Major Lazer Review – Astra 16/05/2013
When Major Lazer announced that the hotly anticipated finale of its Free The Universe world tour would not take place in monolithic Berlin institution Berghain, rather barn dance-cum-assembly hall...read more
Drop Dead Festival is celebrating its 10th year! The festivities start October 31st and last until November 4th, and take place at Cube in NeuKölln.
For those of you who don't know, Drop Dead is the longest running, independent, underground...read more
If you live in Berlin and you are anything remotely connected or part of the LGBT community then you will have heard of creative mecca "Barbie Deinhoffs" on Schlesische Straße. This intimate venue has previously given support to...read more
This Saturday one of East London's coolest underground parties is rolling into town. LOVE FEVER is the party (and record label) with the slogan 'make love in public spaces', with sexy house music, loving attention to detail when it comes to decor...read more
The people over at Backyard Berlin are celebrating their second birthday with a big party this Saturday. They have an extra special line-up ready, with Dirt Crew, Engtanzkavalier, Suz and Hector (our personal fave)....read more
JIm Kroft - only one of our favoruite musicians ever - is currently in the middle of his first Headline German-wide tour. He has already played sold out veues in Hamburg and Köln, tonight sees him rock Munich, the day after Frankfurt and...read more
Last night I had the pleasure of visiting Comedy Club Kookaburra for an evening of burlesque and cabaret entertainment titled "Fish and Whips". Sometimes in life you just have to accept that there are people who are naturally...read more
By Mike T West
This Saturday Kreuzberg will be host to the nostalgic ones and zeroes of French nu-disco wunderkinder, College, or David Grellier as his Mum calls him.
Founder of the "retro-futurist" record label Valerie, College is...read more
This weekend a fashion classic and hot potato topic will be arriving to Berlin, The gang from BOY LONDON and LONG X Clothing will be joining forces with the lovely guys from CAMP! to create a fashion forward party BOY LONDON: CAMP.
Oh do I have news for you! The heavenly world of the very popular underground party from London "Gutterslut" will be stepping foot on German soil tonight when it throws Gutterslut in Berlin!
Gutterslut started in 2007 and it has...read more
Tomorrow night, singer-songwriter Hanni El Khatib is performing his fusion of garage rock, blues and doo-wap at Berlin's Bassy Club. We sent Anastasia Lévy to find out about what the multi-instrumentalist and ex-skateboarder calls...read more
The party itch. It lingers at the back of your brain with a prickly presence throughout the week, infiltrating and muddying sensible thoughts of staying in and stabilising with a sudden boom and a delicious lick of melody that has been stuck in...read more
Every narcissistic hipster club kid gets a secret little back-handed thrill out of spotting what looks like themselves out on the Berlin dance floor. It may sound absurd, but with a limited array of standardaised ‘club looks’ out...read more
The dreary-eyed man in the dull grey suit caught you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 7am on the morning train as you drifted home from the club – your cheeks glowing with satisfaction, the mischievous remains of a grin lingering softly...read more
Chasing your weekly dose of thrills can start to feel a bit like perpetually perusing the child within. Reaching for that repeated rediscovery of the curious little dreamy-eyed creature with shoulders free of the weight of responsibilities,...read more
The dawn broke on the 1st of January last weekend, and so began a new year. At some point during all the action your dancing energy hit its peak and broke, your bank account reached its limit and broke and now you’re, well, broke. But...read more
If you hail from outside of Germany (and surrounding areas of Europe), it’s a possibility that the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Silvester’ is a washed-up, over-muscled action movie star dubbed...read more
In the city where everyone comes from everywhere, there occurs a kind of mass evacuation phenomenon come Christmas time. Hordes of Berlin-based stowaways scurry home obligingly to blander pastures and provincial German towns, or to their...read more
Somewhere on the mantelpiece of a cosy Berlin living room, an advent candle burns brightly. Somewhere amongst the tethers of your lustful party-loving heart, the desire to dance burns a little more fiercely. While a mythical Santa Claus packs an...read more
Tomorrow night, OneBeat's experimental sessions goes into its second round, as beatmaker KYSON squares up against visual artist RTZ23. Expect a concert-length audiovisual experience as Kyson's atmospheric downtempo beats blend with RTZ23's animated...read more
By Mike T West.
It is not hard to see why Skindred are popular with the Germans. However, it is clearly hard for them to understand frontman/legend Benji Webbe’s onstage banter. He is, after all, Welsh.
What language the audience does...read more
When you arrive in Berlin as a foreigner, you are greeted with all the sparkling wonders of big city living, which extend generously into the music / party scene. Funnily enough, when you delve wholeheartedly into the Berlin party scene, you...read more
By Mike T West.
Battles return for the last time for a very long time so while they might be winding down after a hectic year supporting their utterly fantastic second album, Gloss Drop, here are 10 bloody good reasons why you should see them...read more
The weekend tends to come and go like good weather or comfortable cash flow: you forget to appreciate just how lovely it is while its happening, it disappears all too quickly and then before you know it, suddenly its back again ready to relax the...read more
The Antlers meandered onto the Magnet Club stage one by one last Friday night, submerged in a soft radiance of blue-green lighting to serenade Berliners with a well played split-personality set. At times adhering to the rich, melodic waves of...read more