Guy Dermosessian

Guy Dermosessian (*in Lebanon) is a DJ and owner/founder of the music label Kalakuta Soul Records.

For more than ten years he has been traveling the club scene of the world with his long and versatile sets. In his sets, he questions European club culture and its musical canon. He mixes Turkish funk with Nigerian boogie, Musica Popular Brasilia and Cameroonian makossa, as well as Cuban guaracha and Cape Verdean coladeras. With his music label, he brings together different artists and musicians from around the world for joint projects.

Guy Dermosessian designed various club and concert series, festivals and interdisciplinary venues of art in unused or public spaces, drawing inspiration from the dynamics of Beirut's subcultures. Most recently, as project manager of the Zukunftsakademie NRW, he advised various municipalities and cultural institutions in the state of NRW.