WASTED is a series of mini-festivals to celebrate loud, fast, radical and mostly electronic new musics unified by a bold spirit of unrespectful dissent, unruly enthusiasm and a mountain of positive energy, that are generally summed up under the loose terms of Breakcore, Mash-Up or Raggacore.
WASTED originates from ideas offered to CTM by Jason Forrest and Pure – the two main forces behind all three WASTED festivals up to now – for its first installment as part of CTM.05 in February 2005. A CTM offshoot, WASTED nowadays is a festival in its own right. With CTM/DISK handling all production issues behind the scenes, offside music experts Forrest and Pure have both their hands free to reach deep into the music networks they are active parts of to bring up the most surprising line-ups, boasting from energy, humor, sonic mayhem and musical radicalism.
The distinct musical backgrounds of Forrest
guarantee for high tension and a synthesis of contradictions to be found in the presented sounds itself: Blessed eloquent entertainer – and WASTED conferencier, who guides through the program – Jason Forrest, creates music that digests everything the international pop-archives have to offer and while doing so explodes from humor and wit. Pure, a Hardcore-Techno-protagonist from the very first hour, in recent years has moved on towards complex, dark and haunting soundscapes filled with sonic anger, intense drones and crunchy noise.
All WASTED activities are documented on the following pages and on the WASTED WEBSITE
maintained by Jason Forrest, where plenty of live-recordings from the past WASTED editions are to be found.