New Daferwa Mix: Obrigado Cabo Verde!


Hola folks!

Since I was a little boy my mother was listening to the sounds of Cesária Evora (RIP). Two years ago i decided together with a producer compadre of mine to rework Lura’s summer hit ‘Narina’ in order to play it out in the club. We got quiet a good feedback on that one. Finally, last month I visited Cabo Verde for the first time. Although I had already met a bunch of Cape Verdeans in Fortaleza (BR) 10 years ago, I never would have expected such a warm link-up with it’s people and culture. During the Atlantic Music Expo (AME) in Praia where I did an official showcase, I talked to a lot of wonderful and beautiful people who are involved in music: DJs, producers, musicians, singer-songwriters, promoters, etc. In the end I had the great opportunity to experience a broad variety of Cape Verdean music. Nostalgic music, traditional music, modern and older pop music. So, this one is dedicated to Cabo Verde! And like they would say over there: it’s JUNTOS & MISTURADOS – all together & mixed up live in one session – enjoy!

Rafael Baska edits Roberto Carlos ‘Todos estão surdos’

Roberto Carlos Kopie

“Eu escolhi essa música especialmente pelo momento político que o Brasil esta passando nesse momento – é essa musica pra mim. Passa uma mensagem relacionada a olhar pra dentro de si, para resolver os problemas, e não simplesmente assumir que o problema esta lá fora. Esta também na aceitação de outros pontos de vista num nível de entendimento mutuo, na intenção de um bem estar coletivo.” Rafael Baska

“Ich habe dieses Lied ausgesucht weil der Titel auf die derzeitige politische Situation in Brasilien zutrifft. Der Song ruft dazu auf, in sich hinein zu schauen um Probleme zu erkennen, anstatt diese der Welt da draußen zuzuordnen. Außerdem regt der Song für ein besseres kollektives Miteinander und zum gegenseitigen Verständnis an.“ 


Santiago de Chile: Video & EP “Reyes” von MIDISET

Wir blicken mal wieder über den Teich zu unseren Freunden nach Chile. Aus Santiago de Chile kam uns dieser Tage das neue Video von MIDISET zugeflogen. Erschienen als zweites Releases auf dem jungen Indie-Labels Cordon Industrial, einem Sublabel von Diamante Records also der Heimat von Daniel Klauser, Imaabs, Tomas Urquieta und Lost Generation.

Das Video zu “Reyes” von der gleichnamigen EP  huldigt der verstaubten Schönheit und dem Charme zerfallender Viertel. Es wird dokumentiert: verlassene Strassen, vergängliche Nicht-Orte, und ein kreatives Publikum das sich konstant von den Tabula-Rasa-Moves der großen Immobilienprojekte bedroht sieht.

Es ist das Ambiente in dem der Sound von MIDISET entsteht, meist in nächtlichen endlos Sessions. Das Bandprojekt bestehend aus Felipe Cifra S. und seinen Freunden beweihräuchert das Leben in den “toten”, Gebäuden dieser vernachlässigten Viertel Santiagos. Sowohl der Ort als auch die Musik unterwerfen sich hier einer ständigen Transformation. Mit Synthesizern und Drum Machines lässt sich MIDISET auf die Inspiration des bedrohlich-schönen Ambiente ein. Schwelgende Sounds mit Fläche und Tiefe entstehen. Das Ergebnis ist Elektronische Musik mit Hang zu Noise, Synth Pop und House. Aber hört selber!

A-Lo – Housemate / Mix Jan ’15

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Für alle “Housemates” hier ein kleiner Mix von MIU!-member A-Lo. Mit Songs von Jenovah aus Paris, Cudroid aus UK, Hamertje Tik vom Label basserk aus Amsterdam und Carpainter aus Tokyo. Maximal flauschiger Start in umtriebige Nächte garantiert!



1. Collapse – Petit Biscuit
2. Rock this Road (More Than Gold Remix) – Basement Jaxx
3. Full Moon – Durante
4. Interstellar – Cudroid
5. The Trip (Original Mix) – The Trip
6. Native Village – Jenovah
7. Housemate (Rami Aquiles Rmx) – Ahfy
8. I Remember (My Sight) – Hamertje Tik
9. Smoothlife – DJ Dai
10. My Mind (Original Mix) – South Soul Project
11. Jubilate – Carpainter
12. Walka – High Contrast
13. Time is Love – Warren Xclnce

MIU!sik #13 – Lucky Thirteen


Todays MIU!sik playlist really has it all! It starts with some ultimately seductive remixes of beloved all time favorites: Mikos the Gawd chopin’ up Lauryn Hills “Doo Wop (That Thing)”,  josh pan adding some more smooth swagger to Janet Jacksons “If” plus some heavy bromance going on between TroyBoi an scottish 90’s DJ Blue Boy.

Also we are very proud to present some of our Cologne local heroes: Sweet melancholic vibes coming from electrosoul-band Ray Novacane (their Reminiscence EP just dropped) and some serious sexiness by bass-boss HADE.

Not to forget about our Mash It Up! homies: Our last DJ-guest Dinamarca <3 , swedish tropicalists COCOTAXI and funky globetrotter Captain Planet.



MIU!sik #12 – bada boom bada bing!


To fix you up for another week of madness we selected a bunch of hits and bangers for your earphones! All you got to do is press play and be like: “eat my dust bitches!”. The playlist includes some interesting team-ups: A Tribe Called Red from Ottawa catching the swagger of Li’l Vicious, AbJo from San Diego playing around with some brazilian vibes from Osmar Milito and 20syl from Nantes delightfully hitting on Gregory Porter. Plus some awesome new stuff from our Mash It Up! all time favorites Maluca, Bleepolar and Captain Planet

So let’s make this Monday a magic one!



New Daferwa Mix Online


Hey Folks!

Daferwa is taking off to Mexico from 6th October to 11th of November with a mission: see his missed familia, play some nights, eat some real tacos and getting the latest news on what’s happening from Tenochtitlan to Aztlán. It’s been a while that Daferwa recorded a mix on the fly. But some flavours inspired him to prepare the one hour trip he decided to call Daferwaton since dembowish syncopation is one of his favourite. Also he didn’t miss the twerkish moment that’s going on right now. But he’s feeling it even more when accordeon lines take him straight to Dallas where la raza is getting down like that. Also Daferwaton is introducing some exclusive remixes from two young german producers: Motin from Dresden and Ghetto Vanessa from Bünde. A big GRACIAS goes out to all the producers and artist on the mix.