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Expatriarch Radio: Planningtorock and James K

by James Glazebrook

Planningtorock by Teri Pengilley

Planningtorock by Teri Pengilley

Tune into the latest edition of Expatriarch Radio to hear the intriguing performer/producer Planningtorock speak to her prot√©g√©, New York expat James K. Selected for mentoring and support under the awesome Expatriarch Generations programme, K has delivered guest vocals for Physical Therapy and Mykki Blanco, and her own self-released EP (available at name-your-price on her Bandcamp). Originally broadcast on Berlin Community Radio, their conversation covers¬†performing live, inhabiting characters, living up to audiences’ expectations and honesty in music. Oh, and it includes tracks from¬†Hyenaz, Sarah Silverman¬†and Donna Summer!

James K is performing live, with DJ backup from Planningtorock, at HOT TOPIC vs. Expatriarch Generations tomorrow night at SchwuZ. If the previous event, featuring Peaches, Ziur and Ellen Allien is any indicator, the night will be unmissable Рso check out the full details here.

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Music Montag: Best of Berlin 2012

by James Glazebrook

Music Montag Best of Berlin 2012

What have¬†Roxy Music,¬†Depeche Mode¬†and¬†Thom Yorke all got in common? They’re all in our epic “Best of Berlin 2012″ playlist, a collection of (most of) the tracks I’ve posted on every Music Montag for a year. But what have they got to do with Berlin? Well, you’re going to have to read the original posts to find out, which you can get to via the epic list of tags at the bottom of this post.

Or you could just listen to the playlist, which features more obviously Berlin acts like Alec Empire, Bodi Bill,¬†Pan-Pot¬†and¬†Modeselektor, plus local expat stars¬†Emika, IAMX and¬†Phia. You’ll notice that some of the more underground artists I covered haven’t yet made it to Spotify (sorry!), but otherwise this is a pretty well-rounded, surprisingly danceable mix, interrupted by the odd short, sharp metallic shock ;) One for Silvester, maybe? Enjoy…

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