KRAKE is an annual Berlin based festival for challenging electronic music brought to you by Killekill. Krake means octopus and the festival is organised in a comparable way: reaching out to selected locations during one week presenting the best in electronic music, whatever style it is. The festival is not huge, not expensive, does not have big sponsoring deals or four different colour area passes. It’s just a good and so far successful try to bring back the focus on artists who dare to step off the beaten tracks.
A festival for music lovers.
Summer 2015 the Kraken will rise again, bringing up a full week of great electronic music straight from the depths of the Berlin and international underground, leaving behind all small minds and fraidy cats.
The over-all set up will be the same as last year: A week starting with an arty night on Monday, the classic Wednesday night at Berghain Kantine, a bomb night of modern techno on Friday at Suicide Circus, and the peak of the festival on the last day, where we combine the areal of Urban Spree with that of Suicide Circus to offer a massive festival place, to wander around between six floors full with music and arts.
But what’s new this year?
Musicwise we have forged ahead into unknown depths again and compiled what we consider cutting edge: Untold, Cassegrain & Tin Man, Eomac, Sendai or Power Vacuum’s Bintus are names which should give you an idea of what we are talking about here… Putting together a kick-ass line up is not enough for us though, and so we have stretched out our tentacles even further and pulled together all sorts of micro scenes to let them fertilize each other and make this week an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. May it be like minded Berlin networks such as the Sameheads or Robot Army crews which both will run floors on the final mayhem on Saturday, or the vivid body art and performance scene which we present on the Wednesday night at Berghain Kantine. Highlight in this concern will be the label boutique on Tuesday, where we have selected the finest labels of the Berlin underground to present themselves during daytime, sell their stuff and discuss big questions of modern times.
To round the whole thing off, we have set up an exhibition of music-related and interdisciplinary art featuring Robert Henke’s laser installation “Destructive Observation Field” and Sonic Robots’ “MR-808 Interactive”, a robotic 808 the size of your wardrobe, which will be accessible at Urban Spree all week.
We emphasize our claim to be more than just another music festival.
Come on down with us!
Yours, the Killekill and Krake Team