Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Justin Bieber in super slo-mo

May 7, 2013

This 800% slowed down version of “U Smile” will melt your brain. Seriously. Waves and waves of good vibrations washing over me.

 

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Soft Punk on Spotify

April 15, 2013

I’ve compiled some of my favorite Punk/Hardcore/Rock bands including Samiam, NoFX, The Thermals, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, At The Drive-In, Alkaline Trio and many more.

Die Realität der Straße vs. Thilo Sarrazins “Deutschland schafft sich ab”

August 31, 2010

EDIT:Leider gibt es 3min.de nicht mehr, daher sind die links tot. Schade.

 

Ganz Deutschland diskutiert über Thilo Sarrazin und seine islamophoben Thesen. Seinem Verleger und ihm kann das nur recht sein, denn so verkauft sich das Buch besser.

Ich möchte an dieser Stelle seiner quantitativen statistischen Methode und dem oftmals ermüdenden Spiel mit Zahlen, eine qualitative Analyse entgegenstellen: Interviews mit Rappern aus Berlin, Friedrichshafen und Hamburg. Der Streetworker unter den HipHop-Journalisten und ehemaliger Labelchef Marcus Staiger interviewt für das Magazin Rap.de sehr ausführlich aufstrebende MCs und arrivierte Rap-Stars von Nate57 über sido zu Moses P. Durch seine Credibility in der Szene kann er sich rausnehmen auch schmerzhafte Wahrheiten anzusprechen. So bekommt man in diesen Interviews einen sehr guten Eindruck über das Leben in den Migranten-Ghettos, über Chancenlosigkeit, Minderwertigkeitskomplexe, Gewalt und Abgrenzung gegenüber den Kartoffeln, den Deutschen. Ganz aktuell berichtet Rap.de von einem Workshop für Neuköllner Kids, der vermitteln soll, wie das Musikbiz funktioniert. Als Gäste: sido und Alpa Gun.

Der Hamburger Junge Nate57 z.B. ist in einer rhetorischen Spirale gefangen: Die bösen Bullen gegen den unterdrückten Ausländer.  KayOne, der Battle-Rapper aus Friedrichshafen muss sich von Staiger fragen lassen, warum er nicht einfach arbeiten gegangen ist, als ihm der Strom abgestellt wurde:Alpa Gun, Protegé von Deutschlands Lieblingsrapper sido, erzählt frisch von der Leber weg über sein Leben als Dealer und die Parallelgesellschaft: Auf 3min gibt es alle Interviews von Rap.de.

Techno Dokus auf 3min.de

August 25, 2010

 

Open Air Rave

Die Berliner Techno-Szene und Feierkultur ist weltweit bekannt und in der Schlange vor der Bar25 gibt es ein babylonisches Sprachgewirr. In der Doku After Hours werden ein paar durchgefeierte Kids und Djs vom Warm-Up über illegale Open-Airs bis zur After Hour in der Bar25 begleitet und Szene-Größen kommen zu Wort.

Mit der Doku Speaking In Code setzt die Amerikanerin Amy Grill der elektronischen Musik ein Denkmal. Sie trifft und begleitet einige international agierenden Akteure der Szene, wie die Wighnomy Bros oder Modeselektor.

Bald startet mit PARTY.HARD.WORK! die nächste Doku, die sich mit dem Phänomen der Berliner Club Culture auseinander setzt. Hier geht es um die Profis hinter den Kulissen, wie den Betreiber des Weekend Clubs, die weltberühmten Modeselektor oder den Veranstalter Dorian (Klangsucht).

 

EDIT: 3min is down. No more video. 2 Bad.

Amadou & Mariam live in Berlin 2009

February 21, 2009
live, Berlin 2009

live, Berlin 2009

Le dimanche à Bamako, c’est le jour de marriage“. That’s the title of my favorite song by this couple from Mali. It means that sundays are wedding days in Bamako, the capital of Mali in Western Africa, where Amadou and Mariam come from.

Amadou and Mariam are both blind and they met at a school for the blind in the 1970s. Their style of Afro-Beat got lots of international attention. Especially when Manu Chao, formerly of Mano Negra, recorded an album with them.

They played to a nearly sold out audience in Berlin’s “Kesselhaus” on February 19th, 2009 and two friends and me plowed our way through several inches of snow to make it there. What a great contrast: Winter wonderland outside, Afro-Beat inside. This was their first show in Berlin since 2006 and the crowd was very enthusiastic. It was a mixed crowd, featuring everything from dreadlock rastas to banker types. Everyone enjoyed the two hours including two encores, one of which was “Le Dimanche à Bamako”…

Mogwai Interview Video

January 28, 2009

p899-057_080808_sly_1023_interview_oya_mogwai_aMeet Barry and Stuart from Mogwai. These two scottish lads took some time to sit down and talk to my laptop about their latest album “The Hawk Is Howling”. I wanted to know for example why the put a picture of a bald-headed eagle on the cover instead of a howling hawk. They offer some insight on how to kill the queen of England and explain why Stuart isn’t sent up local Glasgow chimneys anymore.

Watch the whole iNterview with Mogwai here on Hobnox!

EDIT: Hobnox is down. No more video. Too bad.

The International Noise Conspiracy iNterview

January 27, 2009

intlnoiseconspi_aHere it is, finally. Ladies and gents, we present the iNterview International Noise Conspiracy. Dennis and Lars sat down with one of our laptops to discuss their latest groovy anti-capitalist album “The Cross Of My Calling”, which was produced by mastermind Rick Rubin and released on American Recordings.

We tested Dennis and Lars on their knowledge of politics and philosophy, by giving them quotes which were either from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Karl Marx, Stalin or Jack Bauer. They did okay…

See for yourself: The iNterview International Noise Conspiracy on Hobnox. Watch now!

EDIT: Hobnox ist down. No more video. 2 Bad.

Pet Conspiracy tour Europe! They’re chinese.

January 27, 2009

Helen from Pet ConspiracyChinese Electro-Clash outfit Pet Conspiracy hit Europe in 2008 anf left their mark on the dancefloors of Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Budapest and Barcelona. Singer Helen, who used to be a presenter for MTV China, mastermind/producer/guitarist Huzi and Edo, an italian drummer in Beijing took a cameraman along to capture the spirit of their european tour. It includes an alcohol test in Hamburg’s famous quarter St. Pauli, a huge yellow chicken on the dancefloor in Cologne and alot of fun and food on the road.

Check it out on Hobnox!

EDIT: Honox is down. No more video. 2 Bad.

Eagles Of Death Metal Interview and Death Metal Quiz

January 27, 2009

jesse 'the devil' hughesMeet Jesse Hughes. The drugs like him. He likes Death Metal. He’s got alot of tattoos. For example the “Pigeons Of Shit Metal” tattoo, which he got after Axl Rose called his band “Pigeons Of Shit Metal”. Jesse Hughes knows about mythology, too. He can recite Merlin’s charm of making. His new album with The Eagles Of Death Metal is called “Heart On”, what a pun indeed.

Check out the iNterview “Eagles Of Death Metal” on Hobnox.

EDIT: Honox is down. No more video. 2 Bad.

The Virgins Interview

January 23, 2009

nuns interviewing virginsMeet Sister Lucy and her fun nuns. They got together to interview hip New Yorkers The Virgins, whose song “Private Affair” is getting airplay like a mo#*?fu%&er all over the world. The boys in the band are extremely attractive and they find themselves extremely attracted to the pretty nuns who interview them in the backstage before their show in Berlin.

The Virgins iNterview is right here on Hobnox.

EDIT: Honox is down. No more video. 2 Bad.