Posts Tagged ‘Local Suicide’

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!


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.


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 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.

Exclusive : Local Suicide : drAUFGEMISCHT

07:00 PM

A mix made with love and an eye for the details, but also one you shouldn’t trust that easily: Fortunately, Local Suicide have produced us an exclusive mix and it’s become a really enjoyable one. Working slightly more harmonic than usual, the duo quickly develops and opens its musical envelope while keeping it eclectic throughout the whole 45 minutes. So drAUFGEMISCHT is continuously sliding from spheric klang art to distinctively, deeply grooving tracks and back. Surely the always changing club atmosphere of German Berlin and Munich on the one hand and Greek Athens and Thessaloniki – all four both, part of Brax Moody and Vamparela‘s regular tour schedule and more or less home to them – heavily influenced this approach.

Listen to / download the mix below and keep February 25 and March 3 free in your calendars, since Local Suicide will then deejay at Berlin’s Rosis and Ritter Butzke. Find more dates and their own recommendable blog at

Local Suicide : drAUFGEMISCHT (Mix 02/2011) (Download)

1. Stimming : Chemistry
2. Daniel Steinberg : Viwa La Fiwa (Hanne & Lore Remix)
3. Nick Harris : Shangri La
4. B Acid : XY-Me (Bowski Remix)
5. Rodriguez Jr : Chicky Chicky
6. Ruede Hagelstein : Emergency
7. Steve Lawler : Carnival (Gabriel Ananda Remix)
8. Markus Homm : Transposer
9. Andy Kohlmann : Ali Baba
10. Kenny Hawkes & Louise Carver – Play The Game (Joris Voorn Dub)
11. Damien Porta : Llama (Original Mix)
12. Nicone : Hanaetano (umami Remix)

Week(end) guide: Naked at the Cinema

10:34 AM

Berlin: Local Suicide bring you a summer breeze and the Berlinale offers you the opportunity to stare your eyes to squares and then go dancing in a ring or triangle in this week. Watch out for a ticket give-away as well:


Recently RA called the first Jam Session at Tape Club, “definitely one of those parties that made [you] feel lucky to have been there”. Now there’s fortunately the first return of DJ Jus-Ed’s deep-house night and this time his top-level guest is no other than Lawrence of Dial Rec.. If you can’t head to Moabit that night be sure to tune in for the live broadcast on Furthermore:


Sadly, but not surprisingly the Berlin debut gig of Twin Shadow alias George Lewis Jr. at Comet is already sold out. If you own a ticket, then get into the right mood with our interview here, if not, check the alternatives below:

  • Chez Jacki: All Nighter In Love or house’s cheesy load test: Loves in Crime.
  • Kleine Reise: Birthday of Brohim: Mark August, Quarion, Agnes & very special guest.


Jux & Tollerei brings together a.o. Agaric alias Patrik Skoog, Get Physical’s Javier Logares and Local Suicide (remember their recent live set?) to test the new better soundsystem at Brunnen 70. So there should be no warm-up but a great instant party, for which you can win 2×2 invites for, if you leave us a comment below until Friday noon and get randomly picked! Furthermore:

  • Kleine Reise: Dreamlike that’s what London’s Brassica‘s set should turn out to be, hence making a good fit for the Wrong Era special London Wave Invasion einfügen: Ali Renault, Bill Ambrose, JR Seaton, Franz Underwear.
  • King Size: Acid Washed.
  • Chez Jacki: Better be ready for some sensory overload when you hit the Lazer Meltdown by Birthday Party Berlin: Kid606, Dj N>E>D, Dj Donna Summer, Sly Cooper, OBGMJP, Lil’Jean, Unkle T, Mr Ouzo.
  • Ritter Butzke: Ritterstraße vs Exploited Rec.: Joyce Muniz, Shir Khan, Hickup, Jack Tennis, Soukie & Windish, Sebo & Madmotormiquel, André Schaaf.
  • Antje Öklesund: All Kristofs (and Christofs, Christophs…) get a free drink at the Kristof Night: Das Adriano Celentano Gebäckorchester (live).


And if you missed Brassica before, you can give it another try on Saturday at Picknick, when Headman is hosting the Relish Recording Night. This time’s headliner is Andy Blake, also from London, while JR Seaton and broken heart Niki Pauls will give you some local spirit. Furthermore:

  • Samheads: Subpreme are literally making some Heidenlärm (‘rumpus’ or ‘heathen noise’) with the Cuckoo Rites: Emil Doesn’t Drive, Pavel Plastikk (Kiev).


10:00 AM

Feed for the headphones and stereo systems of this world or: A compilation of a few mixes that should help you having a good time during the new week

Let’s start with a live-set by Berlin’s DJ dream couple Local Suicide, which Vamparela and Brax Moody recorded during their appearance at Vienna’s infamous Pratersauna on the morning of New Year’s Day. This one hour and a quarter surely bring some good fun.

Local Suicide : NYE Gala live at Pratersauna Vienna

Norway’s (re-)master of the universe, Todd Terje, recently went to Berlin’s Horst for another thrilling and virtuously mixed DJ set, from which we have a two-hour-slice below.

Todd Terje : Live @ Horst 17-12-2010 (Download)

Then just last week with Copenhagen’s Christian d’Or another Scandinavian visited the city at the river Spree, this time playing the Illusion Institute. Before he presented this porn-styled decent blend of vintage rock to Hugo Capablanca and his mix Banamania. Please, find more information here.

Christian d’Or : 7 INCHES OF PLEASURE MIX (Download)

Another deep pick from the antiquity (soundtrack) box comes from the quasi-archaeological website, who did this sadly barely mixed, but police-themed piece for the dear Italians Do It Better! label. More details here.

Polizei Motion : Polizei Moments (Stream)

Recorded in last summer, the “Slorida Mix” by Canadian CFCF is a ideal for reloading your body’s solar-cells during the grey winter days.

CFCF : Slorida Mix (Stream)

The MIX SERIES of Britischen fashion label label oki-ni is a really a thing, you should keep an eye one. With increasing regularity the site offers you interesting and entertaining mixes by the likes of Bottin, the Very Best and the Go! Team – always with a fitting design and t-shirt. But a true cosmic highlight is hiding behind Andrew Weatherall’s “MOON”, in which the well-known producer cinematographically combines lots of strings and obscure tunes from various decades to a beautiful Gesamtkunstwerk.

Andrew Weatherall : MOON (Download)

Furthermore: The always busy Rory Phillips has done a rather nice disco-club mix for Dazed Digital.

PHOTO: “Muesli-Session” by Petra Gschwendtner (CC: by-nc)