Vinyl & synth market
with djs, live performances & tombola
Special: Circuit Bending installatation by Moon Armada
movie screening w/ the main protagonist Mark Reeder
Schwefelgelb – live
The Horrorist – live
PETRA FLURR & 89st – live
Moon Armada – live
Ickmachwelle – live
Polygraphic Hate Alliance
Anna Bolena alias Sunset Motherfucker
KRAKE FESTIVAL is a festival for challenging electronic music organized by the Berlin based Killekill crew. As the name implies, the festival spreads its tentacles out over multiple days and venues across the city, presenting different styles of music. KRAKE is not about hype, it’s about music, that dares to step off the beaten track, about surprising performances and a down-to-earth attitude, far off the mainstream.
A festival for music lovers.
The Krake weekend begins on FRIDAY daytime with the legendary Label & Synth Market, a record fair bringing together almost 100 of Berlin’s underground record labels and a small selection of synth brands to present their products in the lively garden area of Urban Spree. Next to DJ sets and surprise performances rounding off the day, the raffle is a chance to win electronic music production equipment and other cool stuff once again. All profit of the raffle will go to Ickmachwelle, a project which aims to empower and teach people with cognitive disabilities to learn how to make electronic music. Ickmachwelle will also perform live directly after the raffle!
FRIDAY night sets the stage for a series of concerts and performances in pure punk attitude! Dig through wild West-Berlin’s archives of the ‘80s with scene expert Mark Reeder and ‘B- Movie’, followed by a Q&A and dj set with and by the protagonist himself. Synth-punk Petra Flurr & 89st is opening for Schwefelgelb, Berlin’s most prolific duo in classic body music tradition, while The Horrorist is gearing up for one of his raging and devastating live performances.
On top of this we are delving deeper into DIY synth art and Circuit Bending throughout the day and night with Lithuanian Moon Armada being one of the most impressive artists in the field. He builds experimental musical devices using doll heads and other objects to create an unreal and spooky atmosphere and has prepared an installation and a performance for our festival.
2nd edition of our monthly vinyl market, with DJs, dealers, shops and labels trading and playing new and old vinyl from all over the rotten planet. with DJ / radio programm and super duper live line up after dark!
traders, apply for stand (5 € admission): firstname.lastname@example.org
4 PM : outdoor vinyl market
FreakOuternational pop up radio with the DJs
MISS RED & Freak A$$ €
9 PM: concert: FRAFRA STARS (Ghana) & THE POLYVERSAL SOULS (Berlin)
DJ: Eli Pavel (Oye Records)
The event is barrier-free
Funded by Musicboard Berlin GmbH
Once again we invited lots of independent music labels to spend the day together at our Label Boutique in order to create a familiar space for Berlins vibrant electronic music scene. Come by for some record shopping or just for a little chat with your favourite labels. The market will be accompanied by DJ sets throughout the day and goes directly over to the Krake night event on three floors.
After last years success we’re also organizing a raffle (tombola) again. There will be a lot of prizes contributed by the generous participating labels and our partners:
Akai Professional, Elektron, Gemini Sound, JustMusic Berlin, KORG, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS and Stanton DJ.
Lots will be sold at the venue during the day and prizes given out before the end of the market. All profit will go to these two organizations who help refugees:
www.cadus.org // www.medibuero.de
3€ label boutique only
15€ including night programming
w/ live performances by ADULT. « Official », group A, Beta Evers, Kamikaze Space Programme & Geso and many more…
[aufnahme + wiedergabe]
Black Sun Records
Cocktail d’Amore Music
Death By Rainbow
Elzo Durt / Teenage Menopause RDS
Infrastructure New York
Instruments of Discipline
Killekill House Trax
Killekill VANTA Series
Love On The Rocks
Mechanical Thoughts Records
Metabanana Airforce Distribution
RAND Muzik Recordings
Reach Another System
ready made Distribution
She Lost Kontrol
Topic Drift Recordstore
Tropical Goth Records
UFO Station Recordings
Sonic Robots by Moritz Simon Geist – robotic concert album release show
Tim Exile (planet µ, warp) – live
The Quest for a Real Hardhob – silent anime movie with live score
Transistors Of Mercy – live
Thomas P. Heckmann (OFFICIAL) (trope)
21Downbeat & T.Raumschmiere (rambazamba, shitkatapult) – live
COAL (deathcrush records) – live
AJA (opal tapes, perc trax) – live
Chloé Lula ([aufnahme + wiedergabe])
MEJLE b2b Milan Hermess – DJ (mechatronica)
+ 14-22h LABEL BOUTIQUE (label market & raffle)
ONKYO RIEGEL by Matthias Mayer & Khan Of Finland
The Krake weekend kicks off on FRIDAY daytime at Urban Spree with the legendary Krake Label Boutique, a small record fair bringing together Berlin’s underground music labels with around 50 imprints displaying and offering their work in the beautiful outside area. Next to DJ sets and surprise performances rounding off the day, the raffle, which has taken place for the last two years, is a chance to win electronic music production equipment and cool stuff once again!
The night opens with « The Quest for a Real Hardhob« . Originally shown at this year’s Berlinale, the silent animated movie on the dystopian sci-fi tip is completed by a live score from Andrew Millington on drums and cello, and Dave Senan on electronics. During the night expect extraordinary performances in the vast warehouse-like gallery space of Urban Spree, including a rare live performance from extreme vocalist Tim Exile, a multi-hour ambient jam by Transistors of Mercy, and a sound installation titled ‘Sonic Robots‘ by Moritz Simon Geist, whose robotic sculptures produce noises in combination with live techno. While the basement is taken over by DJs showcasing the labels involved in the market, the Concert Room focuses on bands, live acts and DJs experimenting with the darker side of techno. Constantly reinventing himself as a musician, T.Raumschmiere joins forces with 21 Downbeat – an electronic band including several artists with disabilities determined to ignore genre boundaries to arrive at their own explorative take on electronic music. Thomas P. Heckmann (OFFICIAL)plays one of his EBM-fueled techno sets in between AJA‘s psychosexual rhythmic noise and the incredible punk-techno duo COAL.