World Cup 2018 Special

Uncanny Valley · UV Funk 056: World Cup 2018 Special

Everybody hates FIFA. Understandable. However, football in its essence, is a game that has always been able to bring people and cultures together. Even within a team. Then, football is fun. This was partially just the case at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. And since unfortunately music-wise there is only rubbish in the tournament, Philipp thought to contribute the soundtrack himself. The rules are: For each tournament participant there is one favorite song by an artist from the respective country. So no Italo Disco, no Dutch Techno or Highlife from Ghana. But almost everything else. Although it’s not so easy to find out which song is from which country. Have fun!


  • Mexico: Luis Perez – Suite al Culto Solar – In Altepetl Tonal
    Saudi-Arabia: Huti – ‘Amshi fi suq
    Morocco: Moqaddem Mohammed ben Salem and ensemble – Third Sqel (Zagora)
    Columbia: Meridian Brothers – Guaracha U.F.O (Versión Rebajada)
    Argentina: Wooky Toky – Pero Hay Una Melena
    Senegal: Fangóól – Mariama
    South Korea: Jang Hyun – Pushing Through the Fog
    Brazil: Gal Costa – Tuareg
    Iran: Googoosh – Talagh
    Poland: Czerwone Gitary – Coda
    Peru: Nil‘fs Jazz Ensemble – Reflexions
    Uruguay: Hugo Fattoruso – Candombe Beat Funk
    Nigeria: Steve Monite – Only You
    Russia: T. Makačinas – Prie Atminimų Upės
    Island: Jakob Magnusson – Madagascar
    Denmark: The Seebach Band – Bubble Sex
    England: Brian Bennett – Pendulum Force
    Tunisia: Carthago – Hanen (Instrumental)
    France: Le Club – Un fait divers et rien de plus
    Croatia: Zdenka Kovačiček – Elektra
    Germany: Silvia – Zuerst ich
    Japan: Ryuichi Sakamoto – Traditional Beauty
    Australia: Andy Rantzen – Will I Dream
    Spain: Esplendor Geométrico – Moscú Está Helado
    Portugal: Pop Dell’Arte – Querelle
    Belgium: Allez Allez – African Queen
    Switzerland: Piero Umiliani & I Suoi Oscillatori – Eliogabalus
    Egypt: Al Massrieen – El Sobhiya
    Serbia: Boban Petrović – Zajedno Srećni
    Sweden: Magnus Uggla – Sommartid
    Panama: Fredrick Clake – Soul Chombo
    Costa Rica: Walter Ferguson – Carolyne

UV Funk is a radio show which is broadcasted every third Friday from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm on Dresden based community radio station coloRadio. Radio listeners in Dresden can tune in to the program on 98,3 or 99,4 MHz. Any other listeners can recall it here. The show is hosted by Philipp Demankowski. It’s all about stories, interviews and tracks out of the world of Cosmic Electronic Music.

The show was aired on 21st July 2018.