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Berlin Carnival: Carnival Glow 22/05

We are getting ready for our main event and fete of the year – Berlin Carnival aka Karneval der Kulturen. The truck rolls on sunday at the big roadmarch, but our fete is on Saturday, the night before.
Hendrik, Benny and crew put a nice line-up together:

Skinny Fabulous (SVG)
Scrappy (Montserrat)

International Soca DJs:
DJ Tate (UK)
Jam Masters (NL)
Soca Revolution (S)

Berlin Soca DJs:
Barney Millah
Soca Twins
Threeks Sound
…and of course MashUp Crew

flyer carnival glow 2010 berlin

Calypso Breaks Vol. 1

Before there was MashUp Crew there was BeatCamp Soundsystem. This mix is a cassette from 2002 feat. Soca and Calypso classics, selected by Marflix.

Listen to side b

The final and very best MashUp Show ever

Like earlier mentioned the MashUp Show will come to an end.
It was the very first internet radioshow and podcast for Soca and Caribbean music. Plus the very first show for World Bass / Tropical – years before the genre came into existance.
I am not even sure when it exactly started.. I guess somewhere around 2003 (our archive-guy and irc-logger Frosch might help us out here), first on my own server, than later on streamed via streamguys/rastamusic, and bigvibes. Since 2005 the show is hosted on the mighty .
The first shows I did on my own, but soon Mudds (of Constant Pressure Supa Soca, one of the legendary soca sounds in Germany) joined the show. Since we were hosted on Raggakings, it turned to a weekly show with podcast download.
In October 2005 Hendrik joined the show.
Mudds left the MashUp Show in 2008, and Danny joined the team.

We had a lot of fun the last years, many litres of rum went dung our thirsty throats. Anyway, thank you to all listeners for patience and love! Special bigup to the IRC-Chat Posse on #dhm and #raggakings.
There will be an archive with all available shows soon – I’ll keep you posted.

So here is the deal: on 2st of Jan. there will be a final show with Hendrik, Danny and myself (hey Mudds, come over we have cold drinks!). It will be a best-of show with our greatest anthems.

01/02, 1800h CET on

Please request your favourite tune here in the comments section – show us your MashUp Show nerd skills..

Our 2009 best-of and most-read

This January we started this blog on a new domain, moving from the old site. The year is almost done – time to have a look at our top articles.

2009 was the year of UK Funky and it is no surprise that our most read articles were Funky – related. The mix-series by DJ One Drop “What do u call it UK Funky” (initial mix here, pack of all here was downloaded like crazy (we stopped counting at 25’000). DJ One Drop is member of Danny Scrilla’s crew Rize’n’Shine and was featured here as a guestmix.
More interesting guest mixes: Danny and Marflix on the show “Tropical Heat” and Marflix at TimTurboThursday #37 and #49.

This year was also a good year for productions and remixes – like the awarded dubstep remix of “Hold the line“, a soca remix of “Soca Alibaba” or Danny’s notorious “Ultraviolence” or his beautifull remix of “Like Crystal“.
The new live band of Danny and Marflix – Tropicality – had it’s first appearence at the dhm linkup in Hamburg, and the video of the show made it to #10 of our most read articles list. Speaking of projects: the Lazerdaze flew over the ocean and toured the US during a burning hot summer.

The Berlin carnival “Karneval der Kulturen” is always a important date for the crew.. no surprise our carnival edition of the MashUp Show made it to one of the most downloaded shows. Also the video of this years anthem “Was feierst du?” and the video of our band “Carnival Explosion” had many viewers.

We also had many nice radioshows – listed by popularity: 07-06 (Madness from head to toe – the summer carnivals), 08-24 (Coupé Decalé, Kuduro, Funana), 09-21 (Soca and Kuduro), 06-08 (Soca – summer carnivals), 07-27 (Soca – more summer carnivals), 10-26 (Keep the bumpers rollin – groovy soca edition), 11-30 (Soca, Funky and Parang), and of course the latest show with brand new 2010 soca 12-14. Earlier this year we had a very special guest in our show – Face T from Canada.
Unfortunatly this is the last year of the MashUp Show. After more than 5 years of Soca plus X – podcast series it is time for something new. There will be a last 4h-best-of show on 30th (tba). Anyway we still will bring you fresh music at, doh worry!

Danny Scrilla dubstep remix in Spex Top 50 of the year

The German music and pop culture magazine Spex has Danny Scrilla‘s dubstep remix of ‘Hold the line’ by Major Lazer (download it here) in their list of the Top 50 Songs of 2009. This is btw the only bootleg remix in the listing! Congratulations!

Danny Scrilla myspace
Danny Scrilla – Scrilla (official EP)

News update and some mixes for ya

While we are traveling the Caribbean next week, please give these two friends a listen:

New mix by Frankfurt’s Mr Leub and his nice musical travel guides (btw where have u been last night? ;)) – this time Kwaito from Namibia.

download Namibian Kwaito

Bassmaster Poirier from Canada unveils a new mix to introduce you to the bacchanalian (sic!) soundscape of his brand new night: Karnival. The edit of “Like a jumbie” alone is worth listening to this mix.
The Montreal beatsmith, one of the most pioneering producer of Canada, turned his previous night Bounce Le Gros into a legendary party; expect the same for Karnival. The first edition will happen on Oct. 3rd in Montreal, as part of the Pop Montreal International festival, with Poirier’s guests: Paul Devro (Los Angeles – Mad Decent) and Dub Boy (Bristol – Ruffneck Diskotek). (Thanks Guillaume)

download Karnival

On Wed, the 29th of Sept, Marflix and Danny Scrilla is featured on Tropical Heat on ByteFM. Tune in 0-2h CET! Tropical Heat is a weekly radioshow hosted by Komposti Sound (Finland), Boss Hifi & Signal From Mountain (Switzerland), Mathias (Lionhearts), King Kong Disco, Bushfire and Silly Walks (Hamburg/Germany).
There will be a download later on for the show here and over there. Expect a mashup blend of Soca, Kuduro, Dubstep, Funky and more..

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Some news and mixes

Just want to give you a quick update for your hungry ears and brains. Danny Scrilla just came home from his US tour alongside Tim Turbo while Hendrik was traveling from Berlin to Rotterdam carnival to New York Labour Day to represent the colors of Berlin bacchanalist movement.

Danny Scrilla sent his dubstep remix of Major Lazer to the official “Hold the line” remix contest. Go there and vote for that bass bomb and show some support!

Hendrik is at Coke DJ-Culture on JamFM this Friday 20-2200h CET. It is broadcasted nationwide in Germany, but there is also a livestream. Tune in!

For those who desperately need their soca fix: check out the great Cropover mix by Just Maddness A.K.A All Is Maddness De Pong Chune Man from Toronto [download]. If you are a lover of Baile Funk, check out the 2006 classics mix by Daniel Haagsman (of Man Recordings) from our neighborhood (via Generation Bass).

upcoming shows:
– 09/25 Frankfurt (O25): MashUp Crew ls. Soundbwoys Destiny
– 09/26 Munich (Rote Sonne): Hypie Hypie: Danny Scrilla ls Schlachthofbronx..
– 10/09 Berlin (Bohannon): Socalicious with Hendrik and Barney Millah
– 10/10 Berlin (Werkstatt der Kulturen): Trinidad Party with Marflix etc

New releases on our labels Faluma and Bacchanalism:
Franz Job – Babylon is Dead
El-A-Kru – De Road Show
High Intensity – Bitta Betta Batta Fiyah One
Soca Rebels feat. Crazy – Rebel Jam

We are back on Monday with the MashUp Show podcast.. see ya!

Tropicality: new project by Danny Scrilla and MarflixOne

A week ago MashUp Crew members Danny Scrilla and MarflixOne launched their new live-producing project Tropicality in Hamburg. Tropicality means live mixing all musical influences like Soca / Caribbean, Kuduro, Baile Funk, Dubstep, Gypsy etc to a new thing. Like Jazz it is 100% improvisation.

See the whole show on vimeo:

Download the audio (medium quality).

Credits: Julia (Faluma) for the video, BigVibes and Raggakings for audio.

So Shifty productions

Our friends from Hamburg So Shifty recently did a few nice productions.. reggae-influenced electronic music. They made it on discobelle – head over, grab the tracks and send some love in the comments section. The remix of “The Very Best – Warm Heart Of Africa” is sick!

The Very Best – Warm Heart Of Africa (So Shifty Remix) by So Shifty

Lazerdaze US-Tour w/ Danny Scrilla & Tim Turbo

Danny Scrilla (MashUp Crew) and Tim Turbo (Seen) are on USA tour from next week on.. check the flyer and info:

Dear afterwork hipsters and social network daredevils, dear gang sign trainees and bathroom mirrow posers, dear lunch break pushers and holiday hookers, ghettoid life-forms and blockbusty beings, gang tattoo sticker collectors, bubblegum machine jewelers, hood rat raisers, ghetto whiskey brewers, cribwalk coaches and drive-by-shootingstars, dear hobby thugs and sparetime gangsterettes, dear you,

Tim Turbo (Info) and Danny Scrilla will be on “Lazerdaze Summertour 2009” presented by seen. and TropiCali Prod in the first two weeks of august. Starting in California’s north we will lazer our way down the coast and then jump over to Texas, equipped with black duffle bags, brimful with Ghetto Lazerbass. We would love if you would like to help to promote the tour a little bit with posting our tourmix hosted by Prince Zimboo (Info) and loaded with exclusive tunes (remixes, own productions and our Munich bass gangmembers Schlachthofbronx) on your blog or page or telling your friends, family and hood to be there or be square like a stamp on our postcards to Germany.

You can download the mix HERE (alt link).


01 The Count & Sinden – Mega (Club Mix)
02 Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie – Moombah (Afrojack Remix)
03 Crookers Ft MC Dandao – Soca Ali Baba (Tim Turbo Remix)
04 Laidback Luke – Break Down The House (Funkstar Baltimore Club Bootleg)
05 Shystie – Pull It (Ill Blu Remix)
06 Jamtech Foundation – Golden Hen
07 Danny Scrilla & Tim Turbo – Song For Swjatoslaw III
08 Schlachthofbronx – Mad Instrument
09 Schlachthofbronx – Redbull & Guiness
10 Schlachthofbronx – Regulate
11 Major Lazer Feat Nina Sky And Ricky Blaze – Keep It Goin Louder
12 Schlachthofbronx Ft Kein Vorspiel – Chupchick
13 Schlachthofbronx – Good To Go
14 Boy 8-bit – A Town Under Siege (Danny Scrilla Remix)
15 Vato Gonzalez – Badman Riddim
16 Ms. Dynamite – Badgal (Crazy Cousins Remix)
17 Wittyboy ft. Wiley – Champagne (D.B. Remix)
18 Orien – Look At My Eyes
19 Marco Del Horno – Samurai (Rusko Remix)
20 Dead Prez – Hip Hop (Danny Scrilla Remix)
21 BBK – Too Many Man (Danny Scrilla Remix)
22 Danny Scrilla – Hench
23 The Others – Bazooka
24 Crissy Criss – Kick Snare
25 Rusko – Original Cut
26 Nastee Boi Ft E Man – Mussy Mad
27 Lethal Bizzle ft. Donaeo – Go Hard (DJ Q Remix)