After a cracking start to the new year in January we continue with a huge showcase in March. Ritter Butzke is one of Berlin's best known clubs and we are bringing their very own showcase to Brighton by featuring a selection of their top residents. Wowzers!
The club Ritter Butzke
Ritter Butzke is located
on the ground floor of a former factory in Kreuzberg. It began as an illegal club in 2007, but went official two years later. The venue has three main dance floors, plus an outdoor courtyard that's open in the summer. The DJs and the crowd are most often Berliners. This dimly-lit huge club is always bursting at the seams and is hidden away in a large complex of buildings on Moritzplatz. It has certainly achieved legendary fame in the city and worldwide.
Tigerskin AKA Dub Taylor - (Katermukke, Defected, Exploited)
Born and bred in Berlin and one of the big fishes in electronic scene waters. His alias Dub Taylor is known for the more dubbier influenced side of techno, Tigerskin is best know for his releases on labels like Dessous, Suol, Katermukke, Mood Music, Defected, Exploited, Dirt Crew Rec or his own Organic Domain imprint. Some of his tracks were licensed to Mix CD’s like Steve Bugs Bugnology, Slams Sci Fi Hi Fi 5 or Ministry of Sound’s “Clubbers Guide to Berlin”. Regular Brazil, US/CAN and Russia Tours are regular highlights besides playing all around Europe. His uncountable exceptional live performances have become legendary to many.
With more than 20 years in the business and a huge catalogue of releases, Tigerskin is also a typical Berlin music activist and is a firm crowd favourite and resident at Ritter Butzke.
BAAL - (Ritter Butzke, Kittball, Einmusika)
The ambivalent, Hebrew word "BAAL" is a hint to the spiritual background of the two Munich (now Berlin based) artists Matthias Dräxler and Matthias Schüll. The direct translation of "BAAL" is "Lord". The term is used to address God in the Bible but can also refer to false gods or demons. It is up to the listener whether they want to focus on the dark power of the devil or the epic glory of God in the music of BAAL. Cool stuff right? We're super excited for or should we be scared? Even so we're in for an amazing musical journey.
Beatsworkin (Rebel Beats, Sonar, Two Forks)
AKA Jamie Bawn and Chris Eaton are Techno and Deep House DJs & Producers from Sussex. On their own label TwoForks, which saw their own ep: 'ZAKOPANE' peak at number 13 in the German Deep House Charts, they have also enjoyed previous releases on top local label: Masterplan Recordings. To add to that, tracks such as 'Behind' and 'Orange Peel' and their last release went on to both the Endemic Digital label and Unrivalled. The latter went to number 1 on the traxsource charts on the Unrivalled 100th release compilation.
Residencies included 'Our Friends Electric' at Ocean Rooms; 'Reform' at Various Venues, as well as other nights across the country. Jamie and Chris have played at parties all over the South-East and London as well as playing for 7 years in a row in Barcelona for Sónar Festival. For the last 5 years they have been holding sell out Sonar parties at a secret castle just outside Barcelona, and have also had three incredible Halloween parties there. Beatsworkin have also played in Ibiza, Poland, Germany and on Thames boat parties, and had a peak time slot at the Dance Crusade festival in Essex.
Their previous nights at H Bar, OM, and the Volks have been so successful as they have combined with some great local talented DJs who have played around Sussex as well as having special international guest DJs. That's exactly our ethos too :)
DJ Markus Saarländer - (Berlin, Trickstar Radio, Dino Audio)
Your German resident and founder of Berlin - Brighton is back as always to take you on a journey through the Berlin Underground. Expect funky grooves and some deeper shades as well as the usual happy ending :D Either way you won't stop moving.
Markus started Berlin Brighton in 2014 with the simple aim of bringing a slice of Berlin to the city by showcasing underground sounds from multiple genres not just Techno. Berlin has become one of Brighton's most respected club nights with many collaborations, pop-up parties, two radio shows and of course the famous seafront beach terrace parties. Markus has also made numerous appearances on other radio shows, festivals & club nights across the country as well as in Barcelona, Ibiza and Germany including support duties for John Digweed at Concorde2 on November 4th as well as starting a new record label called Dino Audio. In true Berlin fashion expect a happy ending to finish you off :D
Listen to radio shows, previous events and club nights - http://www.berlin-brighton.com/free-music
Catch Markus hosting the Berlin Radio Show on Trickstar Radio every Saturday 8-10pm GMT.
Is this night for you?
Of course it is, have you seen the line-up??? Come if you like House, Deep House, Tech House, Funk, Funky House & Techno. Come if you like stickers, glitter, confetti, laughing lots, speaking in a German accent, lasers, The Hoff, Jägermeister, saying 'Ja' a lot, dancing, musical journeys, inflatable animals, high fünfing a lot!
If you like these artists then this night is for you! Tigerskin, BAAL, Kellerkind, Solomun, David August, Steve Bug, Tube & Berger, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Tensnake, Tiefschwarz, Sidney Charles, Monika Kruse, Einmusik, Stephan Bodzin, Paul Kalkbrenner, Sven Väth, Purple Disco Machine, Superlover, Soul Button, Super Flu, Mat.Joe etc. etc etc :D