Two Berlin nightclubs are opening their doors to homeless people this winter.
The clubs, Astra Kulturhaus and Bi Nuu, both based in the Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain district of the German capital, will be offering shelter one night a week in January and February.
The German newspaper Der Tagesspiel states that Bi Nuu will have accomodation for up to 15 women, while Astra Kulturhaus has space for up to 25 men.
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.
70% of ravers hate phones on the dancefloor according to a new study, confirming what we all knew anyway.
According to ComRes research commissioned by Eventbrite, the vast majority of British adults find it irritating when other people are taking pictures or recording videos during live performances. 69% would support 'more than minimal action' to minimise the disruption devices cause.
Berlin authorities have made €1million available to clubs for soundproofing, re-affirming the city's status as the most techno-friendly capital in the world.
The local government had promised to establish a fund amid growing pressure on venues from residential development. From today a public grant of either €50,000 or €100,000 will be open for applications from clubs looking to complete 'projects of extraordinary importance'.
Emerging Berlin-based producer GMG will release their ‘30+ EP’ via Thirty Year Records on 30th November.
The elusive producer’s training in jazz music shines through on this EP, with each of its charming house cuts boasting nods, nuances and instrumental motifs from the style. While plenty of house artists have been toying with “jazzy” sounds in recent years – to painfully mixed results – it’s nice to hear someone doing it with a degree of expertise.
Berlin’s underground club scene serves as the backdrop to a new crime drama series hitting Amazon Prime this week.
The original entrance to techno club Tresor is being immortalised as an exhibit in a new museum.
The Humboldt Forum is a new museum in the Berlin palace which will open at the end of 2019, where the legendary venue’s door will be on display among artefacts that celebrate Germany’s rich history, including mosaics from the Holy Roman Empire.
The Humboldt Forum said: “The door reminds us of the pulsating party culture of the 1990s and symbolises the city’s free spaces, which gave birth to a lively cultural scene.
"This object truly reflects Berlin’s eventful history.”
Detroit techno pioneer Robert Hood will be pulling a double shift at a Berlin church next month as part of an event that will see him DJ and preach.
Taking place at Kreuzberg’s St Thomas Kirche, the DJ, who is also an ordained minister, will perform and preach at the event between 7pm and 9pm on Friday, November 9, ahead of an appearance later that night at Tresor. It’s not ticketed but the church is encouraging donations.
“You could mistake me as an older guy who is already past his best times,” says Chris Liebing, who is 50 in December. And he’s right: it would be easy to write the German off as another big room techno DJ who is simply going through the motions. But he is anything but. As well as constantly innovating in the DJ booth with a setup more befitting a teenage computer game obsessive, he’s also about to release the best album of his career, and it’s not one you would expect.