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Issue 3 "HAMBURG"

RISIKO is an independent magazine that promotes contemporary German underground and alternative music. They launched a crowdfunding campaign for their upcoming 3rd issue ending on 22nd August.

The 3rd issue of RISIKO features Hamburg.
Hamburg is one of the most important music cities in Germany, from the Beatles' early years in the early 60s and the Neue Deutsche Welle to the current alternative scene. RISIKO's point of view unravels the music and culture of this surprisingly unknown city.
Presenting interviews and conversations about Hamburg's old and new music scene and artists' friends, as well as featured artists' recommended spots and films in Hamburg. This is the kind of book that makes you feel a little closer to Hamburg after reading it.

Here's a little taster of what you can expect in the next issue:



- Swutscher × Fat White Family
Swutscher and Fat White Family, two maverick bands representing Hamburg and London. This is a true story of two groups who are actually good friends, from the time they met to the present.

- La Pochette Surprise Records
Visit to the studio of La Pochette Surprise Records, a notable label in Hamburg that has supported us since our first issue. What does the owner, Velvet Bein, have to say about the Hamburg scene? We also introduce bands that RISIKO is paying attention to through album reviews.

- Interview with Andreas Dorau
A closer look at Andreas Dorau's private life! The plan was to find out, but.…

- Interview with Kurt Dahlke
Ata Tak, a Düsseldorf label that produced Hamburg artists in the 80s. How does founder Kurt Dahlke talk about Hamburg? Stories of memories with his friends Andreas Dorau and Holger Hiller included.

- Melissa E. Logan × Cony Plankton
A cross-generational artist conversation between Melissa E. Logan of Chicks on Speed and singer songwriter Cony Plankton.

Sven Fortmann, editor-in-chief of Lodown Magazine, reviews three Hamburg films recommended by featured artists.

CITY MAP with recommendations of favourite spots in Hamburg by Hamburg-related artists.

Column page in which artists like Kotsuguy of Kikagaku Moyo and Max Bauer of Isolation Berlin write about their memories of Hamburg.

- only child club in HAMBURG
Tokyo-based only child zine only child club. We present a memory column by the club president, Sally, and a winter playlist compiled by Hamburg musicians who are only children.

and more…

Besides putting the funds raised towards the production costs of the next issue, we have prepared original tote bags, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and more for supporters in return for their donations. The next issue is scheduled for release in Germany in October.

Support RISIKO Issue 3 "HAMBURG" via Kickstarter
Date: 26th July 2022 - 22nd August 2022

SIZE: W: 182mm x H: 257mm
PAGES: 60 - 70 pages (TBA)
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

RISIKO magazine
A Berlin-based independent magazine that covers the contemporary German underground and alternative music scenes as well as Krautrock, Neue Deutsche Welle and the Hamburger Schule.