Unsere VIA! VUT Indie Awards-DJs
Wir freuen uns sehr, diese großartigen DJs für das Verleihungsfest gewinnen zu können.
Foto: Kiku Piñol
does the international "Yacht-Pop" blog:
how do you are? (www.howdoyouare.com)
just started his new record-label:
how do you are?
first release in april/may 2014: various artists - TOO SLOW TO DISCO,
(a compilation of late 70s west coast yacht pop)
sometimes makes wine here:
mas d*intras (www.masdintras.com)
is part of the berlin clubber-blog:
berlin battery (www.berlinbattery.blogspot.com)
(with Shir Khan, Jack tennis and Ben Mono)
Foto: Udo Siegfriedt
Mo Loschelder originally came from Düsseldorf where she has studied arts with famous painter Gerhard Richter. In early 1990 she decided to move to what then was East-Berlin and was immediately attracted to the musical scene, started to DJ in various clubs and did programming at “Elektro”. In 1994 she worked at the well-known record-store “Hard Wax”. Once “Elektro” had been shut down, Mo Loschelder, Klaus Kotai and Daniel Pflumm started their label “Elektro Music Department” (EMD). The trio continued with 2 other clubs: Panasonic and Init. In 2005 Mo started as a booking agent at Gostimirovic Music Management. In 2009 she finally started an agency of her own, Media Loca.
Foto: Marie Staggat
Dimitri Hegemann was born in 1954 in a small village in Westfalia. He moved to Berlin because he didn't find a platform where he could realise his visions for alternative living. So he started studying Musicology at the Freie Universität Berlin in 1978. His world began observing the night in West-Berlin and there he started to become active in the music scene. Between 1982 and 1990 he organized five Berlin Atonal Festivals - new codes in vision & sound. In 1986, he opened a store in an old shoe store, inspired by the Dadaist movement, called Fisch Buero. This space was registered on Misses Fisch, who was a phantom. In 1988 he opened the acid house club called UFO. After the wall came down, Dimitri and his friends opened the legendary techno club Tresor, which was located between the two infamous walls - in the heart of the reunited city. Tresor became the birthplace of the biggest movement of the last century - Techno. In 2005, the city of Berlin made a big mistake and sold the ground where Tresor was located to a boring insurance company and Tresor had to move out. In March 2007, Hegemann found a new home for the club in an abandoned power plant in the middle of Berlin. The so called Kraftwerk Berlin is now home for art events throughout all genres. His newest concepts are the Happy Locals and the Academy for Subcultural Understanding. He considers himself a cultural activist and space pioneer - aiming to turn industrial ruins into cultural spaces. Only art can save small cities to not vanish into meaninglessness.
Knapp 25 Jahre nach seinem ersten Booking umweht den Exil-Wiener Stefan Biedermann, der seit knapp einer Dekade die Elbmetropole Hamburg seine Heimat nennt, die vornehme Nonchalance eines Elder Statesman des HipHop. Beweisen muss der 39-jährige Turntablist, dessen Pseudonym gleichsam lokalpatriotische Heimatverbundenheit und Genre-typisch überhöhtes Berufs-Doppel-Gütesiegel vereint (DSL = DJ SuperLeiwand), freilich niemanden mehr etwas. Die gelebte Unaufgeregtheit des großgewachsenen Österreichers, der heutzutage grundsätzlich auf aufmerksamkeitsstarke Mix-Tricks und flashy Scratch-Akrobatik verzichtet, sondern das Augenmerk ausschließlich auf die euphorisierende Funktionalität und Qualität seiner Track-Auswahl legt, manifestiert sich in seinem (quantitativ) betont reduzierten Output. Gerade einmal ein (!) Album mit dem Titel „#1“ findet sich neben einigen EPs und Remixen (u.a. für Neneh Cherry, Only Child, Jazzanova, Kool Keith, Beginner) in der Discographie des Wahl-Hanseaten.