Providing independent selections of quality artists and music

Electrifying music and artistic live performance infect us.

In 2018 Stars & Heroes contemplates. Considering the volatile, complex and ambiguous times we live in, we are in a phase of analysing, experimenting and actualising our actions. This is happening in diverse formats and with different partners and projects through our department Hyper Culture. e.g. in Education and Mentorships at NYU, BIMM, Musicpool, University of Paderborn; in the form of conceptions of new digital business ventures and co-curation of contemporary live programmes/ conferences, e.g. IASPM D-A-CH and through research projects in popmusic and media. We recently won a price with our upcoming Norient project @ Digital Brainstorming - Platform für digitale Kultur und Medienkunst.
We are expanding adventures beyond established western music scenes. Nevertheless we are still busy with the following activities, but through different channels. We will keep you in the loop in 2019.

Stars & Heroes and Hyper Culture support, consult and promote international artists, labels and performances. We strategise, curate and conceptualise festivals, discourse programs, music book-releases, documentaries and exhibitions with a profound attitude worldwide. We are specialized in electronic music in all facettes. We belief in longterm relations: Transdisciplinary integrated networks are the future. We feel our cultural responsibilty. Quality, substance and independence counts.

Media trust us for tasty and early pre-selection, serious recommendation and suggestions without marketing budgets for a free and autonomous discovery... and we hate spam.

 

Selection Stars 2004-2017

Apparat, Adam Sky, A Guy Called Gerald, Alter Ego, Audion, Bodycode, Dabrye, DJ Rush, Extrawelt, Housemeister, Luomo, Lusine, Matthew Herbert, Matthew Dear, Magda, Marc Houle, Minilogue, Nice Nice, Oval, Oliver Koletzki, Otto Von Schirach, Phon.o, Planning To Rock, Sid le Rock, Siriusmo, Telefon Tel Aviv, T.Raumschmiere, Whitest Boy Alive and many more...

Selection Heroes 2004-2017

Acker Records (DE), Asphodel (USA), Bar25 Label (DE), Boxer Rec (DE), Bpitch (DE), Chicks On Speed Rec.(DE), Circus Company (FR), Daly City Records (USA), Detroit Underground (USA), Dim  Mak (USA), Disko B (DE), Droid Behavior (USA), Echocord (DK), Exploited (DE), Festplatten (DE), Ghostly (USA), Hefty! (USA), Huume (FI), Karaoke Kalk (DE), Laboratory Instinct (JP), Lado/L'age D'or /Ladomat (DE), m-nus (USA/DE), Meteosound (DE), MG77 (DE/CH), Monika Enterprise (DE), Monkeytown (DE), Ongaku (DE), Playhouse (DE),  Plus8 (USA/DE), Shitkatapult (DE), Spectral Sound (USA), Staatsakt (DE), The Agriculture (USA), The Leaf Label (UK), Tigerbeat6/ Tigerbass (USA) and many more...

 

Selection Events/Tour 2014- 2018

Hexadome @ Gropius Bau, IASPM D-A-CH Conference, Power - Pop _ Positions, Heroines Of Sound Festival, Berlin - Africa Music Convention @Berlin Music Week - Perspectives Festival Berlin, Pentatones & MDR Sinfonieorchester @Sinwald Festival - Notic Nastic @Berlin Fashion Week, @Dandy Diaries & Facehunter - Berlin goes SXSW @SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA -  Musikbox, Club in a Box @Tempelhof Airport, Berlin -  Ghostly Pool Party, @Roof Top /Sonar Barcelona, Spain. -  Hard Wax XX Birthday @WMF, Berlin -  Ghostly Secret Birthday Dinner, Media – Sonar @Restaurant, Barcelona, Spain -  Apparat Rec Rel. “Walls” @Volksbühne, Berlin -  Planning To Rock Rec. Rel. “Have It All” @Volksbühne, Berlin -  Hefty Birthday – European Reception @Eastern Comfort Boat, Berlin and many more…

 

Memberships

 

since       2016               Member of the Executive Committee of the »International Association
                                       For The Studies of Popular Music«, (IASPM D-A-CH)

since       2013               »Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort« (VG Wort)

since       2012               Member of the advisory board »International Association
                                       For The Studies of Popular Music«, (IASPM D-A-CH)

since       2011                Arbeitsgruppe »Populärkultur und Medien«
                                       Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft
since       2010               »Arbeitskreis Studium Populärer Musik« (ASPM)

since       2009- 2012    Berlin Music Commission, »The Music Network Of Berlin«, (BMC)

since       2005              Deutscher Presse Verband, (dpv)