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Win tickets to Death From Above 1979′s sold out Berlin show!

by James Glazebrook

Death From Above 1979

Don’t call it a comeback! Just weeks after announcing their first European dates in yearsandyearsandyears, Death From Above 1979‘s Berlin show is already sold out! But never fear, because we have a pair of tickets to give away to see the Canadian noiseniks live at Cassiopeia in October. To get your hands on them, scroll past the first track from their follow-up to 2004′s “You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine”, and prepare your eardrums to bleeeeeeeeeeeed.

HOW TO WIN 2 X TICKETS FOR DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 AT CASSIOPEIA ON OCTOBER 13TH:

Just leave us a comment below with the answer to this easy question:

What has been your favourite comeback, musical or otherwise?

You have until 6pm on Wednesday 6th August to enter. GOOD LUCK!

The Boring Bit (yawn, RULES):

1. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
2. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
3. We will keep a record of each comment in a database and then a random number generator picks the winner.
4. Remember to include your full (real) name and email address, so we can contact you if you win.
6. We will notify the winner via email on Thursday 7th August.

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Music Montag: Black Flag

by James Glazebrook

Hardcore heroes Black Flag at the height of their powers, live at SO36 in 1983. Intense.

Read our interview with bandleader Henry Rollins here.

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Music Montag: Highflesh

by James Glazebrook

We’ve already featured Highflesh head honcho SPIELKAMERAD on überlin, but now the Berlin re-pat* needs our help! He and his missus Lu have submitted an entry into DJ Mag’s Next Generation competition, with a mix that’s working its way up  the Mixcloud Nu-Disco chart.

All you have to do to support the Hackney-born, Berlin-bred DJ team to go through to the next round and possibly win the coveted support of DJ Mag, is listen to this mix. Actually all you need to do is click “play” (as many times as you like!), but we totally recommend you stick around for the full hour, which features bangers from progressive pioneer Humate, the peerless David Shaw and The Beat, and an epic, euphoric collaboration between Miss Kittin and Dubfire. We give you: Berliner Nights.

* Someone who moved from Berlin to somewhere else – in this case, London – and back again. Obviously.

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Music Montag: Drachenhaus

by James Glazebrook

If you ever needed any more reassurance about the sheer majick majesty of a band called Drachenhaus, this Berlin-based duo cite John Carpenter, Dario Argento and David Lynch as influences. If the Devil has all the best tunes, then he definitely has these Aussie esoterics saved to his SoundCloud favourites, and he’s digging on their rolling analogue synth lines, moaned male/female vocals, elliptical lyrics and general black mass vibes. Enter the Drachenhaus…

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Music Montag: Paris Suit Yourself (Sophie Remix)

by James Glazebrook

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This one’s been pumping out of our UE BOOM for weeks now! We can’t tell if Music Montag two-timers Paris Suit Yourself and the elusive Sophie are trolling with this track, but as sounds of Sommar go, it’s going to be hard to beat. Glowsticks in the air!

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UE BOOM! Win wireless speakers worth €199

by James Glazebrook

UE BOOM bike

[EDIT: this competition is now closed. Click here to see if we're running any open competitions]

Looking for the perfect audio companion for those long summer days down by the canal or at one of Berlin’s beautiful lakes? Well look no further! UE BOOM is a 360˚ portable wireless speaker about the size of a can of Carlsberg Export, or whatever hobo juice you’ve got in your plastic bag, and it packs a real punch. Just connect your beautiful UE BOOM to your phone or iPad (by Bluetooth or NFC), and you’ll be annoying – I mean, entertaining – your friends with your impeccable taste in music in no time. Sounds awesome, right? Well scroll down past these images of the UE BOOM in action to find out how to win one of your own…

UE BOOM fixie

Fix it to your fixie!

UE BOOM wet

Get wet – it’s water-resistant!

UE BOOM share

Soundclash – link two devices to UE BOOM at once so you can both play DJ!

UE BOOM bag

Take it with you – your BOOM is super-portable!

HOW TO WIN A UE BOOM WIRELESS SPEAKER WORTH €199:

Just leave us a comment below with the answer to this easy question:

When you get your hands on this little baby, where will you take it?

You have until 6pm on Wednesday 9th July to enter. GOOD LUCK!

The Boring Bit (yawn, RULES):

1. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
2. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
3. We will keep a record of each comment in a database and then a random number generator picks the winner.
4. Remember to include your full (real) name and email address, so we can contact you if you win.
6. We will notify the winner via email on Thursday 10th July.

 

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Music Montag: NOT YOUR GIRLFRIEND / Evian Christ

by James Glazebrook

We love this short burst of Berlin imagery, layered with Photobooth self portraits, by the Berlin-based artist Sarah O’Neill AKA NOT YOUR GIRLFRIEND. Massive thanks to Art Connect Berlin for bringing this to our attention, and to Finding Berlin for pointing out that the music is “Salt Carousel” by Evian Christ.

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Music Montag: Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion

by James Glazebrook

I’ve found the perfect excuse to sneak some Snoop Lion onto überlin! We’ve been asking our readers who they are most looking forward to seeing at Greenville Music Festival, and so far Snoop is the top dogg. The Doggfather is narrowly beating out The Hives and Maximo Park, with the live indie stalwarts leading the will-they-won’t-they-show-up Babyshambles and the swing-tastic Parov Stelar Band!

Why not tell us who you’d most like to see rock the Greenville crowd? Click here to enter our competition, for the chance to win 2 tickets to Greenville Music Festival 2014.

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Win 2 tickets to Greenville Music Festival!

by James Glazebrook

[EDIT: this competition is now closed. Click here to see if we're running any open competitions]

Walk Idiot, Walk! We’re stoked to be finally seeing The Hives live, at this year’s Greenville Music Festival. They’re no spring chickens, but then neither are the Rolling Stones – and we reckon singer Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist can give Mike a run for his money. IT’S A JAGGER-OFF! It’s a Jagger-off.

Want to see The Hives, or other awesome live acts like Turbowolf and Maximo Park in the countryside just outside Berlin? Or do you want to catch exclusive sets from Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop LionMethod Man and Redman, Hurts, Stromae and EDM megalith Avicii? Or maybe you want to see if Babyshambles will actually show up?

Well we have 2 tickets to Greenville Music Festival 2014 to give away! You’ll get three day’s access to “Germany’s dopest festival”, including parking. All you have to do is check out the epic line-up below, and tell us which artist you’re most looking to seeing. Easy!

HOW TO WIN 2 X TICKETS FOR GREENVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL:

Just leave us a comment below with the answer to this easy question:

Which artist are you most looking forward to seeing at this year’s Greenville?

You have until 6pm on Monday 30th June to enter. GOOD LUCK!

The Boring Bit (yawn, RULES):

1. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
2. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
3. We will keep a record of each comment in a database and then a random number generator picks the winner.
4. Note: the tickets include parking but *not* camping. You’ll have to drive to the festival like an adult! (ticket details)
5. Remember to include your full (real) name and email address, so we can contact you if you win.
6. We will notify the winner via email on Tuesday 1st July.

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Music Montag: DENA – “Summer Doesn’t Mean A Thing”

by James Glazebrook

DENA at At SXSW13 / pic by Tonje Thilesen

DENA at At SXSW13 / pic by Tonje Thilesen

“Summer Doesn’t Mean A Thing” is about the disappearing feeling of warmth and the faded colours of the summer when love is gone. It’s a song I wrote while trying to hold on to the last glimpses of a feeling in the middle of a burning heat a while ago. I was interested to explore the contrast between the intensity of summer life outside on the streets and the feeling of a freezing cold wind inside of me.

“Robot Koch, who is an excellent producer I had the honour to work with on a few tracks before, had sent me this beat and I immediately knew this was it. The sadness of the accordion described perfectly the vibe, and the smooth beat felt like the love you want to hold on to while it’s melting down like an ice cream under the burning sun.

DENA, talking to noisy.

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