Expatriarch presents the Saalfest with Cakes Da Killa, Sick Girls, Lōtic and Bearcat.
Cakes Da Killa is a 22-year-old rapper from New York, full of spunk and turning heads thanks to his rapid-fire rhymes and witty edge.
The fact that he’s gay is simply the icing on the cake. Now queer music platform Expatriarch is teaming up with Festsaal Kreuzberg for the latest edition of SAALFEST, bringing you the debut Berlin show from this notorious F.A.G.—sweet and sharp like a Twinkie with razor-blade filling.
Cakes Da Killa | Goodie Goodies
“Queer hip-hop” has been a popular tag in the music press over the past year or so, despite none of the associated artists latching on to that label. “The umbrella term of ‘queer’ isn’t really a part of my vocabulary,” Cakes Da Killa recently told Buzzfeed.
“But, you know, if that’s how people want to label it, that’s fine—as long as they’re listening.” You could chalk up Cakes’ popularity to growing acceptance from the mainstream, but his lyrics (sprinkled with rimjobs and cumshots) sure don’t show a concern for such approval.
Cakes Da Killa | Snow Bunnies
Listen to his newest mixtape The Eulogy, and it’s clearly the fact that he’s damn talented—not just nasty but clever too. And you can’t ignore his taste in producers, whose beats range from skittery mutant booty to sampled soul grooves to video-game bleeps.
Before and after the show, several local DJs will prove that Berlin is not just stuck in a techno loop: the grimey Sick Girls embrace the bass, Lōtic brings his hard and twerk-inducing arsenal, and Bearcat busts out her moombahton jams.
w/ Cales Da Killa LIVE
presented by Spex, D/B, Vice, Siegessäule
Djs: Sick Girls, Lōtic & Bearcat
Saturday, 13 July 2013 | 23:00 CET
Festsaal Kreuzberg | Skalitzer Str. 130 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg