An emergency coronavirus fund for musicians, worth up to €40million, has been launched in Germany.
GEMA, the German performing rights organisation, made the announcement today, Monday 23rd March, with the intended recipients songwriters and composers.
Berlin collective Room 4 Resistance has shared an informative document to help people navigating coronavirus.
The party starting group, which is focused on community-building and the creation of safer spaces, has compiled information on a Google Doc, which includes signposts for services and organisations offering support.
British-born, Berlin-based DJ/producer and writer Jonty Skrufff has passed away.
The news was shared by his partner and fellow Berlin DJ Fidelity Kastrow in a Facebook post on Jonty’s page. “Jonty had been battling cancer but kept his diagnosis confidential until days before his death, so nobody would treat him differently and to be able to continue to live the life he so loved,” her post begins.
With much of the continent on lockdown due to the global spreads of coronavirus, Berlin promoters have found an ingenious way to combat the issue: a 24-hour virtual club.
Berlin club Kater Blau confirms that a party-goer who visited the club on the 7th March has tested positive for coronavirus, or COVID-19.
After the banning of mass gatherings and events across many parts of Europe and the U.S., Kater Blau issued a statement this weekend (14th March), regarding contact from a guest who had tested positive for COVID-19.
Berlin clubs Tresor, OHM and Wilde Renate have all decided to close their doors and cancel events until April 20th in response to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.
Clubs in Berlin are fighting to gain the same cultural recognition as opera houses, concert halls and theatres.
They are classified currently as "entertainment venues" alongside brothels and casinos, but seek the legal status that would protect them from gentrification in the German capital.
London’s Anu is an infectious kind of personality. Her un-dogmatic DJing and illustrations reflect the world around her in all its diverse glory. On her regular radio shows at both the BBC’s Asian Network and NTS, Anu can rope together stretches of progressive house and UK funky with a Wings track, or rub a vintage Bollywood singer like Asha Bhosle up against Gucci Mane. Nothing’s off limits. Her illustrations similarly comprise scribbled meditations on the people and moods that surround her on the street and the TV; a multimedia diary of Anu’s rich day-to-day.
Berlin’s popular, and devoutly phone-free, party Savour The Moment has kicked off 2020 with the launch of a label.
First up on Savour The Moment is Fufi.SNC with the ‘Homebase’ EP, one third of Munich crew SNC Recs. The EP comprises four cuts of breezy, atmospheric house, proto-trance, and crisp breakbeats, in perfect keeping with Savour The Moment’s euphoric vibe at Wilde Renate.
Below, you can hear ‘Eagle Breaks’, an aptly titled cut that soars and chirps on a dreamy melodic bed.