Tag: Berlin

Premiere: Davis – Fragments [Permanent Vacation]

Every other year the compilation nerve starts itching at Permanent Vacation, and if scratching doesn’t do the trick anymore, they start collecting music from shores around the globe for a full screen bag of goodies. The result is the 5th instalment of the Permanent Vacation compilation, which also marks the longest ongoing series of the label. 12 exclusive tracks from old heroes and new stars that strike the full musical spectrum of Permanent Vacation. We’ve taken Davis’ Fragments from the compiled cut; the Brazilians debut on Permanent Vacation. “Permanent Vacation 5” is available 23 November on Permanent Vacation Artist Soundcloud Artist Page Label ... Read more

Premiere: Fringe Society - Dimmet [Wrong Era]

Fringe Society should be a familiar name to anyone who has visited one of its recent Wrong Era parties. Channeling the same slick electronic-funkiness of his DJ sets into four tracks of wildly different music for Wrong Era’s vinyl imprint, this is a record for all occasions that takes in dreamy cosmic-psychedelia, chugging dance-workouts and explosive peak-time bangers. “Youngblood” is available on 22 October on Wrong Era

DHA Mix #394 By Peak & Swift

Melting their musical interests of House, Disco, Deep, and Dubby Techno into a powerhouse sound who’s mission is banish the cold, dark, “minimal” of Berlin and warm the city up, Peak & Swift have moved in and out of the shadows of its most infamous clubs since their inception. Now, having finally found they’re home in the mysterious, Salon – Zur wilden Renate, Peak helms responsibilities as head booker while Swift takes care of the one-of-a-kind flyer art and bookings of his own while simultaneously banging out hot tracks every weekend as residents. Together, Peak & Swift have grown Renate ... Read more

In The Scene’s Most Competitive City, RITE::. Producer Meetup Provides A Leg Up

Held at Berlin’s Chalet, RITE::. is about immersive connected experience, connecting artists, venues, and audiences and highlighting the importance of community and (healthy) ritual in our far-reaching scene. In an effort to find more ways to engage with this connection, RITE::. ads a new aspect to their event series, and in the city with the most music producers per capita is something most welcome, the ‘RITE::. Producer MeetUp.’ The idea is simple: For all aspiring music producers in the city of Berlin, RITE::. offers the opportunity to test out their own productions on one of Berlin’s best club sound systems, ... Read more

ELSE Wraps Up 2018 Season With Two Unmissable September Events

Berlin’s Open Air hotspot, ELSE, has steadily moved along through the sweltering summer of 2018 with some three months of quality artists, events, and atmosphere but all things must come to an end and so, with September, so does this year’s season. Already featured on the banks of the Spree have been showcases from the likes of Keinemusik, Hivern Discs, and Crack Magazine, which have featured diverse lineups of artists including Rampa, &ME, Adam Port, Omar Souleyman, Willow, John Talabot, Inga Mauer, and more. Now, as the summer nearing its end, September sees more top-level events. Kicking the month off ... Read more

Label Showcase: Permanent Vacation

Consistently reinforcing its home city of Munich’s musical heritage since 2006, Permanent Vacation’s beach chair electronica, feather-light house ballads and hit albums have been seminal in the resurgent love for Disco and all its variations. From there self-titled first release to output from the likes of New Jackson, DMX Krew, Lauer, Red Axes, Róisín Murphy, Elena Colombi, Jennifer Cardini, Chloé, The Drifter, Lake People, Lord of the Isles, John Talabot, and more, Permanent Vacation is undoubtedly a major scene player, and with their “Selected Label Works 6” now available, and recent release from the likes of Pional, Tuff City Kids, ... Read more

Labelshowcase: Keinemusik

The dream of each individual. When friends turn into colleagues, and tough lengthened working days, into enjoyable creative working sessions. Entirely keeping with this motto, Keinemusik came to life in 2009. It’s been naming an existing friendship and linked interests of six members – five DJs and one graphic designer and painter. Five releases per year have been released ever since, solely laid down by members of the crew. “If there’s a credo, it would be: you don’t necessarily need to be overly serious to be taken seriously” We were able to get an insight of what it means to ... Read more

ELSE Goes Into The August Open Air With Keinemusik, Hivern Discs & More

Berlin’s Open Air hotspot, ELSE, has steadily moved along through the sweltering summer of 2018 with some three months of quality artists, events and atmosphere. Already featured on the banks of the Spree have been showcases from the likes of Kompakt, Voyage Direct, and Live at Robert Johnson, which have featured diverse lineups of artists including Michael Mayer, Roman Flügel, Chinsaki, Ivan Smagghe, Fantastic Twins, Lauer, Reinhard Voigt & More. Now, as the summer is at its peak, August sees four more top level showcases. Kicking the month off on 5 August, the beloved Keinemusik crew will return to ELSE, ... Read more

Label Showcase: Berlin Bass Collective

Berlin Bass Collective was founded with the goal to spread positivity through its diverse array of music. Through events and releases, Berlin Bass Collective privileges weirdness, freedom, and discovery with an ethos of “if you put positivity out in the world then it will come back to you”. Across its 12 releases, and 30+ events, multiple countries represented, and slew of DJs, Producers and Visual Artists, Berlin Bass Collective has developed and maintained a light approach that does not rely on any singe genre, style or hype. Featuring artists on the roster including Charlie Smooth, Zola, Kez YM, Funky Espresso, ... Read more

DHA Mix #382 By Paramida

Paramida is an integral part of the new school of Berlin DJs embracing a sound expanding farther than straight forward House and Techno. Most well known for her stellar label, Love on The Rocks, showcasing her love for the more skewed side of House Music, Paramida has managed to carve out a globe trotting DJ career based purely on her skills as a party starting DJ. Sharpened over 5 years as a mainstay at Berlin’s world famous OYE Records, and making her name as originally as a former resident at Renate, PARAMiDA can also be found playing such haunts as ... Read more

DHA Mix #380 By Chinaski

Frankfurt’s Chinaski has an affection for the warmth of marvelous synth-sounds and a feeling for great beats through his affinity for 80s video-aesthetics and vintage synthesizers. A Robert Johnson resident, renowned visual artist, live performer, and producer who’s work has appeared on the likes of Uncanny Valley, Common Thread, Omnidisc, Bordello A Parigi, and House Is Ok, Chinaski now preps his 15 July appearance at ELSE Berlin where he takes to the decks for Live at Robert Johnson. On the day, ELSE will also feature the likes of Roman Flügel, Ata, Lauer, INIT (live), Oliver Hafenbauer, Orson Wells, and Benjamin ... Read more

DHA Mix #377 By Fantastic Twins

Once just The Twins, since transformed into Fantastic Twins, is the double-headed alias of Julienne Dessagne. Known for musical trips through psychedelic techno and avant-electronica both on stage or in the studio, the Hippie Dance and Optimo Music cohort unfolds unique story arcs of sound that talk to the audiences deeply, delicately, and propulsively, shuffling through an imaginary stylistic library of personal stories, translated in luminous, beautifully constructed, musical poetry. On 8 July, Fantastic Twins joins Voyage Yoyage Open Air at Berlin’s ELSE alongside Ivan Smagghe, Moscoman, Manfredas, Autarkic, and more. Anticipating the event, she has put this amazing mix ... Read more

DHA Mix #373 + Interview By Trikk

One of Portugal’s finest, Trikk was praised and embraced by many as a new star on the horizon. After releasing on labels such as Innervisions, Lossless and Optimo Music nothing was left to prove as he continued to explore (mainly) House aesthetics within complex, wisely composed productions. A true member of today’s underground, Trikk will join Pantha du Prince and Frankey & Sandrino in London on 30 June as Labyrinth and Melodic Diggers take to Village Underground. Ahead of the event, and with his well received Innervisions’s release, “Vilara”, available now, Trikk graces us with an exclusive mix alongside a ... Read more

Interview: La Fleur

Earlier this week, we anticipated the upcoming Snowbombing soiree with La Fleur‘s exclusive podcast. Here, we get to dive deeper into the multi-faceted DJ/Producer/Label Head/Entrepreneur as she was kind enough to sit down and discuss a bit about her relationship with winter sports, as well as impressions on Berlin and what’s new in the world of Power Plant Records. Be sure to catch La Fleur as she heads to Mayrhofen, Austria, joining the greatest show on snow starting next week, 9 April, 2018. “I love to see the projects nourish each other. “ So, what is your relationship with winter ... Read more

Snowbombing Podcast By La Fleur

La Fleur‘s sound is simultaneously House and Techno, classic and futuristic alike. The (now) Berlin based Swedish artist, label manager for Power Plant Records, and Watergate resident, has been actively performing and producing for over a decade, originally finding roots with residencies at Sunday Secrets at Berns in Stockholm and the infamous Grodan Cocktail Club. Since, her presence as an International scene tastemaker has gone strength to strength with last year perhaps being her most prolific to date. In 2017, La Fleur locked in residency at Hot Since 82‘s Pacha Ibiza event – Labyrinth, while also performing on the White ... Read more