HYTE's 24-hour NYE rave timetable has been revealed for Funkhaus in Berlin, which looks set to be a celebration of the breadth and variety in the current international techno scene. That, and the arrival of 2018, of course.
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.
Electronic Beats has uncovered a long-forgotten documentary which goes behind the scenes of Berlin’s legendary early '90s trance scene.
Featuring interviews with fresh-faced selectors including Laurent Garnier and MFS Records founder Mark Reeder, the documentary also feature footage from the city's iconic Love Parades in 1991 and 1993.
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.
Berlin-based techno brand HYTE will be hosting its very own stage at Epizode Festival which is taking place on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam from 31st December to 10th January 2018.
The techno brand — which calls both Berlin and Ibiza home — will be bringing some of techno's biggest names to the island for the very first time.
Confirmed to appear will be Desolat boss Loco Dice, techno titan Chris Liebing, Minus label boss Richie Hawtin, Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann and techno duo Pan-Pot.
A club in Berlin is banning all CDJs and turntables. In an effort to broaden the minds of DJs and punters alike, Liquid Sky Berlin is banning the use of any type of media player and traditional turntable in favour of other music-making sources.
Berlin is getting a new techno temple, as it’s been announced that a club called OST is set to open in the city on Saturday 4th November.
The new space’s location is on a former power station that sits close to Ostkreuz station in Friedrichshain. It’s also the former site of Magdalena, the Berlin venue that closed amidst insolvency issues and controversy in 2016.
OST has locked Vakula, John Osborn and more to spin at its soft opening party on Saturday 4th November.
Berghain might be renowned the world over for its sights and sounds, but have you ever thought about how great it would be to actually smell like the hallowed Berlin institution? Ok, neither have we, but before you accuse us of absolutely losing the plot, let us point you in the direction of the work of Isabel Lewis and Sissel Tolaas.
Berlin's Berghain nightclub has been immortalised in a series of infographics which detail the techno club's cavernous rooms, floors and sections.
Split into four levels, Berghain famously houses a fetish club in the warehouse's darkened basement, whilst the building's top floor is home to popular rave cave Panorama Bar.
Japanese-born, Berlin-based techno DJ HITO is set to curated a new event series at IPSE in Berlin later this month, kicking off on 31st August and cryptically titled OTO.
OTO — which is Japanese for 'sound' — will see HITO joined by a slew of established and up-and-coming guests who hail from Germany, Japan and across the globe, with a focus on pure and organic-sounding techno sonics.