July 30, 2005
MY MAIN MAIN
can you believe it?
the sick girls go out of town.
look what the fine people at frankfurt's leading club got to say.
63067 Offenbach am Main
DATA MC live (live demo / berlin)
TERRIBLE (from town / berlin)
SICK GIRLS (revolution n°5 / berlin)
this is the first time the famous rj gives home to
some sick stylee mofus from berlin.
big up to hannibal.
c'mon offenbach crowd - be adventurous.
let's get sick together.
July 29, 2005
IN AT THE GRIME END
wiley kat - tonite's the night...
GRIME TIME PT.2
DJ CAMEO (BBC-1Xtra/Hot Off the Block/London)
WILEY (Roll Deep Crew/East-London)
Tinchy Stryder (Ruff Squad/East-London)
JME (Meridian Crew/East-London)
+ local support: DJ Shir Khan (Tolcha/Berlin)
lounge: FEMALE FLAVA
MISS LEEMA (das bo/die bewegung)
FRESHFLUKE (green hill)
and you better dont miss this!
the long awaited first time appearance of
'wot do u call it' wiley in berlin.
btw: u can get the ROLL DEEP 'IN AT THE DEEP END'
album sampler on vinyl at HHV! came in just yesterday...
July 27, 2005
at the club
boy from brazil / bruno tetine
lick my favela / eli tetine
the hell boys from hellersdorf
mit heissem dank an nils krüger!
"put your hands up put your hands up!"
we are delighted!
great picture gallery for last friday's revolution n°5 at
real smashing documentary of our pumping baile funk special.
many thanx to torsten, dirk and the berlin4fun people for
setting this up.
read the party review at voco me.
July 22, 2005
"we're here for funk carioca, electrofunk, miami bass... let's rock baby"
+ VERY SPECIAL GUEST!
BAILE FUNK MEETS GRIME MEETS NEO ACID OLDSKOOL MADNESS.
auch wenns regnet - we rave till morning so get your umbrellas and do the pogo it´s revolution time.
July 19, 2005
TRICKY DELIVERS PT.2
hurry up - there's fresh grime to check out at tricky tunes.
meets my current ukg top 5 neat and nicely:
1. alias remix ep / warriors rmx
2. slew dem - grime 2005 pt.2 / wiley&instrumental
3. roll deep / the avenue heartache refix
4. knife edge rec. 002 / os&skits
(oops - i'm not supposed to mention this yet coz it's not out at all,
can't help it, it's toooo good. more on knife edge records soon)
5. dj dread-d, black ops / invade 2
and f*** it - today is the day my seemingly indestructible
cerwin vega speakers finally got their bass blasted,
at least one of them. anybody knows where to get spare parts for it?
i want the orange ring.
GO GET IT
July 10, 2005
MIAUK - PURR PURR
they're coming through the window, they're coming through the door
guestlist worked out fine in the end - m.i.a. live was a blast.
a packed 2be club praised the cute-oh-so-cute maya with the
most enthusiastic buzz.
diplo started with a short intro before miss arulpragasam got introduced
by bush and blair via mashed-up dvd footage.
when maya and her co-mc entered the stage they've already broken everybodie's hearts -
germany taken by storm. i'm very proud of my fellow berliners, the times when a
snobby crowd was too busy being cool instead of showing the artists some respect
are definitely over. a great show with all tracks from the album
and some more stuff from the piracy funds terrorism mix tape followed.
two or three encores and a very happy maya concluded the night.
have a look at her new video for bucky done gun with a much better version
of the track than i've got on vinyl, damn.
July 09, 2005
HEUL DOCH 2
shall i go?
i did not make it on any guestlist.
shall i spend about 25 euros (25?!?) for this?
more dates please.
i'm sitting on a whole bunch of fab records and can't
play 'em nowhere.
i should open a bar with a brilliant
sound system where we can play everyday.
well well well.
16/07/05 HALF GIRL/HALF SICK@BADESCHIFF tequila vista social club
22/07/05 SICK GIRLS@WMF revolution n°5
23/07/05 SICK GIRLS@AMERICAN APPAREL in-store performance
30/07/05 SICK GIRLS@ROBERT JOHNSON ffm
06/08/05 HALF GIRL/HALF SICK@INSEL DER JUGEND grime set
12/08/05 SICK GIRLS@WMF revolution n°5 feat daddy freddy and b&k!
July 08, 2005
FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
this is where you go tonite, aight?
friday july 8
SHYSTIE + CREW polydor (.uk)
PUPPETMASTAZ new noise rec.
INFINITE LIVEZ big dada (.fr)
DJ MAXXIMUS FEAT. SOOM-T + D DOUBLE E
warp, monkeytribe, mg77, dirtee stank records (.berlin/glasgow/london)
TEAM SHADETEK + MC warp, sound.ink (.ny/berlin)
THE TAPE VS. RQM kitty yo, hamton
DATA MC livedemo, hamton
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS moabeat
DJ DANIEL W. BEST sonarkollektiv plays baile funk-set
DJ TERRIBLE washing machine
SAN GABRIEL livedemo
AKIM visuals, NOMAD visuals
and maybe, just maybe one hour HALF GIRL/HALF SICK
due to the ugly weather the complete lay-out of the night
has been changed. there will be sort of a problem to fit
all artists under one roof so be prepared for less content
but still high quality music.
i really hope that my tiny lil' dj slot will maintain.
if not i will just bump my hips as usual...
for more info check voco-me.
see u there.
July 07, 2005
i've just learned that several explosions took place on the
london underground and on one bus.
many casualties and a yet unconfirmed number of dead people
are to bemoaned.
the entire underground service was brought to a standstill.
nobody knows yet if the explosions had been caused by a power surge,
which seems to be not the main cause according to the bombs on the bus
or if this had been a terrorist attack.
i'm quite shaken by this - the area where the explosions took place
is exactly the area where i stayed at last weekend.
i feel very sad for the londoners.
i hope that nothing more will happen...
update: so its clear now. it had been a terrorist attack.
there is even a first statement claiming responsibility for
the bombings on an al quaida related website, still unproven though.
the number of fatalities has not been released yet.
there is nothing i hate more in this world than fanatism in any way.
wether its the uncontrollable hubris of "god's own country"
the usa or the totally blind and anachronistic dschihad mentality
of islamist hardliners or whoever supresses people with single minded
totalitarianism: not good.go away.
la boom + sick girl go go action fo' maxximus support
July 04, 2005
i bought about 20 records in different shops:
honest jons records
all shop staff had been super nice especially youngsta at black market
whose set at dmz on saturday night i missed because i did not go there.
fell asleep in my hotel room instead, dammit!
here's a little overlook of what i brought with me:
- 'doogoo machine' ricky rankin + roots manuva on banana klan
- '1 thing' amerie phoreyz rerub white
- 'two culture clash' album (finally!) on wall of sound
- 'home sweet home' kano album on 679
- 'the avenue' roll deep on relentless
- 'dont chat' jme white
- 'fame and money' booty bouncers feat wiley on ratrecords
- 'the wrath' dmz 003 + 'mood dub' dmz 004
- 'almighty father' sunship feat warrior queen rmx on casual
- 'melody' chaos soldiers rfx white
- 'alias' alias ep white
- 'the tunnel vision ep' pjam on dice rec.
- 'grime 2005 part 2' slew dem white
- 'invade 2' black ops
- 'dub express' dj hatcha on tempa
- 'the subterranean ep' 2nd 2 none on army
some bashment, some grime, some cheesy summer stuff and some 4/4
all i like.
okay - london was real cool.
aside from spending way too much money i experienced a
great bit of music/fashion/culture.
RUN THE ROAD
my hotel was so close i could even walk down to the fabric on friday night, brilliant.
thanks to judy and marc i had a very warm welcome there and went straight up to the vip area (which is a bar/lounge located on a gallery right above room one with direct view onto the stage).
when i got there (btw. you wouldn't have believed the queue at the main entrance going over the street around the next block and on and on. everybody just patiently waits in a perfect line, no complaints, no bullshitting. hint hint - you berlin devils...).
lady sov was on, spitting my favourite tune 9-5 but strangely enough i seemed to be the only one being enthusiastic about it. all in all it was not a good slot for
sov being the opener for roll deep in front of a nearly all-male audience that showed no love for the lil' volcano in the adidas track suit.
then cameo came on, great intro as always, followed by jme and crazy titch and then a whole bunch of roll deep family members: danny weed, jammer, wiley, manga and lots more, too many to be sure about who was who really. the show was pumping, all hits sung along by the crowd, cameo acting like crazy behind the turntables, rewind action over and over again. nice. best mc: definitely jme (wiley seemed a bit weak and puzzled to me,
uh - must have been the cigarettes, aight?).
what happened next was totally new to me. i had no idea how huge klashnekoff is in london. when he and his crew entered the stage the crowd went totally mad!
all hands up, everybody shouting, everybody repping along to every single tune, wow - massive. i dont know much about him (apart from being featured on the first run the road comp and the rwd bit) but the man is a star. very small, very charismatic guy with the utmost friendly but political conscious performance i've seen in years.
a hip hop reggae grime mix with a very professional and active crew and a fantastic dj (if i just would know who he was). we got to get them for revolution n°5 - exactly our cup of tea, darling!
since i got hit by some vanilla vodka (eek!) and some herbs in the meantime i kind of lost track of whatever happened then. when i looked back at the stage again i saw a second roll deep set with a different dj (dunno) and even more guys present - one of them being the worst, and let me say this again, the worst (english) mc i've ever seen.
i'm sorry, scratchy, but you're not having it.
ok you're white which might not make it any easier for you but hey - there are enuff white boys&girls out there who get their moves and their spitting right, unfortunately you're not amongst them. leave it. or maybe you just had a bad mic day? i hope so.
all in all the show was a bit disorganised, everybody seemed to get closer to the state jammer was in the whole night already (he carries a glass of champagne and a spliff around with him all the time) or maybe this is just the way it goes. then everybody left stage and the scratch perverts came on. great skills: their scratching and mixing even woke me up again but not for long. i had to leave for the hotel right in the middle of their set to finally get some rest (after i had to get up so damn early in the morning to catch my flight).
great night. good crowd (big crowd!). even if i missed the over the top girls percentage that i'm used to from the wmf. i really hope that we get a similar amount of people to listen to grime in berlin in the upcoming months.
run the road 2 will be out in august
TOUCH ME I'M SICK
congrat of the month:
goes to glitterhouse.
twenty years constant effort.
true companion of my guitar-driven youth...