Berlin! How’s your weekend looking? If you’re searching for ideas look no further, with this week’s highlights including another vibey Fly Watergate open air, an all-American July 4th, a trip to Spacemountain and an Icelandic electronic festival (yes – bitte!). Variety – got it. See you on a tanz flur.
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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.
FREITAG – SONNTAG
PLATOON KUNSTHALLE + WARSCHAUER STRASSE – Everybody loves it!
Know as little about Icelandic electronic music as we do? Then let Extreme Chill Festival sort you out! What started as a concert 5 years ago on Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula (just try and pronounce that), has now grown into a go-to showcase of some of the Nordic land’s best artists (plus a few non-IS friends) – and this year they’re celebrating their half-decade by bringing things south to Berlin. þakka þú mjög mikill! Kicking off Freitag abend at Platoon Kunsthalle and running through to a more chilled sesh on Sunday on Warschauer Strasse, there are plenty of quality names getting involved, including: Thomas Fehlmann (DE), Ruxpin (IS), Stereo Hypnosis (IS), Yagya (IS), Hans Joachim Roedelius (DE), Mixmaster Morris (UK), Futuregrapher (IS) UND MEHRRR. On top of all this goodness, a three-day ticket is only goig to set you back €29 (or €17 per day) – which is bloody bonkers, and probably one of the cheaper festivals you’ll hit all year. Affordable and Icelandic – wir sind da.
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FARBFERNSEHER – Everybody loves it!..Everyone is going!
One of our favourite, and smallest, dancefloors in Berlin play hosts to another round of Persuasion – a night with a very high chance of ideal vibes, especially when throwing this round’s guest, Jordan Rothlein, into the mix. Run by Sarj & Will Lynch, we’re told that this 4th of July special (with an all-American line-up,) will be an unpredictable musical journey – which sounds like a lucky dip. We love a lucky dip. We’re in. Kicking off at 23:00 your added bonus this Americano feierabend is FREI entry before 23:30. Which sounds kinda fruh, but space is super limited here, so getting in early is a great idea. See you on the dfloor.
LOFTUS HALL – Everybody loves it!
After three rounds of intergalactic Hirn ficks at Freudenreich (yep, the place with the giant indoor tree and slide), Spacemountain are moving to a neue dance floor this fourth edition, with this Sat seeing the Berlin-party makers take over Maybachufer’s Loftus Hall. Alongside residents Heavy Breather and Grumble, this edition sees UK-based producer Gerry Read getting involved with a live set, that could potentially feature some of these tasts edits, recently featured on Fact. Bass Cadet Records duo Arcarsenal and Ruán will complete the madness. Lock in your platz by purchasing tickets via Resident Advisor OR for 1 lucky space cadet & friend:
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Also worth checking out:
RUMMELSBURG – Bron loves it!
Summer in Berlin + Open Airs – it’s where all sorts of good feelings are at. And amongst a big open air season, the Fly Watergate series, which we raved about a few weeks back, stands out. Fancy an all-day, al fresco party, in a magical beach meets forrest setting, with a killer line-up and a ridiculously good-looking crowd? These are your parties. This second round for the 2014 season sees Suol, Mobilee and Watergate themselves join forces to bring you Seth Troxler, Fritz Kalkbrenner (live), Chopstick & JohnJohn b2b Till von Sein, PillowTalk (live) and loads loads mehr. It should be one pretty wild day out, and with all of their parties, we’d suggest getting your ticket in advance. It can be a bit of gamble at the door. Like gambling?
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