Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2017
The annual carnival season is gathering way and next week it is time for the start of this year's street festivities. So, we thought that there is acutally no better date to make an alternative offer to all the people who, on the one hand like the colorful costumes and joyful vibe the city is filled with during those days, but, on the other hand, also want to listen to some solid soulful grooves to shake their hips. Here we go: next Friday, February 24th, Selecta M and Scarce One are part of an all star line-up of some of Köln's finest record collectors and DJ's that is going to take you to the Mardi Gras! The Acephale bar is the place to be as we combine that southern seasoning with "Kölsche Frohsinn" and drop only heavy dancefloor grooves from genres like Funk, Soul, Reggae, Rap, Latin, Afro and Boogie for you. Make sure not to miss the action as there is a welcome shot for everybody!
Freitag, 20. Januar 2017
Fresh off into 2017, Selecta M is back at Gloria bar and art café in Marburg for another edition of his RIDDIM & GROOVE vintage reggae night this Saturday. Come over and enjoy some musical warmth to withstand the freezing temperatures outside.
Mittwoch, 14. Dezember 2016
It has been a nice tradition by the independent university radio station KÖLNCAMPUS to have an annual musical retrospect. Every December, the radio hosts invite different DJ's, music lovers, musicians and creatives from Cologne and ask them to play their personal top five songs of the year. Starting this Friday, Riddim & Grooves's own, SCARCE ONE will be on air at 6:30 pm CET joining the line-up of the likes of Jannis (Jakarta Records), Rebecca Nowak (Funkhaus Europa), Burakete and others to present some of his favorites. Tune in online or via good old terrestrial FM transmission on 100.00 MHz as it is time to "Taaake Fiiive".
Donnerstag, 8. Dezember 2016
Tomorrow night, Selecta M will make his return to Gloria - Bar und Kunstcafé in Marburg and bless you with some vintage vinyl from his deep crates full of Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady. Join him and the rest of the pack for high-quality drinks and top-notch music all night long.
Freitag, 11. November 2016
While Selecta M is holding things down in Marburg, his fellow partner in the RIDDIM & GROOVE game, Scarce One, enters the decks at the Roxy in Köln. It is going to be a very special night as Diamond D (DITC) and Large Pro (Main Source) will bring their selection of breaks on 45's to the table. Alongside DJ Schneider (Early Bird Rec.) and Funky Fresh Mike, Scarce One will definitely give New York a warm welcome!
Tomorrow, Saturday, 12 November, Selecta M returns to Gloria bar, one of the nicest spots in Marburg. Make sure to come over, grab some high-quality drinks of your choice and soak up the atmosphere as he is spinning a night full of Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady in a strictly vintage style.
Montag, 24. Oktober 2016
After four straight weekends of soul traveling, the 2016 Butta 45's Germany and Switzerland tour has come to an end. But instead of fading out calmly and quietly we had another two great parties and great cities. While in Marburg, Germany, it was time to celebrate the opening of the club room at the brand new KFZ, St. Gallen, Switzerland hosted us in a hundred-years old cinema, the Palace. Though the two venues could probably not have been more different regarding their age, both cities had a lot of culture, good food and welcoming atmosphere. As we kept riding the rhythms on this tour, party people went directly on the dance floor and shook their hips until 4 am in the morning. This might have been one reason why the pictures we took cannot actually capture what was really going on. We say a special thanks to Herr Wempe aka Soulsonic who really has a special thing going down there in the Eastern part of Switzerland! Check the pics and make sure to give the live recording a listen!
See you next year on the Butta 45's 2017 tour!
See you next year on the Butta 45's 2017 tour!
Dienstag, 18. Oktober 2016
After a couple of days off, it was time to hit the road again and rock the 3rd weekend of this year's BUTTA 45's Germany/Switzerland tour. The first stop was the Roxy in Köln. Like last year, we collaborated with the local Filmclub 813 to bring something extra special to the table. While they hosted us in their vintage 50's venue last time, we returned the favor and with their help transformed the Roxy club into an authentic analog cinema with both 35mm and Super 8 projectors. While the screening was great the party started off right away afterwards and people kept dancing for four hours straight. We were lucky to get some sleep before heading down South on the ICE train. In Freiburg, we immediately noticed the beauty, calm and tolerant vibe with which the city greets you. After having dropped our stuff it was time for some proper Baden dinner with regional specialties including some great local beers. Thanks to Tom, our host, for providing us with everything we needed and making us feel welcome. As you can see in the short clip, The Great Räng Teng Teng, which definitely an outstanding venue, was packed to the fullest and the crowd was moving and grooving until 5 am in the morning. After a little nap it was time to ride back home and get some rest before the upcoming final tour weekend with two more great parties, cities and people ahead!
Dienstag, 11. Oktober 2016
Well, the second weekend of this year's international Butta 45's tour is in the books and it has been another great one for sure. On Friday, the Butta 45's squad jumped on the train and after a scenic six-hour ride arrived in beautiful Lausanne, Switzerland. The entire team of the Holy Groove festival made us feel welcome and we enjoyed great hospitality. Of course, the first thing we do is hit a record store, especially if there is a great one right in the same building of the club. The night itself was pure funk with St. Petersburg's own, The Soul Surfers, heating the place up before we dropped some fire on 45 rpm for an amazing crowd. When the party was finished in the early morning we went straight to Geneva airport to catch our flight all the way North to Hamburg, Germany. Having arrived at our hotel, which was located directly on the Reeperbahn in close proximity to our favorite venue in town, the legendary Mojo Club, we took a walk to get some fresh chilly air. Spinning at Mojo was superb as always, especially since people there are extremely professional and friendly, so nothing could go wrong. After another five hours of funk, soul, reggae and rare grooves it was finally time to get some rest before heading back home to Amsterdam, Köln and Marburg.
Montag, 3. Oktober 2016
Back from Luzern, Switzerland, we are taking some well deserved rest after the successfull and great start to this year's BUTTA 45's tour. The legendary Funky Fever again was off the hook and - as always - the hospitality from our Swiss fam and the Bar 59 team amazing! We definitely had a great time as you might tell from this selection of pictures and the video clip with Selecta M getting busy snd killing it with some Reggae 45's. Thank you, Murphy and all the others involved. See you soon! Now, some days off before we continue to Lausanne and Hamburg.