DOGU and his FAMILY AFFAIRS COLOGNE crew are working hard on building up a community for Afrobeat and Rockers Reggae in Cologne. Since 3 years they run this FAMILY AFFAIRS COLOGNE – Afro Urban Club Sessions and now it looks as if they found their real home. The Barinton Live Music Club in Cologne became the perfect spot for them to combine their clubnight that features DOGU on the decks, RUJA KISS on live visuals and live percussions to the dj set. But the Barinton is a real live space so they added live concerts by the FAMILY AFFAIRS COLOGNE Ensemble, which is lead by Marius D. Bielefeld and especially put together for the FAMILY AFFAIRS COLOGNE nights.
And it seems as this was the best idea to have cause the combination of deejaying, live concert and live visuals now regularly blows off the roof at the Barinton. Here is a short fan video from the last event:
Here´s a new DJ Mix by Dogu for a new bar and club night in Cologne. The Domestic Wednesdays @ Arty Farty night happens every 2nd and 4th wednesday night @ Arty Farty Artspace right in the heart of Cologne:
Domestic Wednesdays Pt. 1 by Switchstance Recordings on Mixcloud
Good day to all positive souls out there
we are living in troubled times. There haven´t been as many wars as in these days. Since World War II there haven´t been more wars on this planet. The only difference is that it´s not one country against another but internal conflicts with their root in religion, greed, race or whatever creates hate these days. War zones are everywhere. Maybe directly next to us but you can feel it. Ukraine is just one new location but because of the not too far distance to Europe it feels as if war is coming closer and closer. The people out in the streets don´t understand why cause they just want to live a safe and fair life. Most of us are born and raised in peace and we should never forget that feeling. Peace is one of the most precious things in life. That is why we have to raise our voices to keep it maintained and spread the awareness that war is never a solution. Peace is not a memory, it´s the biggest freedom one can get!
A video from those days when Nas (former Nasty Nas) was really authentic and raw:
Hello friends & family,
we hope you are fine wherever you are. The weekend has nearly come and what better than music to start it with?
Dr. Best from German radiostation Radio Z in Nuernberg asked Dogu to do an exclusive DJ Mix for his show “Limbo Rhythm” in late 2013. His show is an eclectic mixture of quality conscious music from Downtempo to Hip Hop to Funk to Reggae and more styles. That said it is perfect to fit an Ancient Astros style mix to the show. The mix was aired in early january and we uploaded the mix to our Soundcloud page for all you guys out there who were not able to listen to the radioshow:
HAPPY WEEKEND !!!