Win guestlist spots for the next FluxFriday BLOG PARTY

by James Glazebrook

[EDIT: this competition is now closed. Click here to see if we’re running any open competitions]

We’re DJing nineties and noughties hip hop and RN’B at this Nordic by Nature event – plus we have 2 x 2 guestlist spots to give away!


How can you argue with that flyer? Grumpy Cat, Kells in tears and our blog buddies immortalised as the stars of 90s hip hop and pop! For the record, that’s me as Biggie Smalls and Zo as Missy Elliott, with the rest of our DJ crew rounded out by: Lucy vs. the GlobeNordic by Nature, Ponydanceclyde (together, the Spice Girls) and Mike from Feeling Gloomy Berlin (Lil Wayne).

Back by popular demand, we’re throwing another ghetto fabulous blog party next Friday (20th September) at FluxBau on the Spree. The last edition was super-crowded, so make sure you reserve your place on the dancefloor by buying tickets here. Or scroll past this long-forgotten G Funk standard to find out how to win a pair of guestlist spots:


Get this party started! Leave a comment below and post us a link to your favourite hip hop/RN’B anthem from the 1990s.

If it gets our booties shaking, you win! And we might even play it on the night…

You have until 6pm on Wednesday 18th September to enter. Good luck!

The Boring Bit (yawn, RULES):

1. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
3. Our favourite track wins. Simple as.
4. Remember to include your full (real) name or we won’t be able to put you on the guestlist!
5. We will announced the winners via our Facebook page on Thursday 19th September.

Full event details over on Facebook. Tickets availble at koka36.de.

Music Montag: Tonia Reeh

by James Glazebrook

Tonia Reeh by endless autumn under license CC BY-SA 2.0
Tonia Reeh by endless autumn under license CC BY-SA 2.0

We’ve featured Tonia Reeh on Music Montag before, but in her Monotekktoni guise, under which she produces brittle, intense electronica. The music Reeh creates under her real name is something very different: beautiful, bold piano ballads in the vein of Tori Amos. Watch the stark black and white video for the her new single “Stolen” below, and get a free download of the track on the Clouds Hill SoundCloud. Tonia Reeh’s second album Fight of the Stupid is out now, and will be launched at Urban Spree on 21st September, along with fellow Berlinerin Barbara Morgenstern.

Alpaca Farm, Das Schwarze Haus

by Zoë Noble

alpaca close up

This week I actually left the confines of my Berlin bubble to head north east to a teeny tiny town called Pinnow. The reason for the trip was a lifestyle shoot against the backdrop of a stunningly-designed Thomas Kröger building. Das Schwarze Haus is pretty much my dream home, with its black-stained wood, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and more angles than a dodecahedron. As if that wasn’t enough, I got to visit the neighbouring Alpaca farm and get within spitting distance (literally) of these insane-looking animals! Enjoy.

das schwarze haus designed by Thomas Kröger alpaca looking at camera alpaca close up alpaca's on grass alpaca eating an apple baby alpaca in paddock alpaca's roaming on grass alpaca standing on grass in the sun

(Photos by Zoë Noble Photography)

Music Montag: Suff Daddy

by James Glazebrook

Syndey beatsmith Suff Daddy, now relocated to Berlin, hooks up with Motor City MCs Phat Kat and Elzhi for “Det2bln”.