For 2014 Krake Festival is coming up with a totally new set up. For the main event on saturday Krake Festival cooperates with the Urban Spree Gallery, which area is combined with that of Suicide Circus to offer you a massive festival place to wander around between several floors full with music and arts. A thing like this offered in the centre of the city is extraordinary and will make this year’s edition an unforgettable event. For now, here is a rough outline of the festival as a whole. More details to follow. Stay tuned!
KRAKE is an annual Berlin based festival for challenging electronic music. Krake means octopus and the festival is organised in a comparable way: reaching out to selected locations during one week presenting the best in electronic music, whatever style it is.
Saturday, Aug 9th
KRAKE FESTIVAL DAY IV: FINAL MAYHEM
Suicide Circus & Urban Spree Gallery // doors open: 22.00 // cost: 15€ Advance, 18€ Ticket Box
The Saturday night will be a four dimensional blast full with great music, outstanding visual art and everything that goes in between categories.
On the Urban Spree floor we have our very special of this year’s edition going, the TERMINATOR TOURNAMENT, the robot battle of the century. Science fiction now!
Raging combat machines built by low tech robot tinkerers meet in the ultimate battle at the fighting arena during the Krake Festival. The audience bets which robot will be the last survivor, and which ones will bleed all electrons out of their wires. The coolest fighting style and the most sophisticated way of dying are also judged and rewarded by a jury, which is recruited ad hoc at the spot. Come and wittness the bomb — astic show!
This spectacle will be accompanied by the biggest synth nerds Berlin has to offer: The TRANSISTORS OF MERCY will blwo your mind with the meters and meters of synths they will bring to jam on FOR HOURS!
The Urban Spree Concert Room will be hosted by a new outstanding label from Athens, Modal Analysis, presenting their label artists YVES DE MEY (part of SENDAI with Peter van Hoesen), KONDAKTOR, ANFS and 3.14 alongside a mind-blowing and recently heavily acclaimed noise techno act AnD from Manchester.
On the Suicide Club Floor we present a fine selection in electro. DMX KREW with his hilarious live show using drum machines, synths and mic shall is a must, OVUCA from Aphex Twin’s label Rephlex and FELIX KUBIN with his dadaist Kraftwerk-influenced electro are as well. Killer!
Krake Festival collaborates with Antic Teatre for the third edition of B2B–Barcelona 2 Berlin. An international exchange of electronic music between Barcelona and Berlin set up by Antic Teatre, B2B will have three artists from Barcelona’s electronic music scene. The artists taking part in this 2014 edition – Pina, Spear and Spy Dj – will perform at the apex of the Festival, on Saturday August 9th at Suicide Circus and Urban Spree Gallery.
Urban Spree Gallery Hall:
robot wars: TERMINATOR TOURNAMENT
Suicide Club Floor:
DMX KREW (rephlex, breakin) — live
OVUCA (rephlex) — live
FELIX KUBIN (gagarin records) — live
DEAD FADER (small but hard, tigerbeat) — live
PINA (lapsus) — live
ALIENATA (kat channel, snuff trax)
SPY DJ (electroclub)
+ more to follow
Suicide Open Air Floor:
POSITIVE CENTRE (Our Circula Sound)
GRIZZLY (voodoo rhythm)
RECURSION — live
PATRIK SKOOG aka AGARIC — live
DR.NOJOKE (Klangscheiben, Archipel, UNOIKI)– live
+ more to follow
Urban Spree Concert Hall:
Modal Analysis Label Showcase
AnD (and, modal analysis) — live
YVES DE MEY (sendai, modal analysis) — live
ANFS (modal analysis) — live
KONDAKTOR (modal analysis)
3.14 (modal analysis)
Urban Spree Open Air Floor:
TRANSISTORS OF MERCY — live
GEBRÜDER TEICHMANN — live
SARAH FARINA (through my speakers)
+ more to follow
Urban Spree Basement:
SPEAR (twd, black horizont) — live
SWARM INTELLIGENCE (Acre Recordings)
OSCAR DRAGON (mødule)
I.NOMAC (da da revolution)
Transistors of Mercy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDUCw-IW4qU