Happy 45 Day to all you music lovers, record collectors, dancers and DJs out there! Although we appreciate vinyl records of all shapes and forms, today we celebrate the iconic 7'' format that has brought us so many unforgettable tunes, great stories and memorable nights. To commemorate this occasion adequately, we have put together a special mix that not only fuses riddims with grooves from all sorts of genres we dig - funk and soul, disco, rock, cumbia and reggae - but at the same time pays tribute to the second greatest tool to recording, storing and sharing the love of music: the cassette tape. Shouts go out to Chriztoz from the 45 Day collective for establishing this day and Cologne's own, Defcon (Disco Diamant) for the link-up. We are delighted to be part of such an illustrious rotation of dope DJs from around the globe!
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
After their highly successful guest mix "ALL CUSTOMS CLEARED" on Soul Cool Records, the deadly RIDDIM & GROOVE duo is back with another full-length concept feature. Handpicked for BlackFriction's and Thelonious Mark's DELICIOUS FREQUENCIES show, Scarce One and Selecta M take you on a ride through their treasure troves. This time they dedicate their passion and love for vinyl to female artists from the realm of funk, reggae and other rare grooves. "SOUL SISTERS, RUDE GALS AND DISCO DIVAS" pays musical tribute to greats like Lyn Collins, Dawn Penn and Su Kramer. Ranging from common to obscure, from mellow to furious, from seductive to provocative, this powerful installment is definitely too tough for Mr. Big Stuff. We salute all women and hope you enjoy the show!Mix on Soundcloud
Thursday, April 2, 2020
After already a couple of weeks into this quarantine, we want to provide you with a little update on what went down when things still seemed normal. Back in late February, we had the pleasure of returning to Gebäude 9 for another RIDDIM & GROOVE night following a sold-out concert. And as you can see, Selecta M was in full-control mode and just hit the right spot. The weekend before, it was carnival time here in Cologne with the usual all-wild, all-crazy, all-over-town festivities. Luckily, we got the right hook-up and first played an amazing party at the famous Hallmackenreuther together with our friends and fam. Thanks to our brother Eugene Rockwell and all the people from Sundays Like This for setting up this night! After a couple of hourse we got a ride and went all the way to Ehrenfeld where our friends of Zugvögel festival and Kulturraum 405 threw a five-day event spanning all sorts of music and culture for your alternative gathering. We took care of the dark and dusty floor in the basement and played a nice late night set before it was time to for some much-needed sleep. Finally, there is also some news on the mix side of things. Our regular DEEP IN WAX series is back with another installment over on Mixcloud. This time, with a live mix that we recorded a couple of months ago at The Grid Bar here in Cologne. Have fun and take care!
Sunday, January 12, 2020
We are happy to announce our first RIDDIM & GROOVE night at Cologne's own Gebäude 9, one of the city's best know and longest-standing venues with that certain grit and grind you just love to have. In two weeks time, Selecta M and Scarce One will get your Friday night mix fix right and drop the needle on a heavy selection of Funk, Soul, Reggae, Ska, Cumbia and much much more. So come over and get down with the get down! Doors open at 11 pm, no cover.
Sunday, January 5, 2020
After a couple of easy days to start off the decade, we are back in business and ready to roll again. But before we kick off the twenties with some great news and projects, we would like to thank all of you for a very inspiring and successful 2019. Without the support of the many bookers, promoters, fellow DJs, diggers, party people, friends and family we would have not been able to rock so many dancefloors and turntables throughout the year. We wish you all and happy and healthy new year and hope you can keep it moving the way you want to.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Last weekend, SCARCE ONE made a long overdue return to London, where the local homies of the one and only LA FAMILIA CREW threw their first PROTECT YA NECK event at Jackson's Lane Arts Centre.
After a quick and easy five-hour train ride via Brussels, Scarce, Kenny and AG went straight from St. Pancras International Station to Highgate in the Northern area of the city. The venue really was the perfect spot as it combined a historic feel with the right community center grass roots vibe completely detached from the stage shows of big money events.
Together with fellow doubles-cutting vinyl heads SKAMROK & DEK1, repping TBB, and D.bo (LFC), Scarce held it down during circles and battles alike. Well, it was a lot of fun, with many familar faces in the place, but also some dope new people to connect to.
Thank you so much, Chris, Dek and the rest of the crew. Looking forward to having you over for the next IfPR getdown.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
After some days have gone by and we all have been able to recuperate a bit, it is now time to recap another highly successful BUTTA 45's Germany Tour. For the 2019 edition of our annual funk and soul extravagenza we had chosen the overarching theme of "bikesploitation", meaning we curated extra special visuals dealing with odd trailers for motorcycle films plus throwing in rare Moto Guzzi and Monark commercials in the mix. Soundwise, the full repertoire of the Butta Bros Skeme Richards (Nostalgia King) and the two RIDDIM & GROOVE residents, Selecta M and Scarce One, was on display as we traveled the country with heavy bags stashed with heat on forty-five rpm.
Already the first night at one of the most fun places to play at, Retronom im Erfurt, was a big kick-off with a crazy crowd in a hip-shakin frenzy until the early morning hours. For the first tour weekend we continued with Weimar at C. Keller and Berlin at Bar Tausend, two amazing nights with lots of dancing, vibing and drinking. It is a beautiful when you can reach out to different audiences and play venues with distinct styles and concepts. This is what each BUTTA 45's tour is about: turning back time and making people dance while at the same time providing a certain vibe, a certain connection.
The second week already started off with our first official Wednesday's party at KFZ Marburg. Again, this was another very special moment with an slightly older crowd than usual, but man, they did dig the groove and completely coalesced into the sound. The next day we were off to Stuttgart where we played at Icecafé Adria, one of the cities premier spots, where homie and fellow funk connoisseur Sebastian Heitzmann takes care of the proper program. Then it was time to go back home and join Eugene Rockwell for a night at Bumann & SOHN in Köln, which proved to be another sureshot. And well, for the final night of this ninth tour we drove all across the country to Leipzig, a city that still has that raw and creative feel despite ongoing gentrification pressures. And what a night it was! The good people of IG Funk & Soul and ZweiTakte went ALL in as a bikeshop turned backyard club was the scene where it was going down with an incredible group of people enjoying only the rawest funk on 45 that we had packed. Amazing!
Thanks a again to each and everyone involved for swinging thru and supporting what we do. See you again next year, when BUTTA 45's returns for the official 10th anniversary tour. Brrrrmmmm!
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The stage is set for the annual BUTTA 45's Germany Tour, for which Scarce One and Selecta M team up again with fellow Butta Brother Skeme Richards (Nostalgia King, Philadelphia). Starting next week, the forty-fives slingin' trio is going on a wild ride with stops in seven cities. Expect nothing less than heavy-hitting grooves, obscure visuals and sweaty dancefloor madness.
October 24 at Retronom, Erfurt
October 25 at C. Keller, Weimar
October 26 at Bar Tausend, Berlin
October 30 at KFZ, Marburg
October 31 at Icecafé Adria, Stuttgart
November 1 at Bumann & Sohn, Köln
November 2 at ZweiTakte, Leipzig
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.