Krake 2015

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