MINUS adventures in Berlin’s woods

MINUS  adventures in Berlin’s woods Everybody in Germany agrees: this summer isn’t the summer most people expected it to be. Too much rain, too cloudy and not enough sun. Which doesn’t mean the bad weather has stopped people from going to festivals and open airs, it was just a major turnoff. Fingers crossed then that next weekend will see better weather as Richie Hawtin is bringing his minimal techno label MINUS to Berlin’s outskirts for an open air extravaganza.

In cooperation with party hosts Patentblau and gear lender Edelmat, Hawtin and MINUS will be showcasing live sets by Marc Houle, Gaiser and Heartthrob as well as DJ sets by Ambivalent, Barem, Troy Pierce and Fabrizio Maurizi and of course Hawtin himself will be spinning records. Though you shouldn’t be expecting a Plastikman set, chances are good that the visuals around the open air area will be delicious anyway.

The exact location will be announced on august 18th at www.adeventuresinthewoods.de (no, it’s not the above pictured Teufelsberg) and the party itself kicks off next saturday from 12pm, ending on midnight. Don’t forget to bring an extra 15€ for admission at the door on top of your expenses you intend on spending at the bar. And in the case of bad weather an alternate indoor venue has been announced if it is pouring rain.

Recall what MINUS stands for by watching our Slices label feature as well as the one hour Slices Special, the documentary on Richie Hawtin.

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Off The Shelf weekly in Berlin

Off The Shelf weekly in Berlin

Off The Shelf is a new weekly club night, which will be hosted at the recently re-opened Pigalle in Berlin’s Neukolln district.

The weekly party will be a unique chance to see some of your favorite DJ’s, producers and figures from Berlin’s infamous music scene in an intimate surrounding but also playing the kind of music that they rarely get a chance to play.

DJ’s who have been confirmed to share their musical passions in the coming weeks include Nick Höppner, Deadbeat, Exercise One, Bloody Mary, Mathew Jonson, Lee Curtiss, 2562, Disco & Mercy, Bill Patrick, Paul Surefire, Frivolous, Philip Sherburne, Maayan Nidam, Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, Heartthrob and more.

The next few weeks looks something like this:

17 Feb – Deadbeat & Exercise One play dub, roots, breaks, post punk, industrial, new wave.

24 Feb – Jeremy P Caulfield – Film Scores // Ambient // Post Rock // Spagetti Westerns // Hip Hop

3 March – Nick Höppner plays indie, post rock, electronica and hip hop.

10 March – TBC

17 March – Peter van Hoesen & Exercise One take us from sixties garage to post punk/ebm…. somehow.

24 March – The Mole & Deadbeat

31 March – Daniel Rajkovic & Exercise One play rockabilly, post punk, new wave and industrial.

7 April – Marc Houle & Dave Vega

28 April – Exercise One play the hits

5 May – Scuba

You can find Off The Shelf every Thursday, starting February 17th @ Pigalle, Sanderstr. 17, Neukolln 12047. Berlin. 20:00 until late.

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