This wochenende is bananas. There’s everything from Karneval der Kulturen to an open air in the middle of Brandenburger farmland and the German debut of a film delving into Belgium’s rave history. AND SO MUCH MORE. Pump up the jam, it’s Party Zeit, obviously.
This week our very dear friends at Nutcase are bringing you the party shenanigans. Who are Nutcase? This is a very good question Berlin bike riders – they make helmets, for your head – so that when you are out riding your bike and party zeit’ing you are as safe as one can be, on a bike, in the middle of the night.. Intoxicated (WHAT IS WRONG WITH US?)
We thought this was a pretty good fit for the months of summer – so this June we’re teaming up, keeping you safe and giving away a handful of helmets. All you have to do:
- Give us your details through the Facebook page
- And you’ll go in the running.
It is actually that simple. Sort your life out.
Below are some of the events we are recommending for the week ahead in Berlin. Each of them is either highlighted with a:
Bron loves it! – more electronic, than not.
Lucy loves it! – more indie boy band/ pop vibes/ not techno.
Everyone loves it! – 2.5 words: shit’s ACE
***DISCLAIMER: these aren’t the only discos that are going on – they are just the ones that stand out.
PLATOON KUNSTHALLE – Everybody loves it!
Want to brush up on your rave history, with a Belgian flavour? Tonight’s your night, with The WYE presenting the first German-screening of The Sound of Belgium – a film showcasing Belgium’s electronic dance music history, in particular highlighting Belgian New Beat. Hello ravey ravey goodness. The screening will be followed by a panel Q&A with the film’s director Jozef Devillé, Tanith (Thomas Andrezak), Peter Van Hoesen and San Soda, and moderated by Gratts. Doors at 19:30, movie at 20:00, panel from 21:30, warm up over here.
Also worth checking out:
PRINCE CHARLES – Everybody loves it!
It’s a treat to see him play regardless, however a line-up also curated by Theo Parrish? This should be something special. Local party starters J.A.W (whose last do ‘Free Spirits’ included Giles Peterson, Four Tet and Floating Points), have invited the great man over to celebrate the launch of his new label Wildheart Recordings. Theo will be joined by two artists of his choosing, Wildheaart labelmates Budgie – who is doing a “straight vinyl soul Gospel set” which sounds bloody wonderful – and Dego, and on top of all that, there’ll also be a record market, food and photography exhibition. A perfect soulful start to your lange wochenende.
FREITAG – SONNTAG
KARNEVAL DER KULTUREN (KREUZBERG) – Everybody loves it!
Fancy shaking up your usual wochenende M.O with some PG activities? This is your ticket. A three day celebration of multicultural diversity in Berlin, Karneval der Kulturen takes place mostly around Kreuzberg, with the “Strassenfest” (such a good word Germany), being the main hub for the weekend (you’ll find this along Tempelhofer Ufer). The major drawcard is the street parade on Sunday – a colourful, costumed, dancing affair complete with floats (we think?) traveling along Urbanstrasse, Hermannplatzt and Gneisenaustrasse. There are also a load of after parties if the screaming children factor is all a bit too much – with most of the official parties at Yaam (perhaps tie this into checking out their new digs?).
BERGHAIN / PANORAMA BAR – Bron loves it!
Thank fark Montag is a Feiertag because there’s potential for quite a session in the big house this Samstag / Sonntag. Encouraging a techno marathon on the main floor will be the party for Answer Code Request‘s upcoming album, Code, with the main man being joined by Kobosil, Ed Davenport, Pariah, Randomer & mehrrr. Upstairs, shit’s going to get vibey c/o a Hotflush takeover from Scuba, Dense & Pika (live), Phil Kieran, ItaloJohnson & Jack Haighton.
Also worth checking out:
SAMEHEADS – Luca Lozzano, Arttu – MEHR INFOS
KIEKEBUSCH – Bron loves it!
One of our favourite summer parties returns this Sonntag and it will be well worth packing your day pack and trekking out into the Brandenburg countryside. Located at Kiekebusch – a beautiful, lakeside, patch of farmland in the middle of end-of-the-s-bahn-no-where – and travelling to your ears via their Killasan sound system, Wax Treatment are throwing their first open air of the season, and while a line-up hasn’t been announced (and might not be at all), you can pretty safely assume that it will be eclectic and excellent, based on their previous affairs (last year amongst lots of great names we caught Theo Parrish – hint?! -, Surgeon – on a farm! -, and of course residents like DJ Pete are also a strong lure). Getting out there is half the adventure – with cycling from S-Bahn Zeuthen being our tip (just leave the site a good 30 minutes before nightfall). All in all – a really highly recommended day out, get all over those outdoorsy feelings.
MICHELBERGER – Everybody loves it!
Nils Frahm, live, and his self-made piano. FOR FREE. Wir sind da.