10 Berlin Club Toilets in Review
We put in the hours and ranked the facilities at some of Berlin's most popular clubs.
Positive Agression: Tanith’s Guide to Belgian Rave and New Beat
A German techno veteran lists 10 essential tracks from the late '80s and early '90s that helped define an electronic music uprising in Belgium and beyond.
Covering Tracks: Avalon Emerson
Spring Theory signee Avalon Emerson tells us about the records she found while touring the USA.
Have a peek at photos from Karen O’s Berlin show
Have a rummage through photos from Karen O's performance in Berlin last night.
Win Tickets to see EB Presents Alt-J in Berlin!
We're bringing Alt-J to Berlin to celebrate the release of their latest LP, and you can win tickets to the show right here.
“Music is a weapon” – Alec Empire on Digital Hardcore
Our Berlin Experiment series continues as Alec Empire recalls the genesis of Digital Hardcore—the label and genre—from East Berlin's post-apocalyptic wastel ...
“To debate and plan revolutions” Lena Braun on Berlin’s Boudoir
Our Berlin Experiment series continues with the story of Berlin's first queer salon, Boudoir, Lena Braun‘s hub of art, opulence and, um, Astroturf.
Adventures in Soundland: Berlin Atonal Festival 2014
Berlin's Atonal Festival features Cabaret Voltaire in their first show in more than 20 years—find out what else to expect.
“Looking for trouble in West Berlin” Wolfgang Müller on Punk and Swastikas
Artist Wolfgang Müller looks back at his controversial film which cast a toddler as Sid Vicious argues in favour of the subversive power of the swastika.
On redesigning the piano: An interview with Nils Frahm
Not content with reinventing piano music, Berliner Nils Frahm is now reinventing the piano himself—with the help of craftsman David Klavins. Wyndham Wallace w ...
“Like in a Tarkovsky film” Ben de Biel on Berlin’s Nineties Art Squats
At the beginning of the nineties, the underground was in charge of Berlin. Activist and photographer Ben de Biel was there, and here recalls stories from the mu ...
“Hit by a culture shock” Robot Koch on hanging in Berlin
In the first of a new series of artists talking about their relationship with the city of Berlin, Robot Koch (of Jahcoohzi and Robots Don't Sleep) wonders if th ...
“You can tell the decay starts”: Efdemin interviewed
Dial Records' techno necromancer has distilled three months in Japan into a masterful, shimmering new album. Philip Sherburne talks to him about travel, techno ...
EB Video Premiere: Black Cracker – “Living Right”
This is the exclusive video premiere of "Living Right" by rapper, producer and Berlin underground star Black Cracker. Taken from the forthcoming album Poster Bo ...
No Boundaries: Ricardo Villalobos recommends… Music
Ricardo Villalobos is a Chilean-born electronic musician based in Berlin. This recommendation, taken from the Winter 13/14 issue of Electronic Beats Magazine, i ...
Last Man Standing: An interview with Marcel Dettmann
We caught up with the Berghain resident—whose marathon sets are the stuff of techno lore—to talk excess, anarchy and playing drones to excited tourists.
EB Premiere: Cyan Kid’s “Only Love” feat. Loki (M.E.S.H. Remix)
Cyan Kid is one of the online underground's most intriguing producers. Be the first to hear M.E.S.H.'s remix of Cyan Kid's "Only Love" featuring Loki in this ex ...
DJ Richard recommends Heatsick’s Re-Engineering
In the upcoming issue of Electronic Beats Magazine, White Material co-founder Richard expounds on his love of the new album from PAN producer Heatsick.
Contort Yourself: An interview with Samuel Kerridge
Despite his rave roots, the Berlin-based artist's new album and the club night he promotes draw further away from techno and deeper into the post-apocalyptic da ...
Real Life Rave Confessions Vol. 1
In our new regular feature, we bring you anonymous but true stories from the depths of the dancefloor. If you have a Real Life Rave Confession, email it to real ...
X-MIX returns to Berlin
The legendary VHS series is being reborn in a melding of old and new in Berlin's Stattbad Wedding, and we're giving away tickets for the very first new edition.
Vicious Cycle: Louise Brailey on The Field’s Cupid’s Head
The Field's fourth album marks a dramatic change in tone if not form. A small but critical update for the Berlin-based master of prolonged gratification, says L ...
EB Listening: Stream Coma’s remix of “Guest List” by DENA
Forthcoming EB Festival booking DENA follows the underground hit "Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools" with new single "Guest List". Hear the track remixed by E ...
Mark Reeder’s Atonal Adventures and Avant-Garde vs Functional Music
The key member of Berlin's experimental scene for 30+ years reflects on Berlin Atonal past and present. Plus a video clip of EB's panel discussion held at this ...
Kompakt Pop-Up Store Berlin, full program announced!
On Saturday the Kompakt Pop-Up Store rolls into Berlin with an accompanying program of activities, discussions and workshops- We've got the full details here.
EB Listening: rRoxymore’s Precarious/Precious EP
An exclusive stream of Hermione Frank's new EP, coming out on Planningtorock's Human Level label.
Video Flashback: Moderat
Watch a special YouTube playlist featuring our favorite Moderat moments taken from the EB vaults, including a Slices feature from 2010 and Modeselektor live in ...
Five Berlin Club Nights That Have Nothing to do With House or Techno
The German capital has long been regarded as clubbers' paradise for the house and techno legions, but if you're the kind of clubber who likes something a bit di ...
Kompakt Pop-Up Store is coming to Berlin, supported by Electronic Beats
2013 is Kompakt's 20th anniversary year and to celebrate the pioneering label has taken its record store on the road across Europe. Next stop: Berlin, supported ...
A Perfect Circle: Max Dax talks with Mark Ernestus
In this in-depth interview taken from the most recent issue of Electronic Beats Magazine, we speak with the reclusive but seminal techno producer about his new ...
End Notes: An interview with the organizers of Berlin Atonal (part 3)
The historic event returns to the city after a 23 year hiatus, bringing a zero nostalgia line-up of adventurous sounds. In this final installment of the three-p ...
Axis Powers: Moritz & Laurens von Oswald talk to Juan Atkins
In this conversation taken from our Summer, 2013 issue of Electronic Beats Magazine—ahead of their appearance at Atonal Festival—the two techno pioneers dis ...
“Before it was called social media, it was called word of mouth”: An interview with the organizers of Berlin Atonal ...
The historic event returns to the city after a 23 year hiatus, bringing a zero nostalgia line-up of adventurous sounds. In this three-part interview, EB editor- ...
Key to the City: An interview with the organizers of Berlin Atonal (part 1)
The historic event returns to the city after a 23 year hiatus, bringing a zero nostalgia line-up of adventurous sounds. We quiz the organizers about the legacy, ...
Audioccult Vol. 61: Every Man And Every Woman Is A DJ
Spin Spin Sugar: Audioccult drops some tips & tricks to make your sets gold, with tracks from David Lynch, Zola Jesus, Silent Servant, Chippy Nonstop & more.
Live Report: Depeche Mode in Berlin, June 9, 2013
Douglas J. McCarthy is the Nitzer Ebb frontman and EBM innovator who toured with Depeche Mode in the late '80s, making him the perfect person to review their so ...
Slices Issue 2-13 hits shelves June 20th
It's that time again. Get the details for the brand new issue of Slices. Clue: it features Robag Wruhme, Stefan Goldmann and a whole bunch of other top-tier nam ...
EB Video Premiere: Safety Scissors – “Progress and Perseverance”
Watch the new Greg Zifcak and Will Rahilly-directed music video for “Progress and Perseverance”, the first single off of Safety Scissors' new Bpitch release ...
“You’ve got to pay your dues”: Madlib talks to Thomas Fehlmann
Following the announcement of the upcoming release of a Quasimoto rarities record, we reproduce a conversation from our print mag between the revered hip-hop pr ...
Live Report: Deconstructing Spectacle with The Knife
Challenging the audience on various levels, The Knife's "Shaking The Habitual" tour more than lives up to its name.
“No bullshit techno”: an interview with White Material Records’ DJ Richard
You probably remember DJ Richard from a recent Mix of the Day on Electronic Beats, now we caught up with one half of White Material Records to discuss the label ...
Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas J. McCarthy shares his Depeche Moment
In the latest edition of our series assessing the impact of Depeche Mode through personal narratives, EBM innovator Douglas J. McCarthy recounts why being force ...
Now More Heroes: Daniel Jones recommends Dracula Lewis’ U$e Your Illu$ion$
The idea of "punk heroes" might seem laughable in 2013, but if such a term ever carried meaning then Dracula Lewis certainly deserves it.
Deconstructions, echoes and cross references: Stefan Betke on Zomby’s Dedication
As excitement grows for Zomby's newly-announced "With Love" album, read Pole's Stefan Betke take on the UK producer's previous album.
EB Premiere: Eli & Fur – Nightmares (Nils Hoffmann Remix)
Listen and download Nils Hoffman's remix of Eli & Fur's stunning “Nightmares” track, out next month via NYX Records
The Radio Sessions: Daniel Steinberg
Daniel Steinberg is the studio guest on this week's edition of Electronic Beats On Air. He'll be discussing his new LP Treptow and spinning a mix.
Pictoplasma: The world’s leading festival of contemporary character culture
A new edition of Pictoplasma, the world’s leading conference and festival on character art and design, is taking place in Berlin from April 10th–14th, 2013. ...
The Depeche Mode Fan Exhibition: We want your submissions!
Calling all Depeche Mode fans! We want your submissions to the unique Depeche Mode Fan Exhibition which accompanies the Depeche Mode European Tour 2013.
“The Beatles never had to sell aging”: Chris Bohn and Max Dax on Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine
In a conversation between EB's editor-in-chief and The Wire's editor, the two respected journalists contemplate Depeche Mode's new album together.
Shantel recalls his Depeche Moment
In the next part of our series assessing the impact of Depeche Mode through personal narratives, German DJ and producer Shantel remembers the role Depeche Mode' ...
The Radio Sessions: Egokind
This week we welcome up-and-coming techno producer Egokind into the FluxFM studio for another edition of the Electronic Beats On Air radio show, hosted by Mathi ...
“It’s almost too personal”: Daniel Miller contemplates the Depeche Mode catalogue
The Mute Records founder and co-producer of the band's first five albums—often referred to as their invisible member—contemplates all 13 of their albums, of ...
EB Video Premiere: Douglas Greed feat. Kuss – “This Time”
You might already know DJ and producer Douglas Greed from our Mix of the Day, or maybe it’s his various releases on German dance labels such as Acker Re ...
An interview with Brandt Brauer Frick
This week sees the release of acoustic techno act Brandt Brauer Frick's third LP Miami. Electronic Beats' editor-in-chief Max Dax went to their studio in Neukol ...
The Radio Sessions: Mano Le Tough
On tonight's Electronic Beats On Air, Mano Le Tough will be speaking to FluxFM host Mathias Weck about his forthcoming LP Changing Days, also featuring an hour ...
The Death of Rave: panel discussions from CTM.13
We exclusively host the audio from these panel discussions from CTM.13 festival examining the life and death of rave culture in the UK and Berlin.
Gudrun Gut recalls her Depeche Moment
In our ongoing series assessing the impact of Depeche Mode, we speak with the Monika Enterprise leader; founding member of Malaria!, Mania D, and Matador; origi ...
The Radio Sessions: Soukie & Windish
It's the turn of The Liebe Detail, URSL and 200 Records-affiliated producers Soukie & Windish to drop by the FluxFM studios for this week's edition of Electroni ...
EB Listening: The White Lamp – Make It Good (Phon.o Remix)
This remix has already made the rounds throughout our beloved clubs, providing incontestable proof that Carsten Aermes aka Phon.o is the go-to-guy when it comes ...
Louise’s Choice: February
What’s that? You want to know what’s been going in our minds this week, reverberating our synapses and sending broader vibrations throughout our bodies and ...
24 hours in Prague – Part one
The first installment of a seven-part series looking at the subcultural practitioners who keep Prague's artistic impulse alive.
2012 Editor’s Picks: Max Dax
Another year long gone. Musically speaking, 2012 was a great year—at least for me, as I see music not only in terms of fun but also as a way to calibrate myse ...
H.P. Baxxter meets Modeselektor Part 2 – “Every audience loves pyro”
Modeselektor’s Sebastian Szary narrowly escaped death recently after dancing on top of what he thought was a spotlight during a performance in Austria. It tur ...
H.P. Baxxter meets Modeselektor Part 1 – “It’s the haircut, I guess.”
Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary share H.P. Baxxter’s love of the Roland Space Echo, as they recently discovered in conversation with the ...
Final call for the EB Readers’ Poll 2012!
Got good taste that you want to share? Who doesn't. Want to win one of our impressive prizes. Hurry up and get voting.
Readers’ Poll: Your Best Of 2012
Let us know what sounds and sights made this year special to you, and get a chance to win plane tickets to EB Festivals, your favorite vinyl albums, and more.
Electronic Beats Screen Test: Mark Reeder
We’ve got a video camera and we’re gonna use it—to make screen tests! The first person starring is Mark Reeder. Our screen tests are around one minute lon ...
The Radio Sessions: Henrik Schwarz
On this week’s edition of our Radio Sessions, Henrik Schwarz makes himself comfortable in the FluxFM studio chair. The one-time graphic designer will be discu ...
Interview: Bill Kouligas
The Greek Bill Kouligas lives in Berlin where he moved to from London three years ago. From there he runs PAN, one of the most exciting labels for experimental ...
EB Video Premiere: Gudrun Gut – Garten
Wild grasses, and thistles, and humblebees — Gudrun Gut goes to the Garden … to the “Garten”. Watch the new music video off her album “Wildlife”
Grischa Lichtenberger: An Interview
For me, it’s ideologically important that electronic music shows that even dilettantes like me can make music. I mean, it’s not about being the next Franz L ...
Schneider TM comes to terms with Construction Sounds
We talked to Dirk Dresselhaus of Schneider TM about his latest record, Berlin's never ending under-construction status and his new role curating Wednesday night ...
Clark: A short interview about improvisation
After a technical glitch at a recent last show, Warp mainstay Clark was forced to continue by improvising an analogue set. Michael Aniser was at the performance ...
EB Video Premiere: Dillon – Your Flesh Against Mine
When it comes to Dillon, we're pretty sure you've already realized how much we do adore her. Covergirl for Electronic Beats Magazine issue 1/2012, live guest on ...
Electronic Beats comes to IFA 2012
The IFA, the massive Berlin-based gathering of technological and industrial innovators, will see some very special appearances this year by Electronic Beats and ...
Stefan Betke vs. Wolfgang Voigt
From Kraftwerk’s travel obsession and the endless poetics of Manuel Göttsching’s E2-E4 to Atom™’s overt Schubert references on Winterreise, Germ ...
Otto von Schirach: the mutant behind the music
If we had to choose a cultural hero to answer our life questions, we’d probably choose Otto von Schirach. In fact, we did just that, in this article you ...
EB Exclusive: Bar25 – Tage außerhalb der Zeit
Places like Bar25 have been an essential part of Berlin culture. While GEMA‘s greed may be affecting large nightclubs, smaller and more underground clubs ...
Counting with Walter W. Wacht
Being a multi tab interwebz browsing so-called ‘digital native’ since the late ninetees still doesn’t make Walter W. Wacht automatically a ner ...
Impressions of New Order in Berlin (Exhibition and Concert)
Watch glimpses of beauty from New Order’s days in Berlin