The Dirt

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...

New & Notable XXV

2019 has been wacky-crazy thus and shows no signs of stopping. Many amazing releases are slated to drop and more new projects are seeing the light of day, everyday. He are some recent releases that we think are worth your time and attention. You just have to decide...

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...

New & Notable XXIV

As the holidays approach humans often become introspective and nostalgic. We are aware that the holidays aren't an enjoyable time for everyone but we think the below list will have a little something for everyone. Enjoy. Va Banque Germany Mechanical while maintaining...

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...

New & Notable XXIII

Hello all you nice and naughty kiddies. Schmutz has been making it's list and checking it twice and the below tracks are naughty in the nice way and nice in the naughty way. We hope these tunes will get you through this chilly December and to the party that is NYE....

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...

New & Notable XXII

The cooler weather is finally starting to grip Berlin and we're all starting to feel it. Good thing for you Schmutz cares. Schmutz cares so much that we've compiled some hot tracks to warm you up. You're welcome darlings. Ellemetue Canada This track recalls some of...

New & Notable XXI

New & Notable is old enough to drink in the United States! Hazaa! We've gathered tracks specifically geared towards an older, more mature drinking crowd for this one. We hope you'll enjoy the sophisticated taste of this edition. Our Echoes Scream Japan Horror...