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On the Glittering, Menacing Film Soundtracks of Oneohtrix Point Never

Delivered... ztippitt | Scene | Wed 19 Feb 2020 4:11 pm

This essay contains spoilers. There’s an extraordinary moment in Josh and Bennie Safdie’s film Good Time that arrives some 34 minutes in and takes place at a hospital in Queens, New York. Connie Nikas, the hot young scoundrel played by Robert Pattinson, has come to free his convict brother. After sweet-talking his way past the cops, he finds a bandaged man hooked up to an EKG, sleeping in a room...


Exclusive Photos From the Last Cocktail D’Amore at Griessmuehle

Delivered... whitney | Scene | Mon 17 Feb 2020 6:53 pm

In 1912, French sociologist Émile Durkheim coined the term “collective effervescence” to describe the exultation felt by a unified group of people within religious environments. There is perhaps no better term to describe the near-transcendent camaraderie felt by partygoers who attended the very last club night, Cocktail D’Amore, at Berlin’s Griessmuehle before the venue closed its doors to the...


Rave Lothario Martyn Bootyspoon’s Sense and Sensuality

Delivered... Caroline Whiteley | Scene | Fri 14 Feb 2020 10:46 am

8220;I shit you not, I have a text from Janice from four minutes ago. ‘Hey, I miss you.’ I’m going to screenshot it.” The Janice he’s referring to is Janice Griffith, adult film star and friend of Martyn Bootyspoon (a.k.a. Jason Voltaire). The two met in Los Angeles a few months back when he played the city’s long-running A Club Called Rhonda party...


Why Experimental Artist Are Crossing Over to Mainstream Film

Delivered... andreasrichter | Scene | Thu 13 Feb 2020 4:43 pm

In one of Joker‘s pivotal scenes, Arthur flees into a shabby bathroom, churned up from committing his first homicides. He realizes what just happened and channels his agitation into a spontaneous, graceful dance—it’s the Joker’s spiritual awakening. The power and poetic quality of these two minutes, and the film as a whole, is largely indebted to Hildur Guðnadóttir’s congenial...


Sound Off: DJ False Witness Rails Against the Industry’s Gatekeeping Audiophilia

Delivered... Caroline Whiteley | Scene | Wed 12 Feb 2020 5:01 pm

Wu Tsang’s video piece “Into a Space of Love” (2019) features the legendary American drag queen and nightlife personality Kevin Aviance on the topic of the “good” house record. In the interview, Aviance outlines an old DJ practice of dropping the needle on a random spot and, for a brief three seconds, listening to a record in order to create an instinctual, binary value judgment:


Stefan Goldmann on His Techno Takeover at the Orchestra

Delivered... ztippitt | Scene | Tue 11 Feb 2020 1:17 pm

Electro-acoustic doesn’t limit your imagination the way ‘ambient’ or ‘experimental’ do,” states Stefan Goldmann. Working in between the dancefloor and high art institutions, the techno renaissance man toes the line between revering club music’s history and fearlessly pushing its forms into the future. Goldmann is equally comfortable DJing and releasing his own...


3Ddancer and Gabber Modus Operandi: Interpretations Of Hardness

Delivered... Caroline Whiteley | Scene | Wed 5 Feb 2020 4:20 pm

In Berghain’s experimental floor Säule, the mob is dancing ecstatically. Some freestyle at the front, while some close their eyes and meditate through their repetitive moves. They seem to temporarily have left the space. This past Friday night at CTM Festival, 3Ddancer, a trio of Berlin-based modular synth improvisors, set up in the middle of a dark concrete hall. The crew crouch over a desk full...


Sound and Style: CTM Festival Champions the Global Cutting Edge

Delivered... whitney | Scene | Tue 4 Feb 2020 4:59 pm

This past Sunday, CTM Festival drew to a close, marking another year of importing adventurous and outré club music from all around the world into Berlin’s hallowed venues. Inviting such acts as the Brazilian band and political provocateurs Teto Preto, French multidimensional producer BORA, and Ugandan Nyege Nyege affiliate and cross-genre DJ Hibotep, the week-long event was both an exploration of...


Death by Popularity: What Griessmuehle’s Closure Signifies for All Berlin Clubs

Delivered... whitney | Scene | Mon 3 Feb 2020 4:58 pm

This morning, Griessmuehle revellers said their goodbyes at the venue’s last event, Cocktail D’Amore. Now that the party is finally over, it’s time to question why this city’s clubs, which have proven such culturally and economically significant spaces, still don’t feel secure on their premises. These nightlife environments not only incubate creativity, but are also responsible for activating and...


The Cultural Urgency of Schinkel Pavillon’s ‘Disappearing Berlin’

Delivered... whitney | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 3:52 pm

Disappearing Berlin is a music and performance program with a title that resonates beyond the city limits of Berlin to any major city subjected to rapid cosmopolitan transformations. Contemporary gallery Schinkel Pavillon’s off-site program showcases artists in spaces that are responsible for shaping Berlin’s cultural landscape since the city’s upheavals and reconstructions in the 1970’s.


Resolutions 2020: How To Run a Record Label

Delivered... Caroline Whiteley | Scene | Tue 28 Jan 2020 12:20 pm

Resolutions 2020 is your month-long series of resources and guides to advancing your artistry in the new decade. So far we’ve taught you how to your accelerate your DJ career with No Shade’s Kikelomo, take control of the booking process with Posthuman and provided a comprehensive list of residencies and artist development programs in Berlin and beyond. Now it’s time for the next step:


Resolutions 2020: How to Develop Your Own Signature Sound

Delivered... andreasrichter | Scene | Fri 24 Jan 2020 5:54 pm

A fresh year is upon us, but, unsurprisingly, the hustle in many domains remains the same. In a true ‘each one teach one’ spirit, our new year’s resolution series aims on carving out some guidelines on how to survive as an artist within the electronic music world, or how to enter and make it past the gatekeepers in the first place. With music production becoming more affordable over...


The Death and Rebirth of Aquarian

Delivered... whitney | Scene | Thu 23 Jan 2020 3:16 pm

An ouroboros, a creature originating from Egyptian mythology, swallows its own unfurling tail. Aquarian’s debut album title, The Snake That Eats Itself, releasing digitally tomorrow on Bedouin Records, directly references this ancient symbol as a conduit through which he communicates the revolutions of death and rebirth as a young artist in a rapidly accelerating, and often unforgiving, industry.


CTM and Boiler Room Curator Opium Hum Chooses His ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2020

Delivered... whitney | Scene | Wed 22 Jan 2020 3:32 pm

There’s no question that some of the most dynamic artists that have emerged in recent years within electronic music hail from the far flung corners of the world. Considering the glowing praises circulating Nyege Nyege festival and its associated Hakuna Kulala artists in Uganda, as well as the cadre of progressive acts like Lechuga Zafiro and Linn da Quebrada holding it down in the global south...


Resolutions 2020: How to Accelerate Your DJ Career with No Shade’s Kikelomo

Delivered... whitney | Scene | Tue 21 Jan 2020 5:21 pm

Our bookings and music resources guides may be the practical how-tos of our Resolutions 2020 series, but, for our third iteration of this series, we’re focusing on the more intangible aspects of career building. When considering the reiterative information out there that emphasizes ‘network as your net worth’ or ‘fake it till you make it...


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