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.
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.
"The whole German reunification actually took place on the dancefloor" — that's the declaration of a new film which documents self-appointed capital of electronic music Berlin.
Titled 'The Sound Of Berlin', the new documentary allows music fans to explore the roots of the German capital's love affair with clubs and underground scenes.
A new exhibition, called Nineties Berlin, is to offer visitors the chance to revisit the city’s 1990s techno scene.
Created by the team behind Berlin’s DDR Museum, it will look into the parties and music of the decade which paved the way for the techno haven that Berlin is today.
Visitors will start their tour with a 16-minute film to set the scene, revisiting the time following the fall of the Berlin Wall when the city was reunited as east Berliners crossed over into the west and new sounds began to take shape and spread.
Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann, better known as Âme (that's pronounced 'arm', for the record, not 'ahh-may') often refer to their relationship as being like that of "an old couple". More accurately prehaps, they're like an old couple in an open marriage. While that's an unsavoury image, the description does bear scrutiny. They affectionately bicker with each other in the way that old, slightly adversarial friends, or spouses, do.
“Peter Kruder, a friend of mine, knew him, and said he was a super lovely dude. I mean, what do you expect from an 83-year-old guy coming to your studio, and he’s one of your musical heroes? I didn’t quite know what to expect. He could be a diva or dropping names all the time, but there was none of that. He came in and there was not one moment that was not great. It was heart-warming. He’s just a really lovely guy who feels the need to make music every day.”
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.