RotFront sucht ein neues Zuhause! Liebe Freunde des Emigrantski Raggamuffin Kollektivs, 2019, also quasi übermorgen, haben wir viel vor (mehr dazu in den kommenden Wochen). Aber! wir brauchen mehr Platz für unser Proberaum, unser Studio und Simon's Werkstatt....wir sind auf der Suche nach einem geeigneten und noch bezahlbaren Ort in (oder um) Berlin. 100-500 qm ebenerdig (mindestens teilweise), ein wenig Garten oder Freifläche. Eure Vorschläge sind willkommen!
25 years ago Pantera released “Walk”. Two years later Yuriy Gurzhy moved to Germany from Ukraine. In a couple of years Simon Wahorn from Hungary followed. 15 years ago they met in Berlin and got drunk for the first time. They discussed music they liked and found out they were into the same stuff, like, for example, Pantera. They formed a band, named it RotFront and one month ago finally played a Pantera cover. Find the video in the first comment to this post. Turn it loud, sing along and share it with your friends if you like it. (picture by Bócsi Krisztián )
Even weeks after the Berlin show for us it still feels like yesterday. The amount of love we received from you keeps us going. We hope you feel something similar. Thank you again! There's a link to a video of "No Sleep Till Berlin" in the first comment under this post. It captures at least some of the spirit of that night....and features our old pal DJ Craft - Berlin on the wheel of still....and Mad Milian dividing the crowd Moses-like... and some of you, too. Hope you'll enjoy it. And see you in April!
One can write a long essay about a pretty complicated puzzle of styles, people and influences RotFront has always been, or one can make it short and just say "This is the band both DJ Craft - Berlin and Daniel Kahn (of Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird fame) used to play. Craft will join the party tomorrow night.... how about you?
In RotFront's discography there've been three albums so far (and it's about to change!). But along the way, we recorded some songs that appeared only on compilations or even were not released. And there's also a number of remixes that have never been commercially released. Going through his archives, Yuriy Gurzhy put some of these rarities together into a mix that you might have missed. If you have, here's your chance!
Yuriy Gurzhy: A blast from the past! Spring 2010. There's a call from Budapest, an invitation to play a couple of songs on TV on the day of our show there. It's a perfect promotion of course, the problem though is the timing. We have to be at the studio at 6 in the morning, our first song is supposed to be performed at 6:45..... BUT! the night before that we have to play in Berlin.... .....so right after the Berlin gig we jump into the van and off we go, straight to Hungary. It's a miracle we make it on time. Another miracle, or maybe it's just a sign of how professional this band became at this point, is the fact that at the hungarian breakfast TV show for our early breakfast we have a bottle of palinka. Watch this video below, does anyone look drunk? Do we sound out of tune?... This was also the premiere of Gay, Gypsy & Jew (with just one verse and half a chorus), live on hungarian TV, and I must say it felt good. We were about to destroy our instruments in the end, but were too slow. We'll have to wait for the next time, I guess.
RotFront's US tour is over. Thanks to everyone at the JetЛАГ Festival who made it possible, thanks to all the fans who came to the shows, your support means a lot to us!! As you might have heard, Simon was rejected a visa and couldn't join the tour. In this critical situation we were saved by the magnificent Vanya Zhuk - thank you for that, Vanya! Watch this video from the New York's show at DROM last Saturday, this is our new song, TREBA, a chassidic nigun / ukrainian drinking song with a cumbia beat.... among many other new tunes, we'll be performing at our next show in Berlin's SO36 on September 7th! (video by Sasha Kogan)
The embassadors of the newropean sound will rock New York City tonight! The show's at 8, don't be late! https://www.facebook.com/events/1845725352393374/
"MY MATE SIMI AND ME, WE'VE BEEN HERE FOR A WHILE, CONQUERING THIS CITY INNA GASTARBEITER STYLE"... For the very first time RotFront is playing in the US. Unfortunately that's also the first time in the history of the Emigrantski Raggamuffin Kollektiv that Simon won't be sharing the stage with us, due to the visa issues. This makes us all very sad and will certainly affect the quality of our performance. #VisaFree