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Society Suckers: Maniac Music

Though his opera-singer mom despises bass and his orchestra-conductor stepfather thinks his frenetic rhythms are too African-influenced, Christian Gierden's parents still give him tips on how to improve his tracks. "All the things that go tsk tskk blblblebleb are just cheap percussion noises to them," says Gierden, who is close, personal friends with onomatopoeia. "They'd rather I elaborate on the melodies more."


Berlin's Melt! Festival

A disused steel-mining facility nearly two hours east of Berlin hosted Intro’s genre-shattering Melt! Read more » 

American Expatriots in Berlin

Generations of North American eyes have viewed Berlin as a paradise. The romance was there in the Roaring Twenties, amidst the clatter of glasses, laughter, and brassy horns of the city's speakeasies and cabarets. During harder times, Berlin's West became an Eden worth risking one's life to escape to.


Steve Bug: Bleeps That Burrow

You know when you've got roaches in your apartment and you just can't get rid of them? Read more » 

Dixon: House Cleaning

Steffen Berkhahn, known to the world simply as Dixon, is feeling good. His Innervisions label is only a year old and its second release, Âme’s Rej EP, is already an international hit; after selling thousands worldwide, it was just licensed by Defected for re-release this fall with new remixes.


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