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PopXport – The German Music Magazine

June 24, 2016

A meeting of reggae giants: Gentleman and Ky-Mani Marley team up. Hamburg indie singer Dirk Darmstaedter on tour. And Alice Phoebe Lou – a South African in Berlin. Plus videos from Doro, Alle Farben and OFF.

01.2012 DW PopXport

In this edition:

DW popxport PXP Gentleman
Image: Pascal Bünning

Reggae Stars: Gentleman and Ky-Mani Marley

Tilmann Otto, aka Gentleman, is Germany’s best-known reggae singer. Recently he met up with Ky-Mani Marley, son of Bob Marley. Their collaboration resulted in “Conversations”, an album recorded in Miami and Cologne.

PopXport - Dirk Darmstaedter
Image: M. Wustmann

Indie singer Dirk Darmstaedter on tour

Dirk Darmstaedter’s first hit was “Brand New Toy”, released with the band The Jeremy Days in 1989. Today the Hamburg artist has a successful solo career. He’s now touring with his thirteenth album, “Beautiful Criminals”.

Alice Phoebe Lou live
Image: M. Castañeda

Street musician Alice Phoebe Lou

Alice Phoebe Lou can fill an entire stadium with her sound, but she’d rather to perform on the sidewalks of Berlin. We meet up with the South African artist to find out why she prefers the street to the studio.

Alle Farben - Berliner DJ und Produzent Frans Zimmer
Image: P. Ripke

HIT: Alle Farben feat. Younotus – Please Tell Rosie

Berlin DJ and producer Frans Zimmer aka Alle Farben is just out with his second album, “Music Is My Best Friend”. The second single release, “Please Tell Rosie”, just landed on the German Top Ten.

PopXport - Doro
Image: R. Knuth

TIP: Doro Feat. Lordi – Bad Blood

Two years ago, Doro celebrated three decades of on stage with a world tour. Now the German metal queen has released an accompanying live concert DVD, “Strong and Proud”. It includes her 1993 hit, “Bad Blood”, featuring Finnish monster-rocker Lordi.

Die Frankfurter Gruppe OFF (Organisation For Fun)
Image: NN/ZYX Records

CLASSIC: OFF – Electrica Salsa (1986)

Electrica Salsa was a milestone for electronic dance music from Germany. And for producers Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti it was the start of a successful pop career. Their Eurodance project Snap! landed many international hits and OFF frontman Sven Väth went on to an international DJ career.