LS.25: Berlin @ Berghain / Panorama Bar
On July 10th Leisure System will celebrate its 25th party at Berghain and Panorama Bar. Can you believe it’s already been seven years since the first party? Since that first bash Leisure System has hosted over 130 different acts, started a record label to further showcase our musical endeavors, and held parties in ten different countries.
With a residency at Fabric, a show on Rinse.FM, and a nearly unanimously-acclaimed debut album, there’s very little Daniel Avery can’t do. He’ll make his Berghain debut here with a set that should highlight his twisted tastes. Considered one of the most electric improvisers around, KiNK will bring his modular-based live set and hybrid house creations to Panorama Bar. Nathan Fake, the Border Community mainstay, will be playing his first live show in Berlin in nearly two years fresh off launching his Cambria Instruments imprint. Mysterious Chicagoans T.B. Arthur appear after a series of 12”s on Hard Wax and with a forthcoming release on their hometown Argot - expect the unexpected in what will be their world live debut.
After an instant-classic live set at Panorama Bar in 2014, Ceephax Acid Crew returns to LS with a set in Berghain where you can expect 140+ BPM machine madness. A founding member of the Livity Sound collective, Kowton's innovative approach to dance music mediates perfectly between functional and surprising. According to rumors, his name will soon be on a Leisure System release, too. Bay Area transplant Avalon Emerson will bring the hazy heatwave delirium upstairs, while techno titan Perc beats the cold metalwork into shape below.
It wouldn’t be a Leisure System party without its founders N>E>D and Barker, as well as label manager Gonsher.