Schwarz Don’t Crack

schwarzdontcrack

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.
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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. Read more →

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!

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My best tracks from the Devorama party

The Devorama party was a big, packed, sweaty and joyful event. The guests showed their devotion with buying more beer after the 30 free crates were gone. I was superhyped and excited that everything went so well and sat at the terrace with lasts hardcore crew until the sun rose. 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. Read more →

Symbiz Sound


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. Read more →