German-born Robot Koch is dropping his new record "The Next Billion Years" on May 29. Ahead of the release, we spoke to the L.A.-based artist, producer and composer about why late French conservationist Jacques-Yves Cousteau inspired him to make the album.
We catch up with Schmutz, Berlin's independent music magazine and gig guide, to find out about new releases and learn how co-founder Gabe Dunn is spending his time at home alone.
What was the soundtrack of the late '80s, shortly before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall? In this episode of Studio Berlin, host Erik Kirschbaum explores the power of music and how it captured the spirit of freedom and united people in East and West Germany.
Laura Lee and Andreya Casablanca formed their band Gurr after meeting at Freie Universität Berlin. The two dropped by our studio to talk about friendship and the merits of German versus English lyrics.
The Torstraßen Festival takes place on Saturday, September 7, at the Volksbühne, for a full day and night of musical discovery. We caught up with one of the festival's founders, Melissa Perales, to find out more about what lies in store.
What are Berlin’s live music options this September? We invited Gabe and Mark from Schmutz for their monthly chat to help guide you. Listen to Amplified for the lowdown.
Keith Duncan and Johannes von Weizsäcker from The Chap join us in the studio ahead of their performance at this year’s Torstraßen Festival, to talk about their recent series of concept albums, midlife crises, and how a long-distance songwriting partnership works.
21-year-old Berlin singer-songwriter Tara Nome Doyle joins us in the studio to discuss her upcoming performance at the Torstraßen Festival. She also sings us a Norwegian lullaby.