EP Watch: Breezy – Tragic Mulatto

The moment you read or hear the title of this record is the same moment you come to realise that the artist behind it means to leave her mark. Unyielding and yet playful, expressive with a reserve of ‘more to come’ and the duality that makes this record most powerful is the link between the present and the predecessor. The Tragic Mulatto EP offers an indelible insight into Breezy, who helms her debut EP with majesty and touches of madness.   The first voice you truly bear witness to on this record is Nina Simone. She is waxing on the definition of freedom in her low lyrical tones while Breezy’s mood-setting melodies hum a unison of identification. The present and predecessor. Enter ‘Low Power Mode’, an anthemic swell of a song, the refrain of which is a highlight of the entire EP. Backed by stark keys and a simple but...

EP Watch: Kojey Radical – 97:Pure

Keep your ears peeled. Kojey Radical is staking his claim as one of the most formidable emcees in the UK. His EP release 97:Pure is more of a double single that acts as a wake-up call to those sleeping on his gruffness. Sitting at the intersection of hip-hop, grime and spoken word Kojey is carving out his space and what a space it is.   97   With the wave of 90s nostalgia still prominent and pervasive, Kojey kicks off this release with an anthem the tagline of which is ‘I’m bout it bout it like it’s 1997’. The song is a meandering celebration that moves from Kojey’s brazen call that ‘all young kings get beheaded’ a veiled reference to the Basquiat piece ‘Most Kings’ all the way to his hushed self-representation in the first verse. The musical motif that acts as a backbone to the song is a high...

Breezy – “Queens” | Domicilium

Breezy closed out her set with the dedication to her influences called “Queens”. At the end, she had the whole audience chanting the refrain in the final verse. It was a magical way to end the first half of Domicilium that night. You can buy Breezy’s album on Bandcamp. She is currently touring her EP across the east coast of the U.S., so keep up to date with that by following her on Facebook or Instagram. 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.

Breezy – “Low Power Mode” | Domicilium

Breezy’s performance of her heartfelt track “Low Power Mode” was dynamic and engaging. This one is a must watch. You can buy Breezy’s album on Bandcamp. She is currently touring her EP across the east coast of the U.S., so keep up to date with that by following her on Facebook or Instagram. 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.

Breezy – “Get Ready” | Domicilium

Breezy came through to Domicilium in October, and she gave us one hell of a set. “Get Ready” is a Motown influenced jam and a personal call to action off of her “Tragic Mulatto EP“. Performed with the infectious energy that comes with the Breezy vibe, the audience had a blast with this track. We’ll be releasing three videos from her set at Domicilium during the week, so keep your eyes peeled. You can buy Breezy’s album on Bandcamp. She is currently touring her EP across the east coast of the U.S., so keep up to date with that by following her on Facebook or Instagram. 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...

[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.    

B.U. Mixtape #001

This is the first in a long line of Berlin Untelevised mixtapes. Each artist will be releasing full length projects in the near future under the Berlin Untelevised label. For now, we bequeath a small taste of their essence upon you in the form of this medley of gorgeous sounds. Each track is different than the last. Genre is no limitation. We strive to support creators whose work challenges. This would not have been possible without the continued support from local Berlin musicians and the many hands who have supported and encouraged us along the way. Stay tuned for the tsunami moves. credits released April 1, 2018 Thanks to all creators and contributors. Thanks to all supporters and professionals who lent us their time and ears. Thanks to you for finding your way here.

The DubTalk ft. Maura Souloud

Maura Souloud‘s voice is an ethereal trip into a dimension where all sounds make you smile and sigh. Her stylings are smooth. Her lyricism is poignant, and her vibe is always warm and welcoming. Because Maura is a member of the Peanut Butter Beats crew, we’ve had the pleasure of being privy to her artistry many times, and we figured y’all might love it as much as we do.  When we invited her into the K12, Maura did not disappoint. Throughout the sound check, she was singing catchy lines and busting out the fattest sounds from her SP-404 Sampler. Once the conversation started to roll, Maura was not shy about telling shit like it is. We dove into her origins in the Deutsch Rap scene, and she gave us her honest opinions about the way her femininity affected her ability to do what she wanted to do, which was rap....

The DubTalk ft. Pourtr8s

Pourtr8s had some BAAARS to drop when he came into the K12. This Irish MC is the reason that Lexodus started to freestyle, and he came into the place fiery and ready to do just that. Pourtr8s prides himself on his ability to speak straight from the heart, and he uses hip hop to spread his message, which is one of acceptance and understanding. Growing up, he felt a deep connection with the ability of rappers to tap into the struggle of inner city ghettos, so he started freestyling at a young age to become a part of the culture. Amidst the savage freestyling, we got seriously in depth on the topic of hip hop and the kind of musical culture that we want to foster and cultivate in our lives. From swag rap to conscious rap, underground to main stream, we discussed the impact an MC can have and...

The DubTalk ft. Babiche Papaya

The penultimate episode of the final season features yet another multi-talented and socially active being, and she goes by the name of Babiche Papaya. At her request, we opened up the episode with a lengthy freestyle cypher session. Right away, we noticed how unique and witty her freestyle swagger is. She was whipping out lines that were totally off the wall and unexpected, which had us doubled over with laughter. Once we’d rapped ourselves into a frenzy, we finally introduced ourselves to each other and got to talking about serious shit. We wanted to understand how she perceived the Berlin hip hop scene as a woman and an immigrant from Rwanda. Although she speaks fluent German and has such an incredible flow, she was often discouraged by male MC’s treating her as an outsider and questioning her skill even when it was on clear display before them. Throughout the episode,...