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Rylsee: – Other Inbox –

Urban Spree Galerie is proud to present – Other Inbox – a solo show featuring a new body of works by Urban Spree resident artist Rylsee.  The opening reception will take place on the 4th of August at 19:00 at Urban Spree Galerie, Revaler Str. 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain. 

Runtime: 5th of August August – 3rd of September, 2017


Evolving in an era where technology and communication are meant to be at its finest but in which humans tend to feel more and more confused by it.

Punctuality is dead, fear of missing out seems to be a common worry while there’s still no app allowing us to be in two places simultaneously. On the other hand we have never been so united in recorded history and the entire world’s knowledge is now accessible in a few clicks.

This exhibition raises questions about the relationship between human and technologies without really aiming to answering them.

– Other Inbox – is a reflection on our contemporary way of living.

Rylsee will also release his first monograph – « How to Play with Letters » – published by Moleskine Publishing on the Opening Night and will sign and doodle copies for you. The book can also be ordered online on our webshop.



About the artist:

Cyril Vouilloz, aka RYLSEE, is a visual artist originally from Geneva Switzerland and currently living in Berlin. With a background in typography, design and mural painting, he’s is obsessed with words and hand-drawn type compositions. His art has been featured and exhibited in U.S.A, Switzerland, France, Berlin, London, Barcelona, Tel-Aviv, Vancouver and São Paulo. Inspired by moments of everyday life, the city, and signage, he is interested in expressing mundane situations and places in a satirical way. Since five years, Rylsee is a resident artist at Urban Spree.



– Other Inbox –

Opening: Friday, August 4th, 2017

Exhibition: 05.08 / 03.09.2017


Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin


Gallery Enquiries: pascal@urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com

Vacant #7


SLOW SLOW LORIS – somatic visual vocal noise music _ berlin
LA MUERTE ROJA – drone concrete noise improv ensemble _ berlin
JERK IN THE CAN – experimental industrial noise pop duo _ vancouver

URBAN SPREE | Revaler Straße 99 _ 10245 Berlin

Vacant is an open platform that investigates since 2012 the communal resonance of different languages.

Performance, experimental live set, video installations will create a different equilibrium, designing a synergy of references.

A public exorcism. An exposure of vital forces. Focusing on inner strength of each media, Vacant proposes an analysis of the art practices as a dense injection of reality into the unreality of daily life. Art as a practice and source of directions versus a daily existence cracked with countless crisis of perspectives.


somatic visual vocal noise music _ berlin


« An epic, sweeping live performance using vocal melodies, samples, various instruments, live
looping and multiple pedal chains to coax the music out of the noise. They enter raw emotional imagination to give the nuances of one`s subconscious permission to come forth…a sensitive blend of music meeting noise, reaching a wide range of audiences and venues from clubs and festival stages to concert halls and art galleries. »

Slow Slow Loris use voice and electronics to search for the intersections where melody meets noise, emotional meets avant- garde, feminine meets industrial, non-rhythm meets accuracy, and raw meets craft. Following up their debut album, From Monster till Mourning on Staaltape, they look forward to releasing their next album, Of Heroes in Helium soon.

ANY (angela nina yeowell) transmits data through voice and noise music. Along with processed samples,
she plays broken melodies on misshapen instruments, and sings to the resulting waves of intensity and
silence, boredom and splendor. Her espionage of the sub-conscious can sometimes result in visuals, such as
the creation of, and performance with non-musical instruments and sonic costumes.

G6PD (Robert Heim) shapes sculptures of sound with unpredictable outcomes, like subconsciously painting
emotions. With a non-conceptual, experimental approach, he uses and abuses audio, destroys song
structures and music styles, and collages unexpected tunes that often lead into a sonic weird deep electro-
acoustic mess.


drone concrete noise improv ensemble _ berlin


La Muerte Roja, adopting different approaches – tonal, atonal, improv, noise – defines, ritualistically, in a high saturated media context – performance, installation, video installation – , a sacred area of being.

La Muerte Roja is an oxymoron. Death in life. And vice versa. And it means rebirth. A Circularity of simplicity.

For VACANT # 7 and for the first time live, La Muerte Roja will perform SYRIA, their last work – published in cassette by CORPO 6 recordings -. SYRIA, recorded in 2016, between Foggia – Apulia, South Est of Italy -, Rome and Berlin evokes the sacrality of a border, where the mystifications of the global power are taking place. And together it tries to embodied the ecstatic cadence of the middle est Zoroastrian rhythms.

La Muerte Roja ensemble, performing SYRIA, will be: Diego Ferri – flute and cassette, Angel Cervera – lute and pedals, Adolfo Spezzaferro – drums, Bianca Ringwald – piano, Fabio Campagna – objects and feedback on electric guitar.
La Muerte Roja will perform live scoring the exp-movie
: -1+1=0.

-1+1=0, shot by Fabio Campagna between 2015-2016 (Video, 41’42’’) closes a trilogy about Berlin. A personal diary through
the eterotopic, free interstices of Berlin in the attempt to present the nude factual – the unpredictability of reality. A route
trough the city. Through its autonomous, dirty, peripheral zones. An ideal map of the liminal spaces of Berlin.

An archetype emerges in the simplest of things. A communal sphere. A sharing, an harmonic unity. A community of
imagination and desire. Resembling the idea of the Mediterranean – medio terrae, the sea, core of our civilization that unifies
the opposites, the North and the South, the Ovest and the East – .

A symbol of Berlin and ultimately of our contemporary
condition. The convergence of the antinomic edges of reality into one single, organic, shape. A sacred uterus that unifies,
combining opposites into the centrality of symmetry. The relation and the equation between opposites is finally exposed – as
the livid fundamental truth. The city reflects upon itself and creates a vacuum that defies contradictions and promote the
inclusion of the different.


experimental industrial noise pop duo _ Vancouver


“Jerk in the Can showcase a balance of eerie dream pop — reminiscent of Australia’s HTRK — that divulges into aggressive industrial noise, taking direct influence from Skinny Puppy or early Nine Inch Nails, sprinkled with an aesthetic suitable for an Insane Clown Posse worship band.

Jerk in the Can have several videos posted to their website, some are performance videos of the band, some are purely
performance art. Synthesizers, drum machine, samples, vocals from Marc and sometimes accompanied by saxophone.

However, the understated, minimalist synthesizer punk Jerk in the Can’s duo create on Big Crime Baby -their last album – goes over much more smoothly than you’d imagine. The eight songs on the album show diversity in sound, structure as well as varying sonic ideas.

Out of damp, reverb drenched, bit-crushed pools of darkness come bouncy analog arps, cheesily dreamy synth pads and big minimal drum machine grooves. These elements coat the clear vocals, which switch from ghostlty ballads and awkward raps to heavily modulated screams of agony.”


CORPO 6, after three years – 2012 / 2014 – in Herzbergstrasse 55, Lichtenberg – area objectified as an elementargedanken
(A. Bastian)- the zone of transmutations – , has been started a nomadic gnosis troughout Berlin.

CORPO 6 is an art project by Fabio Campagna which focuses through a series of crossing media and site specific projects, on
the examination of the concept of limen – border in Latin – within the articulation of the city.



Rave Against The Machine // 10 Years Pokora

Pokora is a humble crew of friends who decided to bring un-humble sounds to the free party scene. They like to play it loud and fast, kicking from 180bpm and going way beyond… “Play fast or die!!!”.
For 10 years they have been involved in squat parties, teknivals – and sometimes also making it into clubs – all over Europe.
This year it’s their 10th birthday, so they decided to hit the road once again and join with their friends Kaometry in Berlin.

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►Stazma // Acid Breakcore // Murder Channel – Peace Off [FR]
►Audiotist // Hard Rave Core // Breakcore gives me wood – Bankizz [BE]
►Hitori Tori // Idm Breakcore // Peaceoff [CAN]
►Ghost // Idm Breakcore // Life4Land – Mozyk [UK]
►Deidream // Gameboy Break [BE]
►Repeat Eater // Weirdo Acid [FR]
►F000L // Idm Breakcore // Hormonal VibrationZ [DE]
►TaOuch // Folkcore // Kaometry [DE]
►Killabomb // Breakcore – Hardcore // Pokora – Jigsore [UK]
►Substance B // Unformatted Breaks // Pokora [UK]
►Atman // Pokora Sound System [UK]
►2CI // Broken beats // Pokora Sound System [UK]

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// Stazma the Junglechrist //
Acid / Breakcore

If Breakcore is dead, then Stazma the Junglechrist is the resurrection!
Hailing from the same French stock as Monster X, Rotator and the infamous Peace Off imprint, Julien Guillot has been smashing up raves all across Europe since his first release on Peace Off in 2008 and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Having taken the early breakcore ethos of genre mashing and amen splicing, Julien delivers his sound of rave, gabber, jungle and dub with a modern, tight production that seems synonymous with the French these days.
As well as making a name for himself with releases on Meganeural, Structural Damage and Peace Off, it is Stazma’s live show which displays his work best. A frenetic, yet finely tuned assault on the senses.
« It’s really very energetic, efficient and has all the elements to both kick out your sissy friends out of the club and make the rest party till late after dawn. Stormy, ravy breakcore. »
Nicolas Ad Noiseam

// Audiotist //
Break / Rave / Hard / Whatever / Core

Audiotist is a Belgian Breakcore/Hardcore/Rave producer who has been active since 2009. After many years of creating tracks infused with Balkan music, Rave/Piano/Chiptune melodies, energetic breaks and skull-cracking Hardcore kicks, he has formed his own identifiable sound which delivers an assault on your eardrums you will thoroughly enjoy.
Working with Breakcore Gives Me Wood, Ragga Terror Front, Dance Corps, Jigsore Sound, .. and showcasing his music in countries such as France, Poland, Germany, England and many others, Audiotist’s tracks resonate throughout the continent of Europe and continue to lure Hard/Break/whatever core fans to the darkest of rooms for nights of music fuelled chaos.

// Hitori Tori //
Idm / Breakcore / Frantic beats

Hailing from Vancouver, Canada Hitori Tori has seen a hand full of EPs and releases on net labels such as Peace Off records, Meganeural and Kaometry. His unique live performances have received positive acclaim in publications such as Computer Music Magazine and Create Digital Music. Over the past several years Hitori Tori has toured Japan, Europe and played improvised sets at the Manitoba Electronic Music Festival.

« Canadian tracker veteran Hitori Tori seems to be doing for Renoise what only Derren Brown can do for a deck of cards »
Computer Music, November 2010.

// Ghost //
Idm / Jungle / Breakcore

Ghost is a musician/producer based in Cambridge, England who has spent most of his life writing music. Ghost’s organic beats are truly one of kind. As a crucial member of the LIFE4LAND collective and the local rave scene, he remains a highly respected producer by his peers who have come to recognize him as one of the leading forces of LIFE4LAND.

// Deidream //
Gameboy / Idm / Break

Chilled out experimental break stuff with loads of instrumental melodies. Under BGMW he released his first Gameboy EP, In berlin he’ll play his unreleased IDM, check out his soundcloud.

// Repeat Eater //
Weirdo Acid

// F000L //
Idm / Jungle / Breakcore

// Killabomb //
Hardcore / Breakcore

// Substance B //
unformatted Breaks

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S Y S T R E M M ▲ Vol.2 feat. La Hell Gang, Joy, Black Wizard

SYSTREMMA is back with Vol.2 !!!

SYSTREMMA is a new series of multiple live shows and drop dead dance action at Urban Spree on two floors!

★★★ MAIN FLOOR ★★★

LA HELL GANG (Sacred Bones / Mexican Summer / Chile)
Killer spacerock/psych band from Santiago!

JOY (Tee Pee Records / San Diego)
Woooow!!! This got potential to be our new favourite band! Fuzzed-out 70s-drenched freedom rock from sunny california!

BLACK WIZARD (Listenable Records / Vancouver)
Hard-hitting Old School Heavy Metal from Canada.

DJs between the bands: Mr.Popp & friends

★★★ BASEMENT ★★★

Kick-ass afterparty with DJs
Johanna Sadonis (Kill Em All / Paranoid)
Hendrik Apfel (Fave Rave / Paranoid)
+ Special Surprise Liveshow around 10pm !

Presale tickets will be available at www.koka36.de
or at the koka36 shop on oranienstrasse in kreuzberg!

Doors: 20.00h, Start: 21.00h

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Live On Stage:


+ Support

The Shivas are a rock and roll band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2006. With mountains of reverb and walls of feedback they have since rolled their swirling dance party throughout many countries around the world. The Shivas have released 5 LPs, a 7” EP and various short run cassettes. They have been featured at festivals such as SXSW, Austin Psych Fest and Levitation Vancouver (BC Canada), as well as having toured or appeared with the likes of The Dandy Warhols, Spiritualized and La Luz.

Their most recent release is February 2016’s long player “Better Off Dead” (K Records LP/CD, Burger Records CASS), recorded at Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia. Washington with engineer Calvin Johnson. Shortly thereafter comes the release, this May, of their new 7″ (out on Casino Trash Records – Seattle, WA), a headbanging preview of the new material that is to come on their next LP. The Shivas will be spending spring and summer 2016 on tour across North America and Europe.

Andrea Wan interview

We reproduce herebelow parts of the interview made in March 2016 by Urban Spree Resident Artist Andrea Wan to the zuccaBlogZine. After 4 years in Berlin, the talented HK-born, canadian illustrator speaks in-depth about her education, artistic path, move to Berlin, experience and techniques.



Berlin based Visual Artist Andrea Wan, has been an active member of the bustling Berlin art scene for the past four years. She is currently working out of the Urban Spree studios where she commits herself to the wonders of her magical ink techniques, that extend to her dreamlike themes.

zBZ // You were born in Hong Kong, China and grew up in Vancouver, Canada, can you share a bit of your experience coming to setup your new life in Berlin, Germany, for the
first time?

Andrea Wan // It was back in 2012, I decided that I wanted to move to Europe for a change but didn’t know where. After a visit to Berlin I felt that it’s a potential place to live. I told my Vancouver friend all about Berlin after my first visit here, and one month later she told me that she just quit her job and got her visa to move to Berlin. At that time she had never even been to Berlin before. So after that I made up my mind and felt that I also had to come. I initially moved here with my ex-boyfriend Cyril, who is now also my studio mate. We were really excited about moving here, we didn’t know what to expect it was kinda of a spontaneous choice. The first experiences was that it’s a huge city with a lot to offer, and everything was really new and exciting and very different from back home, just like a new playground to explore. After 4 years I still love it here and want to stay longer.



















zBZ // How has the German language effected or influenced your daily life here in Berlin? How do you find Berlin as a city to live and work in?

Andrea Wan // I think because I’m a freelancer that makes it easier, to not be able to speak the language, right away and Im still in the process of learning German. It kinda gets in the way, everyday, but it’s not a huge problem for me right now.
Living and working here is very flexible because it’s a very laid back city, filled with a lot of musicians, artists, freelancers and writers. I find that this city pushes you to focus on yourself and really think about what you want, without external influences. And, also there’s a sense of freedom here. I want to be able to speak German though it’s going to take quite a while, because whilst having a job, it’s hard for me to split the time. Ideally, I would want to have proper conversations with people in German.

Read the full interview on the zuccaBlogZine