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Berlin Ringbahn – Cities and Memory

Berlin Ringbahn is a two track album created by Martin Kristopher under the name 3dtorus for the Cities and Memory project. Kristopher made his recording of the Berlin Ringbahn S42, which travels anti-clockwise around the city, starting and ending at the Halensee station, on a Saturday afternoon in September 2015. When I recently visited Berlin I […]

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Die Berline Hymne - Berlin ist Beste - BMX Handstand

Berlin Songs: Die Berlin Hymne // BERLIN-IST-BESTE

‘Morgens Berlin, Mittags Berlin, Abends Berlin, Nachts Berlin’.  Die Berlin Hymne is a song about how Berlin makes you feel alive from Frank Wolf, the man behind Berlin ist Beste – ‘the unofficial image campaign for Berlin’. You can find the full song lyrics on the Berlin ist Beste website and for non-German speakers Google […]

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Bill Bailey Tribute to Kraftwerk - Still from Part Troll DVD

Ohrwurm: Bill Bailey Kraftwerk Tribute

“I would like now to present another tribute to a favourite band of mine – Kraftwerk”, says Bill Bailey.  “This is one of their lesser-known tracks…lesser-performed tracks, which I’d like to give a rare airing to tonight so this is my tribute to Kraftwerk.”  What follows, I hope you’ll agree is genius. If anyone is […]

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Still from Solomun - Kackvogel featuring Friedrich Liechtenstein from the Edeka Supergeil advert

Berlin Songs: Solomun – Kackvogel

An advert for the German supermarket chain Edeka went viral recently. My social media streams have been full of ‘Supergeil’ all week. The star of the advert is Friedrich Liechtenstein, a German musician and entertainer.  He also stars in the video for Kackvogel by Solomun, dancing through the streets of Berlin and eventually fighting with a […]

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Removing the Tresor sign - still from Sub Berlin - The Story of Tresor

Sunday Documentary: Sub Berlin – The Story of Tresor

Tresor was at the vanguard of the Techno movement in Berlin as the city adjusted to its post-reunification status. Berlin newcomers and the press hail Berghain as one of the world’s greatest clubs but Techno lovers of the 90s and early 00s will say ‘you should have been in ‘the old Tresor’. The old club […]

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Und ich singe diese Lieder - still from the video for Lieder by Adel Tawil

Ohrwurm: Adel Tawil – Lieder

Lieder by Adel Tawil should possibly come with a warning as it is essentially 32 Ohrwürme in one (if my Maths is right).  The English translation of the title is ‘Songs’ and the lyrics refer to other songs, e.g. the first line ‘Ich ging wie ein Ägypter’ – I walk like an Egyptian – is […]

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Berlin Summer Rave 2013

Last night I went to my first Berlin Summer Rave at the disused Tempelhof Airport – a great location despite the distinctly un-summer-y weather. I went with Summer Rave veterans Steffi, Bine and Olli and after a few short queues in the Berlin rain we could feel the bass even before we entered the building. […]

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Ohrwurm: Niki & The Dove – DJ, Ease My Mind

Niki & The Dove – DJ, Ease My Mind has been playing on repeat in my head since I heard it when I walked into a Berlin clothes shop last week.  I first heard the song when it featured in the BBC Sound of 2012 list but hadn’t thought of it since. This unofficial video (the […]

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