In 2008 I was sent by the now-defunct BPM magazine to Berlin and Vienna to document the emerging Future Bass movement percolating from the dank basements of those Teutonic capitals. While Modeselektor proved to be the most successful of all the acts from that scene, many were making amazing music — including Jahcoozi, The Tape, Chris Deluca vs […]


5 May
The Berlin-via-Brooklyn-via-Barcelona emcee returns with more missives from outer space

Last time we talked to RQM was last August when he dropped his Barely Legal EP, and now he’s returned with his latest missives from the edge of the galaxy. Few mc’s take their craft as seriously as Berlin-via-Brooklyn-via-Barcelona rapper RQM, and his latest EP, Colors Fade, is testament to that lyrical commitment. Featuring productions […]


3 Aug
The Barcelona-via-Berlin-via-Brooklyn liquid-tipped MC is back

A couple summers ago the Madman was in Berlin covering an upcoming music scene — a truly bad ass group of producers and artists including Shir Khan, Jahcoozi, The Tape, Al Haca, Chris DeLuca vs. Phon.o (CLP), and of course Modeselektor, who we’re clearly in love with on LIAS. Separately, and at times together, these […]


RQM, the liquid-tipped Brooklyn-via-Berlin MC (currently residing in Barcelona) has released his newest EP, Miss Pacman, on Shir Khan’s Exploited label. If you’re a fan of Berlin’s Future Bass sound (a la Jahcoozi, Stereotyp, The Tape, Al-Haca, Modeselektor, Chris Deluca vs Phon.o, etc), then you’ve heard RQM on numerous tracks. If you’re not, then peep […]

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