What do you say to an ape who calls you on the phone? Who-rang-utang?
What did the banana say to the orangutan? Nothing, bananas don't talk!
Der gelernte Tontechniker Christian Komm pendelte drei Jahre lang von Berlin nach Amsterdam und zurück, um seine Freundin zu besuchen. Auf eine der Fahrten kam ihm die Idee zu dem Mini-DJ-Mischpult Pokketmixer, für das er in diesem Jahr die Auszeichnung "Kultur- und Kreativpilot Deutschland 2013" erhielt.
Seine Fahrten zur niederländischen Freundin inserierte Christian auf Mitfahrgelegenheit.de. Ende 2009 wären sich seine Mitfahrer uneins darüber gewesen, wer seinen MP3-Player in das Autoradio stecken dürfe, erinnert sich der Gründer. Nach der Fahrt setzte sich der Tüftler daran, einen mobilen DJ-Mixer zu entwickeln, der einfach bedienbar ist und vor allem ohne Strom auskommt - Ideal für Mitfahrgelegenheiten!
Berlin is a city that has historically never been able to see grey. Poor - but sexy, half ruin - half ruby, part party - part protest. Its entire identity seems to rely on its own clash of ideas.
Owning a timeline of countless sudden environmental changes, it is only normal that this city can be full of contradictory thoughts. Every generation has a different Berlin story to tell, based on any of the numerous political and social factors which may have shaped it at the time.
POKKET PARTY @VÖGELCHEN BAR
WEDNESDAY 27/11/13 starting 8pm
The Union Jack and US Flag Design Edition of Pokketmixer promotes two timeless design classics. Furthermore, it issues the most controversial question among music lovers: What do you prefer the Beatles or the Rolling Stones? It is about tea or coffee? Fish n Chip or Cheeseburger? Either you may choose the vintage Union Jack or the US Flag. Both come in the bright metallic colors of red, white and blue. The equalizer rotary buttons shine bright in gold just like the golden records both bands were awarded with. Either way, if you are still undecided, you might simply mix the Beatles and Rolling stones with a Pokketmixer and get the best of two worlds in your remix!
Before you snatch your keys and sprint to your nearest adidas store, allow us first to announce the devastating news that the featured item is not for sale.
From the magical running shoes of Olympic champion Jesse Owens to the "sans shoelace" kicks of Hip-Hop legends RUN DMC; since 1948 Adidas has repeatedly been seated at the front row of all products related to sports & lifestyle across the globe. Founded in the town of Herzogenaurach by Adolf Dassler, a young boy simply fabricating his own footwear in his mothers laundry room, the company is today the second biggest sportswear manufacturer in the world. Collaborating periodically with some of the most avant-garde illustrators, musicians and designers for new food to the table, the company has now requested to co-operate with a small groundbreaking invention from Berlin not for a new product, but for a personal gift!
POKKETMIXER's latest "kaleidoscope" edition, pays homage to the 1960's counterculture - the days which combined carnivalesque recreations, political revolution, highly valued creativity and spontaneity, all into one cult phenomenon which would later become one of the most influential eras on the Western cultural timeline.
For over a decade, large numbers of post-war baby-boomers were reevaluating the traditional values and conservative teachings of their societies; exploring new ways to live a rich and fulfilled life outside the conventional rite of passage.
Posted in Pokketmixer on Oktober 22, 2013 by Pokketmixer
Simplicity and Colors!
Pokketmixer was rewarded with a Special Mention at the German Design Award by the German Design Council. This honors Pokketmixer's design as particularly noteworthy. We would take this opportunity to point out the story of success of the Pokketmixer both in matters of music and design. In ancient times before Pokketmixer, there were only black, professional mixing consoles. Those had a lot of knobs, buttons, functions, cables and were costly in money and time. As a result, you needed a lot of ambition and self-confidence to engage in music mixing. Then Pokketmixer reduced the mixing consoles to fundamental functions. The result was a hand-sized, passive, mobile mixing gadget which literally fits in your pocket. Its not only super simple to use, it´s also affordable compared to the professional ones. Instead of assimilating with the black color, the former audio technician and founder of Pokketmixer Christian Komm, decided to produce the gadget in all colors of the rainbow. After a certain time, he added multiple prints and even "artist - editions"- Pokketmixer's designed by selected young artists to the product range. A proof of the success is the award "German Cultural and Creative Pioneers 2013" and the Special Mention at the German Design Award 2014. That is just in line with the motto: Design and music for everyone who is interested in it!
The rave culture was a unique universe where General Commanders were called Disc-Jockeys, soldiers were known as clubbers and music was used as weapons. It was a time where the pursuit of sensual pleasures was sported as a way of life, and freedom as a basic right was conspicuously on display.
Soldiers and recruits of techno danced for hours under strict commands of the DJ, who ensured that their duty of attaining euphoria was completed on every mission. Clothing was subtle, obscure and loose-fitting; practically camouflaging within an army of people like an animal blending with its new surroundings. This reflected how everyone was equal. A mild uniformity turned utopia.
Founders of Pokketmixer Christian Komm and Robert Thomalla are featured in Rolling Stone Magazine Germany. Check the current issue 09/2013 to read the whole interview