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) Soulsonic(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
Institut für Rap-Geschichte
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.
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.
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
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 www.holygroove.ch 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! Die legendären QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT aus New Orleans spielen am Samstag, 26. Juli im Helsinki! ***
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?