Berlin's politicians and clubs have teamed up to make the city's nightlife more sustainable.
Friends of the Earth Germany and organisation clubliebe e.V have formed a climate project alliance, with the aim of having Berlin nightclubs help make the city carbon neutral by 2050.
At the heart of the new sustainability project is the drive for nightclubs to, among other things, use eco-friendly lighting, cooling and heating systems, water installations. They will aslo endeavour to look into ways of managing waste and recycling better.
Berghain bouncer Sven Marquardt is the subject of a new documentary along with another of the club's 'deciders', Smiley Baldwin, and Frank Künster, who worked a similar role at the sorely-missed Delicious Donuts during the 1990s, and more latterly King Size.
The film, logically entitled 'Berlin Bouncer' and directed by David Dietl, tells the story of all three men, stretching from the 1980s to today, showing their move into and up through the ranks of the German capital's nocturnal communities. Basti Schwarz, of Tiefschwarz, has been placed in charge of the soundtrack.
Berghain is getting its own ice skating rink.
CTM Festival will be installing the rink in the legendary Berlin club's Halle am Berghain room as part of their 'Eishalle' mutlimedium installation, which will also feature DJ performances from Room 4 Resistance staple DJ Occult, label boss of Mophine Rabih Beani, and Norwegian disco mainstay Skatebård.
A new Berlin techno party kicks off at a secret warehouse location next month.
The opening party of L|nked is scheduled for 2nd February somewhere in the Lichtenberg district of eastern Berlin, and has confirmed DJs including Japanese techno DJ Wata Igarashi as well as A. Brehme.
Online radio station Berlin Community Radio has announced that it is to finis broadcasting next month.
“It is with heavy heart that we came to this decision, but we reached a dead end and spirits have fallen low after losing all funding in 2018,” the station’s founders Anastazja Moser and Sarah Miles have said in a statement announcing the decision. “We realize for many this comes as a shock and surprise but unfortunately as it is, BCR is not a sustainable model.”
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.