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Vancouver X Berlin: Fine Times (CA) + The Zolas (CA)

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We’re happy to invite you to our ‘VANCOUVER X BERLIN’ Night at Urban Spree with two great electro-pop artists from Vancouver:

Fine Times + The Zolas

Free Sign up for the event:
http://bit.ly/1L4M2kO

FINE TIMES (Light Organ Rec., CA)

Their new single “Not Dead” just premiered on Kaltblut Magazine: http://www.kaltblut-magazine.com/exclusive-track-premiere-fine-times-not-dead/

“They had everyone’s eyes on them – no conversations were going on in the house as long as they were playing…” – Razmataz Mag (NXNE 2015)

After releasing their first album in 2012, Fine Times will do an exclusive performance of their upcoming EP Bad::Better (out Oct 9th) right before their show at Reeperbahn Festival.

Fine Times has upped its game with a hook-filled batch of songs recorded with The Zolas’ Tom Dobrzanski and mixed by Dave Bascombe (Charli XCX, Depeche Mode), the cuts brim with danceable indie rock grooves and unforgettable power-pop choruses. The results blend ebullient melodic brightness with an undercurrent of cryptic lyrical darkness and reveals the duo’s fixation with classic ‘80s new wave.

THE ZOLAS (Light Organ Rec., CA)

The Zolas – Invisible: https://soundcloud.com/thezolasofficial/invisible_the-zolas

The Zolas’ sound feels like an isolated summer between college semesters. Instantly nostalgic with touches of New York natives Ambulance Ltd., New York adoptee John Lennon, and the lost riffs of mid-90’s campus radio.

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LIGHT ORGAN RECORDS

The label is appropriately youthful, from the staff to the artists, because that’s who records have traditionally belonged to, and since 2010 Light Organ has stayed true to its original ideals of signing and presenting the best in raw, west coast pop. Beginning with its flagship release of the Our First Christmas compilation, the label has worked with the growing roster of artists to create a watermark for burgeoning success, and this upcoming year with new releases expected from The Zolas, Fine Times, The Matinée, and others, Light Organ Records appears set to find an even higher water level.

http://www.lightorganrecords.com/



Milk Me Presents: Crack Cloud

 

Crack Cloud is a multimedia collective, comprising members from different cities, ethnicities and origins, who contribute to the sound, visual aesthetic and beyond – but their latest release, Anchoring Point, is helmed by seven key members. Taking its sonic influence from the likes of Gang Of Four, Fela Kuti and Talking Heads, its visuals from hip hop and the found footage aesthetic of the ‘90s, and its political ethos from thinkers like Malcolm X and Lydia Lunch, Anchoring Point is a barbed, lurching thing, a cacophony of punchy fragments, funk-laced bass riffs and experimental soundscapes. “We wanted to be expressive in a way that could be erratic but cohesive at the same time,” explains Choy. “Emotionally, it zig-zags. We wanted it to take a life of its own; a life in flux.”

There’s a political undertone to much of Anchoring Point – its lyrics, its sound, even the EP’s artwork, which declares itself to be “how they refer to the latest vendible thing from Crack Cloud. For fun and profit!” But if there’s an agenda to their music, says Choy, “the agenda is humanity and compassion. We invite people to meditate openly about their privilege. Their vice. Their pride and their vulnerability.” Both he and partner Mohammad Ali Sharar are immigrants who struggled with addiction – Choy’s triggered by the death of his father, Mohammad Ali from the cultural turbulence that came from the racism he experienced from outside his community, and the rejection from within it when he started to question Islam. They’ve redefined themselves in sobriety and work together in the mental health industry, facilitating safe spaces based on the harm reduction model for vulnerable and marginalized people in Downtown Vancouver. Crack Cloud is informed by these experiences, past and present.

These experiences inform the work in ways Choy and the collective don’t always attempt to tame or control. ‘Empty Cell’, for example, is a “stream-of-consciousness piece,” made up of different voices from different angles. It follows EP opener ‘Graph Of Desire’, a punky duet of sorts, with shades of early Bowie, that comes in at just a minute and a half long, and precedes ‘Image Craft’, which has a melody like a ticking clock and a video that evokes Lynch’s Eraserhead. “Each song on Anchoring Point,” says Choy, “is one piece of the pie.”

And what does the pie as a whole look like? Choy’s not sure exactly. “It creates a messy picture. We hope people can resonate with its messiness. Thoughts and feelings are ephemeral and there is always a new insight to have and a new connection to be sought after, and it’s a celebration of that. Old and new. And the Anchoring Point in-between.”

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Tutti Frutti Fest #3

Tutti Frutti Fest #3
– präsentiert von taz. die tageszeitung, ByteFM, Nothing But Hope And Passion, hhv Records, ASK HELMUT & MAKAVA delighted ice tea

Ganz und gar und einfach nur noch fantastisch!!

Ich würde sogar sagen das Motto ist «sexyerotisch»

Tutti Frutti, ein sexyerotisches Festival am Busen der Spree.

LineUp
. walter tv (CA)
. Aldous RH (UK)
. Jakob Ogawa (NO)
. Mile me deaf (AT)
. Tatum Rush (CH)
. WORLD BRAIN (DE)

Tutti Frutti Fest is back!

Nach 2 fruchtigen sold out Versionen des hauseigenen pøj pøj Tagesfestivals, , welches den Geburtstag der Booking Agentur aus Berlin markiert, findet auch dieses Jahr das Tutti Frutti Fest wieder statt. Genauer gesagt am 09. Dezember 2017 im Urban Spree.

Nachdem in den letzten beiden Jahren das LineUp verstärkt auf Künstler aus dem eigenen Roster gelegt wurde, haben die Berliner Booking Buben dieses Jahr ein kunterbuntes sexi LineUp aufgestellt welches sich sehen lässt.

Ganz weit vorne mit dabei sind sicherlich Walter TV & Aldous RH.

Walter TV sollte mindestens den Mac DeMarco Fans ein Begriff sein, da 2/3 der kanadischen Dudes bei Mac DeMarco mit auf der Bühne zu finden sind.
„Undeniably bassy, these 3 lewd dudes from Vancouver Canada ruin the stage.“ Passt!

Aldous RH ist der unumstrittene neue Liebling vieler Musiker aus Psych- und Krautrock Szene & war zuletzt mit Drugdealer auf Europatour. Beim Tutti Frutti Fest #3 müsste er sich damit mehr als gut aufgehoben fühlen!

Mit World Brain, dem Solo Projekt von Lucas Ufo (Fenster), kehrt das Tutti Frutti Fest dann sogar ein wenig zu seinen Wurzeln zurück, als Fenster auf dem TFF#1 die Meute verzückten. Ganz sicher wird World Brain das gleiche auf dem TFF#3 mit dem Publikum anstellen.

Ganz ohne pøj pøj Bands geht es dann natürlich nicht, und so tritt neben dem 20 jährigen Newcomer aus Norwegen, Jakob Ogawa, der im Dezember seine erste Europa Tour spielt, bevor es nach Argentinien zum Lollapalooza geht, auch Tatum Rush auf.

Tatum Rush ist ein Weltenbummler. Wohnhaft in Lausanne und Lugano pendelt der in Amerika geborenen Italiener zwischen Milan und Paris. Als Videokünstler und Musiker steht er ungern still. Das merkt man auch seiner Liveperformance an. Mit einer Mischung aus Italo-Pop, Disco und Psychedelic funktioniert das im New Yorker Underground Club genauso wie auf der italienischen Hochzeit am Gardasee.

& zu allerletzt wird dann auch noch Mile Me Deaf in Solo Form auftreten, eine Seltenheit die man sich nicht entgehen lassen darf!

Mit Alien Age hat Wolfgang Möstl Anfang des Jahres wohl eines der vielschichtigsten MMD Alben veröffentlicht. Das Geschrammel der Vorgängeralben wurde mit Alien Age vorerst begraben. Sample-basierte Beats und Loops geben nun den Ton an.

Sexi Erotisch ist das Motto des Tutti Frutti Festes #3, und spätestens mit diesem LineUp macht das ganze dann auch Sinn!



Rylsee’s new monograph “How to Play with Letters” available at Urban Spree

In parallel with his solo show “Other Inbox” at Urban Spree Galerie until Sunday 03.09.2017, the Swiss-born and Urban Spree-based artist Rylsee has just published a new book with Moleskine in Milan.

His first monograph, “How to Play with Letters” is a tour de force in modern typography, illustrating his past 5 years in Berlin with playful, witty & catchy lettering experiments.

For Rylsee, after stations in Geneva and Vancouver, Berlin marked a shift away from his early illustration days to a focus on designing, polishing and scratching letters, a field which is the main focus of this book.

Rooted in graffiti and skateboarding, infused by hiphop, Rylsee’s universe is cool fantasy supplemented by a sharp sense of composition and balance.

His notorious sketchbooks reveal his everyday practice of finding catchy sentences and creating new styles and fonts where letters – unlike the classical art of calligraphy – become glitchy, virused, and melt, albeit always irresistible and funny.

This distorted universe or « dystorpic » as Rylsee would put it – exists by the will of a typographer who blurs the lines of reality and create his own calligraphic spell.

Rylsee recycles his everyday experiences and thoughts and turn them into proverbial low-fi sentences such as « Never trust someone who doesn’t like pizza », « I wish you could be as cute as your profile picture » or « Too shy to rap » to name but a few.

Using only his drawing skills, Rylsee becomes the modern alchemist, plotting numerous optical illusions in 2D to make them look like native 3D. In Rylsee’s universe, 2D and 3D coalesce, but the craftsman, the pen, and the illusion maker takes the lead.

 

Urban Spree Bookshop in Berlin has signed copies of the book.

Signed copies can also be ordered online on our webshop.



Rylsee – Other Inbox – solo show announced

Urban Spree Galerie is proud to present – Other Inbox – a solo show featuring a new body of works by Urban Spree resident artist Rylsee.  The opening reception will take place on the 4th of August at 19:00 at Urban Spree Galerie, Revaler Str. 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain. 

Runtime: 5th of August August – 3rd of September, 2017

Evolving in an era where technology and communication are meant to be at its finest but in which humans tend to feel more and more confused by it.

Punctuality is dead, fear of missing out seems to be a common worry while there’s still no app allowing us to be in two places simultaneously. On the other hand we have never been so united in recorded history and the entire world’s knowledge is now accessible in a few clicks.

This exhibition raises questions about the relationship between human and technologies without really aiming to answering them.

– Other Inbox – is a reflection on our contemporary way of living.

Rylsee will also release his first monograph – “How to Play with Letters” – published by Moleskine Publishing on the Opening Night and will sign and doodle copies for you. The book can also be ordered online on our webshop.

About the artist:

Cyril Vouilloz, aka RYLSEE, is a visual artist originally from Geneva Switzerland and currently living in Berlin. With a background in typography, design and mural painting, he’s is obsessed with words and hand-drawn type compositions. His art has been featured and exhibited in U.S.A, Switzerland, France, Berlin, London, Barcelona, Tel-Aviv, Vancouver and São Paulo. Inspired by moments of everyday life, the city, and signage, he is interested in expressing mundane situations and places in a satirical way. Since five years, Rylsee is a resident artist at Urban Spree.

https://www.rylsee.com

– Other Inbox –

Opening: Friday, August 4th, 2017

Exhibition: 05.08 / 03.09.2017

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Gallery Enquiries: pascal@urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com



Rylsee: – Other Inbox –

Urban Spree Galerie is proud to present – Other Inbox – a solo show featuring a new body of works by Urban Spree resident artist Rylsee.  The opening reception will take place on the 4th of August at 19:00 at Urban Spree Galerie, Revaler Str. 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain. 

Runtime: 5th of August August – 3rd of September, 2017

 

Evolving in an era where technology and communication are meant to be at its finest but in which humans tend to feel more and more confused by it.

Punctuality is dead, fear of missing out seems to be a common worry while there’s still no app allowing us to be in two places simultaneously. On the other hand we have never been so united in recorded history and the entire world’s knowledge is now accessible in a few clicks.

This exhibition raises questions about the relationship between human and technologies without really aiming to answering them.

– Other Inbox – is a reflection on our contemporary way of living.

Rylsee will also release his first monograph – “How to Play with Letters” – published by Moleskine Publishing on the Opening Night and will sign and doodle copies for you. The book can also be ordered online on our webshop.

 

 

About the artist:

Cyril Vouilloz, aka RYLSEE, is a visual artist originally from Geneva Switzerland and currently living in Berlin. With a background in typography, design and mural painting, he’s is obsessed with words and hand-drawn type compositions. His art has been featured and exhibited in U.S.A, Switzerland, France, Berlin, London, Barcelona, Tel-Aviv, Vancouver and São Paulo. Inspired by moments of everyday life, the city, and signage, he is interested in expressing mundane situations and places in a satirical way. Since five years, Rylsee is a resident artist at Urban Spree.

https://www.rylsee.com

 

– Other Inbox –

Opening: Friday, August 4th, 2017

Exhibition: 05.08 / 03.09.2017

 

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

 

Gallery Enquiries: pascal@urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com