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issue 131

INTERVIEW. British-raised, Berlin-converted Ema Jolly, aka Emika, made her debut in 2011 with a mix of dubstep, trip hop and classical. She delivered her fourth record, Drei, this week. more

Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW. Founded by Berliner/New Yorker pair Jonathan Jarzyna and JJ Weihl, Berlin band Fenster has only been playing together for a few years, but they've already been signed by Morr Music and released a second album in 2014. more

Concerts & Parties

After years of neglect, it’s a high point for low sounds in Berlin. Here’s a quick primer on the city’s new bass music explosion. Get a taste of bass this month at Moonbootica at Gretchen on December 12 or catch Sick Girls at OHM on December 27. more

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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, like how to navigate the web of health insurance and the question of "to register or not to register." Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com. more

Features 1 Comments

Looking for a room? Next Wed, Nov 19, head over to Süß war gestern for a flurry of activity that just might solve your housing (or romance) problems. If you're trying to fill a room in your own WG, prepare to be the centre of attention. more

Insider Tips

It's no surprise that a Berlin company, Bitwig, delivers one of the most highly anticipated pieces of music technology of the year, a digital audio workstation that might be making developers over at Berlin-based Ableton nervous. more

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Set to bless O2 World from Nov 12-14 with her new album "Farbenspiel", you may be wondering who the hell she is and how she got here. Here's an explanation from a German as well as some clarity on a few other embarrassing curiosities of German music. more

Concerts & Parties 6 Comments

If you've got some time and extra containers on hand, Original Unverpackt is your one-stop shop for bins of health-food-esque dry goods and toiletries on tap. The majority of their products are bio and local, so your green fix is guaranteed. more

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INTERVIEW. Jazzfest Berlin is 50. Involved since year three, Alexander von Schlippenbach shares his unique insight into the events and people who have set the tone for one of Europe's oldest jazz festivals. Oct 30-Nov 2, Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more

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INTERVIEW. Tobias Jundt, frontman of Bonaparte, has a new, less fuzzy look and a carrot-juice diet to go with the band's latest self-titled album, recorded in Brooklyn thanks to an irritating cat. Catch the spectacle at Huxleys Neue Welt on Oct 30. more

Concerts & Parties

OUT NOW! THE SPECIAL NEED is a hypnotically rewarding spectacle of a man with autism on the search for love. more

Film 2 Comments

Here's a rocket-speed tour through German music copyright law, the deal with Youtube and why Germany's "music mafia" has musicians and venue owners alike frustrated. more

Concerts & Parties

You might only know GEMA as the bastards who block Youtube (still!) but for Berlin's indie musicians and small venue owners, the music royalty organisation is a real point of contention. Learn more at Music Pool Berlin's workshop on Oct 23. more

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OUT NOW! Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson play divorcees-turned-diamond-thieves in THE LOVE PUNCH, a blandly romantic heist. more

Film

OUT NOW! Although technically impressive and historically edifying, Fatih Akin's newest film, THE CUT, doesn't quite, well, make the cut. more

Film

OUT NOW! Nick Cave reflects on his 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH: part confessional, perhaps performance. more

Film

OUT NOW! Yet another dystopian film with chiseled jawlines and strained escapology, it's THE MAZE RUNNER. more

Film

OUT NOW! What seems like an arty contemplation turns out to be an unlikely romp in the forest in BUTTER ON THE LATCH. more

Film

The Pornfilmfestival Berlin, the international showcase for everything cinematically sexual, is back for the ninth time running, featuring a real spread from full-on banging to straight-faced documentaries. Moviemento Kino. Oct 22-26. more

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Angsty city life sets the stage for NEVER FOREVER, the first collaboration between Falk Richter and Nir de Volff. Dancers from Total Brutal join Schaubühne hosts, fluently linking movement and text, comedy and chaos. Starts Oct 22. more

Theatre & Dance

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