what a GLÜCK!

we made it! we finally got another GLÜCK-show on the road, and after some struggle in the beginning (what with the date and all) it looks like everything’s in place now for a great party on last saturday in november!

we’ll start at 22:00 on the 30th of november in the former feinkost electronica (for those who know…) and keep it going until they’re all gone!
we’re very happy to go back to the feinkost / aka lebenslust, i’m sure those of you who attended our party there in may will know why!

and as the whole GLÜCKs-story started in hamburg i think it’s about time to express my gratefulness by a really well-suited teaser:

personal note
if you want to contribute to this party and help make it a big success, just spread the word and invite some friends

any other help is also greatly appreciated, just get in touch with us via facebook or mail.

what a GLÜCK that is!

what a GLÜCK that is!

...and pretty from behind, too.

dj set: cocktailhouse 11/2013

and here it is: the november edition of my (almost, well…) monthly recordings from the cocktailhouse in munich!
i used vinyl along with an (unfortunately very reduced) digital setup to play this one.

feel free to drop me some comments, in case you want the set for download, just drop me a line on facebook!

personal note
hang in there for a great announcement, as i know there’s another great gig coming up this november! stay tuned!

gig: julius blank @ cocktailhouse 11/2013

although i might not be known as a traditionalist (whatever this is these days) i’ve got a hang for repetitive things. the closest proof would be the sound i play, another one is coming up this saturday: i’ll play at the beloved cocktailhouse once more.

so join me in my struggle against monotonous, non-repetitive spare time this saturday (02.11.2013) starting at 21:00!

as a little teaser here’s my latest recording from the cocktailhouse:

personal note
believe it or not, again i’m hoping for phil to grant me my wish of playing together with julius zimmer. if it works: be prepared 🙂

gig: julius blank @ cocktailhouse

on short notice: tonight i’ll be playing at the cocktailhouse, so everyone who’s up for a nice warming drink and who wants to escape rain and oktoberfest is invited to join me statrting at 21:00 o’clock

come over to the cocktailhouse today (05.10.2013) starting at 21:00 for a good round of sounds and drinks!

and as a little appetizer here’s my latest recording from the cocktailhouse:

personal note
i’m still hoping to do a 100bpm set with julius zimmer tonigth, so let’s hope he’ll get the opportunity to replace his shaker with his controller 😉

gig: julius blank @ cocktailhouse with special guest jan thelen

this weekend we’ll see a premiere: julius blank & jan thelen on the decks! the framing’s well known, the content is new 🙂

join us at the cocktailhouse on the 07.09.2013 starting at 21:00 for a good round of vinyls and drinks!

personal note
i’m really looking forward to playing with jan, as i suspect his collection to be quite a good one!


gig: julius blank @ cocktailhouse with special guest matthias kick

months have passed since i last came to see matthias, not to mention play a gig with him!
our first gig was back in the days at the beloved kreuz16 (r.i.p.).

but an old flame never dies, so the best thing we could think of for finally meeting each other again was – of course: play a gig! and as it was matthias’ birthday three days ago, we got one more great thing to celebrate! in other words: don’t miss this one!

join us at the cocktailhouse on the 30.08.2013 starting at 21:00 for good vibes, tasty drinks and – of course – all the four-to-the-floor you like!

personal note
check out matthias’ stuff on soundcloud, this guy’s got some prime stuff in there!

discussion: ios7

oh and i can tell you what i dont like about ios7:
home screen. fling down and hold. find a keyboard. move finger up slowly. move it down again. slowly. repeat until bored.

and that’s what i don’t like. see, the keyboard ‘pops’ in. it’s not apple. it doesn’t stop when you do.

it’s out of control

personal note
it doesn’t actually bother me the way it is.
i’m just not used to it

gig: grenzfrequenz @ storchenburg

the weather forecast for tomorrow predicts a beautiful and sunny day with around 24° celsius, which i’d say is the perfect setting for a great day at the storchenburg to celebrate our dear friend gustavos birthday!
The guys of grenzfrequenz have setup a lovely open air starting at 15:00 in the afternoon, which is also the beginning of my playtime there.
the entry fee will be a moderate 5 Euros before 18:00 o’clock, so be there in time!

i’ll be using my favourite traktor setup tomorrow, consisting of my allen&heath x:one k2 for controls and my allen&heath x:one 2d as a soundcard with additional controls.
i probably won’t make it in time to integrate my ipad in the setup again, as i didn’t find enough time to complete the basic mapping so far… someday 😉

here’s the link to the event on facebook: grenzFrequenz pres. roberto calzetta & twin soul @ storchenburg & guschtl`s birthday

DJ set: Cocktailhouse 08/2013

To be honest: I’m kinda happy, that I couldn’t bring my vinyls to this session (too much sand on open airs close to the mediterranean sea – how do others do that?), as it got me a good opportunity to finally perform a pure Traktor set again. I probably had a strange start as a DJ for I started as a pure laptop DJ and added vinyls quite a bit later on. Still I can’t help it, controllers feel nice and natural to me 🙂

The set was recorded with my good friend Felix Ferior who performs with me in the DJ duo Feilx & Weiß.

My hardware consisted of my MacBook Pro, the lovely Allen&Heath X:one K2 and a Allen&Heath X:one 2D which served as a soundcard so we could use the more natural feel of the mixer instead of mixing in software. Also in this way we could use three decks in Traktor.

So, here it is:

Viva Mallorca

What a weekend!

I’m not exaggerating wen I say that this open air in Mallorca was the greatest spot I ever played at (images below)!
Imagine the Mallorcinian countryside around an old unobtrusive bunker, along with a phantastic view over the mediterrenean sea (sunset!) from up high in the booth and a crowd that couldn’t get enough until we had to shut down at 6 am (afterwards: beach, then afterhour – thanks, Victor).

From a technical standpoint I definitely learned something: vinylos y openair = loco. What I mean is: don’t bring your precious vinyls to an openair close to the seaside, as you will end up spending your next day with a can of pressurized air cleaning them. Finally I found an excuse to leave the heavy things at home 😉
Next time I’ll bring my MacBook, my controller and a toothbrush!

After all last weekend I witnessed an incredible party and found a lot of lovely new friends, which is – by my definition – the best thing there is for a party weekend!

Stay tuned for a followup afterhour set which I’ll contribute here as a little “thank you all so very much”!