Berlin´s tropical scene has a new, beautiful home: The Yaam. The legendary Berlin reggae and bass club, which has been around for more than two decades in various spots across the Spree river area now has moved into former Maria / Magdalena club. The club´s line up so far is stunning, including shows by Lee Scratch Perry, David Rodigan, KRS-1 or New York´s Electro Punany. On July 12th, Moombathon Massive w/ Dave Nada, Matt Nordstrom and Sabo will drop their club heat on the Yaam´s main dancefloor. With a brand new sound system that has a special emphasis on the low end frequency range, the Yaam promises to be the metropolitan Berlin non techno-club everybody yearned for. More infos on Yaam here. Coming Friday Hamburg bass dons So Shifty and Emicida tour DJ Nyack will play at Tropical Soundclash, together with Daniel Haaksman.
Though Man Rec isn´t much into footie, we welcome that the world cup has raised public interest in many things Brasilian and is allowing a bigger public to get a more detailed view on current events in the giant South American country. French DJ and producer duo Jess & Crabbe, known for their excellent “Bazzerk” compilation, have now edited a series of short online TV episodes called “Funjbol” that focus on new music, art and dances from Brasil. Watch the first three episodes below, you can choose between versions in French or Portuguese, both feature English subtitles.
The recent two volumes of Daniel Haaksman´s radio show Luso FM on Funkhaus Europa are focussing on curent music in Brazil. While the world watches the world cup taking place and the surrounding media is filled with samba and the usual Brazil clichees only, Luso Fm is taking a closer look at what´s happening regionally in music within the giant country. Check out the first two volumes below.
BRASIL SPECIAL #1, w/ FOCUS ON SÃO PAULO
BRASIL SPECIAL #2, w/ FOCUS ON PARRÁ AND AMAZONIA, w/ DJ mix by DJ Dolores