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Fredrik Kinbom connects history and Scandinavian melancholy in ‘Songs for Lap Steel & Harmonium’

  Berlin-based Swedish musician Fredrik Kinbom has lived abroad for the past 20 years. It was in U.K. where a chance encounter led him to buy his first lap steel guitar, with which he started carving his signature sound. We caught up with Kinbom to talk about learning politeness from the British, his interest in history, and spreading Scandinavian melancholy through his latest solo album, “Songs for Lap Steel & […]

todayJanuary 12, 2019


PEOPLE festival hits Berlin’s Funkhaus next week, bringing artistic collaborations and brand new works

Next weekend sees PEOPLE festival at Berlin’s Funkhaus. The festival is unique for bringing artists from all over the world together for a week of experimentation and collaboration before performing new works for a live audience. 160 artists will take part, including Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, as well as Feist and Jenny Lewis. We spoke to festival organizers Tom and Nadine Michelberger, who […]

todayAugust 11, 2018


The un-residential resident: Berghain DJ Martyn unveils his new album

    We caught up with Berghain-resident DJ Martyn shortly after the launch of his latest album, "Voids." He tells us about his musical process and the lengthy commute between Berlin and his home in Washington, D.C. Martyn says he took a "back-to-basics approach" with his latest album, reconnecting with earlier work. "For me, it was a moment to sort of look back at the records that really inspired me […]

todayJune 23, 2018


There’ll be dancing in the Kiez: Fête de la Musique lands on June 21 bringing music to Berlin’s streets

    June 21 sees Fête de la Musique coming to the streets of Berlin. The imported French festival has been a staple of the city's event calendar since 1995 and brings music from over 800 musicians, bands, and choirs, performed in Spätis, Kitas, garden colonies and other unusual locations across the city.  We caught up with Björn Döring, the Curator and Director of the festival. One highlight of Fête de la Musique promises […]

todayJune 16, 2018


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