Line-up / Tickets
Also available at:
Koka36 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Festival pass (without Wednesday), Friday+Saturday (Weekend ticket)+ Oranienstraße 29, 10999 Berlin)
Resident Advisor (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
Space Hall (Zossener Straße 33, 10961 Berlin)
Workaholic (Kastanienallee 60, 10119 Berlin; Kopernikusstraße 12, 10243 Berlin)
Monday, Aug, 4th
KRAKE FESTIVAL DAY I: OPENING
Urban Spree Gallery // doors open: 20:00 // cost: 12€ Advance, 15€ Ticket Box
We open the festival with an arty night, presenting live performances of outstanding artists. The Urban Spree Gallery is an amazing venue, combining industrial aesthetics with a sweet, personal DIY flair, perfect for our opening.
TRANSFORMA are video artist group known for their collaborative work with Apparat, Dieter Meier, Alex Banks and many others. They work with images of natural materials that they produce and project in real time on stage. For Krake they cooperate with NACKT, a live music performer of rarely seen quality, who will improvise on the grand piano plus effects and other instruments to the morbid pictures that Transforma produce.
THE NEST are a group of musicians from Cologne and Berlin consisting of members of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Desmond Denker and Tannhäuser Sterben & Das Tod. “Highly minimal and with due attention to space and atmosphere, ‘Music For Drivers’ is poised with a sharp tension between contrasting organic and mechanical sound sources; field recordings lend an unpredictability and sense of atmospheric breadth while their patiently attuned playing paints the space between with ethereal, otherworldly strokes of synthesizer, saxophone and electronics, constantly morphing between moods which are never quite just dark and light, maybe best described in terms of psychedelic, hallucinatory light shows.” said Boomkat about their first album. We are awaiting their performance following their second album released in june 2014 on Album Label.
Third live act of the night KHAN takes the audience into a totally different direction. A nun seeking enlightenment. Khan as a male hustler including his own phone sex line on 1–900 Get-Khan. His pop fueled live shows often playing with gender roles are sought after for a reason.
As a little extra the robots taking part in the TERMINATOR TOURNAMENT on saturday will be showing off on the robot catwalk so you know which one to bet on!
TRANSFORMA & NACKT pres. GRAETE — live
KHAN (I’m single, album label) — live
THE NEST (album label) — live
RICHARD ZEPEZAUER (nsyde)
OPIUM HUM (n≠e, boiler room)
+ show off of the robots of the
Wednesday, Aug 6th
KRAKE FESTIVAL DAY II: MINDWAVES MUSIC vs. CRAZY LANGUAGE vs. KILLEKILL
Berghain Kantine // doors open: 20:00 //reading starts: 21:00 //club night starts 22:00 cost: reading only: 7€ // club night (incl. reading): 12€ advance, 15€ ticket box
The Wednesday night at Berghain Kantine is the classical Krake night. This was where the whole Killekill story started, and a night here was part of every edition of the festival so far. This year Killekill meets up with the labels of two close friends to the Killekill family: Crazy Language and Mindwaves Music. Both labels stand for a daring approach to electronic music, Mindwaves Music focussing on playful electronica and IDM, Crazy Language focussing more on abstract tunes. Combined with a small proper Killekill line up, and a reading of club related stories of selected contemporary German authors this night will cross it all over from intellectuality to pure dance floor madness.
Mindwaves Music Artists:
SOFUS FORSBERG (mindwaves music) — live
KARSTEN PFLUM (mindwaves music) — live
Crazy Language Artists:
LOGICAL DISORDER (crazy language) — live
SK’P (crazy language) — live
AXIOM (crazy language)
NEIL LANDSTRUMM (killekill) — live
HANNO HINKELBEIN vs DJ FLUSH (killekill)
Friday, Aug 8th
Suicide Circus // doors open:23:00 // cost: 12€ Advance, 15€ Ticket Box
On Friday we take off into a weekend packed with great music. For the first day we present some of the most challenging characters in contemporary electronic dance music with a strong focus on audiovisual performances. DEMDIKE STARE with their horror vision of techno music are definitely a highlight of this night. But upcoming R&S-artist PAULA TEMPLE, industrial technoist ANCIENT METHODS, dark ambient monster SVARTE GREINER should each be capable of making your pants wet as well. As are legendary extremist ALEX CORTEX and minimalists PLASTER who are working on a special a/v show with the outstanding LASAL for Krake.
Stay tuned for more!
DEMDIKE STARE (modern love) — a/v live show
ANCIENT METHODS (am) — live
PAULA TEMPLE (r&s) — a/v live/dj hybrid show
PLASTER (stroboscopic artefacts, kvitnu) & LASAL — live a/v show
SVARTE GREINER — live
ALEX CORTEX (killekill, skudge) — live
ODD (toktok) — live
SIGNAL DE LUXE — live
FREUND DER FAMILIE (fdf)
SEBASTIAN KÖKOW (killekill, the29nov films)
+ many more
demdike stare: http://meandogblues.blogspot.de/
Saturday, Aug 9th
KRAKE FESTIVAL DAY IV: FINAL MAYHEM
Suicide Circus & Urban Spree Gallery // doors open: 22.00 // cost: 15€ Advance, 18€ Ticket Box
The Saturday night will be a four dimensional blast full with great music, outstanding visual art and everything that goes in between categories.
On the Urban Spree floor we have our very special of this year’s edition going, the TERMINATOR TOURNAMENT, the robot battle of the century. Science fiction now!
Raging combat machines built by low tech robot tinkerers meet in the ultimate battle at the fighting arena during the Krake Festival. The audience bets which robot will be the last survivor, and which ones will bleed all electrons out of their wires. The coolest fighting style and the most sophisticated way of dying are also judged and rewarded by a jury, which is recruited ad hoc at the spot. Come and wittness the bomb — astic show!
This spectacle will be accompanied by the biggest synth nerds Berlin has to offer: The TRANSISTORS OF MERCY will blwo your mind with the meters and meters of synths they will bring to jam on FOR HOURS!
The Urban Spree Concert Room will be hosted by a new outstanding label from Athens, Modal Analysis, presenting their label artists YVES DE MEY (part of SENDAI with Peter van Hoesen), KONDAKTOR, ANFS and 3.14 alongside a mind-blowing and recently heavily acclaimed noise techno act AnD from Manchester.
On the Suicide Club Floor we present a fine selection in electro. DMX KREW with his hilarious live show using drum machines, synths and mic shall is a must, OVUCA from Aphex Twin’s label Rephlex and FELIX KUBIN with his dadaist Kraftwerk-influenced electro are as well. Killer!
Krake Festival collaborates with Antic Teatre for the third edition of B2B–Barcelona 2 Berlin. An international exchange of electronic music between Barcelona and Berlin set up by Antic Teatre, B2B will have three artists from Barcelona’s electronic music scene. The artists taking part in this 2014 edition – Pina, Spear and Spy Dj – will perform at the apex of the Festival, on Saturday August 9th at Suicide Circus and Urban Spree Gallery.
Urban Spree Gallery Hall:
robot wars: TERMINATOR TOURNAMENT
Suicide Club Floor:
DMX KREW (rephlex, breakin) — live
OVUCA (rephlex) — live
FELIX KUBIN (gagarin records) — live
DEAD FADER (small but hard, tigerbeat) — live
PINA (lapsus) — live
ALIENATA (kat channel, snuff trax)
SPY DJ (electroclub)
+ more to follow
Suicide Open Air Floor:
POSITIVE CENTRE (Our Circula Sound)
GRIZZLY (voodoo rhythm)
RECURSION — live
PATRIK SKOOG aka AGARIC — live
DR.NOJOKE (Klangscheiben, Archipel, UNOIKI)- live
+ more to follow
Urban Spree Concert Hall:
Modal Analysis Label Showcase
AnD (and, modal analysis) — live
YVES DE MEY (sendai, modal analysis) — live
ANFS (modal analysis) — live
KONDAKTOR (modal analysis)
3.14 (modal analysis)
Urban Spree Open Air Floor:
TRANSISTORS OF MERCY — live
GEBRÜDER TEICHMANN — live
SARAH FARINA (through my speakers)
+ more to follow
Urban Spree Basement:
SPEAR (twd, black horizont) — live
SWARM INTELLIGENCE (Acre Recordings)
OSCAR DRAGON (mødule)
I.NOMAC (da da revolution)
Transistors of Mercy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDUCw-IW4qU