Citysynthesis – NO8 out on 28.05.21

CITYSYNTHESIS is a project by DJ Raph and Sophia Bauer, exploring real and imagined soundscapes of the city they have in common, Nairobi.


DJ Raph is an electronic music producer/DJ. An old head in the city’s underground scene, he is constantly testing the boundaries of what’s acceptable on the dancefloor or in a mix. Sophia Bauer is a sound artist based in Cologne. She often creates installations with extensive, imaginative soundscapes exploring places and ideas wondering if sound can be a source of knowledge in and of itself. Their archive project won the Sound of the Year Award 2020 in the category Sound Innovator.

The Fieldlines Documentary is online

‚Fieldlines‘ was an inter-traditional and inter-generational musical collaboration, that took place in Radjasthan, India as part of the Magnetic Fields Festival in December 2019.
Fieldlines‘ was made possible with a Goethe-Institut Coproduction Fund grant and collaboration between Magnetic Fields Festival, Gebrüder Teichmann and their label Noland.
The residency featured folk musicians Hakim Khan, Kultla Khan, Firoz Khan and folk singer Sumitra Devi alongside German producers and cultural activists Gebrüder Teichmann & their dad Uli, Kolkata-based sound artist Bidisha Das and translator Akshatha Shetty.

DJ Raph at Find The File Festival, Berlin

DJ Raph is going to present a live version of his album Sarcred Groves and new material on the 21th at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin as part of the Find The File Festival.
The festival features concerts with Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Dur-Dur Band International, DJ Raph, Baba Commandant, Tellavision & Derya Yıldırım, DJ /rupture (a.k.a. Jace Clayton), Bernadette La Hengst, Stella Chiweshe, The Zonke Family & Stefan Franke, Aérea Negrot, Olith Ratego & Chor der Kulturen der Welt, Alan Bishop, Hayvanlar Alemi and many more.
talks with Jace Clayton, Diane Thram, Simon Reynolds, Cornelia Sollfrank and many more