'Ableton', 'Akai Professional', 'A Guy Called Gerald (Gerald Simpson)', 'Appleblim'
12 minutes on a tram from Friedrichshain past an industrial landscape lies the Berlin Funkhaus where dBs Music is making it’s home.
It’s a truly extraordinary location and on Friday 1st March at 1PM, we’d like to extend an invitation to all of you with an interest in dBs Music to come and have a look around.
We have some very special guests and partner organisations coming along to spend the day with us.
ABLETON (Live 9 & Push)
Ableton will be doing some exciting demos and workshops based around a pre release version of Live 9 and.....yep.....a chance to get your hands on or at least see a live demo of their amazing new hardware instrument called Push.
AKAI PRO (MPC RENAISSANCE)
Akai Pro will be showing off their latest hardware controllers and instruments including MPC Studio and MPC Renaissance. You’ll get the chance to do a workshop and/or see these products being demoed
An Audience with: APPLEBLIM
Appleblim, the Bristol based DJ/Producer is best known for co-founding and running seminal bass music label Skull Disco with his friend and collaborator Shackleton. From 2005 - 2008 Skull Disco released a dozen well-loved 12-inch records and two double-CD compilations. When the label dissolved in 2008, Appleblim moved to Bristol and founded the Apple Pips imprint which has been set up to explore the areas between dubstep, techno, minimal & house with an emphasis on echo, depth, swing and bass.
An Audience with: A GUY CALLED GERALD
Where do you start with A Guy Called Gerald? A hidden gem, the gateway between Chicago house / Detroit Techno and the UK dance music explosion in the late 80s. He formed 808 State and has since collaborated with the likes of Goldie, Finley Quaye and Herbie Hancock. He’s also remixed for David Bowie, Lamb, Stone Roses, Black Uhuru, Can, Tricky, and The Orb.
He has his own take on music and refuses to follow trends or compromise his sound. He is truly unique.
There’ll be a chance to take part in several ‘guided tours’ of the Funkhaus. Although dBs Music will mainly be based in one small part of the complex (it really is mahoosive!) the whole facility itself is fascinating, particularly to anyone interested in sound or music. We should point out that we’ve not started building the dBs Music facility yet so if you want to see our finished academy you’ll just have to wait awhile longer.