Berlin is rich with local electronic music producers and DJs. Privately though not all of them are exclusively listening to electronic music or the kind of music they make themselves. So what else is inspiring them?
Once a month Monarch Berlin invites a producer, artist or DJ to play music he/she would usually not play in a club: music that informs the roots of their styles, obscure songs they love, guilty pleasures, analogue or digital, danceable or not.
After a string of collaborations with artist such as Coco Rosie, Creep, LCMDF and Bunny Rabbit, and being a key member of the NYC scene paving the way for peers Le1f, Zebra Katz and Cakes Da Killa, BLACK CRACKER moved to Berlin and has easily become the artist to watch in a short amount of time. Touring Solo internationally as well as with his jazz project Grand Pianoramax, Black Cracker’s charismatic, generosity is a refreshing change in the more “egocentric” arts and times.
These skills he earned and mastered through his years as an award-winning slam poet and educator in the early days of his career after dropping out of art school. Continuing in his avaunt, versatility he can also been seen performing along side Blixa Bargeld in the project Kiku as well as in theater and dance projects received with high acclaim premiering in venues such as HAU, Berlin and Kampnagel, Hamburg.
Black Cracker’s sound carries an original signature of Industial, R&B and OFF Pop! Dubiously, combining elements ranging from Hip Hop, Soul and Jersey Club. He has recently opened for G-Easy, FKA Twigs, Big Freedia, and My Brightest Diamond as well as being mentioned in the publications V Magazine, The Guardian, Art Forum, Dazed and Confused, and the New York Times!
This event is presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.
You don’t really know me w/ Black Cracker
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | 21:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg