OPENING HOURS 12-20h @ WASHcamp (Schulterblatt 36)
HIPHOP NIGHT 20h @ HAFENKLANG
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SOLE & THE SKYRIDER BAND (Fake Four/US)
Sole and the Skyrider Band formed in Flagstaff, AZ, the summer of 2006. Sole, founder and former member of anticon records, a pioneer of the indie/alternative hip hop movement, teamed up with the Orlando psychedelic trio to explore the idea of a post-rock experimental hip-hop aesthetic. From ’07- ’09, the band toured the globe relentlessly, sharing the stage with bands from all genres of music. In 2008, Skyrider relocated to Los Angeles, where their post-rock sound became informed by its proximity to what would later become the “LA Beat” scene. Around this time, Sole was thoughtfully refining his anarchistic stream of consciousness rants into a tangible modern pop-rap format.
In the summer of 2010, most of the band found themselves living in Denver, CO, where they combined these influences to create a bold new sound that marks a new step for the band. Sole and the Skyrider Band can be described as electronic rap inspired by current movements in gangster rap, progressive electronic and neo-classical music. The band explores a wide range of emotion and composition, from club anthems to dark melodic introspection to cinematic hip-hop.
Their new album Hello Cruel World will be released on Fake Four, Inc. July 19th, 2011.
iconAclass (MC DÄLEK/US)
iconAclass is the new project from MC/producer Will Brooks best known as dälek. As front person and co-producer in the group Dälek he explored the left of center/ wall of noise world ala My Bloody Valentine meets Public Enemy on 6 studio albums.
iconAclass, his newest solo project, see him maintaining the gritty view of boom-bap he is know for, while returning to his roots.
For the Ones is pure hip-hop, hypnotic heavy beats serve as more than just a backdrop for this MC. They focus a spotlight squarely on the lyrics, and iconAclass has a lot on his mind!
Pushing forward into the new millennia with DJ Motiv providing the cuts, iconAclass is the next chapter for this ever evolving musician.
P:SO (Picasso Sounds/US)
P.SO “The Earth Tone King” (formerly known as “P.CASSO”) is an artist not unlike his namesake. Incorporating mixed media as a solid emcee, a breakout producer and a burgeoning videographer, P.SO is using unorthodox methods to create a single vision in music that has garnered him fans worldwide.
Using broad strokes of genius, acute angles of lyricism and obtuse angles of obscurely sampled beats, he’s ultimately painted a masterpiece of sonic border pushing dimensions. As an artist unafraid to explore, he’s traveled to Germany and Switzerland rocking stages and building connections. This world view has him often collaborating with producers/musicians as far as South Africa and the UK.
As a key member of the NYC based A-OK Collective he’s shared stages with Blu, Wale, Brand Nubian, DJ Evil Dee, DJ Premier and more. He’s worked with 2 Hungry Bros., 88-Keys and DJ Spinna. He has 2 projects currently available; the well received full-length album, For Your Consideration and the free digital album Earth Tones. He has two music videos for his singles off his debut album circulating the internet at over 10,000 views between both videos. He received the moniker “Earth Tone King” for his preference in low-key, non-flashy clothes and sneakers in different earth-toned shades as well as his music selection and process being very natural and organic. He says of his creative process, “I believe that music is the language of life, and what more could I be fluent than living. I don’t necessarily MAKE music, it naturally finds me.”
P.SO is working on his next project Gateway To Greatness slated for a Summer ’11 release. Helming most of the production himself and enlisting the talents of his fellow A-OK Collective members, The Gateway to Greatness is a darker contrast from his previous efforts. If the corridors of your mind’s gallery seem lacking musical canvasses and in need of an abstract musical perspective, listen to P.SO and you will definitely find art of a different hue, possibly an earth tone.
„Who doesn’t know the big ‘U’“…you better check it out.
Umse is a german underground rap artist that stands for the perfect mixture of great samples, pumpin’ beats and smart rhymes. After supporting Nico Suave, Kool Savas UMSE got the chance to open at ‘HipHop Open 2007′ in Stuttgart after winning the ‘Myspace Most Wanted’ award. Coming from Essen, UMSE is touring germany for years considered to be one of the freshest MCs in germany.