What’s Up Weekend? Weihnachten Special!


While we’ll be outta here, for those sticking around Berlin this Christmas week there’s (predictably) still plenty on offer that goes beyond Weihnachtsmarkts and too much goose. Like party starters on cost dancefloors? Head to Arena on Boxing Day. Don’t celebrate Christmas? Pbar will be open. Want to catch Levon Vincent in Berghain with Barnt upstairs? Get down to the big house on the 27th. Read on for our highlights these next 10 days and check back in next weekend for our Silvester Special. Themes and parties – got them. X

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.


SCHWUZ – HOT TOPIC vs. Expatriarch Generations with Gudrun Gut, Anika & Borusiade (Live) – MEHR INFOS

PANORAMA BAR – All Maeve, All Night w/ Mano Le Tough, Baikal, The Drifter – MEHR INFOS 

://ABOUT BLANK – Homopatik – MEHR INFOS 



RITTER BUTZKE  – Bron loves it!

It’s been a long time between Ritter Butzke shout outs on the blog (in fact – perhaps we haven’t this whole year?), however this Samstag we think it would be well worth making a visit to this Kreuzberg player for a nacht of (mostly) locally based selectors all doing their thing for Beatrausch Brigade Feier. Keeping things yuletide/vibey, the line-up for Beatrausch’s Christmas do includes Cinthie vs. Albert Vogt DJ & Live ( Beste Modus ), Fluid Soul Radio Soundsystem ( Nano Nansen + Axel S), Fruehschoppen Team ( Schoppen Wittes + Zepezauer ), Kate Miller (Figure Third – who’s recent Pulse Radio mix we’re – Bron’s – really getting around), Reznik ( KEINEMUSIK ), Snacks (DJ-Set) and Uncanny Valley Soundsystem. It should all be pretty schön – and a nice way to get into the Christmas spirit, if traditional Christmas parties in all their embarrassment inducing strains aren’t your thang.


Also worth checking out: 

YAAM – The Ritual w/ Lady Blacktronika, Harmonious Thelonious (live), Africaine 808 (live) – MEHR INFOS

ARENA CLUB – Modulate #1 with Zenker Brothers, Ron Albrecht, Anno Stamm – MEHR INFOS

PANORAMA BAR – Feel my Bicep, Johnson! w/ Portable, Mr G, Palms Trax – MEHR INFOS


It’s Christmas, drink, eat, be merry and if you really need to – Panorama Bar is open (Thurs) for it’s annual Holy Nacht. For those not mid-feast and / or food coma, this round’s dancefloor will be curated by Kiki, Boris, Stassy & Wilck.



ARENA CLUBBron loves it!

Dancing off the Weihnachts Gans on the agenda? We feel you. And suggest a little stroll/waddle down to Arena Club who this Boxing Day play host to the second-round of their neue party, Travel. After debuting last month, this edition plays host to Philpot / Potion’s Murat Tepeli alongside one of Berlin’s favourite adopted sons, Homopatik’s Mr. Ties, and Tanzmichmal’s Ron Wilson. With or without Christmas overeating to burn off, we think this should be a finely selected night of (mostly) house flavours and an ideal start to 2015’s last weekend.


Also worth checking out: 

TRESOR – Tresor Meets Chili Fries #12 w/ Inigo Kennedy, Iron Curtis, Sven Weisemann – MEHR INFOS 



Sandwiched between Christmas and Silvester, Berghain is far from resting up this last wochenende of 2014 with a number of very good reasons to kick start your 2015 countdown a few days early. Downstairs – treat yo self to a main floor set from Levon Vincent, alongside Phil Moffa (live), Oscar Mulero, Joseph Capriati, and as things move into Sonntag, Erika, Speedy J, BMG and Kyle Geiger. Meanwhile upstairs, shit’s also pretty bananas and (if you’re a machine) you’ll be in for 24+ hours of a pretty broad range of house, from emotional stirrers via Dixon to party starters from Barnt, and moreeee by way of Apollonia, John Osborn, Craig Richards, Andre Galluzi and Steve Rachmad. The big house – immer gut.


Also worth checking out: 

STATTBAD – Smallville x Odd Fantastic w/ Joey Anderson, Moomin, Christoper Rau – MEHR INFOS

://ABOUT BLANK – Treatment w/ Campbell Irvine, Patrik Skoog, Achterbahn D’Amour – MEHR INFOS

IPSE – Lorem Ipse: Jovonn, Mr. K-Alexi Shelby, Baron Castle – MEHR INFOS


WATERGATE – Flying Circus w/ Art Department, Audiofly, Martin Butrich – MEHR INFOS

TRESOR – Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie, Oskar Offermann, Tristen – MEHR INFOS

NEUE HEIMAT – Berlin Village Market with Tom Clark & Sammy Dee – 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.