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Hip City Review


Review below was posted recently on Soul-Talk and thought it be worthwhile passing on for all to read as gives a top insight to current Berlin Scene. Sounds like its worth the bus journey . Stacks of playlists etc (just read below then hit read more)

january 12. saw the first Hip City Soul Club event at its new venue, the privatclub in berlin-kreuzberg. a nice, quite 60ish venue,situated in the basement of a bar/restaurant (you actually have to go through the toilet doors to find its entrance, with no sign of the club being there outside). Entering the empty club at 11 (the time the doors were supposed to open), we found a nice fridge filled up with beer right behind the dj-booth, a decent sound system, and a very friendly booker who told us to PLAY LOUD, so what more could you want?

Max and me were the first on the line-up and did it the good old double decker style were infamous for, and the place filled up much quicker than we had expected...after half an hour, marc took over and gave us a treatment with some more than decent classic sounds, the crowd went wild and asked for more...the atmosphere was overwhelming...
about an hour later, the place was absolutely packed, you couldnt squeeze a sheet of paper among the dancers on the floor, every track played got an immense dancefloor-reaction, and i took over. during my second set i was almost wondering if people enjoyed themselves and the sounds played so much or if they just kept on dancing because they couldnt leave the floor due to the place being packed anyway;-) people were obviously in a very party-mood, so i pulled out some more stompy sounds than usual.

By that time, the whole event actually was a lock-out for several hours with people queing up down the stairs. The crowd was very responsive to almost every track that got played, no matter if it were uptempo stormers, midpaced/beat balled stuff or an exploding RnB-bomb, both marc and me did a second set, max joined me again, and we all did our best to give people what they wanted. the place kept being packed till about 4.30 in the morning, i even found it appropriate to spin dean parrish as the last record (more of a post - modernist reaction towards the fantastic atmosphere, the drops of condensed water falling from the ceiling, the mighty volume we were allowed to blast the sounds out, etc :-)
judging by what ive experienced that night, it seems to me that marcs activities finally get the response they deserve, and the new venue defo did uplift the whole feel of the night. thanks to marc, max, the crowd, and the place the night ended up as a 120% success,
Much better than we could have hoped for. see you next time at the


--------THE PLAYLISTS (well, only excerpts in no particular

barbara mason - aint got nobody - arctic
joe simon - when - sound stage 7
the celestrals - i feel it coming on - don-el
the fabulous peps - with these eyes - wheelsville
bobby jones - talkin bout jones - expo
barbara lewis - someday were gonna love again - atlantic
joe simon - just like yesterday - irral
eskew reeder - undivided love - instant
fred hughes - i keep tryin - exodus
anita humes & the essex - what did i do? - roulette
devotions - same old sweet lovin - tri-sound
thee midniters - evil love - chattahoochee
detroit soul - all of my life - music town
the lollipops - love is the only answer - rca
johnny bartel - if this isnt love - solid state


patti & the emblems - all my tomorrows are gone - kapp
pat lewis - cant shake it lose - golden world
edwin starr - backstreet instr. - ric tic
charles spurling - she cried just a minute - king
doc & the interns - baby i know - now
drake & the ensolids - please leave me - alteen
emeralds - baby youve got me - king
edward hamilton - im gonna love you - jameco
dorothy berry - dont give me love - big 3
christine kitrell - call his name - king
jimmy robins - i cant please you - jerhart
darrel banks - open the door to your heart - revilot
pat lewis - warning - solid hit
billy lamont - so called friend - branT
curtis griffin - i gotta lump - jewel
mabel king - go back home young fella - amy
johnny sayles - dont turn your back on me - marVlus
little stanley lippett - packing it up - C/U
big daddy rogers - Im a big man - midas
tony middleton - to the ends of the earth - mgm
james conwell - the trouble with girls - 4j
eddie bo - our love will never falter - blue jay
dorothy berry - shinding city - planetary
orlons - dont you want my lovin - cameo
orlons - spinning top - calla
jimmy norman - this i beg of you - samar
richard simmons - brother where are you - mala
the majestic - send my baby back to me - equator
del chontays - baby i need you - steeltown
tony owens - this heart cant take no more - soul sound
steve carmen bigband - breakaway instr.- UA


1. Set

Baby Lloyd I Need You Atco
Barrett Strong Seven Sins Atco
Tommy Ridgley I want More Money Johen
Marion Black Who Knows Capsoul
Otis Lee Hard Row To Hoe Quaint

2. Set

Jock Mitchell Not A Chance In A Million Impact
Edward Hamilton Baby Don`t You Weep Mary Jane
Jimmy Mack My World Is On Fire Palmer
Connie Van Dyke Don`t Do Nth. Wheelsville
J.B. Troy Live On Musicor
Dickie Wonder Nobody Knows S.O.S.
Al Reed Sorry ÃÆ’Å¡´bout That Axe
Johnnie Mae Matthews True Love Northern
Betty Adams& Boby Lou Dr. Truelove Trax
George Jackson Don`t Use Me Mercury
Hayes Cotton Love Plays Funny Games Claire
C. Vaugh Leslie Ain`t It Like I Told You Mastertone
Little Stanley The Stran Vance
Pat & The Neurotics I Like The Way You Do Your Thing Crown
Rubin You`ve Been Away Kapp
Jay Holman Love Is A Sweet Thang Falew
Cleveland Robinson Love Is A Trap Nosnibor
Darlings Two Time Looser Mercury
Marva Josie Later For you Time
Jewel Akens My First Lonely Night Era

forgot to add marcs third set, should be of interest for takers of a
good RnB-tune every then...:-)

Johnny Guitar Watson Wait A Minute Baby Highland
B.B. King Think It Over Bluesway
Irma Thomas Hitting On Nothing Imperial
Marie Adams Thats The Way To Get Along Encore
Jimmy Preacher Ellie I`m Gonna Do It By Myself Jewel
Yvonne Fair Say Yeah Yeah Dade
Bobby Guy Good Enough APT
Ronnie Love Chills & Fever DOT
Bobby Hamilton How Come APT
Margie Simms If I Never Get To Love You Cardon
Willie Jones Wher`s My Money Mr. Peacock
King Coleman Down In The Basement Togo
Charles Sheffield Voodoo Working Excello
Art Fuller Doomsday Zen
Johnny Wells Lonely Moon Astor

Have a soulful 2002 on *soul-talk*.


Have a soulful 2002 on *soul-talk*.

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