LS.19: Berlin @ Berghain / Panorama Bar


Line-up /

Berghain - Leisure System.19
Clark (live)
Jon Hopkins (live)

Panoramabar - Leisure System.19
Jimmy Edgar 
Hubie Davison (Wack Nicholson)

Three Olympic games, the rise of Wikileaks, Curiosity landing on Mars, the first iPad, dodging the Mayan apocalypse: quite a bit has happened since we launched LEISURE SYSTEM back in 2008. From its home at Berghain, the rave spread to Moscow, London, Paris, Vienna and Barcelona, taking with it a spirit of musical mischief grown through London-via-Berlin roots. Leisure System returns to Berlin on August 16 for an enormous 5th anniversary bash, a selection of our all-time favorites alongside fresh faces guaranteed to make your asses bounce.

The lineup includes Warp mainstay CLARK, debuting a new set of fire-and-brimstone electro and tasteful abrasion. Joining him is ›Eno of the 2000s‹ JON HOPKINS, whose stunningly beautiful new album Immunity should take on extraterrestrial depth and propulsion on the Funktion-One system. JIMMY EDGAR takes a break from touring with Machinedrum as JETS to play a solo set of his rollicking sex-funk, while newest Leisure System Records signee HUBIE DAVISON will showcase his lush, interplanetary house ahead of the release of his debut EP later this year. Numbers boss JACKMASTER will dj his blend of low-key R&B rerubs and massive crowd-pleasers, New York City duo BLONDES will be spreading an aural sunshine that’s perfect for picnics and Panorama Bar alike, and LETHERETTE provide the unrestrained exuberance they’ve become known for after releases on Ninja Tune and Ho Tep. Rounding up the lineup are IKONIKA, whose stunning dj set at her last Leisure System appearance is still burned into our minds, and Panorama Bar resident ND_BAUMECKER, whose all-vinyl sets can be contemplative and incendiary in equal measure.

It wouldn’t be a 5th anniversary without our Leisure System residents. BARKER, N>E>D, Discipline, and PUZZLE will all be DJing with the singular sounds that have made them Leisure System favorites over the years, honed by years of experience moving dance floors and melting minds.
Dance, smile, sweat, and venture into sonic realms unknown as we celebrate five years of Leisure System.

Sam Barker