BerMuDa is a festival for the scene – by the scene. They are not interested nor do they care how attractive or innovative they are compared to Paris, London, or any other city for that matter. Berlin does not have proved itself to anyone when it comes to electronic dance music. That’s why they, the people behind BerMuDa, rather focus on Berlin’s electronic dance music industry and to connect its key players to provide their guests a genuine insight to 40 different club venues.
To us, it’s not about sales numbers and money. We are simply interested in music culture, since we’ve been working and living in it for years. Real creative networks are always based on the foundation of social and personal relation, not through anonymous music business networks. All employees and helpers at BerMuDa come from those structures, which is what makes our festival authentic. Elena Woltemade – Project Manager.
This year, the team has focused on coordinating the label and club nights, and to push through the daytime events and conference. The goal is to offer the right framework for an exchange of ideas and learning between real creators and interested audiences. This especially provides the opportunity to musicians, DJs, and event organizers to present their work and to make new contacts.
The Fly Festival at Tempelhof Aiport does not fit into this concept and will not, contrary to some erroneous reports, take place this year. So, the people behind BerMuDa, have rather chosen to turn to new formats, BerMuDa Concerts and BerMuDa Books, which complement the unique musical program offered by the festival.
An overview of the BerMuDa events:
BerMuDa Nights: The nights in Berlin will be filled with label showcases and club nights, late bar evenings and afterhours. The program for these five nights has been carefully selected, especially for BerMuDa. (The full program is available on www.beatguide.me/bermuda2013)
Arena – Asphalt – Brunnen70 – Cassiopeia – Chalet – Cookies – Echo Echo – Fiese Remise Fluxbau – Goldengate – Gretchen – Humbolthain – Kater Holzig – Kosmonaut – Luzia Loftus Hall – Magdalena – Mein Haus am See – Minimalbar – Postbahnhof – Pride Prince Charles – Ritter Butzke – Rummels Perle – Shift – Solar – Südblock Süß war gestern – Suicide Circus – SO36 – Tausend Bar – Tresor – Trust Bar Watergate – Weekend – Velvet
Kater Mukke – Heinz Music – Diynamic – Stil vor Talent – Ritter Butzke Studio – Mobilee – URSL – Liebe*Detail – Get Physical – Souvenir – BPitch Control – OFF Recordings – Harry Klein – Clap your Hands – 8 Bit – Watergate Records
BerMuDa Concerts: A new kid in the BerMuDa family, although the line-up is anything but childish. Electronic music meets pop, jazz, or fusion. Internationally acclaimed artist will perform in exciting locations. Hot Chip and Hercules & Love Affair, among others.
BerMuDa Days: These are our day events: the conference, readings, and much more in the city’s many clubs.
BerMuDa Conference: Consisting of De:Bug Musiktechniktage and the BerMuDa Lab in Ritter Butzke, with Just Music in Kreuzberg, and with Noisy in Friedrichshain. (The full program and tickets are available on: www.beatguide.me/bermuda2013)
De:Bug Musiktechniktage: No BerMuDa without the De:Bug. From the 7th till 9th of November in Ritter Butzke and with Just Music. There will be workshops covering all areas of music technology: from spinning records to live performance, from basement hobby room to studio recording, covering the entire hardware spectrum.
BerMuDa Labs: How are our working conditions and what do we actually do all day? What significance does gentrification have on the way we want to work? How could city policies help us develop and take our life – and work conditions seriously, rather than just precariously and disturbingly advertise us?
BerMuDa Books: Literature on electronic music and Berlin’s club culture, read in selected bars by the authors themselves (No entry fee).
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