Sirius Mo & MC Ramon: Itchy / Cornerboy

Sirius Mo MC Ramon Itchy Cornerboy

This is one of the best music videos so far this year and one of the coolest ever, so it needs to be on Being a huge Sirius Mo fan myself, I was happy to know he is releasing a new album on Monkeytown. This is his first signal and it’s a perfect fit.

We see Roman Geike aka MC Ramon aka Romano as a starring character, playing: himself. Roman is an entertainer by heart, be it as a rapping “cornerboy” or be it as German chansonnier (“Schlagerstar”) as you see in this video – he always takes it very seriously. This enthusiasm is infecting. In the video Ramon is walking the streets of Berlin, dancing in a washing saloon and visiting people in their gardens: everybody falls for his charme.

The video is also about Moritz’ aka Sirius Mo’s home, Berlin-Friedrichshagen (I think!), close to the lake Müggelsee. It’s a great contrast, the home turf and the rapper who used to be a Schlagerstar and the fusion electronic music which can easily appeal to anybody who is into grooves and melodies.

Enjoy “Itchy / Cornerboy”:

Schwarz Don’t Crack


I saw them yesterday at a shop opening which is not really the greatest environment for a band to perform. Yet, they did very well, filled the room with atmosphere and played a really good performance. “Schwarz Don’t Crack” is the name and the band consists of Sebastian Kreis and Ahmad Larnes. Ahmad’s singing is definitely a trade mark, with his deep expression and variety of details and mixes well with the electronic RnB sound floor which Sebastian creates underneath. Very slow disco beats and lots of pop samples create a style which sounds familiar yet unique. They are about to release an album on B pitch records and Melt booking already have them in their roster. So the future is bright for this likeable odd couple, watch them grow.

Hear for yourself, here’s their first track:

Find more on their Soundcloud.

I especially like the “Miami” video. It reminds me of the clips I tried to produce with my friends when I was fourteen.

Here is a good interview which tells their story.

(Photocredit: Vitali v. Gelwich)

Spreepark Festival

I am very looking forward to next weekend’s highlight here in Berlin: The XX’s festival “Night and day”. Taking place in the legendary Spreepark, an abandoned theme park with many historical fun rides which are slowly breaking apart. What a great scenery for a festival!

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Sizarr shot their entire video to “Run Dry” here:

The festival has, not surprisingly a great line up: The XX, Jessie Ware, Chromatics, Mount Kimbie, Kindness, Mikky Blanco, Dixon and many more DJs.

The official tickets are sold out but you can still get some on ebay.

Fashionweek Berlin parties

Oh god, it’s Fashionweek again.

(picture by Starstyling)

You want to go the best parties? Sure, here are my recommendations and how to get on the lists:

Monday, 14th
10:00pm until 5:00am
Friedrichstraße 112, Berlin
FB Event

Tuesday, 15th
Torstrasse 66, 10119 Berlin
Come by for some drinks, great music by LookyLooky and a look at the latest G-SHOCK watches and limited editions.
6pm – 10pm

ROCAWEAR’s first ever Fashion Week Berlin Party
music by D E N A (live), Wyn Davies (live)
Prince Charles, Prinzenstraße 85f
DOORS: 10 pm (don’t be late!)
Tell somebody to put you on the list

A strong line-up of friends will provide the music and from 22-24 drinks are on us.
Music: 2 Horn Disko, Bianca Checker, DJ Schowi (Bass Ill Euro)
10pm – 5 am
RSVP to:

STARSTYLING Party mit Florian Kolmer, Female Macho, David Keno and FNM
Doors open at 12

Wednesday, 16th
Moneybrother (SWE), Pelle Almqvist of The Hives (SWE), Icona Pop (SWE)
free food and drinks 9.00 pm
Radialsystem V
Holzmarkstr. 33
Please confirm your attendance

Boys Noize, Modeselektor, Hercules and Love Affair, Brodinski and Gesaffelstein
Stadtbad Oderberger
10pm – 4am
Free tickets are exclusively available for collection at the Vans Store Berlin (Alte Schönhauser Str. 48, 10119 Berlin, Mo – Sat 11.00 – 20.00) or at selected Vans retailers (Titus Berlin, Titus Zoopreme, Firmament, Civilist, SOTO, Depot2).

DJ Nebu [ES], Amy Heaton (Kaltblut) and lots of art and fashion
The WYE, The Old Post @ Skalitzer 86
Open bar between 19:00 and 20:30
Full program
Guestlist here

Thursday, 17th
10115 BERLIN

Friday, 18th
Sick Girls, Mitch Alive
Cookies Berlin
FB Event
to be continued

Google Berlin office opening

Yesterday, Google opened their brand new Berlin office and invited a lot of people to take a look at their rooms, have some drinks and mingle. Of course, it wouldn’t be Google without some special features and activities. Cookies provided the food and drinks and all of that was not only vegetarian but also very colorful. Green, yellow, blue and red cocktails illustrated the Google colors.

The evening started with a hangout between Philip Schindler, Google VP Northern and Central Europe and politicians with a web affinity like Jimmy Schultz and Halina Wawziniak broadcasted to big screens throughout the office. The Tiefschwarz DJs took over and it turned into a very cosy office party with many, many people. In other words: it was packed.

Blackboards for the guest’s creativity

Every room is named after a Berlin club. There was a Kater Holzig, Cookies and Weekend room, I did not spot a Berghain though.

Why travel when you got Google Earth on screens as big as your living room?

Good night.

Ausgehen am Wochenende: Gomma und I Heart Berlin

Es ist mal wieder Zeit auszugehen. Wir haben lange genug mit Bier in der Hand am Straßenrand gestanden oder auf Dachterassen gechillt. Es wird Herbst und auch wenn es noch warm scheint, bald ist es Zeit für den dunklen, warmen Club.

Nächsten Samstag sind zwei Veranstaltungen, die ich hier empfehlen möchte: Eins meiner Lieblingslabels, Gomma, macht eine Party im Flamingo. Und meine Freunde von I Heart Berlin feiern ihr Fünfjähriges im Naherholung Sternchen. Sind beide nicht weit weg voneinander, man kann also hoppen!

Flamingo Berlin
SA, 29.Sept 2012
22 Uhr

With Moullinex (Portugal), Munk (Marseille), Telonius (München), Ben Mono (Berlin), Kill The Tills (France), Dandydeath Manner (Italy)

Very Special Guest:
Lars Eidinger & Autistic Disco (Berlin)

I HEART BERLIN 5th Anniversary
Saturday, September 29, 2012

Naherholung Sternchen
Berolinastr. 7, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
(on the left side behind Kino International and Gewerbeamt)

BERLIN FILM NIGHT with Mobile Kino
(a screening of contemporary Berlin-related short films)
free entry

+ presentation of scarf collection with Front Row Society +
+ interactive Kaleidoscope Game + photo and GIF exhibition +
door: 6 EUR

Planningtorock, Chance&Dark (Kool Thing)
Oh Mehr, Lidl Bromance

My best tracks from the Devorama party

The Devorama party was a big, packed, sweaty and joyful event. I was superhyped and excited that everything went so well and sat at the terrace with the last crew until the sun rose. The party guests showed their devotion with buying more drinks after the 30 free beer crates were gone. And of course, I took my chance to play some tunes after Symbiz had finished the energy loaded show. Here are my favorites of this quite dark dubstep set which actually made some people dance in the end.

Starting very dark and intense with Kryptic Minds – Badman VIP

Spill in some echo reggae sweetness, RSD – Kingfisher

It gets a bit funkier and people start to get it with Killawatt’s Mantra

And my highlight Distal – Booyant

I ended with more straight tunes, like Martyn and Mike Slotts All Nights

to hand over to Paula who continued with discoish tunes from the Loftus Hall

The pic up there is by Matze Hielscher, finde more party pics here!

Symbiz Sound

Symbiz Sound are probably the most entertaining bass music crew in Berlin, these two guys blow your mind when they play live. They go mental on their self built controller, sing, rap, play guitar, use the siren extensively and know exactly how to play with the audience. The first time I saw them, they managed to fill an empty tent with a raging crowd over the course of 30 minutes.

Symbiz’ ragga and tropical infused dubstep is densely filled with effect sounds, interesting changes, great vocals and funny ideas. Computer games get mashed in, a polka band, ironic shouts. It’s great fun, not too serious, yet with an attitude. These guys know what they’re doing and they never seem to run out of ideas.

Here is their most recent video, “Who cares?” as a 3D version. You’ll need cyan/red glasses to see it properly. Here’s the 2D version.

Here is the making-of which shows the immense effort needed to produce this. They got support by the Technical University of Braunschweig.

To prove their live qualities watch this:

At Melt, I was so impressed that I took the chance and asked them if they wanted to play at our P3000 Devorama summer party. And they said yes! So now I am so looking forward to tomorrow when they blow the roof off the place where we usually work.

The picture is from the Juicy Beats Fb page.