It will probably be a while before Berlin's clubs are allowed to reopen. But that doesn't mean you have to miss out on dancing. Almost exactly one year ago, United We Stream started with the first live stream of a DJ set. In the meantime, the fundraising campaign has become a global cultural platform.
Where and how you can get the party at home with just a few clicks, we have compiled for you here. The best DJs from the most legendary clubs and locations in the city will send you the beats. To chill out the next morning, we recommend a trip to the green sides of the city, because: Spring is coming for sure!
The club scene has a long tradition in Berlin. Nightlife is simply as much a part of Berlin's culture as a visit to the theater or the opera. It's exciting that numerous collaborations have now been formed here during the lockdown. And you can be curious about what's still to come. Even if Berlin's clubs still have to remain closed, a lot is happening. Under the umbrella of the Clubcommission, Berlin's clubs are working on new concepts and are campaigning for more understanding and openness towards club culture. Just have a look at the website - and download the literature list on club culture. At least you'll have reading material until the next real party!
Make a note: As part of Perspektive Kultur - Berlin Pilot Project Testing, the Berlin Club Commission is organizing a concert in the Säälchen on March 27 in cooperation with Holzmarkt.
And another tip: There's also reading material here on the blog, for example a look back at the 90s at E-Werk Berlin - powering up the club scene.
Ritter Butzke on tour
Ritter Butzke goes on tour and brings the best DJs in town to the coolest locations in Berlin. Yes, even the Staatsoper (see picture above) will be the venue! Join the Facebook livestream or listen to the sets on YouTube. There you can also take a look behind the scenes of some of Berlin's art and cultural institutions. You can see Oliver Huntemann at the Körperwelten, Pan Pot at the Staatsoper, Moonbootica spinning the turntables under the stars of the Zeiss Planetarium and Ein-Musik spinning at the Friedrichstadtpalast.
Make a note: On April 1, DJ legend Claptone will perform at the Staatsoper.
United We Stream
After the shutdown on Friday the 13th, Berlin's club scene immediately showed solidarity. Under the title United We Stream, Berlin clubs, together with numerous DJs and artists, established a channel that now not only represents the entire spectrum of Berlin's club scene, but has also established itself as a global cultural platform.
Within one year, the platform was launched on March 18, 570,000 euros were donated to 66 Berlin clubs. Worldwide, a sum of 1.5 million euros was raised. More than 2000 DJs played in 425 locations in 92 cities around the world. 40 million people listened. If you also want to bring Berlin club vibes home. should. On the website of the same name you can find an overview of the planned streams and the clubs that are participating.
The platform streams live broadcasts of DJ sets, live music and performances, as well as roundtable discussions, lectures and films on topics related to Berlin club culture. You can access streams and multimedia content via partner channels such as ARTE concert, rbb and radioeins, as well as via Facebook.
For the first live broadcast from Berlin's Watergate, almost 200,000 danced together in solitude - as of YouTube views on March 11, 2021. In the meantime, you can get a whole range of DJ sets into your living room via YouTube.
If you would like to support Berlin's club culture during the time of crisis, you can do so via the specially created donation platform. Meanwhile you can stream a whole range of DJ sets and bring the party to your living room.
Except for the daycare center, music school and bakery, the wooden market is also closed to visitors. During a walk on site there are a few beautiful murals to admire. Many of them, still from the Mural Fest 2018. In the stream brings you the wood market music and on YouTube you can find interviews and live sessions recorded during the lockdown.
Sound of Berlin
FluxFM broadcasts every Saturday from 11pm, and than again on Sunday from 10 pm, the best producers from Berlin. Look forward to interviews and DJ sets and listen to what the scene currently sounds like. Host is channel manager Pawas, himself a DJ and producer, he knows exactly which kicks and breaks are currently in vogue and what makes the broad music spectrum of Berlin's house music landscape so special.
FluxFM Sound of Berlin
Zur wilden Renate, Kater Blau, Sisyphos and many other Berlin clubs and venues have also joined the movement of the Berlin club scene. Wild and good vibes are streamed via all possible social media channels and of course via Soundcloud.
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