for $650 in perfect condition with all the original manuals.’
(ZOOT- that must have taken a lot of sperm.)
THE DADANOYS MANIFESTO.
DADANOYS IS THE COMBINATION OF US AND OUR MACHINES.WE ARE CONVERTED INTO ELECTRICITY, INTO AUDIBLE SOUND POURED INTO A MAGNETIC BLENDER. THIS IS THE SOUND OF DADANOYS.IT REAFFIRMS OUR POSITION IN RELATION TO HUMAN ELECTRODOMESTIC SOUNDS BECAUSE WE FUNCTION LIKE SYNTHESIZERS.
WE AFFECT THE MACHINES’ BEHAVIOR AND IN TURN THEY AFFECT OUR BEHAVIOUR.
WE ARE THE PUNK OF TRANSSGRESSION + EXPERIMENTAL NOISE OUR SONGS REPLACE ATMOSPHERES & REAL DIMENSIONS. WE ARE CONTROLLED BY ANOTHER PULSE, BY ANOTHER PERCEPTION OF TIME BUILT IN SOUND.
WE MAKE MUSIC FOR THE NERVOUS SYSTEM!!!
ZOOT- what are you?
‘WE ARE OBSESSED WITH THE SICK NATURE & VITALITY OF PUNK. THE SUBVERSIVE, THE UNDERGROUND. WE ARE TERRORISTS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC. WE ARE TRIPS, WILLIAM BURROUGHS, CUT UPS, ADD N TO (X), SONIC YOUTH, GLENN BRANCA, CAVARET VOLTAIRE, THE FALL, SCI FI,
WIILIIAM BURROUGHS, WE ARE SPACE, MYTHOLOGY & BOREDOM’.