The music labels Karaoke Kalk, Monika Enterprise, and Shitkatapult are all turning 20 in 2017 and celebrate their cumulative 60th birthday with their own »Pop-Kultur« programme. But the »SKM60« birthday kids will be giving out the first present to themselves – and to you. As is the case with most presents-to-be-opened, however, we couldn't tell you earlier what's behind it all. Now, we can. We present two acts that now first appear on Karaoke Kalk together: Hauschka & Tolouse Low Trax.
About »SKM 60«
Even if your own memory might initially recall it otherwise, 1997 was a good year for pop music. After all, three labels were founded that still help to define the sound of contemporary pop: Shitkatapult, Karaoke Kalk, and Monika Enterprise. They released and still release albums by T.Raumschmiere and Apparat, Bill Wells and Hauschka, Barbara Morgenstern and Gudrun Gut. Put briefly, they specialise in visionary sounds, clever lyrics (when there are lyrics at all), and yes indeed – hits. All three labels survived the radical industry changes of the early 00s and remain relevant in both pop and electronic music. At »Pop-Kultur«, these Berlin indies celebrate twenty years of label work in a programme focus entitled »SKM60«. The focus consists of concerts, DJ sets, and talks.