20.Apr.2012 LS.15: Berlin @ Berghain
The next installment of our flagship Berghain event brings home some of the sharpest electro flavours in the universe today, legends and future pioneers rubbing shoulders, Leisure System style.
Since his Variations EP in 2010 on Turbo, the name on everybody’s lips is Gesaffelstein. Taking some production tips from his Parisian contemporaries and running off into the darkness like a madman, the result is a pure distillation of evil, reckless brutality carried out with calm surgical precision. Using just the raw elements of bass, snare, hi hat and synth, Gesaffelstein works his own technique of electro-alchemy to create something far heavier than the sum of its parts. Not the soundtrack to Armageddon, rather the dark future that follows. Yes, we are excited.
After many years, a dream is about to be realized – bringing an ultra-rare live performance of Arpanet to Berlin for the first time ever! Heinreich Müller (the mind behind Drexciya and Dopplereffekt) has been consistently pushing forward the boundaries of electro since the early 90′s under many mysterious aliases, releasing on Rephlex, Underground Resistance, Tresor and other luminary labels. As with the Dopplereffekt performance at our 2nd Birthday, we have little idea what to expect, but one thing is certain – it will be unlike anything seen or heard before.
Aside from all that, there’s another reason we’re celebrating. April 9th see’s the release of LSR003, a personal, IDM-infused bass-heavy trip into the inner workings of our resident Barker (aka Voltek, Barker & Baumecker). Armed with a drum machine and a bag of unreleased bangers, Sam will be finishing off the night with one of his now infamous and genre-crossing closing sets.
Tying everything together in style, we’re bringing back one of our favourite DJ’s and part-time Leisure resident Rob Hall (Skam, Gescom), and the original Warp DJ N>E>D will be kicking off the night with his Berlin-via-Brighton electronic agenda.
In the meantime, why not show some love on the event page here.