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Music Montag: Best of Berlin 2012

by James Glazebrook

Music Montag Best of Berlin 2012

What have Roxy MusicDepeche Mode and Thom Yorke all got in common? They’re all in our epic “Best of Berlin 2012″ playlist, a collection of (most of) the tracks I’ve posted on every Music Montag for a year. But what have they got to do with Berlin? Well, you’re going to have to read the original posts to find out, which you can get to via the epic list of tags at the bottom of this post.

Or you could just listen to the playlist, which features more obviously Berlin acts like Alec Empire, Bodi BillPan-Pot and Modeselektor, plus local expat stars Emika, IAMX and Phia. You’ll notice that some of the more underground artists I covered haven’t yet made it to Spotify (sorry!), but otherwise this is a pretty well-rounded, surprisingly danceable mix, interrupted by the odd short, sharp metallic shock ;) One for Silvester, maybe? Enjoy…

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Music Montag: Man Without Country

by James Glazebrook

Man Without Country

Image: Robert Bellamy

Man Without Country occupy that space where mine and Zoë’s music tastes collide: emotronica. We love Depeche Mode, Innerpartysystem, School of Seven Bells, Linkin Park (yes, really)… and now we love MWC.

The South Wales duo are in Berlin for the MELT! Festival this weekend, and they’re playing a warmup set in Magnet on Friday. They get bonus Berlin points for getting an artist based here, Lucy Dyson, to direct their stunning videos. Scroll down to see the fruits of her labour, and to hear snippets from MWC’s heart-swell of a debut album Foe. We reckon they should just up and move here – Man Without Country are too cool for Cardiff!

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