Saturday, April 13, 2019

Don't know what it is...but sure it's the Funky Pungee!

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

The Grid

Selecta M and Scarce One return to The Grid Bar tonight to play a fine selection of choice cuts for you to enjoy while easing into the weekend. Big tunes in rotation only starting at 9 pm!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Ein unmöglicher Auftrag

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!".

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Do spelle m'r en d'r Kaschämm

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.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Old Fashioned

After having joined our fellow vinyl enthusiast WEBSTER last week it is time for another RIDDIM & GROOVE solo for two tomorrow night at Cologne's outstanding GRID BAR. Stop by when SELECTA M and SCARCE ONE play their favorite tunes the old-fashioned way with the right whiskey drink in store for you.  

Foto (c) Sophia Schillik

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Groovin at Grid

Happy New Year to you and yours! We hope you all had a great time to end 2018 and that you feel refreshed for new adventures and opportunities to come. This Friday, Selecta M and Scarce One are going to join Webster in the rotation at Köln's finest GRID BAR to provide some special refreshment on the musical side of things. Swing thru and enjoy an excellent drink while grooving along.

(Foto (c) Sophia Schillik)

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

In the Mix

Every now and then it is time to sit down and do things which are long overdue. On of them is definitely compiling new mixes and thus making your favorite music available to a broader audience and provide some enjoyment. This is why Selecta M and Scarce One recently came up with the idea to start a new series of RIDDIM & GROOVE MIXES that are now going to be up on both Mixcloud and Soundcloud on a regular basis. In addition, the 2015 Companeros CD is now accessible via Bandcamp. Make sure to stay updated on what is going on when Scarce & M drop some vinyl delights.

(Picture courtesey of / IMPOSE magazine)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

All Butta

Three weeks ago, the 2018 Butta 45's Germany/Switzerland Tour came to an end and now, after some time has passed, it feels right to write up a little recap. One thing that stands out is definitely the combination of go-to places like St. Gallen in Switzerland or Mojo Club in Hamburg, which always give us a warm welcome, with great new spots that we are always on the lookout for to discover, like Retronom in Erfurt or Frühauf in Leipzig. Being on the road together for two consecutive weekends and almost ten days, the annual tour is always an intense, inspiring and adventurous time. Yet, whether it is about hitting record shops, meeting new people, visiting sights and old towns, getting hipped on local tastes and treats or, plain and simple, doing what we are supposed to do, which is rocking parties: the BUTTA 45 experience never disappoints. Huge thanks go out to all the people who constantly support us and give us a chance to travel to their cities to bring that butta vibe to packed dancefloors!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Grid Train

You know that over here on RiDDiM & GROOVE we like to travel. Whether it is across countries, musical genres or back into time, we're not only on it, but love to take you with us on nostalgic yet futuristic journeys. While some People prefer to fly, others would always go for their own car and take a drive. For us, however, train rides stand out in particular. If done in proper fashion, they offer comfort, scenic views and, of course, excellent drinks on board. Tonight, chief conductor SCARCE ONE is gonna take on such a train ride together with his fellow engineer MAZE of Köln's outstanding Santa Sangre parlor. Departure and arrival of this musical roundtrip is THE GRID BAR, the city's finest platform for premium Liquor, mixed with the same precision and passion like the grooves behind the wheels. Come by and join the fun...choo choo!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Butta 45's Tour 2018

In a few days it is time for this year's official Butta 45's Germany/Switzerland tour. Skeme Richards, Selecta M and Scarce One team up as the 45 gunslingers and travel on the dusty trail to Erfurt, St. Gallen (CH), Leipzig, Köln, Nürnberg and Hamburg. Expect Nothing less than more gun powder you can handle with funk, soul, reggae and rare groove delights in combination with odd and obscure visuals from the aficionados' archives. Butta 45's...not just a party, but an experience!

The Nostalgia King (Skeme Richards)