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Magnum Coltrane Price/Swedish Funk Factory

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Als Sänger, Bassist und Producer von Nils Landgren’s Funk Unit ist MCP alias Magnum Coltrane Price allen Funkfans in Europa ein Begriff.

Er war massgeblich an den grossen Funk Unit Hits wie “Funky Abba”, “Funk for Live”, “live in Stockholm” beteiligt und spielte in seiner Karriere mit Esbjörn Svensson, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Randy Crawford und vielen vielen mehr…

Jonas Wall spielt ebenfalls seit Jahren bei der Funk Unit und seit 2014 auch bei MEZZOFORTE (spielte aber auch schon mit den Crusaders und Brian Wilson). Sein Album “Like This” kombiniert Beats, Rhythm, deep bass, funk grooves, soul chords, the voice, Jazz improvisation und vor allem Melodische Hooks!

Zusammen stellen sie als Swedish Funk Factory ihre aktuellen Soloprojekte vor (release jew. März 2014).

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Microclimat Collective

Introduction

“Microclimat is a project of free celebration in the public space. We set up in parks, forests, gardens, skating rinks, quays, squares, underground and wasteland in the Paris region, set up a decoration between fairgrounds, flea markets and more unexpected constructions, set up games and workshops for children, schedule mixes, live shows and sometimes concerts. The musical programming is mainly oriented house, techno and sometimes bass music when the party is at night, but also jazz, funk, rock, disco, reggae and songs in the afternoon.”

Listen here -> https://microclimat.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR0DZLlen2M0KUdvyAFp9W4qNpKp5zzpzD6Fl_DGVsTKplxFjEIlMu60gYk



Shameless Berlin Presents: Pussy Powered Protest – Berlin

(Video of Lady Daisy who will perform at our after party)

It’s a Pussy Powered Protest!

Shameless Berlin is a showcase of some of the best known and most prolific alternative comedy acts in the scene. Through cabaret, comedy, music, burlesque and puppetry, the artists tackle sexuality, immigration, queerness, body politics and power.

From Colombia, Lebanon, Australia and the USA, these power femmes deliver a vulvacious smack to the funny bones with a special blend of razor sharp wits and juvenile jokes.

Entry includes our high energy 1 hour show plus an after party with live music, DJs and special international burlesque headliners!

***PUSSY POWERED PROTEST***
Liliana Velásquez dominatrix turned kabarettist
Duckie L’Orange queer puppeteer
Carmen Chraim high-energy comedy
Crystal Tassels glamorous showgirl brat

***SPECIAL GUESTS***
Purdy Hölsom tasteless twangy musical songbird
Gorjeoux & the Corsetts queer ukulele with a voice as sweet as cherry pie
Batsauce spinning 45s

***AFTER PARTY***
The Wynstrumentt Live harmonica loop wizard
Lady Daisey & Batsauce Seductive live vocals with smooth summer beats

TICKETS
Presale €5 / 10
On the night €8 / 12

20:00 Doors
20:30 Gorjeoux & the Corsetts
20:45-21:45 Pussy Powered Protest – early show
21:45-22:45 Vinyl DJ Batsauce spinning 45s
22:45 Purdy Holsom
23:00-24:00 Pussy Powered Protest – late show
24:00 – After party with Wynton Kelly Stevenson, Batsauce & Lady Daisy LIVE

ARTISTS

Liliana Velasquez M. has crossed borders all her life. Raised in Miami Medellin and New Jersey there is no role she cannot play and her comedy reflects this extravagant mix in her Latina-tude, Catholic guilt and American dreaming. As an adult, Liliana recklessly explored NYC, slipping in and out of different art forms, costumes, and jobs. She has so many outrageous stories to tell, it would horrify her proud parents, Only now do they admire her comedic outlook on so many mistakes. Always hungry for new challenges, Liliana soon found other platforms for the performance that is her life: Berlin Neukölln. She is proud to be queer and not perfect and enjoys waking up in the afternoons.
As if that isn’t enough, she is also leading lady at Freudian Slip Club, producing hundreds of shows in Germany every year.
http://freudianslipclub.wordpress.com

Duckie L’Orange is a Berlin based performance artist with a twist.
She does weird and wacky interactive performances for kids, and equally wacky but significantly dirtier shows for adults. She’s been all around town like a hipster on a vintage bicycle – from performing at the Sydney Opera House, barking in a steam punk carnival with Antigua i Barbuda at Sydney Festival, touring Germany with the Puppetry Slam Berlin to creating shows in the jungles of Kalimantan and Timor Leste.
www.duckielorange.com

Crystal Tassels, “The American Brat Queen,” is a burlesque artist, chanteuse, and fetish performer from Seattle, USA. After making her burlesque debut in South Korea, Tassels spent six years performing in the USA and Canada and is now based in Berlin. When she’s not singing or stripping, you’ll usually find her impersonating her cat.

Carmen Chraim is a beloved comedian in the Berlin English comedy scene. After five years of performing stand-up comedy, she is now recognized on the train by strangers at least 20 times a year! She performs mainly in Berlin but also manages to leave her bubble and delight many boring German cities (both West and East). She’s also had her name pulled from a bucket for at least four NY open mics; flyered and performed tirelessly for an entire month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and found performing on stages in Amsterdam and Warsaw to be very enjoyable.
And now you’re asking yourself, “Great, but where is she from?” Born and raised in Lebanon, she wins over crowds with her high energy presence & rapid-fire anecdotes. Thanks to her Middle Eastern background, passion for hummus, deep experience with corporate Germans and sarcastic political views, she’s often seen as an alternative Arab success story that hasn’t yet been discovered by the media.

Purdy Hölsom is a singer-schlongbiter, rapper wrong-righter. She is a comedy musician from North Carolina (US). She’s a four-time finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. In 2018, her “Gay Money” music video was screened at the Palm Springs Film Fest & the Berlin Music Video Awards. She recently performed at Edinburgh Fringe Fest, and learned that Scotland is very, very cold.Holsom has released two albums, Purdy Holsom (2014) and Vageezus: Voice of a Generation (2016), several singles, and nine music videos (depending on what you count).

Gorjeoux is a Corset wearing, KitKat loving, Ukulele playing, Gorgeous, Queer, Non Binary Femme Goddess who likes to play around with new imaginings, queerifications and mashups of pop songs.

Wynton Kelly Stevensonn is a musical storyteller with a twist. His musical journey is crafted with vocals, harmonica, beats and live looping. Sponsored by Hohner Music he has been touring and living in Europe for 10 years.

Lady Daisey is a soul/funk singer who spent her childhood touring the U.S. with her parent’s band. Raised on the road, home-schooled and surrounded by music, it was natural for her to blossom into the artist that she is. Since then, she’s been following her musical path and developed her own playful style, ranging from sultry love songs to powerhouse feel-good old-school soul. Lady Daisey has played venues and festivals around the globe, spreading her message of love and positivity, soulfully presented over head noddin’ Batsauce beats. A small woman with a huge voice, Lady Daisey is sure to grab the attention and steal the hearts of everyone within ear’s reach.

She’s opened for Sharon Jones, Mayer Hawthorne, Chali 2na, Roxanne Shante, Bahamadia, the Perceptionists. She’s rocked festivals around the world alongside the Roots, Method Man, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Muse, Typical Cats, Souls of Mischief, Zion I. Lady Daisey’s voice can also be heard on recordings with Qwazaar, Typical Cats, Asamov and Marc Hype.

Batsauce is a musician/producer/DJ from Jacksonville, Florida. Following his well received EP & LP with Qwazaar, Batsauce debuts his instrumental intergalactic love saga entitled “Starcrossed.” Batsauce is also one-third of the Smile Rays (along with Paten Locke & Lady Daisey). He has worked with Mr. Lif , Akrobatik, The AB’s, Paten Locke, Lady Daisey, Surreal, Dillon, Chop, Boog Brown, and MassInfluence. Not to mention, the likes of Bahamadia, George Clinton, Vinnie Paz, and Dumbtron have appeared on his tracks. As well as an avid beatmaker, Batsauce is a multi-instrumentalist and DJ. He resides mostly in Berlin, when he isn’t couch-surfing elsewhere.

Cover image by Toby K

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Harvey Sutherland

Harvey Sutherland is a producer, DJ and funk synthesizer from Melbourne. After making a name for himself in Australia’s electronic underground, Mike Katz began making international waves in 2013 with a series of releases under his pseudonym Harvey Sutherland. His first EPs were celebrated worldwide by artists such as Gilles Peterson, Jamie xx, Disclosure, The Black Madonna and Pete Tong. He played all sold-out headline shows and performed at renowned festivals such as the Glastonbury Festival.

Musically Harvey Sutherland is mainly influenced by dance music, but doesn’t feel comfortable with its rules. Still rooted in soul, disco and funk, the modern techno universe is not exactly where Harvey feels she belongs. So he always tries to create his own sound world, as he proves in his new project “Amethyst”.

In August we bring the gifted artist to Berlin for a show!

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Imarhan (ALG) + Sundays & Cybele

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

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Arabs Do It Better • Summer Edition

 

Arabs Do It Better
Electronic Hafla • حفلة الكترونية
Summer Edition • نسخة الصيف

COME EARLY CUZ BEFORE THE PARTY WE GOT SOME FOOD AND MORE MUSIC FOR YOU!
SoulKebab Festival | Open Air Music & Food 6.7
https://www.facebook.com/events/446622022844113/

ELECTRONIC FLOOR | Electronic Hafla
الساحة الرئيسية | حفلة الكترونية
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MARWAN HAWASH (Arabs Do It Better)
DAVID PEARL (Arabs Do It Better)
HIBA SALAMEH

SOUL KEBAB FLOOR | Funky sexy vinyls
ساحة السول كباب | موسيقى على اسطوانات
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katscha & show kati (radio reudnitz / minibar)

Visuals by Oriana

Berlin, Arabs Do It Better are back in town for another round of some amazing electronic hafla and Jaffa realness spread on 2 floors.
SOULKEBAB FLOOR dedicated to funky sexy vinyl from all around the Middle East and beyond played by katscha & show kati ((radio reudnitz / minibar)
ELECTRONIC FLOOR with our special electronic hafla played by the Arabs Do It Better crew: Marwan Hawash & David Pearl and our very special guest from Haifa: Hiba Salameh!
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!

Listen • استمعو
HIBA SALAMEH > https://bit.ly/2W1FHnC
SHOW KATI > https://bit.ly/2Hy7tlx
KATSCHA > https://bit.ly/2WNViYn
MARWAN HAWASH > https://bit.ly/2oNWwUJ
DAVID PEARL > https://bit.ly/2C82Xeh

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