This month DJ Kim Dürbeck has created a laid back cinematic experience for the latest instalment in our F5 mixtape series. A regular in the techno and rave scenes, Kim runs a club concept as half of SUPERKIND, throwing disco parties both in Norway and Japan. For this mix, however, he decided to slow it down and make something a bit more ambient to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
In Oslo there is a lot of competition when digging for records and Kim likes to travel to other regions, with a friend who collects antiques, to look through second hand stores, private collections and at markets for records and cameras. Specifically on the look out for Olympus Mju-II’s, which he also collects.
After 10 years in Oslo, Kim has recently returned to his hometown of Sandefjord, the Norwegian city that gets the most sun, where he has a lot of his analog equipment set up. Outside of photography and making techno he likes to listen to West Coast rock and classical artists like Steve Reich and Philip Glass as well as soundtrack musician Ryu Sakamoto. He says classical music is the basis of techno due to the phases and repetition present in the music.
He is currently working on an album with drummer Per Eriksen and will be DJing around Norway all summer.
Shapes Festival, Sandefjord
Photography by Ronja Penzo