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Win 2 guestlist spots for X-MIX with Dave Clarke, Objekt and Ostgut Ton!

by James Glazebrook

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

How’s that for a lineup? Techno godfather Dave Clarke, leader of the new school Objekt and a very special guest from Berghain residents Ostgut Ton.

We can’t think of a better set of DJs to celebrate the classic !K7 mix series X-MIX at this awesome “audio/visual nightlife experience” at Stattbad Wedding this Friday. And we’ve heard that Pussycrew’s live video installation based on the original X-MIX archives is NEXT LEVEL.

Scroll down to find out how you can win two guestlist spots to the hottest event on the Berlin clubbing calendar!

But first, here’s a little remind of how far we’ve come: Dave Clarke’s “Electro Boogie” X-MIX from 1996 (accompanied by Lawnmower Man-calibre computer graphics) and a collection of Objekt’s feverishly fresh recent mixes.

HOW TO WIN 2 X GUESTLIST SPOTS FOR X-MIX 1993-2013 AT STATTBAD ON FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER:

Just leave us a comment below. Say something, anything. But be nice.

You have until 6pm on Thursday 21st 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 22nd November.

Full event details here.

Construction Noise – The Real Sound of Gentrifying Berlin?

by James Glazebrook

We’re always asking, what does Berlin sound like? Well, Slow Travel Berlin‘s recent interview with the intriguing Schneider TM provides one answer: Construction Sounds. The title of the electronic artist’s new album describes the field recordings that provide its backbone, the noise from the construction sites surrounding his home studio:

For around 8 or 9 years I’ve lived and worked in my former apartment, which was located in one of the most vibrant renovation areas in East Berlin. The noise of the construction sites literally took over my music and I just surrendered at some point. I started to record and play around with the sounds.

Sometimes abstract and haunting…

…and sometimes, noisy and oppressive…

Construction Sounds reminds me of Ostgun Ton’s Fünf compilation, a diverse set of tracks formed from Emika’s field recordings from inside Berghain. Emika’s one contribution as producer, “Cooling Room” turns the sounds and space of the cavernous club into a clanking, chiming musical sketch:

…all of which makes me wonder what a musician could do with our Berlin Sounds, the field recordings from around the city that you are contributing to our SoundCloud group. We have some ideas of our own, but why not listen to the clips below and let your imagination run wild – could you make music out of this?

Read the complete interview with Schneider TM over on Slow Travel Berlin.