Today we’re going to deepen our conversation about Berlin Jazz Scene with Andrea Benini, better known by his stage name Mop Mop.
Andrea is an Italian musician and producer and the band leader of Mop Mop.
Mop Mop is a musical project that I appreciate for its ability to mix Jazz with sounds like funk, soul, afro and electronic music and the results it’s a “bastard performance of modern jazz”, as defined by them.
Andrea has collaborated with renowned international artists such as funk legend Fred Wesley and Anthony Joseph.
According to the Red Bull Music Academy of Germany, he achieved a special thanks with Run Around, which has been charted as the best dancefloor Jazz Track of 2013.
He lives in Berlin and produces his new works, and his motto is: “Jazz is the teacher”.
I decided to interview Andrea Benini – Mop Mop to understand more about his path in Berlin until today and where his way of making music is appreciated in town.
Listen to the previous episode: #3 The 5 Must Visit Places to enjoy Jazz Music in Berlin with Toms Rudzinskis
Episode #4 Berlin Jazz Scene with Andrea Benini (Mop Mop) interview:
- 04:28 RUN AROUND: THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN MOP MOP AND FRED WESLEY
- 07:28 MOP MOP – WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
- 10:59 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IN BERLIN AS A MUSICIAN DURING THE YEARS
- 15:45 HOW DOES BERLIN CLUB SCENE CHANGED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS?
- 18:19 XJAZZ FESTIVAL AND WHERE MUSIC LOVERS CAN FIND ANDREA – MOP MOP PERFORM IN BERLIN
- 21:08 TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS TO PEOPLE WHO WANTS TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL IN BERLIN MUSIC SCENE
Links of Episode #4 Berlin Jazz Scene with Andrea Benini (Mop Mop)
- Mop Mop Official Website:
- Facebook Official Fan Page – Mop Mop:
- Mop Mop feat. Fred Wesley & Anthony Joseph – Run Around
- XJAZZ Festival:
- SOHO HOUSE Berlin:
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