Keeping up a momentum is harder than starting something. Which is why I have the tendency not to start something, not because I don’t want to or am not capable of it, but because I know that the consequence, both in terms of maintaining a certain degree of consistency while at the same time making sense of and confronting the mess left as byproduct, is not something I particularly want to deal with. This might not be the most logical rationale, but I did consider being a monk or priest when I was 12 so…

But I digress.

My point is that I am very delighted to present to you our fourth issue of Soy&Zine. This zine is entering its second month of existence and while it hasn’t been all smooth sailing, it has been exciting, not to mention a welcome distraction from the new daily insanity. I hope this zine will be able to grow further, surpassing the stated goals back in issue one, and signs are looking good. On the pipes are more stories to be told, more pictures to be seen and more sounds to be heard. Do stick around for the ride.

Jan Thedja

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Jan Thedja

Music hasn't managed to loosen its grip on Berlin-based selector Jan K since he listened to the likes of Mozart. and the Beatles on his Father’s stereo as a young child. Having gone on phases of listening to classical, rock, pop, punk, jazz, hip-hop and electronic music, he decided some years ago to share with people his own personal musical narrative. While his literary output has slowed down for the moment, he is increasingly sharing his music through mixes and performances, more recently with the Berlin collective l-kw. He is currently working a music project loosely based on his experience as a doctor.