U7 U-Rathaus Neukolln
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Murr Feat. rosina - downtempo to techno
Voice - electronix mixed with hip-hop
Matthew Maaskant - Folk electronic music
Murr Featuring Rosina:
electronic duo who are foundation in Toronto's Urban/Electronic Underground scene are in Berlin!
Come check out their wild stylings and out of this world show....
If hip-hop was a woman, she would sound like Voice. From her topics and her beats to her sultry tone, Voice Monet is hip-hop with none of the testosterone and all of the attitude. She had just given birth to her second son when she dropped her debut album Gumbo (PTR/Featherperm) in 2006. She was studying to become a Yoruba priestess right around the time â€œNOLA Reduxâ€ feat Malkovich made the top of Gilles Petersonâ€™s BBC World Wide Best Hip-Hop of 2009 list. She was teaching classfuls of New Orleans youth how to rap as an official Teaching Artist In Residence when Hope & Sorrow, the 2007 Decon/Atmospheriques release from celebrated French producer Wax Tailor, was certified silver. Between her solo releases and her collaborations with BBE, Ninja Tune, Canadaâ€™s Public Transit Recordings, UKâ€™s Twisted Funk Records and Tailor, over a quarter of a million records worldwide bear Voiceâ€™s natural, magnetic presence, every line of every song delivered from the perspective of a mother, a lover, a teacher, a crusader. Voice is set to release her new EP CuTZ (High Bar Music) in April, the prelude to her official sophomore album Black Maria.
Matthew Maaskant (Canada): Ambient Folk
As much as we here in Canada long for the summer months, with days spent roaming comfortably chaotic urban landscapes or lounging around in the close intimacy of friends lake and fireside, ours is a winter nation, indelibly characterized by its long cold months of low light, huddled contemplation and plaintive, introspective song. That's not to say that the Great White North isn't as much about musical romp and rambunctiousness in all its many forms - for certain, headier aural blends, be they electric guitar or synth-led, are a necessity in keeping our weary bodies young. But there's something about the reflective nature of the folk-influenced sounds and spirit you hear and feel while staring through the bottom of an empty glass that at one time or another has introduced each us to our most isolated selves. It is from this place that Matthew Maaskant delivers his debut solo album, Believe It Or Not, This Is The Place.
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