The DubTalk ft. Hamza

Hamza’s newly released EP “Tracks from Mars” was one of the key windows we got into the outcome of his practiced craft. He performed the EP’s title track as well as “One Two”, both tracks clearly demonstrating his self professed obsession with writing short, dense lines painting tales in pictures. His performance of his poem “Impassable Stretches” was our second opportunity to see him at work, albeit in a different frame of mind. For Hamza, rap and poetry occupy two distinct modes of expression that, although sometimes utilizing the same techniques, scratch different pieces of his artistic itch. If you’re pressed for time, you can see the performances on our new series “TRAX”, which is a compilation of all of the performances from The DubTalk.Related Links: Raymond Antrobus‘ collection of poems The Perseverance. The HBO series, Def Poetry Jam, from which you should find clips. TQ’s track “Westside” Scott Storch’s Wiki. Mike...

JAMZ ft. Hamza | The DubTalk

Hamza Beg was our guest for this month’s episode of The DubTalk. Though he isn’t usually one to freestyle, the spirit of the session overtook him, and he jammed out with us like a pro. JAMZ is our new series which compiles all of the best musical moments from The DubTalk so you can enjoy them when you’re in the mood to groove. We’ll be posting an episode of JAMZ every month in the lead up to the release of The DubTalk, so stay tuned. Episode 302 of The DubTalk premiers on Friday at 1700 CET! Hamza’s EP Tracks from Mars is available for listening and purchase on BandCamp. Editing, Mixing, Mastering done by Phips Witt who can be found on his website. Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe.

TRAX by Hamza | The DubTalk

Hamza is the second guest to be featured on this season of The DubTalk. As you know if you’ve been keeping up with the weekly updates, we’ve decided to upload shorter compilations of some of the best moments from the episode in the lead up to its release. Our first new series is TRAX, a collection of all of the pieces performed by our guest. Hamza’s first piece is the title track off “Tracks from Mars”. He opens his EP with a clear statement of intent and style, which he delivered in the studio in his typical understated nonchalance. The second piece is a poem entitled “Impassable Stretches” wherein Hamza comes to a realization about depression while sitting in a chapel in solitude. His third and final performance in the K12 was a cheeky little number from “Tracks from Mars” entitled “One Two”. This track is a nod to all...

Victoria Priest/Punkulele – “Tiny Little Thing” | Domicilium

This is the final song in the set performed by Victoria Priest when she graced the stage at Domicilium. “Tiny Little Thing” is a raunchy punk influenced sex song. This short and spunky little performance was the perfect conclusion to her passionate set. We hope you enjoy her energy as much as the audience did. Keep up with Victoria and her many projects by following her on Instagram or liking her Facebook page. Sara Herrlander is our talented videographer, and she does all manner of incredible work. She can be found on her website or Instagram. We’ll be updating our Youtube channel very regularly with a diverse array of content representing the Berlin community. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe. Thanks for watching! Next Domicilium is on 11/12.

Victoria Priest/Punkulele – “One More Chance” | Domicilium

This is the second song in the set performed by Victoria Priest when she graced the stage at Domicilium. “One More Chance” is a passionate cry for forgiveness in the wake of heartbreak.  The performance swells into a crescendo of vocal pleas to the lost lover that shook the audience. We hope you enjoy her energy as much as the audience did. Keep up with Victoria and her many projects by following her on Instagram or liking her Facebook page. Sara Herrlander is our talented videographer, and she does all manner of incredible work. She can be found on her website or Instagram. We’ll be updating our Youtube channel very regularly with a diverse array of content representing the Berlin community. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe. Thanks for watching! Next Domicilium is on 11/12.

Victoria Priest/Punkulele – “What You Paid for Me” | Domicilium

In the coming days, we’ll be posting all three songs performed by Victoria Priest when she graced the stage at Domicilium. Her opening track “What You Paid for Me” is a haunting meditation on love and the risks entailed in allowing one’s self to do such a thing.  She started the set off slowly, easing the audience into her world of Punkulele style. After a quiet, slow first verse, Victoria exploded into a fury that ebbed and flowed throughout the performance. We hope you enjoy her energy as much as the audience did. Keep up with Victoria and her many projects by following her on Instagram or liking her Facebook page. Sara Herrlander is our talented videographer, and she does all manner of incredible work. She can be found on her website or Instagram. We’ll be updating our Youtube channel very regularly with a diverse array of content representing the Berlin community. Don’t forget...

Hamza Beg – “I Lost My Phone Somewhere” | Domicilium

Every second Tuesday of the month, we host Domicilium, an event which offers space to artists and encourages them to share the universe in which their art exists. The audience shares a deeply personal experience with each individual artist. The sets are full of emotion and driven by the dedication each artist has for their craft. Our incredible videographer, Sara Herrlander, does an exceptional job capturing the intimacy of the space. Hamza Beg chose to perform an extended poetic set entitled “I Lost My Phone Somewhere” when he featured at Domicilium. Thanks for watching. Subscribe to us on Youtube! Find more of Hamza Beg at https://hamzabeg.bandcamp.com/

The DubTalk ft. Breezy

Season 3 is here, and for the first time, The DubTalk is on video. We invited Breezy to the K12 studio to talk about her new “Tragic Mulatto” EP. The session is a wealth of knowledge and infectious improvised tunes. From minute one, Breezy was candid and honest with Lex and Eli. Off of the back of her open demeanor, we quickly dove into serious conversation about her road to “Tragic Mulatto”. Returning to American culture was rough for Breezy after a year in Berlin studying at dBs Music Berlin. She spent some dramatic time in L.A., which ended in her decision to return back to her home on the east coast. It was there that “Tragic Mulatto” grew into the moving piece of music that it is. The album is informed by “sources”, as Breezy calls them in the interview. These short skit-like interludes come between each track and...

[Teaser] The DubTalk Season 3 Premier

We have been working hard to make this season something special. We’ll be sharing the first episode with y’all come Sunday. Here is the second taste of what’s to come. We’re going to be trying out the new Premier feature on YouTube, so you will be able to watch the video with us when it comes out. That means you’ll be able to chat with us about what’s going on and maybe even give us feedback on the show. Would love to have you there!  

[Teaser] The DubTalk ft. Breezy

For the first time ever, The DubTalk will be on video! Season Three will bring you closer to the weirdness going down in the K12 studio than ever before. The entire session will be available for your viewing pleasure. Nothing will be left out. That means you’ll get to experience the conversations with our amazing guests as if you were in the room with us. We are currently putting the finishing touches on the first episode which features Breezy. She came into the studio fresh off the release of her “Tragic Mulatto” EP, and she had a hell of a lot to say. We couldn’t have chosen a better guest to kick off the season. Stay tuned for the release. If you’re curious about Breezy, find everything you need to know on her website.    

The DubTalk ft. Alexey Kochetkov and Valentina Bellanova

Alexey Kochetkov and Valentina Bellanova came into the studio and graced us with a change of perspective and pace. He plays violin. She plays ney. They are both involved in several projects in Berlin which focus on intertwining the sounds and styles of Middle Eastern music with those of the Western world. Even though we invited them into the studio out of a desire to explore this intersection, we were still blown away by the enchanting aura they coaxed into the dingy walls of the K12 by bowing and blowing their respective instruments. All three of us were held in a trance as they performed their first piece, which extends a full thirteen minutes and makes up the heart of this episode of The Dub Talk. Once we surfaced from said trance, we were full of questions. Everything from timing and key to storytelling and technique were discussed. The Untelevised Crew had begun to...

SCXOENF3LD-17 (Live Set)

Things don’t always work out as planned. This set is one of those things. Originally prepared for the SCXOENF3LD festival in 2017, Knockout Knob was unable to make it due to the might of Mother Nature. Instead, he uploaded the set for all to enjoy.

The DubTalk ft. FRASE pt. 2

From the moment Knockout Knob and Elpenor heard FRASE’s vocal texture breeze through the little box they’d set him up on, we knew we had to talk to him. He is everything we admire in an artist. He’s hardworking, dedicated, and more importantly genuine. Episode seven starts with a rough track idea that FRASE had been working on at the time called “White Cone”. We spent 12 minutes composing and recording what ended up being a soultastic jam that leads into a seventh episode full of insight from FRASE about musicianship, travelling, and what it means to be on tour and not have a true “home”. You won’t want to miss this double whammy. You can find FRASE on his website or on the Facetyfacespace.

The DubTalk ft. FRASE pt. 1

FRASE didn’t have any original songs that he wanted to perform, because we all ended getting so deep into the vibe of our jam. It was hard to remember that we were supposed to be interviewing the guy and not just making beautiful music with him. As a result, we recorded for over three hours and had so much material that we couldn’t just give FRASE a single episode. In episode six, we highlighted the music that we produced in the short three hours with FRASE. Episode seven starts with a rough track idea that FRASE had been working on at the time called “White Cone”. We spent 12 minutes composing and recording what ended up being a soultastic jam that leads into a seventh episode full of insight from FRASE about musicianship, travelling, and what it means to be on tour and not have a true “home”. You won’t...