The question is not, what is Aérea Negrot doing, it’s more: What is she NOT doing? The Venezuelan-born, Berlin-based artistic all-rounder works in every art form that comes to mind: She sings, performs, produces, DJs… She became internationally known for her collaboration with the dance floor superpower of “Hercules and Love Affair”, but only referencing this stage of career would limit her art. Her eclecticism jumps from pure energy behind the decks, over a love for experimental productions, to a voice filling a concert hall with every tone from a high falsetto to a roaring baritone. We still remember her mesmerizing avant-garde performance at Volksbühne. Before she’s spinning our 10 Year Anniversary event this Saturday, we met up with the Queen of Versatility and talked about dirty club corners, drunk aunts, and her exciting upcoming projects.
This week is offering us the traditional Tanz in den Mai with many open air parties today and tomorrow. The Berlin Web Week is taking place at Station for all of those web nerds amongst you. And the Berghain is offering us some very strong music events on Wednesday and Thursday. Find out more after the jump.
There are three main reasons why the Berlin Festival for me is like the best festival that I know of. One: It’s in Berlin, which means I don’t have to sleep in a tent. Two: Even though it’s partly outdoors all areas still have a roof, so no fear of heavy rain. Three: The line-up is the most amazing I have seen in… forever! Just by briefly flicking through the overview of all the acts I count at least 10 that I definately want to see on September 9 and 10, 2011 at Tempelhof Airport. And I haven’t even taken a closer look at some of the bands that I don’t know yet but that might be equally cool. After the jump you’ll see a few of my highlights of the festival and the related music videos. Suz and Claudio will write about their hightlights in the following weeks and stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates in the line-up.
Hercules and Love Affair are going to release a new album named Blue Songs at the end of January (read the recent article here) and here is the new video My House, so new it shines. Remarkable how 90s club-fashion is here brought back to our minds. More after the jump:
Aerea Negrot by Rafael Scovino
I have to say the new Hercules & Love Affair album Blue Songs was my one and only mood stabilizer over the sentimental Christmas days and I drove my family insane with my disco sessions upstairs. But this versatile and joyful mix of perfect songs is just too good not to be played on repeat for hours.
For his second album greedy Hercules got involved with a whole bunch of love affairs. Amongst them not only Bloc Party’s Kele but also Berlin-based artist Aerea Negrot. She opens the record with the awesome song Painted Eyes which is one of the highlights of the record. But talking of highlights – there is actually not one song that I would not describe as a highlight – and when can you ever say that about an album?
Blue Songs will be released in the end of January. A concert at Berghain will follow on March 3rd 2011. After the jump you can have a listen to the song My House with guest vocalist Shaun Wright.