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02FEB13: CTM.13 x PURGE vs #gHashtag @ Stattbad Wedding

purge_viii-ctm_web1CTM.13 The Midas Touch

PURGE
Tom Ass (SE)
xorzyzt (US)
Sun Worship (DE)
Necro Deathmort (UK)
Alec Empire (DE)

#GHASHTAG
BlackBlackGold (US)
Tom Ass (SE)
Half Girl / Half Sick (DE)
Gatekeeper (US)
︻╦╤─ ƱZ ─╤╦︻ (INT)
Mykki Blanco (US)
EAN (UK)

PURGE

Berlin may be the unofficial home of techno, but some crave a different kind of party. When philosopher-musicians BlackBlackGold (Gucci Goth), xorzyzt (Bl4ck M4g1ck), and Tom Ass (Gegen) first came together as a unit in September of 2011, the ritual of DJing together was the synthesis of a shared longing: fog, heavy vibes, aural evil. Collaboration was inevitable, and from that day these three kings have birthed two distinct parties with similar goals: violent dancing and the end of party apathy. When you enter our space, you are part of the cabal.

PURGE was the first spawn of their united ideology. Emerging in the winter of 2011, the logo told audiences everything they needed to know: the antithesis of acid’s positivism and the rawness of black metal. The first edition presented the ice-cold sounds of HTRK and the Cocteau Twins-inspired Bruises, followed by a dancefloor of the bleakest, crunchiest bass, drones, and filth available. This live/DJ combo was an important factor in the formula: to give a feeling of belonging to the crowd, of community through a physical presence—the organic electronic.

Since that evening, the bi-monthly PURGE has mutated through different incarnations and a flurry of guest DJs to suit the shifting desires of the UnReaL trio: the second party featured the industrial techno of Ancient Methods and devolved into a combination of DJing and nude performance art. The third was a crushingly heavy, fogged-out warehouse okkvlt with Modern Witch, Sewn Leather, and Dracula Lewis, and the fourth an open-air drone metal rave with Nadja and Jaws. Doom-stretched guitar chords and codeine-wave wove through a field of slowly swaying freaks under black skies and summer stars. In a pentagram of flowers and a circle of jack-o-lanterns they made Halloween magick with the jagged digital hardcore-influenced filthstep of Deathface, celebrating their beloved holiday the best way they knew how: loudly.

#GHASHTAG
There’s something to be said for the shifting and personal nature of Tumblr. Never before has it been easier to share your desired aesthetic with a wide range of people—and to change the aesthetic of the whole thing at a whim. This ephemeral philosophy of Impermanence has also shaped the dance desires of a new generation: a party shouldn’t consist of single and similar genres, but a sea of varied sounds that create a similar vibe—and where else could Britney Spears a capellas fit so perfectly over Throbbing Gristle instrumentals?

A post-goth’s wet dream, #gHashtag (pronounced GASH-tag) is PURGE’s “softer” sibling, a cross-genre/cross-dressing URL/IRL connection. The only party in town where you can hear a combination of R&B club, 90s grungepunk, trap, and gangsta shit combined with industrial-dance evil; Southern screw and NON too. The perfect solution for genre-nonspecific weirdos who want to hear everything that inspires them in one singular evening. Live remixes and reconceptualizations are the keywords, Top 40 through a glass darkly. “Don’t take your music genres and your subcultures so seriously” is what they mean to say, but also “Find new ways to love old sounds.”

2013 will find them expanding their nightlife ideology even further, and with a plethora of beautifully dark ever-emerging sounds, their aural palette (and that of their audience) can only expand as well.

23:00 // 25€ // Stattbad Wedding // Gerichtstr. 65  // Facebook // CTM.13 x PURGE x #gHashtag websites

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reliq is recording this Winter. Live debut of new line-up and songs at CTM Festival, Berghain Kantine, Berlin 31.01.2013

RELIQ REMAINS from reliq on Vimeo.

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10NOV12: CRAVE + BLUE STORK + DE MARA + xorzyzt @ WestGermany

CRAVE (harsh pop, FR)

BLUE STORK (ambient twerk, DE)

DE MARA (ethereal tek, DE)

xorzyzt DJ (drone & dmt, US)

21:00 // WEST GERMANY // Skalitzerstr. 133 // U8/U1 Kottbusser Tor // 5€ // FB event

Presented by AMIONT with support of BL4CK M4G1CK and Poplars & Rocks | With financial support of Berliner Kulturverwaltung

04NOV12: BLACK MAGICK vs BLACKBLACKGOLD ∞ DROP DEAD FEST X

BLACK MAGICK ≠ VOL. III
DROP DEAD FEST X

BLACK RAIN (US/JP, Blackest Ever Black)
YOUNG HUNTING (UK, Blackest Ever Black)
BESTIAL MOUTHS (US, DAIS)
RELIQ (DE, BL4CK M4G1CK)

DJs: Bill Kouligas (PAN) & Lower Order Ethics (Technokunst)
Sacred Space: Viviana Druga & xorzyzt

Bringing the dark to light, for it’s third year of Berlin necromancy, Black Magick presents the Berlin premiere of the reformed Black Rain (Ike Yard, Dominatrix) from New York whose soundtracks for ‘Jonny Mnemonic’ and ‘Neuromancer’ were recently re-released on London’s Blackest Ever Black, as well as the live A/V debut of Glasgow duo Young Hunting, whose cinematic industrial psychodrama ‘To Tear Apart Living Structures’ LP will soon be released on BEB. Los Angeles’ Bestial Mouths will no doubt eat you alive with their razor-sharp fangs and reliq’s ectoplasmic howl will deafen you again for the first time with a new line-up since last year’s Black Magick ∞ Drop Dead.

Selecting the most radical in rhythmic aural hypnotics is PAN Records head honcho Bill Kouligas and Budapest promoter Lower Order Ethics, no small names in the shaping of the music’s foreboding future! Psychic headspace redecorated by shamanic couple de rigeur Viviana Druga & xorzyzt.

The aftermath will be in the hands of BLACKBLACKGOLD and his hyper-hyper party crew Pictureplane & Shaun Bass (Destroy Culture)!!!

And on the Drop Dead main stage: Sad Lovers And Giants, Lene Lovich, Mani Deum, Aniaetleprogrammeur, Gemeine Gesteine, and Katz Kab!

And don’t forget PURGE feat. Deathface & CRIM3S on Oct.31!

Until Oct.26 get your BL4CK M4G1CK ticket including PURGE Oct.31, BLACK MAGICK vs BLACKBLACKGOLD Nov.4, and Drop Dead main stage acts both days for just 20€. Drop Dead day ticket for Nov.4 is 15€.

10th anniversary of DROP DEAD FESTIVAL!!!
Full 5 day and BL4CK M4G1CK pre-sale available here.
RSVP to Drop Dead ‡ Black Magick ‡ BlackBlackGold on Facebook. 

04NOV2012//20:00 // CUBE Berlin // Rollberg Str. 26 // U7 Rathaus Neukölln or U8 Boddinstr.

31OCT12: PURGE @ DDF feat. DEATHFACE + CRIM3S

PURGE VII ‡ DROP DEAD X

ALL-NIGHT HALLOWEEN BLOODRAVE OF RITVAL BEATS + OKKVLT BASS + GHOSTSTEP + WITCH-HOP + DRACULACORE

DEATHFACE (US) live
CRIM3S (UK) live
N.U UNRUH (DE/Einstürzende Neubauten) (Drum Installation)

PURGE DJs: BlackBlackGold  ‡  Xorzyzt  ‡  Tom Ass

After a year of cathartic bass-binging, blast-beat aerobics and aural projections under the name PURGE, we now join forces with the mighty Drop Dead Festival to present a line-up guaranteed to make you sweat blood.DEATHFACE
Johnny Loves alter-ego DEATHFACE is pure assault. Basslines drenched in guts and bile collide with beats that will leave you shell shocked. With his latest EP From Beneath (Trouble & Bass), Love has transcended narrow genre expectations and created a new bloodline of industrial punk that will echo through generations.CRIM3S
When the tower of witch house collapsed and the dust settled there were a few choice acts standing tall. One of them is CRIM3S (formerly Story Of Isaac). And while others made half assed attempts on taking on new genres CRIM3S perfected the formula and kept on making damaged tunes that sounds like you’re just waking up from a bathsalt psychosis at a rave and someones face is in your mouth.N.U UNRUH (Einstürzende Neubauten)
Legend in the house. A ritual drum installation by one of the men who helped lay the foundation for all things industrial.

+ HAUNTED HOUSE curated by MindPirates e.v.
+ MAGICK-THEMED ART & INSTALLATIONS
+ SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF RITVAL DRONE by Pharaoh Chromium
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Also at Drop Dead Festival this night in the BLUE ROOM:
GPP (Leipzig) presents a floor of post-punk and minimal pleasures, featuring
Knothole – DE
Gertrude Stein – CH
+ GPP DJs IT Sicko/ZeitUngeist/whydie
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Drop Dead Festival continues October 31-Nov. 4th with over 40 more bands and DJs!
5 day Presale & VIP tickets for sale now +  a special 20€ BLACK MAGICK ticket for both Oct.31 & Nov.4 available until Oct.26 at http://www.dropdeadfestival.com/tickets

RSVP to PURGE on Facebook
RSVP to DROP DEAD on Facebook

13OCT12: ITAL + STELLAR OM SOURCE @ Mindpirates

Ital live A/V show w/Aurora Halal

Stellar Om Source

DJs
Daniel Adeyemi (92 Points/Boiler Room)
xorzyzt (PURGE/#gHashtag)

VJ
Aanisa Ru

In support of his fresh Planet Mu release ‘Dream On’, Ital slices Daniel Martin-McCormick’s noisy past in Mi Ami and Black Eyes into a tight House-y 4/4 of mind-bending, body-contorting proportions; the live techno trip-out will be enhanced by the cosmically warped analog hall of mirrors VJing of Innergaze’s Aurora Halal.

Taking you by the hand into her interdimensional lazercave, Stellar Om Source will bring her signature synthesizer synaesthesia.

DJ Daniel Adeyemi of 92 Points and resident Boiler Room DJ, will be spinning the new breed of London’s overground with projections by Aanisa Ru and PURGE’s xorzyzt will summon the beats from deep within his psyche’s dark portals.

Saturday,13 Oct 2012 // 22:30 // Mindpirates Vereinsheim // Schlesische Strasse 38, Haus F (3rd Hinterhof) // 8€ // Facebook event

BL4CK M4G1CK interviews Stellar Om Source for Electronic Beats

BL4CK M4G1CK interviews ITAL for Black Black Gold

06OCT12: Lumiére Bleue feat. Mister Manic, Polina Y, Joey Hansom, xorzyzt, Antagony DJs @ Alte Damenhandschuhfabrik, Leipzig

Lumiére Bleue

LIVE – MR. MANIC |USA/PA|

UPSTAIRS – TransgenrePop House MutantWave ElectroPunk IndustrialPop

Polina Y |Drop Dead Festival / MutantTransmissions- NY/Berlin|
Meerak Meinohg |Antagony – London|
Joey Hansom |expatriarch.com – Berlin|
Ost.Her |Lumière Lounge – Leipzig|

DOWNSTAIRS – Electro TekNoize MisanthropicPop ColdElectronix PowerNoize Bass HipHopIndustrial/PostIndustrial RitualDroneStep

Margo |Lumiére bleue / Leipzig|
Xorzyzt |BL4CK M4G1CK,Purge – Berlin|
Jose Macabra |Antagony – London|
Fe |Antagony – London|

22:00//Alte Damenhandschuhfabrik //Klingenstr. 20, 04229 Leipzig | Plagwitz//5€ b4 12, 7€ after //Facebook