Friday, March 25, 2022
Sunday, March 20, 2022
With 2022 already in full swing, things finally start opening up again in Germany as clubs, bars and other cultural venues are ready to kick-off another post-lockdown season. Before diving in new RIDDIM & GROOVE adventures, this offers the right opportunity to recap Scarce One's Forty-Five Grooves USA Tour that took him through the US in the closings months of last year.
Starting with the amazing Crates Record Show in Richmond, VA, Scarce teamed up with fellow Butta brother Skeme Richards and went for an extended dig. The whole event took place at Triple Crossing Brewery where people from the entire Mid-Antlantic region and even from parts of the Midwest gathered to enjoy music, beer and freshly-baked pretzels. As part of the rotation Scarce was able to spin a few records alongside resident diggers and like-minded vinyl aficionados. Big shouts to Funk Trunk Records for throwing such a dope event and Brewerytown Beats from Philly for showing the love.
Next up was a long-overdue return to Nashville, TN, where Scarce made his debut at Funk Night, courtesy of Andrew Muller - the amazing musician behind top-notch outlets such as The Gripsweats, AJ & The Jiggawatts or Money Mouse Records. In addtion to a great night rocking the legendary 5 Spot, including performances by two local funk bands, Scarce and Andrew did some heavy-lifting as it was time to move studio equipment to a new house the next day with the help of Nick DeVan and other band members.
Concluding his trip to the Midwest, Scarce also returned to Michigan, where he played Grand Rapids Soul Club for the second time. Braving the elements - the whole Midwest was hit by a severe snowstorm - he made it to the venue in time where Dreas, Mike and two huge Chicago-style pizza pies were waiting. What a dope night it was thanks to the excellent selection by the GRSC crew, Dreas' amazing hospitality (and insane record collection) as well as the open and dancy crowd.
...to be continued.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
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
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!