There is no shortage of life in Berlin.
Whether it is found in the street art that covers every surface, the national pride for David Hasselhoff, the 24-hour clubs, or the outpouring of music from every street corner, vitality is in the Berlin air.
Manual, one half of Mono Nomads who we stumbled upon on the edge of Alexanderplatz, is a participator in that vitality.
Perched in the centre of an unassuming wooden bench on a frosty day in March, the music coming from Manuel and his Roland sampler gave an ethereal atmosphere to the otherwise urban surroundings.
Not only was Manuel gracious enough to let us run around him to take photographs from every angle we could manage, he was also friendly and passionate – a guy who loves what he is doing.
As half of a live beats duo, music is clearly a passion of his and he took the time to share his story and favourite samples.
Luckily, I wasn’t alone on this day in Berlin, so whilst I was busy snapping pictures my friend João from Travelholic Nomad was able to film a short piece of Manuel’s music which you can watch by clicking here.
We had such a great time getting to know Manuel, so make sure to say hello if you spot him making music on the streets of Berlin!
And make sure to head over the Mono Nomads Facebook page and give them a like!
Lots of love,