Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, California are sister cities; in the past few years, the manpower and cultural flows between them have grown beyond expectations, with LA becoming a cultural hype capital in the US the same way that Berlin has in Europe.
From Berlin to LA is a two-day event taking place in several LA venues on February 5th and 6th; the project is initiated by Your Mom’s Agency in Berlin in partnership with the Goethe-Institut LA, Raumfeld and Bold LA, and will showcase the growing bond between electronic musicians in Berlin and LA – a bond that goes beyond touring on both sides as musicians exchange scene and tech intel, and absorb each other’s culture.
From Berlin to LA addresses electronic music enthusiasts of different horizons and ages thanks to panels and workshops about DJing or digital production, projections, live shows and DJ sets with a new tech twist or an old-school flair. All events are free entry with registration, and will showcase Berlin or Berlin-influenced electronic music ranging from electronica new beats, to house, techno and experimental.
From Berlin to LA is initiated by Your Mom’s Agency from Berlin, with the support of the Goethe-Institut-LA, Bold LA and Raumfeld, as well as shesaid.so, Grimy, Native Instruments, Barkin Kitchen, FoF, Discogs and Amoeba.
• Participating artists and technologists are:
Anna Cavazos (NYC/LA/Berlin): producer, DJ, vocalist
Carlos Oblivion & Black Replica (Detroit/Berlin/LA): producers, DJ, vocalist
Dersu (Berlin/LA, Vice): DJ, producer
Eric D. Clark (Berlin/California): DJ, producer, vocalist
Katie Otro (LA/Berlin/Ibiza): DJ, producer
Kim Anh (LA, Yowsah): DJ, producer, singer-songwriter
Lucky Paul (Auckland/Berlin/LA): producer
Masha (LA, Dig Deeper): LA scene rep, DJ
Mor Elian (Tel Aviv/LA/Berlin, Prime Numbers): DJ, producer
Perera Elsewhere (London/Berlin, LA label FoF): singer-songwriter, producer, DJ
Robot Koch (Berlin/LA, Monkeytown): producer, composer
Simonne Jones (LA/Berlin): singer-songwriter, producer
Zernell & Son (LA, Grimy): DJ, vinyl expert
19th Moon (Berlin/LA): producer, singer-songwriter
• Press partners: Melina Powell, Fourculture, Thump and XLR8R.
• Pre-shows in Berlin
Saturday 12.12: first public announcement of the project with musical tech demos including NGHT DRP’s Native Stems mixing, Simonne Jones’ life sampling project and Berlin experimental legend Bob Rutman’s live showcase at Soho House.
Friday 12.18: Robot Koch live at the Raumfeld store in Bikini Berlin.
Thursday 02.04: Simonne Jones full band show at Tausend.
• Friday 02.05 in LA • Schedule & RSVP HERE
2pm: workshops at the Goethe-Institut with Native Instruments (intro to Stems), Carlos Oblivion (digital production with Native and sampling), Lucky Paul (synthesizer customization) and Anna Cavazos (digital vocal production/treatment) – workshops include short panel and Q&As.
7pm: Pre-show with Carlos Oblivion & Black Replica, plus short concert of 19th Moon, followed by Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt, by Walther Ruttmann 1927) projection with live improvisation by Lucky Paul & Friends at the Goethe-Institut auditorium.
10pm: after show with Robot Koch live PA, and DJ sets by Eric D. Clark, Anna Cavazos, Katie Otro and Mor Elian at The Standard, Hollywood.
• Saturday 02.06 in LA • Schedule & RSVP HERE
2pm: workshops at the Goethe-Institut with Perera Elsewhere (digital production for teens & young adults), Zernell & Son (crate-digging supported by Discogs & Amoeba, DJing with vinyl long demo/dance floor for kids & teens), Katie Otro (producing with Native for teens & adults in Spanish) – this is a family afternoon, children from 8 to 18 are welcome.
8pm: gathering at the Bold Space DTLA, across the Ace Hotel, with panel about visions of the Berlin scene from LA hosted by shesaid.so & XLR8R.
10pm: club night Yowsah! at the Ace Hotel DTLA hosted by Kim Anh with DJ sets by Perera Elsewhere, Masha and Dersu feat 19th Moon live vox.
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