UPDATE –> Workshop dates: 2.06. and 9.06.2014 14:00 – 18:00 at Music Pool Berlin
I gave a little talk at the 1st Community Event of Music Pool Berlin. It was the teaser for some upcoming workshops I will do there. Great audience, lot of good questions in a packed room. After my presentation Henning from the music blog No Fear Of Pop talked about the joy of getting up to 250 songs a day and what are the best ways to get featured there (besides good music)
–> Conclusion: The music blog scene in Germany is VERY underdeveloped. Just have a look a the music print mags like Intro Mag, Rolling Stone or Musikexpress on the net. It’s like its 19998. Reviews as jpg-slideshow no links, nothing to listen to… (but this might be a topic for another blog post)
Check out the slides: (more…)
What started with a regular DJ gig at the lovely Panke, quickly became my very own party series. With all the joy but also the duties a party is coming along with. All parties I organized in the past where super cool and music wise also very ahead (“me and my 5 friends”). Moneywise it was always risky but there was always a regular job, where some cash came in. One reason to make parties was that this was the only possibility to hear + play my favorite music AND to make people happy with it. And this is what happens every months at the Support Local Ghetto Parties. This is it, why I still do it.
I’m about to set up a newsletter and the first task here is to get all the contacts sorted. The goal: Having all email addresses in a plain .txt or .csv file. The challenge: The contacts are all over the place. A messy address book with duplicates and a hell lot of /not yet imported/contacts in zillions of emails. (osX 10.8, Mail 6.6 , Cobook and Contacts 7.1, both synched) How to get a list of email addresses from your contacts: Here is an easy one: (more…)
UPDATE: Pre-Registering here
The Mad Method
Have you ever wished there was a more musical way to make beats than hunching over your computer programming in every little part?
I got invited to play a 4 hour DJ set on sunday afternoon at the Indian Spirit Festival 2013 . It was great! People where chilling and the huge sound system blasted the music also outside the tent where people chilling. In 4 hours you can easily do a lot of things (songs) including playing three tracks from Shigeto in a row but also giving the music enough space to feel the entire beauty.
I added this mixes not to my soundcloud cause some of the tracks where already mixed in previous mixes there. And my mixcloud needs a bit of love! DL available for the next 7 days.
Here are the recordings: (more…)
Vor ein paar Wochen wurde ich von der Sendung Corso (Deutschlandradio Wissen) um ein kleines Statement zum Topic 10 Jahre MySpace gebeten. So radelte ich nach Westberlin zum Deutschlandfunk, setzte mich in eines der kleinen Aufnahmestudios und begann mit meinem Gastgeber in Köln, Adalbert Siniawski, über die guten alten MySpace Zeiten zu plaudern: (Link zur Sendung gilt nur bis 01.01.2014).
Kurze Zeit später hatte ich die Freude und Ehre für die Sendung Breitband (Deutschland Radio Kultur) ..
Support Your Local Ghetto” is very delighted to present Jim Avignon’s art and his band Neoangin at the lovely Panke in Berlin Wedding on August 15th. Jim will bring along his Brazilian friend Carlos Dias, a painter with his project “drawing exchange”
Expect a great exhibition, the air heavy with the smell of fresh and possibly still wet paint and a fantastic concert of his project Neoangin. We love his art–think pop art with a heavy dose of cynicism and criticism, which you will also find in his music.
Since the 80ies I’m collecting records and since 1991 I’m DJing with vinyl. Never did it with CD’s. I love the haptic of playing vinyl. Digging in the crates, pulling it out of the cover and putting it on the plate. Placing the needle, move the vinyl back and forth to find the start point, adjust the pitch to finally mix it into the song which is played on the other deck. I started DJing with Garage House, so mixing was even more important as there are not only beats but also vocals, melodies etc.. (more…)