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PURGE: Berlin Blackness

PURGE: Berlin Blackness Berlin may be the unofficial home of techno, but some crave a different kind of party. A party of aggressive sounds, crushing bass, black acid and trance-inducing drones. Three local promoters have decided it’s time for a change. In November, BL4CK M4G1CK, Gegen, and Gucci Goth (aka Electronic Beats’ own editor Daniel) are launching their new monthly party PURGE. Seeking to encourage spasms, violent dancing and (according to their press release) “the end of party apathy”, the theme is a combination of industrialized electronics, post-hardcore influenced dubstep, deathmetal rave, and witched-out hip hop; from SALEM to WOLD, they’ll be taking us on a journey through sonic evil.

PURGE promo video directed by dieLAMB and xorxyzt

PURGE Vol. 1 November 10th
Along with their combined DJ might, the trio will be joined by Easton West (Sons of Cataclysm) and two singular live acts. Bruises is the new project from reliq members Carolin and Phillip, somewhere between an acid-addled PJ Harvey and Jarboe at her strangest. Headlining the show is the Australian group HTRK, hypnotic cold bleakness to slow the pulse to the point of expiration.
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PURGE presents C3R3MØNY November 18th
For a more ritualistic take on the magick that is PURGE, the trio are also presenting the unholy racket of Burial Hex and the Black Magick Ensemble, which also features reliq members as well as Berlin-via-Paris okkvlt noisemaker Jonny Teardrop. Joining the PURGE DJs on the decks is Opium Hum (?) and decent from one of our favorite art-bars O Tannenbaum.
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Tom Ass (Gegen) PURGE mix

If you’ve been feeling the new wave of darkness that we’ve been feeling, then hopefully you’re as excited as us about this. Come November, we’re putting on our best draped black and descending into a world of 808s, fog and throbbing lows so low that our souls will never be the same.

Published October 27, 2011.