Sad to hear of the passing of one of Latin music’s leading voices Cheo Feliciano. Turn up the volume and press play to listen to one of our favorite moments in Cheo’s long standing career. Whether you prefer this version or the one with the full Fania All Stars crew, El Ratón is a true classic.
Psyched to partner up with Berlin Community Radio on their Welcome to Berlin series of shows focusing on an in-depth encounter with a varied selection of Berlin based artists.
The series kicks off today at 13.00 Berlin time with Black Cracker. Tune in at Berlin Community Radio
This Saturday sees our first incursion in Madrid since moving to London. We’ll be sharing an audiovisual stream in collaboration with Captcha Family from an undisclosed, special location in the heart of the city.
The transmission will be hosted by our founder Miguel Colectivo. He will be joined by Leonid (Sistrum / Photic Fields), Sonic Pioneers, and Some Randomer with a selection of choice cuts. A live, analogue and modular synth jam by W3 is also expected.
You can tune in from 16.00 CEST at captchafamily.com
For now check the video above for an insight into Captcha’s Home Base Transmissions.
Record Store Day - April 19, 2014 - London
If Music, one of London’s finest vinyl purveyors, has put together a stellar line up of unplugged performances to celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday. We’re big fans of Iñigo Ugarteburu, Andrew Ashong and Jessica Lauren so you’ll surely find us down there at some point that day.
Bonus? Marc Mac signing copies of his RSD 7˝ inside the shop.
Identities We Love #1
Public Possession is a record shop and label out of Munich, Germany. While we caught up with the guys behind it, Marvin & Valentino, a while back at colectivo futuro, we felt compelled to do another short feature about their visual identity. From its inception, it was clear that Public Possession had a clearly defined styled they wanted to convey through their visual offerings.
Their in-house designed flyers and promotional materials might initially seem quite simple, but their quirkiness and sense of humor is something that really stands out for us. Usually hand-written or photocopied, the PP materials manage to convey a playful yet consistent way of doing things.
While Marvin & Valentino take care of most of the shop’s printed matter, often times with the help of local artist PAZE; on the label side, PP has so far collaborated with underground and cult artists such as Misha Hollenbach of P.A.M fame and Benjamin Roeder.
PP’s latest visual endeavor has been the launch of the PP Zine, available at their shop and at select events. In the future, a special edition zine will be published in collaboration with Innen Zines.
For now, we leave you with a quote from the zine’s 1st edition which clearly defines the organisation’s ethos.
"The relationship between music, drawings, text and happenings all revolve around a center. That center not being something particular, like a certain goal we set for ourselves, but rather a loose idea of what we gradually wanna create. We see this as a process that is no to come to an end anytime soon and the process being the actual aim if there is one to name. The fun of creation, let it be a sticker, a handout/flyer, the next vinyl release or this zine is what defines the contribution of the PP organisation.”
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Lost In Music with Frankie Knuckles. R.I.P. to the Godfather of House Music.
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