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INTERVIEW! Opening CTM at Berghain on Jan 24, improvisational live techno act Giant Swan tell us why it's a good time to take risks, how their latest album is their fiercest yet and what to expect in their much-anticipted show. Plus Playlist! Read more

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Kicking off Jan 24 through Feb 2 at various venues across the city, this year’s edition of CTM is packed with the finest techno, neoperreo, AV performances and more. Here’s our music critic's tips of what not to miss! Read more

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Inspired by the cervix, black box at Mitte's Acker Stadt Palace from Jan 15 through Jan 16, sees duo Evelijn and Amelia Emma Forrest perform against the tense score of Innocent Heretic aka Tori Newberry. Our critic finds out more! Read more

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Our music critic takes stock of the key happenings on Berlin's music-scape last year and highlights his top album, venue, label and concert of 2019. Read more

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Our critic's top picks of the month! Escape the January blues by exiting your comfort zone: from jazz to alt-rock and experimental, here are four kiez-spaces to check out this month. Read more

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Late planning your New Year's Eve? Well, if you were thinking of staying in, these four parties might inspire you to brave a club or two. Here's our music critic's top four best-bet parties to ring in 2020. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Ahead of her jubilee run at the Volksbühne Dec 28-31, the Berlin-made Canadian icon looks back at 20 years of show(wo)manship, rising to legend status and the challenge of the mainstream catching up. Plus playlist! Read more

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The first edition of Tehran Contemporary Sounds Festival kicking off Dec 6 through Dec 9 at Kunstraum Bethanien brings together an exciting line-up of the nation’s rising electronica stars. Don't miss our critic's top picks. Read more

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VERBATIM! Ahead of her show at Musik & Frieden on Dec 8, Kazakh-born Berlin-based rapper Antifuchs tells us why she always feels like an outsider and how she developed her strong middle-finger attitude. Read more

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Our music critic's top picks of the month! Don't miss the gothic synth and forbod­ing lyricism of American duo Boy Harsher at Kesselhaus on Dec 2, anarcho-punk band Belgrado at Urban Spree on Dec 7, Detriti Mini Festival, and more! Read more

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INTERVIEW! With the next Radiant Love on Nov 30 at ORWOhaus, we chat with one of the brains behind it, DJ Byron Yeates, to find out how the party became a beacon of the Berlin clubbing scene. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Before his show at Festsaal Kreuzberg on Dec 1, Bonaparte aka Tobias Jundt talks 3D scanners, virtual reality, Rock Am Ring and why he's calling time on touring. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Ahead of their sex-positive lesbian rave at ://about blank on Dec 1, we caught up with WET to hear more about the party and why it's important for gay women to have a space to share their lust with pride. Plus playlist! Read more

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Ahead of their show at Internet Explorer Prenzlauer Berg on Nov 26, Niels Fejrskov Juhl of Gents tells us how Berlin has left its mark on the Copenhagen-based duo and their spa pop sound. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Ahead of KOKOKO!'s show at Berghain on Nov 14, the band's Xavier Thomas aka Débruit talks the spirit of Kinshasa’s party music, defying genre and performing at the iconic Berlin club. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Playing at Säälchen on Nov 12, Brittney Denise Parks aka Sudan Archives talks her new album "Athena", expressing her roots in music, embracing change and her recent meteoric rise as an artist. Read more

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JazzKorea takes over stages across Berlin kicking off Nov 14 through Nov 17 with an eclectic mix of nascent South Korean musicians. The line-up showcases a breadth of styles and aims to open listeners to different forms. Here's our top picks. Read more

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The focus of upcoming biopic "Aprèsgarde: A Portrait Of Bob Rutman", avant-garde Berlin musician and instrument builder Bob Rutman tells us how he's still a force of chaos. Catch the film as part of EXBlicks at Lichtblick Kino, Nov 10. Read more

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With Berlin amid a rap frenzy, attracting stars from across the globe to play in the capital, our music critic gives a rundown of November’s finest hip-hop concerts. Read more

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Catch Patti Smith - for free! As the city celebrates the Fall of the Wall, our music editor picks the most exciting concerts coming up this month - all channeling the city's gusto for breaking down borders. Read more

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