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KRAKE is an annual Berlin based fes­ti­val for chal­leng­ing elec­tronic music brought to you by Killekill. 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. We skip what’s not necessary and bring back the focus on what counts: artists who dare to step off the beaten track and kick your ass. A fes­ti­val for music lovers.
We are thrilled to share with you a week of adventurous live sets, banging dj sets, thrilling body performances, sound, video and laser installations, a record label market, music production workshops and much, much more.

Come on down with us!

Yours, the Killekill and Krake Team

mon, aug 3rd – sat, aug 8th
Urban Spree

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mon, aug 3rd
Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 18:00
entrance fee: on donation

DAT POLITICS (sub rosa, chicks on speed) – live
5XL (magic power) – live
Huron (crazy language) – live
Subkutan (institut für Zukunft)
Axiom (crazy language)

We open our festival with a line up that is as wild and eclectic as the festival itself.
DAT POLITICS is by far one of the most interesting electric bands on the planet. They have given proof of this with their uncountable albums as well as with the remix for David Lynch lately. Most of all they are known for their hot-wired and partly chaotic live shows, which explain the cult-like enthusiasm that surrounds the french combo. 5XL is a collaboration of 5 young musicians, who are all involved in other successful musical projects and use this alias for live jams of unheard raw energy on meters of hardware machines. Expect some techno/electro madness coming from these young folks! HURON’s music is deeply rooted in classic Electronica and IDM. Gllitches, beautiful soundscapes, a strong melancholy feel and a subliminal dark touch are typical for his music. SUBKUTAN, one of the residents of Leipzig’s new techno institution Institut für Zukunft, and Crazy Language-boss AXIOM round the evening off with their dj sets.

Also we will open the art exhibition tonight, which will be open all week long.

tue, aug 4th
Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 14:00
entrance fee: tba

In order to cre­ate a plat­form for Berlin’s vivid elec­tronic music scene we con­tacted our favourite Berlin labels, record stores and agencies to set up this market, where you can browse their releases and merchandise for rarities and goodies. The mar­ket will be accom­pa­nied by dj sets, a panel on music rights management in modern times and a live performance by JULIA DROUHIN, who cre­ates choco­late records with hits from dead musi­cians, which can be heard and eaten by the audience.

The art exhi­bi­tion will be open all day long.

wed, aug 5th
Berghain Kan­tine
Rüdersdorfer Str. / Am Wriezener Bahnhof
doors open: 22:00
entrance fee: 15€

body performances by:
Federica Dauri & others
ambient dj set: JOANA (werk, bodies)
live sets:
Inner8 (undogmatisch) – live
Ken Karter (kript, sa monad series) – live
killekill takeover:
Alienata (killekill, snuff trax)
DJ Flush (killekill)
FIST VAN ODOR (killekill)

The Wednesday night at Berghain Kantine is a classic. This is where the whole KILLEKILL story started and this night has been part of every edition of the Krake Festival so far.
For this year, we are cooperating with BODIES, a Berlin collective with a strong focus on the physical part of this thing we call techno. They have curated a fine selection of extreme body performances for this night. On the musical side of things we present live sets of INNER8, one half of DADUB, whose solo album earlier this year was a mindblowing trip from dark electronica to techno, and KEN KARTER, who melts down harmonies, numbers and mathematical codes like no other.
Later in the night the Killekill djs will take over: ALIENATA, who has built up a solid reputation with her extraordinary selection of dark styles and her outstanding sensibility for the crowd, Killekill boss hog DJ FLUSH, who is known for his driving sets ranging from abstract to banging techno, from Chicago house to acid, and FIST VAN ODOR. His music is deeply rooted in funk and UK Bass music and his mixes have names like “I smear butter on your belly” or “eating a horse”. He is a freak and he’ll teach you how to be one, too.

thu, aug 6th
WORKSHOPS by Ableton
Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99
doors open: tba

You are invited to a day of creative workshops and music-making hosted by Ableton at Krake Festival. EOMAC and ARAD – who make up the duo Lakker – will present in-depth track deconstructions and insights into performing on stage with Live. Ableton Product Specialist Jesse Abayomi will demonstrate Ableton Push and its workflow, and workshop participants will be able to try out Push for themselves at the Push playground. To round things off, The Ableton User Group Berlin will present a live laptop/hardware jam, hosted by Ableton Certified Trainers Maya Sternel and Brian Smith. Online registration is free through Eventbrite.

fri, aug 7th
SuicideCircus Berlin
Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 23:00
entrance fee: 18€

suicide club floor:
cassegrain & TIN MAN (killekill, infrastructure) – live
Sendai (time to express) — live
Electric Indigo (female:pressure) play­ing “Mor­pheme” a/v ver­sion w/ Thomas Wagen­som­merer
Mondkopf — a/v live show
the29nov films & Sebastian Kökow dj set
Balas & Rifts (werk)
Talla (ifz crew)

open air floor:
rROXYMORE (noise manifesto) – live
EMIKA (emika records)
VINILETTE (the hum)
SÖREN MIEHE (our hobby is different)
BASTUS (our hobby is different)

On Fri­day, we kick off the Krake weekend! For this day we present some of the most chal­leng­ing char­ac­ters in con­tem­po­rary elec­tronic music. First to be men­tioned here are CASSEGRAIN & TIN MAN, a coop­er­a­tion between the Greek/British/Turkish/Asian duo Cassegrain and Tin Man from Vienna, who in their col­labs have com­bined both their dis­tinc­tive sounds — clas­sic con­nois­seur acid and mod­ern techno — to prove how fer­tile this com­bi­na­tion can be. With out­stand­ing releases on Killekill, Ostgut Ton as well as Function’s and Ed Davenport’s Infra­struc­ture lately, the trio has made their way into fame, and we are glad to present one of their rare live shows.
ELECTRIC INDIGO is undoubt­edly one of the most shin­ing peo­ple in techno music for us. Leav­ing the fact, that she is one the first major player in techno for over 20 years aside, she is also an artist search­ing for new chal­lenges and fields con­stantly, with­out ever lean­ing back and get­ting cosy in the com­fort­able couch of suc­cess. We are proud to present her coop­er­a­tion with the Aus­trian visual artist THOMAS WAGENSOMMERER, a sub­tle piece explor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of organic growth and change in elec­tronic music.
MONDKOPF’s coop­er­a­tion with a French visual artist, the video col­lec­tive THE29NOV FILMS and many more will be on duty that night — indoor and outdoor.

sat, aug 8th
Sui­cide Cir­cus & Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 23:00
entrance fee: 20€

The Sat­ur­day undoubt­edly is the peak of the Krake Fes­ti­val. Cross­ing over from sub­tle elec­tron­ica and ambi­ent to the freaki­est shit in techno and elec­tro, this night will be a four­di­men­sional blast filled with great music, out­stand­ing visual art and every­thing that goes in between categories.

Come down and freak out with us!


Untold— a/v live show
Eomac – live
Bintus — live
Kamikaze Space Programme — live
+ more

live visu­als: THE29NOV FILMS

Dance music is dead!
Well, this might be true after more than 20 years of his­tory… But there are some peo­ple who still push the enve­lope, and some of them are here tonight. Enjoy!


GATTO FRITTO (international feel, fritto morto)
SKISM (wasn & wunderwaffel)
VERA MONA (berlin) – live

This floor will be hosted by the Neukölln-based Sameheads Berlin Berlin crew, a col­lec­tive run­ning an exper­i­men­tal fash­ion show­room, a music fes­ti­val and a cafe-club. They will bring together long lost Euro­pean disco tracks, pul­sat­ing con­tem­po­rary elec­tronic jams, and exper­i­men­tal live showcases.


Ekman (@Berceuse Heroique) — live
+ more tbc

On this floor we are going to present a line up of inter­na­tional artists, who know how to com­bine old school with new school, acid and elec­tro with mod­ern techno and prove that what used to be good, still is.



Robot Army – A Berlin col­lec­tive which truly knows how to rock a floor. All for­mer Tre­sor res­i­dents, these guys will bring their punk atti­tude and base­ment techno to our fes­ti­val. We are proud to have them here. Put on your danc­ing shoes, but beware of seri­ous dj skillz on this floor.


For this night, we will have our art exhi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing Robert Henke’s laser instal­la­tion “Destruc­tive Obser­va­tion Field” and Sonic Robots’ “MR-808 Inter­ac­tive” open all night long.
Addi­tion­ally we will present some weirdo elec­tron­ica here, which you will DEFINITELY not have heard of before.

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This will be the chill area of the fes­ti­val. Expect ambi­ent, dub and sim­i­lar stuff here.

sun, aug 9th
Nirgendwo Berlin
doors open: 12:00

access exclusively for owners of festival passes & guestlist

Urban Spree participates to Berlin’s first « Urban Art Week »

From 05 to 12 September 2018, Urban Spree will be part of the first URBAN ART WEEK, a new format for the Urban Art movement, which will be launched throughout Berlin. The Opening Night will happen at Urban Spree on the 05/09.

The Urban Art Week presents a comprehensive program and insights into the participating locations and projects under one roof. The format serves both to make Urban Art visible and to mediate, as well as to improve networking between local actors.

The URBAN ART WEEK provides insights into the locations and work of the participants, who present their own program for the URBAN ART WEEK. This gives visitors the opportunity to get to know Urban Art, Street art and Graffiti Writing within one week. The art program includes numerous exhibitions in galleries, project rooms, art spaces and institutions as well as performances, live painting and artistically designed walls.

A supporting program accompanies the URBAN ART WEEK: workshops by experts offer professional training and useful information for the daily work of artists and cultural workers. The two-day film program shows experimental films, portraits and documentaries about the French and German scene. Daily Street Art tours by local experts give visitors an insight into Urban Art in Berlin. Artists offer workshops for all ages to try out different techniques.

In Berlin, Urban Art has become an integral part of the cityscape, and large murals and surprising interventions in urban space can be found regularly. The city and its marketing is also adorned with the colourful paintings of its Urban Art artists, as is the local creative industry. But is there a dialogue between the scene and the city? Where is the line drawn between professional art and exploitation through increasingly fast-moving advertising purposes? Do we still have to ask the question whether Urban Art is art at all? The first URBAN ART WEEK pursues these thought-provoking impulses. In addition to discussions with representatives from city politics and local art institutions, the scene meets at workshops and symposia to discuss the concept of Urban Art and its own self- image. The week should leave something behind for the Berlin scene, it should convey a lasting value to the fast-moving Urban Art and create a basis for future communication.

Urban Art in Berlin has been around for decades and the media attention for it has increased. Berlin’s claim as an Urban Art Mecca is not only demonstrated by the last major exhibition projects with record attendance. The many small and independent art venues, project spaces and freelance artists who have been active in Berlin since the 1980s, have created the breeding ground for the subversive Berlin mix, that now makes the capital so attractive. URBAN ART WEEK is committed to their recognition and networking and ennobles the local scene with a gold medal – because Urban Art has actually earned this here for a long time. The program booklet with a city map, a website and a broad publicity campaign in German and English will accompany the week from 5 to 12 September 2018.

Further information under www.urbanartweek.de

A MAZE. Berlin 2018

A MAZE. established in 2008 is an international label in the field of independent and alternative games, playful media and games culture. Interdisciplinary, game-centered events and productions transcending media channels and cultures are the signature feature of A MAZE. Our portfolio includes the production of festivals, exhibitions, conferences, workshops, game showcases, game jams, artist in residence programmes and a magazine.

A MAZE. / Berlin is an unique and cultural investigating international platform for games and playful media that invites professionals and creatives from various fields to exchange their knowledge and visions, presenting their projects, playing, making contacts to collaborate on future projects.
A MAZE. / Berlin represents games beyond the mainstream and celebrates the art-form and not the product.

From the 25th to the 29th of April 2018 A MAZE. / Berlin invites general public visitors and professionals to explore the best new independent videogames, virtual reality experiences and playful media projects. In public exhibitions visitors will discover the 25 nominees for the A MAZE. Awards, and many more engaging with with new technologies and ways of digital storytelling.

The accompanying two day conference program presents a space for interested publics to join artists, game developers and academics in a conversation on new trends in digital media and independent videogames. For the second time the festival will feature a whole track of talks, discussion rounds and workshops concerned with experimental, artistic and critical approaches towards virtual reality. We call it the Other Realities Track. Cutting edge creators will highlight the platform’s possibilities outside of the context of business ventures.

New: This edition we will add an additional track for sound design, music in games and audio-visual programming with game engines. Follow all talks on Voice Republic.

The award, now in its 6th year, presents now a total of 7.000€ in prizes to game developers at the A MAZE. Awards Ceremony, which is one of the main events of the A MAZE. Festival. 25 games each year are nominated by a selection committee of professionals of the games industry. The games are then adjudicated by an international independent jury for a number of award categories. The winner of the top award, « Most Amazing Game », is typically granted a cash prize of 3000€ and the infamous pink trophy.

Awards categories include:

Most Amazing Game Award
Human Human Machine Award
Long Feature Award
Digital Moment Award
Collider Award
Audience Award

Award ceremony will take place on Friday April 27, 2018.

A MAZE. Berlin

April 25th / 29th

Urban Spree


A MAZE. / Berlin 2017 – 6th International Independent Videogames and Playful Media

A MAZE. / Berlin 2017 – 6th International Independent Videogames and Playful Media – April 26 – 29, 2017

2 days of artistic and experimental VR / AR talk and workshop track

Bling Award Categories!

Festival website including calls and news on: www.amaze-berlin.de

Get your tickets for A MAZE. / Berlin 2017 already now: https://amazeberlin2017.eventbrite.de/

Submit for the A MAZE. Awards 2017: https://award.amaze-berlin.de/

A MAZE. / Berlin is an international platform for unique and experimental games, playful media, interactive digital art and other realities that invites professionals and creatives from various fields to exchange their knowledge and visions, presenting their projects, playing and forming contacts to collaborate on future projects. You can expect three days of inspiration, skill, celebration and play.

Raw festival schedule:
– Official festival opening (Apr 26)
– Conference:
2 days Independent Videogames Conference (Apr 27/28)
2 days Other Realities (VR/ AR) Conference (Apr 28/29)
– Workshops (Apr 27/28/29)
– A MAZE. Awards 2017 (April 28)
– Exhibitions (Apr 26/27/28/29)
– Night program:
Music and AV live performances, party (Apr 26/27/28/29)
– VR Jam / Berlin Mini Jam (Apr 29)

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A MAZE. / Berlin is funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and part of the framework “International Games Week Berlin ».

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Urban Spree at La Vallée in Brussels

From 01.09 to 04.09.2016, Urban Spree is invited by La Vallée in Brussels to celebrate their first anniversary over 4 days with a group show curated by Urban Spreeworkshops by our Urban Spree resident artists, a neon installation and a mini book- and print- shop.


La Vallée is a cultural center located in Brussels-Molenbeek with 6000 sqm, exhibition rooms and 70 artist residencies.

For the Group Show, we have selected 18 artists, including 3 Urban Spree resident artists (Andrea Wan,  Johannes Mundinger, Rylsee). Most artists are Berlin-based artists, and artists whom we feel really close and have worked together on several projects. If the show has obvious street & graffiti roots, most artists have evolved into more abstract & contemporary territories.

Artist Line-up: Andrea Wan, Charlie Anderson, Hendrik Czakainski, Jan Kaláb, Jim Avignon, Johannes Mundinger, Kid Cash, Klone, Low Bros, Mafia Tabak, Michal Škapa, Norman Behrendt, Onio, Rylsee, Mik Shida, Sosek, Twoone, Various & Gould.

Andrea Wan - Sensations - Ink on Paper - 50 x 70 cm - 2016

Andrea Wan – Sensations – Ink on Paper – 50 x 70 cm – 2016

Norman Behrendt will exhibit in the mezzanine space of La Vallée as a solo show his photographic series « Burning Down the House » while Rylsee, Kid Cash & Various and Gould will travel to Brussels to prepare site-specific installations & wall paintings. Last but not the least, Jim Avignon will play for the opening night with his one-man band & visual show Neo-Angin. Expect some workshops with our artists on Saturday 03.09.

With the Urban Spree BXL pop up shop, we will also bring a selection of our Berlin shop, books, t-shirts and screen prints, a special street corner by Sneeer (Rylsee’s new clothing line) for the belgian public to discover.

La Vallée x Urban Spree

01.09 – 04.09

Opening on 01.09 at 19:00



A MAZE. / Berlin 2016 – 5th International Independent Videogames Festival


From April 20th to April 23rd, A MAZE. / Berlin brings together international independent game developers, digital creatives and game enthusiast in Berlin. A MAZE. / Berlin is also a public festival with an mind-blowing music lineup, an hand selected exhibition of videogames, virtual reality experiences and interactive installations. On 23/04, A MAZE. is specifically designed as a general public and family day with a reduced entry ticket and access to all the video games of the exhibition.


A MAZE. / Berlin is an unique and cultural investigating international platform for games and playful media that invites professionals and creatives from various fields to exchange their knowledge and visions, presenting their projects, playing, making contacts to collaborate on future projects.

A MAZE. / Berlin represents independent and alternative games and celebrates the art-form and not the product.

You can expect three days of inspiration, skill, celebration and play. Talks and workshops give you insights and help your craft evolve, while exhibitions and game showcases give plenty of opportunity to play and enjoy your favorite art form. We are also proud to award the 5th International A MAZE. Awards.

Thorsten S. Wiedemann, Director and Founder of A MAZE. says:

“A MAZE. / Berlin turns 5! Thanks to all those who help to push the boundaries and make experimental games more alive, discussed, financed and accessible around the world. Nothing would have happened without your hard work and the will to express your ideals towards what you love: good games and more diversity in them. In order to embrace your ideals for game creation, A MAZE.’s task is to become even more international, diverse and political than any festival ever before. So don’t miss out and check out the first speakers. »

Award submission and ticketing: www.amaze-berlin.de

A MAZE. / Berlin is organized and curated by A MAZE., funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and part of the framework “International Games Week Berlin » and in cooperation with Quo Vadis. Create. Game. Business conference in Berlin.


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