RBB “ZIBB” Berlin TV Interviews Elyas at Artliners

After several months on tour with LIMBO Elyas was happy to return to his kiez favourite musical hang  out Artliners Berlin in Friedrichshain!  RBB Television came out to see the show and brought along their cameras to make this lovely interview and mini-feature on a  for ZIBB “Zuhaus In Berlin & Brandenburg“!

EMSS Lucid Muses Morning Hour – Episode 1

Welcome to the first Episode of ECSTATIC MUSIC FOR SAVAGE SOULS …. LUCID MUSES MORNING HOUR. The premiere offering from Elyas on MixCloud!

To create this episode Elyas excavated through his immense library of released and unreleased work to dig out musings and glimpses he wants to share. Think of it as literally peaking into the artists studio… go behind the curtain!

Special thanks to Ebon Heath and  Maya Angelou for inspiring the lead track: “WORDS ARE THINGS”. The track was created to accompany Ebon’s installation at the 2014 Maison & Objet fair n Paris. Ebon is the artist who created the beautiful artwork for Elyas’s album Brawl In Paradise (BBE / Vicious Circle)

There will be more of these to come!

Prince Lives on in All of Us: 1 Year Commemoration & Celebration

On FRIDAY, April 21st t Festal Kzreuzberg Berlin, Elyas Khan will rock 2 Tracks as part of a Berlin All-Star line-up as we come together to commemorate, and celebrate, the ascension of our Purple Majesty into the cosmos… for those of us who were rocking our bootlegged Black Album tape cassettes back in ’86, Elyas has a special surprise for you! ALSO… A RARE FOOTAGE VIDEO PRESENTATION OF PRINCE!

Blitz Festaal Kruezberg Berlin Elyas Khan Prince Tribute

O(+> Prince Rogers Nelson was never one to let anyone wrap him up in a pussycat bow. Pop-star. Rock-god. Funk-master. Preacher. Satyr. Dandy. Workhorse. Gender-bender. Monk. Magician. Philanthropist. Joker. Svengali. Recluse. Showman extraordinaire. He was a man of luminous, full-throated joy, and deep, shattering longing. Of indestructible groove laced with an abyssal ache that he was certain (and he was right) could be made to take flight through the transcendent, propulsive power of music. He played guitar like he was making love and talking in tongues. He sang like an angel and a man possessed. He was reverence and sin. Confusion and commitment. Artifice and naked emotional exposure. He hated being stared at but wanted everyone to look at him. And when we looked, we were as awed as he wanted and needed us to be, and we offered up the love that he asked for and that he made, and for a long time it was enough, it was everything, and at the same time it was not and could never be enough.

O(+> On April 21st, a year exactly since our Purple muse passed, we celebrate his legacy. Bands and artists from all persuasions will gather to pay tribute to a man who changed the face of music forever.
“Can it be in this seemingly short space of time, we’ve lived a year or 2 inside our minds?
Now I want 2 spend my whole life through inside of U”  – Prince / The Grand Progression (1989/Unreleased)

LIVE ACTS Include:

Ahmad Larnes (Schwarz Dont Crack / (Nettwerk Music Group)
Elyas Khan (BBE Music / Vicious Circle Rec)
The Feminists (Berlin)
The Hoo Netwerk Music GroupNDYD)
Mad Kate (HYENAZ / SPRINGSTOFF)
Milly Blue (Duchess Box Records)
SNAX – musician (Random Records)

DJS:
AusgehDörte (RIP – Tunten aus der Gruft)
Dickey (Get Up Recordings)
Digital Norman (ByteFM)
S.U.O.P (Schockadelica)

This is a charity event. All proceeds going to GSBTB – Open Music Schoolwhich support the integration of refugees and less-privileged newcomers into Berlin’s music scene.

For more information visit: http://production.gsbtb.org/projects/open-music/
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Berlin Velodrome Team GASAG

While Elyas was Rocking LIMBO at the Fringe World Festival in one hemisphere he was composing music for another! This piece of music was to accompany this beautiful promo produced by BLAM Studios Berlin, for an event of one in Elyas’s favorite spots in Berlin: Velodrom Berlin and the 106th Berlin Six-Day Race, Six Day Cycling in support of TEAM GASAG!

Janwaar Castle Skateboard Park India

Very excited to have composed an original score for the Janwaar Castle Skateboard Park India skateboarding community and educational program. The aim is to get these rural kids from a small village in Madhya Pradesh India, attending class regularly through the natural motivator which is skateboarding… No school, no skateboarding.

I remember when I first rode a board: Sheer bliss, MAGIC! As you might imagine, unlike before, class has been FULL!

Great work all around by sponsors by Oxelo Skateboards and BLAM Studio Berlin.

If any of you are interested in the music just message me.

Limbo down under on Australian TV show Today Tonight!

The cast of LIMBO gave an up-close sneak peek of the show to the crew of the Australian TV show Today Tonight!

LIMBO is dirty & dangerous circus-cabaret, whisking audiences worldwide into a sinister netherworld of jaw-dropping contortion, gut-churning aerial acrobatics and staggering illusions.

This record-breaking, award-winning sensation is a celebration of otherworldly proportions, directed by Scott Maidment, and presented in a magnificent 1920s inspired Spiegeltent.

Music is a dominating force of the production. Ringmaster and Band Leader ELYAS KHAN is accompanied by exceptional musicians Mick Stuart and Eamon McNelis as they breathe new life into New York’s own Sxip Shirey‘s compositions of exclusive music for the show with ecstatic melodies, irreverent electric-acoustic noise and playful, sexy beats.

LIMBO’s stunning international cast also features: Coney Island’s sword swallower and vintage beauty, Heather Holliday; French gravity-defying Chinese pole master, beatboxer and clown, Mikael Bres; Australia’s acrobatic dancing sensation Hilton Denis; the exquisite French-Canadian aerialist, Evelyne Allard; the unstoppable hand balancer Danik Abishev; and mind-bending contortionist and acrobat, Tigris.

Between Heaven and Earth, from Berlin to Melbourne and Perth

I’ve been in Limbo, in more ways than one, for the past year and a half. I ran away with the circus you see, stepping into the sparkly shoes of Sxip Shirey, the former band leader and creator of this critically acclaimed show. After sold out daily performances in Australia, I took a well needed break and returned to Europe to celebrate Saint Sylvester, or New Year’s Eve to you and me.

While visiting friends in Sweden, my wife and manager Melissa and I were inspired by the serene, quiet beauty of the snow covered forests outside their studio, Loveballs Labs Vallentuna, and shot the video to accompany mine and Moe Jaksch’s interpretation of Berlin folk band 17 Hippies’ song, Solitaire. The footage was captured on an iPhone 6 (DIY punk spirit at its finest!) and handed it over to Martin Mostert for editing. The track, produced by Pebble Music’s Chris Lastelle, features on the second disc of the 17 Hippies’ new “Best Of” double album, Anatomy & Metamorphosis, to celebrate 20 years of creativity and collaboration.

17 Hippies’ singer Kiki Sauer wrote Solitaire as a memoire of a woman’s tragic tale of loss when her Russian lover is sent away to fight on the front line, never to return. In the video, I play the part of the Russian soldier who, trapped between worlds, tries to reach out to his love, while she searches the forest for him, unaware of his ghostly presence.

Although it’s not the first time I’ve collaborated with the 17 Hippies (Flame Girl) it is the first time I’ve recorded a song in French, which made the endeavour lots of fun, but quite challenging! Other contributors to the album include Stoppok, Les Orgres de Barback and Marc Ribot, among others.

BELLS on Kalk Entertainment #1 “Jeff Özdemir & Strobocop”

Thorsten von Karaoke Kalk und Jeff Özdemir haben ein “Mixtape” für PhonanzaFM
aufgenommen… Dieser Mix ist jetzt on MixCloud.

Kalk Entertainment #1 “Jeff Özdemir & Strobocop” Featuring BELLS by Elyas Khan on Mix Cloud:

Kalk Entertainment #1 – Jeff Özdemir & Strobocop by Karaoke Kalk on Mixcloud

Mishka Shubaly #Recommended

Break In Violence by Nervous Cabaret. Elyas Khan has this voice steeped in sadness and glee and mourning and lust… he could sing me my tax return and I’d love it”

New York musician and writer Mishka Shubaly celebrate his newest release Cowards Path by telling So So Gay UK what makes him Smile, Contemplate, Dance, Reminisce, Chill, Motivate, & Cry…

Read the article here: http://sosogay.co.uk/2015/recommended-mishka-shubaly/

And here is the song to accompany you while you read:

New photos by Vincent Gilot and Vincent Allain

I’m really pleased to add some great new photos to my Live and Back Stage galleries on my website, that were taken by rock music photographers VINCENT GILOT and VINCENT ALLAIN at the TOUR DE CHAUFFE Festival in Villeneuve d’Ascq in November. Click the picture below to see the rest of them!

Confettis for fantasy