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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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From Planlos to Pankow, what’s left of the DDR's infamous punk scene? Well from Nov 4 to Nov 10 hear it for yourself at these four Fall of the Wall concerts featuring Engerling & Ret Marut, Zerfall, Anti-X, and more! 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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Kicking off Oct 31 through Nov 2, this year's Dice Conference, a festival dedicated to female, trans and non-binary artists, promises music as a driving force for social justice and artistic innovation. Catch it at Bi Nuu and Taborkirche. Read more

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INTERVIEW! We caught producer Max Cooper before his show at Silent Green Kulturquartier on Oct 23 to chat about the beauty of nature, visualising the infinite and why it's the human condition to always be yearning for more. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Ahead of The Divine Comedy's Admiralspalast concert on Oct 23 for new album "Office Politics", the group's founder, Irish musician Neil Hannon, talks letting his experimental side shine through and why this is his most nostalgic record. Read more

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INTERVIEW! With a new album and upcoming show at the Volksbühne on Oct 21, we catch psychedelic rockers Moon Duo to chat about their new sound and the sense of collectivity, self-expression, and acceptance that drew them into new-age disco. Read more

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VERBATIM! Ahead of their much-anticipated party at Griessmühle on Oct 10, we spoke to WAYS residents and afterparty stalwarts Enchanted Rhythms, Elissa Suckdog, and Dan Beaven about their vibe and get a sneak peek inside their record bag (playlist!). Read more

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VERBATIM! Ahead of their new album and concert on Oct 12 at the Volksbühne, Die Türen's Maurice Summen talks sustaining old-school vibes while making music with computers for new album Exoteric. Read more

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