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UV Funk 050: Disco Beat From India with Dr. Nepp
It’s anniversary time, and there’s something special for it: Dr. Nepp from Leipzig is a good friend of Philipp’s, who has an amazing music collection from all over the world. For the 50th UV Funk show, he has rummaged through his boxes of disco-like music from India and Pakistan, and put together a wonderful mix...
UV Funk 049: From New York To London
Nobody will doubt that New York and London are two of the most prolific examples when it comes to the impact that urban cultures have on Pop music’s history. Whether it’s Hip Hop, Disco or No Wave on one side of the ocean or Dub/Reggae, Punkrock or Calypso on the other side, people from various...
UV Funk 048: Soca, Funk & Disco from the West Indies mixed by Cover
When the sun comes up over Dresden, one man is already on his bike riding to one to three flea markets to check out if there are some precious little vinyl diamonds. This man could be Cover, one of the most diligent diggers and DJs in the city. Over the years he made a name...
UV Funk 047: Soft Rock Special Part III with Gunnar
Here’s the latest UV Funk radio show for all you lucky devils who are cruising down the streets while the sun is shining in your faces. After part 1 and part 2 comes part 3 and that’s why Gunnar and Philipp sat down in the coloRadio studio for the third time to play and talk...
UV Funk 046: Yugoelectro Special with Discom
Okay, this UV Funk show is totally not-to-be-missed material. It is dedicated to the hidden treasures from former Yugoslavia. Due to the Western-centric coverage of pop music’s history it is easy to miss some of this awesome music that ranges from obscure Boogie records to cosmic synth epics. To unearth these beauties via their Discom-label...
UV Funk 045: Vaporwave Special with Scherbe
For sure, Vaporwave isn’t the new shit. Luckily, it proves substance. It’s certainly not dead, as some people seem to suggest. Instead, the art form has resulted in the emergence of a wide range of different styles, both musically and aesthetically. It almost seems that the thing that is Vaporwave enters a golden era with...
UV Funk 044: Best of 2016
One more year, lots of new favourites. Once again UV Funk host Philipp asked a lot of Dresden- and not Dresden-based 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 House via Electro through to Jazz and Disco. Tracklist:...
UV Funk 043: Merry Ambient Christmas Special Part 2
Okay, it’s true. Mankind really haven’t evolved in 2016. Don’t know whether there is a correlation but 2016 was also the year that brought us many strong Ambient albums. For the latest UV Funk show Philipp picked up the thread from 2014’s “Merry Ambient Christmas Special” and compiled some of the most exiting sonic adventures in...
UV Funk 042: Soundtrack Special Part 2: Synth Horror Movies
Synths have been the instruments of choice for decades when it comes to soundtracking horror movies. From the heydays in the Seventies with legends like John Carpenter and Goblin to modern approaches that reflects the early days those two pop culture icons make a perfect liaison dangereuses. Whether you like those sharp and abrasive electronic...
UV Funk 041: Soundtrack Special Part 1: Exploitation Movies
Just like Exploitation movies could be a possibility for filmmakers to realize their dirty and in many cases cheaper visions – at least compared to Hollywood’s standards – the soundtracks to those films could also be a playground for musicians to try out different techniques and sounds. For the latest UV Funk show Philipp Demankowski put...
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...