Ick mach
Welle!

Ick mach Welle is a music workshop project in Berlin. 

Ick mach Welle! (I make waves) is an initiative aimed at helping people with physical or intellectual disabilities to learn how to produce and perform music using software, synthesizers, and other machines.

Our workshop is managed by professional musicians and specialist teachers. Our ultimate aim is to bring our participants to the stage and to promote equality and inclusion for our artists- not just in the context of our workshops but also in the clubs! The project is run by the Berlin-based music label Killekill and Lebenshilfe Berlin gGmbH, Germany’s biggest non-profit organisation helping families with disabled members.

Read about Ick mach Welle! in the press: TAZ or MIXMAG

We make waves!

Watch the documentary film "Ick mach Welle! - The first year!"

Artists

Schrunzel & der blaue Schmetterling
Bläck Dävil
Bläck Dävil & M-F-X
Ick mach Welle!-Band
DJ Uwe Locati

Artist

Schrunzel & der blaue Schmetterling

Schrunzel & Der Blaue Schmetterling is a musical collaboration between the artist Schrunzel and his girlfriend Sabrina Böckl, aka The Blue Butterfly, which combines their individual preferences for experimental electronics on the one hand and folk songs on the other. Schrunzel is an artist who has been producing electronic music since 2017, with four albums and 88 tracks under his belt, mostly lo-fi electronics crafted with great determination and skills primarily in self-taught isolation. For this new experiment, Der Blaue Schmetterling uses her vocal talents through song or spoken word and plays melodies on the synthesizer and piano. Afterwards, Schrunzel heavily processes the resulting material - almost exclusively and deliberately using freeware programs for purposes other than they were intended - into samples that serve as the starting material for his eccentric compositions. What ultimately emerges is strikingly unique 8-bit-like music, which naturally distances itself from BPM numbers and other genre conventions.

Live Show for Krake Festival 2020

Schrunzel & der blaue Schmetterling

Interview for Krake Festival 2020

Schrunzel & der blaue Schmetterling

Artist

DJ Uwe Locati

Uwe Locati is a rare and exceptional talent. When he got hold of a synthesizer for the first time about 3 years ago, the people around him held their breath as he demonstrated an unbelievable feeling for harmonies, immediately developing a groove. As an experienced club-goer, he has a passion for the rave and an instinct for the building of tension, the escalation of the music and everything else that makes a good night. His move towards becoming a DJ was therefore a natural progression, as the skills that he has exhibited during his first appearances have made abundantly clear. With his ability to select the right track at the right time, combined with tight mixing skills and the awesome charisma of a dancing cannon behind the decks, this man is destined to go a long way.

DJ Uwe Locati at HÖR.berlin

Artist

Bläck Dävil
& MFX

Werner aka Bläck Dävil is headstrong, independent-minded, and special kind of guy that you won’t easily forget, either as a person or as an artist. His motto could be: to turn shit to gold. Turning broken computers into working ones or discarded turntables into euros. Somehow, Werner keeps going, never standing still, making business deals with half the city to collect everything that he needs to make music.
At the Love Parade in 1998, at the age of 14, somewhere between Siegessäule- the Victory Column and Tiergarten, between "Over the Rainbow", "Computer Stadt" and "How Much Is The Fish", he discovered his love for buzzing bass and fast beats. Ever since then he has been scouring the record shops of Berlin for samples that he can cut-up, manipulate, and destroy. Faster, harder, louder, he samples all genres, be it Folk, Hard Tech, Gabber, Hip-Hop, Metal, Punk, or Rap, to create his own eclectic yet incredibly danceable amalgam of sound: Bravely experimental, highly individual and colourfully put together, somehow Werner makes it all sound like the best party you have ever been to.

Since 2018 Werner has been part of the Ick mach Welle project and has begun performing live on stage. Anyone who has seen and heard Bläck Dävil live knows the unique energy he brings to the dance floor, be it behind a drum machine, a synthesizer or on the microphone. Bläck Dävil is the dervish who makes you laugh and dance.

After his collaboration with the experimental musician MFX in 2020, he went on to collaborate with DJ Normal 4 in 2021 as part of the Warning Showcase at PopKultur Festival, with his first releases coming soon in the very near future.

Bläck Dävil & MFX Live at Krake Festival 2020

Artist

Ich mach Welle! Band

The Ick mach Welle! -Band is an inclusive project featuring Werner Soyeaux alias Bläck Dävil, Uwe Locati, Jens, André Schöne and Dave Senan. With a large hardware setup, consisting of numerous drum machines, groove boxes, synthesizers and a microphone, they live jam on stage creating something that you could maybe call experimental techno: danceable, but certainly not predictable ,and containing a big element of fun and theatre! Their track "Lasst uns feiern" featuring Bläck Dävil on the microphone was released in 2020 on the Krake Festival 10 Year Anniversary Compilation and received widespread praise and plaudits.

„Lasst uns feiern!“  — Krake Festival Compilation

Ick Mach Welle!-Band Live in Stuttgart

Schrunzel und der blaue Schmetterling
DJ Uwe Locati
Bläck Dävil
Portrait von DJ Uwe Locati, Ick mach Welle
Ick mach Welle!-Band
Ick mach Welle!-Band
Ick mach Welle!-Band
Schrunzel und der blaue Schmetterling
Ick mach Welle!-Band
Dj Bläck Dävil © Denise Nietze
Schrunzel
Der blaue Schmetterling am Klavier
Schrunzel
Ick mach Welle! live beim Krake Festival
Ick mach Welle!-Band
Dj Bläck Dävil
Ick mach Welle!-Band
Ick mach Welle!-Band
DJ Uwe Locati
Ick mach Welle!-Band live beim Krake Festival

Ick mach Welle! is a collaboration between Killekill UG and Lebenshilfe Berlin gGmbH.

Contact & Credits



Killekill UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Gubener Str. 36
10243 Berlin
Website: www.killekill.com
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Lebenshilfe gGmbH
FED-Familienentlastende Dienste
Dohnagestell 10
13351 Berlin
Website: www.lebenshilfe-berlin.de
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