Inside Hairbert – the birth of an artificial character

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:

hairbert - corona sucks

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.

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tante techno’s tea time – dj set march 2021 edition.

Tante Techno's Tea Time, February 2020 DJ Set

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.

Tracks

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

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my uncle’s house altar – dj set march 2021 edition.

DJ Set March 2021 März 2021

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.

Setlist

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

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tante techno’s tea time – dj set february 2020 edition.

Tante Techno's Tea Time, February 2020 DJ Set

End of winter. Hello Spring. Dreaming of the dancefloor. Dreaming of playing in the clubs again.

Tracks:

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

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my uncle’s house altar – dj set february 2020 edition.

my uncle's house altar - dj set february 2020 edition.

Throw away the Corona masks, hang up the disco ball and turn up the stereo system to full volume. It’s party time!

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30 records in 30 days from 2 collections from one household, day 30: The Mixdown, Part 1.

A Challenge: 30 Platten in 30 Tagen / 30 records in 30 days The Mixdown, Part 1

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.

Kariya, Let me love for tonight: https://youtu.be/dnvf0mwiioY
Re-Mixed by Weiss: https://youtu.be/ze2CAzh4Ppc

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30 records in 30 days from 2 collections from one household, day 28: Acid House Fever.

A Challenge: 30 Platten in 30 Tagen / 30 records in 30 days Acid House Fever

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.

Tolga Flim Flam Balkan, shall we do it again: https://youtu.be/JKYfATxVZFo

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30 records in 30 days from 2 collections from one household, day 28: Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Debut Album.

A Challenge: 30 Platten in 30 Tagen / 30 records in 30 days Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Debut

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.

Me and Jane in a Plane: https://youtu.be/FkiKW17Q3Mg

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30 records in 30 days from 2 collections from one household, day 27: Herbert von Karajan, Ravel/Bolero.

A Challenge: 30 Platten in 30 Tagen / 30 records in 30 days Herbert von Karajan, Bolero

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.

Ravel, Bolero: https://youtu.be/r30D3SW4OVw

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30 records in 30 days from 2 collections from one household, day 26: Whodini, first album.

A Challenge: 30 Platten in 30 Tagen / 30 records in 30 days Whodini, Debut

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.

The Haunted House of Rock: https://youtu.be/gjG69bDrG7E

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