Berghain’s Kunst im Klub book reveals its commitment to reflecting queer activity in music, design and art. A curator ponders about the techno institution.
We sat down with Dettmann and two producers from the Berghain icon’s label—Kobosil and Answer Code Request—for a three-way conversation.
Ostgut Ton regular Nick Höppner puts a recent set at Berghain under the microscope.
One of Berlin’s favorite DJs speaks about his method and the future of his hometown, Detroit.
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.
Where do you spend your weekends? Our readers weigh in on their favorite nightlife spots of 2013.
The name Edward originates from the Olde English words for ‘wealth’ and ‘guardian’. While we don’t know about the profits in Ed’s pockets, we can safely say he guards a wealth of sounds for the house and techno loving citizens Berlin.
Now in the process of rediscovering her solitude in the dark forests of British Columbia, Claire Boucher has managed to shrug off the creative restraints that have accompanied her unexpected indie popstar dasein and reenter the introverted world of production and songwriting to which she’s accustomed.
Which venue floats your boat? Turns out it’s an actual boat, as in Budapest’s A38. Find out what other places our readers like to sweat and dance in the results of our poll for the year.
This week’s installment of Fast Food covers thoughts on the concept of the Bavarian Biergarten as well as why we shouldn’t be too angry with McDonald’s. Fast Food is a weekly blog about cooking and the micropolitics of dining by Thomas Schoenberger and Max Dax. The photo was taken at Hofbräu Biergarten in Munich under … Continued
The world according to acclaimed German director, novelist and producer Alexander Kluge is full of veils, masks, and hidden agendas. And not always in a bad way. From facial expressions to DNA, life is illusory and coded. But masks aren’t just forms of self-preservation through misrepresentation; they also provide freedom through anonymity — or protection … Continued
dancing onstage with @Grimezsz tonight at Berghain, please throw bottles at me — Gucci Goth (@guccigoth) May 25, 2012 @guccigoth onstage dancing with @Grimezsz but without pants. priceless. — no fear of pop. (@nofop) May 25, 2012 @guccigoth that was so hilarious hahaha, i turned around and u were taking off ur pants — Grimes(@Grimezsz) … Continued
EB: You once told me that the sound architecture of the infamous Berlin techno and house club Berghain inspired the making of some of your music. Do you remember your first time there? James Blake: I went to Berghain for the first time when Joy Orbison played on one of the Substance nights. The next … Continued
7:57 am Entering RE5800 at Berlin Ostbahnhof. Falling asleep. 9:49 am Changeover at Szczecin train station to TLK 81104/5 towards Gda?sk G?ówny. The sweltering heat inside the six person compartment is already unbearable in the early morning hours, probably thanks to the (at least in Berlin) often discussed continental climate. The following 5-and-a-half hour long … Continued
Intuition tells us you potentially take offense at being inundated with images of multi-pastelled eggs and bunny rabbits. We feel the same. Nevertheless, in keeping up with our pan-religious agenda (re: last December’s 8 classic Kraftwerk Hanukkah album reviews/month-long post-sundown Ramadan postings), we’re proud to present to you our Easter Special – an in-depth look … Continued
Twitter might not be the world’s most popular social media tool (Germany for example lacks users in contrast to Facebook), but it is surely one of the most stunning tools for sharing opinions in real-time. But what does Twitter (or its infamous ‘fail whale’) sound like? The project #tweetscapes gives an answer to this question. … Continued
Last week we told you about the upcoming new Berlin party PURGE, which debuts this Thursday with HTRK and Bruises. If you just can’t get enough evil in your nightlife, we recommend taking some heavy aspirin the morning after, sleeping the day away and then waking up for ? (not equal). The party, created in … Continued
Leisure System, the Berlin based party series & label who just celebrated their third Birthday with an epic party at Berghain, are preparhttp://www.leisuresystem.net/ls-ldn-02-corsica-studios/ing the second Leisure System Records release. Welcoming Eprom into the fold with two dank, metalic cuts perfect for a label which aims to reflect the diverse and often challenging nature of the … Continued
Marcel Fengler the Berghain Beat Boy is always able to present a multi-faced personality in his music. At one moment, the course and energy of his DJ sets can suddenly shift, but it’s hard to notice that specific moment. Due to his talent in reading in how the tracks float, the shifting between them is … Continued
Mix CDs aren’t necessarily the most important format in times of digital mixes and podcasts. Still, a good mix gives a better insight into an artist’s record collection, his or her current taste, mood and personal influences perhaps even more so than an album. Marcel Dettmann suits the mix CD format pretty well, as his … Continued
Another week to go and it’s finally here: Nika Roza Danilova’s new, epic album ‘Conatus’ under her moniker Zola Jesus. The Russian American singer’s third album will be released on Souterrain Transmissions on September 30th, she will be playing a couple of release shows around this date: her Paris gig is already sold out, the … Continued
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 … Continued
Hotflush overlord Scuba will be the next producer who lumbers up to the controls for an edition of !K7’s long running DJ Kicks series. Since moving to Berlin form Bristol a few years ago Scuba, real name Paul Rose, has release two stunning albums and put a huge amount of effort into introducing all kinds … Continued
Emika the Berlin based producer and sound designer will release her much anticipated debut album later this year. First coming to prominence with her dubstep-emo single ‘Drop the Other’, she swiftly followed with two more ‘Count Backwards’ and ‘Double Edge’. In between she also inspired Ostgut Ton‘s five year anniversary compilation Fünf by suggesting that … Continued
You may remember last year some charming videos that were doing the rounds showing some particularly crazy South African dancers throwing down to music that sounded like it had been beamed straight from another planet. This mini-craze was sparked by the release of Shangaan Electro Volume One (read our review here) by Honest Jon’s and … Continued
So, no one Nôze who they are? No way, that really doesn’t apply to this crazy French duo at all. Ezechiel Pailhes and Nicolas Sfintescu have had everyone waiting for over two years for the follow up to their crossover smash Songs on the Rocks. Now they are back with their fourth album – Dring … Continued