Nilüfer Yanya plays the Mojo in Hamburg

Nilüfer Yanya plays the Mojo in Hamburg

This is pop how it should be. Nilüfer Yanya plays the Mojo in Hamburg. A young girl creates her own sound, her own world: with touches of jazz chords, modern guitar sounds (think King Krule or The XX, funky rhythms, a somewhat punkish attitude and even small bits of drone. With a delivery that feeds...
D/triot: Label fraud at the Nochtspeicher?

D/triot: Label fraud at the Nochtspeicher?

What is Soul? Soul is musical label that is easy to stick onto but hard to explain. What may have come from the transition from religious to secular hymns by the likes of Ray Charles and Sam Cooke is nowadays part of the colours of a musical palette. While in the US the sound has...
ABC live in Hamburg - again!

ABC live in Hamburg – again!

ABC playing live in hamburg. Again – just like they did on February 2nd 1983. That night they performed “The Lexicon of Love” – this time, on Dezember 12th, 2016 they present the Viva Love Tour – from “The Lexicon of Love II”. 
Punk in Germany - How Anarchy in the UK changed my life

Punk in Germany – How Anarchy in the UK changed my life

Many articles are already written about 40 Years of Punk – taking 1976 as the first time the scene reared it’s pretty ugly head in london. On a different hand: here is my text about how i was infected by punk in Germany at the end of 1976 – and how it changed my life....
Kraftwerk: Vorsprunk by Technique

Kraftwerk: Vorsprunk by Technique

Boing, Boom, Tschak – the unmistakeable sound of German’s only real entry into international pop music is playing live in my hometown. The venue was originally built to hold „real“ concerts with big orchestras and big singers. So we are to remain seated. So farI’ve seen the Pet Shop Boys, Shirley Bassey and Amy Winehouse...

The Hamburg Soul Weekender Is Coming / Soul Stew Radio Show

On this months show i have a guest: Ralf Mehnert is one of the organisers of the Hamburg Soul Weekender (FB). He is spinning smooth tracks in the first hour and uptempo northern tunes in the second. But before we start we hear a tune by the brilliant @JamesandBlack which will be featured in full in...

Humidor Record Collecting – the Next Big Thing?

First things first: I am not innocent on this matter. I did buy my share of these releases and probably buy next years “What’s Going On”-Issue with unreleased takes of breath by Marvin in 4D sensurround sound. But with the “Record Store Day” turning into “Vinyl Tuesday” and the building of new pressing plants for...
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