posts tagged berlin

6/22/17 // Week of 06/22/17

Pasteur Lappe became a charming star in Cameroon at just 19 years old. He became friends with stars such as Fela Kuti, Tala AM, J Moboule! | listen

6/15/17 // Week of 06/15/17

For a band w/ no lead singer, Big Mean Sound Machine has character in spades. They're a polyrhythmic monster w/ a crisp, unrelenting groove! | listen

6/8/17 // Week of 06/08/17

“The Havana Remixes” by the Bahama Soul Club reveals their finest moments rebooted into pure rhythmic bliss! It’s a truly bright collection! | listen

6/1/17 // Week of 06/01/17

‘Dey Suffer’ describes the emigration out of Africa which has created a brain drain, with qualified people leaving for wealthier pastures. | listen

5/25/17 // Week of 05/25/17

Oneness Of Juju, from Washington, D.C. fuses jazz, funk, soul, African rhythms with social & political movements! Enjoy the track ‘Too Poo!’ | listen

5/18/17 // Week of 05/18/17

December Beaches are bit crushed 909s, spoken word samples, African jazz catalogue, a love of house & a really funky bassline! | listen

5/16/17 // May Bee

Brand new electronic tunes are coming your way- namely, by Berlin legendary duo Booka Shade, who have released a new record with an unfamiliar style, Berlin’s Marco Haas aka T.Raumschmiere is in the mix with a track taken off his new album “Heimat”, Oliver Koletzki is back, and we’ve got… | listen

5/11/17 // Week of 05/11/17

“Afri-Cali, ”a hearty cioppino of rock, blues, heavy rhythms and percussion of 1970s Ethiopian music, topped with coastal-psych seasoning! | listen

5/4/17 // Week of 05/04/17

If, as the great Fela Kuti once said ‘music is the weapon,’ then you’ll need to wear armor to withstand the full sonic force of L.A.C.! | listen

5/2/17 // Week of 05/02/17

It's starting to smell like Summer in Berlin. Today's episode of Via Berlin reflects the bustling street life of the German capital of music with tracks by Lexer & Paji, Justin Cudmore, Kalipo, Leo Woelfel, Talamanca System, Redshape, Bwana, Giorgio Angiuli, Hosh, and Superpose. Enjoy! | listen

4/27/17 // Week of 04/27/17

What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? That’s the vibe of the debut by Here Lies Man! The quintet was created by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas! | listen

4/20/17 // Week of 04/20/17

The A.L.V.O. returns with another hip-hop colored album, Impact! A genuine collaboration of the French atypical fusion orchestra led by Masta Conga with MC Racecar! | listen

4/18/17 // Week of 04/18/17

Bleepy, glitchy electronica is the order of the day in today's Via Berlin lineup. Digging deep in the treasure chest of the late nineties and early noughties some fine complex tunes will resurface, music by Squarepusher, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Yee King or Jackson and His Computerband, Plaid,… | listen

4/13/17 // Week of 04/13/17

Fogo Fogo is about Fela having a big party performing his hits. He served drinks to his guests, & they drank everything. When he couldn’t afford more a riot ensued! | listen

4/6/17 // Week of 04/06/17

‘Man Is Enough’ is the second album from Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra, consisting of 10 songs, led by 3 singers. This album is a musical hybrid that merges funk groove! | listen

4/4/17 // April Shower

Today's episode of Via Berlin compiles another fine collection of electronica tracks and features music by andhim, Pale Blue, Gheist, Teenage Mutants, Lars Moston, Sascha Braemer, Sam Shure, Oxia Boss Axis and Moonwalk, as well as Max Cooper, Tom Hodge & Katrin deBoer, and Christian Löffler. | listen

3/30/17 // Week of 03/30/17

While visiting Kinshasa James Brown dubbed Verckys, Mr. Dynamite. Notorious for being one of Congo’s most ruthless business men, the legendary musician was a powerhouse | listen

3/23/17 // Week of 03/23/17

Zozo Afrobeat is a 13-piece band based in NYC. Their track ‘Mugabe’ was released as a protest song speaking out against the suffering of Zimbabweans under Mugabe’s rule. | listen

3/20/17 // Calvin Love

Cool down and rev up to the sound of Calvin Love—a Canadian bringing the perfect blend of loveliness and coldness. | read

3/7/17 // First Signs of Spring

This Tuesday edition of Via Berlin provides you with tracks by Joe Goddard, Robot Koch, Fiora, Rancido, T.M.A. and Who Made Who. Lusine, Shobaleader One, Phonique, Stee Downes, as well as music by Agents Of Time and Henrik Schwarz. | listen

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