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)

Sunday, October 7, 2018

At home and on the road










After some busy weekends traveling from Siegen to Hamburg and Dortmund with a homestand in Cologne in between, it is time for a little recap providing some impressions of what has been going on. The first stop on the map was Siegen, where the Funky Pungee party at Vortex Club was a huge success. The vibe was great a usual and Webster, who joined Scarce in the rotation behind the wheels, kept the musical focus of the night right on point: straight funk! Next up was a true RIDDIM & GROOVE trip to beautiful Hamburg, where Scarce and M had the pleasure of concluding this year's Reeperbahnfestival, Europe's biggest club festival, at Mojo Jazz Café. As you know, Mojo and its great staff never disappoints! Finally, after dropping some worldwide grooves at Cologne's finest GRID BAR, Scarce teamed up with Eugene Rockwell to provide the musical foundation for the bboys and bgirls at Stand Up To Get Down II in Dortmund. Well, from the very first minute of the cyphers until the winner was announced, it was just breaks and beats galore.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Global Roundtrip


Tonight, homie Scarce One is making you earn your frequent flyer miles by taking you on a musical trip around the globe at The Grid Bar. Enjoy your choice of first class drinks with extra leg room, cozy comfort or the extra Special marble vibe. Take-off: 9pm sharp.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Funkee Pungee Vol. 1



Last year, when Mario and Andi, some old friends from Siegen, Germany, approached Scarce One with the idea of throwing another funk and soul party in their town, he immediately replied "yeah, definitely, I'm down. Siegen funk parties have alsways been outstanding, so let's do it!". Out of this initial conversation the FUNKY PUNGEE was born. After its more than successfull pre-release featuring Scarce, Webster and Sebastian Heitzmann (Get Down!/Schlampazius, Stuttgart) it is now time for the official volume 1. This time, the legendary Florian Keller (Funk Related, München) joins the rotation, making sure that deep grooves, raw funk and gritty soul keeps turning all night long. See you all tomorrow at Vortex, Siegen! More information can be retrieved online.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Scarce One at The Grid Bar


Tonight, fellow soul brother Scarce One, will be premiering at the wonderful Grid Bar in Köln. Make sure to come over and stop by for first class drinks in a first class venue. Expect nothing less than an all-around selection of assorted grooves and cuts from the vaults of Funk, Soul, Reggae and Rare Grooves.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Beautiful Switzerland







Traveling to Switzerland is always something special and this time at Rapattack Festival 2018 it was no different. Everything fell into place, from the beautiful weather to meeting friends, hanging out and enjoying the amazing scenery. Thanks to Soap for going on this road trip with me and killing it in the circles and big thanks to my No Half Stepping fam for again being such wonderful hosts. It is always a pleasure!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Rapattack Festival 2018



This Saturday, R&G's own SCARCE ONE (Intruders from Planet Rock) travels all the way from Köln to Sarnen, Switzerland to shake up the Alps. It is time for the 2018 edition of the annual Rapattack Festival with Pharcyde, Akil (J5) and many more. In addtion, there will be a King/Queen of the Cypher battle for which Scarce is gonna provide the right soundtrack to get down to. For the breaks!

www.rapattackfestival.ch