EB presents Pet Shop Boys screening and after-show party

With the Electronic Beats exclusive world premiere of Pet Shop BoysElysium on 5 September drawing ever closer (nine days – not that we’re counting) we’re super buzzed to announce the Electronic Beats presents Pet Shop Boys live show screening and after-show party. 

As you already know, tickets to the live event are strictly limited to competition winners. However, those of you who don’t make the cut are offered the opportunity to attend a live screening of the show at Horst Krzbrg where a big screen and a big soundsystem will easily offer the next best thing to being there.

When the show’s over, the same venue will play host to the official after-show party where Kompakt’s Justus Köhncke and Ostgut Ton’s nd_baumecker will be charged with keeping the party ticking over alongside infamous local talent Pet Shop Bears. On top of that, Mark Reeder and Dimitri Hegemann just joined the line-up.

The screening starts at 8pm and the after-show party at 11pm on 5 September 2012. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Simply leave your name and email – please do bear in mind that it will be limited capacity (Guest list is closed). All those with guest list entry will be notified via email, Facebook event over here.

Guest list closes Tuesday, 4 September, 6pm CEST — sign up now!

20:00 Doors & Mark Reeder
21:00 PSB live stream from HAU EINS
21:30 Dimitri Hegemann
00:00 Justus Köhncke
02:00 Pet Shop Bears
04:00 nd_baumecker


UPDATE, 4 Sept, 6pm: Guest list is closed.

Photo: © Pelle Crepin

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EB Exclusive Mix: Anstam

EB Exclusive Mix: Anstam The mysterious entity known as Anstam has a supremely gripping mix for us today. Ranging from broken techno to heavy house and starts with none other than Antony Hegarty An ideal soundtrack to whatever this awful compromise between spring and winter is that we’ve been facing Berlin. And this is just an appetizer. Anstam has a new album out calledDispel Dances released via Monkeytown sub-division50 Weapons. He will be stopping by Berlin’s infamous Horst Krzbrg this Saturday with his live set. Joining him at the Kreuzberg club will be 50 Weapons-labelmate DJ Dark Sky plus the one and only DJ Phon.o. Horst will open it’s doors at 11.30 pm.

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Rustie plays with Horst & Groove this Saturday

The future has now been three years in the making.

It was in September 2008 when Wireblock records hit us with their third catalogue number overall, and it went straight through the roof: Rustie‘s ‘Zig-Zag’ sounded as if it was directly exported from obscure video console games. Since then the young fella behind the pseudonym, Russel Whyte from Glasgow, became one of the most promising post bleep-hop meets electronic bass meets crunk meets prog rock producers.

Together with Hudson Mohawke they became the most hotly tipped artists from Britain, and together with the Numbers collective they brought record labels such as Warp Records to re-adjust their release agenda – which is why both of them got contracted by Warp. And after HudMo has released several Eps and an album for the british label, it’s now up to Rustie to take over the baton.

Following up on his ‘Sunburst’ EP earlier this year, Rustie’s debut album ‘Glass Swords’ just hit the shelves with massive bass, 16-bit video game references, clipped drum rolls and power-pop elements – in short: big fun music. See for yourself, ‘Glass Swords’ album stream and Rustie’s NPR summer mix are embedded below.

While promoting his album worldwide during the last weeks, Rustie now stops by Berlin’s infamous Horst Krzbrg this Saturday and surely will produce big stir with his live set. Joining him at the Kreuzberg located club will be UK bass producer Lone (Werk Discs, R&S Records), ghettobass producer Silverman (one4ho) and Leisure System‘s Area Boy.

Also, this night will be the release party of the new Groove Magazine issue, sporting Rustie on the cover. Don’t forget to stop by their website and pick up Rustie’s excellent ‘Groove Podcast #2’.

Come early; Horst will open its doors at 11pm.

Rustie – NPR Summer Mix

Rustie live sets:
October 28th BE-Brussels – Bozar
October 29th D-Berlin – Horst Krzbrg
November 4th DK-Copenhagen – Dunkel Bar?
November 5th NL-Den Haag – TBA
November 17th NL-Eindhoven – Klokgebouw
November 18th FR-Paris – Social Club
November 25th UK-London – Hidden
November 26th NL-Eindhoven – STRP Festival

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Caribou and Four Tet go back to back

Caribou and Four Tet go back to back

Dan Snaith of Caribou and Kieran Hebden of Four Tet have announced plans for a duel 12” to come out on Hebden’s Text Records imprint, as well a show in Berlin this Friday at which the pair will go back to back in a unique night of music at the club Horst Krzbrg.

The split 12” sees Hebden and Snaith taking a side each to create two tracks of wonderful melody, and dance-floor goodness. Both tracks are immaculately crafted (would you expect anything less?) and are directed straight at the dance-floor. No messing around.

Snaith adopts a new alias, Daphni, to create ‘Ye Ye’ which compared to Caribou’s album Swim is a little simpler in production, but just as impressive as any of the tracks on the album. Hebden’s track called ‘Pinnacles’ has its feet firmly in both house and disco, layered with pianos, synths and an infectious beat.

We have two preview streams of the tracks; ‘Pinnacles’ is a rip from the Gilles Peterson BBC Radio One show and ‘Ye Ye’ is via Snaith’s Soundcloud page.

Daphni – Ye Ye by Caribouband

You can catch Caribou’s Dan Snaith and Four Tet’s Kieron Hebden go back to back to back this Friday at Horst Kruezberg. The split 12” will be on the way later this year.

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