Two Facts :
Punk is a music genre that developed in the mid-1970s widely known through it’s production style of fast-paced songs, with hard-edged melodies and stripped-down instrumentation paired with an embrace of DIY-culture and the rejection of established rules.
SEELEN. is an independent Techno record label founded in 2018 by JANEIN and Stigmatique, that is based out of Leipzig, Germany.
While at first glance these might not have a lot in common, upon closer inspection you begin to notice, clear as day, there is a distinctly punk mentality in the labels modus operandi. From their cover artworks, that have more in common with a record-stores Death Metal section, to the fact that the label is completely self-distributed to avoid the industry machinery that crushes the spirits of many trying to go through it.
SEELEN.'s musical foundation can no doubt be found in this mentality as well. Formed around a tightly knit crew of artists sharing a single vision, it has sharp corners, an often eye-melting tempo and bleeds from every pore with ecstatic raving madness. Utilizing this, the label exploded onto the scene with two 12” compilations that garnered enormous support from audiences and industry heavy weights alike and also led to them being noticed by Leipzig’s reveled club Institut fuer Zukunft, Blitz Club Munich or objekt klein a Dresden.
If reading all this has not convinced you yet however, then that’s fine though.
Because SEELEN. is not trying to win you over.
SEELEN. comes from the hearts of the people who form it.
It is a rejection of the mainstream.
SEELEN. is Punk
It has been a long time, too long really, since we were tempted to set up something like this.
But after almost 21 months, we are very happy to welcome you back.
The wait and the adherence to various rules have finally paid off.
We are happy to announce that on 19.11.2021 from 23:30 to 10:00 we will be able to open the gates of hell for you again in the usual composition but in a new location.
The time is ripe to revive the old and long nights of days gone by.
Please note the 2G rule. Only those who have been vaccinated or have recovered will be admitted to the event. Remember to bring your vaccination certificate or convalescence certificate AND your ID card.
There will be zero tolerance for any kind of discrimination or racism. If you notice that other guests are being harassed or discriminated against, please contact the new awareness and safer clubbing team at the Distillery in Leipzig immediately.