Thursday, August 29, 2019
...and the living is easy. As August is nearing its end and most of Summer is (probably) over, we provide you with a little recap of all the different events that had some RIDDIM & GROOVE imprint.
Starting with the wonderful Zugvögel festival in Udenbreth in the Eifel area known for its remote hills beautiful forests, Selecta M and Scarce One hit the countryside and helped to set the mood for the days to come as the crowd kept arriving, ready for another sold out edition.
Next on the list was the Swiss Rapattack Festival, which, albeit only in existence for three years, has already left its mark on the rap-oriented festival circuit as a new trademark not to be missed. Surrounded by a scenic alpine panorama, Rapattack means two days full of action with great graff, performences by both regional and international top acts as well as a circle-based breaking competition to round things off. Making his return to Sarnen, Scarce One provided the right breaks and beats for the get down. Special shouts go out to the Swiss No Half Stepping fam and all the people who weathered the carzy thunderstorm that disrupted the schedule.
Last but not least, Switzerland has also been the destination for the third and final Summer stop 2019 as Scarce and AG, one of his IfPR brothers, finally made it to the famous Universal Concrete Jam in Lausanne, thrown by Amjad and the Seven Dollars crew. Besides spinning some block party and park jam gems at the Saturday night party, the event offered a great chance to catch up with some old homies and meet new interesting people sharing the same love and passion for b-boy and Hip Hop culture.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
It's Summer and it's festival season so what better way to enjoy the beautiful weather with some cool drinks and some refreshing sound! This weekend, Selecta M and Scarce One are serving double duty. On Thursday, both head to Udenbreth (Eifel), where the wonderful Zugvögel Festival is going down once again. Adding to the eclectic range of quality artists, Scarce & M are hyped to play a RIDDIM & GROOVE set there for the first time.
After a quick pit stop in Köln, it is then time for this year's edition of the Rapattack Festival in Sarnen, Switzerland. As an up and coming event, Rapattack has again really carved out a more than amazing line up featuring Looptroop Rockers and Das EFX alongside various German and Swiss artists. Add a bunch of dope graff writers and raw breaking circles to the equation and you got two days full of fun! Joined by his IfPR brothers, Scarce travels all the way to drop some original bboy sound for your circle galore!
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Meanwhile, enjoy some Nassau fruit drink!
Fotos (c) Zugvögel Festival and Rapattack Festival
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Some people say that jazz is a feeling. Others say that you got to have your mojo working. Selecta M and Scarce One agree to both and keep rolling on those tracks all the way up to Hamburg to pay another funkysoulfulreggae visit to the unique Mojo Club. Catch the two cool brothers side by side, live and direct in full effect on Friday, 16 June at the Jazz Café. Doors open at 9 pm, so swing thru for some fun!
Photo (c) BlogBuzzter
Friday, May 24, 2019
As the weather if finally getting nice, catch R&G fellow Scarce One welcoming the warmer temperatures tonight at one of Köln's premier places for crafted drinks blended with an all-vinyl selection of funk, soul, jazz and rap. Me and homeboy Steadyflo go back and forth playing the good old "who sampled?" game. If you're in for the win, swing thru with a grin and enjoy the brand new backyard patio at The Grid Bar. Guess that's it, so see y'all at 9p sharp!
Friday, May 17, 2019
This Saturday, Selecta M and Scarce One hit the road again to play a Special guest night at the wonderful Retronom Galerie & Bar in Erfurt. After their very first gig their during last year's Butta 45's tour, Scarce & M are more than pleased to be back in town and throw only the finest funk, soul, reggae and rare groove records on the turntable!
Thursday, May 2, 2019
When Selecta M and Scarce One were asked by Soul Cool Records if they would like to provide a guest mix, the two aficionados sat together digging through their shelves. Quickly, the idea of taking all listeners on a true musical journey, exhibiting the entire depth and breadth of either ollection came up and materialized. The eventual product is "All Customs Cleared", a brand new mix by Scarce & M that lets you travel through a variety of genres, countries and time zones. Without a doubt, you got to have your passport ready for inspection as this vinyl-only installment keeps heads nodding, fingers snapping and hips shaking all the way from the Caribbean to East Asia.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Over the last couple of years Zandi and Mario from Siegen have done a great job in revitalizing the energetic local scene with their Funky Pungee party at Vortex Surfer Musikclub. Todnight, the third edition rolls around, and fellow mellow Scarce One is joined by Webster (Köln) and the one and only Florian Keller (Munich).Together, they are gonna bring 100 % hard and heavy funk to the table, so expect nothing less than a barrage of some of dirtiest and roughest grooves you have heard so far.
Friday, March 29, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
With the 2019 Oscars in the books and the usual heated discussions the following day about who won and why, we at RIDDIM & GROOVE think it is more appropriate to instead pay tribute to Lalo Schifrin, one of the all-time greats when it comes to OST and Motion Picture Score composition. Being responsible for such amazing themes TV like "Mannix", "Starsky & Hutch" or "Man from U.N.C.L.E", he derservedly received this year's Academy Honorary Award. Check out the German intro to one of the most famous shows to which he composed the music: "Mission: Impossible", which aired as "Kobra, übernehmen Sie!".