Seit langem mal wieder ein politischer Post. Auf deutsch. Das muss sein. Hier ist meine Theorie und Antwort auf die Finanz- und europäische Schuldenkrise. Es nervt. Die Märkte nerven, die Hysterie nervt. Und sie ist auch gefährlich. Irgendwer prophezeit jede … Read more →
Ireland used the moment to target stressed Londoners with a nicely made video. Where do you get faster? To your office? Or to Ireland? And who’s more stressed? Read more →
The line up speaks for itself. Claiming to be “Europe’s leading bass music and sound system festival” the Outlook festival has almost everybody there who influenced and shaped this genre over the last years: Fat Freddy’s Drop, Skream, Lee Scratch Perry, Digital Mystikz – Mala & Coki, DJ Marky, The Beatnuts, Zinc, Gold Panda, Scuba, Goldie, Kode 9, Pinch, Calibre, Addison Groove, Applebim and many, many more. Read more →
Lazy sunday. My favorite day at Melt. Everybody is a bit hungover and fluffy. Movements are slower, in a common pace, people got used to each other, made friends and are a bit emotional because a great time is going to end. I got to see many, many concerts that day and in the very end had the lovely surprise to see my unexpected highlight. Here we go.
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Saturday is the most crowded day at Melt and the line-up is packed. I tried to see a lot and in the end felt a bit dissatisfied. I should have concentrated a bit more, I guess. Plus, I got to play in the VIP tent from 5am to 6am which drew too much of my attention. It was surely a cool thing to do, but I wasn’t good at all and there was hardly anybody there. Instead of copying mp3s to USB sticks and plan the set I should have enjoyed the shows.
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There is a kind of rain which seems inconspicuous. But it’s crawling into your bones after a while, it’s steady and mean and merciless. The horizon becomes blurry and faces become grey. It’s not refreshing, it’s not dramatic. It’s just annoying. On a festival, this kind of rain is even more depressing and I was really afraid that we were going to have it here at Melt2012. But slowly, during saturday afternoon, clouds faded away and with The Rapture entering the stage, the sun came out eventually. Stage and people bathed in the golden light and the festival finally could start for real. Read more →
Melt started yesterday with a soft preparty in the Intro tent. Considering the rainy weather, the tent will probably be the most popular venue this year. Toy were one of the openers and did a good job with impressive trumpets and trombones. Mike Skinner as a DJ was quite disappointing again, he has a selection but doesn’t mix and has no strategy whatsoever. People liked it anyhow.
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This is the 8th Melt! festival in a row for me. During the last years I have constantly worked as an artist host, taking care of Goldie, Deichkind, Bloc party and many many more. This year, for the first time, I will “only” be a guest. I’ll probably feel strange and look for some beer crates to carry around anyway. Read more →
This is the Encore Buzz-T Mashup. Nice one.
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