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Hood mixes mass for techno and God in Berlin church – NEWPAPER24



Hood mixes mass for techno and God in Berlin church

2018-11-10 14:42:43

BERLIN – Twin decks perched on a candlelit altar, Robert Hood combined trademark minimalist techno with God because the charismatic producer and ordained priest wowed a packed Berlin church Friday evening. 

A whole lot of hip Berliners, most of whom had come to bop relatively than pray, have been swept alongside by Hood as priest-cum-DJ, in addition to an newbie gospel choir and two feminine monks at St Thomas church within the cool if dilapidated district of Kreuzberg.

The thumping bass bass beat did its finest to make the partitions of the 19th century Protestant neo-gothic fashion church – one of many metropolis’s largest – shake as a black-clad Hood led the proceedings and professed himself a lot moved by the event.

“It’s a stupendous sanctuary, I did not know it would raise up a lot power. I am so glad to be right here, I have been dreaming of this evening for thus a few years,” enthused Hood, a famend producer of Detroit techno however who was additionally ordained a priest in 2009.

“That is the primary time I ever had the chance to do one thing like this, to witness fellow believers. You may be swinging from throughout your physique,” stated the 53-year-old recognized for his Detroit politically-infused collective “Underground Resistance” label performances.

So-called minimal techno and its hypnotic repetitive beat emerged in The Motor Metropolis – the house of Motown – and Berlin within the early 1990s.

The variant’s now nearly classic standing has additionally impressed numerous Euro clubbers.

Friday’s gig-as-mass gave a sizeable tonal nod to the non secular setting because the DJ pastor produced a set mixing home music with gospel, notably together with his 2011 chef d’oeuvre “We amplify his identify” which entranced each younger clubbers within the viewers in addition to some among the many church’s extra common congregation.

Hood, an Afro-American now primarily based within the Alabama countryside, nonetheless produces music regardless of taking the fabric and has introduced out a stream of labor each eponymously and as Floorplan, the Imaginative and prescient, Underground Resistance and by way of a spread of collaborations.  

Referring to the non secular facet of his persona and taking holy orders, Hood defined: “I used to be dwelling my stay exterior of God, as a stepchild, however not his little one. I needed to be born once more.

“The Lord is nice, he’s the supply of my energy, my creativity.”

Hood spent the latter a part of the night not at church however in Berlin’s excessive techno temple Tresor, recognized for its clammy basements and 48-hour megafests.



Reserve Financial institution heads to court docket to have VBS shut down – NEWPAPER24




Reserve Financial institution heads to court docket to have VBS shut down

2018-11-13 04:00:00

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Reserve Financial institution desires to shut down VBS Mutual Financial institution.

The Reserve Financial institution utilized to the North Gauteng Excessive Courtroom to liquidate the financial institution following the “Nice Financial institution Heist” report.

READ: Accountants implicated in VBS scandal fail to seem at listening to

It revealed that at the very least R1.9-billion had been looted from the financial institution, principally by politicians.

The DA has known as on the general public protector to research all mayors implicated within the looting.

It desires way of life audits to be performed on each individual talked about within the scandal.

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WATCH: Hammanskraal residents refuse to go close to faucets amid heatwave – NEWPAPER24




WATCH: Hammanskraal residents refuse to go close to faucets amid heatwave

2018-11-13 03:25:00

The issue’s been ongoing, and not too long ago sparked violent protests in close by Temba.

The Human Rights Fee has since intervened, holding discussions with metropolis and provincial officers on steps to treatment the state of affairs.

The town mentioned it is met its promise of offering clear water by the tip of August – however residents aren’t taking any possibilities.

* Newpaper24’s Masego Rahlaga has extra on this story.

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TAG Heuer watches snatched in East Rand mall theft – NEWPAPER24




TAG Heuer watches snatched in East Rand mall theft

2018-11-12 20:17:52

Robbers with a style for a particular model of watches robbed Jade Jewellers at East Rand Mall on Monday.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) stated armed robbers went into the shop beneath the guise of being prospects looking for a selected watch.

“The store assistant went to the show cupboard. The suspect produced a crow bar and smashed the glass cupboard and took solely TAG Heuer watches after which fled,” police spokesperson Captain Pearl van Staad stated in a press release.

WATCH: Robbers strip couple of R1.2m in Rolex watches and jewelry

Van Staad stated an officer who was close by intervened after listening to screams from members of the general public and pursued the suspects.

“The SAPS member fired a shot on the tyre of the car, however the suspects fled. Nobody was injured,” Van Staad added.

The precise worth of the stolen watches has not but been decided. It is usually unclear what number of had been taken.

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