Merlinizzl (Berlin Breaks|GooD Th!nG), Radek (Carepack| GooD Th!nG)
The 1. Room:
The Freestylers are valid as a quite hot iron of the dance music scene. Formed in 1996 when DJs and dance music producers Matt Cantor, Aston Harvey and (initially) Andrew Galea joined forces. All three of them had been involved in the British dance music scene since the 1980s. Cantor had recorded both as Cut n' Paste and Strike with Andy Gardner (Plump DJs).
Aston Harvey recorded as Blapps! Posse best known for the 1990 breakbeat dance hit "Don't Hold Back" before working with Definition of Sound, Rebel MC and DJ Rap (as DJ Rap and Aston). Harvey joined with Galea under the name Sol Brothers before Cantor was recruited to form the Freestylers.
The group took their name from their first sample "Don't Stop The Rock" by Freestyle Express. Beside their own dancefloor anthems like "B-Boy Stance" (featuring Tenor Fly) or "Push Up" (featuring Theo) to name but a few, the band were asked to remix tracks by Audioweb, Afrika Bambaataa and the Jungle Brothers.
The Mainz based B-Phreak is one of the most famous breakbeat exports from Germany. His musical influences are wide spread, they reach from hip-hop and breakbeats to techno, funk, house and electro. In the early 90's he also was a singer in a rock band and brought him additionally aspects of musical inspirations.
He sharped his skills and the love for electronic music, while working 7 years in a vinyl/cd shop.
B-Phreak's sets are mainly hit-oriented with a own kickin mixture of breaks, where the groove and funkyness are definitely not missing! He also play's some jackin house sets with a dirty, punchy and hypnotic flavour.
The fusion of different styles are also reflecting his own productions, which are settled in the tech/funky breaks-sector. He release tracks on well known labels like: Freakaboom, Boombox (as Slung Groove), Fat!, Splank!, Mofo, Gene Poole, Westway, Dead Famous, Dusted Breaks, Lucky Break, Viper Jive and the berlin based label Carepack. He has also done a track called "Break 'Ya Self" (Wipeout Edit) for the Sony PSP video game "Wipeout Pulse".
There is additional support by the following Berlin local heroes:
ED 2000 - Dangerous Drums
Radek - Carepack Records & Good Th!ng host
Merlinizzl - Bruchteil & Good Th!ng host
MC Do - Asien Trouble
The 2. Room
On the second dance floor it becomes musically more smooth and "4 to the Floor", but no less wild!
Hosted by the residents of "Bambule Berlin", following DJ's are on the decks:
Duke Raoul - Bambule, Berlin
Dressman - Shoot Me Allstars, Leipzig
Posh - Bambule, Berlin
Groej - Bambule, Berlin
The sound system in the VCF is checked hard again, but it has proved itself with his achievement up to now quite very well!
Watch the trailer!
Where?: VCF Berlin, Rochstr. / Ecke Dircksenstr. (Bogen 132), 10178 Berlin
When?: March 19, 2011 | 11.00 p.m. -> open end