March 5, 2014

Makala DJ Set | Museo Guggenheim | Forum D’Avignon Bilbao 2014

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FORUM D’AVIGNON. THE CITY AS CULTURAL ECOSYSTEM

5 to 8 March 2014 – Alhóndiga Bilbao

The city as cultural ecosystem. What is a cultural ecosystem made of? Public and private actors, institutions, spaces, practices, citizens, visitors… In our western ‘cultural ecosystems’, the divide between public and private spheres was one of the key issues for cultural action. With the passing of time, this dichotomy became an outdated concept as the two sectors started cooperating with one another. We want to use real experiences to assess the relationship between the two.

Bilbao is a cultural ecosystem with inspiring encounters and action for residents and visitors. Since the city’s urban and economic transformation, Bilbao has been linked with concepts such as excellence, economic activity, knowledge, art, technology, design and creativity.

Culture is a driving force for development and welfare; it fosters innovation and creativity, and can create icons that contribute to increase global competitiveness.

With this aim in mind, the 2014 Forum d’Avignon Bilbao is to explore the potential of cities as cultural ecosystems.

5 March, 2014 21:00 – 23:00
Reception in Guggenheim Bilbao Museum
Musical entertainment: DJ Makala

+ Info: http://forum-avignon-bilbao.com

February 27, 2014

Global Funk Parties | Marzo 2014

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GLOBAL FUNK PARTIES

2014/03/01 | 23:30
Global Funk presents:
MIGUEL ORIBE, ISHMAEL SUSTRAIVIBEZ & MAKALA DJs @ LE BUKOWSKI
Donostia-San Sebastián

2014/03/15 | 22:00
Global Funk presents:
DJ MAKALA @ KALOSTRAPE
Baiona-Iparralde

+ Info:
http://www.globalfunkers.com

February 10, 2014

Makala talks to “Around the World in 80 Tunes” show at Radio New Zealand National

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Around the World in 80 Tunes

International adventurers and DJs Nick Dwyer and Barnie Duncan shake up the preconceptions of “World Music” by investigating existing sub genres and young producers the globe over.

No longer the domain of bearded professors waxing lyrical about pygmy drums, the rhythms and melodies of distant lands are finding their way more regularly into our dance floors and pop charts.

From Mongolia to Zambia and various points in between, Nick and Barnie adopt the roles of modern day musical versions of Phileas Fogg and Lemuel Gulliver to take us Around the World in 80 Tunes.

Catalonia

When people think of the gypsy music of Spain, it is of course flamenco that springs to mind. But something different happened in the proud region of Catalonia that boasts the jewel of Barcelona as its capital. Their music took on a new flavour, brought from across the seas. Barnie Duncan explores the exciting hybrid of rumba catalana.

When people think of the gypsy music of Spain, it is of course flamenco that springs to mind. But something different happened in the proud region of Catalonia that boasts the jewel of Barcelona as its capital. Their music took on a new flavour, brought from across the seas. Barnie Duncan explores the exciting hybrid of rumba catalana.

Click here for listening:

Around the World in 80 Tunes – Catalan Rumba ( 25′ 33″ )

* For listening to Makala’s music productions & talking go to: 19′ 00″

More Info:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/80tunes/audio/2584314/around-the-world-in-80-tunes-catalan-rumba

February 1, 2014

Global Funk Parties | Febrero 2014

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GLOBAL FUNK PARTIES

2014/02/01 | 23:30
Global Funk presents:
MIGUELITO SUPERSTAR (BCN) & BUDIN DJs @ NICOLETTE
Iruñea-Pamplona

2014/02/07 | 21:30
Le Bukowski & Global Funk presents:
THE CHERRY BOPPERS (live), THE SWEET VANDALS (live) & MAKALA DJs @ LE BUKOWSKI
Donostia-San Sebastián

2014/02/08 | 22:30
Global Funk presents:
BUDIN & MAKALA DJs @ AKELARRE
Iruñea-Pamplona

+ Info:
http://www.globalfunkers.com

January 20, 2014

Elkano Browning Cream “Bohemia” (Makala Remix) included on “Copperdollar, The Back Of Beyond” Album Compilation

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OUT NOW!!!

Includes music from: Quantic, Renegades Of Jazz, The Colman Brothers, Al Lindrum, Omegaman, Solo Moderna, Palov, DJ Farrapo, Lemon, Kidboy, Frederik Bowling, Lucho Bermudez, Wara, Elkano Browning Cream, Benji Boko, Boy Com and more…
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After a lot of planning ‘Copperdollar, The Back Of Beyond’ is finally here…. It’s a fantastic 15 track digipack CD and download compilation album put together in collaboration with long-time friends Copperdollar, the award-winning performance company.

Copperdollar are known for their cutting-edge and mixed-media immersive theatre productions inspired by Mexico’s Day Of The Dead and we’ve watched them grow over the years to become a justly popular and surreal fixture at numerous UK music festivals. They rightly won the audience-voted Favourite Event at the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2012 and continue to attract a dedicated cult following from everyone lucky enough to have stumbled across their after-hours tent in the eponymous Back Of Beyond.

Difficult to describe, but impossible to forget.

The CD features some obscure but dance-ably infectious music from their live shows. It is compiled with care by their resident DJ, Marc Stylus. Much like the theatre company themselves, the music takes elements of traditional latin and hispanic music and places them firmly in a 21st century context. The overall effect is exotic but with a modern twist; The listener carried into a hypnotic world of transcendent beats, basslines and the irresistable vitality that, ironically, only a celebration of the afterlife could bring

DOWNLOAD available everywhere including:

iTunes :
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/copperdollar-back-beyond-compiled/id792769308?uo=4

Juno Download :
http://www.junodownload.com/products/copperdollar-the-back-of-beyond-compiled/2385231-02/

Physical CD International Mail-order :
http://www.kudosrecords.co.uk/release/ZESTCD058/Various_Artists_Copperdollar_The_Back_Of_Beyond.html

Amazon :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Copperdollar-Back-Beyond-Compiled-Stylus/dp/B00HR60H4E/

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ABOUT COPPERDOLLAR: Originally commissioned by Glastonbury Festival (after playing a key role in creating the notorious Lost Vagueness which is where our paths first crossed), Copperdollar have since performed at Brighton Fringe, The National Theatre, Bestival, Boomtown and many more. The release of this compilation marks a new milestone in the history of the Company and showcases the unique musical heritage at the heart of their performances.

PIX : http://www.flickr.com/photos/114274625@N05/with/11929433904/
WEB : http://www.copperdollar.co.uk

Catch them live at Glastonbury later this year, or experience a special album launch taster event with MOVIMIENTOS at London’s Passing Clouds on 21st February 2014.
https://www.facebook.com/events/228768087297540/

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+ Info:
http://www.freshlysqueezedmusic.com

January 16, 2014

Global Funk Parties | Enero 2014

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GLOBAL FUNK PARTIES

2014/01/18 | 23:30
Global Funk presents:
MAKALA & ISHMAËL SUSTRAIVIBEZ DJs @ JIMMY JAZZ
Vitoria-Gasteiz

2014/01/31 | 23:30
Global Funk presents:
MIGUELITO SUPERSTAR (BCN) & MAKALA DJs @ LE BUKOWSKI
Donostia-San Sebastián

2014/02/01 | 23:30
Global Funk presents:
MIGUELITO SUPERSTAR (BCN) & BUDIN DJs @ NICOLETTE
Iruñea-Pamplona

+ Info:
http://www.globalfunkers.com

December 29, 2013

Boom Shaka Laka Radio Show | Best of 2013 – Jazz, Rhythm’n’Blues, Soul, Funk & Disco

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2013/12/29 – 23:00
BOOM SHAKA LAKA | PODCAST & PLAYLIST
BEST OF 2013 – JAZZ, RHYTHM’N’BLUES, SOUL, FUNK & DISCO
Selected by DJ Makala

Entzuteko sakatu hemen / Click here to listen: 2013/12/29

01. Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
02. The Hi-Fly Orchestra feat. Karl Frierson – Get Ready
03. Frootful – Them Blues
04. Shaolin Temple Defenders – It’s So Easy
05. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Stranger to My Happiness
06. Charles Bradley feat. Menahan Street Band – Strictly Reserved For You
07. Lady – Get Ready (Ticklah Remix)
08. Omar – The Man
09. José James – Trouble
10. Peven Everett – Baby Mama With Sense
11. Alice Russell – For A While (Radio Edit)
12. Myron & E – Do It Do It Disco
13. Cool Million feat. Eugene Wilde – Back For More
14. Dusty – Mood Matters
15. Good Groove Orchestra – Wonderful Times

December 22, 2013

Boom Shaka Laka Radio Show | Best of 2013 – Global Beats

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2013/12/22 – 23:00
BOOM SHAKA LAKA | PODCAST & PLAYLIST
BEST OF 2013 – GLOBAL BEATS
Selected by DJ Makala

Entzuteko sakatu hemen / Click here to listen: 2013/12/22

01. Doctor Stereo – Jet 2 Panama
02. Quantic Y Anita Tijoux – Entre Rejas
03. Los Chinches – Señorita, Can You Tell?
04. Wara – Leave To Remain
05. Ondatrópica – Tiene Sabor, Tiene Sazón (Dj Izem Remix)
06. Nickodemus feat. Sammy Ayala – Baila a Tu Manera (Whiskey Barons Remix)
07. Los Chicos Altos feat. Palo Q’Sea – Chande (Club Edit)
08. Da Lata & Pedro Martins feat. Jandira Silva – Ronco Da Cuica
09. tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Angelique Kidjo + Akua Naru – Lady
10. Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra feat. Bosq – Only Now (Bosq Remix)
11. London Afrobeat Collective – Prime Minister (Captain Planet Remix)
12. Cheick Hamala Diabate – Prudence (Daytoner Mix)
13. Zongo Junction – The Van That Got Away (Seafloor Remix)

December 2, 2013

Ongi Etorri Orrua Diskak | Bienvenido Orrua Diskak | Welcome Orrua Diskak

COVER-ORRUA-DISKAK-270X2702013 urteko abenduan, Orrua Diskak izeneko zigilu independiente txikia sortu berri da. Hona hemen behean disketxearen lehen bi erreferentziak, era berean interneteko ohiko plataforman kantuak erosteko esteka batzuk.

En diciembre del 2013, surge una nueva pequeña discográfica independiente llamada Orrua Diskak. He aquí las dos primeras referencias del sello, así como algunos enlaces para comprar las canciones en las plataformas habituales de internet.

On December 2013, starts a new adventure for an small independent record label called Orrua Diskak. Here further info about the first two label references, both currently available through all major digital retailers.

http://www.orruadiskak.com/

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CAT Nº.: ORDK000
ARTIST: Makala
TITLE: Hondartzan
FORMAT: Album (Digital)
RELEASE DATE: 2nd of December 2013
GENRE: Reggae, Ska, Dub, Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Afro, Latin

8 urte igaro dira desagertutako Irungo Metak disketxeak plazaratu zuenetik, Mikel Unzurrunzaga “Makala” Zarauzko DJ eta musikariaren estudioko lehen lana, “Hondartzan” izeneko diska. Santander-eko A-Lone Muzik Studio-etan grabatua eta ekoiztua, Roberto Sánchez Reggae eta Dub maixu eta injenieriaren eskutik. Oraingoan “Hondartzan” berriz plazaratzen da, hori bai soilik formatu digitalean, Orrua Diskak zigiluaren eskutik.

8 años han pasado desde que la extinta discográfica con base en Irun Metak, publicase “Hondartzan, primer álbum de estudio del DJ y músico de Zarautz, Mikel Unzurrunzaga “Makala”. El disco fue grabado y producido en Santander, de la mano del experto en Reggae y Dub, el ingeniero de sonido Roberto Sánchez, en su A-Lone Muzik Studio. En esta ocasión “Hondartzan” se re-edita pero únicamente en formato digital, de la mano del sello Orrua Diskak.

Here is the re-edition of Makala’s first album “Hondartzan” (“At The Beach”) previously released in 2005 on disappeared Basque label Metak. Recorded & Produced 8 years ago, by Spanish Reggae & Dub master, Roberto Sanchez at his A-Lone Muzik Studio (Santander, Spain). This time, “Hondartzan” is out again but just in digital format, via Orrua Diskak.

Buy on Bandcamp – http://orruadiskak.bandcamp.com
Buy on iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/es
Buy on Amazon – http://www.amazon.es
Buy on Emusic – http://www.emusic.com
Buy on Google Play – http://play.google.com
Buy on Deezer – http://www.deezer.com

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CAT Nº.: ORDK001
ARTIST: Makala Jazz Funk Band
TITLE: Orrua
FORMAT: Single EP (Digital)
RELEASE DATE: 2nd of December 2013
GENRE: Jazz, Rhythm&Blues, Funk, Soul

Makala DJ, ekoizle eta musikaria bueltan dugu berriz bi egitasmo berriekin, batetik MJFB izeneko taldeekin eta bestetik Orrua Diskak izeneko zigiluekin. Oraingoan, Mikel “Makala” Unzurrunzaga Schmitz (Baxua), Antxon Sarasua (Teklatuak), Ander Ederra (Kitarra) eta Juan Otegi (Bateria) musikari bikainekin batera Makala Jazz Funk Band izeneko taldea osotu du. Taldearen errepertorioa, 50 ta 60 hamarkadako Jazz eta Rhythm’n’Blues estiloetik hasita 70 hamarkadako Groove Jazz Funk eta Disco Afro Soul estiloetara doa. Udaberrian, 4 abesti indartsu gehi “bonus track” bat osotzen duen “Orrua” izeneko EP bat grabatu dute. Abesti guziak, Zarauzko Antoine Renault Estudioetan grabaturikoak, Bilboko Euridia Studios-en nahasturikoak eta Stuttgart-eko Studio Schoenrock-en masterizatuak dira. Marrazkiak eta diseinu grafikoa Bartzelonako Txarly Brown-ek eginikoak dira.

El DJ, productor y músico vasco Makala regresa con nuevo proyecto musical llamado MJFB y nuevo sello discográfico llamado Orrua Diskak. En esta ocasión, Mikel “Makala” Unzurrunzaga Schmitz (Bajo) ha formado un grupo musical orgánico llamado Makala Jazz Funk Band, acompañado de algunos brillantes músicos locales como Antxon Sarasua (Teclados), Ander Ederra (Guitarra) y Juan Otegi (Bateria). El repertorio de la formación abarca sonidos que van del Jazz y Rhythm’n’Blues de los 50′s y 60′s a otros estilos como el Groove Jazz Funk y el Disco Afro Soul de los 70′s. Esta primavera, han grabado un EP titulado “Orrua”, que contiene cuatro explosivas canciones más un bonus track. Todas las canciones han sido grabadas en Antoine Renault Studio (Zarautz, País Vasco), mezcladas en Euridia Studios (Bilbao, País Vasco) y masterizadas en Studio Schoenrock (Stuttgart, Alemania). El diseño gráfico y las ilustraciones corren a cargo del diseñador Txarly Brown de Barcelona.

The Basque DJ, producer & musician is back! Makala strikes again with a new project called MJFB and a new label called Orrua Diskak. This time, Mikel “Makala” Unzurrunzaga Schmitz (Bass) has formed an organic group called Makala Jazz Funk Band, with some local brilliant musicians like Antxon Sarasua (Keyboards), Ander Ederra (Guitar) & Juan Otegi (Drums). The repertory goes from styles of Jazz & Rhythm’n’Blues of 50′s & 60′s to styles of Groove Jazz Funk & Disco Afro Soul of 70′s. This Spring, they’ve recorded an EP called “Orrua”, containing four explosive songs plus one bonus track. All tracks has been recorded at Antoine Renault Studio (Zarautz, Basque Country), mixed at Euridia Studios (Bilbao, Basque Country) and mastered at Studio Schoenrock (Stuttgart, Germany). Graphic design and illustrations are made by Txarly Brown from Barcelona.

Buy on Bandcamp – http://orruadiskak.bandcamp.com
Buy on iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/es
Buy on Amazon – http://www.amazon.es
Buy on Emusic – http://www.emusic.com
Buy on Google Play – http://play.google.com
Buy on Deezer – http://www.deezer.com

January 22, 2013

Makala part of “Liberty Of Art” Booking Agency roster

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WELCOME MAKALA!!!

We are very proud to announce that the musician, producer, remixer & DJ Mikel Unzurrunzaga Schmitz better known as Makala is a new part of the liberty of art family. We give MAKALA a very warm Welcome.

Makala has released several vinyls & records for labels such as Novophonic, Metak, Uptight International, Achiliboots & Lovemonk. Also has released some remixes & tracks for compilations in labels such as UrbanWorld (Denmark), Movimientos (UK), Agogo (Germany), Freshly Squeezed (UK), Rip Curl (Japan), High Note (Taiwan), Lola’s World (Germany), Wagram (France), …Makala has performed as discjockey in clubs & venues of Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Nederland, Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, USA,… and some festivals such as Sonar 2000 (Barcelona), Porto 2001 “European Capital of Culture” (Portugal), Popkomm 2002 (Köln), Dranouter Festival 2009 (Belgium), Paulusfeesten 2010 & 2012 (Oostende, Belgium), Jazzaldia (San Sebastián),…

+ Info:
http://www.libertyofart.de/

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