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Berghain/Panorama Bar Statistics: 7 Years of Data Analyzed

Artiom Dashinsky is a designer and entrepreneur from Tel Aviv currently serving as a Project Designer at WeWork.

An avid fan of techno and house music, Artiom found himself visiting Berghain/Panorama Bar’s website to discover new artists to listen to. It is during one of these frequent visits that he decide to analyze all the data provided by the iconic Berlin venue and to present it in a way that usefully depicts trends and important data.

He ended up analyzing 7 years of data from Berghain, Panorama Bar, Lab.oratory and Säule to find out who are the most booked DJs, who is trending right now and a lot more. To extrapolate all the information, Artiom went through 8,253 total artist bookings, 21% of them LIVE acts.

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You Can Now Purchase a Piece of Berghain’s Iconic Mural

Want to own a piece of techno history? You now can if you get your hands on one of Berghain’s most treasured souvenirs!

The iconic mural that used to line up the club’s famed entrance has recently been taken down, with pieces now up for sale. The tiled mural, made by artist Piotr Nathan, was called Rituals Of Disappearance and had greeted club goers and Berghain rejects alike since the venue opened back in 2004.

Berghain ownership is renovating the club’s entrance area, which is why the art work was dismantled and all 171 aluminum panels of Rituals Of Disappearance put on sale. There is no denying that a piece of Berghain’s iconic entrance would be a pretty amazing art addition to any techno lover’s home.

Piotr himself explained that he hopes the pieces find their way into the home of those who have come to celebrate Berghain and inside it, “After all, this massive mural, although conceived in form and content for a museum, was ultimately designed and realized in this extraordinary club. I compare partying at Berghain to cultic celebrations of indigenous tribes.”

The price for each tile isn’t cheap, at $500 each. Pieces of Piotr Nathan’s Rituals Of Disappearance can be bought via an exclusive website hosted by Berghain.

Berghain To Open New Säule Floor In March

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The famed Berghain is expanding next month with the opening of a brand-new floor called Säule.

Set to open on Thursday, March 23rd with experimental acts Alessandro Adriani, Natalia Escobar and Deena Abdelwahed billed for the occasion, it is unsure exactly where Säule will be located.

The room, which literally translates to “pillar” from German, is likely to be situated in a ground-floor area underneath the Berghain dance floor that has recently been closed for construction. Following opening night, Säule will be taken over by Dis Fig, Illum Sphere and Laura Clock at midnight on Friday, March 23rd.

Resident Advisor has reported that the long-running Get Perlonized! party held at the upstairs Panorama Bar on March 4th may have been canceled, as the listing was deleted from their site this week. It’s unsure whether the Friday night events held there will no longer occur as of yet.

H/T: Resident Advisor

Watch Ricardo Villalobos Perform Inside Berghain’s Panorama Bar

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It is hard if not practically impossible to find quality video or photo footage from inside Berghain/Panorama Bar. Upon entry to the famed Berlin techno institution patrons get their phone cameras blocked off by stickers and they are strictly prohibited from taking videos or pictures or risk getting kicked out at best, although it’s hard to know what really happens if the bouncers catch you sneaking footage of any kind.

Now a 2009 documentary video has surfaced, depicting Ricardo Villalobos performing inside the upstairs Panorama Bar in 2008. The documentary series is entitled “24h Berlin: Ein Tag Im Leben”, which translates to “A Day In The Life” and follows Villalobos from his studio where he is working on music to his DJ set inside Berghain/Panorama Bar.

While the video is understandably meagre as far as satisfying the craving of knowing what the true Berghain/Panorama Bar experience really looks like, it still provides an insight you might not see anywhere else.

Watch the 36 minute documentary below. English-only speakers beware, the audio is in German and there’s no subtitles.


Ricardo Villalobos DOKU 24h Berlin by SabineMcmurray

Where To Go WHEN You Get Denied at Berghain/Panorama Bar on New Year’s Day

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In Berlin to celebrate New Year’s Eve and excited for Berghain/Panorama Bar’s three-day techno and house extravaganza? You might want to check yourself before expectations get the better of you and you find yourself rejected from the club and looking for where else to party 2017’s arrival with no real ideas in mind.

Everyone knows how complicated, for lack of a better word, getting into Berlin’s most coveted nightclub can get, and with lines bound to be extra long and rejection extra possible, we have compiled a selection of alternatives for you should Sven or one of his doorman give you the “Nein!” when you get to the door:

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Play Sven Marquardt In This New Berghain Card Game

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It seems that everybody wants to know how to get into the elusive Berghain, dubbed by many established publications as the hardest club to get into in the entire world.

Those attempting to get into the Berlin club plan ahead, working to perfect their strategy to ensure that Sven Marquardt, the club’s head bouncer, and his team allow them in. Arrival time, attire, facial expression, arriving in a group versus solo, etc. are all taken into consideration when planning a visit to the techno venue. We evaluated all of those factors when we partied in Berlin for 24 hours straight last month, getting into the club successfully as a result.

You might remember how earlier this year the often-frustrating Berghain door experience was turned into a simulation game. Well now it has also been translated into a card game. The catch? The roles are switched and you play Sven’s position rather than that of the club-goer attempting to be granted access to the club.

Berghain ze Game has players act as bouncers of the notorious club, and places you in Sven’s position. Specifically, the game’s creators specify that, “your job is to let the right people into legendary Berlin techno club Berghain. Take turns as the most powerful man in Germany and learn more about gay culture in the process!”

Of course the cards that come in the deck allow for a variety of differing characters, drawing inspiration from the diverse crowd that visits the high-culture venue each weekend. Included are a ketamine head, clueless tourist and of course a leather-clad patron or two.

Want to play the game? Help launch it via the Kickstarter campaign that is about to go live. You can view the promotional video and stay up to date on the Kickstarter launch date via Berghain ze Game’s Instagram page:

 

 

The BBC Tells You How to Get Into Berghain

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Two weeks ago we got into Berghain on a warm September Sunday afternoon, exactly 24 hours before the club was granted “high culture” status by a German court and allowed to pay at a lower tax bracket than pure entertainment venues.

But what makes Berghain a high culture venue? BBC’s Lisa Ludwig explores the venue’s door policy and morefor “The Cultural Frontline” programme. Listen to the clip in full below or via the BBC iPlayer.

We can’t say we fully agree with her though, as our play-by-play of our 24 hours in Berlin demonstrates.

H/T: Resident Advisor

Berghain Struck by Lightning Last Night

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The infamous Berghain, Berlin’s techno institution, was struck by lightning according to a tweet by Barker.

The unexpected strike blew the venue’s air conditioning system and switched on the emergency lighting system on for three hours, probably sending some of the black-clad attendees that were busy closing out the weekend with a dose of techno into a little bit of a confused state.

 

H/T: Resident Advisor

Are You Still Expected to Wear All Black at Berghain/Panorama Bar?

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Are you planning a Berghain trip any time soon? If so, make sure your suitcase is still filled with black clothing.

If this picture taken by Lee Jones over the weekend is anything to go by, it remains pretty obvious that wearing anything that isn’t black may diminish your chances of getting past Sven and his men at the door. Taken during this past weekend’s Ostgut Ton takeover, the photo paints a clear picture of the color choice expected of you when attending the revered techno venue.

Other photos from the weekend, including Instagram uploads by Flash D.C. promoter Coby Dansman and French model and actress Gaia Weiss, tell of a similar tale, although some elements of white and gray are visible among the sea of black. It surely leaves one to wonder whether those wearing white made it inside…

Berghain, you cruel temptress.

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Party like a Viking #Berghain #Berlin #berlinexperience 🔞🔊 A photo posted by Gaia Weiss (@gaiaweiss) on

 

Do not forget to practice with the Berghain Trainer before making your way to the club!

Where Is The Next Ibiza?

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I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: Ibiza is changing – and if anyone tells you otherwise they have either not seen it with their own eyes or are simply lying to you.

In recent months we have seen local officials closing down beach parties, imposing 6:30am club curfews and admitting that the island cannot take in much more tourism due to depleted natural and local resources. And let’s not forget the imminent end of the legendary Space Ibiza (with ENTER and Carl Cox’s Music Is Revolution both leaving the island), the rise of VIP-centered Ushuaïa as well as the increasing prevalence of commercial dance music throughout the Balearic island. On top of that, a recent criminal investigation by local authorities has resulted in raids at Amnesia, Space and Privilege, with four men arrested, including the owner of Amnesia and his son.

Things are changing, and Ibiza is no longer the same Ibiza of 5, 10 or 15 years ago, and while progress is natural, a large portion of dance music fans are now looking for less-regulated new destinations to freely enjoy the underground sounds of their favorite artists. Below are our top picks for the “next Ibiza” – destinations that have been and continue to be more and more popular for those seeking to party while on vacation.

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