Check http://finestego.com/dates/ for full details and the line-up!
On the 19th & 20th of March the “Finest Ego Weekend” will take place in Berlin, kicking off the new international artist-network called “Finest Ego” (http://www.finestego.com/), a platform and community for young, innovate producers and music lovers in and around the constantly changing and evolving bass music continuum. On these two days, some of the most active and prolific international producers as well as unknown young talents from all around Europe will come together on the banks of the river Spree. Whilst, on Saturday afternoon, renowned producers will host workshops and give insight into their music creation process and production-techniques, the programm for the evening will focus on live-music and culminate in a party during both days. With Robot Koch, fLako, Blue Daisy, Comfort Fit and the two Flying Lotus protégés Teebs and Jeremiah Jae, the “Finest Ego Weekend” will host headliners which represent the future of hiphop in a fascinating unique way. Having developed autonomously from american chart-dominance in the last few years, a new sound has evolved between the US and Europe, which at the same time ties in 30 years of hiphop tradition, whilst also connecting to the abstract structures of electronic music and the depth of clubmusic. The live- and dj-sets, largely never before seen in Germany, are easily a contender for highlight of the year even for a city like Berlin. Furthermore, winners of the “Finest Ego Beatmaker Competition”, will showcase their beats, productions and performances for the first time in front of an international audience. Hosted by Erjee, part of the producer team “Killing Skills” and organizer of the “Drop”-challenges in Amsterdam, the up-and-coming producers will take on the audience and will have the chance to win studio-equipment, like the Native Instruments Maschine, as well as a record deal with Finest Ego Records and Project: Mooncircle.
The “Finest Ego Weekend” will carry the main thought behind the Finest Ego Community; to be an aggregator and a collective for young, talented and unknown but also established producers free of all the boundaries of styles and genres, and connect the steadily evolving and changing bass music scene. Exchange and synergy between the young and established producers and their creative visions including the audience and press are to be encouraged. Providing artist-features, reviews and exclusive tracks, Finest Ego is not only a publishing-platform but also a connecting hub between such diverse social networks as Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud. Furthermore, Finest Ego has already released two compilations focusing on producers from Japan and Russia, will release another focusing on New Zealand & Australia in the near future, and is currently preparing future compilations like Germany, Austria & Switzerland.
Finest Ego Beatmaker Competition
The producers (at least 18 years of age), send their productions and/or videos of their live-performances via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the Soundcloud Dropbox (http://soundcloud.com/finestego/dropbox) to the Finest Ego team (deadline - March 1st, 2011!). From these submissions the team and community will select the most outstanding applicants, who will have the chance to present their music in a 10 minute live-set on stage at the club Chez Jacki on the 19th of March within the programm of the “Finest Ego Weekend”.
In this process the audience will not only evaluate the sound of their productions but also the quality of the participant’s live-performances, as judged by the crowds reactions. The participants will have the opportunity to win not only the possibility of a release on Finest Ego Records / Project: Mooncircle, but also a Native Instruments Maschine, Native Instruments Kontrol 7 Elements, a Native Instruments Maschine Bag, as well as further prizes like headphones from WESC, clothing articles from WESC, Mishka and Acrylik and hhv.de gift-certificates for records and other articles.
Finest Ego Weekend Homepage: http://finestego.com/dates/
Finest Ego Weekend Poster (300dpi, 5,7 MB): http://free.projectmooncircle.com/finest_ego_weekend_poster_300dpi.pdf
Finest Ego Weekend Factsheet (9,1 MB): http://free.projectmooncircle.com/finest_ego_weekend_press_sheet.pdf
Finest Ego Homepage: http://www.finestego.com/
Finest Ego Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/finestego
Chez Jacki Homepage: http://www.chezjacki.com/