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Weekend guide : All in one

07:09 PM

We have no time, so briefly: Berlin’s a bit schizophrenic this weekend, hosting half of the world also kind of itself. This can only be good as we guess!

FRIDAY

If you have ever been to Neukölln’s Sandmann Bar on a Monday night, you know what this is about: Muschi Kreuzberg is at Heide 11 not far away from Hermannplatze (consequently, the event title is Du hast Angst vorm Hermannplatz!) to present its newest fashionable links between neo-hipsters and old Berlin originals like the one above. At 9 pm the (assisted) drinking starts, before the party kicks-off a few hours later. Sounds like a decent warm-up!

Whatever you do, don’t miss stopping by at our recent mixtape heroes of Local Suicide, who are deejaying at the Tapetenwechsel at Rosis!

Living Congolese legends and music visionaries Konono N°1 will be at Berghain supported by the young admirers Burnt Friedman and Shackleton – probably the event you can learn the most from this night.

By the way, if it would have been already around Konono N°1 would have probably played a REVOLUTION N°5 by Sick Girls back then. Instead the two female hosts turn their night at Chez Jacki into a little genre battle: It’s Grime Revisted!, or better: Grime vs. Dubstep, with a.o. DJ Absurd and Am Gunz.

Nordic By Nature can already celebrate their first anniversary and do so at the Levee Club (Ex-Bang-Bang) with the subtly heavy This Is Head and a bunch of DJs in the mix, including Berlin-Swedish two-piece Am Track.

Accordingly confusing to our introduction In Love With has somehow booked the New York duo(!) Mister Saturday Night for sophisticated disco on a Friday night at Bar Tausend. Still sounds like a lot of fun.

SATURDAY

Definitely on on the right date will be second NYC duo Blondes. After recently playing at Picknick, they are now back in town for the Sameheads store at Richardstraße and Preston G Parallax and Xorzyzt will also be there for an all in all deeply grooving, eloquent night.

The only bigger party should be the Calcium release one by BNR Trax at First Floor, which we already gave you a preview for here.

DJ Supermarket has a new and own (truly recommendable) blog called howdoyouare.com. And despite running already for quite a while this night will be its official launch party with Ian Pooley, Hunee and Pony Pop at Picknick.

Week(end) guide: The Parallel Campaign

04:48 PM

Berlin: To everyone looking for alternatives to CTM.11 or according pre- and after-parties:

THURSDAY

As a former antiquity dealer David Ducaruge knows best how to turn old rarities into the newest must-haves and placing them in a modern ambience. His various works for Record Makers musically mirror that and because of his all-night-long commitment and a very amusing event flyer his new set at Soju Bar is the tip of day. Furthermore:

FRIDAY

Puns in the event naming are quite popular and so are extreme experiences: Noisekölln unites A Blue Stork Is Born By A Moonlight Tower, additiv and Future Hell for an evening noise experiments at Loophole (Boddinstraße 60), so it should turn out as either enlightening or disturbing.  Furthermore:

  • Tausend: Hugo Capablanca is having a big birthday party with another, this time jam-packed Illusion Institute: Eric D. Clark, DJ Maxximus, Hector, Dada Disco, Robin Van der Kaa, Niki Pauls, Crystalmafia and many, many more.
  • Magnet Club: Whip It Good is connecting Berlin with Sheffield, UK: The Crookes (live), Karrera Klub, Finckobot, Sam Tiba, parisAnn, Richie Reverb, Fat & Fox.
  • Monster Ronson’s: It’s already the fourth time you can enjoy italo-space-disco music with Berlino Deviance: Paul Chinatown, Massimiliano Pagliara.

SATURDAY

New York’s Blondes (photo) return to town after their recent set at Tausend and new mixtape Kunsthaus EU Tour should already give you a few hints on why it should be a good idea turning up at Picknick then. Thomalla, Paul Moog and Remmidemmi will be there as well, so it’s all safe. Furthermore:

  • Gitschinerstra. 22: Suz of iheartberlin.de devotes the latest issue of her always entertaining event series to the Last Days of Posh (Spice): Engtanzkavalier, Milch, Fl/Am, Dermot.

HEALTH ‘Disco2′ out in June

05:27 PM

It has been an open secret for quite a while now but today the dear City Slang confirmed that HEALTH will release the second issue of their ‘remix disco series’ with Disco2 this summer. The LP will of course feature numerous remixes of tracks from the band’s last year’s stunning Get Color album and with CFCF and Pictureplane to remixers from the first HEALTH/DISCO LP are on board again joining a list of some of the hottest rising talents across the globe including Small Black, Javelin (both Brooklyn-NYC), the fantastic and mysterious Salem, British electronic favourite Gold Panda and Tobacco (Tom Fec from Black Moth Super Rainbow) among others.

Too, HEALTH got not only together with the infamous Crystal Castles for another remix (of “Eat Flesh”) after the surprising success of the CC’s Crimewave-re-edit, but went to studio with legendary producer Alan Moulder, who produced U2’s Pop as well as albums for the likes of Jesus and the Mary Chain, Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins. The result is the new HEALTH single “USA Boys”, which will open Disco2. See the complete tracklisting, two downloads and release dates below:

HEALTH Disco2 Tracklisting:
1. USA BOYS
2. BEFORE TIGERS (CFCF RMX)
3. IN HEAT (JAVELIN RMX)  [download]
4. DIE SLOW (TOBACCO RMX) [download]
5. SEVERIN (SMALL BLACK RMX)
6. BEFORE TIGERS (GOLD PANDA RMX)
7. EAT FLESH (CRYSTAL CASTLES VS. HEALTH 2)
8. IN VIOLET (SALEM RMX)
9. NICE GIRLS (BLONDES RMX)
10. DIE SLOW (PICTUREPLANE RMX)
11. NICE GIRLS (LITTLE LOUD RMX)
12. BEFORE TIGERS (BLINDOLDFREAK RMX)

On June 22 Lovepump United will release Disco2 in North America, followed by German release on June 25 and European-UK on July 6, both via City Slang.

Just last weekend HEALTH released their new Eric-Wareheim-directed video for “We Are Water” and the end of this week will see the band kicking of another European tour, including stop-bys in London and Berlin. See all dates here.