MAMA live at TAUSEND read share and win tickets!

The british producer and vocalist MAMA is about to spread a crazy breeze on Berlin this saturday 06th at the TAUSEND‘ season opening gong. Her remarquable collaboration with Tiefschwarz on the track Corporate Butcherreleased on Watergate records and remixed by Solomon, haunted every berliner with compulsive joy and implicit thoughts.

After a quite ectic year where she performed at Glastonbury, collaborated with Beats by Dre for the World Cup Special, joined forces with Ellen Allien’s Bpitch Control released and EP by ‘ARGY & MAMA’,  opened for Kele’s (Bloc Party Frontman) latest tour, she kept producing new music. Presenting now her up coming album Dreams Of Liberty out next September 22nd, Mama is holding the beat with her poetic glitched-witched-crafted techno. Read the interview, Share the article and Win 2X2 guest lits for the show!

What’s the idea behind the video for your new track Electricity? 

It was a work of faith. Roger Spy directed and edited the video. He’s a freak of nature, utterly obsessed with pop culture. I turned up at his studio cum museum of pop culture curiosity, wall to wall in Michael Jackson and David Bowie memorabilia. I had no idea what to expect, it was shot in 2 hours against a black wall but he told me to trust him. I couldn’t have imagined the outcome if i tried. I was blown away by the results. He directed my last video ‘Don’t stop the beat’ and it’s always a magical experience collaborating with him. Check out his work  at www.rogerspy.com

On songs like  “Don’t stop the beat”  and  “Horses”, you had a much more UK-funky/UK Bass sound going while with Electricity, the whole vibe is more polished and a lot more trip-hop. Has life in Berlin influenced your music and production?

I like to think I’m sensitive to my location and that my music is a testament to my lived experience. Of course my production values have been influenced by Berlin, all those Sunday evenings spent at Berghain must have made a difference but I hear my sound coming from a strong British musical heritage that I can’t deny.

You co-founded the label Batty Bass  can you tell us more about it? Do you have any plans of exporting the Batty Bass nights over here?

Batty Bass was a monthly bass heavy House and Techno gathering for about 5 years filled with various creatures of the East London club scene from old school ravers, fashionistas, drag queens, artists and everything in between and outside. It was a rammed packed sweatbox of high energy, a community where everybody knew each other. FKA Twigs, Santigold, Azari III, Planning to Rock, The Gossip and so many other international artists have all let their hair down there. The main collective of Batty Bass is Hannah Holland and Deboa on the decks and me on live vocals. Alex Noble designs the posters which were always ripped off, folded neatly and put in someones handbag at the end of each night. We only do one off events at the moment while we’re developing the Batty Bass Soundsystem, which we’re planning to take on tour next year. Just listen to the Batty Bass album to get a taste of the underground artists that congregated there.

What’s better than DMT and champagne? 
Cunnilingus and Music  http://mama.strikingly.com/

Interview by Thomas Romana  #bestmen

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BERLIN GRAPHIC DAYS #4 Get your eyes wide open!

Berlin graphic days is  back with a new illustration and street art market in the indie gallery and biergarten of Urban Spree. Wipe your glasses and open your eyes for a full week  of exhibition, performances , street fooding, music and picture farandole Oii OIii!

*GET YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN*

Join the Exhibition Opening this Monday August 25th at 06pm ( free donation entrance ) with the pieces of Mike Friedrich, Cren and HZA blending in the brazilian artist ONIO  followed by a mellow house in style dj set by the vocalist of CerroneMANDEL TURNER.

* GET STAMPED! *

Get stamped with an international selection of self printed poster, painting, tshirts and prevent yourself from the grey fall in Berlin and color up with the illustration market this Saturday 30.08 ( 01-10pm) until sunday night ( 01-20pm) entrance 4 €  .

Exhibition https://www.facebook.com/events/312878542225650/

Market : https://www.facebook.com/events/799723540072467/

http://www.urbanspree.com/ Revaler Str 99/

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Editions F4 and the art of noisy visions

Editions f4 presents: Audio-video performances, concerts, contemporary readings + party. www.editionsf4.com.

The performances will take different forms : original contemporary readings & audio-video performances (in english, german, french), ambient music, pop
music, hand painted 16 mm films & drone performance.
+ party (dj & lives acts) . The artists will play live & dj during the night.

Nahash : duo of artists (french & australian), composed by Laura ingals &
Tina Sprinkles). They live and work in Shanghai, China. Video created by
Tina Sprinkles using hand painted 16mm film & found 16mm footage. Remodified
communist & families movies + Bass guitar warm drones and wall of sound.

Brieuc Le Meur (auddie) is providing a collective approach of modern poetry,
cutting and re interpreting original readings and fields recordings
documents and personal text, in between songs and live act.

Fleck E.S.C has influences rooted in New Wave, Contemporary, Techno and
Ambient music. He tries to avoid the cliches of the Electro genre, leaning
more toward the spooky side of horror and sci-fi and the cheap retro sounds
in tribute of the movies he loves. French artist, he lives in the buzzing
metropolis of Tokyo, Japan.

Lief  Hall. (Vancouver, Canada), Interdisciplinary artist, she presents an
elegant audio video performance, with vibrant pop & dark electronic songs,
powered with original video show, colorfull kaleidoscopic digital jungle and
animal dream contents. http://www.liefhall.com/

Kink Gong / play LP Gong orchestra froml Laos and Cambodia. Original tribes
and families music, ethnic minorities rarities. Awesome documents, prooving
the general lust for repetitive and collective beat, in vartious cultures,
times and technics.

https://soundcloud.com/kinkgong

Urban Spree,  Revaler Str. 99 (corner Warschauer Str. x Revaler Str.), 10245 Berlin  .

Price : 5 euros befor midnight/ 8 euros after

https://www.facebook.com/events/302876899890290/

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?616922

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ICH BIN EIN BERLINER reopening season with Chris Imler

Ich Bin Ein Berliner festival is opening with a new  season of glitter, glam rock and electro pop this friday 08 .08 at 11pm. As usual they will turn the mythical SO36 stage that is about to celebrate its 36 years birthday into a passionate fusion of genres, epoque and culture.Get mohawked with this exclusive garage line up  featuring the Berlin legend CHRIS IMLER,  MARY OCHER and her double drum band YOUR GOVERNMENT, SAALSCHUTZ, THE NOTHINGS live and evaporate your consciousness on the dancefloor under the mashup beats of Annie O, David Maars,  Emmanuelle 5 (Dead Sexy inc), the ocult ballet performance of Wild, the vivusals of Tulip Art Project and the MC institution Andreas Schwarz!

Chris Imler‘s solo debut  album “Nervös” was released on the infamous best berliner indie label staatsakt in march 2014. Imler is a  a Berlin based drum legend who played with the top of the  Peaches, Golden Showers, Puppetmastaz, Patric Catani! This album produced by Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM) is a bland of german pop and pure garage , electro punk vibe. Imagine Alan Vega, DAF, Silver Apples, Hasil Adkins and Joe Meek being played and performed by one person!   You have now good reason to be nervous!
https://soundcloud.com/staatsakt/chris-imler-m-rder

Mary Ocher is one unique voice who rocks the ears of Berlin for 5 years with her low fi psychedelic pop undercovered by a raw rock attitude.( Your Mom’s)

Born in Moscow, raised in Tel Aviv   she is a well established  figure of the berlin queer & artzy scene. in 2013 she released her debut album Eden, produced by Canadian rock & roll guru, King Khan (producer of the Black Lips among other acts). The album was released mid-June 2013 on Buback and Haute Areal. In parallel to her work ,  she  is currently producing an album with her new-tribalism band Your Government. 


http://www.maryocher.com

SAALSCHULZ is a sugar pop electro duet from Zuchich! You ll find the irony of Vive la Fête mixed with a Deichkind electric flow. http://www.saalschutz.com

An obscur ballet of  magic seaguls will take over the stage to spread some colorful and slightly mad particules in the air, are you ready to get WILD?

Watch the Video here

https://vimeo.com/100901729

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am 8. August – 2014 – 23:00 Uhr

SO36 Oranienstraße 190 | 10999 Berlin

 

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