dresdens furtherance award 2012

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 We already told you: this guy Jacob Korn is a talented fella! The Dresden-hailing producer was responsible for one of 2011’s most irresistible techno tracks, and thevideo that came alongside his single ‚She‘ left us rather impressed. And it seems as if the Uncanny Valley collective member won’t slow down in the new year: his hometown, the city of Dresden, is now honoring his efforts with its furtherance award 2012.

The award includes prize money of 5,000 Euros and will be awarded on March 17th at Festspielhaus Hellerau. Since 1993, the prize honors the artistic works of people or groups that focus on the city of Dresden as their primary workbase. Jacob Korn, who studied media technology, stated: „I am delighted to receive this year’s furtherance award. I feel that this is a signal for Dresden’s cultural policy, with the prize not being awarded to the established arts (in 2012), but to a new art form.“ The jury honored Korn as an „exposed representative of a cultural scene which improved its image during the last years and is giving utterance to a young generation’s cultural life.

Jacob Korn will be showing his talents during the next weeks with a bunch of dj and live sets, catch up with him and the whole Uncanny Valley crew at one of the dates below. Learn more about the label itself by watching our recent Slices feature or listening to One Day In Metropia’s live set for Electronic Beats Radio.


Uncanny Valley live & dj sets:
January 19th DE Dresden – Sputnik 2.0 (w/ Conrad Kaden, Felix Meyers)
January 20th DE Berlin – Loftus Hall (w/ Jacob Korn, Albrecht Wassersleben, Mano Le Tough, The Drifter)
January 20th NL Amsterdam – Chicago Social Club (w/ Hombres Discos)
January 21st DE Leipzig – Distillery (UV Rallye w/ Jacob Korn, One Day in Metropia, CVBox, The Moroders, Albrecht Wassersleben, Carl Suspect)
January 27th DE Berlin – Salon zur wilden Renate (w/ Break SL, The Moroders)
January 27th DE Frankfurt am Main – Tanzhaus West (w/ Jacob Korn)
February 1st DE Berlin – Farbfernseher (w/ Jacob Stoy, Conrad Kaden)
February 18th DE Essen – Hotel Shanghai (w/ Jacob Korn)
March 3rd FR Nantes – tba (w/ Jacob Korn)
March 16th DE Dresden – Sabotage (w/ Jacob Stoy)
March 31st DE Dresden – Sektor E (w/ Jacob Korn)
May 19th UK Manchester – Future Everything (w/ Jacob Korn)


— Walter W. Wacht