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…

Music Montag: Näd Mika

by James Glazebrook

Nad Mika

WARNING! As Näd Mika lyrically vomits sexual innuendos in an absurdly stereotypical German accent, listeners may inexplicably find themselves dancing naked in front of mirrors while smearing whip-cream on their roommates.

Move over Peaches, there’s a new beat bitch in town! Näd Mika may have been electroshocking stages across Europe “since 6 years”, but I’ve only recently discovered her via Pale Music’s freakyfuck Berlin Insane compilations. The trash queen’s latest mix of pop, electro and hardstyle, “Diskoromance”, is out now on France’s Madame Visage records:

But that’s not all! Näd’s also made her very own Zombie flick, lolfully titled NÄD OF THE DEAD. This promo for “Lecker Lecker” is surprisingly well-made, given the singer’s DIY trashthetic, and features the most awesome post-apocalyptic undead rave ever committed to film. Lecker Lecker!