My fellow readers know that I love golden era hip hop from the juicy times of the early nineties. Phat rolling beats, warm analog feel, organic, soulful samples. Laid back music to cruise the city, chill at the barbecue and open your windows on a summer day. English dj and producer Krafty Kuts now put together a selection of his favorites that influenced him and you can feel the passion and his excitement for this important time for rap, hip hop and music in general. Exquisitely mixed, you want to turn up your speakers and put them next to the open window, so the whole block can nod their heads.
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The sound is timeless, organic, layered, never too much, just the right amount of voices and instruments. You want to sit in a car and roll around in your city. Cage Lu and Artcha rap over a new laid back and piano fused Kensaye tune you want to listen to again and again. And hope for the summer to come to turn it up at your barbecue party.
Kraftwerk win a Grammy for their lifetime achievement. Good timing for German band Susanne Blech to have their own Grammy video and simultaneously Kraftwerk hommage. It’s quite a cool techno-rap-party-track and I can imagine that the upcoming album can be quite energetic and the band a real good live experience.
Now comes the time of the falling leaves, of scarfs and hats, of hot tea and early evenings. The time when you want to sit inside and watch the birds escape to the south. It’s time to listen to a more melancholic and thoughtful music. “Who am I?” ask Adulescens in their song “Nymphs” and bring in this autumn feel. Read more →
On thursday, On thursday 19th of July, CONTURBANARIES starts, a festival for contemporary and fine arts. I will play at the opening party, before and after the highly respected Pitchtuner. Expect an inspiring mix of art, performance and music in an exciting and rough location, at Revaler Str.99.
22.00 CHURCH OF FUNK (top floor)
22:00 EFALIVE of the JAZOBURBS
0:00 Mutfak Drt
I am excited and look forward to seeing you there! Read more →
Today Berlin Music Week starts. It’s packed with stuff! Today, my neighborhood is going to host lots of concerts in bars and cafés, starting at 3pm. Last year was great, according to Mit Vergnuegen and also this year, the line up sounds promising. Lots of new stuff, I am looking forward to finding some new inspiration! Read more →