NEW BEAT & TECHNO BODY MUSIC
secret line-up provided by AREA Z and [aufnahme + wiedergabe]
NEW BEAT & TECHNO BODY MUSIC
secret line-up provided by AREA Z and [aufnahme + wiedergabe]
⊙ ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. ⊙
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out (and subsequent offshoots) is a Japanese psychedelic space rock band, the core of which formed in 1995. The band is led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto and early in their career featured many musicians, but by 2004 the line-up had coalesced with only a few core members and frequent guest musicians.
The band has released albums frequently on a number of international record labels as well as the Acid Mothers Temple family record label, which was established in 1998 to document the activities of the whole collective.
“In a non-stop stream of thrilling noise, they segue from supercharged stomp-rock, through doomy choral chanting and frazzled go-go, to a thundering melee of atonal freakouts. Then on to a pulsating, echo-drenched disco-rock groove, which morphs into a motorik rhythm too rapid even for the autobahn, works itself into a squalling frenzy, breaks cover as a kind of galloping, syncopated, Underworld-with-rabies affair, and flows into a long, chiming trance number climaxing in a collective instrumental howl.” – David Bennun
⊙ SUNN TRIO ⊙
(Phoenix – Arizona)
Described as deep spirited, Arabic-music-tinged free jazz-punk and harsh exotica, Sunn Trio’s ever-evolving ensemble digests a number of genres, spitting them back out in creative destruction. Carrying on a long tradition of sun-beaten Phoenix punk, Sunn Trio evokes the sweltering and hallucinatory Arizona desert. Echoes of Sonny Sharrock, John McLaughlin, and Sir Richard Bishop can be heard in Joel Robinson’s fiery blurs of guitar. Imagine the Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 in full force, echoing from behind a curtain of bitter haze. Founded by Robinson in 2010, the ever-changing band has been constantly recording and releasing material, with a recent LP, Fayrus, on Germany’s Unrock Records.
“Wielding Indo-Arabian saz and white lightning six-string shrapnel amidst an alligator snapping turtle’s rhythm section, this trio-quartet-sextet may also sprout horns, flutes, animal skins, or shadow gamelan to faithfully demolish that whiny and predictable listening experience of today’s tepidly lazy, underachieving experimental music scene. Not a ‘safe’ environment.” – Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls
“There’s a woozy, heatstroke feel to the band’s innovative blend of surf rock, free jazz, mystical drone, and world music. Consistently recording and releasing material via self-distributed cassettes, the Trio’s sound mutates in concert, with fantastic flurries of distorted guitars butting up against mantric psychedelic saxophone runs and looping bass.” – Jason Patrick Woodbury
⊙ STEREOCILIA ⊙
(Bristol – Britain)
Stereocilia is Bristol based guitarist and composer, John Scott. John uses his guitar, analog synths and live looping techniques to create dense, rich layers of sound.
Over the past 10 years John has performed all over the UK and Europe with various projects. in the past he has shared a stage with acts including: Gnod, Daniel Lanois, Ex-Easter Island Head, White Hills, Acid Mothers Temple, Ben Frost, Josef Van Wissem, Yuri Landman, Mick Turner (The Dirty Three), Machinefabriek, ThisQuietArmy, Noveller, and performed in three of Rhys Chatham’s guitar Orchestras. He has also presented work for live radio broadcasts, and regularly composes for Short Film.
Spring of 2019 saw the release of Stereocilia’s 4th album, and second for Brighton label, Drone Rock Records.
⊙ STURLE DAGSLAND ⊙
(Stavanger – Norway)
Sturle Dagsland is a Norwegian artist and musical outfit from Stavanger, Norway, consisting of the brothers Sturle Dagsland and Sjur Dagsland, that play otherwordly experimental Avantgarde Neo-Classical Indie-Folk beyond any description.
They have toured extensively all across the world at festival’s such as Secret Solstice, Sled Island, Fiestas del Pilar, Tallinn Music Week, Fusion Festival, South by Southwest, Canadian Music Week, Oslo Jazzfestival, and more. In 2015, they made their North American debut at Sled Island in Canada.
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presale ends friday october 18th 18:00
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20€ at the door
spread the gospel, invite your grannies, join the madness & turn off your mind!
⊙ smash racism, sexism, genderism, homophobia, nationalism, fascism, drugism, religionism, lookism, borders (on the maps & in the minds), genres, scenes, image, trend, hype & any other brainwashit ⊙
The David Watts Foundation presents:
IMARHAN (ALG) – Tuareg funk, fuzz, disco, rock
+ Support Sundays & Cybele (JAP) – psych, kraut
When Imarhan released their self-titled debut album in 2016, their tender, soulful, intense vision of a genre of music that was already flooded with talent and exposure still managed to float to the top and be heralded as a pivotal record of the “New Wave Of Tuareg Music”.
“Temet” is a huge leap forward in the creative sound and production for the band. Whereas their debut was anchored in the meditative desert blues tradition, Temet blows clear of any such notions, finding bounce and drive by stirring their sound with funk, fuzz, disco and rock.
This is not an alien mood to the band: any of the (thousands?) of people who have danced at their live shows will attest to the disparity between their emotional and thoughtful first release and the raucous, ecstatic live shows the band ripped through, for hours at a time, in their 2017 tours. While “Temet” is decisively more eclectic than their debut, their wisdom and singular vision is as manifest as it was in their first offering. Imarhan’s experience as a touring band since the first album has only honed their focus and meaning behind their music: Their focus in this case is a Nomadic traveller’s reflection on today’s struggles. “Temet” in Tamashek means “connections” – It’s an energetic wake up call for unity, reminding people that we are all are connected and that only through the acceptance and uptake of this union will we be able to solve the troubles all cultures seem to be dealing with in this important moment in time.
“People should love each other. They need to know each other, we need to know each other, everyone should get to know their neighbour. We need to have the same approach as our elders. You will stumble across an old man who knows the world and will hand down his knowledge to his children.” Iyad Moussa Ben Abderahmane – aka Sadam
Friends from all over the world…
Amanda Mussi and lots of friends are turning older, come and celebrate with us on Thursday June 27th at Urban Spree.
We have an upcoming amazing lineup with loads of B2B’s from South America and Europe.
The Lady Machine x Decka
Andrea Gram x Projekt Gestalten
Elle Dee & Kellam Mathews
We ask for a €5 contribution
DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN are coming back! Join us for the showcase with 3 newcomer bands from Sweden on August 30 at Urban Spree. The event is free for everyone.
DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN are back! Together with the Swedish educational institute SENSUS MUSIC, we are excited to present the third edition of our joint project for young bands DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN (“The New Swedes”). This year in late August, we will once again invite three Swedish newcomer bands to Berlin in order to take a look behind the thick curtain of the music industry. Together with the young musicians, we will venture on a music industry crawl through the city and present a showcase night at Urban Spree.
All the artists participating in this year’s project – and thoroughly chosen by us from many many applicants – are introduced below.
DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN 2017 are:
Many Voices Speak (Stockholm)
Many Voices Speak aka Matilda Mård released three singles in a month’s time last fall before dropping her debut EP “Away For All Time” in late October 2016. The EP was written and recorded in the small Swedish industrial town of Borlänge, where Matilda relocated to escape Stockholm’s busier pace. The songs on the EP have an airy freedom and calmness to them, which emanate from the space in which they were created. The single “Video Child” and the cover of the classic “Blue Moon” caught international acclaim from, among others, Stereogum, Noisey, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY and more. The dreamy indie pop and folk influences has been compared with Beach House and Destroyer, yet Matilda really has her own sound and vibe. The live debut took place at the festival Where’s The Music? in February 2017. Many Voices Speak will release a new single in August 2017, and her debut album is coming out later this fall.
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Baula is a Swedish/Icelandic duo consisting of Kallo Thunberg and Ísak Ásgeirsson. They are based in Gothenburg and were formed right before Iceland Airwaves 2015, where they played eleven off-venue shows during the week-long festival. Baula released their second single “Just Like Yesterday” in January 2017. The song was reviewed in over 30 music blogs and described as “music that hurts” by the Swedish music magazine GAFFA. Baula will release their third single in August 2017.
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Kuda Aka Mr Realtalk(Östersund)
Kuda, a Zimbabwean rapper based in Östersund, Sweden, is a name we mostly hear in the very private hallways of hip-hop social media. Kuda has a long love affair with hip-hop and the art of putting rhyme to beat to produce a well-thought-out verse and song. He centers the daily life of the working man, the eye in the street, the voice of reason and making money. He raps in multiple languages on his tracks, including Shona, Ndebele, Setswana, Zulu and English. Kuda has done collaborations with many artists, including Howard Who (RMH), Follow Him To The End Of The Desert and Johan Vuitton & Görda. In April 2017 he released his new EP “Therapy”. The videos for the first single “Intro” as well as the track “Outro” are out now on YouTube.
Once again we invited lots of independent music labels to spend the day together at our Label Boutique in order to create a familiar space for Berlins vibrant electronic music scene. Come by for some record shopping or just for a little chat with your favourite labels. The market will be accompanied by DJ sets throughout the day and goes directly over to the Krake night event on three floors.
After last years success we’re also organizing a raffle (tombola) again. There will be a lot of prizes contributed by the generous participating labels and our partners:
[aufnahme + wiedergabe]
Black Sun Records
Cocktail d’Amore Music
Death By Rainbow
Elzo Durt / Teenage Menopause RDS
Infrastructure New York
Instruments of Discipline
Killekill House Trax
Killekill VANTA Series
Love On The Rocks
Mechanical Thoughts Records
Metabanana Airforce Distribution
RAND Muzik Recordings
Reach Another System
ready made Distribution
She Lost Kontrol
Topic Drift Recordstore
Tropical Goth Records
UFO Station Recordings