Fresh New Talent Starring At Basement Bash Vol.XI – Hip Hop Edition

by | indieBerlin

Basement Bash has proven itself to be one of Berlin’s best spots to discover new talent and this month they’re branching into Hip Hop. Along with headliners Dope est Dope and Stepmom, they’ve picked the brightest up and comers on the scene to join the party.

Bitte Please

Describing himself as “Just a man in a mask with a time machine” Bitte Please transcends genres with his mesmerizing beats, loops and samples, reminding us of French artists Wax Tailor.

indieBerlin: Tell us a little bit about your musical background

Bitte: Honestly if my time machine was working, I would have just straight up gone back in time and started learning when I was younger. I started learning music production when I was like… 23? I have no musical background, so it’s been an uphill challenge the whole way. But it’s totally doable, especially in the technology age we live in. I firmly believe there are no age limitations on getting into music production. Fuck, if you’re some 70 year old grandpa making sick Future Bass then i’d be the first at your show.

indieBerlin: Where do you get your inspiration from?

Bitte: The kinds of music that inspire me are the ones that make me feel strong emotions, like the Pokemon theme song, or Sail Away by Enya. I’m a sucker for pop music from the 90s, especially bands like Veritcal Horizon and Eagle Eye Cherry. I’ve always looked up to artists like Daft Punk, JUSTICE, and Burial and love how they convey strong emotions through their sound.

indieBerlin: With whom would you never share the stage with?

Bitte: Probably Daft Punk, because i’d forget I had to play and would probably be in the audience watching them being like, “OH SHIT, IT’S MY SOLO oh shit oh shit oh shit”



Having been on indieBerlin’s radar since his debut release in January, Tennessee native Makenzie will wow anyone witnessing his powerful on-stage presence and honest flow.

indieBerlin: Tell us a little bit about your musical background.

Makenzie: All ears. And studying every song, album and artist that I love and respect.

indieBerlin: Where do you get your inspiration from?

Makenzie: Before it was other artist… but now I just look at my life, family and friends. I’ve got it pretty good. Plus, I always think of the things I want and the things I don’t want for myself, and then I use desire and fear as my extra push.

indieBerlin: How do you feel about covering a song?

Makenzie: Not so into covers unless you mean using someone’s beat and making your own song on it, that I could be into.

indieBerlin: How do you think the audience in Berlin is different to the audience in America?

Makenzie: The desire for something new.

indieBerlin: Do you prefer to play big festival stages or smaller club gigs?

Makenzie: Where I’m from we have a saying “go big or go home” and that will always be a life motto for me. I want to play at the biggest concerts and the best festivals and stages. But you can’t get there without doing and, more importantly, enjoying the smaller things.


Spanish rapper and tastemaker Palo G. will be keeping the party going after the show with her eclectic hip hop and r&b DJ set.

indieBerlin: Tell us something about yourself that you always wanted to say but no one has ever asked you yet.

Palo G: I live my life dreaming of the past, even though I wouldn’t have been accepted as I am back then. I do not find myself in nowadays world, and it’s hard and very stressing to go shopping in this modern society.

indieBerlin: If you had to describe your music to a deaf person, what would you say?

Palo G: Just read the lyrics, you will feel the music then.

indieBerlin: Tell us a secret about yourself.

Palo G: I don’t rehearse

indieBerlin: Where do you get your inspiration from?

Palo G: A lot comes from photography, but especially I find inspiration in both historical and present dilemmas.

indieBerlin: What was your biggest stage fuck-up?

Palo G: What? I always fuck up.

indieBerlin: What was the nicest compliment you once got?

Palo G: My teacher once told me that I was too cynical. I took it as a compliment.

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