Music Tips 14.04 - 27.04

"April is the cruellest month..." Well, not in Berlin. Enjoy while it lasts, and always with a soundtrack to forever remember the best of it.



20.00 Jam City + Jack Chosef + Joey Hansom @ Kantine am Berghain

WHY: Since 2010, Jack Latham published forward thinking, sound system compatible music under his alias Jam City. With his upcoming album "Dream A Garden" he deepened his approach to the songwriting, which can already be heard in the first single "Unhappy". In October 2014 Jam City presented his live set for the first time at the Unsound Festival, before bringing it now to Kantine am Berghain.

Kantine am Berghain / Rüdersdorfer Str. 70, 10243 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info


21.00 Cloudface + Michael Aniser @ ACUD MACHT NEU

WHY: Cloudface has gained a reputation for displaying masterful control of his drum machines and synthesizers while performing live at various Vancouver music events and at festivals such as Mutek and New Forms. Excursions into the realms of ambience-soaked, contemplative techno is the simplest way to describe what to expect music–wise thisThursday at ACUD.

ACUD MACHT NEU / Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / more info



22.00 Phil Collins: "my heart's in my hand …" – Album Release & Benefit Gig feat. Laetitia Sadier, Demdike Stare, Heroin In Tahiti & Barry Burns @ HAU2

WHY: Developed in 2013 as a collaboration with GULLIVER survival station for the homeless in Cologne and a number of international musicians, Phil Collin’s installation "my heart’s in my hand, and my hand is pierced, and my hand’s in the bag, and the bag is shut, and my heart is caught" returns to HAU. Shady Lane Productions and Nero are releasing an album which collects thirteen tracks by acts such as Scritti Politti, David Sylvian, Planningtorock, and Julia Hummer. A benefit evening brings together Laetitia Sadier, Demdike Stare and Heroin In Tahiti and a DJ set by Barry Burns.

HAU2 / Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin, U Möckernbrücke / more info



21.00 Torstrassen Festival Warm-up: Night Musik + Deaths @ ACUD MACHT NEU

WHY: Night Musik is the new solo project by composer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Shub Roy. His album “Transit” was written, recorded and produced during two years on the road. The cinematic atmospheres of the resulting LP distill shades of techno, acid, industrial, ambient (while never falling back on the conventions of just one) and even conjure the repetitive, mechanical rhythms and hums of vehicles.

ACUD MACHT NEU / Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / more info


21.00 A Place To Bury Strangers + zZz @ Lido Berlin

WHY: A Place To Bury Strangers are a NYC-based noise trio playing heavy, atmospheric wall of sound-influenced blend of psychedelic rock, shoegaze and space rock. After three years the band is returning to Germany with  their newly released (fourth) album „Transfixiation“, which apparently sounds different than their previous. Certainly worth checking both old and new APTBS sound live.

Lido Berlin / Cuvyrstr. 7, 10997 Berlin, U Schlesisches Tor / more info



19.00 FEED FREQUENCIES 042315: Roly Porter // MFO + Soundwalk Collective @ KW

WHY: Roly Porter's collaborative performance has been reworked and will be featured for the April edition of FEED. Their latest performance addresses being lost in a surreal, strange but familiar environment, within the design of an externalized landscape of the psyche. Soundwalk Collective will perform “What We Leave Behind” – a sound piece composed solely of unreleased fragments of sound that were recorded on the film sets of Jean-Luc Godard.

KW / Auguststr. 69, 10117 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / more info


FRIDAY 24.04

23:55 Janus x Dial Records @ Berghain / Panorama Bar

WHY: A different Berghain/Panorama Friday: at Bergain Janus presents Arca'a abrasive and industrial aesthetics; Primitive Art's hypnotic, afrofuturist take on Dub and Techno; and Nigga Fox' idiosyncratic style blending Kuduro, Deep House, Tarraxinha, & Batida. Before, inbetween and afterwards: M.E.S.H., Lotic & KABLAM. Panorama will host Dial Records artists Efdemin, Lawrence, Carsten Jost & DJ Richard.

Berghain + Panorama Bar / Am Wriezener Bahnhof, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info

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