The most exciting moment of Berlin Art Forum is already over? Probably. Because the furious and multicreative festival that international artists put up yesterday at the opening of Berliner Straße at .BHC has been a firework of wonderful moments. Rooms, so many impossible to count, each one especially designed by a an artist or a group with painted walls, installations, videos, bands, performances.. It was a blast: A man playing drums in big yellow box, faces out of rotten potatoes, concerts with looped beatbox and casio guitars and many photographies, grafitti like street art pieces and last but not least a big and arty looking crowd hanging out in a party atmosphere with drinks, talks, dance. Enjoy a little slide show of impressions.
Tonight the movie Let’s Make Money celebrates its premiere, will be in cinemas from tomorrow, go watch it! Moreover the excellent Ofrin will celebrate the release party of their second album at Glashaus. They took two days to prepare the venue, its a big dark cube now, ready for an intense show of voice, electronics and softly disturbing instruments.
Two tracks that rocked the party last friday at Pan Am Lounge were the Audiofly remix of “Show U Love” and Daniel Mehlhardt’s remix of Fausto Messina’s “Siboney”. While the first is a true deep house banger that just grooves massively along, Messina’s / Mehlhardt’s is a typical contemporary balearic dance classic. Reduced, funky, with some scrarce percussions and a very longing spanish melody. Great. Thank you for the music, the people danced until the early morning on top of Berlin!
Soundcloud has new and exciting sharing features. If allowed by the artist, you can now embed the song not only in your blog (as seen previously on Stylewalker) but also send them directly to Twitter, Facebook and Myspace. Slick. Enjoy another of Ben Mono’s minimixes here:
On friday, I’ll play at a private party at Pan Am Lounge – this will be fun, too! Pan Am Lounge is the place where pilots and other employees of Pan America Airlines used to hang out in the sixties and seventies. And it looks exactly like that.
Hobnox has some new, very much awaited features. First, you can now live record your music creation from the audiotool. Thus, Hobnox is one of the first web applications to use Flash10 which now supports wider audio emulation, not at least thanks to the “Adobe, Make some noise!“-campaign, partly driven by Hobnox developers.
Apart from that, the Audiotool has more features compared to the original version, e.g. a command bar which makes it easier to work with many machines plus when inactive for a while, the light fades out and the machines are solitarily left in the dark..
Listen to my little bass monster here:
Saving songs requires several steps, you will need to login, it will then be encoded and you can find it in ‘My files’, on visibility you can adjust copyright settings (also creative commons), here you need to allow embedding, then send the file to your stage, go to your stage, choose the file and on mouseover you’ll see the embed icon (< ..>) to get the embed code.
Moreover, you can save the live shows you can stream with Hobnox now (still, in a quality I haven’t seen on other platforms) to play them later in your profile, also the Evolution2 is still running.
Not only that two of my favourite artists, Justice and MGMT come together in a remix of one of my favourite songs this year, “Electric Feel”, no, on rcrdlbl.com there is also a widget which makes it easy to share. Great, makes my day!
Very well made video by the German ministry of labour to promote their “Ausbildungsbonus“, a public promotion for companies that are willing to train apprentices who otherwise would have a hard time to find a workplace.
Note: Sadly enough, the information what the Ausbildungsbonus really is, is rather hidden within the page: It is a one-time payment of 4000 to 6000 EUR (depending on the wage) which is paid to companies 50% when the training starts and 50% when the apprentice applies for the final exam.