For the last editions numerous groundbreaking artists could be assigned, amongst those IDM legends PLAID, techno avantgardist CRISTIAN VOGEL, electro futurist RADIOACTIVE MAN, breakbeat nerd BOGDAN RACZYNSKI, post pop super hero JIMMY EDGAR, BOLA, REDSHAPE, LEGOWELT, MIKA VAINIO, EMIKA and many, many more.
Ulrich Schnauss | Monday Paracetamol
The third edition in 2012 includes MURCOF, PERC, LUCY, THOMAS KÖNER, TIM EXILE, CEEPHAX ACID CREW, ULRICH SCHNAUSS, POLE and many more again. At once uplifting and otherworldly, the music of Ulrich Schnauss combines multilayered synthesizers with beats and ethereal vocals, serving as an aural escape route from the trappings of reality.
As Schnauss explains, “I’ve always used making and listening to music as a way to escape – putting on headphones is a great way to leave reality behind for a while, reminding yourself why it still makes sense to carry on.”
Alex Smoke | Paracelsus
Alex Smoke is a new breed of electronic music producer. While his music may reside on the dancefloor along with his renowned live sets, it also resonates so much further than this.
With a production style drawn from a myriad of influences that blur the boundaries between electronica, techno, classical and hip hop, Alex Smoke’s music evolves in new directions with every new project he undertakes, musically consistently fulfilling, regardless of the listener’s preferred genre.
Pole | Stadt
Stefan Betke aka pole was born and raised in Düsseldorf, where he played keyboards and synthesizer in different band projects. It was in Cologne that Betke began work on his acclaimed and influential trilogy “1”, “2” and “3”, completing it in Berlin after moving there in 1996. He released the trilogy as pole between 1998 and 2000.
During this time, he also became a mastering engineer for vinyl and CD at Dubplates & Mastering. In 1999, Stefan and Barbara Preisinger started their label ˜scape, which became an imprint for unique and outstanding electronic music made by artists such as Jan Jelinek, Deadbeat, Kit Clayton, pole and many more.
Murcof | Memoria
For detailed information about all artists, acts and the festival itself, visit the website krake-festival.de.
This event is highly recommended by Digital in Berlin! We are giving away 1 x 2 tickets for the whole festival and 1 x 2 tickets for friday or saturday (you choose between these two days). Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Krake” as the subject.
Monday, 06 August – Saturday 11 August 2012
For different starting times and locations, check the website