Like all good DJ’s Misha Hollenbach is an expert when it comes to timing. Based in Australia where he forms one half of the cult multimedia duo Perks and Mini (P.A.M), he happened to be heading over to Paris the same week ReviveHER had chosen to launch their new residency at Dalston Superstore in nearby London, and which he is now heading up tonight alongside Thomas Bullock from hedonistic New York DJ collective Rub N Tug. Famous for inviting non-archetypal DJs into the mix, P.A.M are responsible for boundary pushing streetwear, and projects with the likes of Undercover, Mike Kelley and Soulwax.
I found a great portable vacuum cleaner as big as your fist, amazing! The instructions said to keep your fingers out of the sucking hole....
While Hollenbach himself was the driving force behind art/music group The Changes, he's also previously exhibited work in colette and Deitch Projects and remains a permanent fixture in the National Gallery of Australia. On top of that he's found time to create mixes for luminaries including Beats In Space, Lovefingers.org, LN-CC and Noise In My Head. And in case you were wondering, he wasn’t just sight seeing in Paris. Thankfully, the workaholic found time to fit in a chat with us in before tonight kicks off…
Dazed Digital: How did P.A.M come about?
Misha Hollenbach: Graffiti love rites!
DD: What were you doing in Paris? Any particularly memorable moments from your trip?
Misha Hollenbach: Mens Fashion biz. P.A.M. Party at Chez Moune was fun, also found a great portable vacuum cleaner as big as your fist, amazing! The instructions said to keep your fingers out of the sucking hole...
What will I be doing in London? Screening a lost ethnographic ritual film at a private club, bookshopping at Donlon Books, hanging with Fergs... and sleeping
DD: What can we expect from you this Friday?
Misha Hollenbach: Rave, breakbeat, freestyle, and hip house, and...
DD: What else are you planning to do in London?
Misha Hollenbach: Screening a lost ethnographic ritual film at a private club, bookshopping at Donlon Books, hanging with Fergs... and sleeping!
DD: If you had to stick to one, fashion, art, or music, which one would you choose and why?
Misha Hollenbach: Art for sure. It can encompass them all... Plus my romantic wish is to live in the mountains near the sea, painting, collecting wild dogs, and 'wild' mushrooms, 'spelunking', and tending to my vegetable and fruit garden....
DD: What are you listening to at the moment?
Misha Hollenbach: Just listened to a great Coldcut mix from 90s Kiss.FM... ambient punk!
Check out P.A.M's Misha Hollenbach's mix for LN-CC here.
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