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We Recommend: Field Day Festival

12:50 PM

If there’s one thing that Berlin could learn from London, than it’s surely about inner-city festivals. Of course the Germans enjoy great events like club transmediale or the Berlin Festival, but yet in terms of both, quality and quantity, no Berliner had the idea to put on such an insanely well selected one-day festival like Field Day. So one week after the 1-2-3-4 and already two weeks after Lovebox the July festival euphoria will climax on this Saturday at the Victoria Park.

And it looks like you could get everything you want on of the all in all six stages. Want to see the biggest French non-electro act since Serge Gainsbourg? They have Phoenix (photo above) for you. A Swedish shaman performing one of the best, most conceived live shows of our times? Fever Ray has returned. The creme de la creme of the vibrant German electro scene? Modeselektor and Apparat unite under the moniker Moderat and will – along with Hendrik Weber alias Pantha Du Prince and Mouse on Mars – bring some tricky to progressive, mind breaking and high-class (techno) sounds to London. And what about an official Guinness World Record holder? The piano genius that is Chilly Gonzales will be at your service.

But of course there are quite a few British acts booked as well. The old hands of the Fall (We’re wondering if Mark will have another meet’n’greet with his old Von-Südenfed-fellows of Mouse on Mars?) and Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) will meet the current scene leaders Simian Mobile Disco, These New Puritans and Lightspeed Champion, while producer Matthew Herbert brings his own One Club with him (which means, he will play his new record live on stage). The class-of-2009/10 will be represented by Is Tropical, Egyptian Hip Hop, Yuck, Hounds Of Hate and Esben And The Witch. Too, the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Dam Mantle, Fake Blood, James Holden, Joker, Hudson Mohawke, Night Slugs and -of course – our favourites Gold Panda, Walls and Mount Kimbie will guarantee a very diverse British dance fest.

Last but not least some transatlantic sonic jewels like Caribou (Well, actually Daniel is living in London at the moment.), Holly Miranda, No Age, The Golden Filter and Memory Tapes will make their way to the city’s North-East. And there are still more artists left so, please, see the complete line-up (sorted by the six stages) plus further information below. Guess, we need a clone machine now.

EAT YOUR OWN EARS STAGE:
Andrew Weatherall (Dj Set), Anna Calvi, Bethan Elfyn And The Vinyl Vendettas Dj Set, C.T.M Dj Set,
Caribou, Eat Your Own Ears Djs, Erland And The Carnival, Gilles Peterson Dj Set, Holly Miranda, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Lightspeed Champion, Phoenix, Ramadanman, Steve Mason, The Fall, The Invisible Dj Set, Thisaintnodisco

ADVENTURES IN THE BEETROOT FIELD IN ASSOCIATION WITH LAST.FM STAGE:
Atlas Sound, Babeshadow, Cate Le Bon, Chapel Club, Egyptian Hip Hop, Is Tropical, Last.Fm Dj Team, Matthew Herbert’s One Club, No Age, The Kissaway Trail,
These New Puritans

BUGGED OUT! IN ASSOCIATION WITH FULL CIRCLE STAGE
Carte Blanche (
Riton & Dj Mehdi), Chilly Gonzales, Fake Blood, James Holden, Joker + Mc Nomad, Memory Tapes, Moderat, Rory Phillips, Simian Mobile Disco Dj Set, Tensnake, The Golden Filter

BLOGGERS DELIGHT STAGE
Blogger’s Delight (Casper C, Nikniknik, Skull Juice), Dam Funk & Master Blazter, Deadly Rhythm Soundsystem, Fact Djs, Feeding Time Djs, Gold Panda, Hudson Mohawke,
Mount Kimbie, Night Slugs (L-Vis 1990 & Bok Bok), Off Modern Djs, Pantha Du Prince

VILLAGE MENTALITY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE QUIETUS STAGE
Amiina, Archie Bronson Outfit, Beth Jeans Houghton, Esben And The Witch, Flower–Corsano Duo, Gruff Rhys Vs Tony Da Gatorra, Max Tundra, Mouse On Mars, Runners, Shula’s Wigwam Djs, Silver Apples

XOYO/LOCK TAVERN STAGE
Dam Mantle, Don’t Die Wondering Dj’s, Double Denim Djs, Factory Floor,
Hounds Of Hate, Leather Boy Dj’s, Mim (Black Cab Sessions), No Pain In Pop Djs, Prizes
Sunday Girl,
Toro Y Moi, Von Haze, Walls, Yuck

Too, there will be a Field Day Cabaret and a Village Green Area.

Melt! Liveblog: Der Samstag

08:59 PM

Hello again! After our first live blog in 2009 we are finally back at the fantastic Melt! Festival to cover the 13th issue as it happens – including photos (by Christoph Paul) and some first impressions (by Thomas Vorreyer).

Sunday, 16:40: The end is near … After it’s implementation in 2008, the third issue of festival day number three, the Sunday, invites us to a smaller (three instead of five stages) but even denser cast day. While Kings of Convenience are currently stroking their strings behind us, the Post War Years, Fucked Up, Crookers, WhoMadeWho, Slagmalsklubben and of course Goldfrapp and festival headliner Massive Attack are getting ready to hit the stages over the day and night.

Alas, we got a bit kept away from the blog yesterday because of interviews and more. So here’s eventually our review of the complete Saturday:

Despite of the mild weather the day kicked off quite slowly and turned out to don’t enjoy as much as highlights as the Friday before. Although, our dear Friendly Fires, who told us their gig at Melt! 2008 during the rain and storm mayhem was their first ever, played one of the by far best shows of the entire weekend. The band machine appeared to be very well oiled by now and the crowd cheered them, waving and dancing as one. During the new song “Running Away” even transformed-to-balloons condomes danced over our heads – interview follows soon. Of course, the dance-rock of Holy Ghost was lenient in comparison, while Hurts suprisingly well filled the light, late afternoon slot between these two on the Gemini stage with the usual big-gesture pop grandezza.

In the meantime the main stage got covered in some rougher sounds: Blood Red Shoes stormed powerfully, but solid as always through their set and Dendemann demonstrated the numerous international guests, that in Germany intelligent and brave hip-hop and mullet cuts can indeed go hand in hand. Parallel to this Darwin Deez stole their hearts of the younger crowd in the Intro tent, before The Big Pink entered it to blow the not fully filled tent away. But yet their grandiloquent guitar-synthie rock may would have fit the man stage better then the bit dry Jamie T did – interview follows.

Next: dance attack! Soul-pop singer Jamie Lidell, DJ Shadow, Sinden and German band Die Sterne played live parallel to each other. And it might hasn’t been a knockout victory, but a clear one by scores for Lidell, who thus had best sound at the Gemini. Here then Hercules and Love Affair took over the mic and beats with an almost all-new set basing on their new, yet-unreleased, second album. Sadly, the new line-up and their stringently chruny Chicago-to-Detroit oldschool mix, including the even sphericly re-arranged old hits “Blind” and “You Belong”, were a bit too many news for the crowd and the set undeservedly did not enflame everyone fully. Still, they all stayed at the stage to get loose of their coresponding dance reserves at Chromeo, who turned their gig with some nice audio and visual show extras into a really good on, before the DJs A-Trak, Tiga, Carl Craig and of course German tiro Moderat (Fotos) took over the direction for the rest of the night.

Chromeo, DJ Shadow, Hercules and Love Affair, Melt! crowd (2), The Big Pink, Jamie T, Friendly Fires (2), Dendemann, Hurts, Blood Red Shoes, Holy Ghost, Jamaica

Saturday, 16:00: The Melt! Saturday has just begun and while we are looking forward to the likes of Jamaica, Holy Ghost!, Darwin Deez, Maskinen, Hercules and Love Affair, Chromeo, Tiefschwarz and Hurts (and to interview Friendly Fires and the Big Pink), let’s have a short and final retrograd look on Friday night. After Jónsi some strange sitar sounds led us to Yeasayer, where Chris Keating showed up with a vocal performance with all the sexiness and extravaganza immediately reminding us of Prince and, yes somehow, Michael Jackson in their greater days. One haven’t seen and heard such thing in  quite a long time and would have perfectly fit on the big main stage, where The XX were facing the mammoth task to present their intimate and minimalistic compositions within such a great frame. Apparently, they did it master it well. Key role was taken over by Jamie once again, who was enthroned behind a great, white X on black ground and a laser light roof drawn over the Ferropolis. He not only did rearranged the band’s songs but relined them with some heavy beats. And who watched Oliver trying out some unexpected, standard rock bassist moves, can may predicted the possible new direction this band will take from now on. Who, who already did follow this electronic path on his own, is Kele Okereke off Bloc Party. While his muscle-bound body satisfied completely, his set did only partly considering quite a few lengths in it. Too, not totally convincing where Foals, who played a – compared to their own benchmark – just average set despite a very driven Yannis Philippakis. Headling their own day stage at beach Modeselektor then didn’t reach the maximum as well, although guest appearances by Bonaparte promised a lot more action. Alas, it turned out to be just the addition, but not the desired multiplication of their forces. But still there was a 100% great end with the energetic live set of autoKratz in the Intro tent.

Autokratz (2), Modeselektor, Foals, Kele (2), The XX (2), Yeasayer

Friday, 23:32: Another round of diverse gigs lies behind us. We smiled at all the adolescence in the front row of Two Door Cinema Club, left the stage to dance to a brilliant dubstep-electro DJ set by Jamie XX at the beach (!) and got pulled away to the main stage again by our German heroes Tocotronic. Here, Dirk von Lowtzow almost enthusiastically greeted the crowd and praised the resistance once again and just for fun, while Rick Mc Phail was miming a modern god of guitar. This spectacle got followed by a delicious visual sandwich: a blue flash light orgy and loads of cheesiness by Delphic, lightening and thunder at HEALTH, who fantastically re-structured “Crimewave” into a new, even bigger version, and finally Jónsi, whose great, but complex and intimate setting and show was maybe ab bit too intimate for the big main stage and the oval in front of it. Now we are looking forward to Yeasayer, Four Tet, The XX, Kele, Foals, autoKratz, Modeselektor ft. Bonaparte and many others.

Jónsi, HEALTH (2), Delphic, Tocotronic (2), Jamie XX, Two Door Cinema Club

Friday, 20:36: Words race with drops of sweat towards the keyboard – this Melt! Festival has already crossed its melting point. It’ sunny and super hot here and after the Audiolith Pferdemarkt yesterday at the festival side and the Introducing party in Berlin (photos below) Bonaparte and Midlake could finally open the big party to everyone, while the Big Wheel Stage was surrounded by a sweating mass covered in dust and seduced by the fine tunes of Oliver Koletzki. Then – parallel to Ja, Panik and Pantha du Prince – Sweden’s finest, the Shout Out Louds, hit the stage. Too bad they prepared an undercooled set to fight the heat. But they were some highlights still: the undestroyable beauty of “Impossible” for instance or their short cover of “Walking Like an Egyptian”, which now stands in a line with “Train in Vain” from their 2007er Melt! appearance. Now Two Door Cinema Club, Jamie XX and Tocotronic are about to begin. Looks like everyone reached working temperature immediately.

Shout Out Louds, Converse Mainstage

Post War Years and Alexander’s Festival Hall, Introducing (yesterday in Berlin)

Berlin Festival 2009

02:51 AM

As like we did with our live blog we are now giving you some impressions of Berlin festival which took place at Tempelhof airport.

fotos: Christoph Paul

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Live blog straight from Berlin Festival

07:15 PM

Hej, folks! It’s us again. We’re at the Berlin Festival right now and thought we could show you some photos and impressions from time to time directly from one of the strangest airports in the world. For quicker news check our wTwitter page @aufgemischt.

The End: We’re back home from Berlin Festival and refilled our batteries for tonight’s adventures (look at our event calendar!). But since Christoph left for a week on vacation there won’t be a full and proper gallery of the festival until next weekend, I decided to show you some more pictures this time. So enjoy the style of Zoot Woman, an I-spy-with-my-little-eye-game with Jarvis Cocker and thousands of Germans going mad to Deichkind‘s pretty last show (this show is Nu-Rave’s bigger brother). Thank you, Berlin Festival – we had (all in all) a good time.

Zoot Woman

Zoot Woman

Jarvis Cocker is watching you

Jarvis Cocker is watching you

Jarvis Coker

Jarvis Coker

D-D-Deichkind

D-D-Deichkind

The Nu Olympics

The Nu Olympics

Deichkind-o-mania

Deichkind-o-mania

Samstag, 22:31: New pictures from The Thermals, The Rifles and Health. The later was absolutely epic. You should all see them tomorrow at Festsaal Kreuzerg with Crystal Antlers!

The Thermals

The Thermals

The Rifles

The Rifles

Health

Health

Saturday, 17:57: Kilians have just played the 2nd concert of today following I Might Be Wrong. All songs, even the newer more-pop-alike ones, got a true rock outfine which was enjoyable. Sadly the sound can’t compete with that. We hope it’s getting better.

Simon Kilian

Simon Kilian

Kilians

Kilians

Saturday, 14:02: First day of Berlin festival is over and with it the first headliner appearence done by Peter Doherty who came with two dancers (and his kid) to Berlin, after he was in the wrong plane first. His appearance was nearly sorted, long but slightly monotonous. Actually the old Libertines-songs written for a whole band were better than his solo stuff. And the size of his abdominal girth told us that he has changed from heroine to chocolate.

In total contrast to that were the previous gig by Dendemann and the following by Moderat. Dendemann may didn’t look like a cool German hipster but his set offered an energetic MC with a whole band and some really great hits. Moderat had a cool and well styled lightshow by Pfadfinderei instead but it often couldn’t manage to include the whole crowd. Maybe one of the reason therefore was the sound, which was still not at it’s best in the evening.

Some hours earlier the Danish band WhoMadeWho proofed once more that they’re on a secret mission to hit the rock olymp within just one single festival summer. James Murphy would call this a “disco infiltrator” and it would be damn right.

Tonight’s shedule features Health (plus an interview with us), Deichkind (playing their last concert ever), the glorious Zoot Woman, Kilians, The Thermals and many more. See you there.

flug

Das Andenken an den Flughafen: Ein Rosinenbomber

dendemann

Dendemann

Crowd @ Dendemann

Crowd @ Dendemann

Back to mother nature

Back to mother nature

Who Made Who

Who Made Who

Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty

Apparat from Moderat

Apparat from Moderat

Friday, 21:24: Telepathe, These New Puritans and Bodi Bill have played. TNP-Konzert was  like a mass, great but Jack Barnett prefered to be an acolyte instead of beeing a priest. The sound is kind of good, maybe a little bit too loud and not completely mixed. Right now a fat yellow moon is watching us. St. Etienne, Junior Boys, Dendemann, WhoMadeWho coming up.

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Tempelhof

telepathe

Telepathe

These New Puritans

These New Puritans

Friday, 19:02: We just arrived. Weather is perfect, location, too. Seems to be well organized. Humanzi and Crystal Antlers opened the Main Stage, the lovely Frankmusik the 2nd Stage. We had a very interesting interview with the girls of Telepathe earlier and are excited to seem them play in some minutes, These New Puritans will follow. Tonight’s headliner is Peter Doherty. And here we go with the pics:

Humanzi

Humanzi

Crystal Antlers

Crystal Antlers

frankmusik

Berlin Festival update with free mp3

09:03 AM

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Berlin Festival [Artikel] is going through some line-up changes. Sadly the festival looses the performances of José Gonzales and Riton but wins like already reported Joe Goddard of Hot Chip and (new one!) electro supergroup Moderat . The later will follow Peter Doherty on Friday night at 2 o’clock on the mainstage.

Afterwards one can nearly dance through the whole weekend since the festival introduced a new floor to the crowd. On the CLUB BERLIN Floor a very own disco plus afterhour on Sunday will take place with some fine artists behind the turntables: A Team (scala), Alan Always (white trash), Buggy (knicken), COOP (berlin bestival), Dennis Ratzlaff (rio/coop), DJ Valis (panic!), Fleshdance DJs (discothec miami), Hugo Capablanca feat. Eric D. Clark (discos capablanca), Kate Boss + X (berlin hilton), Marlon Beatt (scala), Marvin (duscholux/oye rec.), Nic Jagger (easyjetset/vice), Nomad & Maxi Moritz (endlich18!), Okay & Okay (scala), Pony Pop (coop/cookie), Reznik (vice/keine musik), Robin Van der Kaa (david gilmour girls), Salto Mortale (support agency), Yeah Fool! (awesome/villa), The Schlechboys (villa) and more.

There’s too a special action in cooperation with Melt! Festival. Everyone who wants to buy a festivalticket at the festival entrance and shows up with his Melt! band around his wrist will save 10 €. We thought, if Melt! opens the present box we can do, too. So here’s a free mp3 of uprising producer talent Frankmusik, who’ll play his only festival gig in Germany in Berlin. Enjoy!

Frankmusik ft. Tinchy Stryder “Wrong Time, Wrong Place” [mp3]

In courtesy Bang On London