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Victory : The Magician in Berlin

04:55 PM

All details below. Read the German version for more information on the artist here.

The Magician : Magic Tape Twelve (Download)

Peter & The Magician : Twist

Lykke Li : I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix) (Download)

Francesco Tristano

04:02 PM

With two releases one shortly after another young piano player Francesco Tristano underlines his status as the personified intersection of techno, pop and classical music in our times. First there’s the new single and title track of recent second studio album on Agoria’s InFiné label, Idiosynkrasia, which was recorded with Carl Craig  in Detroit. From the here four compiled remixes it’s Ben Klock‘s infectious Berghain-styled rework standing out the most: The grooving original is hereby transformed into a nocturnal highway ride  through endless, star-lumined widths with a poltergeist hiding in the engine’s cylinders.

Now, on March 18, another Tristano-album called bachCage, this time produced by Moritz von Oswald, will be released by Deutsche Grammophon. Just became part of the Hamburger Symphoniker for one season, the Luxembourger inhabitant of Barcelona here tries to combine the piano works of  Johann Sebastian Bach and John Cages, which means nothing other then a melange of baroque chamber music on one hand and modernity’s avant-garde Neue Musik on the other.

Tonight, Tristano will play live and  presented by Yellow Lounge at Cookies, Berlin. Cansinius and Clé will join with an aftershow DJ set, Safy Sniper with his visuals. The entrance fee is only € 6. Find two interview worth reading online at (German only, via Filter) and Resident Advisor. All other tour dates are listed below.

Alternatively (or afterwards) we recommend a quick jump-over to Alexanderplatz, where at .HBC event series Cinéma welcomes the burlesque models of Berlin’s “anti art school” Dr. Sketchy. Entrance is even free here.

Francesco Tristano : bachCage (Teaservideo)

Francesco Tristano : Idiosynkrasia (Stream)

Francesco Tristano : Idiosynkrasia (remixes) (Player via Juno Records)

Further dates:
11.04. Munich, Allerheilige Hofkirche
12.04. Frankfurt, Cocoon Club
27.04. Berlin, Radialsystem
28.04. Dresden, Yellow Lounge
08.05. Vienna, Konzerthaus
09.05. Bottrop, Klavierfestival Ruhr
13.05. Leipzig, Central Theater
10.09. Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern

Live : James Blake

11:42 AM

The album is out there and so is the consent: From the big music magazines to newspapers and blogs, everyone is more or less impressed by the young Englishman James Blake and his debut full-length. Between piano sounds and spheric melodies Blake once again puts his fragile voice, causing a relentless melancholy. With some listeners it may appeal to their reflexive temper, while with others’ it addresses  their depressively melancholy vein as “Limit to your love” does.

As the last and third previous EP Klavierwerke (R&S Records) the now on major label Polydor / Universal released album is a stroke of genius, which can be surely breathtaking for one or the other of its guests when played out loud and live. So because of Mister Blake’s brilliance we recommend the four upcoming German gigs and point you to the first early live impressions from the UK meanwhile.

Here‘s also a BBC video interview with the artist.

James Blake live:
13.04. Köln, Luxor
15.04. Hamburg, Grünspan
16.04. Berlin, Berghain -sold out-
18.04. Munich, Atomic Café
28.04. Donau Festival, Krems (Austria)

Junip x José González (solo) : new dates

08:02 AM


Update: Like almost all gigs of both tours, the Berlin show of Junip on February 20 is already sold out. Hence there will be an additional matinée show on the same date and also at Lido, starting at 3.30 pm (doors: 2.30 pm). And for children under 12 years, who are accompanied by a paying adult, the entrance will be even free! Pre-sale has already started.

Tickets for José González solo gig in March are still available.

They were of the concert highlights of 2010: Whether under a hall roof or on a festival stage, Junip (Photo: Christoph Paul) let the air around them spit like bonfire and their listeners pleasantly shiver. As three gentle, re-born desperadoes José González, Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn rode through their sets, which also could feed with Fields from one of the best albums of the year, and on top of it proved their humour in the video to “Always” (also one of the be… okay, let’s spare our words here, just watch it below.)

And we shall not miss the band in 2011 as well and can already look forward to the year in two respects: So not only Junip will tour through Europe from January to February again, but José González will sally for another two months of solo gigs in March and April, too. But he won’t be alone on the road, since with the Göteborg String Theory there will be a complete string orchestra with him.

The Göteborg String Theory evolved from Berlin String Theory and recently brought together musicians and composers such as Nackt, Ben Lauber and Nils Tegen) from both cities to create an entire album, presented live in April 2010 in Gothenburg together with the as participating artists Midaircondo, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Pacific!, Studio, El Perro Del Mar, Ebbot Lundberg (to name a few) as well as José González – listen to five songs from the studio below.

Following the big 2007 success with his second album In Our Nature and working with Junip, Gonzáles recently re-recorded the original Junip song “Far Away” for the soundtrack of video game Red Dead Redemption – congruously a (zombie) Western:

Jóse Gonzalez : Far Away (Junip Cover) (Stream)

Junip : Far Away (Stream)

The Göteborg String Theory (Stream)

Junip : Always (Video)

Junip live 2011:
13.01. Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich
14.01. Groningen, Eurosonic Festival
01.02. London, Scala
02.02. York, The Duchess
03.02. Belfast, Auntie Annies
04.02. Dublin, Whelans
05.02. Cork, Cyprys Avenue
06.02. Cardiff, Millenium Music Hall 2
07.02. Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
09.02. Bilbao, Azkena
10.02. Madrid, Teatro Lara
11.02. Barcelona, Razzmatazz
12.02. Lyon, Epicerie Moderne
13.02. Milano, Musica Salumeria della
14.02. Rome, Circolo degli Artisti
15.02. Geneva, L’Usine
16.02. Lucerne, Südpol
18.02. St Malo, La Route Du Rock Winter Edition
19.02. Warzaw, Fabryka Trzciny
20.02. Berlin, Lido
22.02. Kortrijk, De Kreun
23.02. Antwerp, Trix
24.02. Nigmegen, Doornroosje
25.02. Amsterdam, Melkweg
26.02. Aarhus, Voxhall

José Gonzales & The Göteborg String Theory live 2011:
26.03. Copenhagen, Koncerthuset
27.03. Hamburg, Kampnagel
28.03. Berlin, RBB-Sendesaal
29.03. Munich, Herkulessaal
30.03. Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
03.04. Barcelona, Palau de la música, Festival Millenni
06.04. Paris, The Gaite Lyrique, SUPER_MON AMOUR! Festival
07.04. Geneva, L’Alhambra
09.04. Rotterdam, Motel Mozaique Festival
11.04. London, Barbican
12.04. Brussels, AB, Domino Festival
15.04. Uppsala, Konsert & Kongress
17.04. Gothenborg, Lorensbergsteatern

(Deutsch) on3 Festival : München im Herbst

11:02 PM

Friday Night Fever

09:10 PM

Lucky you: Tonight you have the chance to get a complete five-course disco menu made of the absolute cream and served right in between the 2.5 km long span between Falckensteinstraße and Ritterstraße – or Berlin-Kreuzberg as well call it. Please find the total list and – of course – more tips for the rest of the city plus Amsterdam, London and Munich below:


There’s no better warm-up then with our friend Leo Diamond, some modern House classics of all kinds and a few cold drinks at 7000 – it’s just What You Need. When ready, either leave the bar’s door to the right to hit this tour’s easternmost spot, Magnet Club, for a heavy British kick-off with Seiji (and Canblaster and Christian Martin) with the Get Wavey party or turn left (west) for some French disco cuisine from the hands of chef David Ducaruge (Los Massieras, Strangelets, Sex in Dallas), who gets lost in translation at Japanese Soju Bar (next to Kimchi Princess). Next round will lead you back, but only a few metres before Kleine Reise at Spreewaldplatz will pull you into a magic set by Barcelona’s John Talabot. You dessert then could be legendary in all possible ways – find it in the North-West, where Holy Water invites you to a very special night with no less than Mark Seven. The place to be is St. Georg. (Of course, it’s up to you to mix and add this chronology according to your taste – just one rule: Have fun!)

Berlin, the rest

Go to Mitte to see Raz O´Hara and many others performing at the .HBC or to dance to a huge DJ line-up featuring the likes of Lexy, Empro, Fabiano and many others at Brunnen 70’s Shovania meets Fiasko. In the meanwhile, Dial’s Christian Naujoks and Spex‘ DJ & new editor-in-chief Jan Kevdes will spin their hot tunes for In Love with at the mirrored fancy spaceship that is Tausend. And in case you are in the Halloween mood already, drop by at King Size, just round the corner at Friedrichstr., for the by now fifth Nightmare party.


Every end of a month well-known and respected Permanent Vacation label is having its own party at Elli Disco – this time with Swiss house import LEXX.


Speaking about label nights, British tastemakers Young Turks are having one at Amsterdam’s De Verdieping. And the line-up reads like a dream: Bullion, Sampha, Kwes and our prominent favourites Jamie XX and SBTRKT are all flying over from the UK for one great night.


There’s a new, interesting magazine in your town and it knows how to party: L_A_N Magazine brings the fantastic four-piece of Becoming Real, Brassica, D/R/U/G/S and Seams to CAMP to celebrate its second issue. Further DJ-line-up also includes the likes of Teengirl Fantasy and TEETH!, whose member Veronica is also the creative mind behind L_A_N.