What’s up Weekend? 13 – 19 February 2013


What's up Weekend

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:

  1. Bron loves it! – more electronic, than not.
  2. Lucy loves it! – more indie boy band/ pop vibes/ not techno.
  3. 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.

Although we’ve nearly made it through Winter, it’s still eis-kalt out there. So continue to make the most of warming up in clubs and hell, it’s Valentines Day this week, so if you don’t have a romance, get out there and find a sexy stranger. As Lucy pointed out previously, dance-floors aren’t often the best places to find ideal +1’s, but the ones with good taste could very well be at the following:


Admiralspalast – Everyone loves it!

In support of their new album, Nick Cave and the Badseeds are playing tonight – it’s obviously sold out and tickets are reselling for €170 minimum. I shouldn’t have brought it up. If you’re a scalper-whisperer, give it a crack.



PRINCE CHARLES – Everyone loves it! And Bron is going. 

As always, the T Room Sessions does it’s early-evening, weekend warm-up thang at Prince Charles, joined this week by a house-heavy line up of Chicago duo Innerspace Halflife, Snuffo (of Snuff Crew) and Tristen. Tonight’s edition also marks the 150th show (that’s quite the achievement, good work team) – which sounds like a really good excuse for cake (??), or a cheeky cocktail.


BERGHAIN/ PANORAMA BARBron loves it! And is going (despite financial strain. Buy the poor Mädchen a Sekt auf Eis)

Running twice-yearly since July 2008, Friday sees the penultimate edition of SUB:Stance at Berghain/Panorama Bar. Known for bringing UK bass (and earlier on dubstep) to Berlin’s mecca, tonight’s affair will undoubtedly take things to the next level thanks to Pearson Sound, Machinedrum, Midland, dBridge, BNJMN, Pinch, Deadbeat, Kahn and (of course) Scuba & SUB:Stance co-pilot Paul Spymania. Get your stair legs ready.


STATTBAD – Bron loves it!

If you’d prefer things more techno/Swedish/German, then the Grounded Theory night at Wedding’s Stattbad would be your ideal option. A well-seasoned line up of Cari Lekebusch, Adam X (aka Traversable Wormhole), Milton Bradley, Staffan Linzatti and bringing the Französischer factor, Francois X, should leave you more than satisfied.




If your Sat/Sund is screaming “techno!”, it would make a whole lot of sense to return to Berghain for one rather banging line-up c/o the Stroboscopic Artefacts night – Lucy, Dadub (Live) Xhin, Rrose, plus resident Len Faki and in what seems to be some sort of week of Swedish invasion, Jesper Dahlback and Joel Mull.

Meanwhile upstairs, things will be marginally less pounding but ridiculously drenched in ear-treats with Agoria, Steffi, Margaret Dygas, Maceo Plex, The Martinez Brothers, nd_baumecker, Giles Smith and DJ Tennis all taking to the decks across the night/day/night. It’s kind of insane how good the entire Fri – Monday weekend is looking at 70 Am Wriezener Bahnhof, any other club would kill to have booking weight like this.




So – Chad Valley is in the D dot E. This is fun for all you indie kids out there. This is not techno, nor is it minimal electronic dubstep with Middle Eastern undertones – this is pure disco. So if you wanna get around some soft, luscious indie beats – then you should be heading to Berghain. As established before – sometimes this is the best way to see the venue in all it’s glory – you won’t get rejected, and it’s totally  PG13+



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About BRON

Bron writes on all things techno. If there's a party at the club, she is probably there - with fiddy and all the gang. She also likes gluten free bread (because she can't eat wheat) and wine.