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St. Patrick’s Festival Berlin 2018

Dear friends of St. Patrick’s Festival Berlin,

We are delighted to announce that SPFB is officially BACK WITH A BANG on Saturday, March 17th, 2018!!! #patisback

We have joined forces with Urban Spree in Friedrichshain to host our special day in March!

Urban Spree, the cultural icon on the old RAW Grounds beside Warschauer Str, is the perfect venue for our comeback special! We’ll have Irish streetfood vendors serving delicious Irish drinks and food, live music, Irish dancing, and so much more. Make sure you join our Facebook event to stay up to date with announcements!

Unfortunately we didn’t receive permission for the parade this year, but not to worry! We’ll open the gates at Urban Spree from 13:00 so rugby fans will be able to watch the first of 3 live games in the 6 Nations Championship. The highlight will be England vs Ireland (k.o. 15:45) shown on big screens.

We have invited Setanta Berlin GAA to build an indoor GAA section showcasing the very best of Gaelic football and hurling. We will have kids activities, such as Irish Storytelling, arts and crafts, face-painting and the very special opportunity to dance with our lovely Irish dancers.

We are also very pleased that members of Berlin-Ireland Pro Choice Solidarity will be joining us to raise awareness about the upcoming abortion referendum in Ireland and to promote the #hometovotecampaign.

We have a packed schedule of diverse, Berlin-based Irish musicians for the FREE concert in the garden. 4 Minute Mile are sure to set the tone early when they kick things off at 14:00. We will then have the opening ceremony at 15:00 featuring the incredible dancers from Irish Beats Dance Company Berlin. St. Patrick himself is also due to make an appearance 🙂

2-piece Irish folk group Slí na Sláinte will have a more calming influence on proceedings when they take to the stage at 16:00. After the Irish rugby match (17:30), headline act Joey Ryan and his band will take to the stage performing a mix of his own material as well as Irish rock classics. Kilkelly will then perform some folk and blues numbers before Seán Óg and David Flowerkraut treat us to some classic Irish ballads.

The Afterparty featuring a traditional Céilí Mór Irish dance followed by renowned Irish DJs follows on from the concert and will keep revellers moving until the wee hours 🙂

#patisback #afterparty

At a Glance

St.Patrick’s Festival Berlin is back and will be held on Saturday, March 17th, 2018
– The venue is Urban Spree, Revaler Strasse 99, 10245 Berlin
– Diverse mix of Berlin-based Irish musicians. Final line-up confirmed. Follow us here for more!
– Final day of NatWest 6 Nations Rugby Championship on the big screen. All 3 games LIVE (from 13:30)
– Tickets for the Afterparty are already on sale. Limited availability!

So sign up to our newsletter, follow us on social media and spread the word that #PATISBACK in 2018!

The SPFB Team



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/



Best moments of the 3rd Berlin Seafood Festival

Full video of the 3rd Berlin Seafood Festival at Urban Spree! Thanks a lot to our lovely guests, passionate vendors, and to Gabriel at Devir Produções who filmed and edited the video.

From West African spicy grilled fish from DeDeeDe (our permanent food vendor for the 2017 season you can find everyday in our Biergarten), to the mediterranean shores with Pic Nic 34‘s octopus sandwich, Pontecarlo‘s pasta ai frutti fi mare and risotti, without forgetting Valencia’ La Cuina and their delicious Fideua, the festival ventured this year into the Far East with the succulent Japanese okonomiyaki from Samurai Spoon and the herbal tastes of thaï green papaya salad with grilled mackerel from Khwan, Spud Bencer‘s mussels “à la marinière” were a treat as well as Nico’s Cancale Oysters, in direct provenance from Brittany which were an instant sell-out. We tried some wine-beer/seafood pairings with Maxim Bar à Vins and his hand-picked selection of nature wines. Excellent combination with seafood okonomiyaki and oysters was Brooklyn Brewery‘s “Sorachi Ace“, an unfiltered Japanese farmhouse saison that has been lost and lately revived in the state of Washington. BRLO‘s 7% German IPA was a hit with grilled shrimps owing to its slight notes of caramel.

See you next spring for more seafood spree! In the meantime, you can join the Berlin Seafood Festival Facebook page to post your best pictures, and send us your comments and suggestions for next year’s edition.



Urban Spree announces the 3rd Berlin Seafood Festival

The Berlin Seafood Festival returns to Urban Spree on May 20th and 21st, 2017 for its third edition.

Curated by Urban Spree, the Berlin Seafood Festival is a culinary meeting of raw & fresh seafood produce coupled with Berlin’s finest street seafood vendors.

Create your own plate of seafood, savor a grilled fish on demand, discover the wild oysters from the Nordsee shores, special mussels + fries in the original belgian tradition, and other natural delicacies paired with our selection of natural wines and german craft beer.

In addition to the fresh seafood market, the Berlin Seafood Festival invites a selection of top-notched Berlin street cuisine vendors who will create a culinary travel experience.

Vendors:

Dedeedee: West African home made cuisine
– grilled dorade in the ghanean way
– scampi
– seafood rice balls
– seafood spicy salad

PIC NIC 34: Italian Food Truck 
– deep fried baby Squid
– fritto Paranza
– octopus sandwich
– seeteufel with potatoes and rosmarin mayo

Khwan: Wood fire barbecue/regional Thai
– grIlled mackerel with Som Tam (spicy green papaya salad)

Spud Bencer: French cuisine
– moules Frites nach Belgischer Art

MAXIM – Bar à vins: French wine bar
– hand selected natural wines to pair with seafood
– Nordsee Oysters

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#berlinseafoodfestival #seafood #urbanspree #oysters



3rd Berlin Seafood Festival

The third edition of the Berlin Seafood Festival returns to Urban Spree on May 20th and 21st, 2017.

Held over 2 days and curated by Urban Spree, the Berlin Seafood Festival is a culinary meeting of raw & fresh seafood produce coupled with Berlin’s finest street seafood vendors.

Create your own plate of seafood, savor a grilled fish on demand, discover the wild oysters from the Nordsee shores, special mussels + fries in the original belgian tradition, and other natural delicacies paired with our selection of natural wines and german craft beer.

In addition to the fresh seafood market, the Berlin Seafood Festival invites a selection of top-notched Berlin street cuisine vendors who will create a culinary travel experience.

Our selection of vendors: 

DeDeeDe: DeDeeDe is the resident restaurant at Urban Spree for the 2017 season. Specialized in west african and ghanean home made and grilled cuisine, DeDeeDe will prepare a selection of grilled fish, shrimps, seafood rice balls and salad, paired with authentic spicy sauces and condiments.

PicNic 34PIC NIC 34‘s Gianni will deep fry baby squids and small fishes in a “frittura di paranza”, prepare delicious octopus sandwiches and Seeteufel mit Kartoffeln und Rosmarin mayo.

KhwanKhwan will be grilling mackerel with som tam (papaya salad) and delicious thai side dishes (nam prik).

Spud BencerSpud Bencer, the temple of French cuisine in Friedrichshain will prepare authentic moules marinières and frites coupées au couteau.

MaximMAXIM – Bar à vins is at the forefront of selection when it comes to wine and food pairing. This year Maxim will join us at the Berlin Seafood Festival with an impressive range of hand selected natural wines by the glass or by the bottle. On top of their wine selection Maxim will also be presenting our Oyster Bar!

La Cuina: La Cuina will be preparing their famous Fideuà. Fideuà is a seafood dish originally from the coast of Valencia which is similar to paella, but with noodles instead of rice. Its main ingredients are: pasta noodles (usually hollow), fish (rockfish, monkfish, cuttlefish, squid), and shellfish (squilla mantis, shrimp, crayfish).

 

Pontecarlo: Kreuzberg-based slow food institution Pontecarlo will be serving spaghetti ai frutti di mare, farfalle con piselli & calamari crostoni ai frutti di mare.


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Berlin Seafood Festival at Urban Spree

Saturday 20 + Sunday 21.05.2017

12:00 – 22:00

Revaler Str. 99 (corner Warschauer Str.)

10245 Berlin


#berlinseafoodfestival #seafood #urbanspree #oysters



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/