An all-German artists playlist to bring that berlin club vibe you are all craving during quarantine, back into your life.
“Music can change the world“, once said a young musician going by the name of Ludwig Van Beethoven. Centuries later, the emergence of the underground movement and, techno music disrupted the musical landscape. Now, the need to incorporate sustainability, at the core of the rave culture, is rising.
Before people started to consider Berghain as the “Sunday church.”
Techno music originated from Detroit in 1980, influenced by the house music records from Chicago, and became popular in Europe. It shifted to an inherent part of the rave culture in the ’90s, especially following the fall of the Berlin wall. The pioneers of techno music are Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, and Juan Atkins. Techno has substantial social implications; as it was not only music to dance to, it was the creation of individuals who were harm by the same tool that they used: technology.
At the same time, that techno was invented, technology was taking away jobs from the working class, in Detroit. This music enabled the emergence of the “underground” movement while disclosing the diversity of Afro-American people, who could freely express themselves. Techno music facilitated the rise of a new party scene that accepts and embraces individual differences. Even if the rave culture and techno music are part of our daily rocking lives, the need to integrate sustainability at the core of the party scene is primordial. For example, a club in Berlin consumes as much electricity in one weekend, as an entire household for a year. Also, during summertime, the catastrophic scenarios of festival-goers leaving forests sites like landfills is criticized. So, you may wonder, how can you dance and sweat, but not at the expense of the planet?
Read more: “How is Berlin nightlife, preparing for the green transition?“.
Eager to learn more? Watch this short video about the history of techno, made by the Red Bull Music Academy.
The Thursday night fever with Plan A
Since the lockdown, we ask ourselves: How the party scene of tomorrow will look like? Will you have to wear a VR set to recreate the Club Quarantine in your living room? Will artists be represented through holographic images? As we do not possess a crystal ball to read the future, our incredible CTO Eva Schilken, curated especially for your this playlist; uniquely composed of German producers, from Moderat to Recondite.
Embrace low-techno beats with the Berlin producer and prodigy David August, that always creates unique music lives. Then, you can “stole the night” playing pool with Oliver Koletzki, while figuring out that what is done, cannot be “undone” with the duo of producers Verboten Berlin. After, enter “the mesmerizing circle” of Kellerkind, and admire the “splendour” of Pantha du Prince‘s track. By the time, you have finished this playlist it will be the rise of a “new morning” with the famous Monolink and Acid Pauli.