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Marina Zumi: Techno Poetry

Urban Spree Galerie is proud to invite the Argentinian street, light and visual artist Marina Zumi for her first solo show with Urban Spree Galerie. The exhibition’s Opening on September 12th coincides with the closing ceremony of the Berlin UrbanArtWeek.

On this occasion, the Berlin-based artist will create an ambitious presentation of new works on canvas in the gallery space as well as a special immersive light installation in our newly created dark room. Last but not the least, Marina will paint the Urban Spree Artist Wall.

 

There´s no light without shadows – always in pairs, always in conflict and often deceptive.
In her work Zumi lives the apparent polarity of the two worlds. The refraction of her crystals, the world of the Shadowen just before the sunrise and her technocratic light installations, address the duel between progress and poetry.

“Techno Poetry” is a snapshot of this artistic balancing act. Marina Zumi can not be an artist without becoming a mathematician. In her creation, technology is much more of a continuation than an exclusion of the poetic.
Thus works have been created that are hermaphrodites between the two poles, seemingly from another lifetime.
Denis Leo Hegic

 

Marina Zumi
“Techno Poetry”

Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin

Vernissage: Thursday, September 12th, 2019 from 19:00

Exhibition; 12.09.2019 – 06-10-2019

Tu-Su 12:00-19:00

Infos & Catalogue: pascal@urbanspree.com



Japanese Techno Festival Berlin 2017 Summer

In Japan, we have a lot of musical culture. We have Roland, KORG, YAMAHA, Technics, Sony…etc. We always chase our musical spirit and passion in our mind from ancient times. What is Japanese Techno? Today Japanese people love under ground music like Techno. The scene is not big like Berlin, but growing up as hidden musical culture for talented music lovers. Our all DJs are Japanese from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Niigata and more. We know about hidden local party scene in Japan and would like to introduce our Real underground scene to Techno lovers in Berlin. Sounds, Vibes and people…You can feel Japanese context in our music. Don’t miss our festival if you never know Japanese Techno.

*Entrance
10 Euro after 11pm
5 Euro before 11pm

*RA attend
https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?1000226

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*Timetable

Main floor (Upstairs)
2200-2300 himeee LIVE
2300-2430 Platinum Pork
2430-0130 Sub Human Bros LIVE
0130-0330 Tomoki Tamura
0330-End Kenji Tazaki

Basement (Downstairs)

2300-2400 SASAKI Hiroaki LIVE
2400-0230 Yasuhisa
0230-End DHADHA”

Bier Garden(Outside Open Air)

00:00-03:00 Hideto Omura
03:00-End Yasuhisa

*Line up

// Tomoki Tamura (Holic Trax / Doublet) From Osaka //

The rare breed that is Tomoki Tamura started his journey with dance music in Japan and has come a long way since. A move to London in 2004 inaugurated a series of Holic nights that would eventually lead him to rock the floors of top London venues including Fabric, Ministry of Sound, and Plastic People. Meanwhile, he had gained enough experience and respect to earn himself a residency at the legendary club The END / AKA from 2007 until its closure in 2009.

Quickly growing to become a staple night in London’s nightlife, HOLIC continued to flourish as it brought a fresh selection of quality house and techno djs to the capital. While the party bubbled in London, it also earned permanent residency at one of Japan’s most respected clubs, Womb in Tokyo. He began to play an important roll being the main underground music ambassador connecting Tokyo to London. With immediate affect, Tomoki received the much deserved respect and started to play in all corners of the world.

Almost a decade after HOLIC’s establishment, the launch of the label HOLIC TRAX came naturally in 2012 with a release from none other than Mr. G. The label’s unique raw take on house music has earned enormous praise from underground music lovers. With releases from Tuccillo, Rick Wade, Chris Carrier, Ekkohaus & Rufus, Kate Simko, and Robert Dietz, the label has proven to follow its own taste without compromise. Tomoki is one half of Doublet, a project in collaboration with Italian Ibiza resident Tuccillo. HOLIC TRAX has been the main outlet for their unique take on raw and moody house tracks.

Although proving to be a credible producer, label owner, and promoter, he knows his records the most and is a DJ above all. He now resides in Berlin where he calls home.

https://www.facebook.com/HolicTRAX
https://soundcloud.com/tomoki-tamura

// Sub Human Bros (Eintakt Records) From Fukuoka //

A hardware Techno unit based in Berlin, consisting of the brothers, Makoto and Yutaka.Inspired by Berlin techno sound, Sub Human Bros has a concept “to record the initial impulse of human beings”. Sub Human Bros is the one and only brother unit that keeps producing dynamic dance music and vivid sounds like band music from the techno point of view.
As organizing their party “PLANET BAR BERLIN”, they energetically play live acts at the leading clubs in Berlin, such as “Griessmuehle”, “Chalet Club” and “Hoppetosse”. They toured in Tokyo,Kyusyu area Japan and in Hong Kong,Seoul as a release memorial live tour in Asia.

https://soundcloud.com/subhumanbros

// SASAKI Hiroaki (Yotsume-music) From Tokyo //

Japanese artist and owner of the Yotsume-music label.
He was born in Kurasiki city,and is currently based in Tokyo.
He started music influenced by 80’s Newwave/PunkRock and now He compose Minimal Techno.

He met synthesizer/sequencer and that of the 90’s club movement.
But later got into the world of minimal techno and house music at around 90’s.
Since 2003 he is actively output his own minimal tracks.

Discography
2007 “Dramatic ep” 1st [moderntool Label]
2008 “V ep” 2nd [moderntoll]
2009 “spray vol.06” [moph record]
2009 “PARTIZAN/L.T.D” [moph record]
2009 “16sec ” [PLAZA in CROWD]
2010 “Visiond dance” [PLAZA in CROWD]
2011 “Classic 1 ep” [Yotsume-Music]
2011 “Red”(albam) [PLAZA in CROWD]
2013 “Woman ep” [Yotsume-Music]
2016 “ICON ep” [Yotsume-Music]

resident advisor : http://jp.residentadvisor.net/dj/sasakihiroaki
Discogs : http://www.discogs.com/artist/1715171-Sasaki-Hiroaki

// YASUHISA (TetralogisticS) From Osaka //

In the year 2003 as a DJ on a fashion show, 2004 as as a club DJ, he started his career. He represented Kansai region and established „TetralogisticS“ , a party which has been initiated in the domestic techno scene.
With his experience of a super long set as 18 hours or 24 hours, also he dared a one-men DJ party „Sound by Sound (Circus Osaka)“ for three times and earned a huge reputation.
As well he performed at the dance music festival „The Star Festival (Kyoto)“ which Japan boasts the world and the „dance music festival“ (formerly: Nagisa music festival/Osaka).
Being a DJ with one and only dance music which let us feel the prominence sensitivity, he plays not only minimal techno, also incorporated house, electro, dubstep, dub and ambient, and seek the developing „sound“ and expand his width of genre.
With this wide range of sound and groove and individual development he gather support among the crowd and also among DJs.
He will steadily display his ability and his personality which cannot be ignored.

https://soundcloud.com/yasuhisa-okano

// Kenji Tazaki (Bass Works Recordings) From Osaka//

Grew up in classical musical environment and naturally attached to piano in childhood. In middle of his 10′s, used to play the bass in a band.
and led him into a DJ in west Japan in 2007 and eventually started producing club tracks in 2009. Currently based in Berlin and pursue his possibility.

https://soundcloud.com/kenjitazaki

// DHADHA” (4-Beat Entertainment) From Kobe //

He started DJ in 2004, belongs to fanxsmusic as “DJ1000DREAM”. He is based in west side of Japan, played at famous places like Zepp Osaka, Creative Centre Osaka, etc. He also played with famous foreign artists.
In 2006, he started to play as “Mitsuda Daisuke”, exploring new genre of music. His mix-work with House, Techno, Deep House, and Chillout are really unique and intelligent. “Mitsuda Daisuke” was catapulted into fame in club scene in Japan.
He works also as a promotor, he established “4-Beat Entertainment”, produces artists and does comprehensive management energetically.
In 2014, he visited Ibiza to expand his fields in Europe, after that he moved to Berlin. He absorbed the essence of Techno there, and started to play as “DHADHA” ”, aimed to sublime his music as an artwork. His mix “The Ibiza 2015” ranked the first place on “beatport”. His great works brought sensation to the audience, he achieved the brilliant feat as a first Japanese. His musical quality has been known, he played more than 10 times in Ibiza, and he held an event and did headliner in Ibiza in 2015. His enthusiasm and stoic attitude towards music, spreads vivid impression to audience’s mind.

https://soundcloud.com/disuke-mituda

// Hideto Omura (Robsoul Recordings) From Nagoya //

Having been inspired by the skills and sounds of Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Cajmere et al, Omura took to the decks himself back in the early naughties. His natural beat running, mixing swing and selection always guarantee an enviable energy and electricity on dance floor. A move to Germany accelerated Hideto’s increasing appetite for the studio and it wasn’t long before he was creating beats of his own.

https://soundcloud.com/hideto-omura
https://www.facebook.com/hidetoomuraofficial/



Büaladh | Techno. Noise. Kitchen Sync

bualadh

Büaladh returns with an absolute whopper line up and brand new venue. More of those underground vibes emanating deep within the bowels of Urban Spree’s basement.

Kicking off the evening will be a screening Amplitude & Artifacts a video piece which supported Ben Frost during his recent 2014 irish tour.

Amplitude & Artifacts is the result of a long distance audio-visual collaboration between synth-drone duo Hooker No.1 (Rory O’Brien / Graham Lynch) and artist Kate-Bowe O’Brien. This experimental video piece had its Irish premier in the Triskel Arts Centre Cork in May 2014, opening for internationally renowned composer Ben Frost.
Have an lamp off the trailer here –
http://www.amplitudeandartefacts.com/

Tarseer
Accompanying screening this will be Ten Past Seven and Hooker No. 1 audio fiend Tarseer – bringing a plethora of big boy audio toys for our listening pleasure. As Super Hans would say “What we really need to do is create a powerful sense of dread” – expect an extremely strong cocktail of ambient and electronic experimentation.

Raumagent Alpha
Ron Schneider aka ‘Raumagent Alpha’ started banging it out in 1996 combining some lounge electronic sounds with Nasa samples from ‘Man on Moon’ from the good man Neil Armstrong and his pals. Later on he got more into club style and apparently reached a level of future funk techno setting the dancefloor on fire. Bring a fire extinguisher!

You may also know him as part of the absolutely glorious Transistors of Mercy – the synthesiser dominator crew. Look out for Ron assaulting a blow up item in this 6 hour Boiler Room bonanza! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZadlH_oR1i4)
Check out over a decade of Ron’s production –
http://btprt.dj/10oWHqY

Rory St-John
Headlining the evening’s festivities is Dublin heavyweight and Berlin resident Rory St John. Frankly if you know your techno the guy needs no introduction. Smashing the place apart with his debut 12″ on the seminal Mantrap records Rory has gone from strength to strength. Continuing that upward trajectory with releases on Limetree, Singularity, Acre and Belfast’s wicked Acroplane Records his production is frankly lethal.

Rorys gonna smash out a DJ set for us on the night but have no fear that he’ll be leaving the hardware at home, along with Swarm Intelligence he has been heavily involved in Stalker Radio, their properly ace monthly show on Future Music featuring a pandoras box of killer rhythms.

Büaladh Residents will supply the garnish with the usual assortment of crisp quality vinyl cuts. Acres of electro silk, techno blasters and break beat heavies.

Game on!

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VF#5 Dame Area // Jean-Luc // Andrew Claristidge (dj set)

++++ SOUND OF MACHINES, VOCAL CHORDS AND INSTRUMENTS PLAYED BY HUMANS •̀.̫•́✧ ++++

Dame Area (Barcelona, Spain)
Listen 🔪https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD9KRnOXfMM
Dame Area mixes synths and live percussion, industrialism and tribalism. Their music works as a musical Rorscharch test: some people call them Tribal Wave, others Latin EBM, some say they do pure Krautrock some say that they do Industrial Postpunk.
Their music has been played in the sets of some of the bravest DJs out there including The Hacker, Identified Patient, Vladimir Ivkovic, Yamatsuka Eye (Boredoms) or Tommy Tokyo (Group A) among others.

Jean-Luc (France, Suisse)
Listen 🔪 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPRFiS65Nmo
– Jean-Luc is a Berlin-Fribourg-Vienna based band, even though Jean-Luc might be french.
– Jean-Luc doesn’t like clichés, that’s why it’s impossible to find one of him on the web.
– Jean-Luc’s big toenail dug a hole through the fabrik of his right espadrille while dancing drunk in the Spartacus in 1994 to a song from Beate Bartel and Chrislo Haas. Instead of sewing it up, Jean-Luc hang the espadrille to his wall as a reminder to do a hommage to that song one day.

Andrew Claristidge (Berlin)
Listen 🔪 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d14O1-MWFR4
French Dj Andrew Claristidge (Acid Washed) oscillates without any frontiers, from Techno to Pop, Ambient to Electro and Psychedelic experiments to New Wave. A Member of Mount Kismet, his new band, the trio just released on Moscoman’s imprint: Disco Halal. Andrew has also an upcoming track in collaboration with Cosmo Vitelli on I’m a Cliché Compilation “Bongo Beats & Bankruptcy: The Sound of I’m a Cliché”

🌑 Vital Function Dj Team opening the night with a kinky slow driven dj set 🌑

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Sabbat Events

-Franco dj set (Vltra Delta Drive, Pildoras Tapes) Bogota Colombia

Vltra Delta Drive is an electronic duo from Bogotá, Colombia between Franco & Gaël. The idea from the beginning is to bring an innovate sound to the local music scene putting together their influences from Techno to Electro passing through Acid, Disco, EBM, House, Minimal Synth, New Wave, New Beat, Italo Disco; their sounds emerge from the electronic backgrounds of dance culture between the past and the future.

Vltra Delta Drive debut on vinyl was under the various artists release on English label: brokntoys and Czech label Endless Illusion; ‘El Complot’ the first track of the release is described as body-propelled and tense track; this track has been played by artists such as, Mick Wills (Nation), Marsman (Pinkman Records), Imogen (NTS.radio), Timothy J. Fairplay (Crimes of the Future), Slick Chick, Julia Mira & Merel and many more…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj9nW3Ne96o

Link Bandcamp: https://brokntoys.bandcamp.com/album/human-abstracts-volume-one
First EP out on Lost Causes Records: https://lostcausesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/las-conqvistas-lcr005
Track included in compilation: https://interplanetaryltd.bandcamp.com/track/vltra-delta-drive-1948

Somnia Vera aka Nekrobot (Drone, noise Live )
1st Live appereance at Sabbat Berlin
New Live project of one of the Sabbat Head and Resident

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Angelic Sintesis

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Tot Onyx (Tommy Tokyo group A) –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c05tTzP3OpA
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PERFORMANCE:
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Special return PERFORMANCE 2 SABBAT BY ReveRso
(https://vimeo.com/250147415?

Out of the darkness emerged ReveRso. The creation myth of a megalomaniac marred on its own venom: a fetishistic cannibal-of-self bound in love, loss, seduction, salvation, madness, prophecy and pain. Currently based in Berlin, ReveRso has massacred crowds on stages (and in alleyways) from Europe to America. A junky, he must devour the public to feel the light, his rite of purification through the shadows. To Repent to the name of no other but He ☦ ReveRso.

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Disagio Party

#sentitinadeguato

A grande (???) richiesta dopo oltre due anni arriva il primo Disagio Party.

In un’atmosfera di totale inadeguatezza, potrai fare da tappezzeria (come del resto hai sempre fatto fino ad oggi) oppure scatenarti rendendoti ridicolo al centro della pista, o ancora farti leggere i tarocchi da una strega in un angolo buio del locale.
Per gli amanti dei trasformismi, angolo travestimenti e make-up pazzerelli e poi via a postare selfie imbarazzanti con hashtag inutili.

Dress-code: difficoltà (s.m.), imbarazzo (s.m.), malessere (s.m.), fastidio (s.m.), impiccio (s.m.), seccatura (s.m.), incomodo (s.m.), mancanza di agi (s.m.), scomodità (s.m.), bisogno (s.m.), povertà (s.m.), miseria (s.m.), privazione (s.m.), carenza (s.m.)

Guest star: i controllori della BVG.

L’unica cosa che non sarà disagiata, la musica: techno, house, disco, funky e molto altro con:

FARFISA LAURITO aka Musica Matta
(deep house speziata//techno al torroncino)

U B B B R R R U
(disco funk club presabbene sexy selecta)

Antarktyda & Syl
(electronic)

Orario: 23:30 – ???

Biglietti in prevendita esclusiva per i membri gruppo Disagiati a Berlino: 6,51 euro

Biglietti in cassa: 8 euro

Urban Spree

*******English*******

By popular demand (????) after more than two years comes the first Disagio Party.

In an atmosphere of total inadequacy, you can be a wallflower (as you have always done until now) or unleash making yourself ridiculous in the center of the dancefloor, or even get a tarot card reading by a witch in a dark corner of the room. For lovers of transforming, corner disguises and make-up, and then off to post embarrassing selfies with useless hashtags.

Dress-code: difficulty (s.m.), embarrassment (s.m.), malaise (s.m.), discomfort (s.m.), entanglement (s.m.), annoyance (s.m.), uncomfortable (s.), inconvenience (s.m.), lack of comfort (s.m.), discomfort (s.m.), need (s.m.), poverty (s.m.), misery (s.m.), deprivation (s.m.)

Guest star: BVG controllers.

The only thing that won’t be inconvenienced will be the music with DJ selection by:

Musica Matta

UBBBRRRU

Antarktyda & Aivlis

Opening hours: 23:30 – ???

Exclusive pre-sale tickets for the Group members in Berlin: 6.51 euros

Tickets at the cash desk: 8 euro

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