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WALLS

For their first show of 2020, Urban Spree Galerie presents « WALLS », a collective exhibition featuring 30 international artists and dedicated to the notion of the « wall ». 

Curated by Fabrice Douar and Cyrille Gouyette (Le Louvre Museum, Paris) and co-curated by Pascal Feucher (Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin), « WALLS » invites prominent artists from both the comics scene and the street art scene to create graphic works of fiction related to walls, interpreted either as simple architectural elements, ominous symbols of segregation, canvases and vessels to convey meaning, textures, or imaginary playgrounds and labyrinths. 

Fragment of an antique wall, Pompeii. Courtesy Galerie David Ghezelbash

 

While some antique artefacts appear in the show to testify of their immortal, silent presence, in the 21st Century, the Minotaur doesn’t wait at the center of his realm but has clearly moved outside, demultiplied its presence, and is building more walls.

The exhibition’s direction is therefore resolutely multifaceted, contemporary and graphic-oriented, spanning several topographies (Europe, South Korea, Middle East, Hong Kong, Cuba…), and art forms (painting, photography, installations, videos). 

Levalet: “Voie de contournement”, China ink on paper, 70x100cm, 2019

30 Artists: Alias, Andreas, Jim Avignon, Bault, Enki Bilal, Broken Fingaz Crew, Isaac Cordal (installation), Hendrik Czakainski, Christian Durieux, Philippe Écharoux (mapping installation), EVOL, Jean Faucheur, Flix, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Miles Hyman, Kim Jung Gi, Levalet, Stéphane Levallois, Loustal, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Mode2, Alexandra Novosseloff, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Michal Škapa, Pen So, Thom Thom, Sam Tse, Santiago Valenzuela, Lars Wunderlich, Zevs.

 

Enki Bilal. Excerpt from the Portfolio “Die Mauer Berlin”, Futuropolis 1982

 

In cooperation with Galerie David Ghezelbash, Galerie Huberty & Breyne, and Galerie Lelong & Co.

 

WALLS

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Vernissage: Friday, January 17th, 2019 from 18:30

Exhibition: 17.01.2019 – 29.02.2019

Wed – Sat –  12:00-18:30 or by appointment

info and catalogue: galerie@urbanspree.com

To download the Press Kit: https://www.urbanspree.com/press/



ANTIME Labelnight w/ Bad Stream, Elliver, Konkrit

🔻Bad Stream #live
https://bit.ly/2mmEo5G
🔻Konkrit – Dj-Set
https://bit.ly/2kMM15d
🔻Elliver – Dj-Set
https://soundcloud.com/elliver-twist
🔻More tba!
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Bad Stream is the solo project of the Berlin-based musician and Antime label founder Martin Steer, who is currently working on his second album due to be released in early 2020. Having released his eponymous debut in April 2018 through his own imprint, his new audio-visual live set »Homo Suizidalis Vol. 1 (Metamodern Cybertime Holes)« sees him explore a very different side of his varied musical interests while staying true to the original concept of the Bad Stream project.

As already indicated by the first single »Zombies«, Steer draws on rhythmically intricate techno that incorporates elements of IDM, jungle, breakbeat and acid. Thematically however, »Homo Suizidalis Vol. 1 (Metamodern Cybertime Holes)« picks up seamlessly where the eleven songs on »Bad Stream« left off. In shortly under 70 minutes, Steer’s driving experiments with dance floor-oriented music create disorienting effects thanks to a rich tapestry of samples and effects. The chants of Kenji Kawai’s iconic »Akira« soundtrack blend with spoken word bits from Mark Fisher to Jean Baudrillard or Greta Thunberg while the beats emerging from Steer’s Tempest drum machine never cease. There’s no time for breathers here, just an overwhelming sense of urgency that mirrors the quotidian experience of having run out of time.

More than a method, the sensory overload evoked by »Homo Suizidalis Vol. 1« is essentially its very message: much like the more rock-leaning songwriting on »Bad Stream,« Steer’s furious take on post-techno music is dedicated to the reciprocal effects of cognitive capitalism, a life spent in cyberspace, and the continuous dissolution of our subjectivity. What’s depression in an age where simulations have become our first nature? How can we overcome our paranoia if the only way out seems to be the path of sheer panic? Is something like solidarity under these conditions even a possibility, if only for 70 minutes on the dancefloor, sweating away to the incessant beats while staring saucer-eyedly at the flickering images on the screen?

As an overwhelming yet coherent whole, »Homo Suizidalis Vol. 1 (Metamodern Cybertime Holes)« does not provide answers. As the first in a trilogy of audio-visual Bad Stream live concepts however, it poses exactly the right questions.

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Nadja • Some Became Hollow Tubes • A-Sun Amissa

obnoxious ouroboros & gizeh records
presents

⊙ NADJA ⊙
Nadja (Aidan Baker & Leah Buckareff) create music that has been variously described as drone metal, ambient doom, and shoegaze, combining soundscapes, electronics, & atmospheric vocals, tempering the cacophony with an ethereal melodicism such that the listener is enveloped in a sublimating wall of amorphous sound. Nadja began in 2005 in Toronto, Canada & is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
http://nadja.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/LuvNadja

⊙ SOME BECAME HOLLOW TUBES ⊙
A new project combining the talents of two of the finest producers of noise out there. Eric Quach (THISQUIETARMY, etc)’s looping layers of instrumentation give their music an ominous air but with the drumming of GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR and EXHAUST’s Aidan Girt sitting underneath it, their music has a familiarity that’s hard to shake even when hearing it for the first time. Industrial landscapes flicker before your mind’s eye and crumble again, and tension stretches time to the point where you’re not quite sure how long you’ve been listening.
https://somebecamehollowtubes.bandcamp.com
http://www.gizehrecords.com/gzh90-some-became-hollow-tubes-keep-it-in-the-ground.html
https://www.facebook.com/somebecamehollowtubes

⊙ A-SUN AMISSA ⊙
A-Sun Amissa is a music collective founded and led by Richard Knox (The Eternal Return Arkestra, The Rustle of the Stars, Shield Patterns, Glissando) that has featured an array of members and collaborators since it’s formation in 2011. Their sound touches on elements of post-rock, doom, dark-jazz and heavy drone. Recorded output has been released on Richard’s own Gizeh label as well as Belgium’s Consouling Sounds.
Live, the set-up can range from a solo performance to a full band show. Dense and heavy atmospheres provide the backdrop to the sound. Layers of mournful, melancholic and ethereal melodies weave amongst the thundering beats, deep drones and intense, heaving guitars.
https://gizehrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ceremony-in-the-stillness
http://www.slowsecret.com/a-sun-amissa.html
https://www.facebook.com/a.sunamissa

http://www.gizehrecords.com

presale (in 3 simple steps):
1. send 12€ per person to obnoxiousouroboros@googlemail.com via paypal (AS FRIENDS!)
2. include the date of the show and the full name of each ticket purchaser and print the paypal transaction
3. you can then enter the show by just showing the printed paypal transaction at the door

presale ends thursday october 3th 18:00
limited to 250 spots!
15€ at the door

spread the gospel, invite your grannies, join the madness & turn off your mind!

⊙ smash racism, sexism, genderism, homophobia, nationalism, fascism, drugism, religionism, lookism, borders (on the maps & in the minds), genres, scenes, image, trend, hype & any other brainwashit ⊙

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Trashfest 10th Anniversary

It is with with great joy, honour and anticipation that we announce the 10th Anniversary of Berlin’s weirdest, wildest, and most legendary festival, TRASHFEST.

FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED:

BANDS:
Freak de l’Afrique (Berlin/ Man Recordings)
Conjunto Papa Upa (Venezuela/Amsterdam, Names You Can Trust)
Scúru Fitchádu (Cabo Verde/Lisbon)
Mfa Kera and Mike Russell’s Black Heritage (Madagascar/USA/Berlin)
Conjunto Vaya Nacho (Berlin)

DJS:
Dj Anacaona (Caracas)
j.do rio aka João Xavi (Rio de Janeiro)
Sigourney Skywalker (Berlin)
Dj Andi Stetcher aka Schladi Schladez (Berlin)
Mohair Sam (Thessaloniki)
Mayo-Ra (Spaghetti Western)
Send the Friend (Thessaloniki)
NESTA (PT)
Jimmy Trash (AUS)

Freak de l’Afrique is a Berlin based collective of Djs, Mcs and dancers who share a passion for modern African Club sounds. They are an energy EXPLOSION and full of legendary creatives and have worked alongside Goethe Institute and Redbull to be able to tour East Africa and Europe and spread their floor burning vibes.

Conjunto Papa Upa is the latest band by “The Hardest Working Man in Tropical Music” Alex Figueira (Fumaça Preta, Music With Soul, VintageVoudou), alongside percussion meister Gerardo Rosales. Papa Upa is a latin rhythm machine, dipping into the grooviest parts of Venezuelan Afro, Salsa and Carribean heritage and then wrung through the psychedelic and dj culture processor you can expect from a Names You Can Trust band.

Scúru Fitchádu
Mixing anti-colonial punk politics, live and programmed drums and exceptional stage shows with the ancient rhythms of funana, the outlawed and ancient music from Cabo Verde, Scuru Fitchadu feels like Death Grips if they grew up inthe island pennisula…..It’s their first gig in Berlin and we are honoured to host them.

Mfa Kera with Mike Russell and Black Heritage
Some years ago I was digging in Amsterdam and found an amazing LP with an astonishing face of the artist on the front cover. It was the amazing Mfa Kera, who I interpreted to be something like a Madagascan answer to Nina Hagen…. and it quickly became my favourite new wave album of all time. A little investigation found she was living in Berlin, and still going very strong with many musical and artistic projects. I’ll post more of this story later but for now, I am BURSTING to present to our Trashfest audience, MFA KERA will be performing with a full afrobeat band!!!

Conjunto Vaya Nacho This Band is based on the affection of Colombian Vallenato Music. Rocking an accordeon, bass, 1973 drum machine and guest singers, we are very happy to have these locals join us.

j.do Rio aka João Xavi
I have a perverse pleasure in the wild in-yo-face electric boogaloo of 80s-90s Baille Funk and Miami Bass, so I personally invited specialist J.do Rio aka João Xavi of Batuque Lowfi. He has made a mix just for us, listen and wig out and understand how fun this will be in the Urban Spree basement on the night of Trashfest !!!

Dj Anacaona is also a Venezuelan émigré to Berlin’s tropical music scene with connections to the La Regla Party here. After being in all of the rebellious music scenes of vibrant Caracas; Hardcore, Reggae, Hip Hop – she brings the same attitude to her heavy bomb salsa mixes which you have to hear to believe.

Dj Andi Stetcher (Schladi Schladez)
Andi Stecher is an austrian born and berlin based drummer and electronic musicia and DJ Andi Stechers music is not drawn to one specific genre. He refers to a variety of styles of music in his pieces and therefore forms a very unique hybrid sound. His music is often interspersed with polyrhythmic elements, field recordings, coupled with drones, subbass, analog electronics and electroacoustic elements.

We are deeply indebted to Musicboard Berlin for helping us to set up this incredible event, as well as our longterm partners Urban Spree.

Poster art by Mohair Sam.

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Additional Sponsors:
Roots Café
Berliner Berg

It goes without saying Trashfest is an open space free of discrimination and any sexist, racist, homophobic or transphobic behaviour will get your ass kicked out.

Can’t wait to see you all there <3 <3 <3 FB EVENT & Tickets here



Agent Side Grinder + Future Section

[aufnahme + wiedergabe] presents:

Agent Side Grinder (SWE) live -> Listen

Sweden’s electronic giants Agent Side Grinder are back with their fifth album “A/X”. This is the first record with their new singer Emanuel Åström and the follow-up to the award-winning
album “Alkimia” from 2015.

From “A/X” we have been treated with two singles: “Doppelgänger” and “Stripdown”. The latter quickly became an underground hit and has been frequently played on Swedish National Radio this winter. It was named “song of the year” in Release Magazine, Synth.nu,
Synthguiden and Elektroskull to name a few. Well-known music journalist Fredrik Strage praised the song on TV4, National morning TV.

The singles introduced a more electronic and danceable sound, but all the elements that have made ASG a genre standout are intact on “A/X”: Metallic beats, infectious basslines, sweeping synth melodies and extremely strong tracks.

“A/X” holds 9 tracks produced by Jon Bordon and contains guest appearances by Gustav Bendt (Club Killers) and the Danish-Canadian coldwave-singer Sally Dige.

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Figure Section (BEL) live
– first time live in Germany –
www.figuresection.bandcamp.com
“Figure Section arose from the meeting of Austrian-born musician and actress Olivia Carrère and Belgian industrial / experimental music & techno activist Yannick Franck (⊹ RAUM ⊹, Orphan Swords, Mt Gemini) in Brussels on a theatre stage.

Instantly connecting on a deep level, they quickly became inseparable, unveiling a strange kind of creative euphoria. First composing scores for plays and performances, they found out about their common passion for Cold Wave and Synthpop and getting started as a duo became an obvious thing. Deeply rooted in these genres, the band injects an idiosyncratic, modern spirit into it. Their recurring themes are civilizational and moral decay and the search for inner survival.

Their first Single “Teutonic Knights” which was featured by The Brvtalist, it generated a lot of enthusiastic reactions among the public. The webzine described it as ”infectious wave with an eerie atmosphere and frigid vocals”.

On the occasion of this German debut, Figure Section will introduce their brand new EP.”

Tickets: www.aufnahmeundwiedergabe.bigcartel.com/product/tickets-agent-side-grinder-live-20-10-urban-spree

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