(awesome tapes, new york / berlin)
"a good blog is a goldmine." - JENNIFER ALLAN (THE WIRE)
since BRIAN SHIMKOVITZ (the guy behind the long-running AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA blog and the eponymous label) moved to BERLIN in spring 2012, he has played more than 50 shows all over europe: enthusiastic audiences between MADRID and TAMPERE, in ROME and on the tiny danish island of SEJERØ listened and danced to BRIAN's well-crafted sets exclusively constructed from rare african cassette tapes. besides being loads of fun, his DJ-sets are offering an ethnomusicologal close-up to the hidden musical cultures of an entire continent. why don't you treat yourself and spice up your club night or your festival with the a special AWESOME TAPES show?
05.02.2013 marks the release of a stunning new album on AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA, the label: DUR-DUR BAND were SOMALIA's leading outfit in the 1980es - their supersweet vocals and bubbling old-school synths are being driven by a relentless afrofunk beat to create a highly infectious and (in our humble opinion) very sexy melange. you can listen to and download a selected track here.
always available for festivals and one-offs!
13.06. ch luzern b-sides festival
14.06. de montabaur b-05 galerie
15.06. uk london corsica studios
19.06. de berlin chalet
21.06. fr lille 240
22.06. de hannover theaterformen