This weekend in Berlin will see art, music, politics and overall a mashup of all: Friday night will see Substance, the biggest Dubstep party on the European continent so far, at Berghain, there is the big art festival Videoakt on friday and saturday where Stylewalker’s going to spin, and on sunday people living in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg have the chance to cast their votes for or against the urban development project Mediaspree.
Berghain, Berlin’s most famous techno temple and house of the Panorama Bar, will open it’s gates on a friday night for the first time (usually it’s only Panorama Bar on fridays) to host probably the biggest Dubstep party on the European continent so far: Shackleton, Scuba, Appleblim, Skull disco, Mala, DJ Distance – find more about the artists, links and music at Grimetime.
Moreover, you have the chance to enjoy Berhain’s new sound system: Funktion One. Paulie at Dubstepforum says about it: “It’s got the best sound I’ve ever heard in a big club. Funktion 1 rigs all the way round… ”
There’s a great mix by Applebim in the series of Resident Advisor’s podcasts: “Housestep? Dubhouse? Whatever you want to call it, Appleblim’s got it on this edition of the RA podcast”
Videoakt is a video art festival hosted by the organization GlogauAIR, a non profit organization founded with the intention of creating a meeting point between different artistic disciplines, important is their Artist in Residence Programme, lots of international artists, e.g. from South America live and work there.
This is what it might look like along the river in Berlin, where you find now so many great places like Yaam, Bar 25 or Kiki Blofeld, if the plans of Mediaspree become reality:
Pretty boring, huh? Xbergers and Fhainers, go vote, to prevent this! I’ve written about Mediaspree versenken before, and you can read the whole text about what Berlin really needs, why it is unique and why we love living here so much at Sounds of Sirens: Auf zu neuen Ufern.