HHDS Berlin feat. KURTIS BLOW (NYC) – 1 year HHDS Munich!

HHDS (Jumpy & San Gabriel) October Schedule

Friday, October, 2nd, HipHop Don’t Stop @ Tube feat. KURTIS BLOW & DJ STIMULUS


Zum ersten Mal auch Essen auf der HHDS!

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Saturday, October 9th, 1 year HHDS MUNICH @ CRUX


Friday, October, 22nd, Ryan Leslie Aftershow Party at 305 Club Berlin


Am 22.10. leuchtet der Next Selection Stern über Berlin!

Erst gibt es die Full Concert Show von Ryan Leslie begleitet von seiner Live Band im Astra, Einlass ist ab 20 Uhr.

Als Special Guest, ist Mic Donet eingeladen!

Anschliessend ab 23h die Offizielle Aftershowparty im 305 Club.

Alle Konzertbesucher zahlen vergünstigten Eintritt von 5€ mit Konzertkarte und alle die das Konzert verpasst haben, zahlen 10€ Eintritt.

Ryan Leslie selbst wird mit seiner Band ausgelassen zu den feinsten Tunes des Top DJ Line Ups tanzen.

Line Up:

San Gabriel (liveDEEMO)
Monsieur Komplex (Paris)
Bee Dat (Next Selection)
Slick (bigFM Radio)
O-Sun (Out4Fame)


Location : The 305 ( Klosterstrasse 44, 10179 Berlin )
Date: 22.10.2010
Doors: 23h
Entry: 5 € mit Konzertticket, sonst 10 €

Artist Infos:


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Kurtis Blow, one of the founders and creators of recorded rap, stands as an emerging leader in a new generation of rappers with street sense, social criticism, and commercial savvy, a timeless artist and hip hop legend, Kurtis Blow has been instrumental in raising up a generation of MC’s, and he will soon carry the torch for hip hop music into new arenas.

In 1979, at the age of twenty, Kurtis Blow became the first Rapper to be signed by a major label. Mercury released “Christmas Rappin,” and it sold over 400,000 copies and it became an annual classic. Its gold follow up “The Breaks” helped ignite a still spreading international “Rap Attack.” He released 10 Albums over 11 years — The first entitled “Kurtis Blow”, his full length debut and his second, a Top 50 Pop Album “Deuce,” a big hit across Europe; “Party Time” which featured a pioneering fusion of Rap and Go Go; “Ego Trip,” which includes the hits “8 Million Stories”, “AJ”, and “Basketball” and in 1985, “America.” “America’s video innovation received a MTV Monitor Award. From this album, the song “If I Ruled the World” became a top 5 hit on Billboard’s R & B chart. Columbia/Sony recording artist Nas debuted at # 1 on the Billboard’s Pop Album chart with a cover of the song in 1997.

He was honored to coordinate “King Holiday”, along with Dexter Scott King, a song to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday. The Mercury/Polygram single co produced by Kurtis Blow includes the collaborative efforts of Whitney Houston, New Edition, Stephanie Mills, El Debarge, James “JT” Taylor of Kool & the Gang, The Fat Boys and Run DMC among others. It has become an annual Holiday Classic.

Besides his own work, Kurtis has been responsible for Rap hits by The Fat Boys and Run DMC. Run began his career billed as “The son of Kurtis Blow.” Love Bug Starski, Sweet Gee, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Full Force, Russell Simmons and Wyclef Jean all have been produced or have worked with Blow in the past. Additionally former label mates Rene & Angela had their chart topping debut “Save Your Love for # 1” gift wrapped by Kurtis Blow.

Kurtis Blow’s acting performances and music coordination in several movies including Leon Kennedy’s “Cry of the City” and the hit film “Krush Groove” has won him continual praise. The New York Daily News called his cinematic works “Noteworthy, A Dynamic Presence.” As host and co producer for “Das Leben Amerikanischer Gangs” an international film production’s focus on the West Coast gang scene, Kurtis Blow crossed international waters for inner city justice (1995). As host and associate producer for “Rhyme and Reason” a Miramax film, KB gives an informative account of the present status of Hip Hop (1998). “The History Of Rap” Produced and written by Kurtis, is soon coming to a theatre near you.

Kurtis Blow speaks out emphatically against racism. His raps, with cinematic sensibilities, open the world’s eyes and ears to inner city truth as much as they celebrate the purer pleasure of modern living. He was also an active participant in the blistering Artist Against Apartheid Record “Sun City.” Kurtis Blow speaks out emphatically against Alcohol and Drugs. Kurtis’ innate ability to reach people is also evident in his selection as spokesperson for The National Ad Counsel. He is an integral part of its youth campaign and can be seen and heard in print, radio and television nationwide as the first to “Say No To Drugs.” He has also been involved with Phoenix House of California, a substance abuse organization with Black community emphasis.
In 1995 Kurtis Blow started working on-air in radio. Power 106 the # 1 CHR. Radio station in Southern California had Kurtis Blow on-air Sunday nights with The Old School Show, a highly rated specialty show that features Blow playing the hits from the past. The show was rated # 1 for 4 years. Kurtis is now working for Sirius Satellite Radio on the Classic Old School Hip Hop station Backspin 43.
In 1996 Kurtis Blow was featured in a Hip Hop display at the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame. The display still stands. In 1998 the group Next released “Too Close,” in which the music of “Christmas Rap” was sampled for the #1 pop songs background track. “Too Close” was the longest running #1 song of 1998 for Billboards Pop Chart. ASCAP honored Blow and Next at a gala affair on May 26, 1999. In 2002 after 9/11, Kurtis went overseas to the Middle East to tour the Armed Forces Bases for 17 shows to bring a little bit of back home to the troops stationed there. The tour consisted of shows in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Krgystan, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman “It was a tour I will never forget,” Blow says, “I did the Bob Hope thing.”

Here are many of the firsts credited to Kurtis Blow:

• First rapper to sign to a Major label
• First certified gold record for rap (“The Breaks”)
• First rapper to tour US & Europe (w/ The Commodores, 1980)
• First rapper to record a national commercial (Sprite)
• First rapper to use the drum machine, sample & sample loop
• First rap music video (“Basketball”)
• First rap producer (Rap’s producer of the year in 1983 85)
• First rapper featured in a soap opera (“One Life to Live”)
• First rap millionaire

Kurtis Blow helped legitimize Hip Hop, and now, he intends to help redeem it. Having made a deep commitment to the ways and teachings of Jesus Christ, Kurtis has been successful in attending Ministry classes at NYACK College. As Co-founder of the Hip Hop Church, Kurtis serves as rapper, DJ and worship leader and now licensed Minister. There are several Hip Hop Churches around the country and Kurtis is involved with many of them. “Don’t get it twisted, God has always existed,” says Kurtis, “and in terms of these young people out here who love God but do not like to go to church, only Hip Hop can bring them back to the church.” Kurtis became an Ordained Minister of the Gospels of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on August 16th 2009.


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Die Eltern von Ryan und sein Bruder Bünny Leslie gehören der amerikanischen Heilsarmee (Salvation Kriegshaber Officers) an. Leslie lebte als Kind schon in vielen verschiedenen Städten der USA, u. a. in Atlanta, Nashville, Richmond, Oakland, San Francisco und Stockton und so hätte er mit 14 Jahren bereits zu seiner fünften Highschool wechseln müssen. Stattdessen nahm er an einem College Aufnahme-Test teil und wurde mit einer sehr guten Punktzahl aufgenommen. Schon mit 15 besuchte Ryan dann die Harvard-Universität in Boston und machte dort 1998 mit 19 Jahren seinen Abschluss. Während dieser Zeit entdeckte er in der Jazz-Gruppe der Universität „The Harvard Krokodiloes“ seine Leidenschaft für Musik. Dort sang er und erlernte seine “Vocal Arrangement”. Ryan schwänzte sogar die Schule, um Konzerte und Talentwettbewerbe zu organisieren und verbrachte mehr als 30 Stunden pro Woche im dortigen Studio um sich sein Basiswissen aufzubauen.
Im Jahr 2000 traf er Corey Williams, für den er das Lied “Never Met a Girl” produzierte. Damit nahmen sie am Teen People Wettbewerb teil, gewannen sogar und ergatterten 2001 einen Vertrag für Williams bei Motown Records (Teil der Universal-Motown Records). In nur 30 Tagen produzierte das Duo ein Album für ihn. Ende 2002 war das Geld, das er bei Motown verdient hatte ausgegangen und Ryan ging trotz seinen kleinen Nebenjobs pleite. Er zog wieder zu seinen Eltern in Phoenix und erhielt schließlich von ihnen das Geld für eine 15.000-$-Studio-Ausrüstung.
Angespornt von seinem “Music Lawyer” und Berater Ed Woods kam es im Frühling 2003 zu einer Wende: Woods verschaffte ihm einen 30 Tage Vertrag, durch den er ein paar Songs für Bad Boy Records produzierte. Er lernte Chef Sean “P. Diddy” Combs kennen und spielte ihm ein paar Beats und Tracks vor, die er in der Zeit zwischen 2001 und 2003 produziert und geschrieben hatte. Combs war besonders von Ryans Song “Hot 2 Nite” beeindruckt und verschaffte ihm einen Langzeitvertrag.
2004 unterschrieb er einen “publishing deal” bei Tommy Mottola von Universal Records.
Nachdem er wieder nach New York City, Harlem zog und seine eigene Musik-Produktions-Firma, die NextSelection Lifestyle Group gegründet hatte, traf er auf Cassandra Ventura, die als Cassie bekannt wurde. Mit ihr nahm er den Song “Just One Night” in seinem inzwischen eigenen Studio auf. Sein nächster Song mit ihr hieß “Me & You”. Den spielte er Tommy Mottola vor, der Cassie ein Plattenvertrag anbot. Das war 2005, aber erst im Sommer 2006 wurde er Ryans erster Nummer-1-Hit in den USA.

Leslies Produktionen stammen aus Genres wie Hip Hop, Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Gospel und Dancehall. Er singt, schreibt Texte und ist Song-Produzent. Die bekanntesten Größen, mit denen er gearbeitet hat sind Usher,P. Diddy, Fabolous, Beyoncé Knowles, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, New Edition, Mario Winans oder Cassie.

Ende 2005 erschien in Europa das kaum erfolgreiche Album Just Right mit den Singles The Way That U Move, Girl! und Used 2 Be (feat. Fabolous).
Erst 2007 folgte die nächste Single mit Diamond Girl, welche nur Platz 95 in den US Billboard Hot 100 und Platz 35 in den US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop erreichte. Im Mai 2008 wurde die Single Addiction (feat. Cassie) im Internet veröffentlicht und erreichte wiederum nur Platz 115 in den US Billboard Hot 100 und Platz 35 in den US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop. Die neuste Singleauskopplung trägt den Titel How It Was Supposed To Be, erreichte bisher allerdings lediglich Platz 97 in den US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop.



Brooklyn born MC and DJ, STIMULUS, is a member of the well known New York based live-band The Real Live Show. His 1st single of 2009 with Nickodemus & Turntables on The Hudson is in rotation on dance radio in the U.S. and Europe. Stimulus is also featured on 3 songs of the Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child) “UNEXPECTED” remix album scheduled for release later this year. In 2008 he was featured on the 1st single on Tittsworth’s debut album 12 Steps. In 2007, Stimulus released his debut artist album, A Kings County Tale, on Sugarwater Recordings/Hitnodic Entertainment, exclusively distributed through Universal. The album features special guest appearances from Steele (Smiff-N-Wessun, The Boot Camp Clique), Spagga (Proyecto Uno), Grammy Award winner Maya Azucena, Natty Bless, Kae Hoc and Cali Bud.

His previous work has appeared in numerous television programs including Show Time Networks gritty police drama Street Time featuring Terence Howard, infamous horror movie Vampiyaz and the Pontiac Vibe commercial which Stimulus personally starred in! Stimulus has also shared the stage and DJ booth with some of the most respected names in music, such as De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Redman, Jungle Brothers, Dead Prez, Black Star, Brazilian Girls, The Cure, Cee – Lo, Mark Ronson, Q-Tip, Rich Medina, Grandmaster Flash, Pete Rock, Jazzy Jeff, Beverly Bond, MOS, Marley Marl, Roy Hargrove, Digital Underground, Esperanza Spalding and Mos Def.

Stimulus’ resume includes US venues Greenhouse, Lotus, Butter, Santos, The Thompson, Cain, Sub Mercer, Florida Room, 330 Ritch, Skybar & Bar Marmont. He has played Internationally at Crobar, Divino, Kong, Mascot, Lost, Volar & Halo. He has had residencies at Santos, Lotus, The Thompson, Joe’s Pub & Cheetah. His current residency is The Good Spot at CV, New York City,

THE GOOD SPOT started in the winter of 2007 and has been constantly growing. The brain child of Sinclair Bolden and DJs mOma & Stimulus has become “the” Monday night destination for true music lovers and believers in the classic New York night life spirit – no holds barred freedom, diversity and fun. The Good Spot is not a scene, it’s a sanctuary. Luminary Guests have included the likes of actors Anthony Mackie, Larenz Tate and Bill Bellamy, Singers Chris Martin of Cold Play, Cee – Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley and Estelle, hip hop legends Nas, Q-Tip, Queen Latifah and Talib Kweli, celebrity photographer Patrick Demarchelier, DJ Armand Van Helden, superstar athletes Steve Nash and Frankie Ljunberg and countless NYC tastemakers.

THE BROOKLYN BOUNCE was in an effort to make sure that music loving Brooklynites had a place to go on home base. In 3 years, The Brooklyn Bounce grew exponentially and became known as a place where people could connect and dance to classics from an array of genres while being exposed to the latest and greatest. The music formula attracted a steady stream of fans from all 5 boroughs as well as out-of-towners from other states and countries. The Brooklyn Bounce has played host to DJ luminaries Waajeed, J Period, Ge-Ology & Daz I Kue as well as musical guests Estelle & Kardinal Offishall.

- Sun Children, ESL Music 2009
- “Real Live Show MIXTAPE” Season 7 Nublu Thursday Nights Nublu,

- 12 Steps Defend Music, 2008
- A King’s County Tale Universal 2007
- Scion CD Sampler V. 15 2007
- Cornerstone CD Sampler V. 83 2007
- LIVE NYC, Brazillian Girls, Verve Records 2006
- Endangered Species Remixed 18th Street, 2006
- “Class Is In Session” Studio Distribution, 2004
- “Don’t Tell Me” legacy 4 Life, 2001

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The BEATHOAVENZ are not only Germany’s most successful urban producers
they are also the nation’s most sought-after dj team.
Their dj-sets are legendary and the parties they rock become unforgettable – all
due to their trademark sound that doesn’t know musical boundaries or genres.
What is important is the beat.
The rest comes with the territory. That is how people find themselves in a club not being able to do anything else but dance, intrigued by a magical mixture of Classics, Funk, Soul, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Electronica, rare Bootlegs or Bastard-/Mash-Up-Tunes.
That is why the BEATHOAVENZ are the number one choice for high profile events such as the Echo Award (Germany’s equivalent to the Grammys),German Television Award,Golden Camera Award or television charity shows like the highly popular “Red Nose Day”.
Pop stars like Robbie Williams, Eminem, Gwen Stefani and Pink book them for their after parties; and designer brands want them for their fashion shows.
They are a sure shot nobody wants to miss.

Visiting the Beathoavenz three years ago equaled an exhausting journey: There was a dark cellar in the middle of Berlin that had to be found first. After opening the big, heavy iron door the visitor was confronted with a labyrinth of corridors in which – without proper directions – everybody would have been lost helplessly. In the meantime, appointments with the producer team have become much more convenient: DJ Perez and DJ Smolface moved to the comfortable and friendly top floor of a building where they reside like the secret kings of Berlin and receive their guests in audience.
The way up from the basement to the top is quite self-explanatory if you take a look at the list of people the Beathoavenz have worked with in the last couple of years: You’ll find artists like Gwen Stefani, Ying Yang Twins, Turkish pop star Mustafa Sandal, Milk & Honey, Tarkan, Lexington Bridge, Germany’s most successful rapper Jan Delay, Reggae sensation Gentleman, Russian super star Seryoga and many more. Perry and Smoli consciously don’t confine themselves to only one genre. “No matter what artist we produce for, we stand behind it 100 per cent. Hip Hop, Reggae, Pop – there are no musical boundaries for us and we’ll never limit ourselves to only one genre!” says Perez. Nevertheless, the two have managed to create and – more importantly – establish their own unique sound. A Beathoavenz production is easily singled out. You’ll hear the characteristic synthesizer and the resulting contiguousness to electronic music. You can feel the attention and care that they put into programming the drums and you’ll be surprised by unexpected sound gimmicks that give a song a certain twist! Artists choose a Beathoavenz production when they need a club banger, an anthem! Their sound is urban yet charts compatible. They are well versed in the art of creating beats that dominate the room but also capable of composing music that gently caresses the listener. This makes them the most versatile producers of the German music industry.
In March 2006, they flaunted part of their skills on a mixtape. On Der Neue Standart the
Beathoavenz gathered all the household names of Berlin’s rap scene and inspired them to
perform as they had never performed before. Sido, Harris, Fler, Bass Sultan Hengzt, Frauenarzt, MC Bogy and Megaloh, just to name a few, all challenged yet incited by incredible Beathoavenzbeats, contributed lyrics that were unheard of. This enticed several music magazines like the German Rolling Stone or the nation’s most influential Hip Hop bible Juice into calling the mixtape “brilliant”! To this day Der Neue Standart has independently sold more than 30.000 copies.
Besides producing Germany’s hottest songs, Perry and Smoli are busy hosting their own radio show. Once a week, the Beathoavenz present two hours of carefully selected tunes that wow not only Hip Hop fans but every real music lover. Being the nation’s most sought-after club djs comes in quite handy as well: more than 15 years of mixing one song into the next combining, again, different genres and different eras, playing in front of fastidious and pretentious crowds as well intimate club gigs gives them the required keen sense of timing and the ability of “reading” their audience thus keeping it on the dance floor or at their radios at home.
At the moment, the Beathoavenz are working on a project with which, for the first time ever, they can fully realize themselves. In singer Jasmin Shakeri that found an artist who can provide in terms of voice and lyrics what the producer team demands musically: top-notch quality! Not only do they complement each other, they take each other to next level. Perry’s and Smoli’s work with Jasmin is characterized by something they call “harmonious rivalry”: both parties try to outperform the other – this competition results in songs that will set new standards in German R’n’B. As the executive producers of Jasmin Shakeri’s debut album the Beathoavenz are finally able to show off all aspects of their talent and art: ballads, club banger or street anthem – they master every variety of music.
Every Wednesday from 10 pm – 0 am they hosting their own radioshow on Berlin‘s 98,8 KISS FM Radiostation . The BEATHOAVENZ BLOGBUSTER RADIOSHOW !!!
Livestream .
From the streets to the basement to the top of Berlin – the next stop seems to be the Olympus of music: Sky’s the limit!







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