KRAKE is an annual Berlin based festival for challenging electronic music.
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.
Monolake | The Existenze Of Time
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.
This year the Krake festival is taken to the next level. Monolake, Cristian Vogel, Nathan Fake, Dopplereffekt, Fennesz, Max Cooper, Untold, Phon.o, Dasha Rush – the list of artists we invited to perform this year reads like the top of the pops of good music.
Monolake | Discontinuity
With MONOLAKE and CRISTIAN VOGEL the opening of this year‘s festival on monday features two of the most prolific artists in electronic music. Both have prepared special live audio performances to amaze the seated audience.
Of CRISTIAN VOGEL whose latest album on shitkatapult displayed his latest moves straight away from the dancefloor, we do not know what to expect, but we know it will be extraordinary and outstanding, as everything this man has produced in the last decades.
Cristian Vogel | Absorbulance
ROBER HENKE alias MONOLAKE does not need any introduction either. With his oustanding sound design and his experimental approach to electronic music he has been a major influence to artists of all forms of electronic music. We are looking forward to what he has prepared for this evening.
The wednesday at the Berghain Kantine is a tradition. The Killekill label which is the main force behind the Krake Festival, has started here, and this day in the mid of the week has been an essential part of the festival from the beginning.
Furfriend | Geck
The new project FURFRIEND is all new. Their first release so far is just about to be released on Killekill in june, but with their one track that was featured on the Killekill Megahits compilation last winter they have created a big fuzz about them worldwide already.
Gay porn jack they call their sound, and this is what it is: mega explicit lyrics, that will probably have to undergo parental advisory laws in many countries over heavy jacking beats. With a live performances that is being prepared for a long, long time now, they will rule the dancefloors very soon. Get ready for some serious shit!
Hard Ton | Earthquake
HARD TON are the italian duo with the larger than life disco sound and a surprising love of metal. Fused together in 2008 from the musical loins of DJ Wawashi and heavy metal singer Max.
Sylvester-styled falsettos conjure up memories of smoky dancefloors during the heady days of HI-NRG, which combined with a contemporary sound of accelerated beats and screaming acid basslines, shows a nod to the past can result in a slap across the face for the present.
Anklepants | Long Song Title
ANKLEPANTS is dubstep-techno-breakcore-electro-IDM performed of a guy in a dracula costume and a mask that features a moving penis. There will also be some djs that night, but basically these performances will blow off your hair that night.
For the weekend the festival moves on to the main venue, the Suicide Circus which offers a midsize club floor with a very good sound system and a beautiful outside open air area. DASHA RUSH, who is known mostly for her dark techno music, will present a very special experimental live set this night to open the main floor for the night.
Dasha Rush | Unspoken
UNTOLD has proven himself as one of the most relevant dance music producers of the last years. He produces one milestone after the other, leaving all genre borders behind, creating epics that will last much, much longer than 99% of what is being put out nowadays.
PHON.O is a Berlin based producer who has been around for a while, but just recently picked up speed and became a substantial part of the 50 weapons family of the infamous Modeselektor guys. Enjoy his bass-heavy and melodic live set.
Bill Youngman | Trilogy
BILL YOUNGMAN has been around for almost 20 years with releases on legendary labels like Serotonin, Scandinavia and Tresor. He crossed many styles from melodic electro to really, really harsh techno, but recently he seems to have found his very own style.
The music he released on Killekill in the last two years show a very singular apporach to techno and electro. percussive, deep, melodic, toolish – all at the same time.
Fennesz | Black Sea
The saturday evening will be opened by a midnight concert by FENNESZ. He produces ambient music of an extraordinary quality by layering more and more drones and little sound details taken from field recordings to build up sound walls of unheard intensity. To hear this on a proper club sound system will be a unique experience.
DOPPLEREFFEKT – ancestors of electro, the purest of all – they have produced uncountable anthems in this genre. Their first release in years is scheduled for later this year, so they present a live show with new exclusive material.
Dopplereffekt | Rocket Scientist
Later in the night techno legend Adam X will deliver some dark and heavy techno under his alias TRAVERSABLE WORMHOLE.
For the last day of the festival Krake is making a big move. Straight from the Suicide Circus they take you to the beautiful open air space of Kiekebusch outside of Berlin. The bus transfer to Kiekebusch will be leaving around noon near Suicide Circus. Find further details on the website.
Traversable Wormhole | Spacetime Symmetries
There will await you a very special line up to party in the sun on this great spot in the middle of little woods next to a small lake with a beach of beautiful white sand.
In the case of bad weather there will be a tent that also offers a fantastic atmosphere, too, and can take up to 1000 people. So don’t worry about anything! Just come and enjoy the last day of the festival!
For all further information including the whole line-up, the addresses of the locations and the full timetable, visit the festival website: krake-festival.de
Monday, 05 August – Sunday, 11 August 2013
Various Locations | Berlin