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UV Funk 040: Amiga Special
When you’ve been a musician in East Germany there wasn’t much of a choice regarding which label you can release your music on. Six sub labels were gathered under the roof of the VEB Deutsche Schallplatten, the monopolistic music publisher in the German Democratic Republic. All music considered as Pop music was released on Amiga....
UV Funk 039: Liquid Sound Club Special
While on a constant search for new audiences Sandrow M and Conrad Kaden went to Bad Schandau, a spa near Dresden and close to the Czech border. Haha. They were invited by [micro:form] who is hosting the Liquid Sound Club in a swimming bath over there. The concept provides an under- and above water light and...
UV Funk 038: Best Of 2015
One more year, lots of new favourites. Once again UV Funk host Philipp asked a lot of Dresden-based and mostly UV-related DJs and artists to comment on their biggest tune of the year. As in recent years the show gathers a fine collection of songs from Afro via House through to Vaporwave and Folk music....
UV Funk 037: Lockertmatik Special
If you walk through the now brightly polished streets of Dresden you can’t imagine that the city was once called „The Little Detroit Of The East“. After the wall came down it was a place crowded with industrial ruins and dirty occupied buildings. A place even Mad Mike thought of as “not particularly happy”. In...
UV Funk 036: Go Plastic Special
Dresden is a city of Dance culture. Not only did the famous German dancer and dance teacher Gret Palucca work here and still leaves traces in the form of the prestigious dance school named after her. The city’s theatre Festspielhaus Hellerau which was conceived by Swiss music teacher Émile Jaques-Dalcroze in 1911 has also a long...
UV Funk 035: Krautrock Special with Carl Suspect & Philipp Demankowski
Pretty much every time when Philipp enters the castle that is Carl Suspect’s music room there is a Krautrock record running on the turntable. So, the idea was obvious: why not doing a special about it for the next UV Funk? And here it is: Two mixes of Krautrock original and inspired tunes. Tracklist —...
UV Funk 034: 5 Years of Uncanny Valley with lots of UV artists
As many have noticed Uncanny Valley celebrated its 5th birthday this past summer. On this occasion Philipp invited lots of UV artist into the coloRadio studio and asked them if they would play their favourite Uncanny Valley tune and talk a bit about it (Jacob Korn, Sneaker, Carl Suspect, Scherbe, Albrecht Wassersleben, Conrad Kaden, Sandrow...
UV Funk 033: Dub / Reggae Special
Philipp: “No need for long explanations this time. I mixed some of my favourite Dub and Reggae songs. After all, it’s still summer in this hemisphere. I was inspired to do it after my kids loved to sing along to that Yellowman-track.  Zungguzungguguzungguzeng! You’ll feel it too.” Tracklist: 1. Sly & Robbie – Computer Malfunction...
UV Funk 032: FCK Undrgrnd Special
Success is dangerous. If your band hits the jackpot with numerous platinum records it’s likely that your future songs lack creativity and courage. But there are exceptions. For the latest UV Funk show host Philipp mixed cool music by popular bands that know how to sell records: B-Sides, Outtakes, lesser known singles or just your...
UV Funk 031: Ten Years Altes Wettbüro with Micha Schuhmann
If you wanna know how important the one and only Altes Wettbüro has been for Dresden’s club culture you only have to get a glimpse of the list that Micha Schuhman brought for the UV Funk radio show celebrating the tenth anniversary of Altes Wettbüro. It’s a densely-written document you’ll find names of artists from...
UV Funk 030: Tolerave Special with E-Hut & Einfach So
As you might have noticed our home town Dresden isn’t easy to call an open-minded city these days. There are pretty obvious xenophobic tendencies thanks to the painful Pegida marches which have been taking place in Dresden since October 2014. Among the many initiatives that oppose these developments there is the collective Tolerave. It’s a...
UV Funk 029: Best Of 2014
  One more year, lots of new favourites. Once again UV Funk host Philipp asked a lot of Dresden-based and mostly UV-related DJs and artists to comment on their biggest tune of the year.  As in recent years the show gathers a fine collection of songs from Afro via House through to Ambient. This year...
UV Funk 028: Merry Ambient Christmas Special
To accompany your Christmas meditation with music Philipp compiled some of his favourite Ambient and Chillout tracks (or whatever you wanna call it) for the last UV Funk radio show. Including a glimpse at Uncanny Valley’s 2015 release schedule. Of course you can also listen to it when you’re driving to your family. Anyway, have...
UV Funk 027: Permanent Vacation Special
You already checked our Uncanny Vacation record we put together with Munichs Permanent Vacation. For some deeper information and more great music Philipp had co-labelhead Benjamin Fröhlich on the line for a little interview about the past and future plans of Permanent Vacation. For those who cannot speak German there the trippy mix that Benji...
UV Funk 026: DAVE Special
Big things will happen in good ol’ Dresden. DAVE stands for Dresden Audio Visual Experience and it is all about the many facets of club culture. There will be workshops, movie- and visuals-action, of course wild parties, concerts at beautiful spots and interesting panels with artists like Portable, Addison Groove, Ebo Taylor, Massimiliano Pagliara or...
UV Funk 025: West & East Africa 1927-2013
This time Albrecht takes us on a journey from West to East Africa and back in the times between 1927 and 2013. Starting with early recordings from 1927 made in London of West African musicians we explore traditional folk music. Going further with recordings from Kenya & Uganda we can hear the developing of recording...
UV Funk 024: Balearica Special
Summer ist over, winter is coming. Actually Philipp mixed the last UV Funk show as a teaser for our sunny Balearic party in Dresden. But now it turns out that the mix works perfectly as a soundtrack for the transition from the hot season into the cold one. It starts off with summery Afro and...
UV Funk 023: Soft Rock Special Part II
It’s summer in the western hemisphere. And everyone is supposed to feel not too bad. Unfortunately we couldn’t get that boat trip ready. But as compensation Gunnar and Philipp decided to do another Soft Rock Special. Since the first edition has been aired over two years ago it was about time. So, relax, grab a...
UV Funk 022: Max Graef & Nano Nansen / Nixon & Stogram
When Max Graef and Nano Nansen played our Uncanny Valley Party last May we did a little pre-party with Max and Nano mixing it up at our beloved Fat Fenders. We streamed live from the record store to the radio station. Also, Philipp took the opportunity to ask some questions. This came about thanks to...
UV Funk 021: Afrobeat & Afrofunk & Afrodisco
Fortunately it isn’t so difficult these days to explore some rare music from Africa. Just have a look at those fine reissues and compilations which showcase a wide range of that particular funky music that only can originate from the black continent. Just check out our Reissue Label Special from 2011 to get the idea. For this...
UV Funk 020: Tempo 80 Special
When Philipp played on the infamous Tempo 80 party in Dresden earlier this year he selected way too many records to play only for one night. It would have been a pity to just put them back into the shelf niches. So he decided to mix some of them up for the next UV Funk...
UV Funk 019: Beyond Plastic Special
It’s no secret that we love vinyl here at Uncanny Valley. So we didn’t have to think long when Alex Ketzer asked the label to take part in his Beyond Plastic project, mixtape in book format about artists and vinyl labels that press music on “black gold”. And there will be a CD with music from these...
UV Funk 018: Best Of 2013
One more year, lots of new favourites. Once again UV Funk host Philipp asked a lot of Dresden-based and mostly UV-related DJs and artists to comment on their biggest tune of the year.  As in recent years the show gathers a fine collection of songs from Synth Wave via House through to Ambient. UV Funk...
UV Funk 017: New Zealand Special with Gunnar
Music from New Zealand sounds like Dub and Reggae? Well, that’s not totally wrong. At least there are a lot of bands on the Kiwi Islands dropping laid back vibes und doing it the smooth way. But there was also a huge Indie and Rock scene with bands like Split Enz, The Chills and the...
UV Funk 016: The Big Men Restless (Lunatic / Blackred)
There is so much good music in Leipzig nowadays. Two of those interesting label projects are Lunatic and Blackred, both researching the fields in between Science Fiction and Bass. Lunatic strikes attention more on the Techno side of things, while the records on Blackred are just right for lovers of dark Electro. But in the...
UV Funk 015: Movie Special
No doubt – there has been a strong connection between movies and the world of electronic or rhythm based music. Just think of John Carpenter or Goblin‘s work with Dario Argento. Not to mention those musicians who tend to write music for movies just for the fun of it. Fot the UV Funk show in June,...
UV Funk 014: Conny Plank Special with Roedelius und esclé
For those of you who don’t know: Conny Plank was a German record producer, musician, audio engineerer and secret member of many of those so-called Krautrock Bands until he died way too early in 1987. One of his early friends and collaborators was Hans-Joachim Roedelius, long-time member of Cluster and Harmonia and now – even...
UV Funk 013: Exotica Special with Conrad Kaden
This show is all about music that sound somehow exotic to people from Middle-Europe. For UV Funk, Conrad Kaden selected his favourite Exotica tracks from countries like Trinidad, South Africa, Mali, Brazil, Poland, Iran, Turkey, India, Indonesia and Bavaria ;-). Of course he couldn’t resist to sneak in one track from the upcoming Java /...
UV Funk 012: Edits Special
Just recently, when Philipp stood in front of  his record shelf, he thought it would be a good time to do an Edits mix. After all he got to know a lot of good music due to that danceable versions. So this UV Funk show is all about Edits. From start to finish. No voiceovers,...
UV Funk 011: Best Of 2012
Here you go! Once again Philipp asked a lot of Dresden-based and sometimes UV-related DJs and artists to comment on their biggest hit of the year. What came out is another fine collection of favourites and a good reason to look forward to the next year. UV Funk is a radio show which is broadcast...