The Krake weekend kicks off on FRIDAY daytime at Urban Spree with the legendary Krake Label Boutique, a small record fair bringing together Berlin's underground music labels with around 50 imprints displaying and offering their work in the beautiful outside area. Next to DJ sets and surprise performances rounding off the day, the raffle, which has taken place for the last two years, is a chance to win electronic music production equipment and cool stuff once again!
The night opens with "The Quest for a Real Hard Hob". Originally shown at this year's Berlinale, the silent animated movie on the dystopian sci-fi tip is completed by a live score from Andrew Millington on drums and cello, and Dave Senan on electronics. During the night expect extraordinary performances in the vast warehouse-like gallery space of Urban Spree, including a rare live performance from extreme vocalist Tim Exile, a multi-hour ambient jam by Transistors of Mercy, and a sound installation titled 'Sonic Robots' by Moritz Simon Geist, whose robotic sculptures produce noises in combination with live techno. While the basement is taken over by DJs showcasing the labels involved in the market, the Concert Room focuses on bands, live acts and DJs experimenting with the darker side of techno. Constantly reinventing himself as a musician, T.Raumschmiere joins forces with 21 Downbeat - an electronic band including several artists with disabilities determined to ignore genre boundaries to arrive at their own explorative take on electronic music. Thomas P Heckmann plays one of his EBM-fueled techno sets in between Aja's psychosexual rhythmic noise and the incredible punk-techno duo Coal.
the rest of the festival:
Mon, 23rd of July
Krake Opening @ silent green Kulturquartier
Wed, 25th of July
Krake Festival pres. Eotrax Label Showcase @ Griessmuehle
Sat, 28th to Mon, 30th of August
DAY IV & V The Kraken @ Griessmuehle
KRAKE Festival is an annual electronic music festival with an experimental edge organized by Killekill. Spread across selected locations in Berlin from 23rd July onwards, the one-week festival is determined to showcase a vivid program of live performances, DJ sets and a variety of visual arts that step outside the boundaries of ordinary club affairs. On a mission to eliminate genre restrictions, the festival line-up taps into a mixture of styles representing artists that dare to explore new sound concepts covering techno and far beyond. Having an internationally acclaimed selection of artists on board year after year, Krake's down-to-earth mentality continues to promote quality music experiences and club culture with a solid party vibe.
Check our documentary from last year: https://www.facebook.com/KrakeFestival/videos/1883259655041430/
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