@ Zweitausendachtzehn

Posted: December 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Gigs | Tags: , | No Comments »

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@ Druffaloma X

Posted: December 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Gigs | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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Anthems: Moroco, Köln (1982-1986)

Posted: December 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Features | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

So what were Germans actually dancing to before Techno? Of course to as many different styles as in other countries. But a good glimpse at what was getting down in West Germany before house music happened was the club Moroco in Cologne. Located at Hohenzollernring, the club ran from 1982 to 1986, and both the club interior and its crowd were determined to look as posh as possible. In contrast to Post Punk counterculture, the materialistic 80s decade manifested itself in the culture of the “Popper”, foppish youth dressed up to display as much wealth and taste as they could. But what distinguished the Moroco from other similar clubs across the land was its status as favourite leisure and inspiration spot of the Kraftwerk members. Carol Martin, credited as CGI artist on their “Computerwelt” album, was a resident DJ at the club and guides us through the sound of the Moroco and how it was connected to the Kraftwerk canon.

James Brown – It’s Too Funky In Here (Polydor, 1979)

Be it Kraftwerk or Miles Davis, everybody seemed to be inspired by James Brown. Bootsy Collins, whom Kraftwerk also cherished, started his career with him. „Boing Boom Tschak“ is also a tribute to Bootsy’s concrete bass.

Earth,Wind and Fire – Fantasy (CBS, 1978)

Funky, emotional and wonderful to dance to until today. I went to see them with Kraftwerk by invitation of the concert promoter Fritz Rau at the Phillips-Halle in Düsseldorf. It was a magnificent show with perfect sound and effects and all of a sudden the bass player was hanging 20 metres up in the air.

The Gap Band – I Don’t Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops, Up Side Your Head) (Mercury, 1979)

Danceability was typical for Moroco, and you could play this anytime. There was a nine minute extended version of it, so the DJ could leave to „wash hands and powder the nose“ and when he returned the floor was still as packed. Read the rest of this entry »


@ Nightflight x Macro 10 Years

Posted: December 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Gigs, Macro | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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@ Soulweekender Nürnberg

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@ Macro 10

Posted: December 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Gigs | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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Finn Johannsen – Johnicked

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Mixes | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »