Livebands · DJs · Soundsystems

Schlakks

Style: HIP HOP, FUNK, JAZZ, ELECTRONIC Schlakks from Dortmund runs poetic, party-proven rap for doubting enthusiasts and those who want to become one. In search of the last islands of freedom, he is best known as a live MC. Together with his partners Opek and Razzmatazz, he has demolished countless festival stages and clubs in […]

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Animanz

Style: Exotica, Psyche, Jazz, Funk, Cumbia, Afro   London-based Animanz and their Congolese singer Juanita Euka: The genre-smashing collective started as a collaborative project between childhood friends Max Rodriguez (guitar), Joshua Brandler (bass) and Marc Goymour (keys) in 2013. Soon after,  Juanita  joined the two, adding an eclectic set of influences to the bands unique […]

Bad Fat

Style: Hip Hop, Brass, Jazz Bad Fat is inspired by the swing of New Orleans Jazz, the musical variety of Don Cherry and the raw energy and political force of Public Enemy alike. Boiling brass sounds, excellent flow and a show that combines highly energetic performance with a lot of fun and a scent of […]

Boca 45

Style: Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Breaks, Disco   Scott “Boca 45” Hendy is the Bristol UK beatsmith who’s been at the forefront of funky breakbeat music for well over a decade.  Boca is ready to hit the clubs, armed with a heaving box of 7” vinyl. His aim? As it has been on all his […]

Yarah Bravo

Style: Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, Dub Yarah embraced music from all over the world to develop her unique flow of soulful, jazzual, intelligent and political hip-hop. She was a founder of super-group One Self (Ninja Tune), front woman of DJ Vadim’s The Soundcatcher Soundsystem (BBE), and shared stages with everyone from Wu Tang Clan, Public Enemy […]

Da Cruz

Style: Worldbeat, Hip Hop, Dub, Baile Funk Brasilian global beat galore! Sao Paulo and Bern are literally worlds apart – but Da Cruz bridges both cities with an extremely danceble, urban mix of afrobeat, dub, baile funk, and hip hop.     Singer Mariana Da Cruz was born and raised in Sao Paulo, s he […]

DJ Angelo

Style: Music-Loving Eclectic Party-Rocking Turntablist   From small-town hero to internationally-acclaimed DJ idol – the past few years have seen Angelo perform in every continent of the world, entertaining massive festival audiences, and sharing stages alongside some of the music industry’s elite. His tireless commitment to preserving and furthering the culture of #RealDJing is matched […]

DJ Maestro

Style: Jazz, Funk, House, Disco He released nine platinum rewarded albums for Blue Note records, two albums for Verve/Universal, and played all five continents. His love for classical, jazz and club music results in this crazy yet amazing musical phenomenon: DJ Maestro. Style in two words: Musical rollercoaster Most influential artists: Donald Byrd, Master at […]

DJ Maseo – De La Soul

Style: Hip Hop   Producer / DJ / part-time MC Vincent Mason a.k.a Maseo a.k.a Plug 3 from iconic hiphop group De La Soul quietly maintains a key spot in hiphop history. De La Soul burst onto the scene and innovated hiphop by colouring outside the lines, sampling a diverse array of untouched, previously unsampled […]

DJ Vadim

Style: Hip-Hop, Dub, Reggae, Jungle DJ Vadim has become well respected as an innovator in a number of areas during his career, “a veteran presence in the DJ community as well as one of the foremost producers in too many communities to count, Vadim is never running out of ideas“ (URB Magazine). During a career […]

Freez

Style: Mash-up, Remix, Hip Hop, Trap, MC/Rap Raised  in a alternative community and burning for music since he was 12 years old, Freez founded the famous Munich underground PandaParties ten years ago. Besides DJing, producing,  remixing, and organising concerts and parties, he also startet his own hip hop crew and released his first record in […]

Funkanomics (FxFarmer)

Style: Bass, Club, D’n’B, Hip Hop, Glitch, Electronica   Being a true music lover, and a complete obsessive, as a DJ/selectorFxFarmer has opened minds around the world to music that wouldn’t otherwise get heard. With his Crew and also just by himself FxFarmer played the whole planet, from India to Canada and from Australia back […]

Marc Hype

Style: Hip Hop, Funk, Mash Up, Breaks   With a career spanning almost 30 years, there’s no doubt Marc Hype is a sureshot partyrocker who represents a more eclectic view on Hip Hop & Funk from the very beginning. With countless releases, tours and competitions like the German ITF championships, which he won twice in […]

J Star

Style: Tropical , UK Bass, Reggae, Dancehall   Jstar is a well established global DJ from London with over 15 years experience rocking dancefloors around the world mixing up Bass, Tropical, Dancehall. Ever versatile, Jstar can also run a roots reggae night, smash drum and bass parties, and has been flown to countries to do […]

Kraak & Smaak

Style: House, Disco   Since the Dutch producers trio Kraak & Smaak released their first album in 2005, their live band – with drums, bass guitar, keys, dj and a male and female vocalist –has grown into a steady and well-respected force in today’s international club and festival scene, whether the dance, jazz, rock or […]

Loo & Placido

Style: Electro, Urban, Disco, Bass, Tropical   Loo & Placido, French audio-visual wizards with a sound based on a  mix of House Music with some Jamaican and urban sounds powdered with a touch of Bass to keep it modern and futuristic. You can also expect a lot of humour, weirdness, amazing visuals, and unexpected surprises.  […]

MC RENE

Style: Hip-hop MC RENE started his career as a MC and DJ in the 90s German Hip-hop movement and was part of the highly influential “Klasse von 94”. Constantly developing his style, he blends references to classic Hip-hop with selected beats. Style in five words: dope, fresh, ill, funky, suprising, Genres that struck me first […]

MF Robots

Style: Funk, Soul, Jazz   M(usic) F(or) Robots were formed in 2016 by Brand New Heavies co-founder, drummer and main songwriter Jan Kincaid and his ‘Heavy’ fellow, vocalist Dawn Joseph, who has sung backing vocals for everyone from Rod Stewart to Phil Collins to Craig David. Together the duo aims to create a brand new […]

Mo‘ Horizons

Style: World, Funk, Jazz, Bossa, D’n’B, Soul, Breaks   Mo’ Horizons are Ralf Droesemeyer – producer (Cunnie Williams! Randy Crawford!) and dj – and the ultra-active record collector & PC musician Mark “Foh” Wetzler from downtown Hannover. The duo formed in the late 1990s and since then has release six studio albums, seventeen singles and […]

Mop Mop

Style: Jazz, Funk, Dub Since 2005, Mastermind Andrea Benini and his band Mop Mop blend Jazz with elements of dub, electronics, funk and world music. Their latest studio album „Lunar Love“ released in summer 2016 received great feedback from dedicated music mags to the Financial Times: Style in five words: Voodoo Jazz, Hypnotic Groove, Funk, […]

My Bad Sister

Style: Hip Hop, House, Bass, Drum’n’Bass, Jungle Performing since the age of three My Bad Sister are singer-songwriters, rappers, recording artists & professional dancers delivering a Cockney-cabarave mash-up of jungle, drum n bass, hip hop, bassline, house and tekno. For the last five years they’ve toured Europe extensively playing main stages at festivals including Glastonbury, […]

Smith & Smart

Style: Hip-hop Smith & Smart from Berlin take it slow and steady. In the 15 years of making music together, they saw a lot of hypes and styles come and go – and so they decided to stick with their unique approach to hip-hop. Tight, dadaistic, critical, relaxed, and sometimes simply silly and histrionic. Oldschool […]

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Smokey Joe & the Kid

Style: Swing, Hip Hop, Electro   The sound of these guys takes us from 1920’s Swing to today’s Hip Hop and Electro. Percussion solos played with scratches, beats and melodies banged out on the MPC – everything is performed live. Together with VJ Miss Chemar, they deliver a unique, dynamic A/V Show! Style in five […]

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Smoove

Style: Funk, Hip Hop, Disco, Mash Up, Soul   Smoove hails from Newcastle Upon Tyne and is now well established as a Producer, International DJ, Live performer, Re-mixer and label boss. He is also part of the successful collaboration Smoove & Turrell.  Acid Jazz Records founder and DJ legend Eddie Piller quoted Smoove as „simply one of […]

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Smoove & Turrell

Style: Disco, Soul, Funk   „To say, Smoove & Turrell are the greatest modern Soul act to emerge from the U.K would be an epic understatement!“  Craig Charles (BBC6 Music) Since their debut album “Antique Soul” launched on Jalapeno Records in 2009, things changed fast for Smoove & Turrell: Singer John Turrell has seen his […]

The Sweet Life Society

Style: Dub, Hip-hop, Electro, Global Beats, Swing, D’n’B   The creaking sound of old school vinyl is not enough for the eccentric band “Sweet Life Society”; the talented group that mix contemporary tunes with old school “Cotton Club”, re-styling the “Swing Music Culture” into a mix of electronic sounds, while also adding the performance of […]

Swingrowers

Style: Electro Swing, Vintage Pop Swingrowers are a highly talented four-piece band from Palermo, Sicily (Italy). Since their debut in 2012, their sound has been steadily evolving from jazz to hip-hop, electronica to gypsy swing and dance music into a unique vintage-inspired pop. They have performed in many famous clubs , festivals and events all […]

Wanubalé

Wanubalé

Style: Jazz, Funk, Dub   Wanubalé is a collective of 9 young musicians based in Berlin and Potsdam, who bring an unique mixture of styles and a matchless energy onto the stage. Influences of modern electronic music paired with influences of Jazz, Funk and Dub result in an explosive mixture, that makes you want to […]

Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Style: Jazz, Soul, Pop, World, Classic Singer-songwriter and cellist Ayanna is the definition of eclectic soul: her own compositions shift between classical music, jazz, alternative r&b, spoken word, world music, and pop. She played with the likes of The London Symphony Orchestra or Courtney Pine’s Afropeans or The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company and is a frequent […]