Thu 01.06 19:00 // EXHIBITION OPENING, AFTER PARTY // ACUD GALLERY
OLYMPHIA: TERMINATION OF THE WORLD'S LAST HARBOUR (PARADISO PT. 3)
Olymphia presents “Termination of the world’s last harbour”, Paradiso Pt. 3
EXHIBITION OPENING: 19H
Artist duo EMDAL/RAHBEK (AKA Olymphia) explore narratives through physical dialogue, incorporating various measures including music, dance and live sculpting. Often working in a cross section between concert, theatre and performance, the duo challenges the idea of performance as a fixed time frame and often leaves a visual fingerprint that enables the narrative to continue its own life and dialogue with the site on which it takes place.
Paradiso is a series of performances and installations. This part will take place at ACUD gallery following a performance at State of Concept in Athens and an installation at Big Love in Tokyo.
Olymphia has also released music on Posh Isolation.
The exhibition opening will be followed by an afterparty featuring:
CROATIAN AMOR [posh isolation / LIVE]
VANITY PRODUCTIONS [posh isolation / LIVE]
YEN TOWERS [posh isolation / LIVE]
SARAH MILES [Berlin Community Radio]
ENTERTAINMENT [Total Black]
DO 1.6 // 19H
ACUD GALLERY // OPENING
OLYMPHIA: TERMINATION OF THE WORLD’S LAST HARBOUR (PARADISO PT. 3)
the artist duo of Loke Rahbek + Kristian Emdal explores narratives through physical dialogue, in a site specific installation work
22H // ACUD STUDIO // AFTER PARTY: CROATIAN AMOR // VANITY PRODUCTIONS // YEN TOWERS
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Sat 10.06 14:00 // FESTIVAL // ACUD CLUB
TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017 AT ACUD
Das Torstraßenfestival begeht das verflixte siebte Jahr – und das ACUD macht mit. Am Freitag wird die Eröffnung des Festivals im Club gefeiert. Am Samstag präsentiert die Redaktion von Das Wetter viermal Sprechgesang aus Berlin, Leipzig und Wien. Im Studio gibt es einen Label-Market.
14H DAS WETTER PRESENTS // ACUD CLUB
14H LABELMARKET // ACUD STUDIO
AISHA FRANZ // CITY SLANG // COLORAMA // DAS WETTER // ECHO BUECHER // GO-TAM TAMAR MOSHKOVITZ // KARAOKE KALK // MANSIONS AND MILLIONS // MARTIN HOSSBACH // MIASMAH // NOUS DISQUES // MOLLY DYSON // PAN // PORTALS EDITIONS // SPÄTI PALACE // SONIC PIECES // TRADE // UNKNOWN PRECEPT // UNKNOT
Berlin, anno 2017. Everyday life is characterized by an atmosphere of doom and gloom—rent prices continue to climb; indistinguishable neighborhood institutions are being replaced by temples of consumerism; the city’s famous/infamous nightlife is now, most of all, catered to tourists. You can choose to see the city’s condition this pessimistically, but you don’t have to. You can also do as the North Berliner (Weddinger, to be exact) Shacke One does and chill in a wading pool sipping on a Sterni, throw back wine from the box, and haunt subway tunnels all night long. Yup, that other Berlin—that raw, devious, anarchist, rule- and institution-skeptical paradise for male and female homies alike—still exists. Hardly anyone embodies today’s version of this Berlin better than Shacke One, who renounces a mandate for innovation in a contemporary hip hop and instead delivers verbal ammunition over vinyl-sampled funk and soul beats with a superior microphone presence. It’s known to some as battle rap.
Austria, and specifically Vienna, seems to be something like the chosen land for musicians of all persuasions. There’s no other explanation for the fact that such a large percentage of the most interesting pop artists working between the underground and the mainstream today come from the old heart of Europe. Maybe it’s the moldy neighborhood bars, coffee houses, and time-warped quality of this beautiful city that give young artists like Hunney Pimp just the kind of freedom needed by a young person who wants to start doing her own thing. In the case of Hunney Pimp, that means connecting stoner rap with singsang and 1A hooks. At this point there’s not a lot known about Hunney Pimp, but the artistic circles in which she moves already reveal quite a bit: she’s loosely associated with the Salzburg crew Hanuschplatzflow (HPF), which according to experts is the most influential underground rap collective of recent years. Among the members of this band of free hip hop spirits are Young Krillin, Crack Ignaz, and a certain Yung Hurn. Hunney Pimp is supported by HPF, but she does her own thing—she is, after all, a free spirit—and her June show at Torstraßen Festival is her first appearance in Berlin.
The artist’s full name is Amadeus Magnus Ephraima Täubling. He’s professor of applied misanthropy and artistically active as “Der Täubling.” His music is associated with the genre “Major-League Dissing” but might also be classified as battle rap. Der Täubling was long one of the best-kept secrets of the local hip hop scene, and partly because he himself didn’t seem to give a damn about playing the game. In the meantime, though, Der Täubling seems to have overcome his shyness and has a new album out. It’s called Der Täubling and is just what the doctor ordered for fans of old-school rap, which first elevated the heavyweight dissing of a fictional opponent to the status of “the one true art form.” What the gods of those days make of Der Täubling is thus far TBD, but one thing is for sure: this is an artist worth hearing. Just one warning: this guy often irritates before he amazes.
The young Austrian Mavi Phoenix, who grew up in Linz and now lives in Vienna, had only written a handful of songs before she started to attract the attention of journalists and the music industry. Before the blogs (among them many renowned international ones) were overcome with enthusiasm, there was an essential cosign through one of today’s most reliable German-speaking bands—specifically, Maurice Ernst of Vienna’s Bilderbuch heard one of Maxi Phoenix’s first songs and called her up directly. Since then, a lot has happened for this young woman in her early twenties. Her sound world uses English texts and a mixture of contemporary RnB and playful hip hop to draft a sonic approach catchy enough to produce instant ear worms but also elegant enough to persuade listeners to stay. And best of all: though her recent EP Young Prophet already sounded sophisticated beyond its years, Mavi is only just starting out!
TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017
… is happening June 8-11 at various venues around Berlin Mitte. W/ Carla dal Forno // Devon Welsh // FFX // Flamingods // Half Girl // Handjerks // infinite bisous // JFDR // Kala Brisella // Magic Island + The Angels // Mary Ocher // Molly Burch // Nahawa DOUMBIA // Oum Shatt // Pan Daijing // Perera Elsewhere // Priests // Sam Vance-Law // Sorry Gilberto // Stella Chiweshe // Steven Warwick // The Courtneys // TOPS // more TBA.
Complete Lineup info + tickets available now at http://www.torstrassenfestival.de/
SA 10.6 // 14H
ACUD CLUB+STUDIO // FESTIVAL
TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017:
CLUB: SHACKE ONE // HUNNEY PIMP // DER TÄUBLING // MAVI PHOENIX
STUDIO: LABEL MARKET
the 7 year itch
FB Wetter – FB Labelmarket
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Sat 10.06 23:59 // AFTER PARTY // ACUD CLUB
TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017: THE PARTY
Torstraßen Festival 2017 after party, taking over 2 floors of ACUD. Berlin’s much-hyped Bass Gang returns to the festival taking over the second floor from midnight till dawn. Downstairs will host DJ sets by Nene H. and Brat Star, as well as a live set by Aïsha Devi protégé Gil Schneider aka GIL
In combination with a festival wristband the party costs 5€ without a festival ticket 10€.
24H HENE H. [NENE HATUN]
2H GIL [live]
3H BRAT STAR
24-6H BASS GANG
Through her latest project Nene Hatun the classically trained pianist Beste Aydin ventures into a full transformation. Her sound is best to be described as mysterious, dark, transcendental – a breathtaking back-and-forth between many diverse coordinates such as Drone, Orient, Industrial, Psychedelic, Dark Wave, Noise und Techno. Her music is unlike much of what dominates the scene today: it is simultaneously contemplative and liberating. It’s hard not to get wrapped up by the hypnotic, challenging ambition of her sound. She forces you to confront your own expectations or ideas of what ‘club’ music should be.”
… is Co-founder of the SMH collective, whose open format nights rebel against all things conventional, music genres and gender roles recently relocated to Berlin from Montréal. With her DJ sets Brat Star floats from Dancehall to Minimal Wave, Hip Hop, Italo Disco, Pop and Techno, in no particular order, a seamless sound, just right for a Saturday night!
Released on Aisha Devi’s label Danse Noire Swiss-born Gil Schneider aka GIL’s first EP Orchids&Wasp lives up to its title: A mysterious beauty meets a dangerous kind of buzzing and droning – GIL crafts experimental club music, hypnotic, gloomy, influenced and shaped by trance-like rhythms of African and South-American communities. A real discovery!
With a party called Nachbarschaftsbass (neighbourhood bass) the history of Bass Gang started in 2012. Since then the DJ collective consisting of Berlin-based artists Tuan:Anh, Minoto, Gofi, J.Cloud und Ostblokkk fills a real gap in our city’s nightlife with a spectacular bond of Hip Hop, R&B, UK Funky, Garage, Grime, Kuduro, Zouk and Ghetto House. Bass Gang provides much more than just a queue of DJ set filling the room with a unique spirit of sound and community. No wonder they’re the crew that everybody’s talking about right now!
FR 9.6 // 24H // 5-10€
ACUD CLUB // AFTERPARTY
TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017: THE PARTY
HENE H. // GIL // BRAT STAR // BASS GANG
tsf’ 17 taking over 2 floors
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