This past Saturday, we had a live band join us for the first time in Mister history. And thanks to the great talents of Brooklyn trio Archie Pelago, it was a smashing success. We got to talking with our new friend, Bika, who gave us her thoughts on the relationship between electronic and acoustic music. Her friend and coworker Matt joined in the conversation, and her Polish friend Nika (who arrived to New York just one week ago) snapped the shot.
MSN: Is this your first time at a Mister party?
Matt: It was a couple of months ago… and I came with Bika once, but we couldn’t get in because it was too packed!
Bika: This is my first time at a Mister Saturday Night. Last summer I went to a Mister Sunday party outside, at this place with a bridge by the water…
MSN: The Gowanus Canal.
Bika: Exactly! Yeah, I loved it. It was so nice.
MSN: Yeah, it’s beautiful over there.
Bika: Well, not exactly beautiful, but…
MSN: Well, just don’t swim in the water!
Bika: Haha! Exactly. I always wanted to go to the regular party at night but never managed to until now.
MSN: Where are you guys from?
Matt: From all over, but I live in Bushwick.
Bika: I’m originally from Slovenia, but I grew up in Vienna. I live in Soho now. My friend Nika and I lived in Austria for a long time. I also lived in London for a little while, and London has almost the same problem as New York – it has a very weak electronic scene. It has that contradiction of the best DJs or the best “acts” come from London and New York, but in the city itself, it doesn’t have a proper base or scene. Let’s say you’re in Vienna or something, and are sitting around bored, and you hear that a DJ from New York is coming, it seems like a big thing. But when you come here, it’s not a big deal. Like, where is everybody? It seems that there only a very few parties that are appreciated properly.
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