Tag: Else

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

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

DHA Mix #389 By Aera

Since 2010, Berlin’s Aera has been able to carve out own musically topography between house, psychedelia and breakbeats. This sound attracted labels such as Innervisions, Maeve, and Hivern Discs to sing his praises, while Permanent Vacation continues his musical travels with, “The Sound Path”. This second Aera album, complete with cinematic and nature-esque qualities, has drawn listeners in since its April release with a great variety of landscapes, from New Age, Kraut, and Ambient. On 26 August, Aera joins the Permanent Vacation crew of Axel Boman, Konstantin Sibold, TERR, and Benjamin Fröhlich at ELSE Berlin for a Permanent Vacation Open ... 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

DHA Mix #384 By Alison Swing

Alison Swing is an LA born and raised DJ whose love of records is outweighed only by the thrill of playing them to sweaty crowds. A student of rhythm, Swing has dedicated herself to exploring sounds that can make a body move, a skill she’s put to use spinning across the US, Mexico and Europe. She is the co-founder and resident DJ of Dig Deeper in Los Angeles, the party series in-the-know locals flock to. After a recent relocation to Berlin things haven’t shown any signs of slowing down. She is now the most recent resident of Wilde Renate, has ... 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

All Day I Dream Returns To Berlin For Summer Session Series

Following last summer’s debut in the techno capital of the world, Lee Burridge & Matthew Dekay’s All Day I Dream returns. Playing alongside Lee and Matthew will be the sublime Oona Dahl, Berlin’s Daniel George, and the Russian duo of Gorje Hewek & Izhevski, each bringing their unique take on the hypnotically seductive sound All Day I Dream provides revellers from around the world. See also: Interview: Lee Burridge Since 2011 Add Day I Dream, as well as its eponymous label, has focused on a complete vision of musical presentation; emotive strings and atmospheric soundscapes engaging and soothing listeners. What ... Read more