mon, aug 3rd — sat, aug 8th
Urban Spree

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mon, aug 3rd
Urban Spree

Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 18:00
entrance fee: donation

Dat Pol­i­tics (sub rosa, chicks on speed) — live
5XL (magic power) — live
Huron (crazy lan­guage) — live
Sub­ku­tan (insti­tut für Zukunft)
Axiom (crazy language)

We open our fes­ti­val with a line up that is as wild and eclec­tic as the fes­ti­val itself. DAT POLITICS is by far one of the most inter­est­ing elec­tric bands on the planet. They have given proof of this with their uncount­able albums as well as with the remix for David Lynch lately. Most of all they are known for their hot-wired and partly chaotic live shows, which explain the cult-like enthu­si­asm that sur­rounds the french combo. 5XL is a col­lab­o­ra­tion of 5 young musi­cians, who are all involved in other suc­cess­ful musi­cal projects and use this alias for live jams of unheard raw energy on meters of hard­ware machines. Expect some techno/electro mad­ness com­ing from these young folks! HURON’s music is deeply rooted in clas­sic Elec­tron­ica and IDM. Gllitches, beau­ti­ful sound­scapes, a strong melan­choly feel and a sub­lim­i­nal dark touch are typ­i­cal for his music. SUBKUTAN, one of the res­i­dents of Leipzig’s new techno insti­tu­tion Insti­tut für Zukunft, and Crazy Language-boss AXIOM round the evening off with their dj sets.

Also we will open the art exhi­bi­tion tonight, which will be open all week long.

tue, aug 4th
Urban Spree

Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 14:00
entrance fee: 3€

In order to cre­ate a plat­form for Berlin’s vivid elec­tronic music scene we con­tacted our favourite Berlin labels, record stores and agen­cies to set up this mar­ket, where you can stroll through their stands and browse their releases for rar­i­ties and good­ies. The mar­ket will be accom­pa­nied by dj sets, a panel on music rights man­age­ment in mod­ern times and a live per­for­mance by Julia Drouhin, a French artist liv­ing in Tasmania/Australia, who cre­ates choco­late records with hits from dead musi­cians, which can be heard and eaten by the audience.

The art exhi­bi­tion will be open all day long.

wed, aug 5th
Berghain Kan­tine

Rüder­s­dor­fer Str. / Am Wriezener Bahn­hof
doors open: 22:00
entrance fee: 15€

body per­for­mances by:
Fed­er­ica Dauri & oth­ers
ambi­ent dj set: JOANA (werk, bod­ies)
live sets:
Inner8 (undog­ma­tisch) — live
Ken Karter (kript, sa monad series) — live
killekill takeover:
Alien­ata (killekill, snuff trax)
DJ Flush (killekill)
Fist Van Odor (killekill)

The Wednes­day night at Berghain Kan­tine is a clas­sic for us. This is where the whole KILLEKILL story started and this night has been part of every edi­tion of the Krake Fes­ti­val so far. What­ever hap­pens con­tent­wise, this night is some­thing spe­cial for us with its inti­mate atmos­phere and all the fans and friends com­ing down.
For this year we are coop­er­at­ing with BODIES, a Berlin col­lec­tive which has been set­ting up a few nights in Berlin lately com­bin­ing extreme body per­for­mances and techno. They have been set­ting up a few nights only until now, but the result was impres­sive every time. Expect body per­for­mances by Fed­er­ica Dauri who will present Dis­so­nanze, a per­for­mance with sound by LVM (Danilo Colonna) & props by Moran Sanderovich & lots more. On the musi­cal side of things we present live sets of INNER8 and KEN KARTER, before, later in the night, the Killekill djs will take over: ALIENATA, who has built up a solid rep­u­ta­tion with her extra­or­di­nary selec­tion and out­stand­ing sen­si­bil­ity for the crowd, Killekill boss hog DJ FLUSH and FIST VAN ODOR whose mixes have names like “I smear but­ter on your belly” or “eat­ing a horse”. He is a freak and he’ll teach you how to be one, too, tonight!

thu, aug 6th
Urban Spree

Revaler Str. 99
doors open: tba

You are invited to a day of cre­ative work­shops and music-making hosted by Able­ton at Krake Fes­ti­val. EOMAC and ARAD — who make up the duo Lakker – will present in-depth track decon­struc­tions and insights into per­form­ing on stage with Live. Able­ton Prod­uct Spe­cial­ist Jesse Abay­omi will demon­strate Able­ton Push and its work­flow, and work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to try out Push for them­selves at the Push play­ground. To round things off, The Able­ton User Group Berlin will present a live laptop/hardware jam, hosted by Able­ton Cer­ti­fied Train­ers Maya Ster­nel and Brian Smith. Online reg­is­tra­tion is free through Eventbrite.

fri, aug 7th
Sui­cide­Cir­cus Berlin

Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 23:00
entrance fee: 18€

sui­cide club floor:
cassegrain & TIN MAN (killekill, infra­struc­ture) — live
Sendai (time to express) — live
Elec­tric Indigo (female:pressure) play­ing “Mor­pheme” a/v ver­sion w/ Thomas Wagen­som­merer
Mond­kopf — a/v live show
the29nov films & Sebas­t­ian Kökow dj set
Balas & Rifts (werk)
Talla (ifz crew)

open air floor:
rROX­Y­MORE (noise man­i­festo) — live
Emika (emika records)
Vinilette (the hum)
Sören Miehe (our hobby is dif­fer­ent)
Bas­tus (our hobby is different)

On Fri­day, we kick off the Krake week­end! For this day we present some of the most chal­leng­ing char­ac­ters in con­tem­po­rary elec­tronic music. First to be men­tioned here are CASSEGRAIN & TIN MAN, a coop­er­a­tion between the Greek/British/Turkish/Asian duo Cassegrain and Tin Man from Vienna, who in their col­labs have com­bined both their dis­tinc­tive sounds — clas­sic con­nois­seur acid and mod­ern techno — to prove how fer­tile this com­bi­na­tion can be. With out­stand­ing releases on Killekill, Ostgut Ton as well as Function’s and Ed Davenport’s Infra­struc­ture lately, the trio has made their way into fame, and we are glad to present one of their rare live shows.
ELECTRIC INDIGO is undoubt­edly one of the most shin­ing peo­ple in techno music for us. Leav­ing the fact, that she is one the first major player in techno for over 20 years aside, she is also an artist search­ing for new chal­lenges and fields con­stantly, with­out ever lean­ing back and get­ting cosy in the com­fort­able couch of suc­cess. We are proud to present her coop­er­a­tion with the Aus­trian visual artist THOMAS WAGENSOMMERER, a sub­tle piece explor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of organic growth and change in elec­tronic music.
MONDKOPF’s coop­er­a­tion with a French visual artist, the video col­lec­tive THE29NOV FILMS and many more will be on duty that night — indoor and outdoor.

sat, aug 8th
Sui­cide Cir­cus & Urban Spree

Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 23:00
entrance fee: 20€

The Sat­ur­day undoubt­edly is the peak of the Krake Fes­ti­val. Cross­ing over from sub­tle elec­tron­ica and ambi­ent to the freaki­est shit in techno and elec­tro, this night will be a four­di­men­sional blast filled with great music, out­stand­ing visual art and every­thing that goes in between categories!

Come down and freak out with us!


Untold (hem­lock) — a/v live show
BINTUS (power vac­uum) — live
Eomac (killekill, lakker) — live
Kamikaze Space Pro­gramme (mote evolver) — live
Arad (elec­tric deluxe, lakker)
Solaris (ifz)
XVII (ifz)

Dance music is dead? Well, cer­tainly not with the peo­ple we have invited for you.
Whether you call it techno, elec­tro or bass music — we have gath­ered some of the finest of that kind for tonight.


Hyp­nobeat (James Dean Brown & Helena Hauff) — live
Ekman (berceuse hero­ique) — live
Night­jars (enlight­ened wax) — live
UMWELT (new flesh)
GEN.HECTIC (Metaphysik)

This floor has a clear focus on inter­na­tional elec­tro artists straight from the under­ground, headed by leg­endary project HYPNOBEAT. Their per­cus­sive ses­sion with uncount­able drum machines is a unique experience.



In the Gallery the Art Exhi­bi­tion will be acces­si­ble all night long fea­tur­ing another Disco Ghost per­for­mance by Julia Drouhin and another a patch wrestling com­pe­ti­tion. Think geeky nerds tweak­ing their mod­u­lar sys­tems, think the World Wrestling Fed­er­a­tion — think it together and you are almost there.



We are proud to have the ROBOT ARMY with us tonight. A col­lec­tive which was founded in the early 2000s, when the guys involved left their res­i­den­cies in a well-known Berlin club insti­tu­tion behind to be inde­pen­dent from club pol­i­tics and busi­ness involve­ments at last and do what they are best at: bang­ing base­ment techno with a punk atti­tude, pre­sented with seri­ous dj skills.


RALF KÖSTER (mfoc, golden pudel club)
ALEX SOLMAN (mfoc, golden pudel club)

MFOC = Music for our Chil­dren, Mother Fuck­ers of Cal­i­fo­nia or Musik Fetis­chis­ten Ohren Charak­ter. For 20 years, every Sun­day night at Hamburg’s Golden Pudel Club, MFOC is com­ing to Berlin’s Krake Fes­ti­val!
Alex Sol­man, best post­card painter since the war, and Ralf Köster, a tooth­less E-Musik-monster will bring their arm­chair techno, deep-flying drones and senile insom­nia all night long. Might be good or spe­cial. Or not.

Just open the win­dow and try out! (Brian Eno)

SUICIDE GARDEN hosted by Sameheads

GATTO FRITTO (inter­na­tional feel, fritto morto)
SKISM (wasn & wun­der­waf­fel)
VERA MONA (berlin) — live

This floor is equipped with the Neukölln-based crew SAMEHEADS, a col­lec­tive, which is defined by its unique blend of cre­ative per­spec­tives and fiercely inde­pen­dent pro­duc­tion val­ues. Based in Berlin since 2006, they pro­vide a set­ting where artists with back­grounds in Fash­ion, Art, Music, Film and Media con­verge, col­lab­o­rate and influ­ence each other’s cre­ative approach. Edgy, exper­i­men­tal cross-pollination with one eye on the role art can play in cul­tural exchange and inte­gra­tion. Expect some long lost Euro­pean disco tracks, pul­sat­ing con­tem­po­rary elec­tronic jams and exper­i­men­tal live showcases.

fes­ti­val clos­ing set by:
KONDAKTOR (modal analysis)

Last year’s fes­ti­val clos­ing set by Greek dj and pro­ducer KONDAKTOR was a rev­e­la­tion. And so we have invited him again for the early morn­ing hours to take us on another eclec­tic trip through his musi­cal world and rock the shit out of us.

sun, aug 9th
Nir­gendwo Berlin
doors open: 12:00

Hanno Hinkel­bein
& many more

access exclu­sively for own­ers of fes­ti­val passes & guestlist