Andrew Claristidge’s album release party in the infamous crypt of Urban Spree !
Danser ou mourir
Dance or die
Tanz oder sterben
Bailar o morir
Dans eller dø
Танцевать или умереть
Χορός ή πεθαίνουν
الرقص أو يموت
לרקוד או למות
Andrew’s journey started with reading about the story of the dance plague in 1518 where hundreds of people were seized by an irresistible urge to dance in the streets until exhaustion and death. His favourite song “Etre assis ou danser” from the Berlin based band “Liaisons Dangereuses“ had an even stronger creative trigger after reading this…
For his first solo album, Andrew Claristidge – member of the Parisian duo Acid Washed (Record Makers) decided to fly to Ubu Noir’s studio in Lyon where he knew he could find one EMS synthetizer to start to record a few sounds he wanted to include. The experience was highly stimulating so that back at his studio in Berlin, he had assembled almost all the ideas for his album with the basic concept: You can dance to every kind of music.
At the same time Andrew started a new way of producing: less thinking, more acting. He called it Pragmatic Composing.
During this composing period he was also touring and stopped in Nantes to record a track with another friend and music connoisseur: Leendder.
Next chapter: Andrew exchanged files with Theus Mago, his Mexican friend, to create “dancing plague“ . A dance floor monster was born…
Back to Berlin meeting The Claydermans @ Rodion’s insane studio brought to life “now we dance!“.
Think less, do more… he locked himself in the studio for 2 weeks to finish the whole album… but something was still missing. This album is also about friendship so he met Henning Specht, member of the French band Hypnolove and they recorded the song “modulated choir”, an intense dancefloor piece…
„Danser ou Mourir“ will be released on 2 labels: Mille Feuilles (digital) and WYN&M (vinyl). November 20th. The artwork was created by Océane Moussé.
Urban Spree opens this years spring season of our Biergarten on Saturday April 7th with a fantastic selection of live outdoor concerts, and super sunny vibes of our DJ friends.
Join us as we transform our garden into a market space, with food vendors, and a hand selection of draught beer so missed over the winter months.
The Urban Spree Gallery and Store will remain open late with our hand-picked books and screen prints as well as the exhibition from NYC-based artist Bisco Smith.
We are also happy to announce the Grand Opening of the Sneeer Store at Urban Spree. Powered by our Resident Artist Rylsee, the Sneeer Store will display a selection of super fresh sweaters, hoodies, t-shirts & caps!
We will also welcome back the opening of our resident Tattoo Studio Amor de Madre #Berlin
Free Entry from 2pm!
– BOBBY Rausch
– Dirty Feetz
– Mama Shabz
– Andrew Claristidge
– Happy Endings
Happy Endings is a multisexual rave from London, fuelled with erotic aesthetics. Safe space but no echo chamber, challenging musically too. Residents Prince Of Deptford and Marilena and special guests Husband and Kelmho travel from the darkest corners of techno to the brightest moments of pop with an intriguing consistence. The beautiful drag host Cherry was born to dance on the bar. You can watch or join.Free Entry from 2pm!
With Retro Future Exotica expect something out of the ordinary.
Urban Spree club max out to its full capacity: massive line-up spread on 3 FLoORS!
(underground driving techno, minimal / deep tech, tech house)
Cesko (Treem Records)
Khmgnff LIVE (Micromod music)
Charlotte Deep (Black Epic)
PMX Soundz (Ostfunk / LouLou records/ Esoteric)
ROM 3Ø3 (Volute Records, Rewind)
Gaël Baisson (Spud Bencer, Rewind)
Maturre BASEMENT FLOOR
(wave / electro / acid / pressured rough techno)
Le Malinard LIVE (Atomes Music)
Vonverhille LIVE (Maturre)
RETRO FUTURE EXOTICA TOP FLOOR
(60’s to 90’s vinyl journey, Italo Disco Cosmic Wave Boogie Re-Edits Chicago House Acid Post-Punk No/New Wave Dub African Jazz Folk Rock Experimental, Disco / Funk, Bass music)
Andrew Claristidge (Acid Washed, Mille Feuilles)
Yanneck (UZI Listening Records / Monkey Dub)
Presale tickets available on Resident Advisor
Come and celebrate with us le Jour national Français.
French only line up
LEONARD DE LEONARD
Kommt vorbei und genießt die Sonnenstrahlen des Frühlings mit einem frischen Andechs Spezial oder Rollberger vom Fass, Live Bands, DJs und street food.
With the return of the sun come and join us for the official opening of our beer garden, with local bands, DJs and street food.
– Kyson (live)
Kyson is the musical project of producer/singer Jian Kellett Liew.
The Adelaide-born, Berlin-based artist sees music as the platform through which he feels most comfortable – projecting his imagination through musical narratives; embracing and documenting the images and sounds of the world he’s traveled – from the chaos and cacophony of bustling cities, to the peaceful, sun-drenched comfort of his own hometown.
Kyson released his new album “A Book Of Flying” via FOF Music.on April 1st, 2016 and will play songs from it live for the first time in Berlin.
– Parcels (live)
– Andrew Claristidge (Acid Washed (official)/Record Makers/WYN&M)
– Editunes (efalive of the jazoburbs + &erson)
– Forty Fings Dynamo (La dame Noir records)
Freier Eintritt ab 14 Uhr!
Free Entry from 2pm!
Editunes – 14:00 – 16:30
Parcels – 16:30 – 17:30
Forty Fings Dynamo – 17:30 – 20:00
Kyson – 20:00: – 21:00
Andrew Claristidge – 21:00 – 00:00
Forty Fings Dymano – 00:00 – end