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It's time to get pretty/ugly!
For the next session, we are teaming up with our friends from Berlin party crew PRETTY/UGLY - coz the more friends, the better the party!
100% LOVE - BODY POSITIVITY - WELLNESS CORNER - DARKROOM - SMOKING LOUNGE
As always: We can’t promise to fix all your problems but we can promise that you won’t have to face them alone.
THERAPISTS OF THE NIGHT:
♡ Alison Swing
☆ The Swift (PEAK & SWIFT)
☉ Samuel Gieben
▷ Carlo & Selma
♢ Frederik Tollund
☾ Hosting by P R O X Y & Leleleyla
Artwork by Esben Holk
Safer Space Ambassadors: Club Mafia
PRETTY/UGLY is a raucous bi-monthly party on 3 floors of infamous Berlin brothel-turned-club Salon - Zur wilden Renate. Under the philosophy “Let’s be stupid forever!”, the PRETTY/UGLY crew are known for their bizarre promotional material and video installations, which in recent editions have focused, inexplicably, on such themes as Scooby Doo, Jamie Oliver and renaissance painting, in combination with top shelf music programming, bringing residents The Swift, Samuel Gieben and Budino together with local talent, rising stars and very special guests from all corners of the electronic music scene.
Alison Swing (Dig Deeper LA / Salon - Zur wilden Renate)
Alison Swing is an LA bred and Berlin based DJ, promoter, and self-described vinyl junkie whose love of records is only outweighed by the thrill of playing them to sweaty crowds. With her curator-in-crime, Masha, she is a co-founder and resident DJ of the LA warehouse party series Dig Deeper. After a recent relocation to Berlin in 2017 things have not shown any signs of slowing down with an impressive international tour schedule and a monthly DJ residency at Berlin’s institution Wilde Renate.
Samuel Gieben (PRETTY/UGLY)
Samuel Gieben started DJing jungle at 16 and throwing club nights in Edinburgh despite still being underage at the time. These days Samuel is better known in his adopted hometown of Berlin as a in-demand DJ and booker/resident behind Pretty/Ugly at Salon - Zur wilden Renate, along with Renate architect The Swift. Since relocating to Berlin in 2009, he has found himself behind the decks at most of its major clubs and parties, as well as further afield with regular gigs in Copenhagen, and last year at the legendary Robert Johnson. With a wide-open approach to music and DJing, Samuel is a unpredictable and versatile DJ who likes to keep the dance floor guessing and ready to go in unexpected directions.
The Swift (PRETTY/UGLY)
The Swift started DJing around 1999. After playing various kinds of music he finally found his way to electronic dance music. As a young DJ though, he used to celebrate music either in the ravy woods or fields or beach clubs, then moved to Berlin to discover more of the club culture. In Berlin, The Swift discovered a fantastic club scene and a few homeworks later, he was playing international gigs in famous clubs such as Watergate, Arma 17, Pratersauna, Lo*kee or Dunkel. He has a residency at Berlins Salon – Zur wilden Renate since the clubs opening in 2007. The Swift is a dj in it’s purest form and is most known of his long sets in the early hours. Never having missed any major development or pivotal release in quality dance music, The Swift can flex his DJ-muscles in so many different ways and sensibly guide the crowd through a tasteful and kicking mixture of all things that matter. He is also the other half of PEAK & SWIFT
Group Therapy • residents:
Frederik Tollund – www.soundcloud.com/frederiktollund
Carlo & Selma - www.soundcloud.com/carloselma
ABOUT GROUP THERAPY
Group Therapy is a series of bimonthly therapeutic dancing sessions in Copenhagen. We strive to make space for diversity in and around the DJ booth. In collaboration with Ved Siden Af, we work actively to create a safer space based on community and mutual respect. We invite everyone to come bend and play with the norms!
- No pictures or videos of any kind inside the club. People should not have to worry about being documented. Stickers for smartphones will be given in the door.
- No discrimination, racism, sexism, hatred, misogyny, misandry, homophobia, transphobia, queerphobia and xenophobia. If you experience something please report in to any of the club’s staff or find a Club Mafia safer space ambassador.
- No phones on the dancefloors.
- No leering, you may look, but don't stare. If you experience unwanted attention, please don't hesitate to contact Club Mafia, security or the staff.
We welcome all sexualities, ethnicities and genders.
All we ask is that you respect your fellow dancers and enjoy RIGHT NOW.
Entrance fee: 100 kr
Wardrobe: 20 kr
Minimum age: 21
The club is not wheelchair accessible.
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