Dat Politics (sub rosa | chicks on speed) (live)
5XL (magic power) (live)
Huron (crazy-language) (live)
Subkutan (Institut fuer Zukunft) - dj
Axiom (CL) (crazy language) - dj
We open our festival with a line up that is as wild and eclectic as the festival itself.
DAT POLITICS is by far one of the most interesting electric bands on the planet. They have given proof of this with their uncountable albums as well as with the remix for David Lynch lately. Most of all they are known for their hot-wired and partly chaotic live shows, which explain the cult-like enthusiasm that surrounds the french combo. 5XL is a collaboration of 5 young musicians, who are all involved in other successful musical projects and use this alias for live jams of unheard raw energy on meters of hardware machines. Expect some techno/electro madness coming from these young folks! HURON's music is deeply rooted in classic Electronica and IDM. Gllitches, beautiful soundscapes, a strong melancholy feel and a subliminal dark touch are typical for his music. SUBKUTAN, one of the residents of Leipzig's new techno institution Institut für Zukunft, and Crazy Language-boss AXIOM round the evening off with their dj sets.
Also we will open the art exhibition tonight, which will be open all week long.
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Summer 2015. The Kraken will rise again, bringing up a full week of great electronic music straight from the depths of the Berlin and international underground, leaving behind all small minds and fraidy cats.
KRAKE is an annual Berlin based festival for challenging electronic music brought to you by Killekill. KRAKE means octopus and the festival is organised in a comparable way: reaching out to selected locations during one week presenting the best in electronic music, whatever style it is. The festival is not huge, not expensive, does not have big sponsoring deals or four different colour area passes. It’s just a good and so far successful try to bring back the focus on artists who dare to step off the beaten tracks. A festival for music lovers.
But what’s new this year?
The over-all set up will be the same as last year: A week starting with an arty night on Monday, the classic Wednesday night at Berghain Kantine, a bomb night of modern techno on Friday at Suicide Circus, and the peak of the festival on the last day, where we combine the areal of Urban Spree with that of Suicide Circus to offer a massive festival place right in the center of the city to wander around between six floors full with music and arts.
Musicwise we have forged ahead into unknown depths again and compiled what we consider cutting edge: Untold, Cassegrain & Tin Man, Eomac, Mondkopf are names which should give you an idea of what we are talking about here… Putting together an inspiring line up is not enough for us though, and so we have stretched out our tentacles even further and pulled together all sorts of micro scenes to let them fertilize each other and make this week an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. May it be like-minded Berlin networks such as the Sameheads or Robot Army which both will run floors on the final mayhem on Saturday, or the vivid body art and performance scene which we present on the Wednesday night at Berghain Kantine. Highlight in this concern will definitely be the label boutique on Tuesday, where we have selected the finest labels of the Berlin underground to present themselves, sell their stuff and discuss big questions of modern times.
To round the whole thing off, we have set up an exhibition of music-related and interdisciplinary art featuring Robert Henke’s laser installation “Destructive Observation Field” and Sonic Robots’ “MR-808 Interactive”, a robotic 808 the size of your wardrobe, which will be accessible at Urban Spree all week.
We emphasize our claim to be more than just another music festival.
Come on down with us!
Yours, the Killekill and Krake Team