Jeff Mills’ seminal sophomore LP 'Waveform Transmission Vol. 3' is getting reissued by Berlin label Tresor.
Out next week (2nd November), the groundbreaking record from the Detroit techno legend was originally released in 1994 via the same label. The LP was third in the Waveform Transmission series. The first volume, from 1992, was also by Mills while the second was produced by Robert Hood under his The Vision alias.
Berlin clubs such as Bunker, Stattbad Wedding, Exit and Tresor (in its original location) all have one thing in common - they’re no longer open.
Now they’ve been pulled together to feature in a new limited-edition calendar created by Tine Fetz and Daniel Schneider. The calendar, called Places 2019: Berliner Cluborte der Vergangenheit features illustrations by Tine Fetz of a number of now closed Berlin clubs going back through the last three decades.
Far-right supporters at an AfD rally were outnumbered four to one by protestors at a demonstration in Berlin on Sunday (27th May).
Approximately 20,000 people, made up of 13 separate groups, turned out in opposition to the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) event in the capital.
Rødhåd is amongst the names confirmed for Moondance, a techno festival set in an historic Croatian castle this summer, adding another reason to head for the Balkans in the coming months.
Now in its sixth edition, the event will run from 9th to 11th August, and takes place at the Kamerlengo Fortress, a 15th Century structure sitting on the Adriatic coast at Trogir, a small island city around 5KM from Split. The town was recently ranked amongst the most stunning settlements of its kind by National Geographic.
Paul Kalkbrenner has shared another single from his forthcoming album ‘Parts of Life’. ‘Part Eight’ is the second single to be unveiled from the LP which is set to drop on 18th May.
Berlin in the 90s was a special place for a then-emergent electronic music culture, and specifically (although not exclusively) techno.
The city had been reunited in 1989 with the fall of the Wall, by which time fast beats and noises already had its youth hooked. The previous 44 years of separation had meant economic stagnation, leading to a huge amount of vacant space ideal for weekend-long parties. New clubs opened, and Germany's capital became a global centre of dance.
Take a tour through Tresor Berlin’s former subterranean home with this recently unearthed clip. The unassuming location on Leipziger Strasse served as the techno landmark’s home from 1991 to 2005.
Launching from behind the turntables, the eerily quiet video makes for an uneasy trek through the cavernous setting. For new entrants into the dance community, this no-budget footage through the garbage-strewn halls will likely serve as the only glimpses of a landmark that amplified the Detroit techno sound across Germany and through Europe.
Tresor and OHM have announced the Berlin clubs will be hosting a four-day “New Wave Rave” from 13th through 16th July. The event celebrates the 20th Anniversary of DJ Hell’s International Deejay Gigolo Records.
According to the party’s Facebook page, DJ Hell will be joined by the likes of The Hacker, DJ Naughty, Traxx, Acid Maria, and Boys Noize. David Carretta, Hard Ton, and Steril are among those scheduled to perform live.
Jonas Kopp returns to Berlin's Tresor imprint, next month, with a new album of futuristic techno experiments, titled 'Photon Belt'.
The eponymous 'Photon Belt' is "a band of intense light energy into which our star and its planets moves into [once every 11,000 years] for a duration of about 2,000 years," the press release informs us. "As part of the Pledian star group, our sun circles around the star named Alcyon, itself located at all times in the photon belt. Other stars, including ours, move in and out of it for varying periods of time, depending on their orbit."
As we ready ourselves for a night of techno at Berlin’s Tresor with international female collective female:pressure, halfway ‘round the world, known misogynist Donald Trump is busy swearing in as the 45th president of the United States.
At the same time, millions of women are sewing “pussy hats” and making protest signs in preparation for the weekend’s worldwide Women’s March against The Donald — the party’s timing couldn’t feel more apt.