Fri 28 Aug @ 22:00 – 23:00 CET
Show: Tokyo Moon (Toshio Matsuura)
“Tokyo’s Number One Music Station” is the challenging tagline of InterFM, one of the current top FM stations of Japan’s capital and global melting pot. That’s why its programme is presented mostly in English, but also in Mandarin, Korean, Tagalog, Indonesian, Spanish, Thai, Portuguese, French, and, well of course in Japanese to serve the international community in the greater Tokyo Metropolitan area. 30% of the airtime is dedicated to Japanese pop and rock, by the way.
For its first participation at the IRF, InterFM sends us one of its much heralded, most famous and qualified programme makers and DJs, Toshio Matsuura. The founding member of legendary Acid-Jazz and Nu-House collective United Future Organisation (U.F.O.) is one of the leading forces in the fertile underground of the world’s second biggest music market. Not so much in selling units of CDs, but more so in shaping the taste of his audience, be it at his DJ gigs, through his celebrated project “HEX” presenting Tokyo’s progressive form of Jazz to the world or during his weekly show “Tokyo Moon” on InterFM where he blends everything sophisticated enough to match the theme of universal avantgarde. We’re all ears and say: “Konnichi wa!”
Wed 26 Aug @ 17:00 – 19:00 CET
Nogoum FM Egypt
Show: Nogoum A’al Hawa with Karim “El-Hamidi” Moustafa and Gihan “Abdallah” Mahmoud
For the very first time in its 6 years old history, the International Radio Festival proudly presents a radio station from Egypt. Nogoum FM is a privately owned station and is on air in the greater Cairo area since 2003 reaching more than 30 million listeners. Musically the focus is on popular Egyptian songs and hits, whilst news, sports and talk shows are also covered prominently in the diverse programme.
At our festival we welcome Karim “El-Hamidi” Moustafa and Gihan “Abdallah” Mahmoud with their show “Nogoum A’al Hawa”. Both presenters are on the airwaves since the launch of the station more than 10 years ago and probably can tell all our listeners around the world some interesting stories about the tumultuous times in their home country and, of course, will play some of the biggest hits we – outside of the Arabian world – have never heard of.
27 August 2015
Samantha Moy, BBC 6Music
Key Note speaker at the IRF Conference & B2B Forum
We are pleased to welcome Samantha Moy, Editor at 6 Music, to this year’s IRF B2B Forum and Conference. Sam will be sharing with us how to make a radio brand and produce a live music event that your audience will want to listen, watch or be at.
BBC 6 Music embodies the spirit of curation, reflecting our presenters’ passions and interests, which resonate with our audience who like challenging, surprising and provoking content. Of course live bands are what an audience wants to see and hear, but the chance to be part of the community – physically and spiritually – for the 6 Music audience is a very potent proposition. Join us for Sam’s key note!
About Samantha Moy:
Samantha Moy is Editor at BBC Radio 6 Music, which is an interactive digital radio station that celebrates the alternative spirit of music and culture, bringing together the cutting-edge music of today and the iconic and ground-breaking sounds of the past 50 years. The network has a weekly reach of 2.08m million listeners – making it the biggest digital only music station in the UK – and is home to respected music presenters including Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe, Iggy Pop, Mary Anne Hobbs, Shaun Keaveny, Marc Riley, Stuart Maconie, Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson, Tom Ravenscroft, Jarvis Cocker, Gilles Peterson, Huey Morgan, Cerys Matthews, Don Letts, Guy Garvey, Gideon Coe and Craig Charles.
At 6 Music, Sam edits a key show on the network, Steve Lamacq, as well as other programmes which have new music curation at their core: 6 Music Recommends, Tom Robinson and his Introducing Mixtape. Sam has also led collaborations between BBC 4 TV and 6 Music on the Sound of Style: the point where music and fashion meet. Sam also curated the 6 Music Peel Lecture delivered by Charlotte Church, where she examined the roles and images available and assigned to women in pop music.
Currently, Sam is the creative lead of the 6 Music Festival, which is the network’s flagship live music event. In 2015, the festival went to Newcastle for an incredible line-up of artists performing across the city which included Sleater-Kinney, Mogwai, The War on Drugs, Interpol, The Fall, Hot Chip, Royal Blood, Kate Tempest, The Charlatans, Gaz Coombes, British Sea Power, Maximo Park, Neneh Cherry, Young Fathers, Jungle, Jamie T, Gruff Rhys and Father John Misty; as well as DJ sets from Jamie XX, Four Tet and classic Northern Soul sets from Richard Searling and Ady Croasdell. This was complemented by the 6 Music Festival by Day which featured an impressive daytime line-up for alternative music lovers, who could come along and experience the alternative spirit of 6 Music for free. The bill brought more live music, 6 Music presenters in conversation with names from the night-time line-up, discussions, spoken-word performances, an independent record shop fair and comedy. It featured Bryan Ferry and Everything But the Girl talking about their careers which began in the North East, performances from Sleaford Mods, Guy Garvey and Beardyman creating an album in an hour.
Before she was at 6 Music, Sam was at Radio 1 and produced Chris Moyles, Jo Whiley, Greg James, Rob Da Bank as well as launching Annie Mac on the network. In the middle of that radio sandwich, she was an Event Producer at the BBC Electric Proms and produced shows with Oasis, Dizzee Rascal, Goldfrapp and Robbie Williams.Close
Fri 28 Aug @ 10:00 – 12:00 CET
IFM 100.6 FM Tunesia
Show: Sunrise And Music (Karim Kouki)
IFM (short for Ibtissama FM) was founded in 2011 by Tunesian radio pioneer Hamed Soyah. He worked in the 90s in Paris for Radio Tunis Chaîne Internationale (RCTI) as a correspondent, helped to set up a radio station in Phnom Penh in 1996 before he returned to Tunisia to start his own web radio. But only after the Jasmine Revolution in 2011 Soyah finally could make his dream come true: The launch of a national FM station which represents the true nature of Tunisian people. IFM’s slogan “Le meilleur du rire et de la musique” (The best in laughter and music) is a profession of faith for all its programme makers. The mix of music is half oriental half occidental; incorporating the biggest hits from the last 30 years, but also paying attention to Tunisia’s blossoming underground scene. And to be sure the IFM listeners are having constantly a smile on their face, they are treated with a short humorous sketch by professional comedians each hour.
We are looking forward to Karim Kouki and his “Sunrise and Music” show at this year’s IRF. The first time, by the way, we salute a radio station from Tunisia at our festival. Chances are high we all be laughing ourselves to tears during the two hours session.
Sat 29 Aug @ 16:00 – 20:00 CET
Kiss FM Dance Music Australia
Show: Beautiful Drive (Timmy Byrne)
Australia’s most cutting edge radio station is all about making people move. The Melbourne based station’s programme is shaped by a massive line up of all kind of different DJs, hosting local shows and DJ sets from all around the world, presenting live mixes of the latest underground sounds and any kind of dance related music – from House, Techno to Drum & Bass and Trance. Kiss FM has steadfastly championed Australian DJs and producers; not only on the airwaves but also through events such as “Kiss My Grass”.
For this year’s IRF we welcome station manager and host Timmy Byrne, a true pioneer of Australia’s dance music industry. His afternoon drive show “The Beautiful Drive” is listened to by thousands both on Melbourne radio and around the world. Tim’s passion for music and entertaining crowds continues to drive him to deliver quality sounds – both to the dance floor and the airwaves. In 2003 Tim helped to set up Arman FM, the first commercial radio station of Afghanistan. The station has gone from strength to strength becoming the most listened to station in Kabul.
Love Radio 103.7 FM Shanghai
Show: Morning Discovery (Ming Zhang & Brother Huan)
We at the IRF are always very pleased to welcome guests from the Middle Kingdom. Remember Tangsuan Radio from Beijing two years ago and Hit FM in 2012? This year we’re proud to have Love Radio 103.7 FM from Shanghai at our festival. The station went on air way back in 1982, playing mostly Chinese pop music for a young, but adult audience nonstop, around the clock. Today the station is a part of the Shanghai Media Group and it’s programme’s main objective is to slow down Shanghai’s hectic everyday life and bring an emotional equilibrium into its listeners’ souls.
One of Shanghai’s most prolific and venerated radio personalities, Ming Zhang, will present his “Morning Discovery” show on our airwaves. He’ll invite you to sing a long to popular Chinese tunes and will give you in addition an understanding of the rich, contemporary Chinese culture. At his side will be Brother Huan, his long-time senior producer and musical sparring partner.
Wed 26 Aug @ 15:00 – 17:00 CET
Show: Walls have Ears (Mark Jones)
Since the beginning of 2014 London’s Central community has finally its own radio station and herewith a voice: Soho Radio. The station’s studio is uniquely positioned in their own shop in Great Windmill Street where you get served coffee, tea, biscuits and of course good music. The aim is to reflect the culture of Soho in every possible way: Bringing together musicians, artists, film makers, chefs, poets and the generally curious and offering a joyful mix of diverse music, spoken word, alternative news, cookery programmes, interviews and live performances based bang in the middle of town.
After last year’s visit of veteran broadcaster, legendary DJ and founder of Acid Jazz Records, Eddie Piller, we are welcoming this year Wall of Sound record label founder Mark Jones. One of the most exciting UK imprints over the last twenty years it has helped start the careers of Röyksopp, Les Rythmes Digitales, Shawn Lee, Propellerheads, The Wise Guys and even released the latest album by Grace Jones in 2008 and Human League in 2011. So we can expect a rather eclectic show by Mark who always keeps an ear to the ground.Close
LIMUS Radio Stations
RadioIndustrie (Zug/Zürich), Toxic.fm (St. Gallen), Kanal K (Aarau), Vibration 108 (Sion), Radio 4TNG (Winterthur), Radio Kaiseregg (Fribourg), Backstage Radio (Bern), UZIC (Lausanne)
Already way back in 1983 UNIKOM (union of non-commercial local radios) was founded, at a time when Radio 24 just had received its hard-earned official Swiss FM licence. The concession-political situation hasn’t improved much ever since though and only because of technological revolutions like streaming and now DAB+ it is today possible for UNIKOM’s members to finally reach a Swiss wide audience. But even on DAB+ frequencies authorities are limiting liberal, inter-cantonal access and permit stations only to broadcast within so-called “Islands”.
During the International Radio Festival we are introducing for the second time – in close collaboration with LIMUS (Layer for Innovation and Migration of Urban broadcasting areas) – eight of these stations available in Greater Zurich area. There are f.e.: Kanal K from Aarau, Toxic.fm from St. Gallen, Radio 4TNg from Winterthur, the MX3.ch-driven Backstage Radio from Berne and RadioIndustrie from Zug.
This is Swiss radio culture to be experienced on our airwaves with all its cultural differences. Swiss radio stations for Swiss listeners – without provincial narrow-mindedness and federalism. From August, the 17th on, daily, from 6 until 8 PM one of these stations will broadcast via our frequencies a selected show, trying to impress our listeners deeply. We at the IRF – together with LIMUS – invite you to join us on a trip into the diversity of Switzerland’s radio landscape.
Thu 27 Aug, 11:00 – 12:00 CET
Show: MX3 Show (Gian Costa & Max Rossi)
Rete Tre is the third Italian-language radio station from Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana (RSI). The Lugano based station went on air on January, the 1st 1988 and is aimed at younger listeners broadcasting popular and alternative music. In 2009 its range was extended beyond Ticino to major cities in German-speaking areas of Switzerland via DAB+ digital relays.
Gianandrea Costa and Massimiliano Rossi, both young DJs, who started almost ten years ago their career at Rete Tre will be presenting the show “MX3” at this year’s IRF. They will hand-pick their favourite tunes out of the immense pool of songs to be found on Swiss music portal MX3.ch. What a good choice for the SwissRadioDay!
IRF Campus Radio Contest Winner
Congratulations to Nick Canovas of WUML for winning the International Radio Festival‘s best college radio DJ competition! His show, Time In The Study, which he hosts under the guise of DJ Dad, stood out from the competition and won him this title. His show focuses on “local and worldly underground indie music” interspersed with a healthy dose of self-proclaimed dad jokes.
Canovas, a junior at University of Massachusetts Lowell and WUML’s promotions director and assistant engineer, will be traveling to Zurich, Switzerland, in August to present his show as part of the 6th International Radio Festival. As the fourth winner of this IRF contest, Canovas is now amongst the ranks of past winners Alex Spinelli of WSPN, Brody Ramone of WBGU and Angie Szani of WSOU.
Check out an episode of Time In The Study below.Close
MINI, always in tune with developing trends, understands the value of the medium music radio, and as per all the IRF editions from our very beginnings, we are pleased to once again present Radio MINI.
This year we kick off with a couple of mini MINI interviews with two of their local Swiss heroes, Sina and Slädu. Sina is Switzerland’s favourite Folklore Rock Singer, and Slädu is way to modest when it comes to sharing his amazing musical career. Watch, listen and enjoy.Close
Fri 28 Aug @ 21:00 – 22:00 CET
Still one of Switzerland’s best-kept secrets, Zurich based 6-piece outfit Len Sander are surely about to take the world by storm within the next six months. At least, when they self-released their debut album (“Phantom Garden”) earlier this year, reviews were ecstatic all around the world. The album release party at Stall 6 in Zurich was sold-out immediately and established Len Sander as one of Switzerland’s current finest live acts. Understandably enough Bern based label Mouthwatering Records signed the band to their roster and released a new song, “Places”, at the end of June.
For the special showcase gig at this year’s IRF Len Sander will perform in an ad-hoc 3-piece formation, the “Len Sander Trio” consisting of singer Blanka Inauen, Alessandro Hug (percussion, keys) and Markus Brütsch (drums). If you want to attend the rising of a new shooting star, you better mark this date and make a wish!
Thu 20 Aug @ 16:00 – 18:00 CET
Show: Lina Selmani & Hansi Voigt
Since January 2014 the Zurich based digital news paper Watson is stirring up the Swiss media landscape. The ex editor-in-chief of 20 Minuten Online, Hansi Voigt, started the endeavour with a workforce of 55 journalists, bloggers and social media seeders to set new standards in Swiss journalism.
For the exclusive and first Watson radio show Voigt brings along one of his funniest and wittiest content provider, Lina Selmani – infamous for her weekly Picdump column. In the two-hours show hosted by Hansi and Lina, we probably can expect nothing less than the future of radio.
Sun 23 Aug @ 16:00 – 18:00 CET
Zweikommasieben x Comfortnoise
Show with Remo Bitzi & Marius Neukom
Remo Bitzi is one of the masterminds behind Swiss magazine zweikommasieben. Since the summer of 2011 the publication has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary club culture. The magazine features artist interviews, essays and columns as well as photography, illustration and graphics. In addition, zweikommasieben organizes concerts, parties, club nights, matinees, raves and other fun events in various cities.
The second host of the special radio show at this year’s IRF, Marius Neukom aka new.com, is the author of the column „Basslines“ in zweikommasieben Magazin. He runs the blog Comfortnoise & Dubexmachina – featuring podcasts, mixes and club events. He used to produce a radio show for long-gone but legendary Zurich record store P45. We’re expecting two hours of most interesting content and music way off mainstream.Close
Sat 22 Aug @ 14:00 – 17:00 CET
VELo REC Showcase
The Swiss producer and DJ Tom Alemanno, now based in Shoreditch London founded VELo REC together with his friend Divalvi in early 2014. VELo REC usually releases a one-artist-focused Single/EP each month, so far from artists like Mannequine, Parsifal, Divalvi or Sulfurea.
The label is not only a digital release platform for house and electro music, it also hosts two very cool monthly podcasts called “VELo Radio Show” and “VELo Session” (which are all listenable and downloadable on their Soundcloud page). The former one consists of a radio format episode in which usually the monthly artist gets widely introduced and hosts a special mix with favourite/notable electronic gems surrounding their release. The VELo Session on the other hand is a one-hour guest-mixed podcast which highlights and shares some of VELo REC’s favourite new tunes around. At the IRF we get an exclusive showcase of the Lugano/London label.
Wed 19 Aug @ 20:00 – 21:30 CET
Two dignified veterans of Switzerland’s club culture hooked up this spring to release their debut EP “Blaze” on renowned label Drumpoet Community. Pacifica emerged from the fertile soil of Zurich’s rich club scene. Embracing broad influences ranging from balearic to deep house and techno, Domenico Ferrari (aka High Heels Breaker) and Balint Dobozi (aka Valentino Tomasi) achieve that fragile balance between creating spaces for the listener’s mind and delivering the beats for the feet. Working exclusively with a full-blown live setup, they bring true live-sequenced and processed music as much to the recording studio as to the stage. Individually, they’ve worked with artists like Jamie Lidell, Kalabrese, Vladislav Delay, David August, Nik Bärtsch, Jojo Mayer, and Roli Mosimann. We are more than delighted to have these two mercenaries of electronic dance music perform live at this year’s IRF!
mixcloud.com co-founder joins IRF Boards
We are pleased to announce that Nikhil Shah, co-founder of mixcloud.com, the worldwide successful online radio streaming platform, has joined the IRF Advisory Board.
Over the past 5 years he has helped lead the growth of the company from a couple of guys in a warehouse in Wembley to the world’s biggest community of DJs and radio talent, reaching over 10 million people a month. He is also a DJ and runs electronic music record label ManMakeMusic.
Says Nikhil “We have been partnering with the IRF since its first year in 2010, and I am delighted to be able to join the IRF’s illustrious board. The IRF represents an essential hub bringing together some of the best on-air radio content from all four corners of the world”.
Nikhil is also behind ORA, the Online Radio Awards, launched together with the International Radio Festival in 2014.
Mon 24 Aug @ 11:00 – 12:00 CET
Mark van Huisseling
Mark van Huisseling is a columnist, managing editor and author. His weekly column “MvH” is published since 2002 in “Weltwoche”. He also writes for “Das Magazin”, “GQ” and “Bunte”, and published three books so far.
His exclusive radio show at the IRF will be all about current electronic music, which you can hear rarely outside of clubs. To spice things up Mark will also include some songs played on traditional instruments. Mark about radio: “To be honest, radio wasn’t my first love, it was always into print. But still, radio is a heart thing for me. Especially since over the last few years I can enjoy radio through streaming, I listen to more shows and stations than ever before. As a journalist I’m obviously a fan of content, but when it comes to radio I prefer it when the talking is sparse. No games! If you can win a bathing towel with the station’s logo on it or tickets for a concert I delete the station off my favourites’ list. Nowadays I listen mostly to Ibiza Global, KCRW Eclectic 24 and Erika dot net.”Close
Tue 18 Aug @ 12:00 – 14:00 CET
Jackson & Flach
Samy Jackson is one half of the groundbreaking duo Animal Trainer. With their album “Wide” (released on Oliver Koletzki’s “Stil vor Talent”-imprint), they’ve gathered huge applause from electronically inspired clubbers all over Europe. Animal Trainer plays at the best known clubs in Switzerland (incl. residency at Hive club) and also at clubs like Watergate (Berlin), Prater Sauna (Vienna), Rote Sonne (Munich) or D-Edge (Sao Paolo). Alex Flach is Switzerland’s facilitator and spokesperson of its rich nightlife and club culture in general. He writes columns for Tages Anzeiger and kult.ch and handles the media work for some of the most respected Swiss clubs. After their first collaborative radio show last year at the IRF Alex and Samy are now to be heard irregularly on Zurich’s Radio 24′s Friday Nite Mix show.Close
Fri 21 Aug @ 21:00 – 24:00 CET
With the EP “Naked & Nicotine” Dave Eleanor turned in at the start of 2015 his preliminary highlight of an astonishing musical progression. During the three years since his debut EP “Wait” he played numerous gigs in and around Zurich, released two additional EPs, remixed other artists and enthralled party crowds with his eclectic DJ sets.
The music of the twenty-something borrows from UK bass music as well as post-post-dubstep or whatever you want to call the sound rich of emotions and rhythm at the same time. It’s a mesmerizing mix and combination of weird drum-patterns, sparse synthesizer chords, deep bass lines and his very own distinctive voice. We’re proud to announce an exclusive live set by Dave Eleanor at our festival, followed by a DJ set by the musician soon to go into retreat for half a year in Berlin.Close
Mon 17 Aug @ 12:00 – 14:00
45rpm.ch is a young collective of Swiss bloggers focused exclusively on music, electronic music to be specific. Demian, Dominik, Steve and Panos supply their followers with reviews of new releases, tips where to go out to on the weekend and essays about culture and music in general. It will be the first time that the 45rpm gang will host a radio show. But we are sure the content they will spread over our airwaves will be state-of-the-art.
Wed 19 Aug @ 15:00 – 17:00 CET
In a time when more and more print magazine are vanishing, a new magazine out of Zurich is truly enlightening our hearts and especially our minds. Quottom calls itself a cultural platform for young authors and artists, who raise questions about modern lifestyle. It’s a self-portrait of a generation trying to get to the bottom of post-migrant and post-digital life. Swiss newspaper “Tages Anzeiger” says about Quottom: “Quottom draws a picture of a generation who observes its surroundings in a sophisticated way and in this manner fascinates itself. The magazine is documentation and navel-gazing, it portrays and reflects.” We are thrilled to have Nicolas Walker and Ruben Feurer (the founders of Quottom) at our festival. They will not only present their latest issue (#6) but also talk about it’s theme “Realität und Verzweiflung” (“reality and despair”), musically and philosophically.
IRF productions presents: Access All America
RF’s speaker and pioneering alternative XFM indie DJ presenter Gabby Sanderson is on a mission!
Supported by HD Radio, Gabby is heading up the newly formed IRF Productions, with the purpose of producing unique music radio content for worldwide distribution, and few people are better placed to do so when it comes to the world of Indie music other than IRF’s shooting star Ms Sanderson.
Having built up quite the reputation at the IRF and across the UK and Europe as the gal who hangs out with the all bands, delivering lively yet intimate backstage chats for her station Gabby hosts Saturday night’s on the XFM Network – the UK’s no 1 alternative commercial radio broadcaster. Alongside her “Backstage Banter”, “Dancefloor Battles”, band mixes and live DJ sets Gabby blasts out “Music That Rocks” to over 1 Million FM listeners a week.
This spring Gabby will inject her passion Stateside on a tour of rock & roll musical discovery with an impressive line-up of bands and musicians to help her on her quest.
Launching 16th April via HD Radio Broadcasting Access All America (AAA) kicks off with a show in support of Record Store Day & heads straight to the source, with a show direct from inside Jack White’s infamous Third Man Studios!
Third Man Records co-founder Ben Swank co-hosts the show & takes Gabby on a journey through the history of the most talked about and mysterious record label, record-store and performance-space in the world.
The playlist will be taken direct from the Third Man catalogue of artist signings and includes the first-ever recording of Elvis Presley, destined to be released on Record Store Day via Third Man Records (to which Jack White was recently revealed as the mystery secret bidder) and a mouth-watering selection of live recordings and blue series artists.
Fans of Jack White, Third Man Records, vinyl and dedicated music lovers will relish this personal and insightful show, coming direct from behind bolted Third Man doors. Highlights can be heard on XFM Thursday night on John Kennedy’s “Xposure” show – 10pm-1am GMT.
Access All America is a high energy music driven radio show designed to highlight and explore America’s coolest music scenes… which Gabby will fully immerse herself in! Using musicians as her guides, hitting the nightlife and legendary hotspots, and chatting with key music icons in each city, Gabby will adopt the real insider perspective on what makes America Rock!
Gabby will be broadcasting her discoveries in the form of a Weekly Radio Series, exploring a new territory in each episode. All done through the eyes of a DJ, music lover, music journalist, and party girl.
The first wave of names to assist Gabby on her crusade include The Pixies, Interpol, Alabama Shakes, Kaiser Chiefs, George Ezra, Jungle, Deap Valley, Frank Turner, New Order’s Peter Hook, Mini Mansions, KAV, Jeff The Brotherhood, Kodaline, We Are Scientists and Third Man Record’s Ben Swank with many more big names to announce and a mystery surprise headline guest for each show!
24 hours before broadcast a trailer will be released, revealing clues to a Mystery Guest & details of each upcoming show! STAY TUNED!
Access All America is a multi platform show: audio, visual, digital and interactive.
The six part series will be available to listen to via HD Radio Broadcasting:
Gabby will continue to host her Propaganda show on the XFM Network from the USA.
“Gabby is a unique talent and we are extremely excited to be supporting her efforts on the Access All America tour,” said Joe D’Angelo, SVP of Broadcast and Marketing for iBiquity Digital. ”Our partnership with the International Radio Festival has given us the opportunity to connect the best on-air talent in the world with HD Radio Technology and provide new broadcast opportunities through our HD2/HD3 channels.”Close
Wed 26 Aug @ 13:00 - 15:00 CET
Richard Dorfmeister was one half of the legendary Austrian downbeat and electronica duo Kruder & Dorfmeister who took the world by storm in the mid-90’s. After their separation around the millennium Dorfmeister continued to produce and perform music with his on-going outfit Tosca (together with Rupert Huber). Their latest album (“Outta Here”) was released late 2014 on !K7 Records. Since 2003 Richard lives in Zurich and is now the musical director and co-owner of a new bar called “Kanonaegass” straight in Zurich’s red light district.
We welcome Mr. Dorfmeister at this year’s IRF to play some tunes that shaped his life and talk about the ever changing club culture.
Sat 29 Aug @ 15:00 – 16:00 CET
Presenters and DJs of the same batch as Carly Wilford are probably only to be found in the UK. The passionate music lover with the husky voice is not your regular radio host. Carly lives, breathes and champions music 24/7. Listeners of her Breakfast Show on Rinse FM experienced for the past three years her raw energy and whole-hearted devotion discovering new artists and sounds to help them break through in this new era of the music industry. That’s why Carly started her tastemaker music blog “IamMusic.TV” to support those she thinks need to be heard. Carly is at the forefront of everything music related – from new artists to secret collaborations, if you need to know about it she has already got it covered. She films, edits, produces and presents all her own work as well as writing for Hunger Magazine and Wonderland. With big aspirations and infinite drive she is one to watch very closely. And that’s exactly what you should do at this year’s IRF. Come by and catch some of the frenzy Carly will spread across our airwaves.
Thu 20 Aug @ 20:00 -23:00
Footgang Radio / Showcase Prefermusic
20:00 CET: FootGangRadio, 21:00 CET: Otto von Ohr (LIVE), 21:40: Brilliant and The Frensh (LIVE), 22:20 CET: Arem (LIVE)
Be prepared for a very special evening hosted by Arem aka Ramon Bischoff of FootGang Radio fame (a monthly show on Aarau’s “Kanal K”). In the first hour Arem and his co-host Lutzz go over some new releases with a fine-tooth comb and will also play some old and new productions by Lutzz himself. At 21:00 we are treated with an exclusive live set by one of Switzerland’s most promising beatmakers: Otto von Ohr. Followed by a showcase of experimental electronics by new act Brilliant and the Frensh. Both with new releases on Bern based imprint Prefermusic. And finally Arem, who runs Prefermusic, will close up this musically exquisite evening with one of his legendary live gigs, putting the subwoofers and your ears to the proof. We highly recommend a visit at our studios at Kaufleuten to see and hear how the future of Switzerland’s dancefloor orientated sample-zealous scene sounds.
Sat 22 Aug @ 12:00 – 14:00 CET
Pat & Der Zensor
Pat & Der Zensor is one of the finest underground DJ duos Zurich has to offer. With their monthly party series “Unterm Strich” at infamous Gonzo Club in Zurich’s red light district they are responsible for some of the most delicate moments of happiness on the dancefloor. But also for some of the most severe hangovers you can get in Zurich’s wild night life. Pat & Der Zensor play those tracks out of 50 years pop culture you always wanted to hear on a dancefloor. Music with or without guitars, new and old, strictly vinyl only. And if you stay long enough you might even catch them on the dancefloor themselves. True to the motto: “Never trust a DJ who doesn’t dance”! For this year’s IRF we invited the twosome to play some tunes you might only hear on very good radio stations.