We're starting out on June 9th by taking over the endless maze of Berlin's legendary ://about blank. For a long time we've wanted to find the right project for this unique space. This is it. And we've put together a far-reaching lineup to mark such an occasion.
Local up-and-comers, diggers of the highest calibre and rave originators will all be on hand in MDF, as well as a number experimental and ambient acts playing live, some in a space we're opening up especially for the event. Once the sun comes out, the sprawling garden will open for a daytime session of deep rollers. On top of that, on Sunday afternoon you'll find some of the city's biggest characters stopping by for a series of discussions. There'll also be a specially curated selection of films for those in the mood to chill, while some of our favourite party starters will be on the decks for everyone still going strong.
Jun 09 24/7, ://about blank, Berlin
On June 29th we'll visit Tbilisi for our first event at Bassiani since the In Residence series. The main room there was where the idea for the 24/7 series was conceived, and we're privileged to be working with them on their first ever 24-hour event.
The biggest techno club in Tbilisi, Bassiani is a maze of poured concrete in the basement of Dinamo Arena, Georgia's national football stadium. On Saturday mornings, once the sun is up, you can watch smoke drift across the pitch, belched upwards from the party downstairs, where as many as 1200 people shuffle around an empty swimming pool. From there you can take in the whole scene: countless silhouettes on elevated catwalks and a sloping dance floor, encased in a room whose vastness becomes clear only in brief flashes of colored light.
For the first time ever, we'll be using every space available at one event. We'll start with a concert in Spacehall from two incredible live acts. The Georgian capital's techno scene is in bloom, so we've got a huge number of local artists joining our top-notch international guests in Bassiani and Horoom, the venue's second room. The connecting corridors will play host to installations and talks, and a brand new terrace space will be soundtracked by two masters of minimal.
Jun 29 24/7, Bassiani, Tbilisi
In July, we're heading to New York, and where better to spend 24 hours than Nowadays in Ridgewood, Queens, with its high-spec sound, varied listening events and beautiful outdoor area.
2018 marks the first full year since the city's prohibition-era Cabaret Law was repealed, which had previously forced many promoters into DIY parties and warehouse spaces. To celebrate, we're bringing together two heroes of nightlife for a Saturday night of heavy-hitting rave music. Breakfast at sunrise will be soundtracked by some of the best electronic live acts in the US alongside ambient DJs, all leading into one of Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter's Mister Sunday parties (with a few surprises along the way). On top of that, we'll have panels discussing New York's past, present and future, and a range of cinema screenings to enjoy.
Jul 28 24/7, Nowadays, New York
Milan is known the world over as a leading fashion capital, and to mark the occasion of our first ever party there we’re taking over the whole of the incredible BASE Milano, an amazing cultural centre in the heart of the city.
Over 24 hours, we’ll be playing host to a number of distinct parties throughout the complex. Kicking things off will be a full on techno rave in the cavernous main space. Moving into the morning, we’ll have coffee and croissants, and various ambient acts accompanied by an AV show from one our favourite names in digital art. The day will stretch on with a series of films and discussions, and an intimate dance session in a different room of the building. Finally, we’ll move outside, for some house music in the sun from some of the biggest names in the genre.
Sep 8 24/7, Milan Oct 27 24/7, Bogotá Nov 23 24/7, Melbourne Jan 26 24/7, London