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KOOKOO @ OHM
feat. BUZZ GOREE (Underground Resistance, Mixworks // Detroit / Berlin)
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
 
“count the calories of your thoughts…”
 
The world is a toll free toilet. Our mouths neurological assholes. And psychologically speaking we’re in a state of mental diarrhea, talking shit a mile a minute.
Bang! Take that! The year is 1978. The preacher on the mic is George Clinton. And the hero of our little story here is just about to step up and make his own bang. For not much after George Clinton’s Funkadelic posse spits out these wise words on their legendary One Nation Under A Groove record. WILLIAM »BUZZ« GOREE starts his DJ career in the city of Detroit, at the tender age of 13. By the mid 1980s and still under 18, Buzz has played gigs at the city’s top clubs and teamed up with Audio Mix, one
of Detroit’s dominating DJ teams. In 1993 he founds his first label, Night Groove Records, and releases music under the monikers The House Squad and The Blowed Pimps.
 
It was around that time that Buzz met UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE mastermind Mike Banks. The two worked on the legendary Detroit House label Happy Records and Buzz teamed up with UR in order to help taking things to the next level. He has produced many tracks of UR’s infamous Z series records specifically created for and only available to UR Assault DJs, giving them a tactical advantage on
dancefloors. To this day, Buzz is a member of Underground Resistance. He runs UR’s World Power Alliance sublabel, which is temporarily on hold to make time for Buzz’s own project, the Detroit-rooted imprint MIXWORKS, a label dedicated to developing new artists from all around the world and not sticking to just one genre of music.
 
UR’s control system asserts that Buzz Goree is dedicated to bring havoc to dance floors on a global scale. Be it at clubs like Liquid Room in Tokyo, The Shelter in Shanghai, Rex Club in Paris or on the road with such luminaries as Scan 7, Juan Atkins, A Guy Called Gerald, The Suburban Knight. Be it in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Glasgow, London, Rome or in the city of Berlin that Buzz made his second home several years ago, having played at Love Parade, Tresor, Panorama Bar, and now finally appearing at OHM for his KOOKOO debut.
 
Simply place him in front of the crowd and brace for impact! Buzz Goree utilizes his DJ skills in perfect combination with techno and house ranging from the classic UR sound to contemporary stuff and beyond. If you are looking for the no bullshit inner city Detroit sound, if you are looking for a sweaty venue with a DJ who satisfies every dancer in the room, then go with the bang factor that comes standard with the one and only Buzz »Bangin’« Goree!
 
But don’t stop just there! For KOOKOO nights are a multifaceted fare and there’s more to explore. Japanese video artists INK AGOP and YUKIHIRO TAGUCHI will provide the proper visual bang to go along with Buzz Goree’s musical impact. Both of them will present video installations made specifically for this occasion, in parts even created on the spot at OHM. Also exclusively for this very night, Australian artist CARLY FISCHER designed a paper sculpture to be seen on the flyer artwork and as a big blow-up in a special light box at OHM. As usual, the two KOOKOO hosts MIEKO SUZUKI & ARA will guide you through the night, starting off with neurological appetisers and rounding out the whole experience with funky food for thought. And just in case you forget, George Clinton will remind you to count the calories of your thoughts…
text by Arno Raffeiner(spex)
 
 
KOOKOO @ OHM
“count the calories of your thoughts…”
 
Friday, May 2nd, 10pm
OHM, Köpenicker Straße 70, 10179 Berlin
 
BUZZ GOREE (Underground Resistance, Mixworks) // www.soundcloud.com/alexmixworks
MIEKO SUZUKI (Kookoo) // www.soundcloud.com/mieko
ARA (Kookoo) // www.mixcloud.com/houseis
 
INK AGOP (video installation) // www.inkagop.com
CARLY FISCHER (flyer artwork) // www.carlyfischer.com
YUKIHIRO TAGUCHI (video installation) // https://yukihirotaguchi.wordpress.com

 

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