The edition 2016 of the KRAKE Festival open at Urban Spree, an amazing venue which combines industrial aesthetics with a sweet, personal DIY flair. Among others, during the whole weekend will take over the scenario Alec Empire, Max Durante, Kyoka, Dez Williams, Fallbeil, Codex Empire, Syl Kougaï and much more.
Besides having a world debut show by Transforma & Anno Stamm (alias Anstam) it’s exceptionally exciting the allure of the UK based X-Ray Audio Project with their presentation of their research about the first ever existing bootleg culture, which developed in Russia in the 1940s, where music was illegally copied on used x-rays stolen from hospitals. Apart from their presentation some rare pieces will be exhibited and a cut on an x-ray will be produced live.
The weekend we will kick off on the two floors of Suicide Circus with a strong focus on the interface of techno and electro with punk.
For Saturday and Sunday will be used a new venue: Grießmühle in Neukölln, one of the most underground places of the Berlin scene today, rough, loud and dirty – but with the appeal of a place run by people with passion. During daytime you will be able to browse through records of selected electronic music labels, at night you will find the label’s artists playing on one of the many floors there..
Kyoka works as a musician/composer in berlin and tokyo and is known for her chaotic and direct musical approach and a heavy-rough sound, resulting in a broken pop-beat with experimental yet danceable rhythms.
As one of the hinges of the 90’s rave generation, his sound and his presence have been fundamental for the early Italian Techno scene. Max Durante has been a regular on the best Italian Raves and played at the best European clubs and festivals of it’s time since 1991.
Additionally to the musical programming there will be other special offerings such as a DIY workshop for building your own synthesizer, a screening of “I dream of wires”, the legendary documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer, performances and more.
This event is presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.
Wednesday-Sunday, 27-31th July 2016
Grießmühle | Sonnenallee 221 | 12059 Berlin-Neukölln
Urban Spree, Suicide Circus | Revaler Str. 99 | 10245 Berlin–Friedrichshain