Big time at Sonarborderland in Barcelona! All of you who have missed the sets of East Collective from Seoul and Elvis.T from Beijing, make sure to come to the Festivalzentrale c/o pop Zum Scheuen Reh on wednesday, june 22nd at 11pm to see these fantastic guys playing their c/o pop debut! Also do not miss the appearances of Toshiya Kawasaki (Mule Rec.) from Tokyo and the A/V set by B.L.O.T from Delhi, India!

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Ein Ort des Rückzugs und der Ruhe, das ist die Sónarboarderland, zumindest für diejenigen, denen große Menschenmassen und enge Festival-Venues zuviel werden können. Ralph Christoph, Head of strategy der c/o pop und seine Kollegen von Fine.sets, nun auch Zero-Inch, 2Bild und Wilde schmeißen ihre private Sónar-Off-Veranstaltung seit vielen Jahren. Drei Tage lang ist die Terrasse des Fine.sets-Büros fast über den Dächern Barcelonas ein Ort der guten Musik, zwischenmenschlichen Begegnungen oder “internationalem Matchmaking” und Ruhepol vom hektisch vollem Festival-Treiben. Die DJ-Sets von unter anderen Elvis T., B.L.O.T (das East Collective mit Toshiya Kawasaki ist am Mittwoch auch in der Festival-Zentrale Zum Scheuen Reh zu sehen), sowie den Gebrüdern Teichmann boten dieses Jahre eine passende Grundlage für anregende Gespräche bei Barcelona-Weitsicht. Egal ob in der Sonne liegend oder sophisticated auf der Tanzfläche; den Veranstaltern sei ein nettes Lob da gelassen.

Big time in Sonarborderland!

copop:

Ein Ort des Rückzugs und der Ruhe, das ist die Sónarboarderland, zumindest für diejenigen, denen große Menschenmassen und enge Festival-Venues zuviel werden können. Ralph Christoph, Head of strategy der c/o pop und seine Kollegen von Fine.sets, nun auch Zero-Inch, 2Bild und Wilde schmeißen ihre private Sónar-Off-Veranstaltung seit vielen Jahren. Drei Tage lang ist die Terrasse des Fine.sets-Büros fast über den Dächern Barcelonas ein Ort der guten Musik, zwischenmenschlichen Begegnungen oder “internationalem Matchmaking” und Ruhepol vom hektisch vollem Festival-Treiben. Die DJ-Sets von unter anderen Elvis T., B.L.O.T (das East Collective mit Toshiya Kawasaki ist am Mittwoch auch in der Festival-Zentrale Zum Scheuen Reh zu sehen), sowie den Gebrüdern Teichmann boten dieses Jahre eine passende Grundlage für anregende Gespräche bei Barcelona-Weitsicht. Egal ob in der Sonne liegend oder sophisticated auf der Tanzfläche; den Veranstaltern sei ein nettes Lob da gelassen.

C/O POP - BLOG: c/o pop Hymne 2011: Stabil Elite - Gold

Ladies & Gentlemen: this year’s c/o pop anthem!

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Erstmals in seiner achtjährigen Geschichte hat sich c/o pop eine kleine offizielle Hymne gegeben. Aus den zahlreichen internationalen Künstlern des diesjährigen Festivals ausgesucht: »Gold« von Stabil Elite aus Düsseldorf. Das dazugehörige Video, inszeniert von Kira Bunse und exklusiv für c/o…

Beautiful video and new single of the upcoming new album »Helplessness Blues« from the nicest bearded men since Will Oldham…

uvmann:

Apparat - “Ash/Black Veil” - free download

After three records on Shitkatapult, Apparat announced that their new album will be coming to you via Mute Records soon. Cheers to that! To celebrate that fact there is a free download available within the Soundcloud player embeded above or directly here.

Note to myself: Create a Pro Account to use the wonderful customized Soundcloud Artwork Embed Player. (File under: Things you tend to forget all the time.)

Creative Hotspots Recap!

Read what c/o pop editor Fabian Toepel discovered at his first trip to Tallinn, Estonia

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After returning with a cold from Tallinn we have now fully recovered to sum up our days in this years cultural European Capital. Here are some pics and impressions from my stay in Estonia.

After arriving late on wednesday night Ralph invited me to a nice dinner, afterwards the cold convinced me to stay in the hotel plus three busy days ahead of us.

The first day started with the official press conference of the Tallinn Music Week.

Afterwards Ralph hosted his first panel about the sustainability of European Capitals. It was very interested and highly political topic with panelists from Liverpool, Essen, Turku and Tallinn but definitly stuck out in between the rather business and marketing related panels that were held during the Creative Hotspots day hosted by the British Council. They brought together British and Northern and Eastern European entrepreneurs and creatives to exchange thoughts in various panels and workshops. A very smart move also to open eastern Europe and the Baltics to British ideas.

The star of the day seemed to have been Ville Heijari (on the left) from Finland, one of the developers of Angry Birds, which is one of the most popular iphone apps of the last years. For me it was very interesting to see the very global approach that entrepreneurs from small countries like Estonia, Slovenia or Finland take on compared to Germany. Of course it is an obligation for them to explore bigger markets since their home markets are not big enough. For germans the step of going global seems to be harder since their home market is usually enough to conquer.

The day ended with a nice walk through the historic part of the town, interesting but freezing cold due to the wind. But the night just started! I met a lot of interesting people including three swedish guys. One turned out to be the drummer of Dag För Dag, a band, who I share common friends with in Cologne. Small small world! We headed to the city to see some estonian bands in one of the nice clubs in town called Van Grahl (not to be mixed up with the Bayern Munich coach Van Gaal). The party was shut down by the police at 2am. Supposingly this is normal in this bar since the portugese ambassador keeps complaining to the police about the noise, so they have to show up.

I ended the night with a few finnish guys in an estonian home. I always like to see how people really live rather than stay only in hotels and tourist bars. We talked about the Melvins a band all of the guys highly admired and which encouraged them to take the ferry over to Helsinki soon.

And last, not least, C’n’B Networks presented at Tallinn Music Week the panel on »Branding your city and  country with culture and creativity, does investment in culture  translate into growth of tourism and economy?«. From left to right:  Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdottir (Music Export Iceland, Head of strategy “You Are in Control” conference), Paulina Ahokas (Music Export Finland), Elena Natale (Tallinn-based representative of the “European  Capitals of Culture 2011 – developers of cultural tourism”) and Felix Mägus (Board member of Nordic Hotel Forum, chairman of the board of Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Association), and myself. Photo taken by Fabian Töpel.

And last, not least, C’n’B Networks presented at Tallinn Music Week the panel on »Branding your city and country with culture and creativity, does investment in culture translate into growth of tourism and economy?«. From left to right:
Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdottir (Music Export Iceland, Head of strategy “You Are in Control” conference), Paulina Ahokas (Music Export Finland), Elena Natale (Tallinn-based representative of the “European Capitals of Culture 2011 – developers of cultural tourism”) and Felix Mägus (Board member of Nordic Hotel Forum, chairman of the board of Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Association), and myself. Photo taken by Fabian Töpel.

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