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Aphex Twin & The Funkhaus Dilemma

When Aphex Twin announced his first German show since 2009, Berlin’s often apathetic concert-going crowd went briefly rabid. Fans and scalpers alike snapped up thousands of tickets in 24 hours. Some joked that second-hand tickets had become Berlin’s new...

The Dirt on 2018: Our Year-end Lists

It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. Ultimately, 2018 was a massive year for Schmutz: we launched the magazine, we threw our first (of many) shows, we launched our live session project, we got our visas renewed, and we made it out alive. Defying all...

Video Premiere: Gym Tonic – B12 Injection

Our favorite local synth punks are feeling particularly generous this holiday season. Gym Tonic's gift of a long-awaited new album comes topped with a shiny video premiere as the bow. The story of 'B12 Injection' begins with the viewer lazily...

Photo Recap: serpentwithfeet & Kelsey Lu

Photos and words by Ryan Mackley, edited by Joe Bisciotti Spiritual intensity rang through Lido Berlin thanks to serpentwithfeet and his supporting act Kelsey Lu. She opened with her recent single “Shades of Blue,” commanding the hall with the clarity and resonance of...

Photo Recap: The Vaccines & whenyoung

The Vaccines and whenyoung had sold out Festsaal Kreuzberg weeks before their show on October 26th, but we were able to get our lad from Kingston upon Hull, Jack Hare, in there to shoot the bands. Keep a close eye on this one folks, it's not the last time he'll be...

New Track: Party Fears – Dog Star

We're telling you no lies when we say the gals of Party Fears will have you out of your seat for a boogie with their new track 'Dog Star'. Champions of the (heavier) indie dance scene in Berlin, that unrelenting post-punk bass, those hand claps, and very real talent...

Music Video: RYL – Ian Curtis (Frying Burgers)

The Radical Youth League is at it again! They've unfurled Berlin's red carpet and look who's rolled out, it's Ian Curtis and he's got some special sauce for ya. RYL's new garage jammer puts you through your paces, would you eat a burger fixed by the corpse of Joy...

Jealous: new live video for “Thunder”

Gutter queens, Jealous are back with a live video for their track "Thunder" ahead of their new EP What's Your Damage. Shot at beloved punk haunt 8MM, the satanists are caught possessing mortal souls and breaking your heart, peep the video below. They'll be having...

MONOM: Jlin vs. Oneohtrix Point Never

On December 1st, 2017, Funkhaus somewhat quietly unveiled the world’s most technically impressive spatial sound system: MONOM. The elaborate network is comprised of 48 omni-directional speakers, suspended at set intervals, while 9 massive subs rest on the floor. As...