Get Physical meets Cityfox for a blinder at Watergate…
Two innovative labels such as the long-standing Get Physical and the ever developing Cityfox come together to shake walls of Watergate in Berlin. Joining M.A.N.D.Y., these two labels will be lining up DJs that have recently spilled onto the scene with clearly impressive productions, emerging as the new innovators of the underground music scene.
Huge Canadian influence set to take control of Watergate…
February seems to be the month where Watergate demonstrates why it is one of the best clubs in Berlin, Europe, and according to past polls, the world. yet, most likely the club does this almost effortlessly, as booking quality is second nature to the venue. And February seems to be that little bit more special.
The one in particular is also that, which will be looking to kick start the month, as we get a double dose of Canadian class with Wagon Repair’s Mathew Jonson and Konrad Black.
Berlin Music Days or BerMuDa, has been the festival on everyone minds the last few weeks and anyone who has been in the German capital this week would have been touched by the festival in one way, shape or form. The festival itself had a successful start in 2009, created by the originators of the worldwide renowned Watergate Club. Steffen Hack, Ulrich Wombacher and Niklas Eichstädt thought it was time to establish an authentic festival for electronic music, which originated from Berlin’s clubs. With 40 different locations, over 100 DJs and a stack of daily events all part of the BerMuDa festival, you can start to understand how it would have touched many people.
A notable factor in the countless number of events happening through-out the capital has been the amount of record labels taking over numerous locations to hold their own events. Watergate in particular was overrun almost every day of the week by Souvenir, Bpitch, Mobillee and Moon Habour, boasting line ups that would blow your ears off; Tiefschwarz, Ellen Allien, Kiki, Anja Schneider, Matthias Tanzmann, Miss Jools, Chloé and Thomas Muller. But there was clearly one label, on one night, that was going to make a huge imprint on the week of events. With a line-up of M.A.N.D.Y., Tim Green, Alexkid, Javier Logares, Siopis, Jona, David Keno and of course Smash TV performing a special live show, which Kai (one half of Smash TV) later said “was probably one of our best live performances so far”, the Get Physical label night at Watergate was leaving no doubts as to, which event was gleaming with potential.
Through a long standing partnership that lasted nearly 10 years with DJ T and Book Shade, M.A.N.D.Y. have carved a unique niche in electronic music by consistently selecting productions for their Get Physical label that induce their audience into a frenzy. The Get Physical label has been a predominant influence on the music scene in terms of the caliber of music, artists and parties it has unleashed on to the scene. And with M.A.N.D.Y., Booka Shade and DJ T all becoming so successful in what they do as DJs, producers and live performers, you could almost say that Get Physical held the title of having one of the most profound artists lists any label would dream of. Speaking with Patrick (one half of M.A.N.D.Y.) at Watergate, he explained whether each member of this dream team contributed in different ways to the success of the label… “Yeah, you could say like sound-wise, in the sound direction, we each had our own, but also in other aspects of running the label, I think we each brought something very special and important to Get Physical”. You could say that each one has been vital in the success of the label, Philipp’s charm and savy, Patrick’s allusive artistry, DJ T’s entrepreneurial sense and Book Shade’s collaborative genius. All this combining to form a masterful team that pushed the boundaries of dance music. But one does have to ask the question, that although three successful artists names leading the way may be a dream, how can a label work so in sync and successfully when those three successful names, or five individuals, are all at the helm?… “You know, we have this long standing friendship of over 15 years that transformed into a label. It wasn’t only from the outside, but also a real inner circle, free feeling vibe and emotions”, Patrick explained. A friendship that was clearly founded on and shared the same ideas and passion for the music they all love and have come to disburse on to the hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.
The beginning of this year unfortunately saw DJ T and Booka Shade leaving the label… “After nearly 10 years of working together, DJ T and Booka Shade left around the beginning of this year but for good reasons you know. Like Booka Shade, with this crazy artist career, didn’t really have time to focus on the label. There’s a lot of work involved. It’s not all just about sales, it’s not about making money, you’re actually happy if you don’t lose money… but there’s a lot of effort and dedication involved. And they felt that it wasn’t worth continuing to run the label. Thomas really got into a lot of A&R in the last few years and he’s really happy doing what he’s doing now and focusing more on his career. And Book Shade as well are happy to be focusing more on their career”.
M.A.N.D.Y. have been faced with not only a busy touring schedule this year but also with the running of the label, surprisingly enough they seem to be keeping the Get Physical label alive as ever; having over 20 releases so far this year plus the “Full Body Workout Volume 7″, not to meantion M.A.N.D.Y. still finding the time to put together “Body Language Volume 10″. Even though Booka Shade and DJ T many no longer be at the label, M.A.N.D.Y. have still retained a strong caliber of artists releasing on Get Physical. DJ T himself often releasing, along with Audiofly, Martin Dawson, Catz N’ Dogz, Mr C, SIS, Smash TV and Siopis.
M.A.N.D.Y. also seem to have an amazing view on music, their interaction with people is truly remarkable, transmitting their love and energy for the music to the people, not only through the their mixing, through their music, or through their actions and expressions behind the console, but also in the way they speak about the music.
A great example of their dedication and love to the music, would be when asking Patrick about his recent appearance at Bedlam, London, he explained…“I already played at the Bedlam party in Kent a couple years before, which was really good and it was a nice surprised to know that Tim had taken his night to London. I had heard so many good things about the first Bedlam in London at the beginning of the year. So when I had a last minute gig cancellation I agreed to play as a favour to Tim Green and his Bedlam night… and It was amazing, It was totally great. It was this warehouse in London and it had never been used before in the middle of nowhere. We came in and it was a bit like Panorama Bar, great audience with a proper club culture like Bedlam had already been there for years.”
Now, getting back to the Get Physical label party at Watergate on 02 Nov… It makes you wonder that with an intense tour schedule for M.A.N.D.Y. and keeping the Get Physical label alive, it does make you question whether all this has an effect on their DJing performance and the Get Physical party in question…
The answer is very simple… M.A.N.D.Y. alone played some of the most infectious body moving music around that was seamlessly blending together in that unrivaled M.A.N.D.Y. style. And considering this was a Wednesday night, Get Physical and all its artists provided Watergate and its perfectly energised crowd with a ‘full body workout’.
Special Thanks to Corey @ Professional Rockstars, Markus and of course Patrick.
It took a trip to London for Davide to finally discover electronic music. Wooed by the mood and sound of the British scene, he returned to Naples flush with energy, excitement and a knowing that this new calling would consume him. Davide immersed himself in this world in every conceivable way. In 1999 he began studying at the Naples’ school of sound engineering, tinkering with his first productions, promoting techno events, and finally performing.
His first releases on Primate Records, Design Music and Conform were a cadence of his arrival and showcased the young artist’s steadfast style. Having honed his craft at home, in 2004 Davide left Naples for Barcelona unwavering in his resolve. Now, while touring around the continent, he began to release in earnest what would become a massive body of work, and at a dizzying pace. His productions have graced the catalogs of some of the finest labels including Ovum, Sci+Tec, Morris Audio, Resopal Schallware, Supernature, CMYK, Adagio, Viva, Nervous, Saved, Shake, Rillis; the list goes on… Which is not even to speak of his curating and releasing on his own labels – Sketch, Minisketch, Vir, 500, Titbit and most recently the bold Hideout Records.
03 Jun @ Move, Florence, Italy
04 Jun @ Recreatiegebied Gaasperplas Zuid, Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 Jun @ Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
12 Jun @ Supermarket, Zurich, Switerland
13 Jun @ DC10, Ibiza, Spain
16 Jun @ Raum, Barcelona, Spain
20 Jun @ DC10, Ibiza, Spain
24 Jun @ La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
25 Jun @ Distillery, Leipzig, Germany
27 Jun @ DC10, Ibiza, Spain
02 Jul @ Fresh Weekend Festival, Cerceda, Spain
04 Jul @ DC10, Ibiza, Spain
08 Jul @ Watergate, Berlin, Germany
09 Jul @ Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
11 Jul @ DC10, Ibiza, Spain
13 Jul @ La Ferme, Colmar, France
15 Jul @ Cocoon Club, Frankfurt, Germany
16 Jul @ Tribe Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
18 Jul @ SuCasa, Ulm, Germany
20 Jul @ DC10, Ibiza, Spain
22 Jul @ Krysha Mira Club, Moscow, Russia
23 Jul @ Loft Club, Ludwigshafen, Germany
24 Jul @ Kiesgrube, Neuss, Germany
29 Jul @ Hammamet, Tunisia
30 Jul @ Spartacus, Aix en Provence, France
01 Aug @ DC10, Ibiza, Spain
02 Aug @ Ambra, San Teodoro, Italy
05 Aug @ Monkeys, Dusseldorf, Germany
06 Aug @ Dance Valley, Amsterdam, Netherlands
07 Aug @ Cavo Paradiso, Mykonos, Greece
10 Aug @ DC10, Ibiza, Spain
13 Aug @ Estrema Festival, Brussels, Belgium
14 Aug @ Tunnel Electrocity, Wroclaw, Poland
15 Aug @ DC10, Ibiza, Spain
20 Aug @ Rainbow Pub, Birmingham, England
21 Aug @ Woodstock, Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 Aug @ Electro Beach Festival, Benidorm, Spain
27 Aug @ Groove Garden, Malta
29 Aug @ DC10, Ibiza, Spain
Halloween is this weekend and it seems like there is a Halloween Party in every corner of Europe. But we’ve tried to filter through the lot to bring you the best ones out there. The main highlight this weekend has to be Movement in Torino. They have several parties taking place throughout the city all weekend, but the ones to watch out for are the Saturday and Sunday nights at Patio Club and PalaOlimpico.
Watergate – Freude Am Tanzen Berlin (Germany) 24:00
Daniel Stefanik vs Mathias Kaden, Marek Hemmann (LIVE), Krause Duo, Monkey Maffia, MBeck, Taron Trekka
Robert-Johnson – The Princess Of Darkness Frankfurt (Germany) 24:00
Magda, Marc Houle (LIVE)
Cocoon – The Sven Vath Birthday Celebration Frankfurt (Germany) 22:00 – 08:00
Sven Vath, Die Vogel (LIVE), Tobi Neumann, Nick Curly, C-Rock, Jacuzzi Boys, Alex Flitsch
The Tunnel – Bedlam Maidstone (England) 22:00 – 06:00
Tim Green, 2000 and One, Emerson Todd, Alex Kilby, The Angry Twins
Fellini Club – Wakeup Genova (Italy) 24:00 – 05:00
Seth Troxler, Giovanni Verrina
Ewer Street Car Park – Mulletover Halloween Fancy Dress Party 2010 London (England) 22:00 – 06:00
Steve Bug, Seth Troxler, Ewan Pearson, Glimpse, Renaissance Man, Geddes, Elon, Nisekay, Cooly G, Love & Mercy, Sketchy & Another Amit
Fabric London (England) 23:00 – 08:00
Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Slam, Zip, Baby Ford, Melchior Productions (LIVE), Sammy Dee, Lasermagnetic, Neil Thornton, Johnny Hiller, Lovefingers, Lee Douglas
Patio Club – Movement Torino (Italy) 24:00
Sven Vath, Federico Grazzini, Luca Bear, Romano Alfieri
Lightbox – Ripped Halloween Ball London (England) 22:00
Evil Nine, Spektre, The Good Guys
B-Box – Altavoz Bologna (Italy) 23:00 – 04:30
2000 and One, Nina Kravitz, Alex Picone, Unzip Project, Max D. Blas, Anderedo, C.al.ma., No More Trouble, Alive Lab
PalaOlimpico – Movement Torino (Italy) 22:00
Chemical Brothers, 2 Many DJ’s, Ellen Allien, Derrick May, Ilario Alicante, Robert Hood, Anthony Shakir, Nathan Detroit, Ernesto Ferreyra, Karotte, Patrice Scott, Keith Worthy, Guillaume Dumont, Dixon, MCDE
Cocorico – Halloween Riccone (Italy) 23:00
Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Ricky Montanari, Unzip Project
Hangar Bicocca – Cadenza Vagabundos Milano (Italy) 22:00 – 07:00
This week’s round up has grown massively since the previous issue of “Weekend Round Up”, showing off some very amazing night in some of the hot spots of the underground club scene over Europe.
A few weeks back we had published an article about a massive weekend in London and once again, the capital is going to be pumping. Friday night will be the starter of things to come with Krafty Kuts headlining a breaks night and Dan Ghenacia and friends partying away in Hewitt Street Car Park. But it’s Saturday night which is going to kill you and not just for the long hours of partying or the massive line ups. More for the fact that you’ll be completely spoilt for choice as not only will fabric be celebrating its birthday with a massive night, which seems more like a marathon, but there are also the infamous nights; “Wiggle” and “Shake It!”. And that’s without mentioning that Ivan Smagghe and Derrick Carter will also be gracing the London with their presence.
In fact we would be interested to know which one of these nights would tickle your fancy more….
Brixton Academy – DOOM Extremely Rare London Show London (England) 19:00
DOOM (aka MF Doom), Hudson Mohawke, The Herbaliser, Jamie XX
The Faversham – Technique – Free Party (Album Launch Tour) Leeds (England) 21:00
Magda, Marc Houle (Live), David Martin, Jay Kilka, Christian Maiden, Paul Kaminski, Brad Mercer, Matt Long
7-9 Crucifix Lane – Counter Culture presents. London (Engalnd) 22:00 – 06:00
Krafty Kuts, DJ Fresh, Cookie Monsta, Slyde, Drumattic Twins, Cut La Roc, Plaza De Funk, Peo De Pitte, 2t Thugs, Drum Monkeys, Scoundrels
Hewitt Street Car Park – Freak N’ Chic London (England) 22:00 – 06:00
Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, Djebali, Chrissy Maranello, Lee Rands, Shaun & Ellis, Stevie T
Piccadilly Train Station – The Warehouse Project presents MINUS Manchester (England) 21:30 – 05:30
Richie Hawtin, Magda, Marc Houle (Live), Ambivalent, Krysko, Greg Lord
Motion Skate Park – Bloc Launch Party Bristol (England) 22:00 – 05:00
Green Velvet, Claude VonStroke, Andrew Weatherall, October, Vent, Julio Bashmore, Jo Hart, Placid, Damian Schneider, Scuba, Ramadanman, Appleblim, Al Tourettes
Thekla – Play 8th Birthday Finale Bristol (England) 10:00 – 04:00
Layo & Bushwacka!, Deep Groove, Dirty Dollz House
Watergate – Clubmotoren Berlin (Germany) 24:00
Ellen Allien, Kiki, Marco Resmann, Kassette Boys, Sebastian Wilck, Renato Ratier
Robert-Johnson – Hotel Arpiar Frankfurt (Germany) 24:00
Ricardo Villalobos, Rhadoo
Pika – Just Married! Verona (Italy) 10:00 – 04:00
Derrick May, Alex Mastini
Magazzini Generali – Into The Great Wide Yonder Tour Milano (Italy)
fabric – 11th Birthday London (England) 23:00 – 05:00 (monday)
Ricardo Villalobos, Craig Richards, Lee Burridge, Tyrant, Terry Francis, Ame (Live), Damian Lazarus, Dixon, dOP (Live), Floating Points, Levon Vincent, Move D, Ryan Crosson, Stacey Pullen, Tobi Neumann, Trus’me
Paramount – Wiggle London (England) 23:00 – 08:00 (see after party @ Jaded)
Clive Henry, Nathan Coles, Terry Francis, Eddie Richards, Lewis Ryder
Hideout – Shake It! London (England) 23:00 – 07:00
Layo & Bushwacka!, Magda, Marc Houle (Live)
22-26 Farringdon Lane – A Night With… Ivan Smagghe London (England) 23:00 – 06:00
Cable – We Fear Silence presents Metalheadz London (England) 22:00 – 06:00
Goldie, Noisia, Fabio, Alix Perex & Jubei, Logistics & Commix, Lenzman, Heist, FD, Redlight, Storm, DJ Die aka Blue Fontaine, Kito MCs: SP:MC, Justyce, AD
East Village – Jack With Derrick Carter London (England) 21:00 – 05:00
Derrick Carter, Stuart Patterson, Karl Gonsalez, Severino, Dan Hill
Suicide Circus – Uschimania Berlin (Germany) 23:59 – 09:59
Ewan Pearson, Spencer Parker, Matthew Styles
Tenax Firenze (Italy)
Cable – Jaded (Wiggle Afterparty) London (England) 05:00 – 13:00
Nathan Coles, Claus Voigtmann, Raymundo Rodriguez, plus a surprise guest