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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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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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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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Music Montag: DYLAN III

by James Glazebrook

DYLAN III is either insane or a visionary. Just check out the post-cyberpunk narrative about the “all-out computational arms race” that runs through “Quantum”, read with Gary Numan blankness over an oddly pastoral synth jam. Or the epic political rant that breaks down the lesson on “Iran”, like a 21st Century n-n-n-n-nineteen. “In this atomic game, reputation is at stake. But we face destruction, so things will never be the same.” Uneasy listening for the Wikileaks generation.

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Win tickets to Quicksand at SO36!

by Guest Blogger

By Mike T. West.

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

Quicksand, one of the most influential post-hardcore bands of all time, re-enters Germany this month for some stinking festival appearances. But the real good news is that they are back in Berlin next week special like and we have a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky überliner! Find out how after these messages #tease

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Formed in 1990 as a New Yoik underground supergroup and featuring one of the founding fathers of hardcore (and former Berliner) Walter Schreifels, Quicksand took the first decade of this century off to form great bands (Rival Schools) and join even greater ones (Deftones).

Here is the band covering (and nailing) a song originally recorded by some band called The Smiths:

HOW TO WIN 2 X TICKETS FOR QUICKSAND AT SO36 ON TUESDAY 10TH JUNE:

Quicksand are playing the historic SO36 on Oranienstrasse next Tuesday, and the wonderful people at Trinity Music are giving a pair of tickets to a couple of lucky humans! Just leave us a comment below with the answer to this easy question:

What is your favourite punk cover of a not-so-punk-song? And why?

You have until 6pm on Saturday 7th June to enter. ROCK ON \m/

The Boring Bit (yawn, RULES):

1. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
2. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
3. Our favourite track win. Simple as.
4. Remember to include your full (real) name and email address, so we can contact you if you win.
5. We will announced the winners via our Facebook page on Sunday 8th June.

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Music Montag: ASA 808

by James Glazebrook

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

ASA 808 is the dark side of Ansgar Rudolf, bandleader of the ambient post-rock project Hasta la otra México! We’re really looking forward to his next release “Ignorance”, which is already getting airplay from the likes of George Fitzgerald. Cop a listen to it in ASA’s exclusive mix for Electronic Beats, and find out how to win guestlist to his awesome TOYS night at Prince Charles below.

HOW TO WIN 2 X GUESTLIST SPOTS FOR TOYS AT PRINCE CHARLES THIS WEDNESDAY:

Leave us a comment below. It’s that easy!

You have until 6pm tomorrow, Tuesday 27th May. 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 Wednesday 28th May.

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