Radio überlin vol. 2

by James Glazebrook


Boom! Welcome to volume 2 of Radio überlin. This time we get to know my better half, the seldom-heard-from Zoë, as she explains when she first fell in love with Berlin, how moving here changed her life, and what inspires (and annoys) her about the city. We also answer a listener’s question about finding work and accommodation as a dual citizen of the UK and Germany, and play the very first round of BerlIN/BerlOUT *cue airhorn*. All that, plus music from Emika, Erlend Øye and Phonique, Jahcoozi, Peaches, Ellen Allien & Apparat and… Cabaret! Tune into Berlin Radio International every Thursday evening from 8:30pm to hear more.

BRI – Radio überlin EP 2 – 12/03/2015 by Berlinri on Mixcloud

Expatriarch Radio: Planningtorock and James K

by James Glazebrook

Planningtorock by Teri Pengilley

Planningtorock by Teri Pengilley

Tune into the latest edition of Expatriarch Radio to hear the intriguing performer/producer Planningtorock speak to her protégé, New York expat James K. Selected for mentoring and support under the awesome Expatriarch Generations programme, K has delivered guest vocals for Physical Therapy and Mykki Blanco, and her own self-released EP (available at name-your-price on her Bandcamp). Originally broadcast on Berlin Community Radio, their conversation covers performing live, inhabiting characters, living up to audiences’ expectations and honesty in music. Oh, and it includes tracks from Hyenaz, Sarah Silverman and Donna Summer!

James K is performing live, with DJ backup from Planningtorock, at HOT TOPIC vs. Expatriarch Generations tomorrow night at SchwuZ. If the previous event, featuring Peaches, Ziur and Ellen Allien is any indicator, the night will be unmissable – so check out the full details here.

Music Montag: MOON WHEEL

by James Glazebrook

The biggest surprise about 65daysofstatic’s recent Berlin date was the stand-in support act, MOON WHEEL.The magnificently bearded knob-twiddler rattled C-Club with bass-heavy, expansive synth workouts that got the collected music nerds’ heads nodding.

What WHEEL himself describes as “music for contemplative listening, relaxation and dancing, inspired by nature, history and wandering” sounds to these old ears like a cross between primitive acid house, Howie B-style trip hop and the interstitials between Pink Floyd tracks. I recommend you start with MOON WHEEL’s Boiler Room set, before digging into his Berlin Community Radio show, The Journey. Full deets about this curious artist can be found at moonwheel.org. Enjoy your trip.

überlin on the radio!

by James Glazebrook


I’m going to be on the radio! Berlin Community Radio is the only radio station we actually listen to live, as it features a number of awesome shows from people we love: our mayyyyyyyyte Lucy vs the Globe, French Ana’s excellent edit of upcoming concerts LIVESICK and Post Flashback, which I’ll be guesting on next week.

Host Adrian describes Post Flashback as playing “music that we may have forgotten about to spark a rush of nostalgia”. If you want to get genre specific (you nerd), that means post punk, post-hardcore, indie, shoegaze and more… but the descriptive that’s been inspiring my playlist is “sad dad music”. Zum Bespiel:

If you want to hear the tracks that make me and Mike from White Trash indie punk rock night Demons Galore cry into our pints, tune into Berlin Community Radio on Monday 18th November at 5pm – click “Going” on this Facebook event so you don’t forget. Oh, and you can tell me what you want to hear by adding tracks to this Spotify playlist – I’M TAKING REQUESTS!

Post Flashback on Berlin Community Radio – with guests überlin and Demons Galore
Monday 18th November, 5pm – 7pm
Full details here.