Clubs this weekend

Berlin clubs: What’s on this weekend?

Berlin's clubs are the stuff of legend, so which nights should you check out this weekend?

This year presents Patterns of Perception Visual Art by Deborah Mora. Still: Deborah Mora

Berghain is once again flooded with scantily clad men in sports socks and sneakers for Snax. Meanwhile, everyone else can dance to Palms Trax in the Panorama Bar, look out over the Spree while listening to cheesy, up-tempo tunes at Watergate, or sip cocktails in the surging masses at Oxi.

SNAX and then regular Klubnacht at Berghain

Berlin’s techno cathedral. Photo: Imago/imagebroker

Even though it’s a week before Berghain’s birthday, there’s still a special weekend coming up. On Saturday Snax, one of the best-known men-only ‘traditional’ party series in Berlin will take place. There, alongside Snax resident Luigi Di Venere, Floorgasm’s LSDXOXO will spearhead one of Berlin’s newest queer parties. For everyone else, the Panorama bar is opening early on Saturday night. Good vibes guarantor PalmxTracks will play, whose sets sometimes lean towards classic house and disco, but then sometimes accommodate a surprising amount of acid. Job Jobse and DJ Fart in the Club, whose sets are as innovative as they are driving, will also make appearances. At 5 p.m. on Sunday Berghain will also open for all guests, where Marcel Dettmann will be playing live.

  • Berghain Am Wriezen Bahnhof, Friedrichshain, Snax Sat 3.12. from 23:00, Klubnacht  Sat 3.12. from 23:59 in the Panorama Bar, Berghain Sun 4.12. from 17:00

Future Patterns at Ohm

This year presents Patterns of Perception Visual Art by Deborah Mora. Still: Deborah Mora

Is there a better place than Ohm to host an event dedicated to exploring the future of electronic music? We don’t think so. Future Patterns is a cooperation between the Berlin collective Patterns of Perception and the Amsterdam-based  Minimal Collective. Every year, DJs and visual artists explore questions like: How will the dance floors of the future feel? How will technology affect music and what will electronic music sound like in the future? The event is also the release party of the “Future Patterns 01 VA Compilation”, bringing together tracks from producers like Tbilisi born Nicole, or Spekki Webu, founder of the label Mirror Zone. The preview promises a driving yet avant-garde music experience accompanied by captivating visuals.

  • Ohm Köpenicker Straße 70, Mitte, Fri 2.12. from 23:59

Stellar Systems at Hoppetosse

Sister club of the Visionaries Club: the Hoppetosse. Photo: Imago/F. Berger

The best address for minimal in Berlin is Hoppetosse. On Saturday, the two Amsterdam underground stars/producers Pieter Jansen and Eversines will perform a back-to-back set. Both celebrate dark and abstract sounds in their productions and sets, but there is a driving and present tone to this incredible minimal sound. Also playing is Ukrainian DJ Aliana, who has a classical musical education and has been organising parties in Ukraine since 2015. She now lives in France and delights audiences there with her sets full of unknown house and disco bangers – and for some time now with her own productions.

  • Hoppetosse Eichenstraße 4, Treptow, Sat 3.12. from 23:00

Cocktail d’Amore at Oxi

First Cosmonaut, then Polygon and now: Oxi! Photo: Oxi Garden

Last weekend was Buttons, this weekend it’s Cocktail. In any case, it’s a good time for lovers of queer party series. And the timing couldn’t be better for this edition of Cocktails, because Oxi has reopened its outdoor area and covered it for the winter. Plenty of space to admire other people in their party outfits – or to meet up with old party friends again.

  • Oxi Wiesenweg 1-4, Friedrichshain, Sun 4.11. from 12:00

Saturday at ÆDEN

ÆDEN is one of the youngest clubs in Berlin – and one of the most successful. Photo: Luka Godec

On Saturday, ÆDEN is proud to present DJ Gigola and MCR-T, the founding members of Live From Earth, a collective that has shaken up the Berlin scene like no other in recent years. The productions and sets of the members of the Live From Earth Club are raw and playful, demanding and in your face. It defies definition a bit: You could call many things here ghetto house, but in the next moment it wouldn’t fit at all.

  • ÆDEN Am Schleusenufer 3, Kreuzberg, Sat 3.12. from 23:00

Teenage Dreams and Club Heartbroken at Watergate

One of the cult clubs in Berlin: the Watergate. Photo: Imago/Travel-Stock-Image

It’s going to be fast, trancey, sometimes a bit trashy and often probably a bit cheesy on Sunday at Watergate – but all in a very likeable way. Because this party brings together the collectives Teenage Dreams and Club Heartbroken at exactly the best time of the weekend for raving. In addition to Marlon Hoffstadt (one of the first to made trance socially acceptable again in Berlin) two absolute power duos play: Sanaz and Galleur as Surf2Glory with their sound that oscillates between Eurodance and trance, as well as the unstoppable DJ Heartstring.

  • Watergate Falckensteinstrasse 49, Kreuzberg, Sun 4.12. from 14:00