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 your head since last weekend (yes, like an ‘earworm’). It tingles inside you flirtatiously, throbbing like a feverish virus that spawns symptoms of unintended splurges of gossip regarding party friends and their plans, and uncontrollable discussions about new album releases or live sets that accidently-on-purpose relate directly to the weekend’s rostering of DJs and events around the city. It hovers on the tip of your tongue like the lyric of a peak-time anthem that dominates over the sound of your university lecturer’s droning voice as it circles your head relentlessly. And as Friday evening approaches, it wraps itself around you like a rampant rash, covering every inch of clean-minded desire to read that book, watch that movie, write that essay or stay at home and hang out with that old friend. Control? That’s just the title of a mediocre Ian Curtis tribute film and a concept that they feed to the lost and hopeless at AA recovery meetings. Kick it to the curb, sharpen up those nails and reach around eagerly to scratch the party itch.
Scratch the itch tonight and heat up frozen winter bones with the warm, vibrant melodious sounds of Tim Sweeney and Beautiful Swimmers at Loftus Hall.
Also tonight, Prince Charles offers up Piano Forte featuring a selection of Klasse Recordings DJs / producers including Viadrina and Johanna Knutsson. To win one of two x2 guestlist packages email us here with your names!
Tomorrow night Sameheads launches a brand new event series that aims to “shine a torch on the very best independent event organisers Berlin has to offer”. Spread across 3 floors and encompassing a wide variety of musical styles, the first event of the Sameheads Invites.. series will feature two legends of the electronic underpass in the shape of Dj Peak Nick and Eric D Clark.
Stattnacht is on again tomorrow night at Stattbad Wedding, where the former swimming pool will be soaking up the sounds of Drumcode’s Alexi Delano, along with a winning local favourite combo of Marcus Meinhardt and Empro playing a back to back set (insert Berlin high school girls’ ‘squeal’).
There’s also Motor City Drum Ensemble and Efdemin at Get Deep over at About Blank, Appetite at Gretchen featuring the UK’s Mosca, and Spank Me Disco at Wilde Renate with Deniz Kurtel from the US – a prominent player on the Crosstown Rebels print – all worthy of a formidable nod of the head, an ecstatic shake of the leg or, of course, a vigorous scratch of the itch. Just don’t forget to stop scratching at some point.