Saturday, December 31, 2016

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(Agogo Records, Germany)  
DJ Pun & Rainer 
Saturday February 11th / Doors 9pm / Show 10pm
Kaschemme Basel, Lehenmattstr. 353 Basel, Switzerland

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Friday December 30th
DJ Pun & Rainer... raw, dusty & crackling - Soul, Funk, Island & African plates all night long...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

October 8th KONZEPTLOS @ Kaschemme presents:

(Now Again Records, USA/GER) 

with special guest 
(Poets Of Rhythm / Now Again Records)
DJ Pun & Rainer 
 reduced tickets available until september 10th @ Elch Records Basel

Karl Hector & The Malcouns was the first band playing at Kaschemme Basel back in 2014.
It was a blast, we're happy they're coming back soon...
"Bring It On Down" is taken from the Karl Hector & The Malcouns album "Unstraight Ahead" (Now-Again)

Sunday, May 29, 2016


Ernesto Chahoud (Beirut Groove Collective)
JJ Whitefield (Poets Of Rhythm / Karl Hector)


"Beyond Addis Vol.2" Release Tour

This time Akiwawa & Konzeptlos join their forces to present this duo!
Expect a night full of raw & deep Ethio JazzFunk, Afrobeat, Funk & Soul.

JJ Whitefield ist Gitarrist und Mastermind der Bands Poets Of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers und Karl Hector & The Malcouns. Er veröffentlicht mit Trikont Records den zweiten Teil der „Beyond Addis“ Serie. Wieder hat er Tracks von aktuellen Bands aus allen Ecken der Welt zusammengesucht, deren Sound von der Äthiopischen Musikszene des „Swinging Addis“ der 70er Jahre inspiriert wurde, wie etwa von der Legende Mulatu Astatke.

Für die „Beyond Addis Vol. 2“ Release Tour durch Europa hat er den Beiruter Plattensammler und DJ Ernesto Chahoud aka DJ Spindle eingeladen. Ernesto Chahoud besitzt eine riesige Sammlung an im Libanon veröffentlichten Platten der 60/70er Jahre, aus der Zeit vor dem Bürgerkrieg als viel experimentiert wurde und die Musikszene florierte. In den letzten Jahren reiste er ausserdem mehrmals nach Äthiopien und kam mit Unmengen an Wahnsinnsplatten zurück. Im ehemaligen Schuhladen seines Grossvaters in Beirut hat Ernesto den Plattenladen „Dasko Records“ eröffnet. Vor ein paar Jahren gründete er mit Freunden das Beirut Groove Collective, sie spielen nebst libanesischen und Ethio-Sounds auch Funk, Northern Soul und Mod… alles nur von Schallplatten. Seine Party Reihe in Beirut hat es in die globale Party Hit Liste der New York Times geschafft. Auf der Liste der Gast DJs finden sich Grössen wie DJ Format, Andy Smith oder Mr. Thing wieder. Die DJ Legende Keb Darge war bereits öfters zu Besuch und sorge für legendäre Tanznächte in Beirut.
Anstatt nach Beirut zu fliegen kann man heute Abend kurz in die Kaschemme fahren, denn dort spielen DJ Spindle und JJ Whitefield zusammen mit den DJs von Konzeptlos & Akiwawa. Raw Ethio-Funk, AfroBeat, Beirut Disco, Deep Funk, Soul, Breaks & Beats… Gratis!

Friday, March 18, 2016


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DJ Fredrik Lavik (Afro7 / Jazzagression) Finland
DJ Pun & Rainer

 AKIWAWA welcomes Fredrik Lavik from Helsinki to an exclusive Kaschemme-only DJ Set!

 Fredrik Lavik has been DJing all over Norway/Finland since many years and digging for records whenever he was traveling abroad. He started his first Label Jazzagression Records in the early 2000s, releasing lost Jazz recordings. In 2007 he was spending his holiday in Kenya with his wife. On the last day before flying back home, he stumbled across a ‘small’ pile of records, a lost stock collection of about 25’000 dusty Kenyan singles at a woman’s house just outside Mombasa. What a find! Guys, never underestimate a woman’s record collection. 3 Years later he acquired the whole lot for a healthy sum and got it shipped home. In 2013 after an intense time of cleaning and listening, he started his website Besides presenting the jewels of the musical scene of Kenya and Tanzania from the 70s and 80s, there’s a tons of background information to read while listening to the clips. The same year he collaborated with Miles from Soundway Records and released the incredible “Kenya Special” compilation, a collection of Kenyan rooted unheard sounds, hand-picked from the ‘small pile’ he got. Kenya Special Volume 2 on Soundway Records is in the works and planned to be released by the end of 2017.

Delivering the 'small pile':
Recently Fredrik started another Label named after his website [Afro7]. So far he released an utterly deep & raw collection of extremely rare Somali Sounds on a double album and a Kenyan disco twelve-inch by the Kiru Stars with extra long edits to suit any dancefloor. A series of 7inches is in the pipeline as well. All the 7 and 12inch singles are highly limited and beautifully packed in silk pressed outer covers… sneak preview: one side of a forthcoming Kenyan split 7inch release hails from the vaults of one of the Basel based Konzeptlos guys, watch out for it!

The re-discovered Kenyan Benga and Cavacha Sounds with influences of raw funk, soul and disco, have taken over global dancefloors by storm. The music begs to be played out loud. It was a logical consequence that dancefloor labels like Sofrito put their hands on them, like the head noddin’ Tropical Treats edit of the Rift Valley Brothers killer tune “Mu Africa”. Tonight at AKIWAWA these sounds are presented in their original, unedited and unfiltered way: raw, dusty & crackling! Be prepared for an ultimate Kenyan experience!  Fredrik Lavik will be playing some of his most loved East African treasures among others, together with DJ Pun & Rainer. Expect a night full of extra hissing, sizzling and dancefloor fiery Benga, Cavacha, Afro-Rock/Funk /Beat tunes with some Island tunes thrown in…   Old dusty plates only, sorry!

AKIWAWA… the bimonthly night run by DJ Pun & Rainer... raw, dusty & crackling - Soul, Funk, Island & African plates


Saturday, February 6, 2016


Flyer by
Buke One
DJ Pun & Rainer

AKIWAWA welcomes Buke One at Kaschemme Bar/Klub!  
It’s rare to catch him behind the decks, so take the chance and treat yourself with a night full of dusty & crackling deep funk, soul, breaks and some early 90s US/UK rap thrown in for a change…