Berghain’s Ostgut Ton imprint is celebrating its fifteenth birthday with Luke Slater's 'Fünfzehn' mix.
The release, slated to land on 3rd April, was created by the decade-spanning techno hero after revisiting the label's back catalogue. New compositions were then created from batches of ten releases, resulting in a 130-minute meld representing the sound of curator and the 15-year-old institution. Following the album, two 12"s will drop, containing a total of seven exclusive tracks, which will be available to stream and download.
Berghain's in-house label, Ostgut Ton, will celebrate its 15th anniversary across multiple cities throughout 2020.
With a current roster boasting the likes of Answer Code Request, Ben Klock, Kobosil, Martyn, and Phase Fatale, the Berlin-based label have promised acts from the roster "past, present and future," with line-ups for each Fünfzehn event announced on the night.
Berghain has confirmed the full line-up for its annual marathon Silvester New Year's event.
Kicking off at 1am on Wednesday, January 1st, the party will continue until sometimes on Friday, November 3rd with a number of DJs and live acts playing across four floors at the club in that time.
The main Berghain floor will host Marcel Dettmann, Dr. Rubinstein, Volvox, Barker, Luke Slater, and Kobosil, amongst others, over the course of the party.
Berghain resident Phase Fatale has announced a new album, ‘Scanning Backwards’, which lands on Ostgut Ton in the new year.
Eight tracks will feature on the record, slated to arrive on 24th January 2020. The music itself has been specifically designed for maximum impact on the dancefloor of the legendary Berlin venue, which celebrates its 15th birthday next month. It's the producer's second full-length work.
Berghain has announced a huge line-up for its 15th birthday celebrations.
The party will start at midnight on Saturday 14th December, running through until, as always with Klubnacht, sometime on Monday.
Berghain's 15th birthday will welcome a whopping 24 artists to the hallowed club, including Aurora Halal, Efdemin, Marcel Dettmann, Surgeon, Steffi and a live show from Caterina Barbieri in Halle, the rarely used third space.
Legendary Berghain bouncer Sven Marquardt will play the Berlin club's Hospital Productions Nacht in November.
The New York label will take over Berghain on the 22nd next month, with Sven Marquardt, Prurient and Moritz von Oswald all slated to perform.
Becka Diamond will also perform at the party, alongside Lizuiz and Skin Crime, who both play live, and Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement.
Berghain has been making some changes to its entry policy over the course of this month with the club opting to switch from its previous trusty stamping system to giving patrons wristbands upon entry to its lengthy Klubnacht parties.
Another change, which seems to have particularly got the backs up of some attendees, is the club's decision to introduce a €5 charge in order to re-enter the club. It was previously free to leave and come back and costs €18 to get in initially.
Morphine Records, the label run by DJ and producer Rabih Beaini, will return from a two-year hiatus this October with four new albums as well as a two-day showcase at Berghain.
The label's flurry of activity will kick into action on October 7th with the release of an album from Upperground Orchestra, a collective of artists that takes in Beaini as well as Alvise Seggi, Tommaso Cappellato and Piero Bittolo Bon. The album, titled 'Euganea', was recorded by the quartet in 2016 and will be the second from the group, following on from their debut long-player in 2012.
On entering Room 1 at the former factory building of E1 in East London, one thing is immediately striking. It’s 2am — the clocks have been pushed forward due to daylight saving — it’s day three of the inaugural Re-Textured Festival, and Ariana Paoletti, aka Volvox, is captivating a crowd. For the next two hours, the concept of time dissipates for those on the dancefloor.
“I am from the dancefloor. Maybe that’s why I understand the dynamics of what a dancefloor is experiencing, and so I DJ to what a dancer would want to hear and feel”
Although born in São Paulo, Brazil, Paoletti spent her teens growing up in the post-industrial American city of Buffalo, New York. “I was living there at a time when it was a very depressed place economically, but it used to be a super-vibrant city,” Paoletti says. “It was one of the wealthiest cities in the United States back in the ’20s. Because of its location on the Eerie Canal, it was a major inlet for manufacturing for the whole North Eastern United States.”
Already transfixed with what was going on in that particular scene, it was when Paoletti moved to Boston that the idea of throwing her own parties materialised. “I was like 22 or 23. I didn’t realise that someone my age could just book a venue, and book DJs, and be responsible with money on that level, and throw a successful event. So I was really inspired by people that I met in the scene in Boston that were my age and were doing those things.”
Long time Berghain/Panorama Bar resident Martyn will release on the club's Ostgut Ton label next month.
The 'Odds Against Us' EP, incoming 26th July, is Martyn's first solo release since 2018's exceptional and atmospheric 'Voids' LP – a deeply personal album that came in at No.7 in our top 50 of the year.