in the Category: art

I’m enthusiastic about evolving into a more open and diverse cultural field

Name: Kasper-Jan Raeman
Age: 35
Zodiac sign: Aries
Location: Ghent
Founder / partnerships manager
 since 2011

Photos shot by Lars Duchateau 

What is your background? 

I studied history in Ghent. After my studies and a couple of internships in Belgium and abroad, I founded Subbacultcha in Belgium. 
 

What do you do for Subba? 

I run the company with my sister Herlinde and I'm also responsible for the partnerships, which means I'm in contact with all the cultural institutions and independent promoters in our country.

 

What's your favourite way to spend your leisure time?

 I like to walk, read, relax and enjoy the sunshine and nature.

Name the best record you listened to in the last ten years. 

I could pick ten or more; shout out to Amen Dunes, Kanye West, Bladee, Bea1991, Eartheater, Arca, Oklou, Dean Blunt, TOPS and Kendrick Lamar

 

Where were you at in life ten years ago?

I was starting Subbacultcha in Belgium from my bedroom and working in Les Tartes de Françoise on the side.

 

What advice would you give your ten-year-old self? 

Enjoy the offline life :-). 

All cool bands were playing shows booked by them, but they did not play Belgium

How did you first find out about Subbacultcha? 

I found out about Subbacultcha Amsterdam during my internship in London in 2010, where I worked at a booking agency. All cool bands were playing shows booked by them, but they did not play Belgium. That's why I pitched my idea to start Subbacultcha in Belgium. 

 

What was the best event organised by Subba in the last ten years? 

Yves Tumor, Sleaford Mods, Princess Nokia, John Maus, FAKA, Future Islands, Bladee, U.S. Girls. The afterparties were even more legendary.

 

Listen to others and be mild

What is the most valuable thing you have learned in the last ten years? 

To listen to others and be mild. It helps when you work with over a hundred partners and artists a year. We live in a world full of miscommunication. 

 

Have you noticed any shifts in Subba over the years? 

I’m enthusiastic about evolving into a more open and diverse cultural field where young people have a voice. 

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10 YEARS OF SUBBA
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