We found – 23 articles for Urban Art Fair

Filastine&Nova present Drapetomania

Filastine & Nova present their new album “Draptomania” (Jarring Effects) for the first time in Berlin.

Filastine & Nova are a multimedia duo working to undermine borders. Their music collides electronic beat production with dense layers of voice, concréte sounds, analogue synths and strings. Spin magazine calls it “bass music for crumbling urban futures,” and Pitchfork says “they sound less like `world’ music and more like music from another world.” Another world is exactly what they aim to create, using sound, video,design, and dance to express a radically different vision of the possible.

Filastine is the handle of Barcelona-based composer and video artist Grey Filastine. A former taxi driver from the United States, Filastine studied percussion with the coke-fueled carnival batucadas of Brazil and mystical brotherhoods in Morocco. In 1999 he founded the Infernal Noise Brigade marching band, putting these rhythms to use in a live soundtrack for the Seattle WTO revolt and the globalization protests that followed. DJ/Rupture discovered and released Filastine’s premiere album, Burn It! (2006), launching a decade of critically-acclaimed albums and world tours. One of those tours brought him to Jakarta where he met vocalist Nova Ruth, rhyming in Indonesia’s seminal rap group Twin Sista. Nova’s deep musical roots add much to Filastine’s sound; she was raised singing pentecostal spirituals with her priest grandfather, reciting Quran, and playing Javanese gamelan percussion. Beyond music, Nova’s continues her “day job” building networks among Southeast Asia’s video activists and hackers.

Together they create unique and fearless interventions: an official mixtape for The Act of Killing documentary, a sound swarm at the Paris Climate Summit, a performance in the Calais Jungle migrant camp. Their latest effort, Abandon, is a video series profiling dances of emancipation from work, filmed in locations from coal mines in Borneo to office cubicles in America. The songs of Abandon and a grip of other new tracks will come out this year on the duo’s first full album together, Drapetomania, colliding psychedelic trap, tropical post-folk and a punk ethos into a compelling audio thesis.

Filastine & Nova are foremost performing artists, their live show is where sound, image, and ideas are embodied. They’ve toured the five continents, appearing at festivals such as Sonar (ES), Downtown Cairo Arts (EG), Decibel (US), Les Vieilles Charrues (FR), Foreign Affairs (DE), Mona Foma (AU). For the new Drapetomania performance the duo are working with a guest dancer and cinematic multi-screen visuals to conjure an emergency exit from the anthropocene. Expect to find them anywhere, turning friction into beauty.

Press

Powerfully political and distinctly global – NPR Music

Dystopian bass music for crumbling urban futures. the soundtrack to a rising heat humidity index -Spin Magazine

Filastine creates tracks so geographically and chronologically diverse that they sound less like “world” music and more like music from another world. PitchforkTV

A hybrid electronic sound that could be described as worldbeat for the dubstep generation – and the result is a lot better than it sounds -MTV Iggy

Live stage show couples virtuoso live drumming and electronic grooves with a visual spectacle that holds crowds spellbound -San Francisco Bay Guardian

An uncompromising, unfettered alternative soundtrack to Life On Earth -Discontent

 

http://filastine.com/
https://filastine.bandcamp.com/
Drapetomania
https://postworldindustries.bandcamp.com/album/drapetomania
http://soundcloud.com/filastine
https://www.facebook.com/FilastineArt
http://www.morezvukov.nl/artist-roster/filastine/



Japanese Sake Festival Berlin 2017 Summer Edition

*English description & フード・小売出店者募集 is below.

All You Can Drink Sake Tickets (Second Early Birds): 18€
https://goo.gl/7nRn95

Wir freuen uns riesig, euch hiermit für unser zweites Japanisches Sake Festival am 16. September begrüßen zu dürfen. Neben mehr als 10 verschiedenen Sake Sorten verteilt auf 5 Ständen, haben wir auch diesmal 7 weitere Stände voller leckerer japanischer Köstlichkeiten für euch vorbereitet, die nur darauf warten, probiert zu werden.

Bezüglich des Sakes haben wir uns für das All You Can Drink Sake System (Nomihoudai) entschieden. Mit dem zugehörigen All You Can Drink Sake Ticket könnt ihr für einen fairen Preis ohne Limit zwischen 18 und 23 Uhr alle Sake Sorten nach Lust und Laune durchprobieren und habt anschließend freien Eintritt zu unserer Clubnight.

Diese Tickets sind online erhältlich und können, falls noch nicht ausverkauft, in limitierter Menge auch noch an der Tür gekauft werden. Mehr Infos zu den Tickets und Details zu unserem Konzept findet ihr unter der englischen Beschreibung.

English Description:

We have 5 Sake stands with more than 10 varieties of premium original Japanese Sake and 7 amazing Japanese Food stands.

You can drink an unlimited amount of more than 10 varieties of Sake between 6pm-11pm except Beer and Softdrink, if you get All You Can Drink Sake tickets (Nomihoudai).

Gate Opens: 5pm
Food stands: 5pm-12am
Sake stands: 6pm-11pm(All You Can Drink Sake time!)

Japanese Sake Festival Clubnight : 8pm-5am

From the common ticket system (All You Can Drink: Nomihoudai) on Japanese Sake Conventions, you can enjoy as much sake as you want. Be prepared for a new experience with more than 10 varieties of Sake. We are selling these tickets online now and also at the door in limited capacity.

All You Can Drink Sake Tickets(First Early Birds): Sold Out!
All You Can Drink Sake Tickets(Second Early Birds): 18€
All You Can Drink Sake Tickets(Final Birds): 20€

https://goo.gl/BfaY9P

*We won’t sell any All You Can Drink Sake tickets at the door, if we are sold out online. Beer and Softdrinks are not included. We strongly recommend to buy tickets online now because of the limited capacity.

One-Drink-Tickets: 4€

These tickets will only be sold at the door between 5 and 11pm and only if we’re not sold out on the All You Can Drink Sake. These tickets include entry to the Festival and a coupon for two specific Sake drink. Clubnight is not included.

Tickets for Japanese Sake Festival Clubnight:
Free if you have All You Can Drink Sake Tickets.
6€ if you don’t have All You Can Drink Sake Tickets.

Unser Konzept: Sake Revolution
Nach vielem Reisen und Testen diverser Sake Sorten sind wir nun mächtig stolz, euch dieses Mal eine größere Auswahl an verschiedenstem Sake zu präsentieren, die garantiert für jeden etwas dabei hat.

Wer schon mal Sake in Berlin probiert hat weiß, wie teuer eine Flasche sein kann. Da der Import und Steuern anfallen, sind die Preise hier um einiges höher als in Japan. Uns liegt es am Herzen, unsere Kultur und unsere tollen Erfahrungen mit Sake trotzdem mit den Menschen in Europa zu teilen und nach langen Überlegungen und der Frage nach der besten Umsetzung kam uns die Idee, typisch japanische « All You Can Drink (Nomihoudai) » Tickets einzuführen. Mit diesen Tickets könnt ihr ohne Scheu diverse Sorten ausprobieren und so eure ganz eigene Vorliebe für Sake entwickeln. In Berlin wollen wir den ersten Stein unseres kulturellen Vorhabens legen und hoffen, dass ihr Teil unserer Sake Revolution werdet!

Our Concept: Sake Revolution

After traveling around and trying many different Sake brands in Japan, we can guarantee an amazing quality and experience with the selection that we’ve made for you. When we try to drink a lot of Sake in Berlin, we have to buy expensive bottles of Sake. The bottle of Sake is really expensive because the price in Berlin includes the cost of import and alcohol taxes. The price of Sake in Berlin is 3 times more expensive than the price in Japan. We Japanese would like to share great Sake experience with all the people in Europe. Also, we should share our unique culture « All You Can Drink Sake: Nomihoudai » because we want you to try many varieties of Sake without hesitation. This is Sake Revolution from Berlin. We hope you’ll take part in our Sake Revolution!

Regarding Food and Retail vendors for next Japanese Sake Festival in winter:
This time we got a lot of application from food and retail vendors. Unfotunately We are closing applications this time, but we have application form for next time. We will keep in touch with you when we will be sure about next Japanese Sake Festival in winter.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrDWFyFDcnfIjSEamliAAGR0s446Vj2A7fDWjeiL6zlt9nbg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Die Neuen Schweden 2017

DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN are coming back! Join us for the showcase with 3 newcomer bands from Sweden on August 30 at Urban Spree. The event is free for everyone.

DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN are back! Together with the Swedish educational institute SENSUS MUSIC, we are excited to present the third edition of our joint project for young bands DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN (« The New Swedes »). This year in late August, we will once again invite three Swedish newcomer bands to Berlin in order to take a look behind the thick curtain of the music industry. Together with the young musicians, we will venture on a music industry crawl through the city and present a showcase night at Urban Spree.

All the artists participating in this year’s project – and thoroughly chosen by us from many many applicants – are introduced below.

DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN 2017 are:

Many Voices Speak (Stockholm)
Many Voices Speak aka Matilda Mård released three singles in a month’s time last fall before dropping her debut EP “Away For All Time” in late October 2016. The EP was written and recorded in the small Swedish industrial town of Borlänge, where Matilda relocated to escape Stockholm’s busier pace. The songs on the EP have an airy freedom and calmness to them, which emanate from the space in which they were created. The single “Video Child” and the cover of the classic “Blue Moon” caught international acclaim from, among others, Stereogum, Noisey, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY and more. The dreamy indie pop and folk influences has been compared with Beach House and Destroyer, yet Matilda really has her own sound and vibe. The live debut took place at the festival Where’s The Music? in February 2017. Many Voices Speak will release a new single in August 2017, and her debut album is coming out later this fall.

Website: http://www.manyvoicesspeak.com/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/manyvoicesspeak

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Baula (Gothenburg)
Baula is a Swedish/Icelandic duo consisting of Kallo Thunberg and Ísak Ásgeirsson. They are based in Gothenburg and were formed right before Iceland Airwaves 2015, where they played eleven off-venue shows during the week-long festival. Baula released their second single “Just Like Yesterday” in January 2017. The song was reviewed in over 30 music blogs and described as “music that hurts” by the Swedish music magazine GAFFA. Baula will release their third single in August 2017.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/baulatheband

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Kuda Aka Mr Realtalk(Östersund)
Kuda, a Zimbabwean rapper based in Östersund, Sweden, is a name we mostly hear in the very private hallways of hip-hop social media. Kuda has a long love affair with hip-hop and the art of putting rhyme to beat to produce a well-thought-out verse and song. He centers the daily life of the working man, the eye in the street, the voice of reason and making money. He raps in multiple languages on his tracks, including Shona, Ndebele, Setswana, Zulu and English. Kuda has done collaborations with many artists, including Howard Who (RMH), Follow Him To The End Of The Desert and Johan Vuitton & Görda. In April 2017 he released his new EP « Therapy ». The videos for the first single « Intro » as well as the track « Outro » are out now on YouTube.

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/kudawacho

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Jim Avignon: Permanent Jetlag

Urban Spree is proud to invite you to a special summer program around the Berlin-based artist Jim Avignon. 

In the first part, Urban Spree Galerie will show « Permanent Jetlag« , a new solo show by Jim Avignon, his first exhibition since 2 years in the german capital. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, June 30th and the exhibition will run until July 23rd.

In the second part, « Spectacular » is a special music festival over 4 days designed & curated by Jim Avignon, Urban Spree, and Sylvie Astii with live performances in the Galerie on a custom-built stage designed by Jim and in the Concert Room. The Festival will be on July 5th to July 8th.

The exhibition « Permanent Jetlag » and the music program « Spectacular » illustrate and combine the two facets of Jim Avignon, a recognized visual artist, musician and performer through his moniker Neonangin.

Jim Avignon is a painter, illustrator and conceptual artist. Always ready to confront the establishment he is torn between pop art, street art, Picasso on acid or simply being the fastest painter in the world. His signature style consists of vivid colours, a biting humor, unpretentious materials and a mind numbing output.

Jim Avignon’s exhibition „Permanent Jetlag“ at Urban Spree Galerie is about the balancing act of virtual life and real life. He depicts how the internet and social media have gradually changed society, and he also addresses man’s tragic, and often comical attempts to keep up with technology. On one hand the world is getting smaller yet in our minds it keeps getting bigger, making it difficult to be everywhere at the same time.

Avignon’s narrative motives are a potpourri of political and societal topics, art, pop culture and characters from fairytales and fables. His paintings serve as a stage for diverse protagonists from figuration, cartoons, anime and a fantasy world. Animals embody the human condition while the unknown lurks behind a façade of cheerfulness.

In Avignon’s fantasy world interchangeable freaks from the catalogue of postmodern society stand around, as their lively inanimate facial expressions reveal a mix of emotions, boredom, indecisiveness and resignation.

Sampling, cover versions and epiphenomena, like gamification, are central concepts in his creative work, they are references to the conflicting poles of visual art, music, mass media and the industry.

Jim Avignon curated a music festival that will happen alongside his exhibition „Permanent Jetlag.” Longtime comrades will perform in the middle of the exhibition space. Jim Avignon created a stage specifically for this occasion. The entire show will be transformed into a walk through installation.

Jim Avignon has been living and working in Berlin for more than 20 years. In the 1990s he adorned clubs with his decorations and became known as the ‘painter of the techno scene’. In 2013 he unleashed controversy when he staged a flashmob to paint over his landmark mural on the East Side Gallery without permission. Velocity and change have always been key issues in his creative work. The title of one of his first exhibitions was “highspeedworld.” In 1993 he already titled a painting “spoilsport in the internet.”

Permanent Jetlag

Urban Spree Galerie

Opening Reception: 30.06.2017 at 19:00

Exhibition: 01.07.2017 – 23.07.2017

Tu-Su / 12:00 – 19:00

Galerie Enquiries: galerie@urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com

 



PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY ALL STARS GROUP SHOW

The most extensive show of the 13. Pictoplasma Festival is held at Urban Spree, with works by the 22 alumni of the Pictoplasma Academy 2016.

Challenged by renowned illustrators, artists, animation filmmakers, and sculptors, participants explored and developed their personal, character-driven projects. The Academy All Stars group show presents their diverse talents and features sculptures, paintings, drawings, interactive installations, and a multitude of new character worlds.

 

PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY ALL STARS

May 10-14, 2017

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Wednesday-Sunday: 12:00-20:00

 

 

Featuring the works of:

 

Ana Jiménez (SP)

mercrominah.com

Ana Jiménez is a Spanish game artist, currently based in Berlin. Her main field of experience is in casual games for companies like Digital Chocolate or King. ‘Mercrominah’ is Ana’s alter ego—a personal project she started when spending a year in Sweden. The project has meanwhile acquired quite a following in social networks, and Ana hopes it will continue to make people laugh for a long time.

Anna (PL)

iconbaking.com

Anna is a Polish illustrator and designer based in London, and a fan of mixing digital and traditional techniques. She is interested in visual structures, life drawing and the expression that different tools imply. It can be a brush, a potato stamp or drawing software—each unfolds its particular aesthetics.

Brian Neong San (MU)

neongsan.com

Brian Neong San is a character animator and designer. Born in Mauritius, he currently lives in Australia; as digital nomad, he is often found freelancing remotely from other places. This mobility inspires his inventive work, and he is passionate to bring characters to life through motion, emotion and storytelling. Frequently referred to as a digital character puppeteer, Brian delivers the artistic creation and animation of 2D characters for short films, motion graphics and interactive projects.

Camilo Vanegas (CO)

camilovanegas.com

Camilo Vanegas is an animation artist from Colombia based in California. He holds a BFA in Visual Arts from Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá, and a MFA in Character Animation from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. For Camilo, exploring the characters’ personalities and how they deal with their internal conflicts has been the main source of inspiration. He currently works at Supergiant Games, where he has created characters for ‘Transistor’ (2014) and ‘Pyre’ (2017).

Christina Reck (DE)

instagram.com/christina.reck

Christina Reck is an art director based in Berlin where she works in digital advertising. She developed a huge fascination for drawing and painting at an early age, and illustration became her favorite form of expression while studying communication design. In her professional work, she focuses on digital design and infographics. Her personal work is more experimental, she is exploring different styles and techniques, both digital and analogue.

Eloi Costilludo (SP)

costilludo.com

Eloi Costilludo is a video artist from Barcelona, where he works as video producer and VJ at legendary Razzmatazz nightclub. He started his career as computer engineer and graphic designer for the Barnamob collective for urban performance. Today, he is mainly producing video installations, and exhibits regularly in galleries.

Erika del Pino (UY)

cargocollective.com/ErikadelPino

Erika del Pino is a theater designer from Montevideo, where she encounters and plays with strange and rare characters. Inspired by animals and taxidermy, her creations are born from her inner world to explore the sensation of a distorted reality. She believes that everything that once had life can live again—transformed, deformed.

Ifiyenia Kamperi (GR)

ifiyeniakamperi.com

Ifiyenia Kamperi is a painter and illustrator working in her studio in Athens. Her work ranges from painting and printmaking to comics, fanzines and doll making. She draws inspiration from her cats and dogs, politics, rockumentaries, the subconscious and life’s banality. Ifiyenia is co-founder of the drawing collective Urban Pencils, she has been featured in exhibitions and illustrated books, taught art to children and produced crafts under the brand Birds On Lemons.

Inga Seidl (AT)

ingaseidl.com

Inga Seidl is an Austrian graphic designer and illustrator. For a decade, she has been running her independent corporate design agency for clients with an environmental focus. Inga has a strong relation to nature, where she spends as much time as she can. Obviously, her character design is influenced by her life long experience with animals— and especially horses.

Janine Krieg (DE)

jane-war-art.tumblr.com

Janine Krieg aka Jane War creates art to communicate with the world. Currently based in Munich, she works in post-production for movies, TV and advertisement, both in 2D and 3D. Jane is haunted by crazy creatures, which make her see characters everywhere. Her personal illustration and animation is all about her emotions, and as she stays curious to explore different styles and media.

Jon Dunleavy (UK)

jondunleavy.flavors.me

Jon Dunleavy is a director of animated films, working in multiple genres with a particular love for characterizing. His narrative themes range from greed to comic tragedy and phone-based love triangles. His films have been honored with awards from the British Animation Awards to the Cannes Short Film Corner.

Kami Goertz (CA)

kmelaingoertz.com

Kami Goertz is a self-taught multidisciplinary fiber artist who creates plush characters and soft sculptures for humans to enjoy. Forest walks and gardening, moods, textures and animals (real or imagined) all inspire her creative process. Her work has been exhibited in the US and Canada as well as published in magazines focusing on the creation of plush toys.

Larissa Honsek (DE)

instagram.com/larissahonsek

Larissa Honsek aka Novemberkind is a Berlin-based graphic designer, photographer and illustrator exploring the intersections of these fields. Her tribe of bright and colorful characters is born from experimenting with a multitude of mixed media: clay sculpting, photography, digital and analogue collage, painting, drawing, printing, scanning… Larissa is currently working as a graphic design freelancer, and she is the co-founder of NiNo kreativ, a small company that produces kids stationary and creative school supplies.

Negyedy Virág (HU)

behance.net/negyedyvirag

Negyedy Virág is currently studying animation at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. Her passion is character design, and she finds it very exciting to bring her creations to life in animated form. She likes to experiment with different media and techniques, and she is committed to learn as many things as possible while searching for her place in the world.

Oliver Téllez (MX)

olivertellez.com

Oliver Téllez is an architect and illustrator from Mexico City, who has liked to spend his time drawing and day dreaming since childhood. He is keen to create wild places with saturated imagery in order to test the behavior of his characters—and understand his own. Oliver usually incorporates elements of architecture into his illustrations as his interest extends to constructing visions of time and space.

Paulina Rasińska (PL)

paulinarasinska.com

Paulina Rasińska is an artist from Warsaw, living and working in Antwerp. After graduating at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in animation and photography, she focused on creating picture books for children. Until today, children are her favorite audience, whose knowledge and sensibility she aims to expand. She finds her strongest inspiration in the world of curiosities nature provides, and she loves telling stories about animals and plants.

Sabina Karasegh (AT)

skgh.at

Sabina Karasegh is an Austrian graphic designer and artist. Informed by her hometown Vienna and its particular attitude she always looks for recurrent patterns in every day life and correspondences between the micro- and macrocosm. Her graphic prints transform perspectives into black and white, working out contours and considering the white spaces.

Silvia Panicali (IT)

behance.net/silviapanicali

Silvia Panicali is a multifaceted creative talent born in Italy. Always looking for new forms of visual expression, she tries to represent the growth of her personality and her feelings by looking at them from the point of view of a child. Silvia has been strongly influenced by Belgian comics thanks to her mother’s origins, and she developed her style starting from photography and moving later to illustration and 2D animation.

Sjors Houkes (NL)

sjorshoukes.nl

Sjors Houkes is a Dutch illustrator and voice over artist living in Berlin. As a film scholar interested in all aspects of visual culture he curated, promoted and exhibited independent video games and animation. These elements have found their way into his own work. Besides occasionally making games, voice acting or writing, most of his creative time is spent drawing: His honest ink and watercolor drawings are inspired by people, videogames, the beauty of nature and the quirks of the human mind.

Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat (DOM)

tomatico.net

Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat is a Dominican illustrator and animator, with a profound love of telling stories. He sees his work as magic-realism, evoking his surreal experience of growing up in the Caribbean. His world is personal and intimate, with characters full of colors and textures, drawn into situations outside of their comfort zone.

Zarella Solís (PER)

zarellasolis.com

Zarella Solís is a graphic designer from Lima. Her toys, designs and art pieces are handmade with the traditional techniques of sewing, embroidery and textile application. The intention of her work is to further the interest in and appreciation for crafts in the digital age.

Zeynep Solakoglu (TUR)

zeynep-solakoglu.com

Zeynep Solakoglu is an artist and illustrator based in Istanbul. She is inspired by mythologies, fairytales, and indigenous stories from all parts of the world. She believes they all represent universal themes and connect us holistically, so when people look at her work, they will all find parts of themselves. Zeynep has been drawing characters and writing stories since she was a child, and she likes the idea of having one part of her in every character, evolving with them as years pass.

 



Post-Pictoplasma Character Club Night

The Post-Pictoplasma Character Club Night returns to Urban Spree on Saturday 13.05 for the party climax of the Pictoplasma Festival. Everyone is invited to shake off the overload at the closing party, with one of Debruit’s rare performances in Berlin—a wonky fusion of Congolese sound systems, weird L. A. block parties and freaky Tunisian backstreet souks, all powered by a fat hip hop engine. Opening acts are live performances from Maxwell Farrington and François Club, DJ sets by Henning Specht (Hypnolove) and Le Feu will take the raving crowd through the night.

 

François Club (FR)

François Club creates a type of rétro-futuristic music, with 80’s style sonorities, somewhere between Sébastien Tellier and Elli et Jacno.

facebook.com/francoisKlub

 

Maxwell Farrington (AUS)

A psychedelic crooner, inenarrable dandy, eloquent clown, Maxwell Farrington touches everything with his warped genius and laisser faire punk attitude–from raw folk to lo-fi experimental, from burlesque pop to the most refined sappy dance music.

maxwellfarrington.bandcamp.com

 

Debruit (FR)

Debruit is a musical explorer who imagines alternate worlds and the way they would sound. He plays with time and disparate sounds, moulding static dimensions and geographical borders into new asymmetrical audio-forms. His style is a no hold barred assault through dark Congolese sound systems, downtown L.A. block parties gone wrong, haze filled Kingston recording studios and freaky Tunisian backstreet souks; all powered by a fat hip hop engine, resulting in what can only be described as the heaviest wonky fusions you will hear all year.

debruit.com

 

Henning Specht (DE)

Henning Specht is a Berlin-based DJ and composer, founder of the bands Hypnolove and France. He has worked on soundtracks, composed original music for exhibitions, and sound designed fashion shows. Expect your full dose of disco!

henningspecht.com

 

LeFeu (FR)

LeFeu is DJ and producer of electronic music, and collaborates with She’s Drunk through their SABRINA project.

http://www.throughmyspeakers.com/lefeu