Download mp3: Bananamania Mixtape #001: The Activator
Sharif Zawideh AKA The Activator is a true linchpin of the Detroit underground. Besides running a club every Sunday called disco/secret at Detroit’s oldest (and dirtiest) gay leather bar in town and being an operative for the city’s most elusive organization Underground Resistance, Sharif enjoys also playing records all over the world and being a true music situationist. Zawideh programs venues, organizes parties and curates festivals, ranging from Alexander Robotnick‘s debut appearance in the Motor City with surprise set by Carl Craig, to a Prince show afterparty featuring an all-Prince DJ set by Moodymann, to Juan Atkins with warmup set from Perspects, to the notorious annual Cannonball event with Electric Skin (BMG of Ectomorph and Sal P of Liquid Liquid), to the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and beyond. Sharif has also released an Activator EP on International Deejay Gigolo Records and is a member of the Psychedelic Comedy Club. He will be playing this Friday (26th of February) with Capablanca at Tausendisco, Berlin. Don’t miss out! For guestlist requests, try here.