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Berlin Club ABC

Berlin is famous for many things but undeniably, these days Berlin’s most infamous reputation is due to its incredible nightlife. And, no nightlife without club spaces and dance floors to make us shake our booty into the early hours of Sunday… or even Monday… or in Berlin actually, just pick a day. However, before you can go out and get your fantasy decisions need to be made. The versatility of this city is both a curse and a blessing. It’s not as easy as the bar down the street with that cute bartender and a decent Spotify playlist. That’s like sitting in front of a box of delicious candy and only eating one thing. So, to get you started or to keep you on track, we tried to bring the hedonistic chaos of Berlin’s club life in (alphabetical) order accompanied by some informative, slightly subjective comments. Everything from bars with a dance floor to multiroom clubs made it into the list and, if not further noted (of course) Electronic Music will be played in Techno capital. Enjoy our little selection.

Andy by Andy
on June 23rd, 2017
in Clubs, Party

Kinky Yoga Sessions in Berlin

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Berlin loves fusing things. We thought it couldn’t get any better than last year’s Beer-Yoga trend. But never mind, Berlin is always good for a surprise, and apparently, so is Yoga. The next big thing is just around the corner: Kink Yoga. Get into it.

Inspired by the recent video from Reflective Desire, a kinky collaborative united in their love for latex, Madeleine White, Yoga instructor at Kreuzbergyoga, decided that it’s about time for a new Yoga movement. So, on Friday you can get on your finest Latex / Kink outfits and get into some sexy, sweaty Latex Yoga – Wait what? But then again, why not, right?

Andy by Andy
on June 21st, 2017
in Videos

A Beginners Guide to Berlin Techno

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photo: Julie Montel

Berlin is often referred to as Techno capital of the world. But, despite everyone knowing the word and that it is some kinda music, the world of Techno stays obscure to most people. Isn’t it just a never ending obnoxious BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM? So, what is this, where does it come from, who’s hot, who’s not and where should I go in Berlin to actually experience what the fuss is all about? We gathered some information to clear up the mystery.

Andy by Andy
on June 16th, 2017
in Music

8 Berlin DJs You Should Look Out For

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DJing might be one of the most underrated art forms. Despite most people referring to it as “Have u been to the main room? The music is so good” or “Downstairs was so great before – now it’s ok.” It is not like the room is somehow magically spilling out beats on its own. There is a craftsman/woman responsible for creating that sound fabric. This person is called a DJ aka Disc Jockey but that sounds like a dude in a white polo shirt with spectacles running around with a ghetto blaster. So, let’s stick to DJ. Some of them tour the world, play festivals, go from Berghain, to Smartbar, to Fabric and earn thousands with each set. They have millions of fans, and followers on social media who celebrate them for being the musical tailors that they are. But, everybody starts somewhere, and no other city is such a career springboard for DJs as Berlin. With so many unheard names on various party flyers and endless people claiming they’re pure genius behind the decks, it’s hard to have the ones on your radar who are actual masters of their art and just that one ‘Klubnacht’ away from stardom.

So here’s a list of DJs who spin regularly in Berlin. They might not have endless followers on social media, thousands clicks on Soundcloud, or tour the globe (just yet) but their music selection will never let down any dance floor.

Andy by Andy
on June 9th, 2017
in Music, People

Berlin Realness at the Karneval der Kulturen

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photos: Hanko Ye

Berlin, that’s almost 4 million people hustling through their distinct lives. 4 million mindsets, stories, and life plans. The diversity of Berlin is the most apparent when the whole city is celebrating on the streets. On these occasions Berlin is showing its most real, raw and unadorned side. Just last weekend at “Karnival der Kulturen” the photographer Hanko Ye captured this side of the capital.

Andy by Andy
on June 9th, 2017
in Photos

How Berlin’s Mood Changes with Sunshine

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Berlin winter is hard on all of us, grey skies, grey facades, rain and that icy cold. We turn into thousands of grumpy cats grunting at each other in the subway. A deep depression slowly sets in, melancholy, self doubt: Why did we decide to stay in this city in the first place? At some point at the end of February after listening to that gloomy ‘Bon Iver’ record for the two-thousandth time we are actually that close to throwing in the towel. “That’s it! I quit! I am moving to Sevilla!”

But then, it happens: The sun and warm temperatures find their way back to Berlin. And its inhabitants react with some quirky behavior…

Andy by Andy
on June 2nd, 2017
in Stories

A Farewell Letter to Kaisers

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Dear Kaisers,

I cannot believe that you have passed, brutally chucked to the ground by your mean, giant stepbrothers  EDEKA and REWE. You have been around since 1881 surviving generations of hungry Berliners. You were there all this time, always serving the best food for us, always looking for the best price/performance ratio in town, and even serving us liquor at times when none of your family members cared anymore. You said farewell to the actual last emperor, you survived the most dreadful wars, you saw walls rise and fall and we just took you for granted all this time. But now, now you are gone. Kaisers – we will miss you!

Kaisers, it didn’t matter what neighborhood my life would take me to, you would always be there and greet me at least twice from Marzahn to Zehlendorf. Sometimes I knew, but sometimes you would just take me by surprise. But, you would always bring a smile to my face when I spotted you in that cute ‘lil red outfit of yours with that sweet teapot symbol. No one could pull of a ‘lil teapot symbol the way you did. Not in their wildest dreams would your siblings go for this bold styling statetment – ever! They would just look silly. But you didn’t!

Andy by Andy
on May 5th, 2017
in Stories

Experience Berghain without Techno

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It is widely known for its progressive Techno nights that go on from Saturday to Monday, but this is not the only thing that Berghain is doing. They have always used their space for much more than just music. They have also released a book about their engagement with art and also the theater and performance world has had its collaborations with this cathedral of Techno.

This Thursday another big art event is happening there opening the doors to an audience that goes beyond the usual party crowd on weekends. A Partial Eclipse of the Heart is the title of the event, borrowed from the lyrics of Bonnie Tylers Total Eclipse of the Heart. Two of the main artists contributing to the night are Autist and Rainbow Arabia who are both performing live. There will be quite a few more video presentations from artists such as Carla Chan, Dorit Bialer, Jem the Misfit, Lisa Wassemann, Mariana Jukica, Natasha Mankowski and Resi Bender. But you will also be able to see performances from Peter Kirn, Gabriela Prochazka, and Simonne Jones. It’s going to be an immersive experience bringing you an eclectic mix of talents from Berlin.

The event is curated by Your Mom who also put up great shows in the past in venues such as the Konzulàt and Kaufhaus Jandorf. Having seen some of these previous events I can guarantee you that you don’t want to miss it, also because it’s one of the rare occasions you can see Berghain during the week and separate from its techno parties.

Andy by Andy
on May 2nd, 2017
in Art, Music, Party

A Sexy Kind of Ghost Story

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This wendsday our friends of Pornceptual will take over Griessmühle in collaboration with Mobile Kino to present you with a collection of 5 sexual short films under the bright Berlin sky. Highlights will be the premier of “Holy Fuck” a documentary that goes behind the scenes of the art collective Pornceptual, “Coming of Age” by Jan Soldat and “Call me a Ghost” by Noel Alejandro. If you’re ready for an evening of poetic pornography, make your way to Neukölln.

Andy by Andy
on April 29th, 2017
in Videos

How to Dress for Berlin’s Nightlife

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photo: Pornceptual

Pornceptual, House of Red Doors, Gegen, Revolver and basically every Klubnacht at Berghain – Fetish and sex positive parties are taking over the capital. From being more of a niche branch years back, sexy, kinky fashion has become the new normal on the dance floors. So, the question is no longer: “What’re you gonna wear tonight?” but more: “How much are you gonna wear tonight?”. Being fully naked is easy, but choosing just the right amount of fabric to make everyone be like: “Oh wow! DAMN!”. That’s the fashion challenge here! For anyone who wants to join the party, but does not feel quite ready for this less-is-more fashion extravaganza – Here are some go-to-looks that never get old.

Andy by Andy
on April 28th, 2017
in Fashion, Party