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.
We have moved What’s Up Weekend to Thursday, as all this weekend disco really puts us on the back foot for a Wednesday deadline. So 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.
PRINCE CHARLES – Everybody loves it!
Our friends at Momentum are returning to Prince Charles this Thursday with their third edition and another prime offering of delectable soft beats on a school night. Leading the charge of live melting moments is 20 year old Irish producer Mmoths, the guy behind 2013’s pretty heavenly EP Diaries and for your reference (and notably), XX-tour mate-alumni. He’s joined by Soosh, who also had us wrapped in all sorts of layers of lovely with his debut full length back in Feb, Colour is Breathe. Rounding up the live contingent is local Henrik Jose, who will be joined by visual artist Sven Bauer for an all-encompassing AV deal. For the night owls, Kyson has been invited back for a DJ set to close. Get down and delicious.
BERGHAIN/PANORAMA BAR – Bron loves it! Will be there ’till stumps.
Leisure System, a more than tried and trusted Berlin brand, returns to Berghain this Freitag for a 5th birthday celebration and a night full of torturous downstairs/upstairs decision making. Showcasing a number of artists who have thrown various goods at us in 2013, there’s etwas für alles this edition with Domino’s Jon Hopkins (live), Rvng Intl.’s Blondes, Warp’s Clark (live), Number’s Jackmaster, Hyperdub’s Ikonika, Ninja Tune’s Letherette, locals nd_baumecker, and Jimmy Edgar and residents Discipline, N>E>D, Barker and Puzzle. Amongst a ridiculous line up I’m particularly excited about Jon Hopkins showcasing this year’s emotionally thumping Immunity, live, on the Berghain sound system. You’ll likely find me front right, hugging a speaker.
WATERGATE – Bron loves it!
There have been quite a few good reasons to get down to Watergate lately, with the Spree-side stalwart on a consistent summer roll. And although I’m repeating myself, once more for the record – if you only head to Falckensteinstrasse 49 on the odd occasion, make that on a perfekt Sommer’s eve, where sweet tunes are enhanced by sunrise on the deck. Your drawcards this Freitag are an experienced and mostly local bill of party starters including Mathew Jonson (live) (Wagon Repair), Deetron (Music Man), Tobi Neumann (Cocoon), Sebo K (Mobilee) and Marc Schneider (Circus Company). It’s a classic Watergate session.
://ABOUT BLANK (FRI – SAT) – Bron loves it!
There’s something to be said for a party that draws 1300+ attendees on a roll call without publicly announcing their line-up. Sure, regulars can probably predict a likely bill, but either way, that’s one hell of a reputation and one that maybe goes beyond the exact names that are playing. Homopatik, the once monthly ://about blank favourite, returns this Fri and Sat for 22 hours of debauchery and one hell of a night-day-night vibe. Make the most of the garden while the weather’s still on our side and stay on (or arrive) during the day stretch.
RUMMELSBURG – Bron loves it!
Winding up a season of heavy-hitting open airs, FLY-Watergate concludes it’s run at Rummelsburg this week with Sunday Adventure Club, a big banging pirate-themed affair. The big lure this round is an obvious one, with sometimes-local Richie Hawtin in his only Berlin gig for 2013. The man who needs no introduction is joined on the main stage by label mates and proteges Paco Osuna, Gaiser and Matador with the smaller and riverside stage hosting a Watergate residents affair, Steve Bug, Marco Resmann, Ruede Hagelstein und mehr. This will undoubtedly be a popular one – organise that ticket in advance and do whatever you can to avoid the tram back to Ostkreuz (unless getting close to sweaty strangers is your thang).