KRAKE FESTIVAL 2014 (Aug, 4th – 9th)
Ticket presale has started!
Early bird tickets are available from today at the Killekill website, on bandcamp and in selected stores. The early bird tickets are 45 € for the whole festival and include the KRAKE 001 CD.
Limited to 100 pieces only! . You better be quick!
Welcome to another great festival deep down!
For 2014 we are coming up with a totally new set up. For the main event on saturday we cooperate with the Urban Spree Gallery, which is located next to the Suicide Circus and combine their areal 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!
Monday, aug, 4th
KRAKE FESTIVAL DAY I: OPENING Urban Spree Gallery // doors open: 20:00 // cost: 12€ Advance, 15€ Ticket Box
We open the festival with an arty night, presenting live performances of outstanding artists. The Urban Spree Gallery is an amazing venue, combining industrial aesthetics with a sweet, personal DIY flair, perfect for our opening. TRANSFORMA are a video collective mostly known for their work for Apparat but also for Deutsche Theater and many others. They mostly work with real footage of mostly natural materials that they produce and project in real time. For Krake they cooperate with NACKT, a live music performer of rarely seen quality, who will improvise on the grand piano plus effects and other instruments to the morbid pictures that Transforma produce.
THE NEST are a group of musicians from Cologne and Berlin consisting of members of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Desmond Denker and Tannhäuser Sterben & Das Tod. „Highly minimal and with due attention to space and atmosphere, ‚Music For Drivers‘ is poised with a sharp tension between contrasting organic and mechanical sound sources; field recordings lend an unpredictability and sense of atmospheric breadth while their patiently attuned playing paints the space between with ethereal, otherworldly strokes of synthesizer, saxophone and electronics, constantly morphing between moods which are never quite just dark and light, maybe best described in terms of psychedelic, hallucinatory light shows.“ said Boomkat about their first album. We are awaiting their performance following their second album released in june 2014 on Album Label.
Third live act of the night KHAN takes the audience into a totally different direction. A nun seeking enlightenment. Khan as a male hustler including his own phone sex line on 1-900 Get-Khan. His pop fueled live shows often playing with gender roles are sought after for a reason.
As a little extra the robots taking part in the TERMINATOR TOURNAMENT on saturday will be showing off on the robot catwalk so you know which one to bet on!
TRANSFORMA & NACKT pres. GRÄTE – live
KHAN (I’m single, album label) – live
THE NEST (album label) – live
RICHARD ZEPEZAUER (nsyde)
OPIUM HUM (berghain, boiler room)
+ show off of the robots of the TERMINATOR TOURNAMENT
Wednesday, aug 6th
KRAKE FESTIVAL DAY II: MINDWAVES MUSIC vs. CRAZY LANGUAGE vs. KILLEKILL Berghain Kantine // doors open: 20:00 // cost: 12€ advance, 15€ ticket box
The wednesday night at Berghain Kantine is the classical Krake night. This was where the whole Killekill story started, and a night in this cosy venue was part of every edition of the festival so far. This year Killekill meets up with the labels of two close friends to the Killekill family: Crazy Language and Mindwaves Music. Both labels stand for a daring approach to electronic music, Mindwaves Music focussing on playful electronica and IDM, Crazy Language on more abstract tunes. Combined with a small proper Killekill line up, and a reading of club related stories of selected contemporary German authors this night will cross it all over from intellectuality to pure dancefloor madness.
mindwaves music artists:
SOFUS FORSBERG (mindwaves music) – live
KARSTEN PFLUM (mindwaves music) – live
crazy language artists:
LOGICAL DISORDER (crazy language) – live
SK’P (crazy language) – live
AXIOM (crazy language)
NEIL LANDSTRUMM (killekill) – live
HANNO HINKELBEIN vs DJ FLUSH (killekill)
THE29TH NOV FILMS
Friday, aug 8th
KRAKE FESTIVAL DAY III Suicide Circus // doors open: 23:00 // cost: 12€ advance tickets, 15€ ticket box
On friday we take off into a weekend packed with great music. For the first day we present some of the most challenging characters in contemporary electronic music with a focus on audiovisual performances.
DEMDIKE STARE with their horror vision of techno music are definitely a highlight of this night. But upcoming R&S-artist PAULA TEMPLE, industrial technoist ANCIENT METHODS, dark ambient monster SVARTE GREINER will each be capable of making you shiver. As are legendary sound extremist ALEX CORTEX and minimalists PLASTER who are working on a special a/v show with the outstanding LASAL for Krake.
Last but not least we are happy to welcome local djs PERNILLE, SEBASTIAN KÖKOW, FREUND DER FAMILIE and HOPS who round up this line up of musical challengers perfectly.
Stay tuned for more!
DEMDIKE STARE (modern love) – a/v live show
ANCIENT METHODS (am) – live
PAULA TEMPLE (r&s) – a/v live/dj hybrid show
PLASTER (stroboscopic artefacts, kvitnu) & LASAL – live a/v show
SVARTE GREINER – live
ALEX CORTEX (killekill, skudge) – live
ODD (toktok) – live
SIGNAL DE LUXE – live
FREUND DER FAMILIE (fdf)
SEBASTIAN KÖKOW (killekill, the29nov films)
PERNILLE (strøm/dk) HOPS (hardwax)
+ many more
THE29TH NOV FILMS
Saturday, aug 9th
KRAKE FESTIVAL DAY IV Suicide Circus & Urban Spree // doors open: 22:00 // cost: tba // cost: 15€ advance, 18€ ticket box
The saturday night will be a fourdimensional 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 blow your mind with meters and meters of synths they will bring to jam on for hours.
The Urban Spree Concert Room will be hosted by a young 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 mindblowing 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!
The Suicide Open Air Floor shows off with POSITIVE CENTRE with his slowmo dub, PATRIK SKOOG aka AGARIC and RECURSION with their vivid analog techno sets, and several outstanding local djs.
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)
DJ SPY (electroclub)
+ more to follow suicide
open air floor:
POSITIVE CENTRE (avian) – live
PATRIK SKOOG aka AGARIC – live
RECURSION – live
DR.NOJOKE – live
GRIZZLY (voodoo rhythm)
+ more to follow urban
spree concert hall:
AnD (and, modal analysis) – live
YVES DE MEY (sendai, modal analysis) – live
ANFS (modal analysis)
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 (kaboogie)
OSCAR DRAGON (mødule)
I.NOMAC (da da revolution)
transistors of mercy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDUCw-IW4qU