Radio überlin vol. 2

by James Glazebrook


Boom! Welcome to volume 2 of Radio überlin. This time we get to know my better half, the seldom-heard-from Zoë, as she explains when she first fell in love with Berlin, how moving here changed her life, and what inspires (and annoys) her about the city. We also answer a listener’s question about finding work and accommodation as a dual citizen of the UK and Germany, and play the very first round of BerlIN/BerlOUT *cue airhorn*. All that, plus music from Emika, Erlend Øye and Phonique, Jahcoozi, Peaches, Ellen Allien & Apparat and… Cabaret! Tune into Berlin Radio International every Thursday evening from 8:30pm to hear more.

BRI – Radio überlin EP 2 – 12/03/2015 by Berlinri on Mixcloud

The Solution is Irrelevant

by James Glazebrook

I’m always complaining that there’s so much going on in Berlin, that I have no chance of seeing/doing it all. I know, I know, #firstworldproblems. Case in point: The Solution is Irrelevant, an interdisciplinary music and art project which, from this (uncut) video and these images, looks unmissable… Oops. TSII featured music from Sneaky, Lars Kirchbach, RQM, and Robot Koch – from überlin fave Jahcoozi – alongside an installation built and controlled by 44flavours and Clemens Behr. Check out the exhibition website for more information, or read the project’s aims below:

The Solution Is Irrelevant, the title of the upcoming exhibition curated by 44flavours and Clemens Behr, is meant to evoke not only an approach to creativity and the act of creating, but also a life philosophy. For the duration of the vernissage, the Epicentro Artspace will be transformed into a multimedia, interdisciplinary laboratory, where performance and video art, design, music, spoken word, sound treatment, sculpture, painting, and installations will interact simultaneously without a screenplay or a preset agenda. On board for the experiment: the 44flavours art collective, installation artist Clemens Behr, film directors Pol Ponsarnau and Yves Kasten, musicians Robot Koch, Sneaky and Lars Kirchbach, and spoken word artist RQM. The entire “performance” will be documented on video and will be screened at Epicentro art daily; presented in the form of video installations alongside other finished artifacts.

The Solution is Irrelevant 1

Image by Marlene Grell

The Solution is Irrelevant 3

Image by Marlene Grell

The Solution is Irrelevant 2

Image by Marlene Grell

The Solution is Irrelevant 4

Image by Marlene Grell

Music Montag: Jahcoozi

by James Glazebrook


Jahcoozi are back! And this weekend they’re making a cape out of donated dreadlocks. No, really. Not sure what the cause is, but we’ll support anything that removes dreads from the heads of the crusties that stank up our city. You should check out the installation/concert/commemoration(?) of the erection of the Berlin Wall this Saturday, but for now we’re going to revisit the track that made us fall in love with the Berlin-based booty-bass bpitch act in the first place.

I don’t need to brag about the East End
Got the best of both worlds innit in the end.
Why’s everybody’s chatting bout the LDN?
When we know what’s going off in the BLN

Barefoot Skank presents:
13.08.2011 / Radialsystem / Berlin

Jahcoozi (Konzert + Special Performance) // BPitch Control // Berlin
Robot Koch (live) // Project: Mooncircle // Berlin
Graciela Maria & Sneaky (live) // Project: Mooncircle // Mexico City, Manchester
Half-Sick Half-Girl // Sick Girls // Berlin
Ghettozoid (dj) // One4Ho // London
DJ Zhao (dj) // Ngomasound // Bejing
Area Boy (dj) // Barefoot Skank // Moskau
+ tbc

This article originally appeared on Bang Bang Berlin.