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...

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...

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...

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 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.