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We are proud, eager and excited: these are the acts of MS DOCKVILLE from 18-20 August 2023. Stay tuned - There are a few more acts coming up.
Next year you can expect exciting artists, bands and DJs who will provide fire, good vibes and a wonderful festival for music and art.
Talk about longing: GIRL in red doesn’t only sing about this feeling as gently, beautifully and creatively as no one else; last year, MS DOCKVILLE was longing for her. How wonderful that she will be there in 2023: with her unique indie-guitars and distinctive songwriting; with lofi aesthetics, honest lyrics and LBGTQIA+-vibes. Acoustics we long for and get lost in.
The meteoric rise has just begun for GIANT ROOKS: the air up there in pop heaven tastes sweet, of lightness and joy of playing. And that's how they sound, in their EPS as well as in their latest songs; indie full of groove and grins. Exuberant, choral, lingering in the ear and going to the feet - we look up and enjoy this Giant Rooks endorphin high.
DANGER DAN has breathed 2020s-zeitgeist into the singer-songwriter tradition. With polarizing-political lyrics; piano and unpainful love songs. Everything he does is covered by artistic freedom - and in the summer we can (finally!) celebrate his songs on the big stage.
How does a new perspective sound, how do you narrate honesty? ARLO PARKS constantly searches for ways, sounds and ideas to do so. Authentic lyrics about mental health, relationships and the feeling of being an outsider (which she knows well). She’s not just one of the most interesting voices of her generation with a whole lotta hype, she’s first and foremost a musician and songwriter with an unending supply of ideas. Dry and danceable snares meet catchy drumbeats, her alternative/indie/pop is packed with innuendos, excursions and atmospheric synthies.
Melancholy, intended as a musical mariana trench: from the first notes on SCHMYT tears into emotional depths - poppy melodies over dark hiphop beats, wandering between peace of mind and heartbreak. Maybe the universe regulates, yes; but the ideal soundtrack is provided by SCHMYT himself, music for new beginnings, pinstripes and stardust.
Singer-songwriter and electro producer. It may sound contradictory for a moment, but that's what makes MONOLINK so unique: he is both at the same time. With playful ease he combines the narrative sound art of a song with the thrust of electronic rhythms. Guitar chords mix with synthetic pads, hypnotic bass massage meets emotive vocal parts, passionate physicality meets great mental cinema.
There are feelings that you only feel at night, alone and full of thoughts - 070 SHAKE creates her songs from these. The rapper from New Jersey moves in the shadows and border areas, with sharply formulated lyrics and emotional vocals. It sounds deep, but above all deeply felt - RnB vibes, emo rap full of autotune and genre-spanning sound constructions.
She got the accolades from a queen; she got a hit-song with missy elliot: Noga Erez is worth it, let her work it. Her music is conceived per body, a dynamic exploration of the energy of rap, melodies and hip-hop; experimental tracks sit alongside offbeat R&B and electropop. No wonder she is considered the most exciting songwriter in Israel - bow down, let's get loud!
Ciao Pronto! Probably the most successful Italo-Schlager group in Germany (and probably also in Italy) does the honors - or as ROY BIANCO & DIE ABBRUNZATI BOYS say: "Let's look forward once again to fireworks of the promises of La Dolce Vita, to great feelings and an atmospheric live experience, bound as a colorful musical bouquet. Roses will be distributed at the end, in 2023 also. Buon divertimento, a dopo and ci vediamo in the Schlagerstrudel".
You’ve always known: one day, the french lessons willl pay off. That time is now: L’IMPERATRICE, probably the most exciting funk-groove-glitter-sextett in all of france (at least) will say bonjour at the MS DOCKVILLE 2023. But don’t worry: their infectious bass lines, luring melodies and vintage synths work well without language barriers – alors, on dance!
Do we still have to debate his status? At the latest since "Mann beisst Hund", biographical epic and highlight album 2022, OG KEEMO has arrived at the top. A rapper has to do what a rapper has to do: Keemo Sabe tears up stages with street lyrics, hard beats and a fresh aesthetic between drill nihilism and sample soul.
What she says about herself and her music: "Somewhere between tristesse and euphoria, between being in love and staying alone". What we hear is one of the most exciting voices that has emerged in the borderland between pop, hip-hop, electro beats and German poetry. Softly sung, attentively observed, deeply felt.
KERALA DUST; raised in London and socialized by nightclubs as well as oldschool record collections. An unparalleled blend of psychedelic rock, blues and techno - a sleepless night infused with riffs and hypnotic vocals. Their live performances are a constant conversation about the sounds from the studio: pieces and sounds are reinterpreted, looped, disassembled and reassembled. They describe it as “Stranger soundtracks for movies never made”.
SYMBA SUPERMAN, the (album) name says it all: he buried Clark Kent long ago - just like about half of Rap Germany. The beats sound like trap, the flow sounds like skills; on easy just pick up all the hype and still deliver super relaxed. At the latest since "Angels sippen" SYMBA has his superhero status - at MS DOCKVILLE he shows his latest tricks.
The solution, in case your playlists and festival plans could use some feel good-management: KYTES. Their infectiously vibrant indie-disco bop full of breezy melodies and playfulness is an entertainment in itself, but their concerts garnish it with energy and ease. Come and dance!
EDO SAYA - the name speaks for itself. The sound creeps up on you: digital beats with lofi samples and clattering drums, trained on Emo and US-Rap and shifted/cranky in itself. Not that there's no groove: the Berlin rapper delivers confidently as well as zeitgeisty, the hype proves him right. It's time for something new, time for Edo Saiya.
It rasps, rustles, a steely voice in the midst of warm synths. Hard sounds, soft core aka ENNIO: The freest man in the world, it’s only his distinctive vocals and unmistakable sounds that still keep him between us - and so he fills the gap between rock'n'roll and indie with infinite soul, hovering over instruments and sounds. We still have time – a cigarette long!
Children of the Coast are not a cult, but they come with followers: LUGATTI & 9INE - with hard beats, dry delivery and lots of doom & gloom vibes - have built a loyal, sworn fanbase. Fast verses, uncompromising hooks, plus Traya's straight-ahead productions: they sound like no one else.
In the unlikely case that you haven't came across Sebastian Hotz aka EL HOTZO in your Twitter timelines and Insta-stories: you've missed out (a lot of wit, criticism and good thoughts). Fortunately, you can catch up properly at the MS DOCKVILLE and the reading of MINDSET, his first novel: "A novel about men who have no time and no desire to despair of their ordinariness, and a society that somehow has to cope with their evasions. As if there weren't enough problems already."
Olivia Dean if you know what i mean: one of the most exciting newcomers in the UK. In the unfortunate event that doesn't mean anything to you: just listen in and fall in love with soulful, large-scale songs with expansive vocals, pianos and truckloads of groove. And those lyrics: smartly told, beautifully observed, turned into verses, choruses and endorphins. Oh Olivia; or as she would say: ok love you bye.
For all blondinators and those who want to become one: BLOND is playful and sparkling indie pop with lyrics about life with a period, highway cutters or incorrigible mansplainers. Quite normal stories from everyday life decorated with glitter and tulle.
A MAECKES guitar concert is always something very special. Incredibly funny, frighteningly serious and in the right moments also a bit sad. It's close, private, quiet, honest, staged, magical, silly and intelligent. No two guitar concerts are the same. And who knows - maybe there'll be a little trip to the party church anyway. After all, it's (festival) summer.
Orchestral, stormy and unpredictable. The way BLACK SEA DAHU and their songs straddle the lines of various genres is gentle and painterly in its expression, a touch of Basquiat. It's all about empathy and acceptance, dancing through extremes, telling of love and relationships - basically a passionate, acoustic and open love letter to music.
This is not just a hybrid of house and rap. This is symbiotic, a new way of doing things – VIKO63 & PENGLORD send out a bastard child of 90s, break- and slow house-beats; speakers blaring. It’s loud, full of energie and playful – made for warmup-sessions, party nights and afterhours. Mucho gusto!
CASSIA finds escapism in bright, blissful melodies, but beneath the surface is a deep well of introspection. Together, Rob (lead vocals/guitar), Lou (bass) and Jake (drums) create cathartic songs that take full control of their emotions. “We know each other best through writing music,” Lou says. “It’s all there in the lyrics.” They got feel-good rhythms, spacious piano ballads as well as crisp, synth-driven anthems. Just like they say: it’s all there!
Just as if Hildegard Knef and Bertolt Brecht had attended a concert by the Dresden Dolls, then visited an exhibition by Salvador Dali, and then holed up in the studio with some absinthe, BUNTSPECHT mix chamber pop, cabaret punk, and Austrian klezmer into an enraptured sound experience with lyrics that also defy all common understandings and unambiguities.
PATRICK MASON is art and artist: DJ, performer, model, dancer, graphic artist and fashion designer (of all we know). Living out his limitless creativity seems to be both, maxim and motivation. We're not surprised he took the Berlin techno scene by storm with his hybrid live show, with Detroit techno and New York house behind him. But not only Berlin, but all of Europe has been enchanted by PATRICK MASON as a solo artist and total work of art.
DRÉYA MAC, it sounds so effortless: neither switching between genres (soul, trap, rap, RnB, beat music) nor between singing and rapping or between dance videos and tiktok overwhelms her. No, she delivers groovy, big songs that dominate For You pages and get big crowds dancing. If you want to see her before she's a world star (mark our words), you'll have the chance at MS DOCKVILLE 2023.
Baby Queen reigns supreme: The 23-year-old South Africa-born, London-based artist arrived in the pop sphere barely a year ago, but has already carved her name deep into its fabric with her crooked sceptre. She is, whether you’re ready or not, the genre’s new anti-hero. A Baby Queen love song isn’t the sappy, same-old ballad you’re used to: they’re injected with equal doses of despondency and euphoria – each one like a crackled, 35mm movie playing on loop in your head. Same goes all her songs: it’s innovation and emotion, transformed into sounds. Baby Qeen reigns supreme.
The aquarium is getting too small for SHARKTANK. The trio mixes hip-hop with indie, curiosity with danceable beats, creating a style all their own - somehow cheeky and scratchy; unheard and outrageously infectious to listen to. With just one album, they've anchored themselves as the next big thing; next stop: the ocean.
New New German Wave or what? DILLA gets going - English and German lyrics, in whose themes Gen Z can be found; an unheard sound picture that invites you to dance. She delivers lyrics as well as vocals and also produces herself: a thick kick and a pushing bass are her specialty. Sure, she can do many genres (pop, hiphop, funk and techno at least), but she prefers to do it her way and gives German New Wave a new face: hers.
Zimmer90 or how many ideas can be packed into one indie song? Full of synth, bass and catchy drums; atmospheric, groovy, soft and honest; with hidden riffs and enrapturing vocals. Oh, there is a lot to discover in their tracks and shows: because the three guys want to invite everyone - Zimmer90, a free space for all.
2023 Storytelling: this year BRKN delivers again - in his incomparable version of hip-hop and confessional, infused with soul and sadness in Merida. In 2021, his album "Drama" told of a breakup and twentysomething life with honesty and skill; now he sounds even more diverse, mature and exciting. It's going to be a good year!
BUNT. makes music, but actually only to add splashes of colour. Because the world is more beautiful when it's colourful - in doing so, he was initially inspired by acts like Swedish House Mafia and Avicii and focused primarily on melodies. Since then, he has gone his own way with influences ranging from Buena Vista Social Club to Bicep. You know his songs from your playlists and For You pages; an incomparable sound that has now been streamed over 250 million times.
British club culture curator and house & techno producer MELLA DEE is at MS DOCKVILLE to blaze a brand new electronic trail.
Mind Enterprises; an aesthetic universe and the musical dreamworld of Turin raised producer Andrea Tirone. He draws from the fizzy, synth-powered Italo that defined the era; groovy, disco-adjacent basslines, hypnotic drum patterns and cosmic keyboard odysseys that traverse continents.
Warm, dreamy, effortless and playful: ANAÏS voice combines this vibe with a deep longing for life. Songs for endless road trips at night, loud through the speakers of a car and full of melancholy. Her authentic lyrics tell from a life that takes contours; with topics that young people deal with - self-acceptance, mental health, relationship.
Using the structures of music as mediums in her multi-‐media universe, JULIANA HUXTABLE is a DJ and musician singular in her approach. Where her visual art and poetry navigate the complexification of desire in a life increasingly mediated by technology, her music utilizes the sounds of technology itself to construct parallel realities to be inhabited and embodied in rhythm and harmonic tableaux.
Behind the driving beats, synth effects and spherical vibes, you can still hear the piano from which most TWO LANES compositions originate. Two brothers, one addicted to piano, the other to electronic music - resulting in a most carefully curated sound between neoclassical, ambient and melodic techno.
According to her Insta-Bio, PARSHAD is "one of those that entertains". That's a pretty low bar, given her own shows, TikTok fame and a lot of hype. She is at least what the German comedy scene has been missing: young, migrant, woman - and at the same time so irreverently funny and relentlessly honest that you laugh, marvel and think about it again (honestly, you laugh the most).
PORIJ, a collective exuding youthful positivity with impossibly expansive and high-energy songwriting. They write, record and produce their modern alternative dance, rave pop sounds in their house - each member recording parts in their separate studios/bedrooms and then merging it all together to form their distinctive sound.
LEVIN LIAM - Hamburg creative and multi-talented artist who establishes an extraordinary mix of hip-hop, RnB and soul. There is no mistaking his song and lyric structures: collage-like, full of indie aesthetics and honest compass. The soundscape focuses on warm, acoustic sounds; an alternative to fleeting songs and dudelike playlists. Instead, he creates a harmonious, organic whole between pop and rap. It's so simple: listen, sing along, enjoy.
Diverse, restless and technoid: MCR-T's sets sound like the best club nights of his hometown Berlin. Full of energy, unadorned and unruly; the bass marches ahead and the artist also known as MCNZI & Kolegajj leads the crowd along.
Lime Garden are a four-piece band jumping over genre boundaries to create a sound that is uplifting yet somehow laid-back. They achieve this neat trick by harnessing catchy melodies and earworm hooks into an almost nonchalant net of lo-fi sounds, which is then sprinkled with a dry-wit to bring their world to life. It's a world of late-night conversations and observations that strike a chord.
Highway, dancefloor, solitary beach - Takeshi's Cashew soundtrack every scenario; wildly combined and arranged with flair. The six musicians test melodic and rhythmic boundaries with lovely melodies, funny flutes, various percussion and selected old-fashioned synthesizers with a constant breeze of echo that catapult the listeners back into the ideal hippie world, only to bring them back down to earth shortly afterwards. Is this still psych-funk or already acoustic anarchy?
90s rave, Austropop and UK garage. Listen to YUKNO and dance the contradiction dance. Melancholic, partly gloomy lyrics merge into a sound that does not want to be to blame if no one sweats. Siblings Georg and Niko formed YUKNO in 2015 and have been balancing along the self-made ridge ever since - melancholy on the left, euphoria on the right and straight towards the dancing audience, who love to weave the refreshingly different lyrics into their choreography.
Somehow he can do it all. Playing the piano, drums, guitar; writing poetry, briefly being an actor, trying everything once. You can hear that in his music: DOMINIK HARTZ flirts with hip hop, but feels just as comfortable in indie pop. Somewhere in between, he has found his very own voice and his very own style. It is sometimes casual, sometimes light, sometimes self-reflectively ironic and often very profound.
NEUNUNDNEUNZIG probably fall into the "phenomenon" category. Without a real public presence, the group from Austria 2022 has evolved from a well-guarded underground tip to an up-and-coming indie act: with noisy Super 8 music videos, shadowy outlines and delicate voices over washed-out synth productions. Thus they curate hopelessly romantic fragments of heartbreak and excess in an unforgiving world; unite autotune with coldwave and trance - an analog nostalgia with thoroughly digitalized modernism.
With NARCISS, just don't make the mistake of stiffening your expectations about the musical direction – NARCISS will shatter them anyway. What you can expect, however, is an energy of exuberant joy paired with body-pounding grooves that will make anyone in the vicinity smile.
DJ, Producer and tastemaker: Saoirse weaves together genres and sounds with equal measures of ease and style. Or how she puts it: “expect dub, house, jazz, electro, garage, techno, ambient, breaksand some surprises, alongside an unpredictable and cheeky mixingstyle coupled with palpable passion and creativity”.
CROMBY’s career is on a steep upward trajectory; the Irish DJ and producer who calls Berlin home, has played at major clubs and festivals all over the world including esteemed venues like Robert Johnson, The Warehouse Project, fabric and Boiler Room. Becoming a regular at Panorama Bar, he’s been tasked with handling the infamous closing set on numerous occasions, twice keeping the club open past midday on Monday, a testament to his selector skills and the depth of his record collection.
The part-Spanish, part-Luxembourgish artist has cultivated her skill and selection process in Amsterdam’s after-hour scene. Now residing in Berlin, her rhythms find inspiration in the eclectic and somewhat wilder characteristics of the city. Not bound to a sound in particular, OGAZÓN is best in arranging a coherent thread of feelings throughout her sets, be it melancholic bliss, ecstatic hope or just pure dancefloor pleasure.
If you want to hear her, you have to feel her: BROCKHOFF writes songs between empowering pop and uncompromising fuzz sounds, with raw and unfiltered guitars. There, questions about peer pressure shimmer through, loneliness and thrills dance along her lyrics. Stories about the big in the small - self-confident, feminist, skillful. This 90's sound full of savvy hooks, coherent harmonies and impulsive personality is yet to make big waves.
There is new indie - DONKEY KID is at the center of this scene. He rummaged a lot in the archives (we hear Talking Heads, Tame Impala, King Krule...), now he creates opulent soundscapes. Here's an incomplete sequence of his musical excursions: western / psychedelia / blues / new wave / walk-in anthems / uptempo smashers (all that in just one EP).
RSS DISCO are regulars at MS DOCKVILLE - and absolutely deservedly so. Three people and genre-crossing sets that span a musical field and let sound trickle over the dancefloor like a soft summer rain. The trio, who learned to dance to house and techno in Hamburg, stands for synthesiser disco, acid-soaked house and psychedelic techno like few other electronic musicians. They bring a glitter to the music that never seems made up.
CAMEA offers a unique perspective to the world of dance music: classically trained and with years of production experience, she masterfully combines her classical and jazz piano roots with early grunge influences and modern cinematic narratives as an electronic musician. What was just an idea a short time ago is suddenly a dancefloor hit. As a result, she has been touring the world as a DJ for over 15 years and regularly performs in the best clubs and at festivals.
CRYPTOFAUNA is 1/2 of Epikur and day one resident at PAL. Her style embraces a mix of energy, love, light & darkness, collapsing barriers between abstract and functional sound. Her heavier club sets represent a signature mix of saucy (90’s) techno, quirky progressive trance gems sprinkled with psy influences and a proper dose of that trippy and textured kind of percussive-driven goodness. With her sets she aims to put her dancers in a tunnel-vision state of frenzy - interspersing unexpected law-breaking tracks along the way to keep them at it. Expect candid dance floor abandon with a touch of sultry madness while crypto is zoning out in the booth, putting her heart right in front of you, out on that floor.
AGY3ENA's music transports its own vibe that is difficult to capture in words. Cross-genre somewhere between house and electro; always with a touch of 80s soundwaves, percussion elements and spacy acid. It's coherent, tho - Afrofuturism as an aesthetic; so diverse and experimental so closely linked is his music to his own identity as a queer, Black person. A unique narrative.
Import Export, that is dialogue, transfer, contrast; grayscale and metropolitan appeal; Josi Miller and Stefan Heinrich. Stylistically between the fields of indie, electronica, house and lo-fi hip-hop, but first and foremost simply one thing: extremely innovative. Their stage performances are the proof, accompanied by live drums and extravagant visuals.
How sadness sounds in the gray areas of hannover: enriched with guitars, dry drums and sovereign songs that wander between postpunk, dark and new wave: Steintor Herrenchor are one of the most exciting phenomena of the new new German wave.
Erotic Toy Records, the "most sensitive rap crew alive" and Bremen's Stadtmusikbande is anything but unknown in Hamburg, too, although it skilfully retains the underground. When TIGHTILL, part of the gang, meets DONVTELLO and thus Bremen meets Oldenburg, the result is a Memphis sound that doesn't let itself be infected by the hypermasculine attitude that is so widespread. Pleasant! When these two come, there's neither scratching nor running, it's all vibes and a good show. So: keep your eyes open and stay here!
ELLIE DIXON sounds as if the world has been made 5% louder, more colorful, more beautiful. More precisely: alt-pop full of color and funk, with grooving bass and catchy melodies. Bedroom indie, produced in a ballroom; a wide beaming grin of a sound. We feel more than comfortable with it.
Nobody does it like YUNG SINGH. He stands as one of the most exciting DJs on the European circuit, having spent the summer of 2022 levelling up from local phenomenon to shining continental star. An open format DJ, Singh’s sets can vary in genre from Garage, UK Funky to grime, jungle and DnB mixed with Punjabi folk, to sweet, nostalgic trance or hip-hop, and everything in between.
That music brings people together is as true as it is trite. But we should be infinitely grateful to the Alessi Brothers (a duo from the 70s), because their song "Seabird" brought ROYEL OTIS together - and since then the two have combined nostalgic vibes with zeitgeist. Somehow timeless, how they sing (close to their idols, elegantly orchestrated and cleverly composed) about longing and love.
His covers look like art-pop with a tendency to the striking. His sound is similar: loud, erratic, exciting. Does this fall under rap, punk or indie? KEVIN does what he wants; that's good.
FUNK TRIBU is a DJ and producer from Bogota, Colombia. His music is highly influenced by the electronic sound of the 90’s & 00’s and his productions are known to be a fusion between fast techno and melancholic trance with catchy melodies, creating a retro futuristic sonic vibe. When he is behind the decks his musical style goes from techno and hard techno to trance and hard trance.
It's kind of magical: she pushes the right buttons at the right moment and conjures up her own unique downtempo style with a powerful darko atmosphere. Driven by curiosity, she combines genres like bouncy, progressive slowrave and dark disco skillfully and smoothly. With many performances at various festivals and clubs, she has proven time and again how energetic and driving downtempo music can feel.
In sports as well as in pop culture: roller skates have earned a revival. ROLLER DERBY, on the other hand, are just taking off - founded in 2020, they have already played at SXSW and Great Escape and are probably the most exciting insider tip among the indie insiders. Between nostalgic 80s sounds and modern guitar pop, their music is about longing for love and enduring loss. But their songs never lose their lightness - and that's why we love this band.
Deki Alem are almost impossible to put in a box, with a boundless drive and uncompromising energy, the twin duo from Sweden have created new paths for alternative music where their color palette feels infinite. There is an uncomfortable honesty and highly emotional masculinity in the way Deki Alem mixes subgenres such as drum & bass, dance and grunge with rap.
A mix of creativity, ingenuity, and intensity are the key components to create the fascinating Techno of the "The Reason Y” and although 2015 marked the beginning of this new project from Frederik Laaser, The Reason Y has, in a short time created a heavy buzz with his mind-blowing music and high energy gigs. He also can call himself a resident of the famous Watergate Club in his hometown Berlin, where he is hosting his own event called TRY Land sharing the decks with legends like Nicole Moudaber, Ilario Alicante and Technasia. May the music be with you and see you on the dance floor soon.
We are very convinced of ENGLISH TEACHER; but next to us, so is pretty much every indie know-it-all. Short list: NME 100, DIY Class of 2022 and Dork 2022 Hype List; The Sunday Times, NME, DIY, Dork, So Young, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Gigwise; BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, KEXP have already played, celebrated and recommended the Yorkshire band. And even if you're not impressed by that - just give it a listen, this is smart and straight guitar/post-punk/indie music.
Life is terribly gloomy at the moment. And yet it's not unfunny. For some time now, silliness and fatalism have been dancing in lockstep on WATER FROM YOUR EYES Rachel Brown (they/them) and Nate Amos (he/him) use complex rhythms and absurd, deadpan lyrics to tell stories of personal and social malaise. Experimental pop music that is beautiful and violent, raw and indelible.
Shady & beautiful, the tone is set. Apollo Sissi sounds like puckered lips and pointed ideas, sparkling drums and decadent beats. And after the morning after; melancholy meets Moet.
Here you heard it first: French pop is the future. If you don't believe us, just listen to ÉLOI - minimal wave and 80's pop influences (from good old BRD) provide sounds you can't miss.
Everything's better when it's faster - BĘÃTFÓØT whip you forward and quicken the heartbeat - kaleidoscopic acid-techno post-punk raves, hedonistic and breathless. They don't stop at any genre, sound or anything else. Ready set go go!
PORTABLE grew up in South Africa in the post-apartheid era; part of a special generation. Already there he became a celebrated live act, since moving to London (1997 already) he started recording under his pseudonym. In it, he combines indigenous, African sounds of his youth and futuristic aesthetics, sounds and approaches. Experimental, housy, focused on the dancefloor and yet interested in the world.
After living in London for several years and holding a residency at the Roundhouse (LDN), NATASCHE POLKÉ has taken Switzerland by storm,r egularly DJing at Zurich’s infamous Hive while also frequently playing big floors and festivals such as Terrazzza and Motion Beach Festival. Natascha, however, feels equally (if not more) at home in the studio asshe does in the booth. With her debut EP "Stars Wrapped in Skin”, she has immediately left a lasting mark on the scene.
With his debut album "Transsiberian", THYLACINE developed a penchant for composing while travelling, an initiative project that led him to compose while travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway. A groundbreaking album that made a name for the young electro prodigy on the electronic scene. Since then, he has been setting places, impressions and wanderlust to music in a musical universe that feels like a journey itself.
You only have to hear this voice once to never forget it again - it burns itself in from second one and makes it clear that it has come to stay. BERQ writes, composes and produces his songs himself; it's high time to experience him on stage: at the latest at MS DOCKVILLE in summer 23.
We couldn't stop NAJEH even if we wanted to: his unique, energetic sound causes turmoil and demolition. Sets all over Europe and Asia - then in Hamburg at Wilhelmsburger Reiherstieg in 2023.
Coming from a diverse musical background, Gina‘s passion has always been the dancefloor. Being a passionate dancer before she started DJing in Berlin, she then immersed herself in growing a loyal wide audience and keeping listeners in many sweet places engaged with her aesthetic on the slower side of underground dance music. Gina is telling melodic deep stories and her devotion to the music speaks through her captivating and powerful sets. It‘s all about the groove when she’s dropping some low-tempo-deep-house-joints.
Hamburg knows him as PAL resident; maybe you've also experienced ROMANO VAN DE MAS and his penchant for DJ sets in the early hours of the morning. It gets sweaty, it gets playful and it gets skillful.
What do you do with a talent for guitar, cello and drums? You start playing and creating electronic music! Intakto.... What? "Entaktogen", touching the inside - music with melodies that touch the heart and a bassline that finds its way straight to the bones. INTAKTOGENE is a DJ and producer, playing and producing progressive house. She records her own instruments herself and also provides the vocals on some of her tracks.
JOIA's sound lies somewhere between cosmic collapse and nocturnal intimacy, between orchestral pomp and fragile chamber music. Over the past seven years, JOIA has toured Europe with various slow techno and deep house projects and played a variety of renowned clubs and festivals. His melancholic synthesiser structures in combination with deep basslines and infectious downbeats guarantee full dancefloors.
Already in her youth, LENI immersed herself in the electronic music scene and it has become an integral part of her life ever since. Starting with organizing events together with a circle of friends from her hometown, she eventually got behind the decks herself. After moving to her adopted home Leipzig, she joined the [ɔstˈɛnd] booking roaster, which was like the missing piece of the puzzle and one of the best decisions so far. The sound of LENI is characterized by deep basslines and an aesthetically flowing vibe. During her live gigs, she manages to put the crowd in a state that makes you forget about time and space. By throwing together a variety of genres, combined with long transitions, she succeeds in creating a diverse, thrilling and moving up- and downhill ride.
Speaking in genres can be imprecise sometimes. MIMIZAN’s musical output has a wide spectrum, and is never the same. Change should be a part of development for everyone and especially for artists. Decisive for MIMIZAN's performance is that the dramaturgy of her sets perfectly embraces the space, absorbs the people and at the same time accompanies the energies of the sphere. You never know, where she will catch you.
LASSE LAMBRETTA is a musician and artist based in Berlin and part of the [ɔstˈɛnd] collective, based in Leipzig. His music and selection are influenced by his Zambian heritage, a classical training as a violinist, as well as by the club scenes of Frankfurt/Offenbach and Berlin, without being limited by strict genre classifications.
Programmed chaos in its purest form. What started as an idea in a drunken stupor has continued exactly where it started: on the dance floor. In addition to Secco from the bottle, Katy has a penchant for cross-genre sets. So anyone who is expecting coherence can stay home. For everyone else, the potpourri of dark disco, tech house and trance vibes is a real revelation in the uniformity of the local 4/4 beat.
PUNANI lives in Berlin, is a DJ, booker and radio host. At MS DOCKVILLE, the mastermind of the Mensch Meier Familia enchants us with her finest selection. Now in colour and very close.
KLUNTJE is the 'little sister' of Jane Ulé. She uses this second alter ego to express her passion for faster house music upwards from 128 bpm, which always has her special note called 'sugarhouse'. As in her other dj-sets she combines different styles, but as KLUNTJE she digs house music to create a dancy soundcocktail of oldschool, chicago, minimal, acid and more types of house music.
NONAPS travels with us to the limits of techno. On the way there it feels like we have wings and with the sounds of NONAPS we learn to take off.
Since 2016, she delights the obsessive ears of the techno crowd with energetic progressive house and electrifying melodic techno elements. Thereby always in search of new sounds. With driving beats and spheric melody she's mixing a piece of utopia without any turn on patriarchy. Can you hear it, too?
DJ SCHMEISSER's sound is a mixture of acid and sexy breakbeat, paired with cheeky hyperpop elements.
KATYA KÓV is a founding member of the queer music project SADO OPERA, the resident band of Wilde Renate and Ficken3000 in Berlin. One of the predominant themes in SADO OPERA's philosophy is inclusivity and the band speaks passionately about queer visibility. Katya's own sets are a mix of house and disco with a touch of playful and romantic electronica records.
BEST BOY ELECTRIC is a DJ, promoter and selector with a clear focus on classic Detroitelectro. As part of the queer feminist collective POSSY and co-founder of the webradio HALLO: Radio, Best Boy Electric is not only organizing various events but is taking a stand for more FLINTA* presence and is steadily leaving their mark on Hamburg's scene and sound. The rich musical background and a soft spot for punk characterize their sets: sometimes wavey EBM-ish but most of the time electro in its different characteristics, the Pudel resident will provide you with dark and hot electro records.
Y2K vibes and trashy aesthetics, DJ SCHINKENSUPPE is more of a total work of art. You know him from Ski Aggu productions, but also solo he delivers casual as sweet. Technoid-inspired sounds for hip jeans and tramp stamp nostalgia including reward: "all listeners get kisses thank you🏹💜✨ kisses💋"