Tom Ass (SE)
Sun Worship (DE)
Necro Deathmort (UK)
Alec Empire (DE)
Tom Ass (SE)
Half Girl / Half Sick (DE)
︻╦╤─ ƱZ ─╤╦︻ (INT)
Mykki Blanco (US)
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.
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.
BLACK MAGICK ≠ VOL. III
DROP DEAD FEST X
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.
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€.
04NOV2012//20:00 // CUBE Berlin // Rollberg Str. 26 // U7 Rathaus Neukölln or U8 Boddinstr.
ALL-NIGHT HALLOWEEN BLOODRAVE OF RITVAL BEATS + OKKVLT BASS + GHOSTSTEP + WITCH-HOP + DRACULACORE
PURGE DJs: BlackBlackGold ‡ Xorzyzt ‡ Tom Ass
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
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
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
Ital live A/V show w/Aurora Halal
Daniel Adeyemi (92 Points/Boiler Room)
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
#gHashtag: witched-out bass, grimey 808s, R&B sleaze and ghetto-goth sexxx
HALF-GIRL/HALF-SICK (Sick Girls, DE)
THE FUTURE WAS NOW Part I: From EBM to future hip-hop, mutated queer wave to cumbia, trap to grime.
†Flesh United† live! (Phoenix Catscratch, GR)
Mr. Manic live! (US)
DJ Polina Y (Drop Dead, US)
Margo (Lumiere Bleue, BG)
29/09/12//23:00//CUBE Club//Rollberstr.26//U8 Boddinstr or U7 Rathaus Neukoelln//7€//Facebook
MIRROR TALK // dark pop for dirty minds
Sun Araw vs. Heatwave Dj Set
Jaws (Hundebiss) live!
indias indios (Stenze Quo) live!
dj bread (a.k.a. moonwheel)
24AUG12 // 22:30 // SAMEHEADS // Richardstr. 10 // U7 Katl-Marx Str.
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