Riders Connection

Live Act Reggae Pop Funk Soul
Riders Connection - Reggae Pop Funk Soul Live Act in Berlin

Riders Connection Short Info

Supporting the release of their debut album, Colour Me, Riders Connection, are out and about performing across Europe and the Uk in October and November and then making their way down to South Africa to perform throughout December in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and the Garden Route.

Riders Connection, have created a debut album that advances on the sound that they are known for, their unique blend of reggae, soul and folky blues, and the inventive arrangement of funky beats created by the ingenious talent of member Mortiz, who produces all the drum sounds with his mouth. The floor-filling beats with groovy baselines from bassist, Alexsej form the core rhythm section throughout the album. Singer & guitarist Philipp, adds an authentic expression of passion through his dynamic and captivating vocals which showcases his command of melody and ablity to imitate the sound of a trumpet, which can easily be mistaken for the real instrument itself. Riders Connection have incorporated their love for Reggae, Hip-Hop and electronic music, producing 10-tracks of flawless, original music, forming a fun and uptempo album that has the subtle touch of summer hip swaying grooves.

Colour is the theme for the album, using different colours to express emotion and a symbol of freedom. Colour Me, shows off the 2 sides of the band, a soft emotional side that is more serious and emotional, and a playful summer side that is more easy going and positive, this is a representation of different colours and how they can be connected to different styles of music and what influences the band.

Watching Riders Connection perform live is a show stopper to say the least, with a subtle injection of humour, and sing along-able choruses, boosted with sweat and an unified experience, you can be sure to leave after their concert smiling, still singing-along to their songs and wanting to continue dancing the night away.

CAREER Highlights:

2015 // Live Performance on Abendschau / Bayerische Rundfunk
2015 // Funkhaus Europa Odyseaus Tour 2015 with Bukahara
2015 // Support for Jeremy Loops (ZA), Badeschiff, Berlin
2015 // Kite Surf World Cup, St. Peter Ording
2015 // The EXPO, Milan
2015 // Wildermoehre Festival
2015 // Goldgelb Festival
2015 // Co Headline show with Will and The People (UK), Dynamo, Zurich
2015 // The EXPO, Milan - 2 shows
2015 // 30 date tour through South Africa with Sons of Settlers
2014 // Radio Eins Parkfest in Berlin
2014 // Studio Hamburg Kurzfilmpreiz – Hamburg
2014 // Studio Hamburg’s NACHWUCHS PREIS – Riders Connection performed as main act for the Studio Hamburg Film awards.
2013 // St Pauli Stadium – Hamburg Millerntor Gallery
2013 // Greenville Festival – main stage alongside world-renowned acts such as Gentleman, Wu Tang Clan and Alex Clare.
2013 // Headliner at Schlauerbauer Festival – Wetzikon
2011 // 2012 - Pret-a-diner // invited to perform at an award-winning pop-up concept in Berlin and London. Pret a Diner was later voted gastronomic concept of the year. Riders Connection were appointed as resident artist of Pret a Diner.

PRESS and MEDIA
- Several Live performance on Radio Eins – Berlin
- Play listed on Radio Eins – Berlin
- Play List on Funkhaus Europa
- Live Performance on Abendschau / Bayerische Rundfunk
- Several Live performances on Radio Alex – Berlin
- Lausch Rausch Live Radio Show on Flux Fm
- Interview and Performance on MDR
- Several Interviews and performances on Radio 3FACH – Luzern
- Interview and play listed on Radio Kanal K - Aarau/Zofingen
- Front page article in the Ostsee Zeitung
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German Press Text

Mit seiner hochkonzentrierten Dosis Sommerlaune lässt „Colour Me“ sofort die Sonne aus den Lautsprechern scheinen. Mit einer Mischung aus frischem Off-Beat Reggae, garniert mit einer Brise Folk und Blues sowie entspannten Beatboxing-Beats, setzt der Song unmittelbar ein Gefühl wohligen Behagens frei. Kredenzt wird uns die namensgebende Single des Debütalbums vom Berliner Trio „Riders Connection“. Die „Farbe“ wird hierbei als Ausdruck von Emotionen verwendet und steht außerdem als Symbol für Freiheit. Konkret beschreibt der Titel einen Prozess, bei dem wir durch erfolgreiche Verarbeitung von Trennungen und Verlusten, anschließend gestärkt und auf gewisse Weise als neue Menschen daraus hervorgehen können. Stilistisch spielt die junge Combo mit und überschreitet zugleich auf unnachahmlich charmant-lässige Weise Genregrenzen. In ihren Titeln vereinigt sie einen einzigartige Genre-Mix, in dem sich ihre ganz eigene musikalische Handschrift offenbart. In ihrer Welt geht es um das liebevolle Sich-Verbinden. Und genau das machen die Berliner seit 2011 mit ihrer Musik und ihren Auftritten. Unermüdlich. Jeden Tag immer wieder aufs Neue – und mit Sonne im Herzen.

Supporting the release of their debut album, Colour Me, Riders Connection, are out and about performing across Europe and the Uk in October and November and then making their way down to South Africa to perform throughout December in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and the Garden Route.

Riders Connection, have created a debut album that advances on the sound that they are known for, their unique blend of reggae, soul and folky blues, and the inventive arrangement of funky beats created by the ingenious talent of member Mortiz, who produces all the drum sounds with his mouth. The floor-filling beats with groovy baselines from bassist, A...

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Past Gigs Riders Connection

  • 10 | 2015 SO36 -Berlin Colour Me Record Release Concert
  • 09 | 2015 Luzern
  • 09 | 2015 Luzern Madeleine
  • 09 | 2015 Dynamo, Zurich Album release with Will and the People (Uk) and Bukahara (De)
  • 08 | 2015 Frankfurt am Main Sommerwerft Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Stuttgart Goldgelb Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Wilde Moehre Festival Wilde Moehre Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Freilichtbühne Bochum - Wattenscheid Funkhaus Europa Odysseus Tour 2015 with Bukahara
  • 07 | 2015 Stadtgarten - Recklinghausen Funkhaus Europa Odysseus Tour 2015 with Bukahara
  • 07 | 2015 St. Peter Ording Kite Surf World Cup
  • 07 | 2015 Ringlokschuppen - Mülheim Funkhaus Europa Odysseus Tour 2015 with Bukahara
  • 07 | 2015 Konzertmuschel im Volkspark ,Hagen Funkhaus Europa Odysseus Tour 2015 with Bukahara
  • 05 | 2015 Duisburg Tempel Folkfestival
  • 05 | 2015 Munich Abendschau / Bayerischer Rundfunk
  • 05 | 2015 Munich Cord Club
  • 02 | 2015 Stadtgarten, Cologne Support for Bukahara
  • 01 | 2015 Stellenbosch Jool Party
  • 01 | 2015 Wilderness Cocomo Restaurant
  • 01 | 2015 Jeffreys Bay Island Vibe Backpackers
  • 01 | 2015 Port Elizabeth Music Kitchen
  • 12 | 2014 Natures Valley New Years
  • 12 | 2014 Wilderness Fairy Knowe Backpackers
  • 12 | 2014 Wilderness Sunset Sessions at the Heights
  • 12 | 2014 Mosselbay Mosselbay Backpackers
  • 12 | 2014 Knysna Mitchells Brewery Festival
  • 12 | 2014 Stanford Birkenhead Brewery
  • 12 | 2014 De Hoop De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • 12 | 2014 Hangkilp Hangklip Hotel
  • 12 | 2014 Wilderbraam Berry Farm Swellendam
  • 12 | 2014 Botrivier Botrivier Hotel
  • 12 | 2014 Stellenbosch Route 44 market
  • 12 | 2014 Constantia The Nek
  • 12 | 2014 Cape Town Aces & Spades
  • 12 | 2014 Noordhoek Cafe Roux
  • 12 | 2014 Stellenbosch Bohemia
  • 12 | 2014 Table View Rock for Unity
  • 12 | 2014 Cape Town Jackal & Hyde
  • 12 | 2014 Cape Town Waiting Room
  • 11 | 2014 Hamburg Ramba Zamba Festival
  • 11 | 2014 Hamburg Studio Hamburg Kurzfilmpreiz
  • 10 | 2014 Bern Musig Bistrot
  • 10 | 2014 Stall 6, Zurich Riders Connection live
  • 09 | 2014 Maag Halle, Zurich Den Tag der Banane
  • 09 | 2014 Maag Halle, Zurich Tag Der Banana
  • 09 | 2014 Luzern Glueklich Festival
  • 09 | 2014 Berlin Neue Heimat
  • 08 | 2014 Poland Ploetzlig am Meer
  • 08 | 2014 Potsdam Ohne Sorgen Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Privat Club, Berlin Acousoul Showcase
  • 08 | 2014 Altendorf Altendorf festival
  • 07 | 2014 Rummelsbuch, Berlin Rummelsbuch
  • 07 | 2014 Klempenow Transit Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Gauting Kultur Spektakel
  • 07 | 2014 Gauting Kultur Spektakel
  • 06 | 2014 Zurich Open air Wollishofen
  • 05 | 2014 Tausend Bar, Berlin Live at Tausend bar
  • 05 | 2014 Hamburg Studio Hamburg - Nachwuchs Preis
  • 01 | 2014 Privat Club, Berlin Natural Sound System - Ep Release Show
  • 09 | 2013 London Pret a Diner
  • 08 | 2013 Sisyphos, Berlin Sisyphos
  • 08 | 2013 Wetzikon Schlauer Bauer
  • 07 | 2013 Katerholzig, Berlin Katerholzig
  • 07 | 2013 Paar am Gielen Greenville Festival
  • 05 | 2013 SO36, Berlin Live Drop, Viva Con Agua
  • 05 | 2013 Prince Charles, Berlin Haitian Heroes Charity Event
  • 03 | 2013 Badehaus, Berlin Crowd-funding
  • 01 | 2013 Berlin Pret a Diner
  • 05 | 2012 Lido, Berlin Riders Connection live

Discography Riders Connection

  • 2015 Colour Me Album | Hey!Blau
  • 2014 Natural Sound System EP | Hey!Blau

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Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Alexsej Bass
  • Philipp Ressel Vocals, Guitar
  • Moritz Beatbox