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Ego
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EGO is the understated gem in a strip of cheesy Eurotrash discotheques just off the Reeperbahn, Hamburg's red light district, home of the world's most bundled-up prostitutes. More id than ego, this area is dubbed die s?ge Meile, or the sinful mile, for its glorification of all that is unholy: strip clubs, sex shops, brothels, live sex theatres, and Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals. By contrast, Ego's vibe and sound is always minimal (with a touch of electro). The premier - and possibly the only - venue for cutting-edge electronic music in Hamburg, Ego attracts the occasional underground superstars, like Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb who will be appearing there in April. Teutonic titans Fritz Kalkbrenner, Anja Schneider, Alex Niggemann and DJ Hell have all played there in recent months.