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 really appreciate for their 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’s motto is “Jazz is the teacher”
Andrea as Mop Mop has collaborated with lost of renowned international artists such as funk legend Fred Wesley and Anthony Joseph – a British poet novelist and musician – exactly with them he achieved a special thanks with Run Around which has been charted as best dancefloor Jazz Track of 2013 according to Red Bull Music Academy of Germany.
He is actually living in Berlin and producing his new works.
I decided to interview Andrea Benini – Mop Mop to understand more about his path in Berlin until today and where his way of doing music is really appreciated in town.
Listen 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 MEANS?
- 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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