10 January 2014 |

Flying Sparks 2013-01-05: Delivery 2013

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So, this is supposed to be the first part of a 2013 review of mine – with collected tracks which have been released in 2013. Most of them have not been played by myself here before. The set mostly consists of Techno, House, Bass, Electro, and Breakbeat tracks. There are some with a Swing, Latin, Tango, Polka, Cumbia, Afrobeat, Balkan, or Global flavor.

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1 January 2013 |

Flying Sparks 2012-12-31: The Last One in 2012

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The last Flying Sparks set in 2012. […]

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4 September 2010 |

Flying Sparks 2010-08-13: The Ramadan Orchestra

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After Ascension it’s Ramadan now. Because of this, there is the The Nights of the Ramadan festival in Berlin. The first event of this festival was a concert of the first big band of the Arabic world. The Syrian Big Band played some classic Big Band tunes more or less in an Arabic style, but the band also covered some well-known Pop or Rock tunes, for instance by Led Zeppelin. Being a bit too sedate at first, they became quite impressive afterwards, especially after the break because of the sunset, and after the rain shower. The darling of the […]

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16 May 2010 |

Flying Sparks 2010-05-02: On a Sunday Night in May

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On a Sunday night in May I listened to some new (mostly) Dubstep stuff. In the following some information about this. Last week, Balkan Beat Box were again in Berlin to present their third album Blue Eyed Black Boy. My first impression was that the predecessors had more catchy tracks. Anyway, I like their fusion of different cultures and music styles because it represents the more innovative approach of Balkan music in my opinion. Same place (Festsaal Kreuzberg) two days later, there was the record release party of the Berlin band Jahcoozi‘s third album Barefoot Wanderer. My current favourite […]

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15 May 2010 |

Flying Sparks 2010-04-11: On a Sunday Night in April

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I’ve just browsed through some nice music on a Sunday evening in April… It resulted in a mix between cool jazzy, Latin, Balkan and Bollywood tunes, I hope. One of my all-time favourites is the track I Love My Baby by the United Future Organization, here in a Norman Cook & Ashley Slater remix. The track got a new reverence by the The Jivers on the Jazz & Milk-Compilation Jazz & Milk Breaks Vol. 3. Recently, I listened to the remix compilation I Like It Like That of Fania Latin classics in more detail. I already had put the […]

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