Berlin’s own HVOB (Her Voice Over Boys) started not even one year ago and they’re already doing great. With the right label, Stil Vor Talent, and the right set of vocals you basically have a guaranteed win, especially as each of the singles are remixed by some big friends like andhim and Oliver Koletzki.
HVOB’s 3rd single Always Like This is lovely, but andhim’s remix definitely gives it that little something extra that makes it that much MORE. The video, made by lichterloh, sweeps you off your feet and drops you in a wondrous land of aquarel painted figures where old men with long white beards sway their hips to the beat and Dalí-like animals come out of the water and fly away. And if you really get into it, you might feel the same rush of joy I got when the hot-air balloons came up and flew off! What a wonderful day!
A great piece of collective art, that’s what it is.
While we’re never surprised to hear something real forward-thinking when it comes to electronic music from Scandinavia, this Swedish slash Aussie band Kate Boy caught us off guard when they released their debut single Northern Lights back in November 2012 and left us all drooling for more. With more being the second single In Your Eyes and the latest release The Way We Are, recently premiered on Stereogum, we got an extra dose of those bold vocals and sharp crispy synths that gives Kate Boy‘s sound its powerful and reckless feel.
Now Kate Boy are bringing their sound to Berlin and we’re insanely excited for their show on May 31 – a date that had been seeming anything else around it in our agendas look less important for weeks. What with the thing taking place at Privatclub Berlin, a cozy night full of good-looking people and swell-sounding tunes is to be expected.
We love it, you love it, everyone loves it. So. You guys in it?
WIN IT! We’re giving away 1×2 spots on the guestlist for this night full of goodness!
Here’s what you do: ONE – be a friend on facebook, TWO – send us a loveletter with the subject line ‘Kate Boy’ and your favourite Scandinavian band. All of that until May 30, please. Hit it!
… Remember how mad excited we were about our DJ gig at FluxFriday here at PDC? Well apparently, we’re not the only ones getting wet eyes and dancy feet when Jay-Z hits up the speakers. Which is why we’re mad excited once more. This event that’s about to happen to Berlin is an ice-cream-lickin’ dream come true. Here’s the deal:
- The bestest of the best Hip Hop from the 90s and 00s will be back and loud, so pull out your moves cause I wanna see them.
- You’re free to start fingerlickin’ right now – there will be Bum Bum for everyone. That’s right, the epic ice cream from our childhood with the chewing gum stick. Priceless.
- More yuminess is on its way, brought to you by Efas Frozen Yoghurt, because we like it sweet and melty.
- Because it ain’t no party without the booze, your thirsty lips will be enjoying one of the finest. The produce of Kreuzberg’s Our/Berlin Vodka distillery, that is.
It was all a dream, now it´s all with C.R.E.A.M.!
Now. You guys in it to win it?
WIN IT: We wouldn’t be your PonyDance babes if we didn’t make this even creamier for you. That’s right, we’re giving away 1×2 spots on the guestlist for this biest of a party!
To win, simply be our friend on facebook and shoot us an email containing the subject line ‘C.R.E.A.M. O.N.”, your real name and a link to your favourite GIF until Friday, 1pm.
When: Saturday, May 25
Where: Backyard, Gitschiner 22, Berlin-Kreuzberg
DJs: Dreea / Ein Mædchen Aus Sibirien / G.NA / SIOUX PAC
Also, here’s where you RSVP.
Our tune of the morning comes from Michigan’s upcoming MC Waldo, a name to put up high on your one’s to watch list if you dig hip hop and mind my humble words. Waldo’s latest release Finally sports electronic influences and an agile vibe plus that classic U.S.-hip hop energy that can’t take a track the wrong way. With talented producer Sango on his side and recently signed to Soulection, chances are high what we’re about to hear from Waldo this year is worth a lookout.
While the original version of Holy Other‘s Held works with a very subtle use of vocal clips, floating synth pads and drums, the hands of London’s up-and-coming house producer Mike Greene aka Fort Romeau added some warmth and some heaviness to the beats, lifting the whole thing up to a seriously addictive sensual downtempo track – one just right for a dull work day.
Manchester-based producer Holy Other released his eagerly anticipated debut album featuring the title track Held on TriAngles in summer 2012, a solid ten-piece showcasing neatly executed inspiration from American Hip Hop and R&B which you can get yourselves here.