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Pictureplane live (Euromancer Tour) + Jam City + Eartheater + Crave + Juicy Gay

Pictureplane plays live at Urban Spree for the release of his much-awaited debut LP ” Technomancer” on the Anticon label (out October 30).

“Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.”











Travis Egedy aka Pictureplane is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist whose forays against the status quo have disrupted fashion, galleries, and music in kind. While his 2011 album, Thee Physical, explored sensation and human touch, his newest dives into more ethereal territory: the anxiety of daily life in an era defined by constant technological interaction and observation. But the 11 songs heard here — fleshed out using sonic scraps of industrial, darkwave, ’80s EBM, ’90s house — aren’t purely paranoiac. As the title implies, Technomancer is as much about rediscovering the magic in our relationship with our machines.
Technomancer was recorded across three years in Egedy’s garage, then finished in studios in New York and Los Angeles. He was also touring the world with the likes of Major Lazer and Crystal Castles, exhibiting his visual art in galleries abroad, and reading the works of Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock, men whose research in alt archaeology and ancient tech may help unlock truths about where humankind has been and, more importantly, where we’re headed. The two tracks featuring Skin Town’s Grace Hall (“Self Control,” “Live Forever”) deal with a controversial future that may already be upon us: where reality, even mortality, is able to be engineered.
But for all the eerie Vangelis-style ambiance (“Chaos Radical”), warped rave oddity (“Joyrider”), and distressing mechanized clang (“Death Condition”), Pictureplane’s latest is best defined by its title track. “Technomancer” finds our host grabbing the reigns of the beast, and suggesting that we do the same: “Manipulate your machine,” he sings over an electronic score that feels positively alive, “You’re a technomancer.”


“basement/submerged” tape release (nkt004)








James Chance and Les Contortions

James Chance & Les Contortions live in Berlin



A key figure in No Wave, James Chance has been playing a combination of improvisational jazz-like music and punk in the New York music scene since the late 1970s, in such bands as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, James Chance and the Contortions, James White and the Blacks, The Flaming Demonics, James Chance & the Sardonic Symphonics, James Chance and Terminal City, and James Chance and Les Contortions. His music can be described as combining the freeform playing of Ornette Coleman with the solid funk rhythm of James Brown, though filtered through a punk rock lens.
Born and raised in Milwaukee and Brookfield, Wisconsin, Chance attended Michigan State University, then the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, dropped out and moved to New York City in 1976. He quickly became active in both the free jazz and no wave punk rock scenes.
His first band in New York in 1976 was an instrumental quartet with violin, drums and bass called Flaming Youth. After studying for a short time under David Murray, Chance formed The Contortions, who fused jazz improvisation and funk rhythms. The Contortions reached a wider audience with their contribution to the Brian Eno-compiled No New York collection of No Wave acts.
Known for violent and confronting live shows, razor tight musicians and jagged compositions, as well as a knack for jazz and bubblegum reinterpretation, James Chance has produced increasingly progressive and unnervingly agitated live shows. The Les Contortions have been his European tour group since 2006.

Support: Jimmy Trash and Big Daddy Mugglestone

Australian-Berliner Jimmy Trash (+ The Gunpowder Temple of Heaven, Jimmy Trash Orchestra, Trashfest, Analog Africa) and American-Berliner Big Daddy Mugglestone (+ His Cheap Paper Toys, The Mugglestone Review, Sacred Travelers, The Ass-Droids) have developed a project together out of a shared love of African, Arabic and Vodou rhythms, the use of sacred texts, performance art and creating unsure and chaotic spaces for a live audience.Working out a system to deliver fervent messages from ancient occult texts in a form of music that synchronizes the dirty synths of Suicide with mad live Vodou rhythms of West Africa, South America and the islands of Cabo Verde, and the vocal and performative stylings of Southern Baptist church services, we have dually terrified and pleasured audiences throughout Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Tickets: only at the door. 15€

Mobile Kino Presents: Blank City


We have good new and bad news. Since the completion of Cheryl Dunn’s Everybody Street she and the distribution company Mercury Media have received a lot of interest from film festivals and have decided to hold off on public screenings until after the festival circuit. The film looks amazing and could do quite well so we wish the best of luck to Cheryl Dunn. This is good news for Cheryl but bad news for us as we now have to postpone our screening until a later date. The good news is that we are putting together a replacement screening of short films and documentaries all based on street photography. In place of Everybody Street Cheryl Dunn has offered Mobile Kino a 10min feature on the film to include in the new program. Also included we have stories and interviews with Vivian Maier, Mary Ellen Mark, Bruce Davidson, Ricky Powell and many more. This will be an amazing event taking place later in the month so stay tuned to Mobile Kino for more information.


Monday we continue with a replacement film called BLANK CITY.

Cheap rent, cheap drugs and plenty of artists. It has been an over used cliché a for many Berliners to compare New York in the 70s and 80s to today’s Berlin. But how true is it and how much do know about the art movements that came from one of the most creative periods in the city’s history? This week Mobile Kino presents BLANK CITY a new documentary exploring the ‘No Wave’ film and music scene that grew out of New York in the late 70’s. Director Céline Danhier’s interviewees Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Wild Style’s Charlie Ahearn, Lydia Lunch, Nick Zedd and many more.

Date: Monday 19th of August 2013

Cinema: Urban Spree (Revaler Str. 99)

Language: English with German Subtitles

Entry from: 19:00

Film starts: 21:45

“BLANK CITY tells the long-overdue tale of a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers who emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history. From the late 1970’s through the mid 80’s, when the city was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs, these directors crafted daring works that would go on to profoundly influence the development of independent film as we know it today.

Directed by French newcomer Céline Danhier, BLANK CITY weaves together an oral history of the “No Wave Cinema” and “Cinema of Transgression” movements through compelling interviews with the luminaries who began it all. Featured players include acclaimed directors Jim Jarmusch and John Waters, actor-writer-director Steve Buscemi, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, photographer Richard Kern as well as Amos Poe, James Nares, Eric Mitchell, Susan Seidelman, Beth B, Scott B, Charlie Ahearn and Nick Zedd. Fittingly, the soundtrack includes: Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, The Contortions, The Bush Tetras, Sonic Youth and many more.”

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Kaometry 10 years // Berlin

Kaometry is having 10 years this year, so it was time to come back to Berlin for a boogie night. For this event, we will be hosting Abstrakt Reflections, label from Argentina.

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►Ruby My Dear // Junglecore // PRSPCT- Kaometry [FR]
►Ely Muff // Mashed-up Hardcore // Headfuk – Deathchant [UK]
►Ghost // Zencore // Mozyk – Life4Land – Jungle Syndicate[UK]
►F000L // Idm Breakcore // Hormonal VibrationZ [DE]
►Substance B // Unformatted Breaks // Pokora – Kaometry [FR]
►Doomham // Dark’n Bass // Jungle Syndicate [UK]
►Pakun Jaran // Freaky Idm // Kaometry – We Are Vicious [FR]

►Flint Kids // Techno Tapas // Abstrakt Reflections – Kaometry [UK]
►c0ma // IDM Experimental // Abstrakt Reflections [ARG]
►Monster X // Elektro Butcher // Abstrakt Reflections – Peaceoff – Bedroom Research [FR]
►Lokom // Drum’n Wave // Abstrakt Reflections – Kaometry [FR]

►Visual by Sansculotte
►Glitched/ audio reacting Video Installation. Circuit bent by Ashii Macro

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// Ruby My Dear //
Junglecore // Breakcore // Idm

Ruby My Dear, aka Julien Chastagnol, is a producer, songwriter and live performer who fuses melodic
electronica, IDM and jungle to create a highly inventive and musical brand of breakcore. His tracks mix
dream­like atmospheres and haunting melodies with sharp, complex rhythms, to take the listener on a
constantly evolving journey through his unique sonic universe.
Julien started his Ruby My Dear project back in 2010 with the release of his DJ Shadow’s “Building Steam
with a Grain of Salt” remix, out on his own label, Reconstruction Productions. Now, four years later, he has
produced 8 EPs on both Peace Off and Acroplane and 2 full length albums on Ad Noiseam.
Performing live is also a large part of Juliens arsenal. He brings his intricate production to the stage to
rework his studio pieces so naturally that it seems effortless. He is captivating and engaging to watch on
stage as he blends sonic beauty with live energy.
Notable appearances have been at the Berghain, Glastonbury, Bang Face, Maschinenfest, Fusion Festival
and club events in every major city throughout Europe.
In 2014 Julien joined forces with a Toulouse artist, Lisa Chabbert, to shoot a movie “Jitter Room” and has
completed a new collaborative EP with Igorrr.
In December 2015 comes a new Ep, Balloon, on Kaometry records.

// Ely Muff //
Mashed-up Hardcore

// Ghost //
Zencore // Idm / Jungle / Breakcore

Ghost is a musician/producer based in Cambridge, England who has spent most of his life writing music. Ghost’s organic beats are truly one of kind. As a crucial member of the LIFE4LAND collective and the local rave scene, he remains a highly respected producer by his peers who have come to recognize him as one of the leading forces of LIFE4LAND.

// F000L //
Idm / Jungle / Breakcore

// Substance B //
unformatted Breaks

// Doomham //
Dark’n Bass

Bristol DJ / Producer / Promoter / Label Manager
Doomham has always lurked in the depths of the Jungle Syndicate. Doomham tears out ridiculous Ableton live sets mixing around 20 billion tracks all at once combining heavy amens, fat disgusting reece with beautiful melodic passages in a heavily mashed up style.

// Pakun Jaran //
Freak Idm Trap Glitch

// Flint Kids //
Techno Tapas // Idm // Sound Design

Flint Kids hail from south London. Sound is his weapon of choice. Get caught in the crossfire.

// c0ma //
IDM Experimental

c0ma is the personal project of Pablo Benjamin from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s also the label owner of Abstrakt Reflections.

// Monster X //
Elektro Butcher

There are few artists that live up to their name. Julien Caraz aka Monster X is one of those special few. For when he takes to the stage, a monster is truly unleashed, leaving a trail of destruction as witnessed at various raves and festivals all over Europe. The French born sonic hooligan moved to London 10 years ago, after a performance in France caused a small riot among old punks fighting in a record shop, resulting in smashed windows and other damage.

Since then he’s evolved his production and performance abilities, head-banging his way through a myriad of midi controllers, hardware boxes and self-built Reaktor modules that have won him listeners and fans of extreme and abrasive music from Europe to US and Japan. Although a professional radio/TV sound designer by day, it’s his night time persona as Monster X that has gained him notoriety worldwide, both as a live performer and recorded artist.

One of the few whose work manages to balance great precision with great fury, his tracks have seen support from discerning labels such as Ad Noiseam, Peace Off, Tigerbeat6, Combat Recordings, Murder Channel, Fyerhammer, Bedroom Research and Mutant Sniper, to name but a few. This latest work on Abstrakt Reflections shows a deeper, colder ferocity and more mature side to his production. As ever the music remains dystopian and futuristic, yet the not-too-subtle track titles suggest inspiration and anger drawn from current world events.

// Lokom //
Drum’n Wave

Lokom cut his teeth in Grenoble where he discovered the electronic underground scene in the 2000s.

He quickly developed a passion for live and especially FM synthesis. An avid bass music with tangy trend lokom now work under the banner of experimentation analog-psyche-conductive.

// Sansculotte //

// Ashii Macro //

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damage 8 euro
from 11pm until late

graphix by DAT. Illustration by Regina.

Kaometry records

Abstrakt reflections

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// Drugdealer
05.04. Berlin, Urban Spree

Inspiriert von Jean Baudrillard, Social Media, Sergio Leones Spaghetti Western und Michael Collins (ex Run DMT und Salvia Plath), kreist eine illustre Schar von Künstlern aus L.A. um eben diesen, wie um eine Sonne.

Mit “The End Of Comedy” veröffentlicht Michael Collins das Debütalbum seines neusten Projekts – Drugdealer – und lässt hier die Freunde wie viele kleine Sonnen aufscheinen, macht sie zum Zentrum seiner Songs. Teile des Systems sind Ariel Pink (”Easy to Forget”), Danny James (“My Life)”, Natalie Mering und Laurel Canyon (“Fictional Pictures”), Mitglieder von Regal Degal, Holy Shit!, Mild High Club, Mr. Twin Sister und Mac DeMarco’s Band.

“The End Of Comedy” das sind Carole King­-hafte Piano Balladen, Bacharach-artige Orchestrierungen, Psychadelic Folk ala Ultimate Spinach oder Hendrickson Road House und New York City U-Bahn Jazz.

VAO Collective at Urban Spree

Urban Spree Galerie invites 10 artists of the VAO collective for an exceptional Art Residency in Berlin.

Counded in 1996 by L’Atlas, the collective is celebrating this year 20 years of urban and contemporary creation.


Rooted in graffiti and street art at its inception (“Vandales à l’Origine”), the members of the collective have spread their art in different directions over the years, gaining recognition in the art world while maintaining strong links to the street practice that still define them, from abstract calligraphy and graffiti, “calligrammes”, land art, to minimalism and expressionism.

The Art Residency at Urban Spree is not a retrospective but an exceptional occasion for the artists to work together during a week and redefine what the essence of the collective is about. The exhibition will also introduce the latest member of the crew, the Torino-based minimalist artist CT, who joined the collective in October 2016.

All artworks will be created in situ, in the gallery, on the walls and in the garden during this unique period.

The public is welcome to witness the Residency work-in-progress everyday from November 14th to 17th which will culminate into the Opening on November 18th at 19:00.

On the occasion of the residency, Urban Spree will edit a series of exclusive screen prints with L’Atlas, Tanc and CT, hand-pulled in the screen print studio at Urban Spree.


Participating VAO Artists:



Emilie Garnaud a.k.a Aleteïa, is a French artist who mostly uses sticky tape and spray cans for her works. She defines her work as an urban mythological laboratory, where she collects stories and words. She uses a symbolic and universal language and leads a dialogue which permits her to question anything.




Jules Dedet Granel, aka L’Atlas, is a French artist born in 1978. He began doing graffiti in the early 1990s before co-founding the VAO Collective (“Vandales à l’Origine”) in 1996 with Elger and Koers.

Fascinated by the history of handwriting, he has studied calligraphy in several countries and designed his own typography. He frequently works in public spaces and has become a major figure of the Street Art movement. He has also developed a pictural universe, where he leads the written word towards calligraphic abstraction. His style has made him one of our time’s most interesting young artists, moving from the instant and public forum of street art into prestigious art galleries and progressive art spaces.

He lives and works in Paris.




Babou is an iconic figure in street art and is a graffiti activist in Paris since 1985. Sculptor and urban artist, his practice focuses on the atmosphere and the gesture of the tag. His images seek to recreate the energy and movement of the street, using the city walls as canvas and transforming them into images that question the contemporary Dasein.




Benjamin Laading creates a fresh vision of graffiti with his technical repetition of dots. It celebrates accidentality, degradation, and vandalism, all these undesirable manifestations which disturb the monotony of a functional and controlled environment. His work is like a window between two worlds, which reflects an inner conflict between instinct and reason, which is present in every one of us.




Clyde Knowland finalized a painting technique halfway between calligraphy and drawing. His very gestural work tends to reproduce in an almost abstract way what he calls “an urban jungle” and its energy. Sometimes totems or tribal figures come out of his paintings as buildings and skyscrapers, to give life to these chaotic and inhuman landscapes.




For over a decade, CT has been internationally active with urban art projects. His style has transitioned from a classic graffiti wild style into contemporary minimalism. Working in abandoned and lost spaces, CT searches for the perfect canvas that has the potential to create a contrast from his minimal mark. Graffiti minimalism, a deconstructed form taken to its most basic embodiment while still maintaining its initial concept of letter structure.




Parole is a self-educated artist whose work is multi-faceted, at the crossroads of culture, and draws upon the use of many skills and tools. He developed spontaneous writings where he twists, reforms, and mixes up the letters enough to make them illegible. There are spiritual and sacred feelings and meanings in these writings and in its relationship with art and with life.




Born in 1977. Jonas Bournat a.k.a. SUN 7 lives and works in Paris. He is obviously a child of crossing of word and image, poetry and color, art and street. His art consists of portraits and coded texts creating a subtle play of appearance/disappearance, in which everything related to calligraphy, glyphs and ideograms becomes as unreal as can be, nurturing a sense of mystery. Jonas Sun7’s work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and art fairs since 1997. His work has been exposed in places such as Grand Palais, Fondation Cartier, Espace Louis Vuitton and Palais de Tokyo in Paris.





Tancrède Perrot aka Tanc is an abstract graffiti artist who lives and works in Paris. His unique art is about lines, vibrations and repetition. His work is a mix of tags, of individuals, of music which do not seek perfection, but spontaneity. He is part of a new generation of street artists who are exploring the crossroads of graffiti, action painting and optic art. He is able to touch the viewer in an intimate and immediate way through his action and energy.




Teurk is a French artist who belongs to a distinct group of graffiti artists that emerged around 1990. He develops a very special work: he creates objects, videos, sculptures by mixing art and science. Among other things, he makes metal plates which are inscribed by a grinder, calligraphy which is made out of iron dust and videos which show the organic manipulation of magnets.




Born in 1975. Lives and works in Paris and New Caledonia. Under her classic influences, she was able to discover different media and the city under an other angle. She evolved in her work of plastic art because of her curiosity and her willingness to understand the energy of other disciplines. She has a minimalist approach and it is the moment of seizure of the space, the canvas, the fluid structure, that attracts her more than the paintbrushes.




Request VAO Collective’s List of Available Artworks: galerie@urbanspree.com

(made available on Nov. 18th in the evening)

Press requests: diana@urbanspree.com


VAO Collective at Urban Spree

Residency: 14.11 to 17.11 (Public Hours 12:00 to 18:30)

Opening on 18.11 from 19:00

Exhibition: 19.11.2016 – 02.12.2016

Tu-Sa / 12:00 – 18:30

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99 (Warschauer x Revaler)

10245 Berlin