The acts you can't miss according to Thomas Konings
Tell us, what do you do in life?
My main activities revolve around C3T, a platform for objects and makers which I started with Mayken Craenen. Every few months, we launch a new (online) collection inspired by a certain mood, object or theme. By weaving unexpected links between second-hand treasures, new creations and a wide web of visual references, we try to create a world of our own. Besides that I have a partime job at the best baker in Antwerp: Bakker Aldo.
What do you like best about your place?
The glass window in my high ceiling. The plants embrace the light that comes in.
What kind of music are you listening to at the moment?
Clouds by Gigi Masin. Recently, I went to a Gaussian Curve concert in Vooruit. I’m often attracted by music that has a repetitiveness to it. My morning routine involves music; I start the day with a run listening to something ‘stronger’, more uptempo, most of the time rap or hip hop (this morning Ray Fuego, SMIB), then back home I switch on my laptop and tune in to NTS radio, which is a convenient option these days to find good music.
What’s the first record you bought?
I think it was a CD by Hanson. The main reason I bought it was because of Taylor.
What’s your favourite pastime?
Going to thrift stores and flea markets, ‘creating’ in the broadest sense of the word, baking bread, spending time with my friends.
What makes you dance?
Anything with a good beat: The Blaze, Secret Circle, Kendrick Lamar…
Any guilty pleasures?
Taking too many hot showers.
What is the sound of the underground for you?
It can be anything, as long as it’s non-conforming experimental music created from a not-money-driven place.
Have you experienced any regrets recently?
Which future Subbacultcha show are you looking forward to?
The Sound of the Belgian Underground III.