In a unique collaboration, Berghain bouncer Sven Marquardt, renowned DJ Marcel Dettmann, and visual artist Lars Murasch have come together to create an immersive audio-visual photography exhibition in Istanbul. This exciting project, titled NACHTBLENDE, will showcase Marquardt’s collection of club photography, focusing on the vibrant nightlife and subcultures of Berlin over the past 25 years. With support from the Goethe-Institut Istanbul, the exhibition will take place at the prestigious city venue, Yapı Kredi bomontiada. The opening night on Thursday, 9th November promises to be a memorable event, with a special live performance by Marcel Dettmann and Lars Murasch’s ‘Slide‘ project. The exhibition aims to transport visitors into the captivating world of Berlin’s nightlife, capturing the essence of its unique and ever-evolving spirit.
The Evolution of Berlin’s Nightlife
Berlin has long been renowned for its vibrant and diverse nightlife scene. From the crumbling walls of the city’s abandoned buildings to the pulsating beats of underground clubs, the German capital has become a mecca for partygoers and music enthusiasts from around the world. Sven Marquardt’s NACHTBLENDE exhibition provides a unique glimpse into the evolution of this iconic nightlife through his captivating club photography. Over the past 25 years, Marquardt has documented the subcultures and characters that have shaped Berlin’s nightlife, capturing the raw energy and creativity that permeates the city’s underground scene.
Each photograph in the exhibition tells a story, offering a window into a world that is often hidden from the mainstream. Marquardt’s lens captures the sweat-drenched dancefloors, the gritty backrooms, and the intimate moments shared between friends and strangers. Through his photography, he invites viewers to experience the spirit of Berlin’s nightlife and to reflect on the role it plays in shaping the city’s identity.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is a selected work from East Berlin circa 1987, offering a glimpse into the city’s nightlife during the era of the Berlin Wall. This photograph serves as a powerful reminder of the city’s tumultuous past and the resilience of its subcultures. It showcases the underground spirit that persisted even in the face of political and social challenges, laying the foundation for the vibrant nightlife scene that Berlin is known for today.
The Immersive Experience of ‘Slide’
Marcel Dettmann and Lars Murasch’s ‘Slide’ project is an integral part of the NACHTBLENDE exhibition, providing an immersive audio-visual experience for visitors. ‘Slide’ is a digital image composition that combines Dettmann’s pulsating beats with Murasch’s captivating visuals. Together, they create a multisensory journey that transports viewers into the heart of Berlin’s nightlife.
The ‘Slide’ performance, which will take place on the opening night of the exhibition, promises to be a truly unique experience. Dettmann’s masterful DJ skills will be accompanied by Murasch’s visually stunning projections, creating a symbiotic relationship between sound and image. As the beats reverberate through the venue, the visuals will dance across the walls, enveloping the audience in a mesmerizing display of light and sound.
The Impact of NACHTBLENDE
The NACHTBLENDE exhibition not only celebrates the vibrant nightlife of Berlin but also highlights the role that subcultures and creativity play in shaping cities around the world. By showcasing Marquardt’s club photography, the exhibition provides a platform for the voices and stories of those who often go unheard.
The collaboration between Marquardt, Dettmann, and Murasch brings together three artistic visionaries who have each made their mark on Berlin’s nightlife. By combining their talents, they create an exhibition that goes beyond the realm of traditional photography, offering an immersive and multisensory experience that engages the audience on a deeper level. In a world that often seeks to categorize and divide, NACHTBLENDE serves as a reminder of the power of community and the importance of embracing diversity.
As the NACHTBLENDE exhibition prepares to open its doors in Istanbul, visitors can expect to be transported into the captivating world of Berlin’s nightlife. Sven Marquardt’s club photography provides a glimpse into the evolution of the city’s subcultures, while Marcel Dettmann and Lars Murasch’s ‘Slide’ project offers an immersive audio-visual experience like no other. Through this collaboration, the exhibition celebrates the power of creativity, diversity, and community, reminding us of the transformative role that nightlife can play in shaping cities and individuals alike. NACHTBLENDE is free to visit and open between 9th and 26th November, 10.00 – 19.00 every day except Mondays.
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By: Oscar Yerushalmi
Title: Sven Marquardt, From Berghain To Istanbul With Immersive Audio-Visual Photography Exhibition
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Published Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2023 17:32:26 +0000
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John Summit Teases New Track In The Studio With Hayla
Great news for feral John Summit fans. He just recently posted on his Instagram that he is cooking up a new track with singer Hayla. The post shows them both in the studio recording the track. In addition, the Miami based DJ teased us with an excerpt of the song. The track holds a powerful Trance/Progressive sound including Hayla’s imperial vocals. As of now, the song will be called ‘Shiver’, unless they change the title before it’s official release.
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This will be the second collaboration between the two artists, just after their hit ‘Where You Are’ which became one of the most played songs this summer. It has remixes of some of the industry’s biggest names like Zedd, Griz, and my personal favorite remix by Gorgon city. We can’t wait to hear their upcoming collaboration so we can dance til we drop into the abyss.
The Liverpool native has had a beautiful rise in the EDM scene . Kx5’s ‘Escape’ is a statement of her talent and is now part of a Grammy nominated album. This has elevated her status and has inspired her for more and more. Her latest single ‘Fall Again’, is a statement of her ability as a songwriter and the fact she does not need only to collaborate with the biggest names in the industry to be a big name herself.
The Chicago native keeps getting better and better. Just recently, he became the only DJ to be a part of Forbes 30 under 30 list. This is a claim to his power as a producer and the amount of love he has garnered in the most recent years. He has been headlining some of the biggest festivals in the World and he now runs his own record label Experts Only. Currently he is beginning a new residency in the new Las Vegas LIV nightclub, in the new Fountainbleu Hotel. What can’t he do?
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By: Jay Seabrook
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Published Date: Sun, 03 Dec 2023 21:55:06 +0000
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[INTERVIEW] Pozzi And Zander From Mojave Grey Introduce ‘Ride the Fire’
Step into the world of Mojave Grey, Zander Bleck, and Pozzi as they take us on a mesmerizing journey through the creation of their latest masterpiece, ‘Ride the Fire‘. In this exclusive interview, we delve deep into the spiritual background of the song, uncovering the hidden layers of meaning and inspiration that make it a true musical gem. But that’s not all – we also get a sneak peek into their exciting new projects for 2024, leaving us eagerly anticipating what this talented duo has in store for us next. Listen to ‘Ride the Fire’ at the end of this interview.
EDMTunes: Hello Everyone! This is Oscar Yerushalmi from EDMTunes. Today we are with Zander and Pozzi. Better known as Mojave Gray. Guys, how are you today?
Mojave Grey: We are great Oscar. – Thanks for having us. – Thanks for having us, yeah.
EDMTunes: Thank you for taking the time to talk with us about the release of your new song ‘Ride the Fire’. You guys describe this song as a sonic odyssey, this already sounds fascinating to me. But would you mind explaining to our audience what you guys mean when you say so, and what is the spiritual background behind this song?
Mojave Grey: Yeah, so this song has a lot of meaning for us and it kind of, it’s a little bit more like we approach the song as a soundscape more than normal, a typical song per se. It evolved a lot live. So we had kind of written the initial aspects of the song and we just kept adjusting and evolving the song as time went on in response to how the audience was reacting. We wanted to create, sort of like a mood more than ever before. The song, we wrote it based on a pretty powerful experience that we went through, and yeah, we just wanted it to be sonically aligned with that, and I think we accomplished that.
EDMTunes: Okay Pozzi, do you have some words about these?
Mojave Grey: Yeah. just talking to you now touching on the spiritual element of it. Zander and I have been sort of exploring our spirituality this year and trying to implement those experiences into the music, more and more each time. This song I would say we went a little bit further down the rabbit hole more than what we normally do. And so I think that’s a pairing. I think we tried to capture, as Zander said, an energy and overall feeling. I think we got it there eventually.
EDMTunes: While reading about the song, I noticed there is a Shaman involved in it, and it seems it’s been an experience that led you guys speechless. How relevant or how much did this Shaman influence the creative process of this track?
Mojave Grey: Tremendously. More or less she just said the phrase “ride the fire” and almost as soon as she said it we both looked at each other and were like, “well that’s the name“. It was truly a beautiful moment. We were almost in a very anxious state. We were both so far out of our comfort zones. And basically what she was describing was that anxiety and that fear that was creeping up on us. And like, she created, almost this imagery that we were in a room with a locked door with some kind of energy, this fire, this woman, this goddess, behind that door, and she was pounding at it while we were so nervously holding the door shut. And she’s like, she just wants to come in. She just wants to play with you. She wants to invite the fire in, ride the fire. As soon as she said that, I was taking it back, we both were in awe of how powerful that message was. We were one with that thought of allowing that fear in and facing it head-on, and that just was such a vivid metaphor and point that just, I mean, the song almost wrote itself.
EDMTunes: And besides the name and this experience you describe, what else do you think that the Shaman added to the song?
Mojave Grey: I mean, it was definitely something we had never experienced before, going through such an intentional, psychedelic journey. I think, we just wouldn’t have had the name, nor the vibe of the track. I think it really affected us as a group. And I think this song represents a little bit of a pivot in how we want our music to be perceived, that is, a little bit more on the experiential level. On top of just writing really great Dance and Pop songs, we want to create a mood. You know, we’re based in the desert here. I feel like we wanted to incorporate these types of experiences, this nature that we’re immersed in when we write these songs and just all of those elements into our music. And this song in particular feels like we kind of brought all three of those together. It features guitar in a really organic way and it has a little hypnotizing nature to it which is really what we were going for.
EDMTunes: I can see ‘Ride the Fire’ is a mix of a lot of different types of elements. From Zander’s vocals, Pozzi’s instruments, live music, Rock and Roll… How could you guys put all these pieces together that are so different at the same time, and deliver such a great song? Is this challenging at some point?
Mojave Grey: Yeah, it’s definitely challenging, but it’s also something that comes naturally to us because we’re both, you know, kind of in the classic sense, we’re songwriters and we’re real musicians and we play a lot of instruments. So we actually approach most of our songwriting from, like Zander or I will write something on piano or guitar. It happens that these lines themselves are really solid and then we start building something from them, and making them into what you hear. So we like to keep those organic elements as strong and prominent as possible, because they really represent who we are and what we’re bringing to the space that’s sort of different than most other people around. We also want all our songs to be able to be performed, you know, if it’s just posing on a piano or an acoustic guitar that we still can, you know, soak and translate the feel, whether it’s on the decks or just very intimate. We usually take that approach with a lot of those organic elements, and, as you were saying, it really shines through in this song.
EDMTunes: Okay guys so far, today we have the release of ‘Ride the Fire’. What else are we missing for the rest of 2023? What can we expect from Mojave Gray in 2024?
Mojave Grey: Yeah we’re just getting started, Oscar. We’re excited, we’re ambitious. We have our debut album coming out in the spring.
But regardless, we’re probably going to be releasing, I’d say, a song every five weeks up to the album and then after the album. But we have a pretty large body of work that we’re actually working on as we speak. You caught us kind of right in the middle of working on all these new songs and ideas and concepts. So I think we’ll have a very aggressive live schedule. Next week we’re in Miami for our Boswell, and the following week we’re in Mexico City. I think we’re going to start kind of accelerating that and getting this message of our desert Dance spirit, and we’re going to just keep getting that word out.
EDMTunes: Thank you for your time and answers. To close the interview, do you guys have any messages for our EDMTunes family?
Mojave Grey: Just to say hello, and we’re Mojave Grey. We’re so excited for you guys to take a step into our little desert world. To enjoy each other’s company very soon. Yeah, and thanks for welcoming into us and your community.
About ‘Ride the Fire’
As the journey begins, the soundscape of ‘Ride The Fire’ unfolds gradually, drawing listeners into a realm of tranquility and anticipation. Zander’s magnetic vocals take center stage, their melodic allure beckoning the audience to delve further into the depths of the composition. As Pozzi’s electric guitar enters the fray, as the tempo reaches its peak, a hauntingly beautiful recording of shamanic chants emerges, infusing the track with a ceremonial essence. These ancient chants, which, as you would know by now from reading the interview, served as the inspiration for ‘Ride The Fire’. Listen HERE!
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By: Oscar Yerushalmi
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Published Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2023 12:38:37 +0000
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Producer Discusses What One Million Spotify Streams Earned Him This Year
Among many Spotify success stories and the debate on their royalties system going forward, German electronic musician Hainbach adds to the situation. Amidst the echoes of Taylor Swift’s staggering royalties, Hainbach steps forward, revealing the harsh truth of his one million Spotify streams in 2023. This revelation comes in a somber tone, as the composer discloses that his milestone translates to a mere £2,160 in royalties – $2,742.65 in today’s money. This is a sum that, while helpful, barely covers his utility bills. The chasm between Spotify’s glamorous facade and the financial struggles of experimental artists becomes starkly evident.
For Hainbach, the journey to the six-figure year comes primarily from just a few of his tracks. ‘The Guide‘, a 2020 release, hit over half of the sum with 560,000 plays, while ‘The Wooden‘, from his latest album Voice Magnetic, notched up 116,000 plays in only six months. Despite these accomplishments, the financial yield remains meager, echoing the struggle many artists face in the digital music landscape.
The Looming Silence
As Hainbach grapples with the modest returns from Spotify, a looming threat adds to the discord. Reports suggest that tracks accumulating less than 1,000 plays annually will face demonetization starting next year. This prospect raises concerns for lesser-known artists, hinting at a future where their creative output on Spotify may yield nothing in return. In this silence, the producer advocates for alternative avenues to sustain their craft.
“Bandcamp or coming to a live show is still the best way to support me and other artists.”
While the debate continues as to which is the best way to directly support artists for them to make a living out of what they love and are most passionate about, unless you’re already on top of the world and amassing an exorbitant cult of followers, audio streaming giant Spotify is certainly out of the question for the best lifeline for those who we value for their contribution to music.
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By: Matt Sierra
Title: Producer Discusses What One Million Spotify Streams Earned Him This Year
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Published Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2023 21:25:46 +0000
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