Octobird @ Tipsy Shuffled Arts

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Freund:innen!

Die Luft ist flüchtig – durchschneiden wir sie mit den Schwingen der Kunst – halten inne & die Luft an – und genießen gemeinsam einen angenehm chaotischen Querschnitt durch die Berliner Subkultur.

Unberechenbare Winde haben dafür gesorgt, dass unser Lieblingsfestival in diesem Jahr eine Pause macht. So hat es uns an einen wonnereich gepflasterten Stadtstrand, im Kiez zwischen Ostkreuz und der Frankfurter Allee, gespült… Am 4. und 5. August soll von dort aus vielfältiger Sound ertönen, zum Kopfkratzen und Ausrasten, während wir uns am Labsal der edlen Weinbeere berauschen, unter tanzenden Schatten ausruhen und letztlich begeistert – oder entgeistert – die Sonne unter dem Pflaster suchend, frei wandeln.

Wir laden euch herzlich dazu ein, unerschrocken auch im Tanz mit den Hyaden – uns diese Welt einzubilden.. stellt euch das mal vor! Jetzt, am Wochenende!

Bis dahin, herzlichst – eure Kill Royal Weinbar

Bermuda Fest 2023: Hidden in th Triangle

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On the first weekend in June we will be celebrating the naming of the cultural Bermuda Triangle with a three-day festival here in Berlin/Friedrichshain. We will infect all your senses with jam sessions, art punks, acid breaks, creative workshops, theater performances, a marketplace and anything else your imagination can dictate.

We will have wonderful artists such as:
Vertical67DR. KONTRATXTXVodor L ZeckAxiomBriainKuriharaRaving Mad CarlosPuppenmuckeDaniel Matz – and…sure..also some Octobird

The exact location is hidden on the flyer. Just follow the “Merkelraute” (like you did for so many years 😉
Can you guess where it is?

The events are running:
Friday from        8 p.m. to 6 a.m
Saturday from   3 p.m. to 6 a.m
Sunday from      3 p.m. to 8 p.m

Free Entry, hope to see you all there!

Octobird @ Abseits

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Next weekend we’ll have some magic Bass & Breaks at our favourite space in space again.

Come around! It’s all free / donation based.

Octobird Liveset @ Vetomat DIY Fundraiser

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At 18th of march you all are invited to our big big fundraising party at Bethaniendamm 26 10997 berlin!

We’re getting the first proper temperatures here in Berlin. A good chance to spend a day at the historic RAXXXHAUS. Starting at 4pm we will have food, screen printing, tatoos and a shitload of music.

There will be a whole bunch of Bands starting from 6pm and then DJ action from 1am.
I’m gonna provide the missing link between both worlds, playing an electronic Live Set around Midnight.

Everything for the good cause of keeping DIY spaces in FHain alive!

For more info come over to the Vetomat Website!

Zanderhythm Presents: Octobird & Vodor L Zeck

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Freitag der 13.01.2023 from 8pm @ 8KW , Kietzer Weg 8 (LichtenHain)

Zanderhythm presents “Acidcake Skating Through Your Brain” with Octobird und Vodor L Zeck

If you thought we present our new movie we have to dissapoint you. Its just Ocotbird and Vodor L Zeck playing muzik for you the whole night.

Vodor L Zeck kicks of his european tour in Berlin on Friday the 13th, cause there is no better date to start a tour into the unknown. Come together at 8KW and have a dance to some Acidish Braindancy IDMish Electro 4 to the floor breaks house music 🙂

Octobird Salad #13 | Rusty Technics

Oh how I miss these dirty club nights! Plunging into a muddy sludge of sweat and adrenaline, floating on the far-reaching waves of kick drums. Even in a city like Berlin there hasn’t been much going on in the last 2 years apart from one or two pub discos and private raves on trashy improvised sound systems. Anyway, we’ll still mark this one as a hope-inspiring warm-up exercise. Keep the dream alive!

TRACKLISZT:

  1. Das Ding: Somewhere [Minimal Wave]
  2. Nick Klein: The Worst Band In The World [BANK Records NYC]
  3. HellboII: The Brainwashed Masses [Panzerkreuz Records]
  4. Ratsnake: ПЛЯЖ
  5. Cristiano Balducci: Tesla Series
  6. Gladio: Of Hyperborea
  7. Gesloten Cirkel: Yamagic [Moustache Techno]
  8. Mannerfelt/Haydo: Radio Mohave [Avian]
  9. Grey People: Cryogenically Frozen
  10. DJ Spider: Inner Earth Existance [Instruction]
  11. Ikpathua: The Lair [Noorden]
  12. Brooks: Rlf [Mantis Recordings]
  13. rHr.: Ologram
  14. Grey People: Too Much Relevance [Public System Recordings]

The Intergalactic Bimstein Returns

Phew! It’s already been 6 months since my last appereance on Pr0gramma with my Bimstein EP and obviously I went back into the ethernet shadows after that. Not really – I rather went into the shadows of my studio racks, taking a recent mixture of changes and chances as an inducement to rebuild my studio setup. And as a result of some quite drastic setup changes there also went quite some time into learning new machines and software and teach them to communicate with each other.

So let’s take a few steps back and remember where we took off, shall we?! Back in April I had my last appearence on Austin Cassels radio show. And while it’s rather unlikely…maybe some of you missed that one. If that’s you…or if you just wanna listen back to some Octobird stuff, here is the set I played on Austin’s show:

TRACKLIST:

Andreas Grosser – Rhythmic Desert
UFOCUS – Fun With Fractals
Octobird – Desert Hall (unreleased track)
Dona – Vrs 2
D’Marc Cantu – Another Number
DJ Spider & Franklin De Costa – F Planet
Simon Haydo – The Territories Marked
S Olbricht – Asterid
oxvac – 7
Octobird – Monowai
DJ Spider – Inner Earth Existance
Israel Vines – Rage Appropriate
Container – Peppered
Don’t DJ – Hexentrix (Jordan GCZ Remix)

So much for the warmup and hopefully I’ll be back soon with some actual “news” 😉

Tentacle Loot #29 | mimoid: mmxx

It’s been a bit quiet here for some time. So why not tune back in a quite loud manner 😉

For some time now I’ve gained a little more trust in Soundcloud. It remains to be seen whether this will last in the long term and whether Soundcloud will manage to decide at some point whether they want to milk either fans or musicians. But at least the algorithms are still refreshingly blunt.

And it was through them that I came across Mimoid. A Toronto based producer about whom you can guess more than you can find out from his previous output. But one thing can be attested without a doubt: an excessive predilection for acid. And so the usual suspicious number combinations from 303 to 808 gather at a table to document their violent disputes on tape. Which… sure…isn’t a whole new concept by itself, but Mimoid manages to stretch his acid with a good number of his own ingredients. If you listen to Mimoid’s second work DSTD, you might get the impression that someone is striving for some good manners here on mmxx. Largely DJ-friendly tempos and selected ingredients. Something that usually doesn’t always work out well, because a child who tries to play by the rules of adults doesn’t really play in the end. But Mimoid is no ordinary child. He suffers from a severe form of serious brain dancer. His uncanny energy builds up through the constant urge to break out of the usual patterns. The individual elements of each track, from the acid lines, machine rhythms and rave stabs, keep pounding against the limits of the traditional set of rules in order to defy themselves and to let off some steam.

mmxx reveals its strengths in two main challenges. On the one hand, in how he manages to weld his repertoire of tracks together and pastes them properly with grease and dirt. And then there is the groove, which doesn’t just make everything a little more funky or wonky or whatever, but rather ensures that our usual suspicious combination of numbers don’t persist in self-disputes, but rather attack each other properly. The acid lines seem to break apart again and again between stoic and stumbling, only to be whipped back into the pattern by a clap or something at the same time. And in the end there is always only one direction: forward!

Octobird – Faeces | available on Bandcamp (and everywhere else)

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There we have him, the newborn. That happy little companion who will cheer you up about the first hardships of the approaching winter. A handful of tracks that are rather creamy, soft and warm, but won’t refuse a little dance or two.

“Faeces” Release Site

The links to the streaming services could still take a few days before they actually lead to the release, but Bandcamp is up and running. Everything else is fake anyway! 😉

A Blog is not a Blog is not a Blog: Three human resources to identify high quality music

  • Beitrags-Kategorie:Music Culture

Probably every person who manages to cross the magical Cobain-Morrison-line of 27 years will experience one or the other profound global change in the course of his life, either due to historical or to technological progress. The changes in the music journalistic landscape and thus the way in which we discover and perceive music is probably one of the profound changes in my (average) existence.

While we used to sit in front of the TV until late at night to catch some of the more remote formats on MTv, while we recorded local radio stations, being grateful that John Peel was even broadcasted as far as Berlin and while we followed in the semi-mainstream music magazines looking for creative misfits, we now live in times of limitless diversity. And while print magazines are still looking for new horizons, the classic blog is almost dying out again. Replaced, it seems, with algorithms and influencer playlists on Spotify. And yet besides the little big players of online magazines (Fact, XL8R, etc.) there are still plenty of smaller formats. Well-arranged, cozy places where it’s only about one thing: staying true to the music. You just have to find them!

At this point I would like to remedy the situation a little and showcase my three favorite (kinda-)blogs and at the same time present three quite different formats and approaches.

Read on...

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