If someone had told us a year ago: Streaming will be the new live, Germany the most popular summer travel destination and the mask the most important accessory – we would certainly have had our doubts. “Unexpected” seems to be an appropriate description for this turbulent year, which presents our industry with incredible challenges. What does the music that brings these stormy times sound like?
That’s what we wanted to know from the Berlin musicians and have called for submissions for the 13th cross-genre listen to berlin compilation. On the compilation, we release 18 songs each year, which a jury of experts selects from these submissions: Here you can find the artists* of the listen to berlin Compialtion 2020/21, but special situations require special measures: Due to the difficult situation for Berlin artists* during the Covid crisis and in view of the enormous amount of exciting submissions, we have decided to exclusively release a bonus compilation with 16 unusual tracks this year to give the artists* an additional platform. listen to berlin 2020/21 “Unexpected Sounds” presents particularly innovative and experimental sounds that challenge established listening habits – fitting for a year in which seemingly all conventions are being renegotiated. The 16 tracks of the Special Edition were curated by the two BMC board members Olaf Kretschmar and Jana Scheffert.
Listen in now: https://listentoberlin.lnk.to/UnexpectedSounds
These artists* can be heard on the listen to berlin compilation – Unexpected Sounds:
1. Tom Baldauf
3. Loud Lemons, Breezy & Kechou
6. Portrait XO
7. Field Kit
8. KALLA SOUND
10. Marlena Käthe
12. Audiophil Arts feat. Helen Jahn
13. Ellis Frawley
14 We will Kaleid
15. Amanda Martikainen
16th Joanna Gemma Auguri
The artists of the “Unexpected Sounds” bonus compilation will be presented on the listen to berlin facebook page in the next few days.
We congratulate all artists who made it to the Special Edition
In cooperation with Zebralution Digital Media Distribution and Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus
Supported by the Senate Department for Economy, Energy and Business
Presented by FluxFM and ASK HELMUT