CTM has invited the nascent record label Disco Halal to curate one of Yaam’s three floors. Disco Halal dedicates itself to collecting and editing original dance music from the Arab world. Both of the label’s two founders make cameo appearances during peak hour, doing what they do best.
To start off, DJ team SpatzHabibi, who spent years working together in a ramshackle bar in Kreuzberg before deciding to take their record collection on the road, present a polychromatic musical spread, from upbeat Arabiana to psych meltdowns and Asian film scores to sultry African disco. One half of Disco Halal, DJ and producer Chen Moscovic aka Moscoman is equally at home in techno and house land as he is with the dance classics of his native Middle East. After a couple of hours he hands the decks over to his colleague and partner in crime, Markus Lindner aka Delfonic. Aside from co-running Disco Halal, Lindner is an overall dance music force to be reckoned with. He manages the beloved Prenzlauer Berg record store OYE, is a resident at both Gretchen and Farbfernseher, and regularly travels the Berlin’s full club circuit. The evening goes out with a bang thanks to Autarkic, whose sets are testaments to his current infatuation with minimal wave and vintage electronics.
Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois, who gave the world its first and second first Pidgen Musicals, “Coz Ov Moni 1 & 2”, stand out for their most unconventional way of entertaining with ingeniously tasteful shock lyrics, revolutionary performance art & indulgent progressive sounds. Members Wanlov the Kubolor and M3nsa also appear within the festival’s daytime programme on the previous day.
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