Berlin’s Atonal Festival has capped its incredible 2019 lineup.
The latest additions include rRoxymore, Forest Drive West and Mala, who join previously announced names like Bambounou, Buttechno, Objekt + Ezra Miller, SHYBOI, Terrence Dixon, James Ruskin, Umwelt, Solid Blake, and Fever AM founders Mor Elian and Rhyw, who’ll play back-to-back.
Atonal takes place from August 28 to September 1 at the cavernous and industrial Kraftwerk.
"For us it was... where everything started from. It was in the middle of mountains, so you have that view from the stage. The first time they did a party for two days, there were people with caravans, tents — it was that kind of rave.”
“Everything that is around you influences you. Think about Berlin — it’s very dark, the city is quite like that. In Napoli, we have sun, sea... it’s more Latin. So maybe we are bringing that through,” Madonna says, explaining how the lush-yet-gritty landscape might impact the city’s aural output. He seems to have forgotten industrial might.
We’re told Neapolitans have a phrase — wherever you go, there is always Coca-Cola, Martini and someone from Naples. As much as the port brings in, it puts out, leading to a roaming band of dedicated local disciples at any date in the world, that books someone from the city. But a trade deficit has also emerged. The demise of clubs such as Old River and the 5,000-capacity indoor Metropolis betray a wider struggle in the dance community.
Markantonio, meanwhile, is still in Naples’ charmingly crumbling centre. Like Madonna, he’s proud of the city and its identity, but agrees there are issues. “Everything we do here is 10 times more difficult than in Holland or Germany or wherever.” Genny Mosca also understands. After two decades in the Neapolitan promotions game, while running a label and artist agency, he’s seen all sides of the dance industry.
HYTE are set to launch a series of warehouse events this summer.
The Berlin promoters will launch the HYTE party series next month in Room 2 of Shedhallespace, situated in the grounds of the city's Funkhaus Complex.
The first event will take place on Friday 16th August, with performances from DJ Mag's June cover star Adam Beyer and Second State honchos Pan-Pot.
Serbian DJ Lag has shared an in depth account of his experience playing at Berlin's famous Berghain nightclub.
In a Reddit thread, Lag described his experience of playing at the club in detail, mentioning that in the past he had been rejected as a party go-er three times on the same night.
Berlin techno collective SYNOID will throw a four-day rave next weekend.
The SYNOID weekender will be held at Griessmuehle, one of Berlin's beloved music venues in the Neukölln district.
The party will run from 19th July to 22nd July, with music from Rebekah, Regal and Clouds.
SYNOID have welcomed the likes of I Hate Models, Kobosil, Lucy, Marcel Fengler and Truncate to previous events, at venues such as Berlin's Tresor and Closer club in Milan.
Ableton's LOOP summit is returning to Berlin in 2020 on April 24th to 26th. The conference took a year off in 2019, after moving to Los Angeles in late 2018. Now, it's returning to its spiritual home of Berlin, in a new cultural venue called Silent Green, with ticket registration opening in September 2019.
Berlin Atonal has revealed the second wave of acts joining its 2019 line-up.
The festival runs across five days from the 28th August to 1st September at Berlin's Kraftwerk venue, with a program of art projects, live music performances and audio-visual experiences as well as cutting-edge DJ sets.
A fire broke out in Berlin’s Club der Visionaere this morning, 15th June.
Firefighters were called to the beloved Kreuzberg club shortly after 8 AM and prevented the blaze from spreading to a nearby gas station.
According to a tweet from the Berlin Fire Department, three people were “slightly injured” in the incident. The cause of the fire remains unknown.
A report highlighted by iMS Ibiza's Business Report for 2019 has found that Berlin clubbers spent €200 on average per day during their time in the city last year.
The study, which was carried out by the Berlin Club Commission organisation, goes some way to highlighting just how important the clubbing industry and dance music scene is to Berlin economically. The report found that Berlin is home to 280 club venues and that they made €168 million in total during the 12 months of 2018. Those venues also employed around 9,000 people between them.
A new virtual tour of Berghain has been created via video game Minecraft.
The notoriously clandestine Berlin club, which prohibits photography and filming, can now be experienced via the remarkably accurate five-minute digital tour on YouTube. Watch it below.