I have asked my mate Bron to give us a round-up of what’s going on in Berlin each week. Allowing us all to machen die Party. I’m not very techno-techno-techno – but Berlin is, and so is your mate Bron. Each event 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.
Here are your go-to’s for the week ahead.
**DISCLAIMER: these aren’t the only discos that are going on – they are just the ones that stand out.
ASTRA – Everyone loves it!
All signs point to this being an absolute treat – the blissful Bonobo is in town, with a full live band (we think?) and touring this year’s ridiculously more’ish The North Borders. Like the idea of being carried off into a state of utter bliss by a stalwart with 15 years of experience under his belt? This is the one, this is it. As with most delectable affairs of this nature, it looks like it’s ausverkauft (SOLD OUT?!). But as we always suggest, give bartering a crack. It’ll be a balmy eve so if all fails, CDV is 2 mins down the road, the roof is off and the vibes are consoling. Win/win, or close enough.
Ok Berlin, are you all – I’m taking a break from techno, whaddaaaabout some hip hop/ rnb/ get low vibes? I was too! So thank fuck for A’Million latest offering this Friday. It’s positively hip hop disco themed, and honestly, if this Soundcloud snippet of what’s to come doesn’t make you shake that thing ultra low to the ground, I DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL! Featuring all those spinning vibes from the likes of DT64, Yeah Sarah AKA Aljazara, Waldtier, and Drive By – it’d be rude NOT to show face. Entry is only a fiver… Killinnnnn it.
ARENA – Bron loves it!
There’s a Smörgåsbord of tasty techno on offer this weekend, and tonight should get things off to a suitably epic start. Arenaclub – the clubbier factor of the Kreuzberg/Treptow mega complex – is hosting the Dystopian crew with Recondite (live) [dystopian, hotflush], Rødhåd [dystopian, token, semantica], Felix K [dystopian, hidden hawaii] and Alex.Do [dystopian] all in tow. It’s a pretty exciting ticket of classy techno and the chance to shake up your usual weekend club selections. If a recovery session is in order the next morning, head 100m towards the Spree, grab a lounge at Badeschiff and soak up those rays. It’s how weekends should be done.
BERGHAIN/PANORAMA BAR – It’s Berghain…. Of course Bron loves it!
Your Berghain/Pbar Samstag/Sonntag is always a solid choice and a favourite here for What’s Up Weekend, but things are getting ridiculous. In a really good, but dangerously exciting, kinda way. This week, on the main floor – Norman Nodge (Ostgut Ton), DJ Pete (Hardwax), Mike Parker (Prologue/Lustrations Tour), Mr. G (live) (Rekids), Chevel (non series). Meanwhile, shit continues to get legendary upstairs with Metro Area (live) (Environ) (back performing live together for the first time in 10 years – seriously!), Gerd Janson (Running Back), Carl Craig (Planet E) and Soundstream (Sound Stream). And to really top things off? We’re looking at potentially 28 degrees on Sonntag with DVS1 (Klockworks) and Nick Höppner (ostgut ton) in the Garten. This is a bloody dream. See you in the sunshine and/or dark corners.
://ABOUT BLANK – Bron loves it!
Deeper into Friedrichshain the alfresco factor continues at ://about blank. With their garden now in full swing and a 24 hour + affair, this is another prime pick if your sunny Sunday vibe is more techno bangers than grilled bangers. The drawcards this wochenende include Robert Owens (chicago), Samuel L Session (klap klap / be as one), Stefan Goldmann (macro) and Achterbahn D’Amour (doing their thang live).