Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Ken Park (CAN)

ghostandthesong (BLN)

DJ Quesako (FR)

KEN PARK is a Toronto ex-pat living in Berlin.
He wants to transform his love of psychedelic guitar music into something that can be made and played live on an MC-303.



GHOSTANDTHESONG conjures a saturated psych-lo-funk/neo-surrealist-punk sunshower, the perfect cooldown for a squelchy joyride through woodland creeks canopied in summer sunset. Before nightfall, find a spot to lie back and let crisp autumn riffs and ritualistic rhythms of the rolling river cleanse your heavy heart and hazy mind. With the cold creeping closer, come back to consciousness and follow the siren to shelter.



DJ Quesako




Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Priv4te Records

Based in Berlin this incredible label specialized in official reissues of cosmic music from the late 70's and early 80's gives the possibility to find some rarities in high quality vinyl pressing and beautiful packaging. Since two years they have released some of the best German space music (I should say Germanic speaking countries) like the great Christian Bruhn "Captain Future" LP or the fantastic Intergalactic Orchestra "The Super Nova"  Album. The next release, Asso "Do It Again" LP comes from Italy, the disco country! This album was unreleased in 1982/1983 thus it is very exciting to know that this pearl of the italo-boogie 80's will be after all available in a killer production! All pressing are limited to 500 copies. Better hurry if you want a chance to buy them.


369.000 Christian Bruhn Captain Future – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
369.001 Ayisha – Space Man
369.002 Intergalactic Orchestra - The Super Nova 
369.004 Leda - Welcome To Joyland
369.005 Paradise Frame - Paradise Frame
369.006 Various – Let’s Go Into Space…
369.007 Schaltkreis Wassermann – Psychotron
369.008 Asso - Do It Again


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Favorite record shops in Berlin

Leila M

Rosa Luxemburg Str. 30, 10117 Berlin   
+49 (0)30/24085419 

Wide range of Vinyls and CDs from new releases of Indie, House, Experimental, Electronica, Ambiant, Disco, Weird Stuff to some classical Krautrock, Jazz pieces and other.

Bis auf's Messer
Marchlewskistraße 107, 10243 Berlin
+49 (0)30/20687291

Art Gallery and Record Shop with an incredible choice in Vinyls and CDs of the best Indie and Alternative music in present time.

Space Hall
Zossener Straße 33, 10961 Berlin
+49 (0)30/6947664

Temple of Techno in Berlin. Here you can find some rare old classics for a "reasonable" price. It's one of the biggest shop in town with a wide range of Vinyls and CDs with all sorts of Eletronic, Rock, Funk, Disco, Reggae, Hip-Hop and much more.

Mr Dead and Mrs Free
Bülowstr. 5, 10783 Berlin
+49 (0)30/2151449

A shop mainly for Indie stuff, but in their field renowned. Leftfield dance finds possible.

Piatto Forte
Schlesische Str. 38 b, 10997 Berlin
+49 (0)30/69 51 89 54

Small shop with some rare pieces in a wide range. A bit messy and sometimes expensive but it's worth to take a chance by going there.

Le Petit Mignon
c/o Staalplaat store
Flughafenstr. 38, Eg rechts, 12053  Berlin

Best place for Experimental and Avant-Garde Music.

Neuromantic-Violations Recordshop
Rigaer Straße 5, 10247 Berlin
+49 30/55875586

Related to Praxis Records, here you will find a wide range of Breakcore, Experimental, Electronica and Techno stuff.

Audio In
Libauerstraße 19, 10245 Berlin
+49 (0)30/486292984

Good place for House, Techno, Electro and Disco. They have some exclusivity on some great Labels.

Rumpsti Pumpsti
Weserstr. 165, 12045 Berlin
+49 (0)3028860615

Noise, Experimental, Avant-Garde, Sound-Poetry, Musique Concrete...

Holy's Hit Records
Solmsstrasse 33, 10961 Berlin
+49 (0)179/7783174

Berlins best Second Hand Vinyl Collection 20.000 LP's & Singles from 50's-90's.

Fashion Killers
Wrangelstraße 48, 10997 Berlin
+49 (0)30/60930245

Wide range of Vinyls from Indie, Industrial, Wave, Electronics to some Jazz, Easy Listening...

33 rpm Store
Wrangelstraße 95, 10997 Berlin
+49 152 21983727

Friendly little shop in the Wrangle Kiez sharing the space with a nice cafe. The collection is very personal and you can find there some small local labels that you've never heard before.

Satori Records
Wrangelstr. 64, 10997 Berlin
+49 (0)30/53 14 20 51


Most beautiful shop in Berlin for Jazz and Wine lovers. Huge collection of records and a nice selection of wine! Some pretty rare stuff as well. A bit pricey though but worth it! And nothing better that listen to some beautiful music while testing some delicious wine! Highly recommended!

im Haus Schwarzenberg
Rosenthaler Straße 39, 10178 Berlin


Art gallery and shop with a nice range of Breakcore, Electro and Experimental Vinyls and CDs.

Das Drehmoment Records
Schliemannstr. 21
10437 Berlin


Label and Recordstore specialised in Electro, Disco, Minimal, New Wave, Synth Pop and Dark Electronics.

Friday, 30 September 2011

C'est la vie !

Music to make children, beautiful music, flirting pop songs, love songs, groovy sexy alien disco, sex with your neighbor anthem, divorce rock'n'roll, chill with oma lounge. C'est la vie !

1. Ergo Phizmiz and his Orchestra  - Come to Debbie       
2. Baby Dee - The Pie Song             
3. Sun City Girls - Dear Anybody      
4. Sun Ra and his Arkestra - Hours After       
5. Momus & Anne Laplantine - Seakliff Kragg     
6. Skeletons  - L'il Rich      
7. Midori Hamada  - Silver Apples Of The Moon    
8. Junk Culture - Weird Teenage Vibes     
9. Les Brochettes - Rene               
10. Michiko Kusiki - Tonight in the Streets       
11. Dim Dim - Belle Etrangere    
12. The Easy Access Orchestra  - Le Masseur    
13. Mathematiques Modernes  - Reponds-Moi     
14. The Machines - Flying Kite       
15. Paul Piot & Paul Guiotrry 7 - Amour, Vacances et Baroque              
16. Joe Meek - Piste 27      
17. Pigeons - Missing You        
18. Tipsy  - Electric Blue Eyelashes
19. Basile - Engins bizarres et gens étranges               
20. Rockets  - Le Chemin       
21. Goblin - L'alba Dei Morti Viventi       
22. Pascal Comelade - De La Neurologie Au Zig-Zag


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Artist of the Week : Lazer Crystal

Synthesized Chicago LAZER CRYSTAL is a musical node comprised of three humans and various mechanisms. Listening to their songs is like sending your mind on a trip around the universe.

In fact, singer/keyboardist Mikale De Graff says he hopes the disc, titled "MCMLXXX", takes people to a mental place where you can’t be in the physical world. And he says it’s OK for people to see Lazer Crystal as a riddle: “I think the puzzle is a good aspect of what music or art or conversation or whatever can be,” says De Graff, 30, a Kentucky native who has lived in Chicago since 2003. “Clarification is always nice too, but a little mystery can go a long way.”

Their music sprawl across Krautrock, Italo-disco, prog, and noise, and in keeping with those influences their payoff isn't in pop hooks so much as it is in really intense vibes. Even without much foreground melody, the music has a focus that Lazer Crystal's early material lacked—something De Graff and Read say they achieved by giving in to their electro and house fandom.

Lazer Crystal believes that we as humans are at the extreme promontory of the centuries. The human race has reached the moment where we must open the mysterious shutters of the impossible to seek the unknown. We are moving beyond Time and Space toward the absolute, since we have discovered eternal, omnipresent speed.

1. To create music that reflects this ideal.
2. To present a multi-colored, polyphonic surf of sound and vision, set to the ritual nocturnal vibrations of its arsenal, to be played as an offering of respite.