One day, the whole lockdown got on my nerves so terribly that I had to express my frustration in a drawing. On this day, I was terribly annoyed in the morning about the closed barbershops. But at least I had something in common with our chancellor that morning, no more hairstyle – just hair. Here is the result of that annoying moment:
And so Hairbert was born. He is thus a full-fledged child of the Corona Lockdown, although his name was found much later through a query in an Instagram story. At the beginning I definitely didn’t think about a series of drawings, but after the positive feedback I started to think about how to express the Corona frustration on the one hand, but on the other hand how to capture a whole issue with a single image.
Hairbert still has an interesting future, let’s see in which direction he will develop.
The cabin-fever-virus has taken hold of me. It leads to weariness and apathy. My doctor advised me to make music and produce a DJ set. I did it, and everything is now o.k. again. Have fun with my March set, just in time for the end of the month.
Circus Bells (Ryan Gatesman 2009 Remix) – Robert Armani Radiance – Dok & Martin Music Controls You – Mella Dee Android – Dok & Martin Trippin’ (Dario Sorano Remix) – Pappenheimer Frozen Room – Charles Fenckler System – roman weber Madness – Nicolas Taboada Pump Up the Swag (AnGy KoRe Remix) – Toni Alvarez & Miguel Do Reis Bassface – A*S*Y*S Let It Go (T78 Remix) – Emanuele Millozzi & Luke Di Lullo Deeper (Filterheadz Remix) – Salo & Bandung Upside Down – Nicolas Taboada Form Reality (Under Black Helmet Remix) – dotwav King – Mark Broom The Andor Voyage (Ramon Tapia Remix) – Metro Dade Motorcity – Mars Bill Escapia – DJ 3000
A little bit more than one year ago I had my last gig. Many people celebrated with me the the last party before the lockdown. We had much fun and we thought “in a few weeks everything will be o.k. again”. week after week and month after month went by and now more than one year ago everything was o.k. Corona sucks! How many clubs will be open again? When will the clubs open again? So many questions and no answer. And many politicians make much money with dubios contracts. That sucks more than Corona! Nevertheless, don’t panic, it’s just a pandemic. Let’s celebrate the breakdown of the club culture.
Revelation (Club Mix) – Mike Vale & Simon Doty Enjoy Music (Riva Starr Remix Edit) – Reboot Just Wanna Feel You – Block & Crown & Tom Boye Francisco – Mark Funk Get Get Down – Kevin McKay & Matt Fontaine You & Me (Extended Mix) – KC Lights Dollar$ (Andrey Zenkoff) – Made In America Wrong (Club Mix) – My Digital Enemy Groove Amigos – Original Club Mix – ATFC Bounce (Original Mix) – Block & Crown, Damon Grey All Out (Club Mix) – Simon Doty & MC Flipside Kalaka (Dave Rose Remix) – Chris Gekä & Tecca Discofunk – House Legion I Don’t Wanna (Dub Mix) – Hack Jack Touch Me – Luke Robbins Extra Trippy – Danny Howard Somewhere Special (feat. Cat Connors) [Club Mix] – OFFAIAH Sanity – Mark Funk
End of winter. Hello Spring. Dreaming of the dancefloor. Dreaming of playing in the clubs again.
Ego – Alan Fitzpatrick Clamp Champ – T78 Hybrid – Raffaele Rizzi Sinematic – Zimmz Kona – Alan Fitzpatrick & CamelPhat Fade Into You – Spektre The Seventh Sense (Roberto Capuano Remix) – Audiomatiques Rain – O.C & Verde Out of Control – Channel X Solar – Audiomatiques & Mars Bill Lost Beyond Streets and Canals – Dave Sinner The Dregs of Society – Christian Bonori & Paul S-Tone La Noche (Mario Ochoa Remix) – Coca & Villa Too Deep (To Bear) – Tiger Stripes Remember – Harvey McKay Lost Time – Aran Burn & Rian Wood Betelgeuse! (Stefano Pelle & Sall Remix) – Rich Venom Star Allies – Spencer Brown & Raito
30 records in 30 days goes into the 30th round: house music all night long.
This is the end of the 30 days and at the same time a beginning. This record was the spark that set me off in a very specific direction: House in all its different forms. I first noticed this not only during this challenge, but already a few weeks ago, when I discovered a very good remake of the best track on this double album: Let me love you for tonight. Originally by Kariya, remixed by Weiss. That’s it, I’ll nominate myself for the next challenge. Hahaha.
30 records in 30 days goes into the 29th round: the leap behind the glass pane.
Compared to what I’m listening to and playing now, this is no longer a musical hook. No, dear friends of electronic music, this double album was the igniting spark for my DJ career. Sounds a bit strange, but this was exactly the sound I was always waiting for. At least until the end of the eighties. And at my very first gig, obviously, I played most of the album up and down. In the absence of an extensive record collection, even several times per evening. Completely unplanned, I even filled the dance floor and in the end everyone was happy. I will never forget that evening.
30 records in 30 days goes into the 28th round: Me and Jane in Plane.
Another musical hook before we enter the final musical sprint tomorrow. Two important memories connect me with this record. The first concerns the musical style, swing jazz. My father was an avowed fan of this style of music and this band. And – in contrast to his other musical preferences – I liked the music immediately. I even listened to the record often when he wasn’t around. The second memory concerns my father. I can still remember very well how on some Sundays in the morning he put on the record very tidily and enjoyed the music with a lot of commitment.
30 records in 30 days goes into the 27th round: Honni soit qui mal y pense.
Another musical hook. This is the only classical LP I bought when I was young. I got into classical music quite early and still found some inherited pieces in my record collection. Probably not in great condition. I would have bought more classical albums for sure, but in the beginning the pocket money wasn’t enough, later I bought the CDs. Back to the Bolero. There’s not much to say, just great. Almost structured like a modern piece of music. A drum loop and then successively all the other instruments fade in. Have a nice Sunday.
30 records in 30 days goes into the 26th round: Who is afraid of the haunted house?
The end is near. And we’re hitting another musical hook today, towards rap, hip-hop and (according to Wikipedia) e-funk. Whodini’s album was one of the big surprises during this challenge. I couldn’t remember ever owning anything like it. Grandmaster Flash was still hiding somewhere in the depths of my memory, but this album was off my radar. When I then listened to the songs in iTunes, I was surprised again. They are really good. Nevertheless, I never really warmed up to rap and hip-hop, that’s why I only got two LPs. Tomorrow there will be the next hook.