Guys. Meet Aaron AKA Baron Castle….Hey mate. If you tune in weekly for all things electronic from the Internet sensation that is Bron, you are probably familiar with this delicious Berlin import. By day he works behind the scenes at Hotflush, Boiler Room and Greco-Roman….but in the witching hour? Aaron is playing records as Baron Castle and promoting parties much like his own White Tiles series or the notorious Greco-Roman #Berlin parties.
Oh – a party import, you say? Living every young and fun Australian 20-something’s wildest desires. No (maybe a bit of yes.. but mostly NO). Aaron is not fucking around simply living the disco dream. Starting out in Sydney’s rave scene in the mid 00’s – he has spent the last two years in Berlin sharing the turn tables with the likes of Disclosure, DJ Koze, T.E.E.D., John Talabot and heaps more. STOP MAKING US LOOK LIKE MISERABLE UNDER-ACHIEVERS.
When Aaron isn’t playing music to venues full of chemically ambitious Berliners you will probably find him eating those really big Turkish jacket potatoes with all the fillings from Kotbusser Damm, searching for cider because honestly – one can only drink so many beers and secretly enjoying the train wreck that is Miley Cyrus 2013.
This year Lucy vs. the Globe was tasked to be a media partner for BerMuDa (Berlin Music Days) – CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. As a result we have asked a few of our nearest and dearest players in the Berlin music scene to get involved and give us their top 5 acts or showcases for the electronic music week known as BerMuDa.
So let’s get this show underway and say a truly exciteable “G’day MATE!” to Aaron AKA Baron Castle. The first of 3 of our “Top 3 Music Mates for BerMuDa“.
Baron Castle plays the Sailors Party at Rummels Perles for BerMuDa 2013 on Thursday 7th November.
Ever since I saw this guy smash the Boiler Room in London I knew he was going to be a regular name and he hasn’t disappointed. With collaborations with some of America’s most cutting edge young techno talents such Kyle Hall and Delroy Edwards (L.I.E.S), his brand of analogue house and techno is stripped back, simple and to the point. He’s also a total party dj.
Even though Nathan Jonson is a Berlin resident and plays here on off weeks, he’s always worth seeing. His sets are eclectic, always fun and energetic which is only topped by his solo productions and work with brother Matthew Jonson who together form Midnight Operator, one of the best live techno acts going around.
Ever since his last set as a Panorama resident, there’s definitely been a void in Berlin’s club of clubs, and you should catch him when you can as he is also no longer a Berlin resident. He has to be one of the best classic house DJ’s going around, and when he’s on point it is such a moving experience. Literally!
The 3 piece live result of Sydney native Jian Kellet Liew’s project brings a different life to the album released on the Friends of Friends label. With an electronic drum kit and stunning synthesisers and production, it’s somewhat reminiscent of James Blake when he’s his more obscure self.
I couldn’t pick just one artist on this lineup, as they’re all equally impressive and interesting in very different ways. With Clone label boss Serge (who was an ADE highlight for me) bringing some of his best talent like A Made Up Sound, Alden Tyrell and Dexter to Tresor, it’s great chance to see why this Amsterdam based label is so on top of the game. Definitely some of the best house and techno you’ll get a chance to hear here or anywhere.