Once part of the strip of clubs along the northern bank of the River Spree in Berlin's Friedrichshain neighbourhood, Maria was an 8000 square-metre nightclub housed in an old fac..
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Tonight´s the night for a double banger, Spectral Eclectics in Maria and Drag n´Drop in it´s other club Chez Jacki. With a ticket you buy one, get one for free, so go get started:
Spectral, as in spectrum: This evening brings together a very eclectic selection indeed, from the teutonic mannerisms of Cologne's MIT, to Wu Lyf's ebullient young manchester lo-fi, The Field's widescreen techno in a band format, to the opulent tracks of Gold Panda and his MPC. And spectral, as in specter: MIT conjure up disembodied soul music in the spirit of Kraftwerk, the devil himself is quite possibly behind the lads in World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation, The Field's Axel Willner sometimes also shrouds himself behind the veil of Black Fog, and even Gold Panda releases on Ghostly International. The night will be closed of with an on the spot DJ set by Depressed Button´s Todd Fink of the Faint fame, who dances on the jester´s grave with his unsettling electroesque techno carnival. The lineup amounts to a reverberating Wall of Sound that would surely even impress Phil Spector in the unlikely event that he should turn up. Tonight, however, you can expect the unexpected.
And the second floor which was co -curated by the Sick Girls brings you : Witch House:
The spring of 2010 brought us a new genre. As the early adopters at Pitchfork put it: "Drag is...a group of young, geographically scattered artists concurrently exploring ghostly, slow-moving electro-pop, each with their own unique spin." Exactly - witch house, drag, haunted house, screwgaze, ghost step - the list of affiliated names for a style that holds a penchant for chopped&screwed vocals and beats, dark and eerie synths and a rather lo-fi production process is a long one. The reference points are widely spread, a fact that CTM and Revoluton N°5 try to illustrate with their selection of drag-related live acts and sets from o F F / Gr†llGr†ll's occult explorations to the Sick Girls' crunk and dub inspired version or the pop-laden deconstructivism of Gay Mormon Kissing Club vs. Gucci Goth.
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