Music Montag: Berlin’s Best Song!

by James Glazebrook

We’ve been on a mission to find Berlin’s best song in collaboration with our readers, and the results are in! Congratulations to @anRara, the lucky winner of these awesome Nixon headphones (worth €200), and here’s the track that he nominated: “Arrow and Bow” by Berlin mainstay Oliver Koletzki, as remixed by his label signees Channel X. “I love this berlin guy and his music, funky, beats and style,” says our winner. “Just awesome!”

We’ve created a playlist containing (nearly) all of the entries into our competition – including another Koletzki track – which you can listen to over here. Thanks to everyone who entered, especially those who turned us onto turned us onto exciting new (to us) Berlin artists and tracks… and those that gave us an excuse to listen to the Cabaret soundtrack on repeat. Auf Weidersehen!

Music Montag: A Playlist of Berlin’s Best Songs

by James Glazebrook

Achtung: this competition is now closed! You can find out who won here.

We’re running a competition to win a €200 pair of headphones by picking Berlin’s best song, and have been overwhelmed with responses already! Anything goes, as long as it “says something” about the city, so it’s good to see everything represented from minimal techno to R.E.M (with our namesake “Überlin”), the Cabaret soundtrack to… er, “Take My Breath Away” (by LA band Berlin!). Someone even picked our recent Music Montag cut “Berlin” by sometime resident Alaska in Winter. Think you can do better? Then comment on our competition post [here] and tell us what you think is Berlin’s best song. The winner will be drawn at random next Monday, 19th December.

Pick Berlin’s Best Song and Win Headphones Worth €200

by James Glazebrook

Achtung: this competition is now closed! You can find out who won here, and listen to a playlist of Berlin’s best songs here.

Behind on your Christmas shopping? Well never fear, because our homies at DefShop Streetwear Store have given us a pair of swanky Nixon headphones to give away to one lucky reader. They’d make the perfect gift for a loved one, even if that loved one is yourself – once you’re encased in these genuine leather ear cushions, you won’t need anyone else!
Nixon Master Blaster headphones

All you have to do to win these sleek “Master Blaster” cans, worth €200, is name Berlin’s best song. It can be as obvious or as obscure as you like, as long as it says something about this great city – it could have been produced here, by a Berliner, or simply reference the place… get creative! I’ll build a playlist from all the entries, put it on random, and the first song I hear will be our winner!

I’ll start you off with an überlin favourite: “Rusty Nails” by Moderat. This collaboration between Berlin producers Modeselektor and Apparat is one of the most emotive works ever to have come out of the city, especially when coupled with this stunning video from local visual collective Pfadfinderei:

Get the idea? Then leave us a comment below with the name of your favourite Berlin track, and the artist that produced it. (If you’re feeling inspired, tell us why it’s so great!) The winner will be chosen at random on Monday 19th December which should give DefShop time to ship the prize in time for Christmas Day.

Excuse us while we shelter from the cold and shop for cosy Winterjackets online! Good luck!