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überlin Official Opening Party

by James and Zoe

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Wow, that was a blast! Last weekend, hundreds of friends, fans and randoms joined us and raised a glass/bottle of craft beer to the opening of our brand new coworking space and photographic studio. We were overwhelmed with the sheer number of people who came, the all-round positive wibes, the fact that people stuck around long after the booze ran out, and the many opportunities to catch up with – or meet IRL for the first time – the people who’ve supported us all these years.

At the risk of getting all Oscar winner on you (it was an honour just to be nominated), we’d like to say thank you to all the people who helped make the party such a huge success. In no particular order…

Everyone who came, drank, tweeted, ‘stagrammed, tagged our postbox, chatted, laughed and played Cards Against Humanity (you wrong ‘uns).

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Our cotwerkers, for putting shots in us, generally being lovely and reminding us why we decided to do this in the first place <3

Our bartender Julia, for keeping her cool and keeping the drinks flowing, and to Maj, Christian, Mike, Ana and Hannah for helping out when demand got, well, ridiculous.

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The people who provided the drinks: Schoppe Bräu for the Kreuzberg XPA, Brau Sturm for the Prototyp, Our/Berlin vodka, Berliner Sommer and Thomas Henry. Special thanks go to Kiera from the Global Craft Beer Festival, Lucy vs. the Globe and Sina from DESCAPE for the hookups, and Marcus from Alchemist Gin for distilling a delicious and exclusive “übergin” (with freshly foraged mirabelle, juniper, coriander and a touch of black pepper nomnomnom).

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überlin resident INgrooves for their generous sponsorship (and the emergency Jack Daniels!).

Sarah from A Color Bright and Hannah (again!) for the event tips and advice.

Olli for coming through with the last minute branding touches and installing our “ü”s and that “überlin” lightbox that blew everyone’s minds on arrival.

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Kathy Kunz, who introduced some much-needed interior design details to the space. Oh and for putting the final finishing touches on it – flowers for our vase, and a bow for Olive’s collar 🙂

Chris, for taking these wonderful photos, and letting Zoë take the night off!

Our neighbours from inside and outside the Haus, for turning up and prosting our new venture. It’s nice to know that not everyone thinks we’re ruining the Kiez 😉

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Everyone who shared the event beforehand, including a certain someone who let the “free drinks” cat out of the bag early (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE 😉 ). And NotMsParker from Kreuzberg’d, for writing up this sweet review.

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Extra special thanks to my wonderful wife and partner Zoë, for hustling to put together such an awesome event, looking amazing in a jumpsuit and for keeping her head when I was losing mine!

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Photographed by Cristopher Santos.

Save the date: überlin’s official opening party!

by James Glazebrook

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Ever since we announced that we were going to launch the überlin coworking space and photographic studio, people have been asking us “when’s the opening party?!” Well, our friends, fans and all the borderline alcoholics we know will be happy to learn that we’ve finally set a date for our official opening. 🙂

On 888 (8th August, at 8pm), we’re throwing open our doors to celebrate the opening of our brand new creative space. There’s going to be booze and beats – both made in Berlin – bulldogs and beautiful people. And me. 😉

So join us to get a sneak peak of Kreuzberg’s new creative hub and to raise a glass to the people who helped make it happen – including our super-supportive community. That would be you!

RSVP and get event updates over on Facebook, or get the details for your diary below. Me, Zoë and Olive look forward to welcoming you to überlin!

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überlin Official Opening
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Friday August 8th, 20hr
at überlin, Böckhstrasse 26, Berlin 10967 (map)

Drinks from Our/Berlin vodka, Berliner Sommer and Alchemist Gin (made in Berlin!)

BLOG PARTY 3.0 – Guestlist up for grabs!

by James Glazebrook

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

Yippee ki-yay melonfarmers! Our blog familitary is regrouping on Friday to lay down a carpet-bombing of hip hop and RN’B classics from the golden era of the 90s and 00s. Back at Fluxbau, Blog Party 3.0 will feature banging sets from Lucy vs. the GlobeNordic by NaturePonydanceclyde and Demons Galore, as well as your friendly überlin selecta! We have 5 x 2 guestlist spots to give away – scroll down for your chance to win. But before that, I should warn you that  lately I’ve been listening to lots of UK garage, grime, two step… woteva you call it.

Let me kick you off with this classic UKG video…

…which for some reason, doesn’t feature this leg end:

HOW TO WIN 2 X GUESTLIST SPOTS FOR BLOG PARTY 3.0:

Leave us a comment below. Now would be a good time to request your ultimate garage anthem!

You have until 6pm on Thursday 28th November. Good luck!

The Boring Bit (yawn, RULES):

1. You must be at least 18 years old 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 or we won’t be able to put you on the guestlist!
5. We will announced the winners via our Facebook page on Friday 29th November.

Full event details here.

Win guestlist spots for the next FluxFriday BLOG PARTY

by James Glazebrook

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

We’re DJing nineties and noughties hip hop and RN’B at this Nordic by Nature event – plus we have 2 x 2 guestlist spots to give away!

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How can you argue with that flyer? Grumpy Cat, Kells in tears and our blog buddies immortalised as the stars of 90s hip hop and pop! For the record, that’s me as Biggie Smalls and Zo as Missy Elliott, with the rest of our DJ crew rounded out by: Lucy vs. the GlobeNordic by Nature, Ponydanceclyde (together, the Spice Girls) and Mike from Feeling Gloomy Berlin (Lil Wayne).

Back by popular demand, we’re throwing another ghetto fabulous blog party next Friday (20th September) at FluxBau on the Spree. The last edition was super-crowded, so make sure you reserve your place on the dancefloor by buying tickets here. Or scroll past this long-forgotten G Funk standard to find out how to win a pair of guestlist spots:

HOW TO WIN 2 X GUESTLIST SPOTS FOR BLOG PARTY AT FLUXBAU ON 20TH SEPTEMBER:

Get this party started! Leave a comment below and post us a link to your favourite hip hop/RN’B anthem from the 1990s.

If it gets our booties shaking, you win! And we might even play it on the night…

You have until 6pm on Wednesday 18th September 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. Our favourite track wins. Simple as.
4. Remember to include your full (real) name or we won’t be able to put you on the guestlist!
5. We will announced the winners via our Facebook page on Thursday 19th September.

Full event details over on Facebook. Tickets availble at koka36.de.

Win guestlist spots for BLOG LOVE IS CREW LOVE

by James Glazebrook

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

We’re DJing noughties hip hop and RN’B at this Nordic by Nature event – plus we have 2 x 2 guestlist spots to give away!
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Strictly speaking, this is Norwegian electro-queen Sandra Kolstad‘s album launch, but we (and some bad blog bitches) are gatecrashing the party with a virtual record box full of hip hop and RN’B bangers from the 2000s! To get you in the mood, listen to my mashup (how noughties!) of Destiny’s Child and the Luniz…

…and read these words from event organisers/hypewomen Nordic by Nature:

After thousands of spilled drinks, embarrassing music talks, homemade mixtapes and too much love for Beyoncé we decided to make things real and gather all of us together to make you dance the fierce way. We will use our wisdom to make you feel nice and crazy. We will play our favourite tunes and will call them 00 hits. We will use technic, our typing hands will be thrilled. Who we are? The “High 5” bloggers of Berlin which means we do high 5’s as well and will surround the beloved Sandra Kolstad for her album release at FluxFriday in Berlin.

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FluxFM, Nordic by Nature, No Fear Of Pop, Überlin, Lucy vs. the Globe & Ponydanceclyde present FluxFriday with:

◯ SANDRA KOLSTAD (live) ◯

* Official Release Party of her new album “(Nothing Lasts) Forever” which will be released on Friday, 15.3. in Germany.

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Scroll past this long-forgotten “self love” classic to find out how to win a pair of guestlist spots:

HOW TO WIN 2 X GUESTLIST SPOTS FOR BLOG LOVE IS CREW LOVE AT FLUXBAU ON 19TH APRIL:

Get this party started! Leave a comment below and post us a link to your favourite hip hop/RN’B anthem from the 2000s.

If it gets our booties shaking, you win! And we might even play it on the night…

You have until 6pm on Thursday 18th April 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. Our favourite track wins. Simple as.
4. Remember to include your full (real) name or we won’t be able to put you on the guestlist!
5. We will announced the winners via our Facebook page on Friday 19th April.

Full event details over on Facebook.