mon, aug 3rd — sat, aug 8th
KRAKE ART EXHIBITION
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mon, aug 3rd
Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 18:00
entrance fee: donation
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
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
BODIES & MINDS
Rüdersdorfer Str. / Am Wriezener Bahnhof
doors open: 22:00
entrance fee: 15€
body performances by:
Federica Dauri & others
ambient dj set: JOANA (werk, bodies)
Inner8 (undogmatisch) — live
Ken Karter (kript, sa monad series) — live
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
KRAKE x ABLETON
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
KRAKE CLUB NIGHT
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)
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/
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.
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)
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.
URBAN SPREE CONCERT
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.
URBAN SPREE GALLERY
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.
ROBOT ARMY FLOOR @ URBAN SPREE BASEMENT
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.
MFOC FLOOR @ URBAN SPREE GARDEN
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
doors open: 12:00
& many more
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