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.
KULTURBRAUEREI – Bron loves it!
Our weekly What’s Up shouts-out a lot of house and techno, a fair sprinkle of indie and reasonable lashings of booty-shakin’ wibez, but it’s not often we get funky. Soul-funky. Clap your hands, funky. Enter Jamie Lidell – he of the lungs, and entertaining live show. While his latest self-titled release received a mixed response, his funk/soul/rnb/electronica blend most definitely has a place and a time, and on this bloody freezing mid-week March day, this could be your ticket to funking up the rest of your week.
LIDO – Lucy loves it! and is probably going.
One of the greatest things is free. Free anything – free meal, free movie, free dress; if free goes before it, it’s substantially better than if you in fact paid for it (unless you are loaded and money ain’t no thang.) INTRODUCING brings you a range of acts each month – and with a simple register you have access to acces that are 100%. This Thursday is Wild Belle, Bahamas and Stubborn Heart. To have access? You just need to head over to their site, and register… For the Month of May it’s CHVRCHES, Young Galaxy and Might Oaks. Get around all of that.
BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER – Everyone loves it!
Who doesn’t like something that is called a “Casual Concert” – not I! I’m a little bit fuzzy on the details, and a little bit too time poor to work this shit out – but from what I can gather we’ve got famed and YOUNG (ladies) Canadian conductor Pablo Heras-Casado and a modern day act by the name of Ben Westbeech coming together at the one venue for some form of cross cultural music bliss. It’s lounge meets classic – it’s you meets culture.
CANCELLED!! PRIVATCLUB – Everyone loves it! Everyone is going.. Not sure Bron knows this yet.
Our mate MØ is playing this Friday, and we actually couldn’t be more stoked. If you are keen as mustard to see our Danish femme of sass live in the flesh, you could be up for free tickets via US! But you only have a short window at this stage (until 5P Mar 20) to enter this contest. If you miss out on our competition – no biggie, the gig won’t cost you the earth. Buy tickets here.
This event has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled for a later date.
PRINCE CHARLES – Bron loves it!
Keeping up their weekly consistency of quality, more intimate affairs, Prince Charles tonight hosts A Number of Names with the rather delicious Smallpeople and Losoul. I’m going to put it out there and say finely selected house and a potentially fine crowd? Beware of limbo dancers.
LOFTUS HALL – Bron loves it!
Another with the smaller, friends of friends vibe, a couple of km down the canal Maybachufer’s Loftus tonight hosts the return of the semi-mysterious Pueblo with Voodoo Down’s 12 X 12 and L’estasi Dell’oro. I’d be taking a lot of blind stabs to chuck in a ‘expect (insert sound here)’ prediction, however at only €5 and with a character called ‘The Night Manager’ on the bill, it’d be a safe local bet, right?
BERGHAIN – Bron loves it!
When Berghain sells it’s own event as a ‘UK Techno Masterclass’ you’re surely in for one hell of an education. The main (floor) lesson comes via Blawan, Shifted b2b Sigha, Truss (MPIA3) and in the Deutsch Klassen Henning Baer & resident Answer Code Request. Meanwhile Panorama Bar sees Swede Ripperton join Aus Music main man and your mate Will Saul, resident Ryan Elliott, October, Margaret Dygas, DJ Qu and mobilee she Anja Schneider. Staying back for detention has never felt so good (I took that too far, right? Showing myself the door).
PRINCE CHARLES – Bron loves it!
Still want more? Sunday keeps kicking with the return of It’s Bigger Than to Prince Charles – a fund raiser that combines clubbing with raising funds for those suffering from civil conflict in Syria. And like their last event, the do-good-while-dancing offering is a decent local affair, with Ostgut’s Nick Höppner and Marcel Fengel joining John Osborn, Iron Curtis and Barbara Preisinger, along with food and a record fair. Money goes to Save the Children
ASTRA – Everyone loves it!
Warm your cold winter heart – the divine Jessie Ware is back in town. Easily one of the most charming performers we’ve seen in the last 12 months, the live Jessie experience is one of complete engulfment in this belle’s insane voice coupled with falling slightly (or quite a bit) in love with the lady thanks to lovable between track banter and mesmerising stage presence. Looking potentially sold out, get creative and have a crack on Twitter? Or try your own ‘lovable banter’ with a scalper.