WATERGATE X - THE MOVIE
If you’ve been, you’ll already know why Berlin’s Watergate club is such an institution – if not just simply a great place to party.
If you haven’t been then you must – if you can get past the bouncers that is (a mission that’s not as intimidating as Berghain).
Need more convincing? Check out this film.
Produced independently by Watergate (also a record label and artist agency) and featuring cameos from the likes of Heidi, Tiefschwarz and Kerri Chandler the film celebrates the Kreuzberg club that’s influenced the clubs and music that make our lives more bearable.
Alicia Myers - ‘I Want to Thank You’
This is a glorious record that’s recently been sampled by hip-hop juggernauts Busta Rhymes, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Q-Tip here.
I definitely prefer the original to the recent repetitious rap cut. Although everyone’s favourite dawg DMX did it justice with Patti LaBelle here.
Shouts to Helene Dancer aka Alan Daniels for the YouTube link up.
I love geeking out over this new behind the scenes series from the good folk at Boiler Room.
This particular episode focuses on everyone’s favourite longwindedly-named DJ, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs aka T.E.E.D aka Orlando Tobias Edward Higginbottom, as he prepares for his recent BR set with artists from the Crosstown Rebels roster – the label overseeing T.E.E.D’s latest mix album
It’s interesting to see that Orlando and I share the same pre-set panic that mists over one’s mind when they feel they haven’t got enough new shit to spin.
Ninetoes - ‘Finder’
Lovely slab of house music, harking back to the already forgotten summer of 2013.
"I think everybody here has something, or a determination, to do something. Whether it’s your coffee or your music, I think everybody has a story that they have to tell and that they’re trying to achieve."
This is a beautifully crafted film by Present Plus for British fashion house Hardy Amies profiles Mikey Sorbello, a passionate coffee roaster and barista working at Hackney’s Climpson & Sons – an enthusiastic establishment that has helped propel London’s coffee culture forward.
The film – the first in a series from Amies titled Neighbourhood Portraits – not only offers an inspiring insight into the craft of coffee but an understanding of what motivates people to dedicate themselves to something the love.
I’m looking forward to watching the next film…perhaps whilst drinking a coffee made by Sorbello himself.
"I could definitely contribute to the hip-hop culture, but there’s no way i can contribute to the trap culture. That’s dangerous."
There’s no denying Lunice is a G.
And a real slick mover.
But he’s definitely not trap!