Thursday, June 24, 2010

City Breaks: Hamburg, Germany

In a new occasional feature we're taking a look at the NuFunk scene around the world.

Our guide for this funky fresh journey is Lebrosk: a DJ, producer and presenter of 'The Funk Sessions' on Ramp FM. This week he's assisted in his search for international funk-spots by Rhino Soulsystem.

Featured bar: Sommersalon (Spielbudenplatz 26 / Hamburg – St. Pauli)

The “Sommersalon” is Hamburg´s finest adress when it comes to music like Nufunk, Broken Beats and Rare Grooves. In 2010 the club celebrated it´s 8th anniversary which is a long time for a club to exist on the reeperbahn, the heart of hamburg´s red light district.

Residents of the club are Rhino Soulsystem, DJ Sultan Libre and Funktomas (Goodgroove Rec). There´s a monthly Party called “Kiezvisite”, hosted by Rhino Soulsystem. This event allows Rhino to invite DJs from the national and international freestyle and nufunk scene.

DJs that have played there include: Badboe (Denmark), Barrio Katz and Jazz K. Lipa (Resense Records, Agogo Records), Javi Frias (The Teenagers / Spain / Boogaloo & Afrodisia Club), Quincy Jointz (Member of Geriba, Funkweapons U.S. / Citrona Records), Da Wiesel & Frequento (Sunsetsoul, Resense Rec.), Frohlocker (Agogo / Galopp Records), DJ Bavian & Wellbecome (Rust / Copenhagen / Polka-Team) and many more. Upcoming Gigs by Cay Taylan wellknown for his great James Brown remix.

The concept of the club is to take no entrance fee, only drinks have to be bough. You´ll get great Cocktails and hamburg´s famous beer called “Astra”.

As a dj you´ll enjoy a very funky bunch of people on the dancefloor.. openminded and interested in the music they hear.

NuFunk artists and DJs playing in Hamburg at the moment....

Ed Royal

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Next time Lebroks is taking us to Aukland, NZ!

1 comment:

  1. Hamburg looks like the place to go for parties in Germany! I am going on a Hamburg city breaks trip with my partner in the summer and I can't wait to get involved with the music scene.