economind annual calendar 2010

Again yet another year is drawing to a close. Traditionally that’s the time when the retail industry stops moaning and all things experienced get drowned in hot wine punch. As every year since 2005 it is also the time my new annual photo calendar, presented by Berlin-based business consulting company economind sees the light of day… Read More

Border Community at Berlin’s WMF

James Holden and his label Border Community need no introduction anymore. By now both are representing two very own standards which are unique in the world of electronic music, as over the years both were developing their styles further without paying too much attention to fugacious trends or societal pressure.… Read More

John Digweed digging in the weeds of Poznan

Speaking about Polish nightlife, then at the moment Poznan-based SQ club is definitely one of Poland’s hottest addresses. For about 4 years now the higher DJ nobilities are streaming in and out of Poznan’s clubbing resource and to celebrate its fourth year of existence quite a music delicacy had been obliged to play: John Digweed.… Read More

Strictly net – Berlin’s Netaudio Festival 2009

Producers, products, charts and consumers, this is a world the Netaudio movement doesn’t want to subject themselves to. Trust and attention are the keywords on their banner. Also they want to bring dignity back into the music business by eliminating the financial aspect as the roots of engagement.… Read More

Asia wrapped in Glass and Steel – Hong Kong

Even after having returned to the People’s Republic of China, former British crown colony Hong Kong still remains to be one of Asia’s most important centres; and not only in financial terms. Independent from sailing under the free-market or communist flag Hong Kong experienced a quite apparent boom which can’t be ignored when strolling along the seaside promenade along Victoria Harbour.… Read More

Eco-Clubbing with Climate Effects

If there’s yet another farmer-fondled French goose passing the counter somewhere near Berlin’s Kollwitzplatz and ending up in a New-Berliner’s shopping cart right next to widely travelled garlic from China and morning tea picked at full moon, then it is surely one of the more extreme appearances of eco-delusions, or better to say organic food delusions.… Read More

Late Summer at Bosporus

Beside spring also late summer is one of the most attractive travel seasons to have a closer look at the Bosporus pearl, as the climatic mix of sun, clouds and fresh breezes coming from the Mediterranian sea is a perfect background to soak up Istanbul’s attitude towards life at daytime as well as at night like a sponge… Read More

Audioriver Festival 2009 – From Lake Kalksee to Vistula river

Beside already known constants like Plock’s homey Old Town, beautiful Vistula river and the great Polish crowd, the fourth festival edition also had some innovations such as the new day programme on offer. Audioriver’s wisely chosen line-up consolidated its position among Europe’s festival heavyweights, as once again masters of timeless electronic music had been committed to play the open-air party being held some 100km north-western of Warsaw, starting with Richie Hawtin and Ulrich Schnauss, to Gui Boratto and James Holden.… Read More

Watergate relocated from Spree to Maas river!

The DJ sets Timo Maas played in Berlin are all through and through legendary… On the occasion of the Connaisseur label night at the Watergate club, Bückeburg’s music citizen number one finally came again to Berlin, to deliver us a musical thunderstorm in hot July… Read More