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..
24th of april ->its time again for lovely Bass music at the lovely PANKE in Berlin/Wedding:
This time we gonna go BIG and have 2 fantastic live acts playing – in the big room on the booom sound system:
L.O.V.E. you! Thank you Erika and Justas for opening such a lovely place for all the great people with fantastic ideas, music and art!
Lets celebrate on Friday, 1st March – Panke –>Berlin/Wedding:
(FB Event) –> Panke people!
It has been two years since we opened! For our birthday celebreation we brought back the oringial musical lineup from the very first party with special guests support. Join us!
Jahtari Riddim Force LIVE
w/ Paul St. Hilaire (Tikiman)
Rootah & Dressla (Jahtari, LE)
Dubfish & Ben Jammin (Peacetime, Bln)
This was played at John Peels funeral:
(of course, I do have the vinyl…)
Yesterday I watched the John Peel documentary “The sound of the suburbs”. The guys from awesome Network Awesome where digging really deep in youtube land and made this weekend special with all 4 parts. I watched it and I just can say (again): John Peel, you are my super hero. Sometimes when I think omg… maybe you should stop doing all this shit and get serious.. In moments like this, John Peel is the right person to have as an idol. Innit?
I wrote a little bit how to do the mixtape series “sharing means caring” and what is my personal challenge to compile “music for special events” As I’m not a producer but a digger this is even more challenging to find the right music for the soundsystem, the venue and finally also for the people and for the sort of event. (dance floor / background music) So, my biggest dream would be to create the music for a fashion show. Read everything and find the links to all my mixes HERE.
Just returned from a trip to Lithuania which had its peak at the wonderful Satta Outside Festival in Sventoi in Lithuenia. After visiting the countryside and the lovely city Vilnius we headed to the baltic coast to the festival. On Friday night at 9:00 PM I had my slot and what can I say… it was banging. Thank you! The audience was a the dream of every DJ. And here is my set. Its totally weird… as usual.. Starts with Beatz, Dub, Trap and ended in UK Garage Style… (listen after the klick)
Recently at the Fusion Festival I found myself dancing to some very familiar sounding beats, called Juke or Footwork presented by DJ Slick Shoota from Norway. Back in the days (1994?) we call it Ghetto Tech and it was released on labels like: DanceMancia / Traxx Record (Chicago) The quality of these Dance Mania vinyls was crap.. mostly…
Already some months ago I heard of Drip.FM via Ghostly Records and Stones Throw Records. Its a subscription service for labels which was the idea of Sam Valenti (ghostly records) and Miguel Senquiz. (Read the story at “Your hidden potential UK“) And yesterday i got an invitation, so I had the chance to test it. Its great! –>
Next “Support Your Local Ghetto” at lovely Panke will be a concert, an exhibition and a bass-driven musical journey inclusive “don’t call it world” in the bar. Its on the 27th of July and an alternative band from Iran is playing before we start as usual the dj – night at the bar. (FB Event here)Read more what happened: