After a gig at Berghain's Säule next month, the UK DJ will go on a touring hiatus.
The London-based DJ, AKA Paul Rose, revealed the news in an Instagram post following a ten-hour closing set at Berghain in Berlin this past weekend. "I just need a long break from the traveling," he says, adding that he's "taken over 1500 flights in the last ten years, and that's more than enough for anyone." Rose also said he would likely still play a few gigs in London every once in a while.
Before the hiatus, he'll host a showcase for his label Hotflush at Berghain's Säule room, alongside Or:la and Saoirse. He says his set will be different than usual, "some proper bassbin action." Rose has a long history with Berghain, including hosting the dubstep-oriented SUB:STANCE parties, which he also mentioned started almost ten years ago to the day.
A separate Facebook post offers a bit more context, saying that he had already cut down his gigs to five or six a month, which created a "half and half existence, and regularly getting myself from one mindset to the other proved to be more difficult than just constantly being on the go. So I need to see how I go with a 'normal life' for a few months and then take it here."
Ten hour set on the dot... 1-11am. Extra emotional for me as it might be a long time before I get to do that again, as I'm taking an extended break from touring starting in a few weeks time. It's something I've needed to do for a while and it's time to make it happen. I'm not quitting entirely and I'm sure I'll play the odd show particularly in London where I live. I just need a long break from the travelling, I did 1500 flights in the last ten years and that's more than enough for anyone. I will however be back at this amazing venue next month to play the Saule room, with @orla.dsf and @saoirse_music. Gonna play a totally different set that night though, it's on Thurs 23 Aug, pop along if you're in town and fancy some proper bassbin action. And THANK YOU to everyone who stayed with me til the end this morning. Atmosphere was really lovely xx Edit: Forgot to mention that it's almost ten years to the day that I first played Berghain, at the first SUB:STANCE party. No exaggeration to say this place changed my life. Love to everyone at @berghain_ostgut 😘😘😘