What’s Up Weekend? 4 – 10 February 2016


There’s an extra strong party vibe in the Berlin air this WE, with some seriously excellent choices on offer (and not just in the big haus). Our picks of a very strong bunch (plus a couple of food-related bonuses) are below. 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 and/or edible.



HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT – Launch Party for the PNEK 2016 Catalogue – MEHR INFOS
BERGHAIN – CTM: T’ien, Kassem Mosse, Gesloten Cirkel, Honey Dijon, Borusiade, Resom, Alienta – MEHR INFOS
HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT – CTM 2016: “Still Be Here” Performance/Installation with Hatsune Miku, by Laurel Halo – MEHR INFOS
IPSE – Sample & Hold: Randomer, Dez Williams, Radial – MEHR INFOS
TRESOR – Tresor Meets Skudge w/ Skudge, Shifted, Luke Hess – MEHR INFOS
CHALET – Autoreply with Thomas Melchior, OCH – MEHR INFOS



://ABOUT BLANK Bron loves it!

Easily one of our (Bron’s) highlights of the year, Olganitz’s Nachtdigital is one very special 2.5 day affair. Taking place in early August in a remote lakeside campground in the East-German countryside, this non-stop music and vibe treat is one of the best festivals we’ve experienced and we spend the year either day dreaming about good the last one was or getting over-excited about the next one. With a good 7 month wait until we set foot in Olganitz itself (the anticipation!), we’re pretty excited to celebrate with the Nachti crew in Berlin via this Samstag’s ://about blank do, Generation Olganitz. Featuring a number of Nachtdigital’s friends and fam, this should be a pretty guaranteed great time with DJs incl. I-F, Job Jobse, Rroxymore, Manamana, Steffen Bennemann, Wilhelm b2b Jessamine, Chez Mieke b2b Laika Jona, Diwa and DJ Xing. Doors a midnight until sometime Sonntag. It’s the closest thing we’ll get to that ND buzz for 7 months – this is one to get around.


PRINCE CHARLESEverybody loves it!

Basically one of most successful and much-loved food and tunes events of the last few years, Burgers & Hip Hop is back this Samstag and as always looks set to be really totally delicious. The first edition for 2016, this round will feature burgers from: Réger BurgerBeusterHirsch & EberBurgerArtGotcillaGorilla Barbecue and Butter Bronson’s, alongside a hip hop menu from  Micki Rosi Richter, Stitch & TchuaniBeathoavenzMonsieur Dope & Luke Isaac Brooklyn and loads mehr. Kicking of at 15:00, you’ll be set back a mere 2 euro before 9pm (no re-entry) oder 10 euros after 9pm (for the after party mit DJs). Our tip: get there early, for minimal queuing and guaranteed choice of beef (or chicken/fish/pork/veggie).


Also worth checking out:

FARBFERNSEHER – Bigfoot’s Tea Party – ersten Geburtstag! – MEHR INFOS
OHM – Rec Room with Ossia, Sarah Farina, Errorsmith, Uta, Kepler – MEHR INFOS
WATERGATE – Nachtklub w/ Steve Bug Matthew Dekay, Matthias Meyer  – MEHR INFOS
IPSE – Horizon Festival Launch Party w/ Nathan Johnson & Christoper Rau live, Skee Mask, Subb-an – MEHR INFOS


MARKTHALLEEverybody loves it! Sausage!

Like Bier, Wurst and/or lang indulgent Sonntags? This right here is probably up yo Strasse. Taking place at the über lovely Markthalle Neun, Wurst & Bier, promises exactly that and if you’re not in Berghain and/or sleeping off a Saturday night spaß, this should be a delicious way to spend your Sonntag. Kicking off at 11:00, drink your way through a very long list of brewers from Berlin and the rest of the DE and graze your greedy little piglet guts through a hefty list of purveyors of fine smallgoods incl. The Sausage Man Never Sleeps, Schillings GasthofMenze SpezialitätenKumpel & KeuleBourbon Dogs und so many mehr. Hungrig? Uns auch.


Also worth checking out:

ASTRA – CTM: CTM 2016 x RBMA – Whatever is After: Floating Points, Pole & MFO, Rabih Beaini, Ah!, Kosmos, Love Kult – MEHR INFOS


COLUMBIAHALLEEverybody loves it!

So our favourite Australian act are in Berlin tonight and we’re more than ein bisschen excited to have them back. Touring last year’s blissful Currents, Tame Impala play Columbiahalle this Montag and if you managed a ticket kudos to you because these golden Karte sold out quickly. Supported by fellow Australians, Jagwar Ma, this should be one epic concert and some of the best live music vibes we’ve experienced in a while. Unfortunately nabbing a ticket at this late stage is the kicker here, however with a little persistence you could get lucky. A few ideas below:

  1. Post on / refresh / hound / always-keep-open the event pages (here). Life happens and people can’t go – be the one to snatch those tickets.
  2. Go there early, ask around – things do happen at the last minute, maybe someone’s mate had a dodgy Döner on the weg. Don’t be afraid to ask Leute in the queue for spares!
  3. Go there early, look for scalpers. Not as common in Germany, but these pricks do sometimes exist. Bring geld.

Doors at 18:30 (!), show from 20:00.



WATERGATE – Meet: The Drifter w/ Lil’Dave – MEHR INFOS


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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.