The iron door to Berlin’s techno club Tresor is being immortalized as an exhibit piece demonstrating Germany’s history and culture. The exhibit, which is part of Berlin’s new museum called The Humboldt Forum, will first welcome viewers late next year. That the entrance to Tresor will join pieces and artifacts dating back to the Roman empire only solidifies the place techno holds in the country’s consciousness.
Tresor first opened in 1991 in the vault of an abandoned department store (Tresor means “safe” in German), and immediately became a stronghold of hard, industrial, and acid techno. After closing in 2005, the club reopened in 2007 in a renovated power plant and is still pumping out some of the city’s best sets. The Humboldt Forum museum is fully aware of the artifact’s significance, saying in a statement: “The door reminds us of the pulsating party culture of the 1990s and symbolizes the city’s free spaces, which gave birth to a lively cultural scene. This object truly reflects Berlin’s eventful history.”
“Less is more” is not an applicable admonition when it comes to Martin Garrix releases; Garrix jointly released his latest single, “Burn Out,” with fellow collaborator Justin Mylo on September 14, and now follows the track with the third installment of the third season of The Martin Garrix Show. Episode three shifts the serial’s focus from Garrix’s live performance at Amsterdam Dance Event — as featured in episode two — to the dance music dynamo’s ensuing appearance before a crowd of 38,000 at Gelsenkitchen, Germany’s World Club Dome.
Somewhat of a visual touring diary, The Martin Garrix Show follows Garrix behind the decks to offer an intimate behind the scenes look at Garrix as he electronically engrosses Dome attendees. “I’m going to do a sit-down!” Garrix informs the camera before hopping on the mic to deliver instructions to the crowd — but the highlight of the third episode is Garrix’s exclamation that he “just turned 21!” Episode three concludes with a post set pizza party where the DJ’s closest friends serenade him, wishing the powerhouse producer a very happy 21st birthday.
A teenager in Germany has been arrested for suspicion of planning an Islamist extremist attack on a gay night club and a Catholic church. Frankfurt prosecutor spokesman Sinan Akdogan confirmed the arrest of an unnamed 17-year old in connection to the plan set for September 1, where thereafter a judge ordered the suspect to be held in custody further for planning the serious act of violence. According to US-provided intelligence provided to Hesse state police, the teenager had obtained instructions on how to make explosives, as well as ordered chemicals online. While the intended locations of the thwarted attacks has been kept secret along with the suspect’s identity, the investigation continues to be ongoing.
A German teenager has been arrested on suspicion of planning an Islamic extremist terror attack on a nightclub in Frankfurt, Germany, according to prosecutors. A 17-year-old was arrested on September 1 by Hesse state police after intelligence from the US suggested that the teenager was planning to attack both an unnamed gay venue in Frankfurt,
Club goers in the German town of Leipzig will soon be able to party all night long, thanks to the location’s instatement of a new law that effectively eliminates club closing times.
Whereas all clubs were previously required to close between 5 and 6 AM, the local council’s unanimous vote in favor of the eradication of closing times will now allow nightlife venues to remain open for as long as establishment owners desire.
“It’s a great and assuring sign from city officials that they appreciate the impact of club culture and club spaces in Leipzig and their influence on creating and nurturing a thriving and creative local community,” said Leipzig club owner Franziskus Thiem.
This Saturday, August 18 the techno underground will be eclipsing with irony in the city of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia,Germany, at, wait for it a coal mine. The Zollverein coal mine industrial complex is a Goliath and has gone through many phases since it’s digging days.
While the first mine on the premises was founded in 1847 they were grinding out fuel and adding shafts until 1986. For decades two parts of the site, the Zollverein coal mine, and the Zollverein coking plant ranked the largest of their kind in Europe. This spot was considered an architectural and technical masterpiece and it earned the reputation of the most beautiful coal mine in the world. In 2001 it was inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Now, this joint is going to get another hit of that oh-so-German innovation, only this time with sound.
Telekom Electronic Beats and Düsseldorf-based promoters Baka Gaijin are joining forces again to throw another party on this beautiful architectural behemoth. The party will be featuring Ben UFO, Objekt, and Shanti Celeste. Despite these great names Baka Gaijin’s Alexis Fallis states, there is no need for big headliners, “because the venue is the headliner.” The UNESCO seems to agree.
However, being on the list of World Heritage Sites does come with some responsibilities; mainly to maintain them. Regardless of how respectful party goers can be, upkeep of this site is imperative. “I think you can throw a maximum of three or four parties a year there,” said Fallias, “It’s a heritage site and they want to protect it.” Even if it’s only once or twice a year, a party hosting sounds that reflect the surroundings like the Zollverein and techno is not one to miss.
Political tensions on the world stage are nothing new. Many countries including America have faced the issue of political divides. While much of the news coverage around these tensions have focused on the extremes of the political spectrums, there are still many people working together to focus on what unites us rather than divides. In
Imagine a music show in outer space? Yeah, it would be rad. But you and I will most likely never live to see the day of dancing on the moon. That said, another pretty rad concept has been delivered upon and is set to take part in 2018. For the first time in history, a
Imagine a music festival in outer space? Yeah, it would be rad. But you and I will most likely never live to see the day of dancing on the moon. That said, another pretty rad concept has been delivered upon and is set to take part in 2018. For the first time in history, a
Amazon‘s AI personal assistant Alexa incited German authorities to action after reportedly throwing “her own party” in a Hamburg resident’s flat. The Alexa-enabled soirée began to play music at maximum volume at 1:50 AM. The noise exacerbated neighbors who called the police to register the disturbance. Police broke into the sixth-floor Hamburg flat, quieting Alexa at approximately 3:00 AM.
Alexa’s owner, Oliver Haberstroh, has since shared news of the incident with Amazon, posting a complaint on Amazon’s German Facebook page. Haberstroh writes “Alexa managed on her own, without command and without me using my mobile to turn on at full volume and have her own party at my apartment. She decided to have it at a very inconvenient time, between 1.50am and 3.00am. My neighbours called the police”
Enjoying an evening out during Alexa’s outburst, Haberstroh returned home to find a new lock on his door. Once Haberstroh visited a local police station, he received not only a new set of keys corresponding to the lock, but an invoice for the new lock as well.
Amazon has worked with Haberstroh to determine that Alexa’s Echo feature was “remotely activated,” causing the volume to increase through Haberstroh’s “third party mobile music-streaming app.” Amazon maintains that Alexa’s cloud service “worked flawlessly,” with no malfunction, but has offered to pay Haberstroh’s invoice.