The line-up for Berghain’s extended new year’s celebrations has been announced and it takes in a number of the club’s residents and a wide cast of guests.
A longstanding DJ, curator and booking agent, Lerato Khati AKA Lakuti has been an essential figure of the global underground for over two decades now. Since relocating from South Africa to London in 1997, she has surrounded herself with likeminded DJs and artists, forming communities built on shared values of positivity and exceptional music and spreading that message on dancefloors the world over.
Berghain resident Efdemin is next up on Stroboscopic Artefacts’ Totem EP series with ‘Wrong Movements’.
The EP – released tomorrow 7th December – is an ambitious triptych of sprawling techno with enough melody to feel transportative, but enough percussive weight to keep minds and bodies well focussed on the dancefloor.
On ‘Wrong Movements (Left)’, the Berliner – who has previously released on labels Ostgut Ton and Curle – takes listeners down a cosmic route as swirling, cinematic arpeggios abound on top of a propulsive beat. Check it out below.
The company behind a Berghain-themed card game - Bergnein - has been ordered to pay €15,000 in damages to the club’s bouncer, Sven Marquardt.
Sweden’s Gothenburg District Court ruled that games company Beware of Ninja would have to pay the fine and destroy all copies of the game in possession.
Norman Nodge has revealed details of his first new solo record since 2011.
Due next month via Ostgut Ton, the Berghain resident’s four-track EP, titled 'Embodiment', is said to be a reflection of “decades of observing how dancers develop an intuitive relationship to music and process new sounds”.
Nodge has been a resident at Berghain since 2005 having started out as a DJ and promoter with connections to other Berghain residents Marcel Dettmann and Marcel Fengler in the '90s.
"The whole German reunification actually took place on the dancefloor" — that's the declaration of a new film which documents self-appointed capital of electronic music Berlin.
Titled 'The Sound Of Berlin', the new documentary allows music fans to explore the roots of the German capital's love affair with clubs and underground scenes.
Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann has revealed plans for a new double EP, 'Test-File', landing via Ostgut Ton. The EP is his first formal release in five years.
'Test-File' is the German DJ and producer’s first effort for the label since 2013's 'Dettmann II' LP and, according to the label, sees him exploring more improvisational territory.
Chicago legend Larry Heard will make his live debut in Germany in September with a set in Berghain.
The iconic house artist, whose album ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’ was released in April this year under his Mr. Fingers alias, will be taking his live show to the first edition of Bring Down The Walls, a new party curated by Panorama Bar resident Tama Sumo and Lakuti.
Online retailers Dorothy have listed a poster which maps out the history of rave music and culture on the circuit board of a 303 bass synthesizer.
Priced at £35, the new print celebrates over 900 DJs, clubs, musicians, free parties, sound systems, record labels, radio stations and fanzines that it considers pivotal to the movement.
Phase Fatale is set to officially debut on Ostgut Ton, Berghain’s in-house record label, with his ‘Reverse Fall’ EP, set for release 13th July.
The new EP, which sees Phase Fatale taking a slightly more techno-centric direction, is inspired by the controversial 1973 novel Crash by J. G. Ballard, which features a main character who fetishizes car crashes.
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