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November compilation 2015 this [2015-11-15]

It was impossible to limit the selection so the comp is 100 minutes long. A start with more vocal focus, and a couple of solid tracks imo. Jamie Woon's new album is fine but then again I'm a huge fan since long. Ta-ku's take on American Boy is excellent. Bryson Tiller's album, is this one for the best of 2015 list maybe? I think so. Banks - I have a crush on her so I'm probably not able to judge is this is good or not. Comixxx - Berlin strikes again. I don't quite get what's going on with Bluey - he's producing more music then ever, and the quality is still up there. Puts most artists to shame, with a stream of albums like that. Miriam is a Swedish singer that took part in a reality-tv show where artists do remakes of the other participant's songs - surprisingly this has a bit of the current stwo/weeknd/jmsn/esta sound. Crazy P again shows what quality disco can be - a lot has to do with the remix, of course. London elektricity is back and I especially like they have Pete Simpson on vocals (look up Domu & Pete Simpson's Look a little further from 2007, an album that could/should be a classic soul album). The ending is a bit harder and I would like a soundsystem for proper listening. Tiga, always refreshing. Amnesia brings the drum sound.

  1. The casino royal Sweet disgrace
  2. Jamie Woon Dedication
  3. Pete Josef The travelling song
  4. Ta-ku w/Wafia American girl
  5. Bryson Tiller Don't
  6. Kele First impressions
  7. Banks Better
  8. Comixxx Spread your love
  9. Bluey Hold on
  10. Miriam Bryant Ett sista glas
  11. CHVRCHES Keep you on my side
  12. Ellie Golding On my mind
  13. Grimes World princess, pt. II
  14. Michael Grey The Weekend (radio edit)
  15. Crazy P Something more (Hot Toddy disco redux)
  16. London elektricity w/Pete Simpson Impossible to say
  17. London elektricity w/Emer Dineen Phase us
  18. Jody Wisternoff & Pete Josef Just one more (Martin Roth remix)
  19. Studnitzky Evora (Charles Weber remix)
  20. Tiga Don't break my heart
  21. Special request Amnesia

Preview: 20 seconds from each song.

Berlin tips 2x9 this [2015-10-18]

Here's a couple of tips for Berlin. Just to make it simple and clear, I try to limit myself to two tips per category. One important tip is to rent a bika (if not in winter). Some hotels have their own bikes. I usually rent one from Fat tire (at the base of the tower at Alexanderplatz), a bit on the expensive side but works. Bring an extra ID as they want to keep the ID during the rental. The second tip is to carry cash. This is still a cash city (and country), even in some fancy/expensive restaurants.

Comfort food

  1. Patina

    Renger-Patzsch. The odds are you're the only turist here; this is a bit off the normal streets. Well worth the walk. Solid and I just love the interior and looks. The food is on the same level. Always go for the daily 3-set menu.

  2. Roberta Kocht

    Roberta kocht. South German food. A tiny place that makes you feel welcome and almost at home. Lovely food from a very short menu.

Best dining

  1. Industry standard. They say Berliners use the energy they used for underground clubs and techno basements, but now for innovation in food. There is something new and interesting going on, for sure.
  2. La soupe populaire. If you are thinking of making a reservation, you are already too late. Quality and style, Berlin style that is.

Pizza napolitan style

  1. Zola's

    Zola. Napolitan style rules! Roman pizza is very thin, a napolitan is doughy with an almost burned thick crust around.

  2. Standard. Nothing average about this pizza place.

Burger and BBQ

  1. Chicago Williams BBQ. US style ribs, pulled stuff, brisket, mac&cheese. Good vibe and music.
  2. The Bird, so populary it is ridiculous. It is like a game, trying to find or define the best Berlin burger. One should definitely look for the asian (korean) type of burgers, a nice addition to this quest.
  3. Berlin 2012 Dec

    Big stuff smoked BBQ. Friendly staff in everyone's favourite food hall (Markthalle Neun). The combo platter is a must, but the sandwiches are a good starting point for your next addiction to come.

Relaxed breakfast

  1. Silo Coffee

    Silo coffee. One of the best breakfasts I've had. Basic looks but just right.

  2. A.Horn

    A Horn, especially nice when you sit outside but works all year round.

3rd wave coffee (hipster coffee)

  1. The Barn Roastery

    The Barn. I'm not sure I even like the 3rd wave stuff (who like weak coffee?) but it is a nice place, a roastery, well brewed and with a sense of style, and they have a laptop ban!

  2. Bonanza Coffee Roasters. Hardccore. Shop with roasting equipment, coffee, and not much anything else.

Hangout café

  1. Café Hilde. Not fancy, only pleasant and nice. If they have the peer cake (Birnen), that is a must.
  2. Five Elephant. This is the place for a Käsekuchen, a cheescake. It is not a matter of taste - this is the best you ever had, hands down.

Classic breakfast

  1. Käsefrühstück

    Einstein Stammhaus, coffee vienna style. You can eat breakfast, lunch, dinner or have drinks here. Solid.

  2. Berlin

    Litteraturhaus, traditional café with excellent service. Winter garten and in a classical style.

  3. Berlin 2012 Dec

    Zeit für Brot, a bakery and a popular one. Excellent breakfast if you are into bread.


  1. Berlin Oct 2014

    Cordobar. Novel food, lots of small dishes that are fun to match with wine, helpful service and plenty of Austrian/German wines

  2. Maxim. All about the wine.
October compilation 2015 this [2015-10-17]

Feeling satisfied with this one - a bit of fresh soul to start, a couple of my all time favourite singers on here (Angie, Jill, Erykah, Róisin, Jamie), a huge cover by Erykah (is Hotline bling the song of the year?), r&b is pretty strong these days is it not?

  1. Jamie Woon Message
  2. Angie Stone 2 bad habits
  3. Jill Scott Fool's gold
  4. Tamar Braxton Circles
  5. Banks Drowning (stwo remix)
  6. Erykah Badu Hotline bling but u cain't use my phone mix
  7. Drake & Future Diamonds dancing
  8. Stwo w/Sevdaliza Hunted
  9. Bryson Tiller Exchange
  10. SPZRKT Honest
  11. SPZRKT Right now
  12. Honne Coastal love
  13. Zhu & Gallant Testarossa music
  14. Paradis Garde le pour toi
  15. Franskild Clockworks
  16. Luca C & Brigante w/Róisin Murphy Invisions
  17. Full crate x Mar Nobody else (radio edit)
  18. R Kelly Cookie

Preview: 20 seconds from each song.