23 March 2010 |

Flying Sparks 2009 Review

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Finally, I managed to finish my little work about a music-oriented review of the year 2009. It’s been a while since New Year’s Day, but good music keeps to be good music, doesn’t it? 😉 Let us review some of the highlights of music, I caught in 2009. The focus is set on Dubstep as well as on Global Beats music somewhere between Baile Funk, Cumbia, Balkan, Asian Beats, Pop, Funk, and Electro. The review is split into three parts. The first part is mainly in German language only. Culture & Politics 2009, Dubstep 2009, and Global Beats 2009. […]

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23 March 2010 |

Flying Sparks 2009 Review, Part 3: Global Beats

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We leave the Dubstep world by this set and slow down under 140bpm. The feeling keeps faster. Here some of my highlights between Tango, Baile Funk, Cumbia, Balkan, Asian Beats, Pop, Funk and Electro. What I like to call Global Beats. […]

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23 March 2010 |

Flying Sparks 2009 Review, Part 2: Dubstep

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Here are some of my 2009 highlights of Dubstep music, also often with a “global touch”. For instance, Asian or Global Dubstep by Delhi 2 Dublin, Shandy, Shiva Soundsystem, Ges-E, Sukh Knight, Juttla, Dusk & Blackdown vs. Grievous Angel, wAgAwAgA, Clouds, Geiom, G.Corp, Stenchman, OMFO, … Enjoy! […]

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23 March 2010 |

Flying Sparks 2009 Review, Part 1: Culture & Politics

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Let us pay our last respects to Eartha Kitt († 25.12.2008), Blossom Dearie († 07.02.2009), Ali Akbar Khan († 19.06.2009), Michael Jackson († 25.06.2009), Margot Ebert († 26.06.2009), Patrick Swayze († 14.09.2009), Eduard Zimmermann († 19.09.2009) and Mercedes Sosa († 04.10.2009). Rest in peace! In the end of 2008, the Berlin radio station radiomultikulti from the public broadcaster RBB was closed. Instead of this programme, the Cologne station Funkhaus Europa is transmitted in Berlin. But, some of the former crew of radiomultikulti has started the internet spin-off “Multicult”, Version 2.0. In 2009 we could relisten to DT64, the GDR […]

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22 March 2010 |

Bye bye for now, Pathaan & Nerm

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Last weekend, the very last shows of Electro East by DJ Nerm (Shiva Soundsystem) and DJ Pathaan‘s Musical Rickshaw were broadcasted on the British radio station BBC Asian Network. Nerm celebrated 109 tracks in the mix from four years of Electro East within two hours: a small review on Drum’n’Bass, Electro Breaks & Dubstep from the Alternative Underground. Also, Pathaan brought beautiful classics between Global Beats, Eclectic Grooves & Asian Chill. Both have always supported artists from the Global and Asian electronic scene in their shows. Let us hope that we will hear from them in the future wherever again! […]

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