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Melt! Weekender : Animal Collective – 20.05.11 – Berlin

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PLEASE, SEE OUR FULL PREVIEW FOR THE EVENT HERE!

Melt! Weekender : DJ Shadow – 19.05.11 – Berlin

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PLEASE, SEE OUR FULL PREVIEW FOR THE EVENT HERE!

Mount Kimbie : Live

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“No one should miss this diffuse, but still harmonious and hence even greater interaction between mainly dubstep, ambient beats of all shades and fragmental guitar and voice samples,” we wrote about Mount Kimbie‘s last tour’s preview. And actually this would still say it all for their new upcoming dates, if there wouldn’t be Ruth Saxelby’s DUMMY review of their recent SXSW appearance. Quote: “[It] felt like witnessing two artists getting inside their art, […] something very specific has clearly clicked.” We’re excited. They’re also writing on a new record already.

Mount Kimbie live:
21.04. Stereo, Glasgow
22.04. Bongo Club, Edinburgh
23.04. Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
24.04. Le Warr Pavilion (Small room), Bexhill-on-Sea
26.04. Audio, Brighton
27.04. Thekla, Bristol
28.04. Heaven, London
29.04. Deaf Institute, Manchester
30.04. Bergen Fest, Bergen
05.05. Nu Spirit, Bratislava
06.05. Donaufestiaval, Krems
11.05. AB Club, Brussels
12.05. Ekko, Utrecht
13.05. Simplon, Gronigen
14.05. Music Box, Lisbon
19.05. Social Club, Paris
20.05. Kraftfeld, Winterthur
21.05. MeetFactory, Prague
22.05. K4, Nurnberg
23.05. Sinkkasten, Frankfurt
24.05. Conne Island, Leipzig
25.05. Mondial Club, Hamburg
26.05. Icon, Berlin

Boys Noize x Housemeister : Shizzo

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If a techno track gives you a good shake, a roller-coaster ride is in the top of the anticipation list. And it makes an even better video. The Boys Noize Records crew went on one and Housemeister himself documented it with his camera. Edited by Sensible Pixel, the private video has now become an official music video for his co-production with Boys Noize called “Shizzo“. The mean bass monster is out today on BNR.

Meanwhile, the label’s digital subdivision BNR TRAX is celebrating its fifth release with a Berlin this weekend: “Calcium” is another deep and metallic techno goodie from the hands of another joint-venture, Strip Steve and Das Glow (listen below). On Saturday they will get audio support by Bobmo, Zero, Solo and Nhan Solo (not to be confused with each other) and finally Housemeister himself. So the solos turn to duos and the duos to solos again, but all you need to is probably that it will be a huge night with big fun anyway.

Find a ticket competition, the terrific photo copy flyer and photos of the venue on the BNR blog now, the full line-up and ticket details below.


Strip Steve & Das Glow : Calcium (Stream)

In Love With : Kaos – 14.01.11 – Berlin

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In Love With : Kaos

Dj Kaos is an integral part of the Berlin underground scene, producing a variety of twisted dance music for…

Darwin Deez : Too much of Nietzsche

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Darwin Deez: Empty pan but well-stocked bookshelf

One typical problem of philosophical studies can occur, when one get’s lost in his (or her) own treatise way too much, unable to put it aside, while reality is slowly moving away from you. It’s only a short while ago, when musician and former philosophy student Darwin Deez found himself in this very awkward situation, explicitly studying the work of Nietzsch. Unfortunately the monster-moustachioed German mastermind of the late 19th century, a great free thinker himself, back then vegetated until mania. And it was then again Deez, who consequently got infected as well and fell into the big black holes that are heavy depressions.

Luckily, he found a way out and is now – in opposite to Nietzsche, who died exactly 200 years ago as a broken man – a performer full of verve and vitality. With his band he’s bringing us a wave of jazzy, harmonic sounds, euphoria implying and happiness encouraging. Best example therefore is of course the hit single “Radar Detector”.


Darwin Deez : Radar Detector (Video directed by Ace Norton)

And there we are with the ‘music therapy’ again, or better, creating music as a therapeutic remedy, as antidepressant. Of course, Deez is digesting his darker days in his lyrics, but is aligning them with lo-fi-sounds and hippie elements instead of melancholic sound structures.  Sometimes this makes a quite ironic listening, but all in all Darwin Deez’ music is constantly evoking a feeling, that’s literally best described with the happily agreeing outcry: yeaaah!

Not for no reasons whole collectives of people with their hands swinging above their nodding heads followed Darwin through his sets at f.i. Melt! festival and so many other events. And while DD are currently touring the UK again, there are already new dates for the country and Germany for February and March 2011. Until then you can spent you days with both, the Lucky Number (Rough Trade) released debut album Darwin Deez or the single “Constellations”, which was just re-released today with remixes by the highly appreciated SBTRKT and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (who once again prove here that we do it for good reasons) by the same imprint. T.E.E.D. will also support Darwin on his 2011 dates.


Darwin Deez : Constellations (Video directed by Terri Timely)


Darwin Deez : Constellation (Remixes)

Darwin Deez live 2010:
19.10. Thekla, Bristol
20.10. Cavern, Exeter
21.10. Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
22.10. Digital, Brighton
23.10. Jericho, Oxford
24.10. Arts Centre, Norwich
26.10. Scala, London
27.10. Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
28.10. Kasbah, Coventry
30.10. Plug, Sheffield

2011:
24.02. Academy 2, Manchester
25.02. Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
26.02. Garage, Glasgow
27.02. Metropolitan University, Leeds
01.03. Waterfront, Norwich
02.03. HMV Institute, Birmingham
03.03. Koko, London
04.03. Anson Rooms, Bristol
05.03. Concorde 2, Brighton
07.03. Knust, Hamburg
08.03. Gleis 22, Münster
09.03. Gloria, Cologne
10.03. Backstage, Munich
11.03. Lido Astra, Berlin

(Text translated by Thomas Vorreyer)

Kompaktorama : Walls x Jatoma

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Already twelve years old is German electronic label Kompakt by now, a dozen of time in which the incredible number of almost 3k (vinyl) releases starting a global conquest from its Lower-Rhenish HQ. Of course there needs to be another Kompaktorama night at Panoramabar to exact Cologne’s toll in the opposite end of our republic.

On Friday, September 10, the event is prominently headlined by London’s two-piece Walls, whom we already attested a fantastic, “trance-like, natural sound, which a at times dazing, escalating deep inheres,“ back in May. Now, their new, placed-below video to “Hang Four“ once again underlines this prolific overall concept. Following their c/o pop appearance in summer, this is only the second gig of Sam Willis and Alessio Natalizia over here. And it will be one of the not-to-be-missed category.

This is surely down to Denmark’s Jatoma as well, since they seem to have the Kompakt ABC on their fingertips . Here techno bone beating meets shimmering, bubbly frequency games for dream marriage. The respectively spiralling “Helix“ (please, listen below) already made its way on the Kompakt kompilation Total 11 with the likes of DJ Koze, The Field or GusGus. (We, again, already reviewed the track “Power“ by the Pachanga Boys here.)

Now Friday marks the very first only the second ever live gig of the still pretty mysterious three-piece that WhoMadeWho drummer Tomas Barford formed with Aarhus’ Mads Kolding and Jacob Littauer off Electro Juice. Cologne is already calling them the label’s, “certainly most inventive (and youngest) act.“

Too, Kompakt co-owner Michael Meyer (after an almost one-year-long Berlin abstinence), Geo and Ivan Smaghhe will spin some selected records for you.

Running Order:
23:59 h – 03:00 h Geo
03:00 h – 04:00 h Walls (live)
04:00 h – 05:00 h Michael Mayer
05:00 h – 06:00 h Jatoma (live)
06:00 h – 09:00 h Michael Mayer
09:00 h – End Ivan Smagghe


Walls “Hang Four” (Video by Morphologic)


Walls “Burnt Sienna


Jatoma “Helix


Jatoma “Little Houseboat

Baris K : First Turkish-Disco set in Berlin

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Wow, that was one long flyer … but we are glad that you’ve made all the way up to here, so we can tell you, that Hugo Capablanca and his Bananamania label in cooperation with Berlin-Mitte club Picknick managed to bring Baris K, the king of Bosporus disco, over to Berlin for the very first time on Saturday, September 4. Following his early 2010 mixtape on the label’s blog and his own Eurasia mixes, the resident of the came-to-life merge of Orient and Occident that is the Turkish capital Istanbul now aims to introduce various rarities of the Anatolian music scene, which has been almost autarkic of the Western pop world until the late 1980ies, to the German crowd.

Vigorous DJ and live support comes from Hugo Capablanca himself, old friend and collaborator T. Keeler, Australia’s very own Mc Gaff E, the Berliners Okay&Okay and Joey Hansom, and finally, Hugo’s side project and tonight’s special guests, Los Massieras.. So music lovers bored by the everyday club routine shouldn’t miss this special night.


ince belli edit by baris k




Valeu! 5 Years of Man Recordings

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Already five years ago Berlin DJ and producer Daniel Haaksman (photo above) compiled 14 obscure musical rarities on Não Wave – Brazilian Post Punk 1982 – 1988, establishing his new record label Man Recordings. With follow-up works by KU BO and Edu K, whose Frenétiko was the first ever baile funk full-length released outside Brazil anno 2006, along with the exquisite Baile Funk Masters producer series Haaksman turned into Europe most important pioneer paving the way for the also Rio funk tagged music style onto the old continent, while over in the US the by now well-known and world famous DJ Diplo and his Mad Decent began supporting the yet unknown Brazilian combo Bonde do Rolê, before they (and Cansei de ser Sexy) transformed into internationally celebrated club acts. The ground for a new and club compatible, non-esoteric world music was broken, with other styles like the Angolan-Portuguese Kuduro following.

Now, exactly 51 MR releases by the very same Diplo, Jesse Rose, Sinden, DJ Edgar, Joyce Muniz, MC Gringo, or Crookers later, paths are crossing again: Today, on Friday September 3, Man Recordings is hosting a big party called Valeu! with various guests at Berlin’s Brunnen 70 (details at the end) and the release of another compilation of the same title.

Besides Marina Vello aka Marina Gasolina, who already appeared on Edu K’s MR single Me Bota Pra Dançar back in 2008, and DJ Chernobyl (that makes two thirds out of the by now split original Bonde do Rolê line-up, the Zombie Disco Squad and Daniel Haaksman himself will take care of your hips and ears. Meanwhile Munich’s sound-Verweißwurster of Schlachthofbronx will take over the headliner part after recently becoming two of the scene’s biggest global players with their Klezmer-Afro-Latin-Bavarian inspired beats and mixes – most recent proof: their banging Ayoba EP on Man Recordings.

If you now want to join the list of congratulating party people we have 2×2 guest list invites for you if you leave a comment either under this article or on our  Facebook page until 4 pm. Fate will pick our two lucky winners then.

We recommend: Offset Festival 2010

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Exactly 365 days after its last recapture London’s north-eastern Hainault Forest is once again overtaken by Offset Festival and anno 2010 it’s already the third time of bringing together well-selected established – if not legendary – artists with almost all the young, promising talents.

First part was offered this year to the revolutionary founding fathers and mothers of digital hardcore, Atari Teenage Riot (photo above), who follow in the footsteps of punk, post-punk heroes and Offset headliners Gang of Four, Wire (see our 2008 review) and The Slits (see our 2009 review) together with New York’s underground legend Liquid Liquid and Berlin’s Krautrock masterminds off Cluster. The three bands will be accompanied by some of this year’s most progressive artists, with Daniel Snaith’s Caribou, These New Puritans and Mount Kimbie ranking first (in our personal lists), while Mystery Jets, Art Brut and Good Shoes will provide the more accessible indie tunes.

Too, there are quite a few bands making the return to Offset, like the overwhelming super collective Chrome Hoof – an Offset act of the very first issue in 2008 – or last year’s Pulled Apart By Horses, stage invasion causers Male Bonding and Japan’s psychedelic masters of hairography in London exile, the fantastic Bo Ningen. Of course the Experimental Circle Club is back in the game as well hosting two days of dark wave, predominantly East-London sounds on their stage featuring the likes of O Children, Tim Burgess, Fiction and Angular Recording’s very special Cold Waves and Minimal Electronic Sets.

Some girl power is coming from our cherished US duo Telepathe, Esben and the Witch‘s front woman Rachel Davies and Hannah Holland’s Batty Bass. Now add the Erol-Alkan associates Stopmakingme, Connan Mockasin and the Late of the Pier DJs plus the until now unmentioned, but truly great Banjo or Freakout, Cold Pumas, Comanechi, Factory Floor, Invasion, Teeth!!!, Trash Talk, Visions of Trees, Wild Geese and Wild Palms to the list, you can already guess that it’s going to be a pretty tough decision where to go without even knowing half of the more than 150 acts.

Please, see below for a photo gallery of Offset 2009, the entire line-up and ticket infos.

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Line-up

MYSTERY JETS | ATARI TEENAGE RIOT | CARIBOU | THESE NEW PURITANS | ART BRUT | TELEPATHE | CLUSTER | LIQUID LIQUID | THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER | GOOD SHOES | MOUNT KIMBIE | TRASH TALK | PUNKS JUMP UP | DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL | THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND | THOMAS TANTRUM

KAP BAMBINO | ALI LOVE | MALE BONDING | DEAD SWANS | RISE AND FALL | ROLO TOMASSI | LOVVERS | GRAMME | PULLED APART BY HORSES | BANJO OR FREAKOUT | CHARLES DE GOAL | BLURT | JOHN & JEHN | CALORIES | CHROME HOOF | MONOTONIX | EGYPTIAN HIP HOP | WILD PALMS | COMANECHI | THROATS | SHIT AND SHINE | COLOURS | THE XCERTS | SERGE SANTIAGO | WETDOG | GRAFFITI ISLAND | ESBEN AND THE WITCH | INVASION | FACTORY FLOOR | TIM BURGESS | TEAM GHOST | FICTION | DISCONCERTS | BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL | ELECTRICITY IN OUR HOMES | 10LEC6 | TEETH OF THE SEA | SCREAMING TEA PARTY | PAY NO RESPECT | LAST WITNESS | DEATH IN PLAINS | HOLY STATE | CONNAN MOCKASIN | OUR TIME DOWN HERE | O.CHILDREN | DEAL WITH IT | NOVELLA | DISCO BLOODBATH | BLUE ON BLUE | KOUDLAM | COLD PUMAS | THE ENDS | CHICKENHAWK | THE NEAT | HANG THE BASTARD | RELICS | LAVOTCHKIN | RORY PHILLIPS | TEETH!!! | NOT COOL | HANNAH HOLLAND | THE RIFLE VOLUNTEER | BITCHES | CASTROVALVA | MAMA SHAMONE | PEEPHOLES | HARRY JAMES | PLEASE | ANTARES | BRONTIDE | SLAPPER | HAMMERS | BO NINGEN | LA SHARK | JOHN AND JEHN | LONEWOLVES

THE ERGON CAROUSEL | FIRAS | ANNA CALVI | STOPMAKINGME | TOO YOUNG TO LOVE | LA LA VASQUEZ | FLATS | JACKALS | WILD GEESE | TRAILER TRASH | BUNNY COME | COLD IN BERLIN | GUESS WHAT | GOLDEN GRRRLS | THE BRIDPORT DAGGER | ROUND | DIET PILLS | RIOTOUS ROCKERS | IAN ROBINSON

SAUNA YOUTH | ADAM STAFFORD | DEAD IN THE WOODS | THE MURDER ACT | PROXY MUSIC | SPECIAL RECREATION WISH CLUB | THE EYES IN THE HEAT | VISION OF TREES | THE LOVELY JONJO | ATHENS POLYTECHNIC | KEZOKICHI | OH!GUNQUIT | MIKKI MOST | JOE ANGULAR | DIFFERENT CLASS RADIO | THE RECEEDERS | DAN BEAUMONT | PARISO | GOD DON’T LIKE IT | THE JUNKETTES | TAIGEN KAWABE | HORSE & CONDOR | DISCLIPLINE DJS | JOHN AND ON | JOHN LINGER | HYRST | NEIL LION | LAST.FM DJS | HOLY ROAR DJS | ARTROCKER DJS | THE BEAT! DJS | BATTY BASS | ORAL ORAL | LATE OF THE PIER DJS | TYPICAL GIRLS DJS | PAPER CROWS | HOUSE OF §TINTER | J.O.S.H CAFFE | OFFSET DJS | JAMIE D. WINTER | DEAN CHALKLEY DJ | THOMAS SHITNECK | SI CHEEBA DJ | MEDDICINE | THOMAS HEIN | A REBOURS