Save the Date: Saturday Night Radio Gaga

Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Editorial, The Mixwatch | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

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D*ruffalo Hit Squad on Twen FM Radio

Berlin: UKW 88,4 MHZ
Potsdam: UKW 90,7 MHZ
Stream: http://twenfm.org/884/
TV-stream: http://www.alex-berlin.de/tv

THIS SATURDAY 16 FEB 2013 – 10.pm CET – 2am CET. Twen FM is gonna have the D*ruffalo Hit Squad live in the studio! Tune in and watch them dancing!

Enjoy ugly ducklings trying to dance to undanceable tunes. Enjoy us telling our adventures of the past 6 years.


The D*ruffalo Poll 2012

Posted: December 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Editorial, News | Tags: , | No Comments »

It was really cringeworthy how print and web media desperately tried to balance all their readership’s needs when compiling their end of the year polls (and the bill paying investors needs as well), without really leaving a statement to think about, or a just a vision to track. So ok, all bases were covered, you have your Disco clientele satisifed, your Techno followers at bay, and so on. You have it all neatly spread, over categories like breakthrough artist, best track, best live act, and so on and so on. You read a lot about a plethora of artists, but in the end you were as clueless as before about what really mattered.

We at D*ruffalo Headquarters think that this is not the way to go. So we gathered our observations and set out to agree on ONE artist extraordinary enough to win ALL categories, while keeping all the stylistic developments, global dancefloor needs, and socio-cultural discourses in check.  And not only that, we looked for something that might be leading the way in terms of style, gender, and gentrification politics, and a trend that will rule the next year(s).

Of course we found it.

And here it is:

Special thanks to Roger S, who pointed out the switch to flip. Now there is LIGHT!


D*ruffalo on Udo Lindenberg

Posted: September 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Editorial | Tags: | 2 Comments »

Some of our friends do believe that old George Lucas was somehow inspired by this evil being and the real-life Imperator is actually a resident (some say professional spook) at Hamburg’s Atlantic Kempinski Hotel. Be it. The “man” is a disgrace. Plus he is cast iron proof of the musical misery-desert most of us where surrounded by whilst growing pubes. Germany’s yellow press treating him as some kind of cute old yet commendable icon is nothing short of actually believing pisshead Hasselhoff’s bad breath or those-gits-from-Hannover’s whistling blew away the Berlin wall. Meeting fellow half-wit Erich H. has the historical significance the magnitude of any-given-member-of-westlife’s daily toilet-routine. Mumbling alongside once deserving german rap-display-dummy jan delay is not worth a single peseta and we will not start over this “cello”-Tune that was apparently celebrated by every Bauer-sucht-Frau-underpart this side of hindu kush. He is as much engenious nutter as we are die-hard Steve-Aoki-Aficionados.
We love Disco. And we do admit to listen to german radio-station SWR1 quite a lot (“eins gehört gehört”) due to the (for the most part) appaling resemblance of their playlist to ours. But them airing this shocking display of clue- and tastelessness left us speechless. Well – not quite.


Udo Lindenberg – Ich steh' ja so auf Disco – MyVideo


THE D*RUFFALO DANCEWATCH

Posted: July 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Culture, Editorial | Tags: , , | No Comments »

This is just SO us!


The D*ruffalo Birthdaywatch – Editor 2

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Editorial, News, The Glitzwatch | Tags: | No Comments »


The D*ruffalo 5th Birthdaywatch – Editor 6 picks

Posted: June 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Druffalo, Editorial, The Glitzwatch, The Tourism & Partywatch | Tags: | No Comments »

1 Wings – Silly Love Songs
2 Prefab Sprout – All The World Loves Lovers
3 REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You
4 Fleetwood Mac – Big Love (Arthur Baker Remix)
5 Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
6 Shola Ama – You’re The One I Love (DI Paradise Mix)
7 Wolfram – Fireworks (Tiedeye Cover Version)
8 The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love
9 Badly Drawn Boy – Promises (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re Animation)
10 David Bowie – Absolute Beginners
11 Brenmar – Temperature Rising
12 Doni Burdick – Open The Door To Your Heart
13 Teddy Pendergrass – The More I Get The More I Want
14 Hall & Oates – Out Of Touch
15 Mass Order – Lift Every Voice (Take Me Away)
16 Scritti Politti – Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
17 Tweet – Oops (Oh My)
18 Stevie Nicks – Edge Of Seventeen
19 A Certain Ratio – Won’t Stop Loving You (Norman Cook Remix)
20 The Notorious B.I.G. – Kick In The Door
21 Jay-Z – Big Pimpin’
22 Pet Shop Boys – Can You Forgive Her (MK Remix)
23 Norman Cook feat. Billy Bragg – Won’t Talk About It
24 Englandneworder – World In Motion
25 Metronomy – The Bay
26 Blood Orange – Champagne Coast
27 Jack Peñate – Tonight’s oday
28 Superpitcher – Joanna
29 The Style Council – A Solid Bond In Your Heart
30 The Orange Juice – Flesh Of My Flesh

The sound of editor 6 is pulling all the tricks


The D*ruffalo Requestwatch

Posted: June 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Druffalo, Editorial | Tags: | No Comments »

They tried to make us play a request, we said, no no no.


The D*ruffalo 5th Birthdaywatch – Editor 5 picks

Posted: June 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Druffalo, Editorial, The Glitzwatch, The Tourism & Partywatch | Tags: | No Comments »

Paul Williams – Do you really have a heart
Billy Idol – Eyes without a face
Alexander Marcus – Papaya (cookies mix)
Eric B & Rakim – Paid in full (Coldcut Mix)
Agnetha – Wrap your arms around me
Elton John – Tiny Dancer
Grace Jones – La vie en rose
Martika – Love thy will be done
Duran duran – Save a prayer
Wings – Silly love songs
Bryan ferry – Dont stop the dance
Melba moore – You stepped into my life
Robert palmer – Every kinda people
Blancmange – Waves
Chris rea – Josephine
Godley & Creme – Cry
Peter Godwin – Images of heaven
The the – Uncertain smile
Heaven 17 – Let me go
Justus Köhncke – Feuerland
The Korgis – Everbody’s Gott Learn sometime
Soft Cell – Say Hello Wave Goodbye
Gruff Rhys – Shark Ridden Waters
Beastie Boys – Get It Together
Veronika Fischer – Dann Ist Liebe Ein Teufelskreis
Jigsaw – Sky High
Mireille Mathieu – J’oublie La Pluie Et Le Soleil
Bob Marley – Is This Love (Krivit Edit)
Jack Penate – Pull My Heart Away
The Walker Brothers – My Ship Is Coming In
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place
Joe Smooth – Promised land
Robin S – Show me love
Olivia Newton-John – Xanadu
Intro – Lost without your love

The sound of Editor 5 will keep you alive


Countdown to our new monthly Berlin residency

Posted: June 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Editorial | No Comments »

79 Days 9 Hours 30 Minutes


The D*ruffalo 5th Birthdaywatch – Editor 4 picks

Posted: June 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Druffalo, Editorial, The Glitzwatch, The Tourism & Partywatch | Tags: | No Comments »

01 – Paul Young – Love Of The Common People
02 – Haircut One Hundred – Love Plus One
03 – Marcel King – Reach For Love
04 – Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine
05 – The The – Giant
06 – The Hollies – Dragging My Heels
07 – The Box Tops – I´m Your Puppet
08 – Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill
09 – Carly Simon – You´re So Vain
10 – Chicago – I´m A Man
11 – Falco – Ganz Wien
12 – Double – Captain Of Her Heart
13 – Robert Palmer – Every Kind Of People
14 – The Railway Children – Brighter
15 – Ten City – That´s The Way Love Is
16 – Wings – Silly Love Songs
17 – Prefab Sprout – Cars And Girls
18 – Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me
19 – Aztec Camera – All I Need Is Everything
20 – Hot Chocolate – So You Win Again
21 – Hall & Oates – I Can´t Go For That (No Can Do)
22 – The Style Council – Boy Who Cried Wolf
23 – Pale Fountains – Reach
24 – The Stranglers – Golden Brown
25 – The Isley Brothers – Footsteps In The Dark
26 – Teddy Pendergrass – The More I Get The More I Want
27 – Toto – Georgy Porgy
28 – Gayle Adams – Your Love Is A Lifesaver
29 – Tim Maia – Gostava Tanto De Voce
30 – Howard Jones – New Song

The sound of Editor 4 you will ask for more


R.I.P.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Culture, Editorial, News | Tags: | No Comments »


The D*ruffalo 5th Birthdaywatch – Editor 3 picks

Posted: June 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Druffalo, Editorial, The Glitzwatch, The Tourism & Partywatch | Tags: | No Comments »
1. Lotus eaters – first pictures of you
1. PHD – poor city
1. Carly Simon – why
1. get cape wear cape fly – collapsing cities
1. talking heads – pull up the roots
1. Roxy Music – manifesto
1. Mike Skinner – your song
1. the Waterboys – whole of the moon
1. Lightning seeds – sense
1. the colourfield – castles in the air
1. the divine comedy – diva lady
1. code 718 – equinox
1. Barry White – come on
1. Hercules & Love affair – blind
1. Donots – stop the clock
1. Abby – streets
1. Talking to turtles – beam me up scotty
1. Depeche Mode – my secret garden
1. Björk – all is full of love (plaid rmx)
1. MBWTEYP – wild child
1. Everything Everything – my kz your bf
1. Jack Penate – tonight’s today
1. India Arie – Wonderful
1. Kante – im ersten Licht
1. Rufus Wainwright – the art teacher
1. Herbie Hancock – Stars in your eyes
1. Imagination – in and out of love
1. Phil Lynott – old town
1. wings – silly lovesongs
1. specials – you’re wondering now
The sound of Editor 3 stings like that bee

Friendly Remindo

Posted: June 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Culture, Druffalo, Editorial, News, The Fashionwatch, The Glitzwatch, The Tourism & Partywatch | 2 Comments »

Schalli! MMF! kk! Groover Klein ! FINN JOHANNZON ! S E E B A SE ! DRUFFALO HITSQUAD FUCKING FULLY FLEDGED !!

The best of the best! The chrome of the crop! The Maseratis of mixing skills! Probably the hottest boys in the whole wide world!

THIS SATURDAY

5 YEARS OF MORAL RELATIVISM AND TASTE ABSOLUTISM

9 JUNE 2012, after Ronaldo Christiano met 99 PROATENG,

SOJU BAR

KRZZZZZBERG

B E R L I N Capital of the Worlds

Soju!
Soul!
Schnaps!
Hits!

Hell yay!


5 Years of Druffalo

Posted: June 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Culture, Editorial, News, The Fashionwatch, The Glitzwatch, The Tourism & Partywatch | Tags: | 4 Comments »

Adebisi and Kuttner stopped talking to each other

let us start our week of crown jubileeism with a small remix of our 1000 hits post in july 2007 (which you might be able to find in this cloud called Druffalo): 5 years ago, outdating anything from Global Financial Crisis to Pirate Party to Eurobonds, one or two of us had this idea. why not produce a decent breakfast read for our waster friends out of basically nothing. three clued up lads from what we would refer to as hicksville europe. guys (it is always guys) letting loose on their obsession with regard to football firms, white boy funk, falco and nick heyward (and 1000 other things), but look how our interest hasnt changed one bit in 5 years, wanting to give something back to the community (not as if the community ever had given us in advance), the little spark of the flame that sparked them on every day in their life, the spark of the soulful torch. the rest is history: myspace was perverted and html codes were drawn up and john player p&s were lit in berlin (mitte) as cans of Stella and Fosters were opened and downed in a gulp in some arty flat in west kensington. one of us, the product guy, had a very clear sense, of how the whole thing should feel, the next guy had a pretty good sense of what kind of topics the little boyscouts should get to have as their breakfast read and the last one designed a specific modernist policy of untouchable anonymity in order to smokescreen the whole thing. 7 days later (in late june 2007) we hacked the friends-list of a famous berlin dj and basically invited along (remember myspace? neither do we !) the first 200 people to read little miniatures on being a modernist in 2007, in 2008, in 2009, in 2010, in 2011, in 2012 …listen to our excellent music mix (remember druffmixes? neither do we really…the concept is stuck in our legal department where it sits there with the Druffalo.com domain and likewise will never come out) …or wonder at all the other nonsense. 5 years after inviting the first beta trial friend we the Cappuchhino Kids of 2.0 land now have a little bit over a gazillion hits and wonder what to do next.

Maybe you have time to celebrate with us on Saturday when all 6 (metaphorically speaking) heavy weight dj’s of the Druffalo Hit Squad share a 10 CD box of “Now That’s what I call Music! The very best” and 2 packets of cigarettes and make sure that the planned DHS residency at Soju Bar will be reconsidered.

Cheers, to another 50 years of funky grumpyness
Editor 2


The D*ruffalo 5th Birthdaywatch – Editor 2 picks

Posted: June 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Druffalo, Editorial, News, The Glitzwatch, The Tourism & Partywatch | Tags: | No Comments »

1) jack penate – silence in speech

2) frances nero – footsteps are following me

3) chuck jackson – all over the world

4) miquel brown – close to perfection

5) the carpenters – we only have just begun

6) orange juice – blokes on 45

7) Lo Borges -  Clube de Esquina

8) Dexys Midnight Runners – my life in England

9) Falco – Junge Römer

10) Steely Dan – kid charlemagne

11) crosby, Stills & Nash – Dark Star

12) America – Tin Man

13)  mccartney / wings – listen to what the man said

14)  metro area – miura

15)  prefab sprout – electric guitars

16) paul hardcastle – flight by night

17) phil collins – susudio

18)  norman connors – mother of the future

19) eddie cochran – summertime blues

20) style council – promised land

21) i level – mine field

22) d train – keep on

23) joe jackson – stepping out

24) todd rundgren – hello it’s me

25)  new street adventure – the big AC

26) supremes – you are whats missing in my life

27) the cure – in between days

28) kenny dope – coming inside

29) another level/ mj cole – guess i was a fool

30) small faces – tin soldier

The sound of Editor 2 is gonna blow kisses to you