So that’s the first meme i’ve ever made, hope it goes “viral” 🙂 What do you think? GF thinks it’s too “polarizing”, but i think it’s kind of a necessary illustration of the false dichotomy.
Also, for the entirety of the month of October I will be touring in East Africa: mostly Kampala and Nairobi, playing at festivals and clubs, and working with local musicians. Super excited!!!
Expanding the boundaries of club music, CLUBLAB explores borderless poly-rhythms and infinite bass, and investigates the fragmented soul of the polymorphous planetary underground.
Fusion was as epic freaky fun as ever! (but this year seemed to feature even more music from the global south).
I’ve always loved Acid. Not only due to the squelchy palette of the misused TB303 being, for reasons i can not articulate (related to liking the smell of petroleum??), so endlessly delicious, sexy, and addictive, but also because Acid House and Acid Techno, ever since the beginning, have always been more overtly and unabashedly polyrhythmic than their bigger stylistic cousins.
Sorry about late notice but this is very important solidarity event for refugee rights in the very cool concert/club venue Zukunft am Ostkreuz. Bands start at 6pm, dinner for all (Ramadan fast break) at 9pm, And i play from 2am!
Laskerstr. 5, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany
Fusion Festival: Dj Zhao — Friday June 26 // 1-3am // Seebühne Stage
Post-Fusion high life:
Friday, June 12at 11:00pm – 6:00am
Le Malibv — 44 rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris, France
UMOJA (INI Movement / Piri Piri Music ; Amsterdam)
Around The World (Paris)
dj zhao ( NGOMA SOUND Berlin / Berlin)
June 14 – June 15 Jun 14 at 12:00pm to Jun 15 at 12:00am
Jardin Monplaisir 1 Bd Monplaisir, 31400 Toulouse, France
☀ Dimanche 14 juin – Midi-Minuit – Jardin Monplaisir (centre ville) ☀
ZHAO – [ALL / Berlin] – (Ngoma Sound)
RAFAEL ARAGON – [FRA / Paris] – (Caballito / Latino Resiste)
DJ NO BREAKFAST – [FRA / Tlse] – (Guachafita)
YEAHMAN! – [FRA / Tlse] – (Ghetto Sonido – Muundial Mix)
par le Collectif Volubile ( Ambre Caziers / Loren Coquillat / Pauline Lavergne / Cassandre
► PONG 1D & LEVITATION ◄ http://fauxdepart.com/
►FRAGILE !◄ http://kinourendfou.wordpress.com/
► FRESQUE ◄ http://www.donoteat.fr/Munoz / Agathe Thevenot & guests)
Mashup, an exhibition of artworks by contem- porary artists from Africa generated during the research and exhibition project Mashup the Archive at Iwalewahaus in Bayreuth, Germany.
It’s nice to get booked for the core of what i do. Will be playing alongside many very talented artists such as Miss Eve, Otieno Gomba, Délio Jasse, Raphael Kariuki, Nita., Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Simon Rittmeier, Kevo Stero, Pamela Sunstrum, and Uche Uzorka.
and last weekend Karnival was fun…
As I’m sure many of you have noticed, 99% of my uploads on SoundCloud have been hidden. This is because the price of an “unlimited account” has gone back up to 89 Euros a year, and i just can’t afford it at the moment.
It is bad timing as i have many finished mashups and edits i’ve been wanting to upload for quite some time, and was about to sit down and make time to do it. There are also several big big mixes coming soon, including Syrian Debkah, Classic Colombia, Acid Techno, and a beautiful Fusion 8.
If you would like access to all the older sounds again, and hear the new ones on SoundCloud which makes download possible, feel free to make a donation via the paypal button on the home page (top right), or just click HERE.
As soon as there is enough funds i will renew the subscription. Thanks.
Pre-Hispanic indigenous rhythm roots, influence from African sciences of the drum, Shamanic sounds from atop the Peruvian mountains and deep in the Amazonian jungle… These describe parts of this new electronic music known loosely as Tribal Guarachero. This mix comprises of mostly music from Mexico, where the original sound was born, with some tracks from Central, South, and North America, and Europe.
Location: Cafete (Reitschule Bern), Neubrückstrasse 8, 3012 Bern
Time: 22.30 Uhr
Afro-Tech, Future-Bass, Juke-Jungle, Tarraxinha, Zouk-Bass
Zum Chinesischen Neujahrsfest des Jahres der Ziege kommt DJ Zhao aus Berlin zu Besuch. Geboren in Beijing, heute zuhause in Berlin spielt er eine eklektrische Mischung aus polyrhythmischen Leckerbissen von jedem Kontinent. Time Tarracho sind die Schweizer Leader im frei interpretierten Zouk-Bass.
In the ongoing rebirth of explicit poly-rhythms and super syncopated percussive goodness in African-American music, B-more/Philly and Newark/Jersey Club is a particularly sexy and fun permutation, and has been gaining momentum for a number of years, bursting with musical and dance ideas. Vice just made a documentary and in 2015 i think it will finally invade dance floors all over in a big way. (Next month i will be playing the first Vice sponsored Club Jersey party in London – stay tuned)
Next Sunday, Dec. 28th, I will do a set with the mighty Hoodz Dj Team at Wendel Cafe.
and on New Year’s Eve:
Feierabend Poetic Cumbia (Argentina/Berlin)
Latin Swing, Cumbia Wet Dreams
dj zhao (Ngoma Soundsystem – Berlin)
Tropical Bouncement, Fire In Your Pants
A wild wild night of fiery and naughty rhythms to boogie, rumba, swing, polka, waltz, foxtrot, salsa, azonto, dagger, bounce, jerk, twerk, and booty clap into 2015!!!
last weekend was fun:
10pm – 6am all night hunt for the purrrrfect beat!
179 killed by institutional racist violence for the crime of trying to live in the drugs and guns infested poverty that white supremacy keeps them in, during the past 15 years, In NYC alone. How many disabled? In comas? How many with missing lungs or bullets in stomachs? How many broken ribs/arms/legs? How many physically assaulted? Abused in custody? How many terrorized? Humiliated? Incarcerated?
putting these flyers up after the events lol… just did not have time
Around the globe today, sparked by recent incidents of police murder and brutality in the US, with immigration and refugee issues intensifying along many borders, race and racism is again making headlines, a central topic of discussion across all sections of society, and new spaces have opened up for supplying ourselves with the knowledge and tools to treat this plague of the mind. But before we can alleviate symptoms, undergo operations, toward healing and restoration, we must first examine its roots, study its nature, and identify precisely what it is not, and what it is.