Sam Shepherd will headline Astra with a live band, while Beaini tops the bill at Watergate.
The first of two sessions will be a concert-style event from 8 PM at Astra headed up by a live set from Floating Points. The UK producer (who just topped our favourite albums of 2015 list) is touching down with a full live band, and he shares the bill with respected Berlin sound designers Pole & MFO and Istanbul act Ah! Kosmos. The second party goes down at Watergate and, naturally, is looking like normal club night (for CTM standards, at least). It begins at 11 PM, and Rabih Beaini (who co-curated the CTM lineup), Love Cult, Nan Kolè and DJ Lakhe are all billed.
CTM 2016 runs from January 29th through February 7th across a number of Berlin venues. Check out the lineup for the festival proper here.