Sunday, November 24, 2019

Protect Ya Neck (Recap)


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 (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

BUTTA 45's Germany Tour 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

It's summertime...

...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

Twice as nice

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!

More information can be found here:

Rapattack Festival
Zugvögel Festival

Meanwhile, enjoy some Nassau fruit drink!

Fotos (c) Zugvögel Festival and Rapattack Festival

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Talkin all that Jazz Café

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

The Grid Vibe

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

Retronom Night

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

All Customs Cleard

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


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.