Mash It Up! Cologne // WDR Cosmo
DJ / producer / author / activist
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Bookings & other inquiries:
Do 18/07 MASH IT UP! Radio @ 674 FM, Köln
Sa 20/07 COSMO CLUB, KIT Düsseldorf
Sa 27/07 JUICY BEATS, Dortmund
SA 03/08 COSMO CLUB OPEN AIR, Schlachthof Krefeld
SA 10/08 COSMO CLUB, KIT Düsseldorf
FR 16/08 LA GRAVIÈRE, Genf (CH)
SA 17/08 MOTEL CAMPO, Carouge (CH)
SA 07/09 COSMO CLUB w/Poté, Schlachthof Krefeld
SA 14/09 808 & Drumbreaks, Hotel Shanghai, Essen
SA 21/09 COSMO CLUB, KIT, Düsseldorf
Daniel Fernando Wahl alias Daferwa was born in Tübingen. Raised in a Mexican-German household he soon got in touch with a broad variety of Latin-American music (Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue). In the mid nineties he begun to get into R'n'B, Dancehall, Hip Hop and House while he was also being attracted by the power of Jungle and Breakbeats from the UK.
Since 2005 Daferwa has been actively contributing to Cologne's nightlife. First as a regularly DJ booked for parties and smaller bar-gigs by the Hampton-Recordings Collective. In 2007, he founded the MASH IT UP! platform in Cologne at the Club Subway for artists like:
TOY SELECTAH / UPROOT ANDY / BRANKO / EL HIJO DE LA CUMBIA / BBRAVE / MUNCHI / MAX LE DARON / MURLO / MATANZA / CUMBIA COSMONAUTS / CAPTAIN PLANET / CHRISSY MURDERBOT / DJ DERO / KLAUSER / BIG DOPE P / KLAVES / UMOJA / MOODS / CLAP! CLAP! / EL REMOLÓN / LE MOTEL / DENGUE DENGUE DENGUE / AFRICAINE 808 / SMOOTH OPERATOR 3000 / iZEM / MAWIMBI / KLIK & FRIK
In 2009 Daferwa became a part of the radio WDR COSMO (formerly known as WDR Funkhaus Europa) bridging the gap in between global underground producers and a public radio station, doing features on a bunch of Latin American artists and becoming one of the radio resident DJs and music suppliers.
Since 2013 he's officially doing the monthly COSMO CLUB (formerly known as GLOBAL PLAYER) in Krefeld:
Makina (Arg/NL), Mo Laudi (SA), Murlo (UK), Frikstailers (AR/MEX), Dizzy Womack (A), DJ Insectosound (COL/USA), The Cumbia Cosmonauts (AUS), Geko Jones (NYC), DJ Ripley (NYY), DJ Silent Pressure, Andrés Digital, Ackeejuice Rockers (Italy), Umoja (NL), Symbiz Sound, Cumbia All Stars (PER), Matanza (Chile), DJ Galletas Calientes (FR/ COL), DJ Pocho Gonzalez, DJ Mellow (BE), Jeremy Sole (USA), Poirier (CAN), King DouDou(FR), Stas (HUN) Maga Bo (BR), African Head Charge (UK), Cocotaxi (SWE), iZem (POR), Pigmalião (Frente Bolivarista, Rio de Janeiro), Milangeles (IT), Borchi (MEX), BBrave (FR/GH),Hety & Zambo (San Andrés, CO), Rocky Marsiano (NL/POR), Afriquoi DJ Set (London, UK), Daniel Haaksman (Berlin, GER), Soulforce (Berlin, GER), DJ Sabo (LA, USA), Thornato (NYC, USA), Animal Chuki (PER), Ghetto Vanessa (GER), Gato Preto (GER), Jose Marquez (LA, USA), Boogat (CAN/MEX), Twit One (GER), Swing Ting ft. Fox (UK), Pedrolito (ARG), KD Soundsystem (NL), The Busy Twist (UK), Kumbia Boruka (FR/Col/Mex), Pablito Mix (Mex), Will Villa (Col), Pedro (fka KKing Kong) (Pt), Rafael Baska (Br/Ger) / Max Le Daron (Be)/ Supersan (GRC)/ Ckrono (ITA) / Gafacci (Ghana) / Juba (UK) / Ozferti(Be)/ Onipa (UK) / Kill Emil (GRE) / Saint One (Hamburg) / Bony Fly (CH) / Ivan Diaz (USA) / Lua Preta (PL/ANG) / Emily Dust (UK) / Kosta Kostov (BXP) / Mercy Milano (Hush Hush) / Tereza (Waters) / DJ Freegah (Freak De l'Afrique)/ Bazurto All Stars (COL)/ HADE (Time To:) / Queen T (Escatrap)
His sets are innovative and rhythmically trips. From melodic and funky Beats, to hip moving Dembow Sounds to syncopated and percussive 4x4 or halftime bouncy stuff. Strictly spoken - he doesn't gives a shit about genres.