Let's Have A Party! AKIWAWA is celebrating its 78th birthday today at Kaschemme Basel! DJ Pun & Rainer are playing old & dusty plates all night long. To celebrate this anniversary, they'll bring along their most favourite tunes from all these years aswell as the freshly dug stuff, to deliver the usual mix of raw, dirty & obscure Soul, Funk, Afro & Island sounds...
Konzeptlos presents: COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS feat. STELLA ANGELICO *Live* Afterparty AKIWAWA DJ Pun & Rainer
Cookin On 3 Burners wurde 1997 von Jake Mason (Hammond-Orgel), Dan West (Gitarre) und Ivan Khatchoyan (Schlagzeug) in Melbourne gegründet. Ihre erste Single „Gravel Rash/Pie Warmer“ veröffentlichten sie 2002 auf dem kleinen Australischen Label „Bamboo Shack“. 2007 erschien ihr erstes Album auf dem Englischen Freestyle Records Label von Adrian Gibson, u.a. mit einer harten Funk-Version vom Gorillaz Hit „Feeling Good Inc.“, der weltweit von B-boys abgefeiert wird. 2009 veröffentlichten sie den Soultrack „This Girl“ mit der Sängerin Kylie Auldist, der 7 Jahre später durch den Remix von Kungs weltbekannt wurde. 2016 erreichte der Remix die Nummer 1 der Charts in Frankreich, Deutschland, Belgien, Ungarn etc. sowie Platz 2 in England, auf Youtube zählt der Clip gerade mal etwas über 260 Millionen Aufrufe.
Heute Abend spielen Cookin' On 3 Burners mit der Sängerin Stella Angelico aus Melbourne in der Kaschemme Basel, es ist das einzige Schweizer Konzert dieser Tour. Auf keinen Fall verpassen, denn eines ist klar, es werden sowohl Soul- als auch Funkliebhaber voll auf ihre Kosten kommen.
Tonight is Kaschemme’s season opening and AKIWAWA welcomes DJ Format,
what a perfect timing. DJ Format doesn’t need much of an introduction, he’s a
fantastic Rap DJ/Producer and is rocking the clubs around the globe with his
bone breaking funky B-Boy sounds. He also has a time consuming passion of
hunting obscure funky 60/70s sounds and is always on the look-out for the next
obscure and lesser known bits. Not only searching for drum-breaks or samples,
he adores these sounds, especially the psychedelic fuzz guitar tunes. This is
one of the reasons that got him on the radar of the UK label BBE Records. In
2016 they released the awesome compilation „DJ Formats Psych Out (A Collection
Of International Funky Fuzz Laiden Gems)“, containing 14 psychedelic
obscurities from all over the globe, handpicked out of DJ Formats shelfs.
He rarely presents these jewels from his immense record collection to
the public in one of his DJ-sets. Of course some of these tunes find their way
sampled on his brilliant productions. Well, tonight at AKIWAWA you’ll have the
rare chance to hear him play these hidden gems. DJ Format is going to put the
needle on whatever he wants, alongside DJ Pun & Rainer! From Soul, Funk to
Breaks, Psych, Rock or Rap etc. everything is possible! One thing is for sure,
he’ll pick only his most favourite and best records, quality first! So if
you're in Basel, do not miss this chance.
AKIWAWA… the bimonthly night run by
DJ Pun (Unique) and Rainer (Konzeptlos)… raw, dusty & crackling – Soul,
Funk, Island & African plates…
Sunday June 4th Konzeptlos presents: Hailu Mergia *live* (Ethiopia / USA) Afterparty: AKIWAWA with special guest DJ Cassawarrior (Australia), DJ Pun & Rainer 21h doors, 22h concert
Kaschemme Basel, Lehenmattstrasse 353, 4052 Basel
keyboardist Hailu Mergia was a major star in 1970es Ethiopia, presiding
over the country‘s leading instrumental ensemble Walias Band, which
worked restlessly on the Addis Ababa hotel circuit and jamming with
luminaries like Duke Ellington and Manu Dibango. In 1981 a good part of
Walias including Hailu used the first ever US tour of an Ethiopian music
group to escape the dictatorial Mengistu regime. Since then Hailu has
been a resident of the Was- hington DC area, spending most of his recent
years as a cab driver at the capital‘s Dulles Airport and playing only
privately. Brian Shimkovitz, operator of the acclaimed
blog-turned-record label Awesome Tapes From Africa, who came across
„Hailu Mergia & His Classical
Instrument“, a somehow obscure 1985 cassette, in a music store in
Ethiopia, tracked down the old maestro and reissued it. On the back of
Shimkovitz‘ reissue, Hailu started to play live again in 2013, exploring
the deep, liquid and hypnotic qualities of his music, while not
forgetting to throw in some hefty bits of funk now and then. In May 2017
Hailu will for the first time make his „American“ band tour Europe,
which in fact features the Ethiopian bass wizard Alemseged Kebede and
the Trinidadian master drummer Kenneth „Ken“ Joseph. DJ Cassawarrior
is an African music pilgrim who regularly travels ‘the continent’ in
search of the finest in rare vinyl gems. His penchant for Congolese
Rhumba, West African Funk & Highlife, Sudanese Music and African
Coastal sounds is only surpassed by his passion for 'Golden Era' Ethiopian music.
His collection of Ethiopian and Eritrean discs is second to none and
rate among some of the most rare and sought after vinyls on the planet.
His love affair of the sounds from ‘the Horn of Africa’ was initiated
while playing bass guitar and touring with Ethiopian music great Mulatu Astatke, and later with Mahmoud Ahmed and Alemayehu Eshete. Cassawarrior is also a DJ regular at Glastonbury Festival, as well as being a radio presenter with Australia's premiere independent radio station PBS 106.7 fm. FB-Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/748875448610825/
MABIISI *Live* (Ghana, Burkina Faso) Afterparty: AKWIAWA - DJ Pun & Rainer
doors 9pm / concert 10pm
Mabiisi is the natural artistic encounter between acclaimed Burkinabè Art Melody and Stevo atambire,
one of the most influential kologo musicians of Ghana. Both artists
speak languages that are close, they hail from similar cultures, yet
their people have been left estranged and distant by the colonial
boundaries of the region.
Mabiisi means "brothers from a same
mother" in both the Frafra of northern Ghana and the Mooré language of
Burkina Faso's Mossi people. The concept stems from Art Melody's wish to
reconnect with his musical roots, his desire to go back to the time
when his voice encouraged farmers, as a young
boy singing in the fields with his mother. The boy is now an
experienced international artist, considered one of the most significant
voices in African hip hop. Likewise Stevo Atambire has experienced
tremendous success at home in the north of Ghana, as well as on the road
as part of Wanlov the Kubolor's innovative Afro Gypsy band.
Following a first encounter in Accra in December 2014, the natural
intuition and chemistry between Art Melody and Stevo Atambire
immediately drove the two to create a timeless opus, a collection of
songs drawing as much from their common land as it does from their own
musical paths, a reconciliation of the village and the city, of
Francophone and Anglophone Africa, a genuine pan-African bridge across
lands and generations, which would make Sankara and Nkrumah proud.
This will be their first show ever in Basel, as part of their second European tour!
Afterparty: AKIWAWA... the bi-monthly party with DJ Pun & Rainer! Raw, dusty & crackling Soul, Funk, Island & African Sounds