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PURGE

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


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

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RSVP to DROP DEAD on Facebook

11AUG12: PURGE & Sameheads Open Air feat. Nadja + JAWS @ Secret Location

PURGE VI & SAMEHEADS 666 Anniversary · OPEN AIR

Live:
NADJA (Broken Spine, Toronto)
//spectral drone hypnotists
JAWS (Hundebiss, L.A.)
//illuminati dissociative personality

DJs:
OOEEOO + Micki Pellerano (Cult of Youth, New York)
Margo (Lumiere Bleue, Leipzig)
Petra Flurr (Sabbat, Berlin)
Darius Burning Castle (10footballerina, Berlin)
BLACKBLACKGOLD (ex-Gucci Goth, Berlin)
Tom Ass (Gegen, Berlin)
xorzyzt (BL4CK M4G1CK, Berlin)
+ Surprise Guests ?!?!?!

11+12 AUG 2012 // 18:00 // FREE // full line-up + schedule on FACEBOOK // LOCATION TBA via MAILING LIST on August 10 at 10:00

XORZYZT Thanatopsis Ecstasis mix for Psychic Mule


09JUN12: PURGE V feat. Christoph de Babalon + Devilman @ Raum

Epic and uncompromising. Subculture at its finest. Razor sharp electronics rubbing shoulders with free spirited retrobates. A chance to massage reality into your preferred form. The final part of Neukóllns un-Holy Trinity.
_________ PURGE FLOOR
PURGE. It’s a party that isn’t a party: we don’t care if you feel good. We just want you to FEELWe are not one thing, but many. Three of our key phrases are:DARK. HEAVY. BASS.
We give you performance:
CHRISTOPH DE BABALON – Tigerbeat6/Digital Hardcore
///fearful break-beats. mysticism. dreadcore.
DEVILMAN – SmallButHard/3by3 (DJ Scotch Egg/Bo Ningen)
///noisestep. jagged dementia.
We give you dance:
NEUROSIS ORCHESTRA – Sozialistischer Plattenbau ///blackdrone machinedance.
BLACKBLACKGOLD -Gucci Goth ///deathstep ragepunk.
TOM ASS – Gegen ///speed-infected combat-beats.
XORZYZT – BL4CK M4G1CK /// clubbed jukewitch.

We give you fog. Noise. Sweat. Unhealthy sex in dirty bathrooms. MDMAssacre.
You will be purged.

________ SAMEHEADS FLOOR!!!!!!
POWER VACUUM LABEL SHOWCASE SPECIAL !!!!!!!!
DMX KREW – Rephlex Records / Power Vacuum
BINTUS – Power Vacuum / Rixdorf
EMIL DOESN´T DRIVE – The Zone / Sameheads
DANE//CLOSE – Sameheads / Hypercolour

_________ OCVLTO FLOOR / OCVLTO 1ST CEREMONY ▲Psyched Out ▲Disco ▽Waves▲

☥ (LIVE)
CVLT (Lux, Lissabon)
THE ELECTRIC HORSEMEN (Ocvlto, Berlin/ Paris)
CAPABLANCA (Cómeme, Berlin)
LUKE & RICARDO (Melbourne)

*** For reduced price entry, please email your full name to guestlist@sameheads.com by 18h on Saturday June 9th (anyone later than this will not receive the discount) ***Utopian Dystopia in your backyard.
09.06.12// 23:00 // RAUM // Ziegrastr. 15 // S-Sonnenallee (RING)
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14APR12: PURGE IV feat. Modern Witch, Sewn Leather, Dracula Lewis @ RAUM

The fourth installment of Berlin’s most aggressive party PURGE once more brings a killer live lineup and DJs spreading audio terror. Bleak-and-white tumblrgoth puking into an industrial meatgrinder. Sweat and bruises. Vodka and cum.

Dead performances by

MODERN WITCH: OG witchhouse (approved by Travis Egedy)

SEWN LEATHER: Synthpunk crustdance. This will destroy you.

DRACULA LEWIS: Rotten-to-the-bone beast jams.

and featuring sets from

POLINA Y: Drop Dead Queen. Waxtrax mutant tribal dance!

XORZYZT: BL4CK M4G1CKIAN. Clubbed jukewitch!

TOM ASS: Gegenman. Speed noise combat-beats!

BLACKBLACKGOLD: Gucci Goth god. Deathstep breakpunk performance art!

SAMEHEADS floor:

UMBERTO *LIVE* – Not Not Fun / U.S.
VEXKIDDY *LIVE* – Human Shield / U.K.
JEMEK JEMOWIT – Jemcock Productions / Berlin
EMIL DOESN’T DRIVE – The Zone / Sameheads
DANE//CLOSE – Sameheads

BODYWERK floor:

Q-DO – Planet Mu / Berlin
DJ N>E>D – Leisure System / Berlin
DJ MARIUS REISSER – Dense Allstars / Berlin
AREA BOY – Leisure System / Berlin
PUZZLE – Leisure System / Berlin

23h // 10€ // RAUM // Ziegrastr. 15 // S-Sonnenallee

Reduced pre-sale tickets available at Sameheads (Richardstr. 10) or send your full name to guestlist@sameheads by 18h on 14.04.12.

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11FEB12: PURGE III feat. Hecq + Goner + circlePURGE w/ Sameheads + Nukk Nukk @ Raum

February 11, 2012 // RAUM //  Ziegrastr. 15, 12057 Berlin
Sameheads invites … PURGE + Nukk Nukk
join the FB event

Berlin’s most aggressive dance party returns heavier than ever to bring you bass, noise and terror. Vol. III of PURGE takes place at Raum, an industrial space with 3 dance floors which will be closing after this party! Spread across this space will be us, Sameheads, who most generously invited us to join in the fun, and Nukk Nukk.

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PURGERagestep, black acid and trance-inducing drones. We are Deathrave.Our guests for this edition are HECQ, whose crushing bass makes us explode.and the searing sounds of Goner, 1/2 of the spastic Ritalin Wardance.

Joining them will be the CirclePURGE DJs you know and love!
BlackBlackGold [Purge / Gucci Goth]
Tom Ass [Purge / Gegen]
xorzyzt [Purge / BL4CK M4GICK]
dieLamb (VJ) [PURGE]

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SAMEHEADS

Weirdo italo disco done like no other! These boys bring together two legends of the electronic underpass in the shape of Dj Peak Nick and Eric D Clark, who will do their best to keep dsb and Emil Doesn´t Drive at bay.

Dj Peak Nick [Plastic Club / Milan]

Eric D Clark [Subcurrent / Firm]

Emil Doesn´t Drive [The Zone / Sameheads]

dsb [Sameheads]

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NUKK NUKK

Irregular sounds and acidik brute bleep from one of our favorite parties, joining us to create a box of aural pain. It’s punk dragged through a grinder and injected with fire, and features Bintus, J R Seaton, Jenne Grabowski and a Mystery Mensch!

Very Special International Guest

Bintus [Power Vacuum]

J R Seaton [Call Super]

Jenne Grabowski [Just Breathe]

***** FOR REDUCED PRICE ENTRY PLEASE EMAIL YOUR FULL NAME TO guestlist@sameheads.com BY 18h ON 11/2 ******

JOIN US. This is going to be MASSIVE.


09DEC11: PURGE II feat. Ancient Methods + Sun Worship + Hanno Hinkelbein + circlePURGE

09.12.11 // 23:00 // Chez Jacki, Berlin // FB event // RA event // Last.FM event

PURGE II  feat. Ancient Methods (live set!) + Sun Worship (NKBM)

DJ: Hanno Hinkelbein (Null) + circlePURGE (BlackBlackGold, Tom Ass, xorzyzt)

VJ: dieLamb

Ancient Methods
There’s a primal punch to the industrial techno sounds of Ancient Methods. Their records sounds like gigantic machines, made of flesh and wood and metal, is roaming across the land, devouring everything in site and spewing out angry funk at the other end. The result is a surprisingly subtle kick in the gut that we are dying to see live.
https://www.facebook.com/ancientmethods1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkAoLrII0Pw&feature=related

Sun Worship
For all the severity of the fast paced assault of Sun Worship, they also create a spacious and strangely pretty atmosphere with their music. For being a band that, as far as we know, only have two songs on Bandcamp and a casette out, they combine brutality and beauty in a way that surpasses a lot of their more experienced colleagues – both in skill and energy.
http://sunworship.bandcamp.com/album/sun-worship

Hanno Hinkelbein
Hanno Hinkelbein is Berlin royalty and a long time scenester and techno hero with ties to classic venues like Tresor and Suicide Circus. With a wicked smile he’s been in the business of dishing out dirty pounding acid and evil bassed out beats, for longer than you’ve lived here. This evening we think he also might be exploring his love of Godflesh and messed up dubstep, but then again, who knows?
http://www.myspace.com/nullrecords
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlyKjYCmbBI

circlePURGE
The PURGE Allstars BlackBlackGold, (GucciGoth) Xorzyzt (BL4CK M4G1CK) and Tom Ass (Gegen) gives you their own brand of satanic dance floor incantations. BlackBlackGold gives his sickest bass heavy attack step. Xorzyzt mixes sick drones with sicker beats. Tom Ass kicks the industrial shamanism. Nobody is safe.
http://soundcloud.com/purge-berlin
http://soundcloud.com/goldecahedron
http://soundcloud.com/xorzyzt
http://soundcloud.com/tom-ass

dieLamb
Live visuals by our nasty video smear campaigner.
http://dielamb.com/

Join us for a night of blasting beats and brainfucking fun, once again at Chez Jacki. This one is gonna be sick.