PICS OF THE ULTIMATIVE GHETTOBLASTER MEETING 2010 DESSAU
Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:24 AM
Now, from a DJ's perspective.... based on the lineup you had on the flyer.... I must ask how you it went with the music for the night??? Who played what and when??? And how late did the party go?
Plus, it looks like you had all the boomboxes playing FM (I saw a lot of FM-Stereo lights in the vids). I assume you were broadcasting FM, maybe from the DJ booth / instrument area perhaps?
If so, can you share what FM transmitter you were using? And what it was plugged into, and how far away you had it from the music source???
Sorry for all the questions, but we had some problems with this at our meet with a cheapo Chinese FM transmitter last time... so I'm really curious how well yours worked and if there were any challenges... (assuming you used one, of course...)
Also, was there ever a crowd of people in there hangin' out and dancing at all?
And finally, one last thought.... how cool would it be if f some of your acts recorded their performances and we put that up on the site's online boombox???
Can you tell I wish I was there!!!!???
Thanks again for all of the pics and vids!!!! Really great stuff!!!
Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:47 AM
Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:49 PM
Und Respekt Peter! Ich dachte nicht, dass du schon 44 bist .
Und André hat so recht! Die CD-Eier von heute sind der letzte Dreck! Und von der Kassette hört sich Musik gleich doppelt so gut an .
Echt cooles Treffen! Let's do it again !
Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:04 PM
Music Source was my ipod but later we connect the transmitter on the dj-set and so we can hear the music outside too
Heiko was a member from S2G i think his name was heiko_blue....he lives in france
Magic Mayer is one of my favourites at this evening
Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:44 AM
How bout a translation if somebody's got the time!?!?!
From the English perspective, the German writing style is filled with run-on sentences with lots of extra descriptive words. It's a much more challenging language in that regard than English and by our standards a word for word translation would sound extremely half-assed-backwards. Trust me on this...
So, here's my summary, not so much a direct translation...
The first column and a half is more of an introduction and profile of Emky's experience there... He was one of the DJ's / taggers. It describes him as a self-employed promoter who plays Electro-Funk music and likes to do some tagging on the side for fun... And the author makes references to taggers as the "fear of all homeowners" and such... and about how people in this youth scene (and the Hip Hop scene in general) are generally more motivated by expressing themselves and simply having some fun, rather than any kind of political views or agenda. It mentions how the purpose of the meet was to put something together that would get like-minded people together who would normally not meet. It said that Marco (aka: Emky) was one of roughly 40 young men in attendance from places such as Hannover, Berlin & Leipzig (furthest cities mentioned) and it was a private gathering that took place in a former electric motor factory in the industrial part of town and quotes Marco saying that he had to beautify the walls of the old factory first, then he would go check out the "oldschoolers" so he can get more of an idea of what hip-hop culture was all about (or what it was like) back in the 80's. It is interesting that this first known meeting of this kind is taking place in the former East Germany.
It quotes Peter (Blasterpunk) as saying "actually we just wanted to have a private gathering amongst ourselves so we could show each other our ghettoblasters. There are six collectors here who brought roughly 30 boomboxes." Here is where the article also mentions a boombox collector traveling from France (Heiko, I presume).
The end of the 2nd column then kind of changes direction and mentions that as graffiti was being spayed on the walls there, the writer could hear some 20 ghettoblasters (with a combined age of a several centuries) pumping out a strong droning sound around front... followed by a quote from a 21 year old kid named Andre (AK74) who adds "we are using an FM transmitter to syncronize the boomboxes. The sound is much better than you'd get from today's CD-Eggs that you find in any hardware store... I still listen to cassettes and vinyl records too. You have to take the time to listen to the music." The author further explains that Andre' doesn't think much of mega gigabytes of music downloaded and saved to a hard drive somewhere... "We want to remember how things were back in the day"
Finally, it wraps up giving 44 year old Peter the credit as the chief organizer and how this meet was a dive back into his own youth. "the 80's were a time when I was younger (read more innocent) and Hip Hop culture in general was more honest (or "real") than it seems today"
Please keep in mind that my quotes above are paraphrasing what I thought the speaker was really trying to say, not an exact word-for-word translation. Peter, feel free to step in and let me know if I misquoted you, Marco or Andre.
There was no mention of Boomboxery or S2G and the hundreds of worldwide blast-aficionados that were sitting in front of monitors and keyboards all around the world waiting for pics and videos of the event!!!!
Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:58 AM
You Florida meet guys should be ashamed of yourselves!
Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:51 AM
We definitely have to plan on the next meet being bigger and better.
Great... EVERYTHING, fellas! Y'all even got an article in the newspaper!
You Florida meet guys should be ashamed of yourselves!
Posted 06 June 2010 - 05:14 PM
Great seeing everyone together, phenomonal!!
Love your work, brothers!
Posted 06 June 2010 - 10:35 PM
You guys had a ton of great blasters and a great display area as well.
Love the cobra mercury !!!
Props on a successful gathering , you guys have totally embraced all that is 80's at your event.
Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:30 PM
Posted 10 October 2010 - 03:23 AM
Looks very kool!
I only miss some walkmans :sin:
Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:06 AM
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