Although we’re aware our event section is pretty Berlin-heavy, the German capital really does have some of the best parties in the world,and we cannot help but share the details. And this weekend is no exception as it’s the third birthday of Leisure System at Berghain and Panorama Bar, which will also serve as the official launch event of Leisure System Records.
Founded three years ago by Sam Barker, Ned Beckett and Michail Stangl, Leisure System is one of the most reknown and parties in Berlin, focussing on mostly techno-related dance music: rave, jungle, dubstep, synth and digital house, garage techno – you name it. Happy birthday, let’s rave some more!
Of course the three year birthday bash will be celebrated a little bit bigger than the previous Leisure System nights: both Panorama Bar and Berghain floor will be sporting massive line-ups with a special DJ set by Manchester acid house pioneers 808 State at P-bar and the first ever Berlin appearance of Sean O’Keeffe, Simon Colebrooke and Rob Playford aka 2 Bad Mice, heroes of the 90s hardcore, jungle and drum& bass. Leisure System will also be joined by Africa Hitech (Mark Pritchard / Harmonic 313 and Steve White / Spacek), who are travelling faster than light with their recent Warp-released album ’93 Million Miles’.
But there’s even more: Jackmaster (Numbers), Space Dimension Controller (R&S, Kinnego Records), Blawan (R&S), Lando Kal (Hot Flush), Hrdvision, Barker, N>E>D, Puzzle, Area Boy, and Objekt – an endless coming and going of great producers and djs.
Berghain will be open a bit earlier on friday, opening on 11:30pm – so make sure to come early and not to miss Puzzle’s and Area Boy’s (both Leisure System Records) dj sets.
Tune into the latest Leisure System radio show below to get a taste of the night’s programme. For now you can win 2 guest list slots for Leisure System 3rd anniversary by filling out the form below. And we promise to let you know as soon as more details about Leisure System London on October 22nd (with Jacques Greene, Machinedrum, Lazer Sword, Puzzle and Nguzunguzu) and the Netherlands emerge.