London born queer extravaganza and her resident djs have been gurning to play some disco for you for months. They will explode in the Saturday night fever at beloved Urban Spree.
Prince Of Deptford
Catnapp released her first LP “BREAK” on Monkeytown Records. The record includes collaborations with Modeselektor “The Mover”, EL PLVYBXY & Doxxed who remixed « Lengua ».
To celebrate, we planed a rave together with Catnapp & friends
CATNAPP (Monkeytown Records)
Catnapp (Amparo Battaglia Lopez) combines R&B, rap, breakbeat, pop, drum and bass and other genres resulting in an intense and nostalgic atmosphere with heavy beats
MAAY (DJ SET) is an Argentinian Dj/producer from Buenos Aires, based in Berlin. Her sets include an hybrid and deconstructed style between dark atmospheres, latin rhythms and emotional trance melodies. She started Djing in Trrueno venues and hosting different rave parties. She debuted in Berlin at Acud and recently joined Catnapp as her official DJ.
Mr. Manic (they/them/she) is a nonbinary identifying rapper, DJ, and performance from Philadelphia based in Berlin. They DJ and perform with the drag collectives House of Presents, House of Living Colors, and Venus Boys and with the spoken word performance project Queerdos. Their latest album, MKULTRAVIOLET was released in the Spring of 2019
BABii produces incredibly forward-thinking electro tinged pop/R&B which features skittering beats and incredibly thick, layered synths with heavy bass with a semi industrial feel to them. The lyrics are dark, yet the vocals are sweet and despite its incredible pop hooks the whole LP drips with a sentiment of loss and abandonment. BABii wowed SXSW this year playing 7 shows in 5 days and being compared to everyone from Grimes to FKA Twigs and while those comparisons give you a jumping off point, they also feel lazy as BABii definitely inhabits her own unique world.
Daisy Mortem (Napp Records) is the soundtrack of an erotic dream which ends in a nightclub massacre.
After they shared the stage with various artists such as The Garden, Infecticide, Jardin or C_C, and after they
opened for the whole french tour of Russian phenomena IC3PEAK, they are now ready to release their first full LP « Faits-Divers » on Napp Records (the label recently created by Catnapp), between gothic atmosphere, noisy experimentations and powerful rave anthems.
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Presented by MILK ME, ByteFM & Ask Helmut
WHY DON’T YOU MILK ME!
YĪN YĪN (live)
Cloud Kinski (live)
+ special secret floor
Using South East Asian music from the 60 ́s and 70 ́s as a main inspiration, whilst also bringing their individual musical backgrounds and interests to the table, the recording spree resulted in a remarkable set of songs mixing world music, disco, funk and electronic music.
Cloud Kinski has found their groove back home in Germany as an enigmatic live synth trio (quartet?). « a band that redefines weird music. They produce handmade synthie-techno-pop (or something?) that is art on so many levels that you hardly know if you’d rather be starstruck or delirious. » – Disco Bizarre @ KitKatClub
Franz Scala’s sets are as diverse as the music he curates as label head of Slow Motion. Weaving smoothly between Italian Dance, Psychedelic Disco and Proto House, Franz quickly turns the dance floor into a vignette-tainted retro nostalgia rave fueled only by his music.
Andrew is a multi talented artist who works with musicians, fashion designers, choreographers, visual artists and brands such as Jean Michel Jarre, Agnès B., Jenny Packham. He was also involved in different acclaimed projects like Sex In Dallas, Los Massieras and Strangelets. He made remixes for Jimmy Somerville, Sebastien Tellier, Koudlam and Miss Kittin.
Paris-based project, NOIR de MAARS plays long clubbing formats. moving away from his cold-wave inspirations. A solitary reverie, built of binary attacks, thick strings and deranged samples… Back in Urban-Spree after his very first show two years ago…
Distorted Pony (USA)
Legendary noise rock band heading from Los Angeles, they splitted up after 2 awesome LPs produced by Steve Albini himself.
After reforming, they are now touring Europe for the first time ever and you should not miss them!
As K-Fuel wrote:
“Melodies reminding of Joy division, a rhythm section close to Big Black/Shellac and metallic percussions in the vein of Neubauten: a rare moment not to be missed!!!”
Cani Sciorri (IT)
« What do you get when you mix the Cherubs with equal parts Unsane and Led Zeppelin? Italy’s Cani Sciorri of course! They are here to rock your socks off and steal all of your beer. “
(Forbidden Place Records / band camp)
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.”