An artificial intelligence programme has been taught to create 231 producer names, and they're alarmingly believable.
Berlin-based Swede Olle Holmberg is a producer and photographer with a great affinity for one of Berlin's most renowned record shops, Hard Wax. So much so that he trained an AI to scan and analyse every artist name on the store's website, and subsequently create its own names.
Berlin's legendary techno mecca Arena Club will close its doors at the end of next month with its long term future up in the air.
The vast space near the banks of the River Spree, renowned for parties like Live From Earth and Dystopian, will be converted into a "fancy" location fit for commercial events. It coincides with a large scale theatre project, called Caveman, which will operate across the warehouse district of the Spree.
DJ Mag doubts "fancy" commercial events will sustain the same hedonistic heart and soul which Arena Club inspired in its thousands of fans.
Johannes Albert has announced a new album, 'Lichtenberg', his first LP since 2013's acclaimed debut, 'Hotel Novalis'.
A resident at Berlin's legendary nightspot Salon Zur Wilden Renate, one of the venues involved in last year's rave protesting the far right group AfD, on his latest work the German artist charts acid, 1990s rave, New Wave and EBM (a genre we ran a special on last year).
Farbfernseher, one of Berlin's best small clubs, is set to close.
Three million club tourists spent over €1.4bn in Berlin last year, it's estimated.
The Berlin Clubcommission, a group which upholds the interests of clubs and nightlife businesses, published a report stating that while club industry turnover was €216m in 2018, their overall spend on accomodation, food and other activities eventually accumulated to €1.48bn.
The report found that one third of all Berlin visitors fall into the club tourist bracket, and that they spend an average of €205 per day (seemingly they're not on the white ciders for pre-drinks...)
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.”