Monthly Archives: July 2011

The classics never die

“The Classics Never Die” is our ode to the record industry which is still very much alive, especially in DC. We spent many days in Adams-Morgan area of DC checking out record stores and testing our knowledge of DC public transportation.

via Das Kraftfuttermischwerk, VINYL LIEBE


Beat this!

Being amongst the first documentaries about Hip Hop, Beat this! A Hip Hop History dates back to 1984 and features pioneers such as Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc as well as the The Cold Crush Brothers. Oh, and Malcolm McLaren gets to recall his first Hip Hop party.

Hip Hop from Django’s Ghost on Vimeo.

via: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

CfP: The body is the message

Die Arbeitsgruppe music/media/publishing sucht bis Beiträge für ihre zweite Veröffentlichung “The body is the message”.

Das Spannungsfeld zwischen physischen und kulturellen Aspekten des menschlichen Körpers ist ein Be­zugsrahmen für Fragestellungen, die sich mit Körpern und Medien in musikbezogenen Kontexten aus­einandersetzen. Dabei sind nicht nur musikwissenschaftliche Zugänge, sondern explizit auch Bei­träge aus anderen Disziplinen mit unterschiedlichen methodischen Ausrichtungen willkommen.

Deadline ist der 30.09.2011 und hier erfährt man mehr.

29 ways to stay creative

from TO-FU on Vimeo.


Once upon a time in New York

“Once a Time in New York –  The Birth of Hip Hop, Disco and Punk” was broadcasted by the BBC in 2004 and is now available on youtube amongst all the fail compilations, cute kittens and make up tutorials.

In the 1970s the Big Apple was rotten to the core, yet out of the grime, grit and low rent space emerged new music unlike anything that had gone before. Inspired by the Velvet Underground, a new wave of ‘punk’ rock emerged in lower Manhattan including The New York Dolls, The Ramones and the Patti Smith Group. Meanwhile, downtown loft parties held by gay New Yorkers heralded the birth of disco, which would eventually spawn the ultimate club for the privileged few: Studio 54. The swanky mid-town discos were out of bounds to black New York so in the Bronx DJs such as Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa created their own parties, heralding the birth of hip hop.

via Nerdcore

The elements of creativity

“The elements of creativity” is the title of the 3rd part of Kirby Ferguson´s series “Everything is a remix”. It´s online for some time now but worth a post nevertheless – the first two parts can be found here.