Sonntag, 24. August 2014

RAP HISTORY - Intensivkurs - Die ersten 10 Jahre (1979-1988)


Veranstaltungs-Nr. 1243

Diesen Donnerstag, 28. August 2014, ab 21.00 bis 02.00
Ort: Universität Helsinki, Hörsaal: Geroldstrasse 35, 8005 Zürich
Zeit: Einlass ab 20h, Unterricht ab 21h.

Pünktliches erscheinen wird empfohlen.


Das Institute of Rap History nimmt seinen regulären monatlichen Vorlesungsbetrieb im kommenden November wieder auf. Im Rahmen der Vorbereitungen dafür finden, beginnend diesen Donnerstag, drei 10-Jahre umfassende Intensivseminare statt.
1979 hätte noch niemand gedacht, was aus der lokalen Bewegung in New York entstehen wird. 1988, lediglich 10 Jahre später war Rap bereits nicht mehr wegzudenken. Wir arbeiten die wesentlichen Veröffentlichungen der ersten 10 Jahre auf – für all jene, die unsere früheren Lektionen verpasst haben; oder für jene, die es einfach nochmals hören möchten.

Unter Mitwirkung der Dozenten:

Kay-Zee (Suntic Research, ZH)

Reezm (Hum Entertainment, ZH)
CEO Müller
(GS Finance & Trust, ZH)
(Oor Group, ZH)

Material zur Vorlesung:
"Cause we got style!" – RosyOne and the Dopepose Posse (Dokument Press, 2011)
"How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip Hop" – Dave Tompkins (Stop Smiling, Melville, 2011)
"Big Fun in the Big Town" – Bram Van Splunteren (Fivedayweekend, 2012)

(Unterlagen sind bei Oor, Anwandstr 30, 8004 Zürich erhältlich)

Präsentiert von CEO Müller & Soulsonic

Dr. Rolf Müller
Universität Helsinki
Institut für Rap-Geschichte
Geroldstr. 35
CH-8005 Zuerich <> <>

Das Proseminar "Rap-History" behandelt chronologisch einzelne Jahre von Rap und Hip-Hop. Dabei liegt das Schwergewicht auf den in den jeweiligen Jahren veröffentlichten Platten. Die Veranstaltung fand von September 2005 bis Februar 2008 jeweils am letzten Donnerstag im Monat statt (1979 - 2007) und nimmt ab Oktober 2014 den regulären Vorlesungsbetrieb ab den Jahren 2008 wieder auf.

Donnerstag, 14. August 2014

Soulstew im Keller

Herr Dörrer a/k/a Alex Soulbrigada,
Herr Eugster a/k/a Vinylist Sir Dancealot
Herr Wempe a/k/a DJ Soulsonic

Freitag, 15. August 2014, ab 23h
Gonzo Club, Züri 4

"Get dressed & put on your dancin' shoes!"

Sonntag, 20. Juli 2014

Quintron & Miss Pussycat

Live aus New Orleans!

Samstag, 26. Juli 2014
Helsinki Klub, Züri 5

QUINTRON and MISS PUSSYCAT lassen die Puppen, 
in einer Weltpremiere, auf ihrer aufblasbaren Bühne tanzen.
Das legendäre Duo aus New Orleans live auf unserer kleinen Showbühne, 
mit einer Late Night-Show zum Tourstart.
Anschliessend geht die Party weiter mit 
DJ Sonoflono (Stax-O-Rex) und DJ Soulsonic a/k/a Herr Wempe.

ShowStart 23.30 / Bar ab 20h

Stronzo Spezial:

The Wave Pictures (UK) - live
anschliessend Party mit Soda Club & Soulsonic

Donnerstag, 24. Juli 2014, ab 21h
Gonzo Club, Züri 4
Viel Spass!

Montag, 14. Juli 2014

Rundfunk / Soulstew

Komm vorbei oder schalt ein!
Herr Wempe legt an der Eröffnung auf.

 18.00 - 20.00
Freitag, 18. Juli 2004
Geroldstrasse 15, Züri 5
und anschliessend geht's in den Keller!

Soulstew proudly presents:

Rocafort Soundsystem
DJ Harry Callahan & DJ Phil Salmon
Herr Wempe

23.00 - 06.00
Freitag, 18. Juli 2004
Meine beiden Gäste waren so nett und haben ein  paar Fragen beantwortet.

What's your name?
My name is Ivan Muench, my dj name is Harry Callahan.

Where are you from?
I'm from Barcelona, Spain but i was born in London. English father, spanish mother.

What are you doing?
That's a question i always ask myself... no, seriously, i'm writting the answers to these questions.

Who influenced you musically?
My mum's record collection wich included records from The Beatles, Alan Parsons Project, and a Bruce Willis LP.

What was your first record?
"I Need You" by BVSMP 12". Don't judge me, it was the late 80's.

What are your favorite records at the moment?
My taste is wide and i enjoy listening to different styles of music, some of the tunes i'm enjoying currently are Charles Bradley's latest 45, Nick Waterhouse's Holly LP, Keith & Tex's Stop That Train LP and Folk music with a Funk/Soul influence, and of course, all the "Rocafort Records" releases.

What's your best digging story?
I don't go out much to dig for records, i like sitting comfortably at home sipping tea and having others do the digging for me. Lazy? maybe. But hey!

What's your favorite mix and why?
My mixes because they're probably the best in the world and they include the records i like. I'm a lazy bastard so i don't put out that many mixes. Also Miles' from Breakestra. He kills it everytime. Unfortunately he doesn't put many out because he's a perfectionist, i wish he wouldn't be because i really enjoy them! He's a very nice person too.

What's your favorite format? LP, 12", 7"?
7" definitely, it's the first thing i look for when i shop for records. 1 record, 2 songs, 50% of the record is always good, that rarely happens with an LP.

What are your 10 alltime favorites?
My taste changes with time, my top 10 now will be different to the one next year. These is my top 10 now...
- Bobby Wayne - You're Blowing My Mind (LA Val Records)
- Willis Wooten - Your Love Is Indescribably Delicious (Virtue)
- Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako - Get Up James (Rocafort Records)
- Snoopy Dean - Your Love Move Me Baby (Blue Candle)
- The Willow Band - Willowman (Epic)
- Blew Smoke - Ain't Gonna Kill The Spirit (GRT)
- Casual T - Hands Off (Fifty Six)
- Arabi - Three Times (Sound Of New Orleans)
- Mighty Generation - Mg Beat (B-E-R)
- Flyte Tyme - It's The Things That You Do (Numero)

What's your most memorable dj gig?
Not one but the night we hosted at Clandestino in Barcelona with Dj Machito, it lasted for a year every saturday until the police came and shut it down. Pigs.

What's the best concert you ever went to?
Probably the Marlena Shaw show at the Apolo in Barcelona. I got to interview her and she's one of the most interesting persons i've ever met. Mulatu's concert with the Heliocentrics was quite important for me too. There's something about Ethiopian music that makes me very emotional, even if i don't understand a single word of what they're talking about.

Where & with who would your dream gig be?
With me, watching me on stage, but that's never gonna happen, it's phisically impossible.
If you mean a concert, it should be The Meters original line-up. Anywhere.

What's your favorite food & drink?
Food is an important part of my life, i enjoy cooking and eating and living in Spain makes thing easy for me because most of the pople are like me, so i can't choose one particular dish. Tea is my drink.

Any words of advice?
If there's one thing you can be sure of, it's that nothing is more powerful than a young boy's wish. Except an Apache helicopter. An Apache helicopter has machine guns AND missiles. It is an unbelievably impressive complement of weaponry, an absolute death machine.

What's your name?
My name is Philippe Rocafort.

Where are you from?
I'm from Lausanne, Switzerland. My father is spanish and my mother is half swiss, half austrian. Basically, I'm a bastard.

What are you doing?
That's what people tell me when i try to have a conversation with my imaginary friend.
Musically speaking, I'm running this label called "Rocafort Records" with my cousin Ivan Muench a/k/a Harry Callahan. I'm part of an association called "Les Enfants de Jean Brun" and i organize the "Holy Groove" Funk & Soul festival in Lausanne. Our second edition will take place from the 2nd to the 5th of october. Check it out on

Who influenced you musically?
My older brother who listened to rap, blues and latin music. And then, my cousin Ivan. I remember the first time I went to his place in Barcelona. I spent the whole day playing the 45s and LPs I found in every place. Every single song had something I liked. I realized I had a real crush on Funk, Soul and the whole spectrum of black music.

What was your first record?
I think it was the "Dangerous" album by Michael Jackson.

What are your favorite records at the moment?
I should ask my neighbour...
That's always the last acquisitions. I'm really enjoying the new Souljazz Orchestra LP "Inner Fire". There's a few songs on the Lee Fields album "Emma Jean" specially this track called "Stone Angel". The first Colette Magny album from 1964. And our last 45 on Rocafort Records of the Rail Band and this beautiful song "Massaré Mousso" sung by Salif Keita and the saxophone of Tidiani Kone.

What's your best digging story?
I don't really dig because there's not a lot of "interesting" flea markets around here. But last year, I went to New Orleans with a friend who also collects records and we spent almost two days in the same shop (Jim Russell) while the shop owner was playing online video games and smoking cigarettes. She sometimes had to empty water buckets because it was raining and the roof had some holes, consequences of "Katrina". There was only one turntable and no headphones, so we took boxes and boxes of 45s, I was doing a first selection and my friend was putting it on the turntable and we only listened 3 to 5 seconds and knew if it was good or not. A lot of collectors had already been there but we found a few interesting 45s like Big Maybelle's That's a pretty good Love for 3 bucks.  Stuart Baker from Soul Jazz Records told me he found a box full of 45's of Salt 's "Hung Up".

What's your favorite mix and why?
It's not a mix from a Dj but a mix by musicians. I'm talking about the Breakestra album "The live Mix Part 2". It had a huge impact on my musical evolution. I was listening to a lot of Hip-Hop music and this Breakestra Album was the perfect bridge from Hip-Hop to Funk and Soul music. On this album, they cover all classic hip-hop samples with the original tracks. If I had to choose one record, it would be this one.

What's your favorite format? LP, 12", 7"?
I like LPs when I have to organize or clean my apartment but 7" have something very special. As Jazzman Gerald told me once: "You can't go wrong with a 45, it only has two songs on it and one of them has been created to be a hit". Always trust Gerald!

What are your 10 alltime favorites?
- Marion Black - Who Knows (Capsoul)
- Lee Moses - Bad Girl (Musicor)
- Breakestra - Live Mix Part 2 (Stones Throw)
- Donny Hathaway - Live (ATCO)
- A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (Jive)
- IAM - L'Ecole Du Micro d'Argent (Delabel)
- RJD2 - Deadringer (Definitive Jux)
- Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - What If We All Stop Paying Taxes/This Land Is Your Land (Daptone)
- Lucille Mathis - I'm Not Your Regular Woman (A-Bet)
- Lil Bob & The Lollipops - I Got Loaded/Nobody But You (La Louisianne)

What's your most memorable dj gig?
A gig at the Clandestino in Barcelona with Harry Callahan. A small place full of people who enjoyed the music we played.
There's another memorable night but not for the same reasons. I was part of a crew of 7 Funk Djs called "Les Tontons Funkeurs" . Each Dj was playing 5 records in a row before the next one and this went all night long. After waiting for his turn, one of us (not me) had to pee but wanted so badly to play his records that he took the decision to pee on himself while playing his records. That's how big the love for music can be!

What's the best concert you ever went to?
I'm not a big Jazz head but i saw José James a couple of times and he's absolutely great!

Where & with who would your dream gig be?
If I could DJ from my home (on my couch, taking a nap) for people in another place, that would be my dream gig.

What's your favorite food & drink?
I basically like everything that's edible except paper sleeves...mmmh although I'm not sure they're edible.

Any words of advice?
If you're really tired, take a nap and then, go to bed.
Und schon mal vormerken!

aus New Orleans 
spielen am Samstag, 26. Juli im Helsinki!


Montag, 7. Juli 2014

None Of Them - live


Mittwoch, 9. Juli 2014, ab 20h
Bäckeranlage, Züri 4

Meine Freunde, das Duo NONE OF THEM, treten diesen Mittwoch in der Bäcki auf. 
Ab 2Oh, umsonst und draussen (bei schlechtem Wetter drinnen).
Sie sind eine der vielversprechendsten, neuen Bands in der Stadt und im September kommt ihr erstes Album raus.

Letzten Sommer sind Zainab und Michal bereits im Sonic aufgetreten.
Weisst du noch? 

aus New Orleans 
spielen am Samstag, 26. Juli im Helsinki!

Freitag, 20. Juni 2014

Soulstew / Soul Alldayer / Soundtracks

Samstag 21. Juni 2014, 23 h
Gonzo Club, Züri 4

DJ TURISTA BANG BANG (A Wamba Buluba Club/Barcelona)
DJ SONOFLONO (Raunchy Rawhide Chicken/Basel)
HERR WEMPE (yours truly)

(Raw Soul, Rhythm'n'Blues & Freakbeat Galore - strictly Vinyl)

SOULSTEW – drei Grössen des Rhythm to Garage Souls für einen coolen Record Hop! 
Turista Bang Bang aus Barcelona zusammen mit Sonoflono 
als Herr Wempe's Gäste an den Decks. 
Quality at its best!

Get dressed & put on your dancin' shoes!
Sonntag, 22. Juni 2014, 13-22h
Voliere, Luzern

Swiss Soul Club präsentiert:

Sonne, See, Soul.
Klingt plausibel, also machen wir's.

A sketch of a line-up:
(Out of order)

Miss Brownsugar
Mat Mathieu
DJ Dan & Murphy
Stephan Raab
Raphi Grünig
Herr Wempe
DJ Brick Top & King Gin

Henning Boogaloo
Emel Ilter

You can expect HipHop, House, Disco, Reggae/ Rocksteady, Jazz,.. but most of all it's going to be Soulful.

Join, children of the sun!
And save the vinyl.
HERR WEMPE's Setblock Nr. 4 für GDS.FM