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SOLD OUT: Shortparis

Shortparis are well on their way to deserved international acclaim and already being heralded as “the best Russian live act”. Hailing from St. Petersburg and led by charismatic frontman Nikolay Komiagin, the band continues to build a reputation for its jaw-dropping ritualistic performances and dark, electronic soundscapes, as “irrational, spastic dance grooves” converge with “post-punk, experimental noise and acoustic chanson” to form a musical aesthetic that is one of a kind.

Performing in Russian, French and English, Shortparis are nothing short of a revelation as they aim to provide a fitting soundtrack to their everyday lives, a sound that mirrors St. Petersburg as it was and is. “You know, I constantly dream of coming across bands like Shortparis yet so rarely do,” writes John Doran of The Quietus. “Ambitious, bombastic, incredibly pretentious, erotic, thrilling, impossible to pin down, vaguely deviant, fun to dance to and full of revolutionary potential. Sure, if you listen hard enough you can hear them laughing but you would be a fool to make the mistake of presuming that they’re joking.”

Their music videos are almost equally intense and leave room for interpretation. Take the companion visuals to “Страшно” (Strashno / transl. “Scary”) for instance. The lyrics reflect a current state of anxiety as the visuals try to reveal a sort of ongoing hysteria. Only hours after filming at a school, someone called the police about possible terrorist activities: “Our music video is trying to manifest the state of some part of our generation. It is provocative and refers to some social tragedies, which are not reflected in our visual culture. Taboos and fears are opened up: no matter what is written in Arabic letters, ‘love’ or ‘friendship’, it must be terrorism, bald heads must mean nazis, and so on. But after all this play with meanings, only anxiety stays and it grows.”



Arabs Do It Better at Urban Spree Berlin

Arabs Do It Better
Electronic Hafla • حفلة الكترونية

13.04.2019 | Saturday
١٣.٤.٢٠١٩ | يوم السبت

Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

DOORS OPEN : MIDNIGHT
افتتاح الابواب: الساعة ٢٤:٠٠

Entrance: 10 Euros (Tickets at the entrance)
سعر التذكرة: ١٠ يورو (الدفع على الباب)

Berlin, We’re back and can’t wait to make you dance all night!
Arabs Do It Better party is back in Berlin again bringing the Jaffa realness with us with our Electronic Hafla spread on 2 floors and amazing line up!
Get ready to dance and sweat until the morning to our special mixture of Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronica, Funk and Classics from all around the world!

برلين، رجعنالك ومش قادرين نستنى انرقصكوا لكمان ليلة!
حفلة Arabs Do It Better راجعة على برلين م
من يافا مع الحفلة الالكترونية. ساحتين رقص وسطونة من الاخر!
حضروا حالكوا ترقصوا للصبح مع موسيقى عربية الكترونية من الشرق الاوسط، فانك وموسيقى كلاسيكية من كل انحاء العالم العربي والقريب للعالم العربي!

ELECTRONIC FLOOR | Electronic Hafla
الساحة الرئيسية | حفلة الكترونية
Balout krew فريق البلوط (Arabs Do It Better)
DAVID PEARL (Arabs Do It Better)
Shadi Khries ( WReFestival | HARD FIST | Station Endlos)

SOUL KEBAB FLOOR | Funky sexy vinyls
ساحة السول كباب | موسيقى على اسطوانات
Spatzhabibi (Polychrome Sounds)
Disco Arabesquo // ديسكو أرابيسكو

Visuals by Vero Visualz
www.vimeo.com/zoeyvero + www.instagram.com/zoeyvero

Listen >
SHADI KHRIES > https://bit.ly/2VS7w19
Spatzhabibi > https://bit.ly/2zqhInB
Disco Arabesquo > https://bit.ly/2Tz5whA
Balout krew فريق البلوط > https://bit.ly/2EBJSkp
DAVID PEARL > https://bit.ly/2C82Xeh

Design & Concept: David Pearl

 

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Arabs Do It Better

Arabs Do It Better
Electronic Hafla • حفلة الكترونية

19.01.2019 | Saturday
١٩.١.٢٠١٩ | يوم السبت

Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

DOORS OPEN : MIDNIGHT
افتتاح الابواب: الساعة ٢٤:٠٠

Entrance: 8 Euros (Tickets at the entrance)
سعر التذكرة: ٨ يورو (الدفع على الباب)

Arabs Do It Better party is back in Berlin on a direct flight from Jaffa for another Electronic Hafla and this time it’s bigger than ever in a new location, 2 floors and amazing line up!
Get ready to dance and sweat until the morning to our special mixture of Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronica, Funk and Classics from all around the world!

Arabs Do it Better راجعين على برلين من يافا الحبيبة لكمان حفلة الكترونية، والمرة هاي اكبر بكتير وفي مكان جديد مع ساحتين رقص واكتر مسطونين! حضروا حالكوا لليلة طويلة من العادي، نرقص، نهز ونلز للصبح مع موسيقى عربية الكترونية، ڤانك وكلاسيكيات من كل انحاء العالم.

MAIN FLOOR | Electronic Hafla
الساحة الرئيسية | حفلة الكترونية
Spatzhabibi (Polychrome Sounds)
DAVID PEARL (Arabs Do It Better)
MARWAN HAWASH (Arabs Do It Better)

SOUL KEBAB FLOOR | Funky sexy vinyls
ساحة السول كباب | موسيقى على اسطوانات
Balout krew فريق البلوط (Arab Do It Better)
KATSCHA & show kati (Radio Reudnitz / Minibar) – Leipzig

Visuals by Vero Visuals
www.vimeo.com/zoeyvero + www.instagram.com/zoeyvero

Listen >
Balout krew فريق البلوط > https://bit.ly/2EBJSkp
KATSCHA & show kati > https://bit.ly/2T3Zq4l
Spatzhabibi > https://bit.ly/2zqhInB
DAVID PEARL > https://bit.ly/2C82Xeh
MARWAN HAWASH > https://bit.ly/2KLI2hv



Babel Trio + AdirJan

ADIR JAN
Best defined as Cosmopolitan Kurdesque, ADIR JAN is a melting pot of Mid-Easterranean sounds and rhythms, progressively combined with traditional, pop, indie and psychedelic harmonies.
Adir Jan writes and performs songs in Kurmanjî, Turkish, Arabic and many other languages – and especially in the ancient Zaza – that intensifies the sweet and spicy compositions with his bands mates Conny Kreuter, Christos Drouzas, Hasan Al Nour, Can Tüfekcioglu and Hogir Göregen.

His lyrics revolve mostly around gay love and passion, pleasure and pain, but also highlight critical social issues, such as war, homophobia and racism.

Adir Jan’s message is clear: universal love and resistance to repressions!

http://www.adirjam.com/

BABEL TRIO
Babel Trio is consisted by three members, Dimitris (electric lute), Trikalero (Drums), Michael (electric bass). Babel Trio’s members come from different areas of Greece bringing together at least three different influences of Greek traditional Music. Dimitris, with roots from Crete, Trikalero from the North-west part of the mainland and Michael from the Ionian Islands, were involved in music in very early ages, inspired by traditional, classic, jazz and metal/stoner rock music styles. Growing up in non-urban areas they experienced traditional music concerts and fests that included also big circle dances. Their traditional music influences along with their heavy rock ‘blender’, and their personal, electric touch, creates a uniquely blended sound that likened as classic Cretan lyre player Skordalos possessed by Melvins.

​Babel trio is aiming in producing music that screams the cultural, economic and social struggle of Greeks nowadays, through the emotional state of anger. These emotions are expressed though explosive drums and distorted traditional melodies played by the electric lute and the electric bass, and speaks in a progressive folk rock, psychedelic music code, rooted in the island of Crete and the Aegean sea.

https://www.babeltrio.com/

 

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CANCELLED: Heavy Mental: In Zaire, Tau

Swamp Booking and MILK ME and Schmutz present:
Heavy Mental concert series: #3

In Zaire

Tribal psychsters In Zaire are just as confusing to pin down sound-wise as is their origin. The quartet bring the audience into a psychedelic trip through a unique mix of dub-funk rhythms, African percussion, eastern bass guitar melodies, drifting Arabic voices, minimal electronic sounds and not too hidden heavy metal influences.
After their 2013 debut album “White Sun Black Sun”, In Zaire returns with “Visions Of The Age To Come”, just released on Sound Of Cobra Records in the spring, an eightfold kaleidoscope coming into blissful focus which sees the band dancing feverishly towards the edges of hard rock heritage and psychedelic outlands.

https://www.facebook.com/In-Zaire-109050415832929
https://inzaire1.bandcamp.com/

TAU

The stories of myth tell us that the desert is a place of transformation where the physical emptiness of the landscape creates a potent space for connecting with the invisible and intangible forces of the numinous. History is full of seekers, artists, mystics and musicians who have travelled to the desert to enter into such an experience

It was after being lead on a pilgrimage through “Wirikuta”, the sacred desert of the Wixarika, native to the land the land of north west Mexico that Dublin-born Berlin resident Nunutzi was inspired to form Tau, meaning Father Sun. A shifting and fluid collaborative project with Nunutzi at the helm along with partner-in-sound, Venezuelan-born Gerald Pasqualin, the result is Tau’s debut album released through Fuzz Club on Sept 9th.

TAU TAU TAU is a wild archaic scream from the heart, woven from a seamless thread of prayers, chants, psychedelic invocations, and as Nunutzi says “songs of praise” in English, Spanish and Gaelic, shaken through pre-hispanic drums, bells, shakers, synths and acoustic guitar played “through an amp with a very shitty pick up that gives a weird sound.”

https://www.facebook.com/tauberlin/
https://tauofficial.bandcamp.com/

 

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Screen Print Release with L’Atlas

On the occasion of the VAO Collective Art Residency and Exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie in Berlin (22.11.2016 – 02-12.2016), Urban Spree and L’Atlas release an exclusive series of screen prints.

Red Seal (Master Edition) is a 2-colour large format print (90 x 130 cm) edited in a limited run of 8 prints only. The motive stems from an iconic arabic calligraphic style used by L’Atlas alongside his other geometric and labyrinth patterns.

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In addition to the Master Edition, Urban Spree releases 3 prints variations in a 60 x 80 cm format, in WHITE, BLACK, and SILVER.

The variant screen prints, hand-pulled at Urban Spree, are produced in a limited run of 30 prints, signed and numbered and 8 only for the silver edition.

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About the artist: 

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.

Fascinated by the history of handwriting, he has studied calligraphy in several countries, including in the Middle East, and designed his own typography. He frequently works in public spaces and has become a major figure of the Street Art movement and calligraphic abstraction. He lives and works in Paris.

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www.latlas.org