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This year’s last episode of Via Berlin features a handful of sweet reworks: Claptone have done their own interpretation of a Pet Shop Boys track, Thomalla took on music by Berlin duo Me and My Drummer, Mouse On Mars member Andy Toma’s son Nicolai – also a talented electronic musician- added some sparks to Malaysian singer songwriter Zee Avi. And, if you listen closely, you’ll find even more to discover. Enjoy!
Another fine mix of electronic music is ready for you, including tunes by English four-piece Freeform Five, some spikey tech house by Stimming, Copenhagen dubstep by Frederick Olufsen, jazzy French house mixed with beautiful African vocals and instrumentation taken from a new St Germain album; we’ve got a reworked Moderat piece in the show and stuff by Tiga & Deetron.
This Thirsty Thursday, drink the pain away people. Or, more accurately, drink the pain of an absolute stranger, or friend, as you add distilled human tears to your cocktail of choice.
This week Hanabi both hits the road and aspirates to hit the road. First Hanabi explores some of the most ubiquitous British comfort foods starting with the venerable savory pie at Mother Mash near Caraby St. and Harry’s cafe de Wheels in Sydney. Yes, Hanabi is well aware that Sydney is not a part of the UK, but the culinary traditions persist. Hanabi also discusses the jewel in the crown otherwise known as the full English breakfast. Hanabi is currently in New Orleans and that is basically a show unto itself with all that food. Hanabi does enjoy going off the beaten path to try local, budget friendly haunts so check out his visit to Verti-Marte in NOLA for a little po’ boy sandwich and a crawfish beignet.
PHOTOBLOG: This week, BTR went to check out a solo exhibition by London-based artist Danny Rolph, titled 'RECOLLECTION'. This series consists of many different visually striking plastic panels that have been collaged and painted on to create sharp, emotive compositions that are reminiscent of graffiti and also pop art.
Located on the site of an ancient monastery in London, Alcoholic Architecture invites guests to walk through a cloud of breathable spirits that will gently intoxicate them with a one-to-three ratio of alcohol to mixer.
Labor Week – Driverless rail systems and line extensions have been installed in several cities, and there are more in the works. BTR looks at the perception and expansion of this technological evolution.
This week we are chatting with professional cinematic photographer Mitch Waite. Waite, who lives in London, will go over the basics of cinematic photography with us, plus what the must see films of 2015 are so far!
This week we're chatting about cinematic photography with London based photographer Mitch Waite, author behind a blog of the same name that documents his experiences!
Tune in this week for my top ten last minute Labor Day getaways, plus walking from Edinburgh to London with Hannah Ranken!
Surface Week - We so often forget that walking is a viable means of travel--maybe even the best means of travel, but walking long distances just isn’t practical, right? Wrong. BTR chats with two adventurers about walking weeks or months at a time.
A new app called Wonder lets users search for and save NYC and London restaurants, bars, stores, and more by swiping. Wonder also lets users click on the location’s photo for a short description and link to the place’s main site.
Doe are a North London indie-punk trio whose years of DIY efforts have paid off, bringing their 90s-inspired sound all the way across the pond to those of us here in the states. The band blends the twin guitar attack of Sleater-Kinney, the hummable fuzz pop of early Weezer, and the weaving melodies of Helium into their own super catchy pop. Here, the band plays “Swings And Roundabouts,” performed during their recent visit to Saltlands Studio for BTR Live Studio
In todays episode of Via Berlin we’re taking it easy with some relaxed ambient early summer tracks from Tycho, Gold Panda, Ulrich Schnauss, Burial and others.
The London-based producer is bringing new grace to EDM tropes.
Leave The Planet is the London-based shoegaze duo of Nathalia Bruno and Jack Milwaukee. Influenced by the likes of Slowdive, early Sarah Records releases, and Galaxie 500 (whose song inspired their band name), the pair came together as flatmates and eventually began collaborating based on their shared taste in music. They stopped by Saltlands Studio on a recent trip to the states to play some songs and chat about the band.
Cariad Harmon is a charming London-bred folksinger who currently lives in New York. She dropped by Saltlands Studio, joined by her friend Orly, for this intimate session, then spoke with Maia.
A London-based filmmaker and photographer compiled his photographs of lost feline posters.

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