- Sunday 20.40 — Grossschot
Like mythical sirens, only so much deeper: Many associate ANNENMAYKANTEREIT with this voice, turning heads. But this band's handmade indie songs, which oscillate as skillfully as soulfully between pathos and rock, look at life in this divided present. They make you feel so much - and above all, we feel anticipation because it's good to have them back.
A tight-knit, thickly woven texture that blasts through strings and boxes – full of jazz, psychedelia, root guitars and stacked loops. The only constant in the thick of everchanging styles, ideas, instruments and rhythms: TASH SULTANA, Australian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and guarantee for grooves and good vibes.
Embracing the contradictions, escalating the prose, wandering constantly through indie, klezmer and provocation: it’s Faber, undoubtedly. A unique voice: He’s a poet, when others just write songs, a bard when others just sing; there to f*king love the life.
Someday, the lostness of being alive will be lost: until then, GIRL IN RED will continue to morph all those feelings into soft and thorny indie-songs sprinkled with guitars, honesty and lofi-aesthetics. Sounds to find clarity in, to cry, shout and wonder – let’s go get lost with girl in red.
Restlessness, played as an indie hymn; a flash of genius that manifests in thunderous riffs and earworm-melodies; a wrecking ball of good vibes, distorted guitars and endless energy: LEONIDEN. Ask your best days, those five guys are their favorite band – and they’ll make the MS DOCKVILLE sing, dance and celebrate once again.
The riffs are too tender, the voice is too unique and the atmosphere is ripe with temptation: PROVINZ transforms sensations into acoustics while asking for a dance. One of the brightest stars on Germanys indie-landscape, full of thoughtfulness and radiant power.
Two naked people, tightly embraced on the wooden floor - with these images, RY X's "Berlin" went around the world in 2013 as a prime example of his unmistakable sound immersed in epic-melancholic falsetto vocals. Since then, the Los Angeles-based Australian has been delivering tracks that unleash the power of quiet tones.
Berlin-Kreuzberg, born ready: it only takes PASHANIM two minutes to stir things up and entice rapheads. Uncompromising, impenetrable; though elaborately melodic – in his uniquely own style, the capitals hiphop-hopeful depicts street life.
Rather a force than a voice; as rough-edged as powerful: ALLI NEUMANNs Pop goes straightly forward – a skilled exhibition of distortion, honesty and catchy melodies. It’s noisy, groovy and hypnotic – take a tour through her roundelay of guitars and sounds.
DIE ORSONS or les enfants terribles: like spoiled kids, these four from Stuttgart combine through HipHop, acoustic experiments and walls of bass. They aren’t afraid of anything, they embrace it – may it be autotune, vulnerability or shrewdness. The result: turnup nonstop, let those boys play.
Disco – Electro – Funk: that’s not just the soundtrack of a legendary night, it’s how FRANC MOODY describe their sound. The London-based collective hunts groove eternal – through club nights, lockdown-sessions and sudden inspirations. Pristine pop-melodies and earworms deluxe; FRANC MOODY puts a bow on it.
There are no real rules for pop – elder island breaks those anyway. Dreamy, playfully, lost in echoing sound constructions and choral hooks. Smooth basslines, soulful synths, unmistakable voices: the trio triggers the release of electrical endorphins with every beat.
A dark and nostalgic amalgam of heavy colours and sounds: BOY HARSHER leave a trail of distraction through electronic music – dark wave and industrial, marching straight ahead, haunted by fragments of ethereal voices. Synths, Insomnia and confessions as a hypnotic-hybrid soundtrack.
Come at us, bro: that’s what 102 BOYZ sound like. Their battlerap pushes boundaries and powers hustlers pushing haze while they remain true to theirselves: Adidas slippers, hip bags and broad chests; it’s a mood.
With incredible frequency, HAIYTI lets Rap Germany live-experience her creative explosions. With fierce punch and unflinching vision, the Hamburg legend produces hit after hit. Aggressive and arty, unfiltered in sound and looks. She knows what she wants and she delivers the next track before you've had the chance to recover from the last one.
Eclectic-fragmentary beats meet a multitool of a voice. ÄTNA send you into the vibrant indietronica future. Inéz' voice(s), piano and synth melodies meet Demian Kappenstein's effect-distorted beats in a style that can't be imitated. The duo can do everything from ballad to party and always mix a pinch of 2050 into their sound.
MIRA is the rare kind of DJ whose music instantly transports you into her world - a midnight circus in Berlin where time loses all definition and anything becomes possible. As resident at Bar25, Kater Holzig and her current home Kater Blau, she is a key proponent of a deeper, more soulful and organic kind of dance music.
Get out your durstlöscher, get ready for Halligalli and Dies & Das – one the most intriguing crews german rap has to offer at the moment (does this still count as rap?), 01099 tells Gen Z-Storys over housy hiphop beats with a growing repertoire of atmospheres, styles and lines.
Hypnotic violin loops, clacking beats and vocals like velvet - it sounds like an ensemble, but there's a single person behind it all. As SUDAN ARCHIVES, Los Angeles-based Brittney Parks reinvents and explores R&B, breathing facets of traditional West African music into it.
Synesthesia for starters: MYD sounds like neon colors, nu-disco and non-stop groove - the French singer, producer and DJ makes electronic songs full of fuzz, flirt and funk. A soundtrack for synthetic dreams, dancing colors and MS DOCKVILLE nights.
She sounds like she's reaching for it - HOPE TALA's determined turn-of-the-century R&B mingles with fragments of bossa nova, verses somewhere between spoken word and anthem, with an unrivalled presence and musicianship. Or as she says: "Why have a life if you're not going to do something crazy and make a difference in the world?"
Intense, energetic, inpredictable: ANTEHA might have been an architect some time ago, but she mainly builds sounds and sets full of audacity and distinctness. Dark, electronic; a technoid push forward through trance, EBM and sweaty 90s clubnights.
ALYONA ALYONAs message is clear, even when you don’t speak ukranian: beats, flows and delivery are constantly on point. She keeps it real – and keeps critics on their toes with angry, forceful and skilled raps.
It's KWAM.E - and everyone who still needs this announcement: you've missed a lot. KWAM.E is and remains one of Germany's most exciting MCs, from whom much is still to come: straight boom-bap as well as reps who flex muscles and flows.
From south london with the smooth styles – ENNY aka a single stream of flex, groove and rhyme. Her voice is putting on a velvety show in between old school boombap and new wave jazz influences that characterize her beats; Rap, R&B and acoustic attraction.
SHERELLE aka the figurehead of a new rave generation: steeled by the thicket of nights, trained by the restlessness of drum’n’bass, fueled by jungle, footwork and juke. The London DJ and her sets offers the propellant for new ways in endless nights.
A little mumble, a sly smile, a roadtrip soundtrack of songs between deeptalk and dancefloor: BRUCKNER, the most wonderful acoustic decoration to have a little crush on life. There always is a surprise, may it be a bass riff or autotune; it’s almost always a playful melody that’s easy to love and hard to forget.
Sets as organic as if they were growing out of the speakers - rising up to the night, taking root in basses, an electronic rhizome of blues, soul and ecclectically collected influences. JACOB GROENING makes house in the most carefully composed form, technoid and slow.
Dark and slightly deranged; electro-pop with songs about demonic sailors and speaking birds; a grooving, wavering stumble through musical dreamworlds on the verge of turning dark: SAD NIGHT DYNAMITE.
B. TRAITS alias BABY T wants to produce something to engage with: not only by dancing, but also aiming at her audiences’ brains. It’s Drum & Bass, hardcore, speed garage; it’s intensely danceable and innovative at the same time. The London based DJ is well-respected by critics and ravers alike – so come discover what she has to over.
Music isn’t just acoustics; sometimes, it hits every sense: when JULES AHOI sends his folky chords into the world, you taste saltwater, smell the sea, feel a sense of longing towards vastness and waves.
A combination like TNT, explosive and full of energy: behind Man & Mule hide the two multi-instrumentalists KID SIMIUS & BONAPARTE. As a taskforce for strings and keys, the two build beat and synth symphonies, electronically conceived and drivingly built - the fuse is already burning.
Cool jazz, only with beat and autotune - every song by KEKE is bursting with smoothness. She sets the tone, the tempo, the topic. Body positivity, mental health, feminism - KEKE is rapping empowerment and a blessing for the scene.
Her sets bang, slam, attack – like a convoy through auditory canals, clubs, stages of consciousness. It’s trance, house, techno; it’s seduction through dance, unparalleled in technique as well as selection. Come get abducted into the night, it’s MAMA SNAKE.
Silence in between storms, shaped into guitars, riffs and force – you might call it indierock –: INDIGO DE SOUZA sounds like eruptions. Like a force of nature, that shortly
SHELTER BOY sounds like London's finest export, mashing through playful drums and crispy guitar walls with his freeflowing, melody-hunting voice. His home is Dresden, though – and he might be one of the most promising artists Germany has to offer right now. So let’s riff it out!
There must be something in the water, air or life in Vienna – how else would the city be able to export all those talents just like VERIFIZIERT? She sounds like no other; lofi as well as electronic, a clairvoyant-clear voice and a storytelling by stream of consciousness; give her the checkmarks for all playlists 2022.
LA lifestyle, distorted guitars and breathless parts: PARIS TEXAS sound like a carom of all influences that shape the Californian music scene. It's precisely because their songs rumble, crash and stand out that they're so interesting: somewhere between slacker rock, West Coast rap and a constant surprise. Genres are dead, this duo plays at the funeral.
How to do anything with breakbeats but breaks: every set SALLY C plays, she demonstrates it once again. A selection wildering through house, with rough edges and rascal attitude, vintage classics and acid waves. Wherever they happen, however they emerge – she’s always straight forward.
Soft Boy Sounds; or in NANDs own words: bitterhoneysweet – orange-tinted I pass the world. ModernSynthBreakFunk with well-placed keys and well-mannered brass parts, wellbeing with aperol spritz and aqui.
Counting three, it's a party - and even more so when RSS DISCO play. Local heroes in Hamburg and an international insider tip; every set a wild mix of synth disco, acid house and psychedelic techno.
A shrewd walk through synthetic woods, electronic sunrays and nature in chopped loops: UPSAMMY reconfigures escapism and electronic music into poetic sound collages, forever danceable and dreamy alike.
Breakbeats to break you: DJ MELL G feels like a 200 mp/h clubnight, shortness of breath and raging dance. She flings sound through sets and let’s genres collide; a burst of bass: ghettobass, jungle, electro and endless ecstasy.
Crossing borders and telling stories between house and techo: FRANCA is always evolving herself and her sets; energetic, groove-driven and versatile. She is a producer, DJ and above all always on the hunt for new sounds, influences and ideas - in the nights of our festival for music and arts she presents us her finds.
Indie till infinity, those easygoing guitars and their lofty accords – a grim bass accompanies an angelic voice; full of shoegaze and lofi-attitude, NEWDAD traverse through postmodern 90’s aesthetics and an endless arsenal of distortion and ecstasy
Vienna, quite apart from the Hofreitschule and the tourist trap: the songs of OEHL rotate in the airpods of urban twentysomethings all over the world. So playful and skilfully constructed, but at the same time wandering directly into the body and head. Poetic miniatures, crunchy riffs, dry beats - with this combination, Oehl has recently gone solo and is welcome everywhere.
Great Britain, greater potential: LEX AMOR is a favorite act in waiting - even if connoisseurs and critics (Pitchfork, Complex and many more) are already enthusiastic, you can still be enchanted as early lovers by soulful samples, lovingly constructed spoken word flows and a warm sound aesthetic that skillfully combines rap skills and realness.
You could tell stories from their song titles alone: "Slow it down", "Get up!" and "Ghost city central". Except that there are so many better songs behind them, with groovy-smoother indie backdrops and two-part vocals that say more than a thousand words (or titles).
Big feelings, little gear: acoustic guitar, a scratchy voice, some reverb. Into this spartan setup fit songs and sounds that make MAYBERG sound like an aria - honestly felt, expansively played, German indie with sadness and danceability.
One of East Africa's most exciting and up-and-coming DJs, KAMPIRE serves up bass-heavy sets that stray far from classic techno and house tunes, yet always drive you back to the floor, the beat and ecstasy. It unites the past, present and future of African club music - and above all, it delivers a demolition with every performance
South London, once again. LOLA YOUNG sounds like the English capital: unvarnishedly honest, rough and tempting at the same time. I'm toxic as fuck, she says herself; shortly after: so sorry - you listen to a young head finding itself in the world and thinking about it at the same time. A coming of age story, told in catchy melodies, avant-garde pop and precise compositions.
LUCINEE is resident in Hamburgs PAL-Club, DJ and Producer, but furthermost pacemaker for endless nights and ecstatic sets. She plays no-fucks-given Techno, strained by Trance, Acid, EBM and ruthlessness towards the next day – this night is forever.
Half alternative rock, half rap, a touch of autotune - but at least twice as honest, authentic and unvarnished as everyone else: DXVE. His grating voice, his relentless lyrics, his desperate energy and those endless anthemic choruses - we will and want to hear a lot more from him.
2k23 Rap Skills, Y2K Aesthetics: ELI PREISS represents Vienna as well as Tumblr vibes and delivers a new take on the rap game. Influenced by R'n'B, pushed by the beat, from one punchline to the next - trap beats and vocal parts with endboss perfection.
Melodic groove, that's how he describes it himself - drifting, dancing, briefly looking at the sky and dreaming; LEWIS OFMAN makes tracks for these perfect moments. Dance-pop that uses house, jazz and blues.
Down-regulated timelessness - there is a melody flitting out of the boxes and a few drums stumbling behind. Feel it, listen: BEACHPEOPLE can't be exactly explained or described, but well felt: Lofi-Bedroom Pop with a touch of sunshine and endlessness.
Maybe you've heard it that way before - just not in such a relaxed, broad-legged, oldschool and innovative way at the same time: BIBIZA sounds like his predecessors and boombap style, but combines these influences with unexpectedly strong imagery, unusually loose flow and an incredible amount of potential. 1060 Represent.
PABST, they can be unexcited - their self-description is: A Band. Kinda nice. Please check out. And if they didn't tell you, we would - because this snotty sound, which shamelessly moves between grunge, punk and good old rock, is as addictive as it is happy. Kinda nice, that's what it is.
Best served loud: MAR MALADE is the band for those moments when you feel like having fun - music that makes you dance unexpectedly and unusually well. Songs that burst with groove and tell of grinning, with percussion, horns and guitars full of melodies.
Wanna dance? POWER PLUSH are instant indie mood-boosters: just add some playtime and your boxes will be sprouting sun, tender melodies and love pop. The four musicians from Chemnitz transform empathy into ecstatic gigs, hiding catchy surprises in every beat – it’s a pleasure to discover their songs again and again.
The tension between cloud and club is where FUTUREBAE feels home – hard to reach, harder to impress; full of coolness and skill, she flexes through electronic Beats, R&B-backgrounds and trappy 808s. Disarmingly honest, extraordinarily edgy: she’s the future, bae.
CASHMIRI rules everything around us: during the day she acts as one of the best rap journalists, but at night she serves "Ambient Twerk" - unerring sets full of bangers. There's heartbreak R&B, gritty Memphis rap, dancehall queens and German rap legends: protect ya neck.
Melodic, deep; technoid house - around 120 bpm is her metier, driving forward as gently as determined. Or in her own words: MILA STERN plays music like a vole with a bobbing rave stick.
She keeps it short, about herself she says: Marie Lung is a Berlin based DJ, primarily playing house tunes on vinyl. And when she plays, she keeps it similar: House without frills, a straight beat and no sound too much. Every sound is deliberately set, every transition skilfully designed - reduction to the perfect set.
Gizem Adiyaman aka Meg10 is one of the most compelling DJs from Berlin. Her political outspokenness and love for Y2K Hip Hop & RnB are key components to her musical ID. As the co-founder of Germany’s most talked about femme focused club night and soundsystem Hoe_mies, Meg10 and her work have been featured in many press outlets, including High Snobiety, Vogue Germany, Hypebae, and Vice, which named Hoe_mies “Germany’s most important DJ-Team”.
If we ask Spotify, they belong in every proper chill playlist. Only TORA fails to realise this: with their second album at the latest, they descend all the deeper into a world built of tempo and tonality, where darkness and brightness flicker and silky guitar riffs dance with heavy piano chords. And all this surrounded by caressing vocals and electronic beats - Tora and chill, if you ask us.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to KESHAVARA, welcome to the "Cabinet of Fantasy". A musical project stuck between experimentation and discovery, full of color and fantasy, combining percussive indie rhythms with hypnotic vocal parts, taking you into a musical escapism.
WILLOW KAYNE aka it gets wild and explosive: her songs almost burst with ideas; she blasts the boundaries between genres - is that still drill or already drum and bass, can that still call itself hiphop or is that already demolition in acoustic form? And anyway, why are these such earworms and is pop really allowed to be so cool? Rarely has a bang sounded as good as UK's Finest Willow Kayne.
♡ Name: SALÒ ♡ Favorite animals: duck + dog ♡ Hobbies: cuddling, cycling, surfing the internet ♡ When I grow up, I want to become: Retired
If you want to know more: you can find SALO at (Post-)Punk, New German Wave and the next good sound to steal - no fear of contact allowed.
One musician, a fairly straight beat - above it, raw acute sounds reach into atmospheric synths and ORBIT tells of the longing for a higher meaning in panorama-like images. Dreampop and songwriting par excellence: so simple, so skilful.
As if he had only appeared briefly, because he actually comes from the underground - the wonderfully cranky and intricate ETHAN P. FLYNN builds songs that merge indie, singer-songwriter sounds and beats. A musical gem and almost too experimental to sound so good - but only almost.
Let her explain it to you, because if anyone knows it - it's JOSI MILLER. Not only does she have the technique anyway and other DJs can still learn a lot from her; moreover, she has felt success everywhere: with songs, with podcasts, with every set. And an evening on which she DJs will be a success anyway.
Even though his songs fall under the alternative genre, they sound enormously uncompromising: pop-post-punk with distorted guitars, Y2K vibes and irrepressible energy. DAISY BRAIN combines a love of Britpop and grunge with emo influences and lyrics that tell of life in Gen Z.
Electronic beats, French spoken word, pervasive atmosphere: this is how GLAUQUE moves between anger and love, between quiet and loud, between questions and certainties. From afar, chansons, hip-hop and technoid experiments spill in, from the speakers a great future and its soundtrack announce themselves.
Joy, sadness, fear, truth - OGI transports all this through sound and timbre. As thoughtful and reserved as she may be in everyday life; when the American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist sings, she holds nothing back. Full of soul, devotion and an incredible amount of groove.
Amadea aka Dilla started singing when she was just 3 years old and never stopped after that - luckily! The young artist, who now lives in Berlin, not only has English and also German lyrics, but above all a never-before-heard sound image that sounds like dancing and Gen Z. A total package that, in addition to lyrics and vocals, also provides for the production of her songs (speciality: thick kick and pushing bass). She combines pop, hiphop, funk and techno elements to give German "New Wave" a new face.
They call themselves a dynamic Duo - and they also send at least 140 beats per minute full of energy and ecstasy. And as if that wasn't enough, they chase genres out of the boxes like others in a lifetime don't: dub, jungle, downtempo, footwork and percussion, to name just a few.
In the beginning there was reggae - now BONJOUR BEN takes his listeners into a dreamy universe where time is hardly detectable; into a whirlpool of electronic acoustics and beats, into precious worlds away from logic. Let's get lost in these moments.
MAEVE, a revelation of creative energy: far from genres she finds her sound, builds her own musical logic. DYI and at the same time theatrical, dark-bass and artsy, complex - songs that defy description and develop their own unique pull.
Nice to SWEED you: an encounter with the Stuttgart newcomer and his songs reverberates for a long time - the indie melodies stay in your ear, his smoky-warm voice and this mix of fuzzyness, funk and sense of freedom grab you. The only question: when will you see him again?
The sound is organic, unpolished and surprising - sometimes pompous, sometimes minimalistic, but never perfect. ANOKI is a modern songwriter who does not belong to any scene that defines itself by dogmas. Rather, he constantly explores the boundaries of his work anew, in order to remain true to himself in the end.
The worst moments have the most beautiful songs - and who actually said that you have to be happy to dance? At DEPRI DISKO, the party series of broken hearts, we celebrate and scream our bad moods out of our souls together. Drown your frustration with beer and danceable music, come to Depri Disko.
IAMKIMKONG makes a lot of noise - with her unique combination of RnB, Future Soul and Bass she turns heads, moves hips and makes the boxes dance. Normally a resident DJ at Berlin's Prince Charles, she'll be tearing up our floor at MS DOCKVILLE 2022.
Everything lofi - except for the voice: scratchy and powerful at one moment, almost spherical-reduced at others. Teenage angst accompanied by snotty guitars; GRETEL HÄNLYN invites herself into your playlist, bringing in a crew of indie, chords and drums. Welcomed guests.
A very unique voice that oscillates between charm and sharpness - GINGE, independent artist from Utrecht, sounds unmistakable. R'n'B, pop, neo-soul and innovation in groovy intertwining.
Berlin's rough diamond: the edges relentless, the vibe dry and cool, the sound like a nocturnal walk through empty high streets; ennui meets melancholy. The melodies carry emotion, the boy must have heard a lot of pop. But ZARTMANN is also flexing over beats, as befits a rapper from the capital. Let him shine!
An accordion on the dance floor - what sounds more like the beginning of a wild anecdote, marks the beginning of unique sets for NENAD NIKOLIĆ, in which he crosses genres such as techno, electro and Balkan beats with a live performance. Driven by enthusiasm and skill, he captivates every audience.
Every generation has its own kind of world-weariness. BLINKER gives signs of how he feels: in his indie songs with dry drum beats, chords, emotions, variations of his incomparable voice roll over. A special kind of lostness - BLINKER makes the soundtrack for it.
Like a psychedelic butterfly full of energy - MC GAFF-E flutters through genres in her own, almost divine style. Her colourful performances are a wild, hallucinatory trip; a unique artist full of convinced individuality and bright colour.
LUKAS ENDHARDT, electronica producer and DJ, lives and works in Hamburg. His productions are warm, organic and sometimes a bit surreal - natural elements unfold over abstract backgrounds of layered sounds. There are artists* who excel in their genre and others who create their own. Lukas is one of the latter; his DJ sets are difficult to categorize and are a testament to his own style with great recognition value.
Krach & Getöse-winner 2022 - fits like a glove: RAUCHEN make hardcore, punk and power violence; loud German music full of rage, marching drums and a desire for roughness. It's also likeable, because it's been a long time since you've heard it so raucous, so creative, so on the 12.
The newest Krach & Getöse winners, self-crowned KING LX: the duo of producer and multi-instrumentalist Fayzen and vocal artist ESO.ES. In addition to high-class RnB and pop sounds, the two put it on soul - unique productions that strike the heart and catch the ear.
The borderline between obstinacy and one's own feelings: DEER ANNA examines itself in its quietly gentle songs. Without shame, but also without restraint - in its honesty sometimes accessible, sometimes cryptic; always with a touch of sugary melodies and a wide repertoire of indie reels.
Because of her expressive looks she stands out anyway - but even without pink hair, all eyes and ears should be on SATARII. With youthful resistance of principle and pop rap, she marches wide-legged, diverse and spectacular over monsters of beats. Whew, this is going to be wild - LESS GO SATARII!
The prefix post does not indicate a pure overcoming, but rather implies a complicated relationship with the following. What sounds like theory becomes audible, palpable and danceable with TEMMIS: their postpunk retains the raw energy of punk, but also includes German new wave with synth breaks and technoid presence with stomp beats.
Is this still a band or already his social and sound experiment? BSÍ named themselves after the grey and depressing central bus station of Reykjavík. From the beginning, the idea of the two best friends was to try out instruments they didn't know how to really play: the result is indie-punk-pop with a joy of experimentation.
electronic beats / vibrant sounds / experimental voice: When distorted voices mix into electronic sound carpets and driving beats transform into pulsating pads, then the female duo THE JUJUJUs are in their element. Since 2010, they have been arranging and producing their experimental sounds and live sets on their own, constantly reinventing themselves.
KONFUSIA is a techno DJ and producer based in Bremen in the north of Gerrmany. Her name is derivered from the word ‚confusing‘ which describes also well the atmosphere and grooves of her music style. At the same time, her tracks show a straight line and well-organized structure, while they are energetic and powerful. They are based on strong basslines and clear, hard kicks, contrary paired with sensitive, harmonic and often soft melodies and deep synths scattered with apt psy elements
Is there a playlist that is a bit of a show-off and at the same time does without CALDERA? The following say no: modular synth, groovy dub techno, deep mix / tech house and that of MS DOCKVILLE 2022.
Her techno has already been heard at Habitat, Fusion, Moloch - and in 2022 she will be gracing MS DOCKVILLE.
The streets of Seattle heard her music first - now JUDITH AHRENDS creates her electronic music in Berlin and digs into the boundless freedom of its clubs. This is how she gives birth to naively curious songs that explore the border area between pop and downtempo.
Only a few play as melodic and swinging and yet as bouncing as Monsieur ANTOINE BAISER. He celebrates his house attitude across borders and, with a lot of great records, stands for unkillable party sound with a good mood guarantee. Et voila!
Ever heard doombap? METATEXT comes from hiphop, but has long since left the simple structure of 808s and 16s - his electronic music explores how much idea techno can carry.
Deep, slow and housy - NURMIRI is a decelerated variation. Does slow motion suit a club night, a noisy set, a breathless sequence of moments? Listen to her and find out.
Lüneburg local hero and recognised techno DJ great: STEVEN SHADE.
A devotion to melancholic melodies and deep, throbbing bass: characteristic of LAETIZIA and her sound. In these well-tempered sets, she opens up a warm purple atmosphere full of demimonde, playfulness and rhythm.
Someone, something to love from Leipzig: elektronic, energetic, endless in Sound and Sets. Come cuddle those beats!
DAVIN UNDERWOOD, you might have heard of him. As part of Isle of Wax he is already known far beyond the borders of Hamburg for wonder bag sets: Ambient, melodic chill, guitar tracks full of fuzz - a constant flight of fancy through the depths of his record box.
POSH serves techno, exclusively on vinyl and exclusively to the point. Any questions?
Hamburg 040, represent: as part of the Abyss crew, CHARLIE CHEPPERT delivers music and sets for the dark times and deep nights: dark-slow disco tunes and cranky psy-techno.
A german-born Vietnamese-rooted dj with focal point on electronic music.
Are you still incognito if you send your messages through sets and sounds? You can get to know YARA through listening, dancing, celebrating. Trust us: it’s a very pleasant meeting.
BELLA or the unbearable groovyness of their sets: probably the finest downtempo, soul and jazz gems that a record box can yield are just good enough for them.
Let's do what her crew says: Less talking, more dancing. LIGAL TAMIR provides the sound.
Her sets (finest house music and stuff, as she says) don't know no end, just the steady beat and playful tunes on top. Or as she calls it: punktpunkt.
Between danceable contemporary pop, bouncy hip hop, hits hits hits and dark dreamy drama. Plays mainly female & queer artists / pop icons. Motto: "It's pop, not trash, honey!" Champagne on ice, your girl gang and then cheers queers! with the party grrrls from POPSICLES.
Marvin + Daniel aka MEGAFÖÖN: Crisp midtempo fun, knock your socks off!
SCHOLLE&SCHRÄTZER met and fell in love in 2020. One leads to one and the other to the end, but in the end both are fluid. Fish fluid. Sometimes in the evening, sometimes in the morning. Fits somehow. Chugging on the tide! Ah yes, feet in the mudflats, high water in the nose, but the cremant remains stable! And the music? Fluid techno, of course.
Under his former name Disko Rimane he was already a welcome guest at the turntables - and as BEACH PATROL he is even more so. Be our guest!
The detour duo: AMELI PAUL play electronic live-music that strays away from well-traveled genre- and songroutes. It’s a path towards the analogue, dreamy, beat-filled field recording field trip.
There’s no end in sight, only music in mind: GARSTIQUEs sets are full of organic matter, deep (heart)beats and forays between organic slowhouse and slowtechno. Do you see the cosmic appeal?
KALIPO aka refreshment for your ears: he synthesizes juicy house rhythms with trance-like technobeats in between 110 and 130 bpm while mixing downbeat with gamelan elements. And of course, he’s got synthies, microsamples as well as acoustic-analogue instruments; what else.
MOGLII keeps on creating his own one-man-genre: electronic-organic songs full of spherical and melodical pop-sounds; turning heads and charming ears for quite some time.
He’s got hype, he’s got game, but he ain’t no rappen. Though: according to him, all german rappers are “trillerpfeifen”. What that means and how that sounds? Come check him out, SKI AGGU is the next big thing.
80’s Pop, Indie-Rap, Disco-Sound, Elektro-Vibes and a big bag of feelings: that’s a wild mix, but that’s the mix that constitutes Tropikel Ltd. Songs full of inner conflict, of generation y problems and of big romantic moments; it’s an emotional journey made to listen to.
Need for speed and hype after hype: WA22ERMANN might only have released a few songs, but she’s got attention for at least two careers. She doesn’t hold back, neither do the 808s – she’s the MC to watch.
Don’t waste words, don’t lose time: A.B.U. means go dance!
Cryptofauna is 1/2 of Epikur and PAL resident. She digs the mix of sound, energy, love, light & darkness transported through quirky progressive & trance gems, oldschool acid techno, a touch of psy&hardcore as well as abstract, ethereal & IDM-infused waves.
She’s part of the K'ozk Crew and an ambassador of technoid nights: like a good host PLE:XY lures onto the dancefloor, fills the room with her sound and only lets the dancers go when the morning has arrived.
We let him or rather his instagram do the talking: @spriteeyez
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When Dockville gives you ZITRONI: pop open a beer and start dancing.
PHILINE SONNY does not write songs for winners. Her art welcomes with open arms all those who are still looking for their place in the world, who don't quite know where they want to go with themselves - let alone where they belong. Indie, rock and sometimes a touch of (also electronic) escapism.
Loud and slow we dance through the moonlight - AUDAE makes organic house and downtempo. In B2b with ARNAU AMATISTA aka probably the most exciting tribal and psychedelic grooves of the 70s on energetic beats of Berlin tech house.
Don't panic, Bassbotanik: with SHUSHU, the Hamburg collective sends one of their best, straightest and most skilful voices. Let the beats sprout!
The BOXENSTOP team with sound technicians DJ Suro, Suppe and Anbeater once again put the oilcan on to oil the dance soles of the groove-hungry audience. True to the motto "sound innovation instead of standard inspection", the trio gives the dance-loving guests a beat-rich, punchy and atmospheric overhaul - new grip for the soul, so to speak.
With 70s glasses and an official snorres over his mischievous grin, MAX GYVER is one of the busiest hosts in the Ruhr region. The Dortmund DJ and event organiser also puts on a snappy performance behind the desk in his 1s and drives the chequers out of the shirts of the pissed-off youth. Clap left, clap right, clap back - Cha Cha Slide.
Black Friction and Thelonious Mark like their music good and their beer cool. With this in mind and a few records on the shelf, they created DELICIOUS FREQUENCIES in 2015 as the name for their joint DJ sets and their Soundcloud mix series. Even though tastes naturally change here and there, the basic idea has always remained the same: The main thing is soulful and warm, whether soul, funk, disco, jazz, Latin American/African grooves or electronic sounds. After 6 years, 100 episodes of their mix series and gigs from Kiel to Munich, the two music lovers have shared the decks with the legendary Soul Rabbi, Twit One, Hodini, Acid Arab, Hade and Detroit legend Mike Huckaby (R.I.P.), among others.
Since 2008, the DJ, MC and producer RETROGOTT from Cologne has been releasing hip hop in German. Some of the six albums with DJ and producer Hulk Hodn are said to have classic status. The sample-based orientation towards US hip hop of the 80s and 90s is also reflected in numerous EPs with people like KutMasta Kurt from LA and Motion Man from the Bay Area, producer Hubert Daviz from Cologne and Brous One from Santiago de Chile. RETROGOTT's DJ sets can best be described as eclectic hip hop purism. From jazz and funk to hip hop to Afrobeat, reggae, Latin, disco and house, there is always a path leading to the next freestyle interlude. With Funkadelic's motto "Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow" as an aesthetic compass, the RETROGOTT explores the musical space-time continuum with two turntables, mic and mixer.
ZWEGATMANN plays interdisciplinary dance music. In Hamburg, he has been pouring people music that goes straight to the hips at the Funk im Trunk defacement series since 2017. Audio Graffiti & Visual Funk. All animals and plants under a groove.
SPÖKI has filled the record case with a colourful mixture of disco hits and house discs, from 1982 to 2022 everything is there, sometimes rousing-groovy, sometimes syntheziser-heavy driving, known and unknown, in the foreground are always rhythmic sounds and catchy vocals - See u on the dancefloor!
JACOB KNOB is co-founder of Remoto Records, part of the Boomerang collective and DJ. In his sets, he creates an endless flow. With a deep passion for digging records, he infuses his sets with a groove that is characterised by a timeless but progressive sound. Jacob can often be found in the booths of Golden Pudel Club, Frappant and PAL.
Lively sounds from disco to new wave and post-punk to avant-garde pop: the music selection of INTERNET OFFLINE lets you dive into unexpected, good-humoured spheres. See for yourself!
PHUONG-DAN’s all-embracing selection and boundary-breaking sets have earned him wide recognition in the most eclectic spheres of dance music. Over two decades behind the decks of the Golden Pudel Club and a sincere passion for digging have made him a seasoned figure of the all-goes DJing. Never restraining himself to monotony – in or out of the dancefloor – he combines gigs all over the world with project specific works and musical programming. A good example of the latter are the Gatto Musculoso nights he hosts in Hamburg, which through the years have seen artists of every shape and size. In 2021 he initiated dispari – a label and platform for all kinds of auditory publications and performances at various places.
Acid Pablo is part of the Remoto Recordshop, founded the Boomerang collective together with his friends and is a resident at the Hamburg clubs Frappant and Golden Pudel.
Musically, he lies somewhere between Halloween house and sci-fi techno. His bad posture - the result of 10 years of lugging records and scouring the lowest crates - has become his trademark.
Simon Strotmann is the four-eyed man among the blind. The centipede among the one-armed bandits. The Swiss army knife among the disc jockeys. Musically broader than John Wayne's legs. But mostly something with house and old disco records. Come to the 40 Ft. disco on Sunday evening and become one with body and soul.
CIO is the joint project of DJ Crisis and Inside Out. The two DJs from hundert Records can be found in Hamburg's nightlife and beyond for over a decade. Their sets vary somewhere between house, techno and UK bass.