Noble Savage - Club - Tbilisi Georgia
A naturally innocent person, the Noble Savage is a character who embodies the concept of the indigene, outsider, spontaneous spirit, uninhibited psyche, and the other who has not been "corrupted" by civilization, and therefore symbolizes humanity's innate goodness.

Above all, we noble savages obey the will of nature, our kindly mother; therefore we are happy.
You may be pleased to learn – as much as we are thrilled to inform you – that by popular demand Noble Savage will be launching another serial night full of uplifting music and genuine excitement, with the new series starting in April at some point to continue every Friday.
Sammy D has been in music for decades, as a livewire DJ, fireball organizer, busy bee booker and whiz host in his native San Francisco. To the rest of the world he is best known as a vocal part of Pillow Talk. Implicating also Mikey Tello and Ryan Williams, the combo was formed in 2011 to amalgamate a good dozen genres, in some cases incongruous, testing and pushing the limits of each outwards.
"We grew up listening to what our parents listened to. But then you rebel trying to find your own identity and move to entertain whatever alginates your parents. So we went from classic rock, soul, funk, jazz, disco into hip­-hop and punk rock; and further into new wave, industrial, acid house and techno..."

Paging through interviews, one may figure their loose Pillow Talk method has been well hammered up by the wisdom of nihilism which demands the negation of all existing values and destruction of old paradigms. However, this nihilism is clearly of a generative kind, which does not succumb to the nothingness that ensues. It annihilates blueprints and formulae in order to make space for new practices, meaning and appreciation. Wipe the slate clean and lay down your own interpretations: "We approach music from a non-genre perspective. If there is even a hint of genre we would destroy it. DAG which stands for "Destroy All Genres" is our motto..."
Reggae, dub, boogie, disco, house, pop… In the Pillow Talk signature production or in the mixes which Sammy D is dropping in clubs, one discovers references to all of that. They are employed interchangeably to break the continuity of any particular genre that tends to take precedence in the sets.
Music is not the only source from which Sammy D draws his inspiration: places, travels, everyday encounters, world affairs, different climes, various social environments, interpersonal relationships, sometimes no less favorably from the lack thereof…

Tonight it's definitely Tbilisi zoomed onto Noble Savage. Come be his muse.
The Vault of Fame
DJ T
There are very few artists in this world whose legacy looms so large in the universe of electronic dance music. This legacy is so very much alive today that it is most likely to endure far beyond the horizon of tomorrow.
Tall Order
We are who we are, doing what we do. It is what it is, meaning what it means. In other words, it's a tall order.
Dr. Emmett Brown
Fast-forward the future to the zeitgeist of Noble Savage to meet Vasil Kutidze, a co-founder of Mzesumzira Records, one of Tbilisi's finest imprints and a primary pillar of his native underground club culture.
The Sorry Entertainer
Also known as Lotti who dwells in between the shelves of records which never collect dust, he is credited as one of the figures in Berlin responsible for shifting its original robotic techno paradigm toward a more mischievous sound.
Nicole
She has emerged on the scene first as a co-founder of "Body Thrills", an experimental minimalist combo probing the outer limits of music reduced to noise; and then as a solo act pushing into the paradigm of dance music.
Hugo Capablanca
Hugo is a charismatic and in equal measure whimsical character – a prolific producer/DJ who for the last decade has been steadily building a reputation for turning his playful dilettantism into a veritable aesthetic manifesto.
Frankie Beatnik
Beatnik comes in beats per minute – each beat revealing how much you want that minute to last forever. It's David Gabunia's most recent artistic turn, his happy-go-lucky adventure in the sparkly rainbow fields of dance music.
Spaniol
A prodigious and prolific producer hailing from Brazil, he is on the path of finding and creating music which is universal in vibe – the kind of music which deeply resonates with the soul of any human being, any time, anywhere.
Ash Scholem
Embracing the versatility of innovative genres, he is one of those responsible for broadening the scope of music played here in clubs, searching within this scope for the niche of authenticity, the sound of Tbilisi sui generis.
Hazy Pockets
His marathon sets steal from the best and give to both the rich and poor – ecstatic dancing for the raver kids and the suits in equal measure. It's "oh my god we work so hard we're gonna have a good time tonight" music!
Luka Metreveli
The multitude of one... Luka Metreveli is a walking evidence and shining proof that multiple aesthetic personality is a very sensible and quite practical mode of relation to the outside world which itself is never uniform.
Oliver Klostermann
Following his rigorous formal studies, he is now preoccupied with developing his unique style combining the classical techniques and improvisational approach to jazz with the methods that define the cutting edge of electronic music.
Isabeau Fort
She is a scientist who closely observes and studies the atmospheric conditions for good vibes in the room, and a sorcerer who conjures the weather of emotions, creates a certain climate of feelings on and around the dance floor.
Kote Japaridze
Kote is a relatively new name on the block. But so is the block itself which has come to be recognized as a distinct phenomenon on the international club circuit since not so long time ago. This makes him a veteran on the local scene.
Esther Silex
Let's just say I never dreamed of becoming a DJ. I've always been obsessed with music as a listener searching for stuff which is as good as atypical. Then one day a friend called me, "You can't keep it to yourself. You have share it!".
Eliver (Twist)
No certificate from the University of Berghain to adorn a wall in her living room. Eliver's parents taught her the basics of music and bought her a set of drums – a foundation that is solid enough to buttress one's aspiration through life.
Dada Disco
They can't tell you a single specific source of their creative nourishment. These two French gourmands take in and digest everything – from hard rocks and heavy metals to pop-synthetic substances and gaseous ambiances.
Nour
She has been spinning records for years – first to herself, as it goes, searching for the kind of sound that would reverberate with her soul. She ultimately found one – in between various genres, from ethno to techno, modulated by her moods.
Woody
He has been around and active long enough to witness many twists and turns, high rises and low falls on the murky wavering path of underground club culture; himself staying focused and true to himself through the seismic shifts.
Nena Halena
Under his new alias, Nena Halena can be absolutely anybody. That's freedom! – unknown, unpossessed by someone's knowledge of you, unconfined by expectations, almost invisible, coming from nowhere, going anywhere you please.
Stimmhalt
He has been doing it since his teens. For the last couple of years, his music has been released on vinyl and in digits by Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, Kindisch, Akbal Music, L'enfant Terrible, Underyourskin, Exotic Refreshment.
The Savage Voice
Aside from being a club, we conceive Noble Savage as a media platform to shed light on all sorts of cultural phenomena, local and international, both pertinent to our mission in Tbilisi, related if only in a roundabout way or totally irrelevant – yet interesting and noteworthy. The Savage Voice is something in between a notepad and a journal. It's a natural voice resource. Expect here interviews with the artists, thinkers and activists we encounter in the club and around the city; coverage of side events, references to and comments on the films, books and music we live by; our area discoveries and destination tips, links to other projects we dig in the neighborhood, our confused ruminations on the meaning of life... After all, Noble Savage is cumulatively a real person, diverse in experiences and perspectives, with many different interests and often holding widely divergent views. You may want to know this combo character in all its wonderful and paradoxical fullness. Read on...
Noble Causes is a series of special events at Noble Savage, with their main purpose to raise awareness for the issues we consider generally important and to facilitate the exchange of ideas we deem worth sharing. As many such good ideas find their expression in art and inspire the works of genuine artists, they quite naturally in this form and status fit the bill of a club conceived somewhat apart from the entertainment industry – as rather a sociocultural entity.

Wednesday October 2nd, we were welcoming a group of international artists who combine their diverse extraordinary talents to make a powerful audiovisual statement in support of our fragile environment – it is what we all have in common. The Gletschermusik project has been traveling around the Great Caucasus capturing the sounds and images of melting glaciers and reworking the collected samples into a showcase which is as aesthetically impressive as it is topically unsettling: The climate change has led to a drastic retreat of ice, thus negatively impacting the nature and economy of the region.

Given its significance and urgency, we were especially pleased to see Robert Lippok in this project, suspecting his genius must be that vital impetus which has been driving this concept for years – an avant-garde German composer who has been a prominent and influential figure on Berlin's ever thriving experimental music scene since the early 1980's; and whose name today is intimately associated with the singular and paradigmatic Raster-Noton imprint, blessed and illuminated by its shining resident deities such as Alva Noto, AtomTM, Byetone, Ryoji Ikeda, William Basinski, Wolfgang Voigt, Ryuichi Sakamoto, to name a few.
Health of the Nations... To be measured by beats per weekend – definitely our kind of science and therapy.

NME: Over 3.7 million British people over the age of 45 go raving once a week, a new study has revealed. 24% of those who took part [in the survey] said that they rave after 40 more than when they were much younger. Clubs closing – with more than 50% of venues in London shut down between 2005 and 2015 – is no hindrance as the number of illegal raves doubles in one single year.

Photo: Komet Bernhard, also known as Techno Grandpa, is a true legend of Berlin's night life.
Feral Moments
It is alleged that taking photos of people in color, one aims at and captures their superficiality; while black and white photography reaches to and ensnares their souls. So astute, isn't it? Anyway, it definitely looks both more noble and savage. Here are some early glimpses of Primum Vivere II – before the noble turned wild.