Bananamania combo strike for Berlin Fashion Week this Wednesday:
First comes an exhibition at Ninety-Five which displays a redux of the show exhibited at ROUGE58 during last NY Fashion Week, “Peel Slowly and See”, featuring the video installation “Peel Slowly” starring Tanja Siren, two very limited edition t-shirts designed by MyFriendFromBerlin (including a brand new Berlin Edition), a polaroid action and lots of Wasted German Beer. And following right after, the mandatory hedonistic, full-on-excess after party at Berlin’s infamous fashionista vortex King Size, featuring Los Massieras (DJ set), Tobias Keeler & very special guests from Ghent DOWN+OUT (No Way Back).
In the meanwhile, warm up and get ready listening to this sensual new guest mix from Bananamania Bro DJ Marvin Carl (Kong/ Tell Your Taxidriver, Munich). It’s tropical like Berlin newly acquired weather tendencies, it’s hot, it’s the Tukan Mix!
Milo Smee is one of our personal heroes. Solo sonic explorer as Binary Chaffinch (AKA Kruton) on beyond-cool, limited edition label -now defunkt- Dissident, founding member of 5 Mic Cluster , one of the most mysterious and interesting projects to be released in Trevor Jackson’s visionary cultish imprint Output Records, and also kickstarter of one of the freakiest bands the world has ever seen (ie mutant disco-doom outfit Chrome Hoof) but overall, nicest chap you can possibly find in Berlin and London altogether (you have 50/50 chances of meeting him in both Germania’s and thee UK capitals alike), Milo pleasantly surprised us once again with his appropriately dubbed Fast Mix. Not quite balearic, mind you.
Milo Smee – Fast Mix Track List:
1. Teardrop Explodes – Reward
2. Reinhard Lakomy – Sodom
3. BOT’OX – Overdrive
4. 5 Mic Cluster – Rat
5. Peter Bauman – Playland Pleasure
6. Liasons Dangereuses – Etra assis ou danser
7. Jimmy Spicer – This is it
8. Mina – Karma Sutra
9. Jon Foxx – Tidal Wave
10. Lena Lovich – Big Bird
11. The Twins – Night’s Lights and Shadows
12. Robert Palmer – Johnny and Mary
13. Gizz TV – Little Shop of Acid
14. Sapiano and the Party Crashers – Crank Call
15. Octoman – Whit Label (J. Saul Kane)
16. Brad Stryder – Bradley’s Beat
18. Imagination – Heart and Soul (Dub)
19. Noise Factory – Loving You
20. Grace Jones – Love is the Drug (Album Version)
This Saturday, Speculator-Taurus & Capablanca-Sphynx will bring their disco infected, mutant house and dose of weird dance tracks, hypnoloops and siren chants to Le Zoo de Paris of Mythoilogical Creatures, also known as Thee Anteros & Thanaton Show at Chez Moune, Paris.
Such sounds will merge with A&T pleasure bubbles for an ultimate sensorial experience composed partly of heels, hidden smokes and loud noises. El Especulador delighted us recently with a stronger than usual radio waves emission on WTBS and we couldn´t help but adding it to our archives in hope of expanding it into infinitum. We call it Co(s)mic (S)Trip, or a serious candidate to the Psychedelic Comedy Club:
We are pleased to announce the Bananamania T-Shirt Design Contest Winner: Matthias Netzberger, AKA MyFriendFromBerlin – Producer of Handsome Media with a smile, and Art Director for among others, Get Physical & Porsche.
T-Shirts will be showcased at the BANANAMANIA! SHOW x NY FASHION WEEK, at ROUGE58, 555 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn NY, opening today from 19h. The show will feature the limited hand-silkscreened t-shirt, the Capablanca nailpolish for Uslu Airlines, the premiere of “Peel Slowly and See” – a video installation featuring Tanja Siren, and site specific installations. Oh, and DISCO.
Afterparty is happening from 22ish on at Submercer, 147 1/2 Mercer Street New York, NY. We would love to see you there.
Special mention goes to the El Radioactivo banana t-shirt by Joan Bernat, which we dare to keep top secret, and surely deserves a prize of its own. We are working on that. Thanks to all participants, it has been a lovely process to go through all your designs and a hard choice to decide on just one. We love you.
Bananamania (in association with 20 Jazz Funk Greats and DONUTS!) is very proud to present TEENGIRL FANTASY this Sunday at Raum 20 in Neukölln. Teengirl Fantasy make the kind of original and off-kilter house styles that we love so dearly, and they are totally slammin’ live. They caused a storm with their debut album 7AM last year, and if you missed out so far, then check the awesome video for ‘Cheaters’ below. Of course it wouldn’t be a fully fledged Bananamaniac event without support from our very own LOS MASSIERAS and PRESTON G. PARALLAX, and we are very pleased to also have LA/Berlin artist XORZYZT on the bill. See you there!
7 Inches of Pleasure is the new mixtape from Danish DJ Christian d’Or, the Disco Prince. The mix is made from the dogma that it was to comprise 7″ singles only. It’s an hour of disco, dust and… another word with d, let’s see… DREAMS!
Christian d’Or will be headlining tomorrow friday the Fourth Installment of Illusion Institute in Berlin, together with NY amigo Chupacabras, Preston G. Parallax, and our very own T.Keeler & Capablanca, topping it with live visuals from most spectacular Alison Childs (Donuts, DFA). Bananuts!
Have a listen to this Bananamania exclusive.
CCS – Hurricane Coming
Johnny Wakelin – In Zaire
Stretch – Why Did You Do It?
Fancy – Wild Thing
Yazoo – State Farm
Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That
Sailor – Down By The Docks
Jackie Robinson – Pussyfooter
Banbara – Shack Up
Pino d’Angio – Ma Quale Idea
People,s Choice – Jam Jam Jam (All Night Long)
Mandy B. Jones – 1-2-3-4 (We Ain’t Got Much Time)
Barrabas – On The Road Again
Baby’s Gang – Happy Song
Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice
Crunch – Cruise
Shalamar – Right In The Socket
Blonde On Blonde – Whole Lotta Love
Andy Forray – Drac’s Back
Mick Rowley – I’m A Man
Bananamania is very excited to announce its first ever competition – to design the new limited edition Bananamania T-shirt! The winning T-shirt will be hand-silkscreened, and presented at the Bananamania show taking place at ROUGE 58 Brooklyn during NY Fashion Week 2011.
The winning designer will also get one of the 10 first numbered vinyls of ALL Bananamania releases, past and future!!
RULES OF THE CONTEST:
1. Create a new Bananamania logo, design a new font or icon for it, use the Warholian banana, draw something, cut and paste, photocopy, or simply arrange something tastefully. You can certainly use a banana.
2. One ink! Black or white. Keep it simple.
3. Deadline is 31-01-11.
Please send your finished designs in PDF or TIFF (min 600 dpi) format to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the title BANANAMANIA DESIGN CONTEST! We cannot wait to see what you come up with!