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Electronic Beats by Telekom presents an exclusive Depeche Mode showcase in Vienna

 

*This competition is now closed. Thank you for entering! Winners are notified Monday, March 11th.*

Electronic Beats is proud to present Depeche Mode‘s Delta Machine album launch event in Vienna on March 24. This exclusive showcase will see the band premiering material from their album, which is released on March 22, 2013, via Columbia/Sony, for fans in Europe.

Taking place in Vienna’s historic MuseumsQuartier, one of the world’s largest cultural centers, tickets for this one-off event are free, and will be given away to the most dedicated Depeche Mode fans. And because life is for sharing, we will be streaming the show in its entirety shortly after it happens for the rest of the world.

Fans are eligible to win one ticket per person by applying as a ‘fan-reporter’—a devoted and dedicated Depeche Mode fan who is willing to go the extra mile and to share his/her experience from the exclusive event.

In order to apply as a fan-reporter, fans simply need to post their online application as a wall post to Electronic Beats’ Facebook page and explain why you think you should win this once in a lifetime experience! You may qualify by submitting a video, a picture, an audio file, or a written proposal to prove your true passion for the band. The final deadline for applications is March 7, 2013, 18:00 CET. Let your imagination run free and be as creative as you possibly can!

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Conditions of participation for the competition for one ticket for Depeche Mode’s exclusive Delta Machine album launch concert in Vienna, Austria, on March 24, 2013. In order to take part in the competition, the participant needs to submit either written text, an image, audio or video file and post it to Electronic Beats’ Facebook page by publishing it as a wall post on http://www.facebook.com/electronicbeats until March 7, 2013, 18:00 CET. By joining the competition the participant assures that s/he will only share content s/he holds copyright for and grants Electronic Beats and Deutsche Telekom AG the right of use of the submission on www.electronicbeats.net and other Telekom platforms.

All natural persons who have reached the age of 18 (also applies to escorts) are entitled to take part. All employees of the Deutsche Telekom AG group, as well as of their foreign companies (such as Magyar Telekom, T-Hrvatski Telekom, Slovak Telekom, Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa S.A., T-Mobile Austria, etc.) and their relatives are excluded. After the winners have been determined they will be informed by March 11, 2013, at the latest. Deutsche Telekom AG and their foreign companies shall assume no liability for damages. The tickets are personalized and cannot be transferred, and are made available in the form of places on a guest list. Selling them on, in particular through internet auctions, is not permitted. The prize is void if it is not claimed after four days, if the winner cannot be found, or if the winner makes contact with the company commissioned by the organizer to run the competition. The organizers’ decision is final.

There is no right of appeal and cash payment of the prize is not possible. If one person takes part multiple times in the same competition, they may be barred from the competition. Where good cause exists to do so, Deutsche Telekom AG and their foreign companies are entitled to exclude participants from the competition with immediate effect. Such a cause shall be in particular in case of violation of these conditions of participation, in case of manipulation or attempted manipulation of the competitions, and in case of disruption or interference with the correct procedure of the competition. In such cases it is possible that any prizes may be subsequently revoked. Since the participant is posting text and/or imagery on Facebook, the participant also agrees to the respective user policy of Facebook. Otherwise no information will be handed out to third parties, all information will be deleted after the winners have been notified..
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Depeche Mode European Tour 2013 dates presented by Deutsche Telekom:
Vienna, Sun, Mar 24
Athens, Fri, May 10
Sofia, Sun, May 12
Bucharest, Wed, May 15
Budapest, Tue, May 21
Zagreb, Thu, May 23
Bratislava, Sat, May 25
Munich, Sat, June 01
Stuttgart, Mon, June 03
Frankfurt, Wed, June 05
Berlin, Sun, June 09
Leipzig, Tue, June 11
Hamburg, Mon, June 17
Düsseldorf, Wed, July 03
Düsseldorf, Fri, July 05
Prague, Tue, July 23
Warsaw, Thu, July 25

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Final call for the EB Readers’ Poll 2012!

We music fans love a list, but we love compiling one even more. Fellow music fans (and geeks), this is a friendly reminder that the 2012 EB Readers’ poll is only open for six more days. Which means in less than a week from now you’ll be no longer eligible to register your vote, nor have a chance of landing one of our ten awesome prizes including travel and two tickets to an EB Festival of your choice—all expenses paid, dinner with the EB Staff at their headquarters in Berlin, again all expenses paid, or a stack of your favorite albums of the year on the format of your choosing. You can peep the full prize rundown below, but if that isn’t enough to get you ranking everything that went into your eyes, ears and mouths in 2012, take a long, hard look at yourself. Don’t let your good taste go to waste.

The list closes on Tuesday, December 18. Just head here, or fill in the form at the bottom of this page. So what will it be? Did Dutch Tvashar Plumes massage your cerebral cortex? Or are you more of a Jessie Ware devotee? Were you feeling Cut Hands? Were you educated by “Imma Read”? Infinite love for Grimes…okay, we’re going to stop now, and let you start.

1st Prize: Travel and two tickets to an EB Festival of your choice—all expenses paid

2nd Prize: Dinner with the EB Staff at their headquarters in Berlin

3rd Prize: Your favorite albums of the year (in vinyl, CD or digital, whichever you prefer)

4th Prize: Five tickets for a EB Festival of your choice

5th Prize: A copy of Pet Shop Boys’ exclusive “Winner’” 7 inch single plus the special catalogue

6th Prize: A bag of New Order goodies

7th Prize: A premium Spotify account

8th Prize: A one year subscription to EB Magazine and Slices

9th Prize: A one year subscription to a Musicload pro account

10th Prize: Win a selection of 12 CDs from associates and members of the EB Family
 
 
UPDATE, December 18th, 2012, 6pm
Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2012 Reader’s Poll! We had quite a few entries and some pretty surprising results. Our online editors will be poring over your choices in the next few days, and the results will be announced on Saturday. Be sure to check back to see if your choice made the list—and whether you won one of our great prizes!

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Readers’ Poll: Your Best Of 2012

Another year come and gone; where does the time go? We all know the answer to that: work, partying, art, and of course: music. Throughout 2012, we’ve shared so much of the things we love with you that now we think it’s time for you to give us a little something back—your own taste and interests. Any music editor can make a Years’ Best list, but we want to know what you think about 2012, from your favorite album you’ve heard this year that to your most beloved venue for live music and body-moving DJ sets. In return, we have a selection of different prizes to give to you. They’re pretty big—take a look:

1st Prize: Travel and two tickets to an EB Festival of your choice—all expenses paid

2nd Prize: Dinner with the EB Staff at their headquarters in Berlin

3rd Prize: Your favorite albums of the year (in vinyl, CD or digital, whichever you prefer)

4th Prize: Five tickets for a EB Festival of your choice

5th Prize: A copy of Pet Shop Boys’ exclusive “Winner’” 7 inch single plus the special catalogue

6th Prize: A bag of New Order goodies

7th Prize: A premium Spotify account

8th Prize: A one year subscription to EB Magazine and Slices

9th Prize: A one year subscription to a Musicload pro account

10th Prize: Win a selection of 12 CDs from associates and members of the EB Family

Simply fill out the form below before December 18th. We’ll present the results over the holiday period, and select the winners in the New Year. The form awaits you below, as does 2013. We’re looking forward to exploring both with you.
 
 
UPDATE, December 18th, 2012, 6pm
Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2012 Reader’s Poll! We had quite a few entries and some pretty surprising results. Our online editors will be poring over your choices in the next few days, and the results will be announced on Saturday. Be sure to check back to see if your choice made the list—and whether you won one of our great prizes!
 
Illustration: Simone Klimmeck

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Podgorica Live Review: EB presents Montenegro

Last night, Karin Park, Fil Lavin and The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble performed at Crnogorsko Narodno Pozoriste Theater in Podgorica, Montenegro.

 

The show was sold out. There was an immense demand for tickets in Montenegro’s capital, also because the tickets were offered at an affordable price. The concert featuring Karin Park, The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble and DJ Fin Lavin took place in a 382-seat venue, the capital’s National Theater – the Crnogorsko narodno pozorište. You have to bear in mind that only few artists ever pay Montenegro a visit on their tours. So, also for this reason, the debut concerts of Karin Park and The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble were highly anticipated by the audience. It became most visible at the small bar at the back of the hall: Everybody wanted to drink, so the small bar that usually serves audiences at classical concerts eventually collapsed as they basically ran out of drinks. But even more notably, here everybody was dancing.

 

Below: Podgorica’s local hero Fil Lavin aka Filip Jankovic

 

Karin Park delivered a strong performance together with her brother David on drums – as reference points Fever Ray and Robyn come to mind. Perhaps it is no surprise that all three are of Swedish origin. Without attempting to play down Karin’s captivating vocal performance, I want to put special emphasis on David Park and his drum sound. Using his feet, he triggers sounds and effects, while he plays the drums with his hands. No wonder that the Park siblings received standing ovations after their set – cheered by the ever-enthusiastic Podgorica audience.

 

Below: Karin Park

 

 

 

Following next: The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble (watch the video of their live set at last year’s Electronic Beats Festival in Vienna). If you have ever been to a concert of The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble you’d know that their subtle orchestral music, touched by electronic sonics, doesn’t seem to fit into such an euphoric backdrop. But by persistently intensifying their repetetive and hypnotic music, Brandt Brauer Frick and ensemble managed to lure the audience into a whole different musical world. They probably played some tunes faster, or they may have added the electronic sound elements less subtley than usual. Be it as it may – they built up a completely different kind of tension compared to the dark electronics of Karin Park. And again: dancing people, including the security guards, at the bar and standing ovations by the audience when their set had finally come to an end.

 

Below: The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble

 

 

 

Due to the National Theater’s curfew at 11:30 p.m., most of the concert-goers, all the film crews as well as some of the artists went to the nearby Alan Ford Caffe to continue the party to the sound of DJ Fil Lavin of Montenegro origin – the same DJ who had been spinning tracks in between the concert slots at the Electronic Beats presents Montenegro just an hour before. To me, that was the most beautiful aspect of it all: that the party continued and that these two spaces were mutually linked thanks to Lavin.

 

Here are two links:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151242735314536.477832.8657329535

https://www.facebook.com/events/118204625004114

 

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Waves Vienna 2012

It’s that time of year again: the second chapter of Vienna’s freshest festival and showcase Waves Vienna is nearly upon us. Between 4 – 7 October 2012 over 100 of the newest talent and established acts including Pantha Du Prince, The Wedding Present, Dillon, Rustie, Tu Fawning, Gold Panda, Kavinsky and Addison Groove will play across 12 stages set against the backdrop of the Danube canal.

 

This year, Electronic Beats are getting involved. We’ll be hosting their own stage on the 6 October with a line-up headlined by techno romanticist Pantha Du Prince. Also onboard is Berlin-based producer Dena who will be bringing her trademark DNA-spliced mutant r’n’b and enigmatic Austrians with a taste for wintry sonics HVOB.

We have three pairs of tickets to the festival to give away. To enter the raffle, drop us your email by September, 30 and we’ll notify the winners by email (UPDATE: Competition is closed!). You can check out the full timetables for the festival here:

Thursday 4th, October 2012
Friday 5th, October 2012
Saturday 6th, October 2012

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