Curses – So Strange Ep out in 2019 via WRONG ERA
You’ll find the name ‘Curses’ scrawled across the flyers for some of the most interesting club nights around, including Silencio (Paris), Good Room (Brooklyn), Sexyland (Amsterdam) and Pornceptual (Berlin). Raf Simons gave him the barely-moving-yet-unmistakable-Raf-style nod to create a custom-made cold-wave soundtrack for his first & now-notorious Calvin Klein ad campaign. Several fashion houses, including Gucci, entrusted him with curating the kind of music that sends chills down the most cynical spines. So yeah, credentials. His A-list work roster and penchant for dark soundscapes might give you the idea that the face behind ‘Curses’ belongs to a moody man. But in fact, as he’s happy to tell us, he’s actually “a complete goofball”. What’s more: Luca Venezia a.k.a. ‘Curses’ is also a very generous person. Case in point: he blessed KNOTORYUS with an exclusive mix, inspired by our mutual & undying love for Belgian icons Front 242.
This ‘Welcome to Paradise’ mix is an hour-long romp through coldwave-post-punk-electro-territory, perfectly blending the menace and over-the-top character that makes the Front 242 sound still stand out to this day.