Based in Cologne and Marburg, Germany, while at the same time traveling all around, RIDDIM & GROOVE provides a look into the world of Selecta M (SoundControl) and Scarce One (Intruders), two vinyl aficionados, grindhouse lovers and sound addicts. In addtion to regular club nights and bar gigs, Scarce and M also join the rotation on the annual BUTTA 45's tours.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Tonight, Selecta M makes a long overdue return to the Gloria bar in Marburg to play some Reggae, Rocksteady and Rare Groove goodness for you and yours. Swing through if you are in town and up to some vinyl delights with crafted beer.
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.
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!".
As fellow RIDDIM & GROOVE vinyl ambassador Scarce One has rolled into Zurich, Switzerland, he is joining SOUL GALLEN's own, Herr Wempe tonight, for a four-hour long OOR Records extravagenza session at the wonderful Kasheme bar/record store/living room. Come by and grab a drink with your beloved ones while listening to a Gentlemen's soul selection both sweet and deep.