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 make up the backbone of Germany’s sexy capital city. But Bar25 was more than just a club — it was a restaurant, spa, relaxation spot, and creative focus for so many different individuals. Sadly, Bar25 closed their doors in late 2010; however, there’s still a chance to relive some of the glories of late nights and sweaty dance parties overlooking the Spree river. The anticipated documentary Bar25 was released in May 2012 to Germany’s independent cinemas and within eleven weeks, drew over 20,000 audience members. Whether you were there or just wish you were, it’s a wonderful look at an integral slice of Berlin.
This exclusive mix, done for Electronic Beats Radio, features a taste of what you might have heard in the well-missed venue. Stream it below, remember (if you ever forgot) what a wonderful and creative place Berlin is to allow something so DIY to blossom, and then go out and make something wonderful of your own.
Published July 26, 2012.