TEXTOR & GUESTS
Radio station: SWR
Venue/s of the event: E-WERK Freiburg
audio stream: hfg-karlsruhe
video stream: swr 2
TEXTOR & GUESTS:
Hip-hop as a bridge between language and music is this year the focus of the program on the main stage of the E-Werk Freiburg.
As grand masters of intelligent Hip-Hop in Germany celebrated (with “Kinderzimmer Productions” until its disbandment in 2007), MC Textor & guests will provide a through ball for this project and provide some surprise.
Textor has been a surprising voice since the 1990s. At that time he was the MC of Kinderzimmer Productions and helped make German so versatile that it became a suitable language for rapping. What’s emerged is more than just a credible translation. He developed a language of his own: German is the form, hip hop the fuel, tarred and totally feathered, sharp enough to throw things into focus, fine enough to keep a secret. Textor’s patch is always the symbiosis of language and music; he’s also simply a sampling head from the very early days and a classic double bass player. What others boil up into a formless mix of styles becomes with him a stable fabric of widely diverse strands of the music because he is able to see the essential connections.
For Art’s Birthday he has compiled a special constellation of musicians and material: Holger Renz on guitar, Oliver Prechtl on the Fender Rhodes and on key-controlled electronica, and also the Berlin MPC Wizard Quendolin Fender. The material ranges from Franz Liszt and Kinderzimmer Productions, Textor’s current disk “Schwarz Gold Blau”, through to Trio and Kraftwerk, AND a few quite new tracks are also there.
Textor & guests
Textor: voice, double bass, e-bass
Oliver Prechtl: Rhodes, keys
Holger Renz: guitar
Quendolin Fender: electronics, MPC, turntables