Europe : (October – November) 2012 : Techno / Music


Below is a list of all the techno clubs / club-nights / parties / music events etc. that I attended on my 2nd Europe trip this year (October – November 2012), listing only the DJs and live acts I saw play…


02.10.2012 : O/V/R (Regis & James Ruskin), Cut Hands [Live], Vatican Shadow [Live], Surgeon, DJ Pete @ Downwards / Finest Tuesday – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
05.10.2012 : Die Jungen [Live], KVB [Live] @ Death # Disco & Modern Movement – King Kong Klub { Berlin, Germany }
05.10.2012 : Ancient Methods, Mack @ 3 Years Robot Army – Wysiwyg { Berlin, Germany }
05.10.2012 : S_W_Z_K, Psycatron @ Tresor Records 21st Birthday – Part I – Tresor { Berlin, Germany }
06.10.2012 : Norman Nodge, Ame & Henrik Schwarz [Live], Alex.Do, Mike Parker, ND_Baumecker, Rødhåd (Rodhad) @ Innervisions Uberall – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
13.10.2012 : Black Rain [Live], Conor Thomas & Brian Morrison (BEB DJs), Cut Hands [Live], Concrete Fence [Live] (Karl O’Connor (Regis) & Russell Haswell), Vatican Shadow [Live], Regis @ Blackest Ever Black – Corsica Studios { London, England }
14.10.2012 : Ben Klock @ Klubnacht – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
16.10.2012 : Rabih Beaini, Helm [Live], Ben Vida [Live], Kevin Drumm, Mika Vainio, Axel Dörner & Lucio Capece [Live] @ Elektroakustischer Salon: PAN – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }

Amsterdam Dance Event 2012 ~ ~

17.10.2012 : Jeff Mills @ I Am Techno Pres… Jeff Mills | Cine-Mix | “Woman In The Moon” – Eye Theatre { Amsterdam, The Netherlands }
17.10.2012 : Sandrien, Ben Klock @ Late Night Society & Imprint – ADE Special – Trouw – De Verdieping { Amsterdam, The Netherlands }
18.10.2012 : Thomas Martojo, Silent Servant, Sandwell District, P.A.S. [Live], Peter Van Hoesen, James Ruskin @ Co-Hosted By Kinetic AM. Dekmantel ADE – Blueprint, Sandwell District, Mote Evolver & Time To Express – MC Theatre { Amsterdam, The Netherlands }
18.10.2012 : Joseph Capriati, Ben Sims, Adam Beyer Vs Ben Sims @ Awakenings ADE Special: Adam Beyer Pres… Drumcode – Gashouder { Amsterdam, The Netherlands }
19.10.2012 : Marko Ciciliani: Wall Alphabet – K, Peter Van Hoesen [Live], Qindek [Live] @ ADE Festival: Listen To This 4D Sound – I.C.W. Gonzo (Circus – Entree Hall) { Amsterdam, The Netherlands }
19.10.2012 : Gerd, Dexter [Live], A Made Up Sound, Delta Funktionen @ Clone x Delsin x Rush Hour ADE Special – Trouw { Amsterdam, The Netherlands }
20.10.2012 : Surgeon @ ADE Festival: I Am Techno Secret Pop Up Party: The Resistance (Feat. Surgeon) – Bubblekid { Amsterdam, The Netherlands }
20.10.2012 : Developer, DVS1, Xhin @ RA VS ADE Special – Trouw – De Verdieping { Amsterdam, The Netherlands }
20.10.2012 : Surgeon, Juan Atkins @ I Am Techno Pres… Tresor Meets Deeply Rooted House – Hotel Arena { Amsterdam, The Netherlands }
21.10.2012 : Speedy J, ROD, Hans Bouffmyhre, Sandwell District, Nina Kraviz @ Electric Deluxe : ADE After Hour – Melkweg { Amsterdam, The Netherlands }

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24.10.2012 : Lucy, Third Side [Live] (Steffi & The Analogue Cops), Marcel Dettmann, Redshape [Live] @ Pres… BLPGRN001 Launch – Boiler Room Berlin { Berlin, Germany }
24.10.2012 : Adam X Vs Dasha Rush @ Timewise After Show – Tresor { Berlin, Germany }
25.10.2012 : Ultravox [Live] @ Ultravox – Columbiahalle { Berlin, Germany }
25.10.2012 : Call Super, Metasplice [Live], Madteo [Live] @ The Lost Transmission – West Germany { Berlin, Germany }
26.10.2012 : Xhin, Pfirter @ Tuna Park – Tresor { Berlin, Germany }
26.10.2012 : A Cell Of One, Raime [Live], Miles Whittaker @ Polymorphism: Blackest Ever Black, Tri-Angle Records & Modern Love – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
26.10.2012 : Marcel Dettmann & Ben Klock, Ryan Elliot @ Finest Friday – Panorama Bar { Berlin, Germany }
27.10.2012 : Fiedel, Karenn [Live] (Blawan & Pariah), Robert Hood, Obtane [Live], Giorgio Gigli, Oliver Deutschmann @ Klubnacht – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
31.10.2012 : Anna Von Hausswolff [Live], Crime & The City Solution [Live] @ Crime & The City Solution – C-Club { Berlin, Germany }
31.10.2012 : Area Boy, Shackleton [Live], George Fitzgerald @ BerMuDa: Dimensions Reunion Party – Horst Kreuzberg { Berlin, Germany }


02.11.2012 : Simon Heartfield [Live A/V]. 65D Mavericks, Untold, Luke Handsfree, James Tec, Ugandan Methods [Live] (Ancient Methods & Regis), Ancient Methods Vs Regis, Regis, Ø (Phase) @ Plex / Colony / Machine – PCM Pt. II – Corsica Studios { London, England }
03.11.2012 : Pär Grindvik, Ben Sims, Adam Beyer, Joel Mull, Dustin Zahn @ Drumcode Total – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
03.11.2012 : Joel Mull @ Drumcode Total – Panorama Bar { Berlin, Germany }
04.11.2012 : Lower Order Ethics, Young Hunting [Live], Black Rain [Live], Bill Kouligas (PAN) @ Black Magick ≠ Vol. III – Mindpirates { Berlin, Germany }

Europe : (June – August) 2012 : Techno / Music

Below is a list of all the techno clubs / club-nights / parties / music events etc. that I attended on my Europe trip (June – August 2012), listing only the DJs and live acts I saw play…

JUNE 2012…

16.06.2012 : Marcel Dettmann, Skudge [Live], DJ Rolando @ Klubnacht – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
20.06.2012 : A Guy Called Gerald [Live] @ The LongPlayer #10 / Pre MIDI Acid House Workshop – Bar Saul { Berlin, Germany }
21.06,2012 : New Order [Live] @ New Order 2012 Tour – Berlin Tempodrom { Berlin, Germany }
22.06.2012 : _?_ @ Another Friday – Club Der Visionaere { Berlin, Germany }
22.06.2012 : Peter Van Hoesen [Live & DJ], Samuli Kemppi, Dario Zenker @ Tuna Park Pres… Time To Express – Tresor { Berlin, Germany }
23.06.2012 : Surgeon, Oscar Mulero, Takaaki Itoh & Go Hiyama, Mark Broom, Rumenige & Loktibrada @ Code 082: X Aniversario Warmup Recordings – Fabrik { Madrid, Spain }
27.06.2012 : Modeselektor [Live], Mouse On Mars, Lazer Sword, Phon.O @ Monkeytown – Boiler Room – Berlin { Berlin, Germany }
29.06.2012 : Lucy, Xhin, Dadub @ Stroboscopic Artefacts Label Night / Screening: “Paris / Berlin: 20 Years Of Underground Techno” – Suicide Circus { Berlin, Germany }

JULY 2012…

06.07.2012 : Xhin, Shakleton, Digital Mystikz @ Bloc. Festival 2012 – London Pleasure Gardens { London, England }
13.07.2012 : Mike Dehnert, Ed Davenport @ Tuna Park – Tresor { Berlin, Germany }
15.07.2012 : Len Faki, Boris @ Klubnacht – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
17.07.2012 : Surgeon, Comante, Detronic @ Camouflage Goes Crazy – Flex { Vienna, Austria }
20.07.2012 : Joel Mull, Pär Grindvik, Staffan Linzatti @ Swedish Tuna – Tresor { Berlin, Germany }
20.07.2012 : Barker, Lazer Sword [Live] @ Leisure System.16 / Finest Friday – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
21.07.2012 : Kiki, Thomas Muller [Live], DJ Red @ BPitch Control Nacht – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
21.07.2012 : Santiago Salazar, Vince Watson [Live], Heiko Laux @ Radio Drama – Tresor { Berlin, Germany }
22.07.2012 : Marcel Fengler, Jerome Sydenham @ BPitch Control Nacht – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
27.07.2012 : Bladerunnaz DJs @ Friday – A38 { Budapest, Hungary }
28.07.2012 : Peter Van Hoesen, DJ Flush & Mack @ Killekill Megahorst – Horst Kreuzberg { Berlin, Germany }
28.07.2012 : Dosem [Live], Renato Cohen @ Klubnacht – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
29.07.2012 : Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Ron Albrecht @ Klubnacht – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }

AUGUST 2012…

02.08.2012 : Regis, Gianni Sabato @ Crime Fest – Casablanca { Nardo, Italy }
03.08.2012 : Jesper Dahlbäck, Nihad Tule @ Suicide Techno Nacht – Suicide Circus { Berlin, Germany }
03.08.2012 : Margaret Dygas, Sammy Dee @ …Get Perlonized Sunshine! – Panorama Bar { Berlin, Germany }
04.08.2012 : Marcel Dettmann, Snuff Crew [Live] @ Klubnacht – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
05.08.2012 : Adam Beyer, DJ Pete, Rødhåd @ Klubnacht – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }
08.08.2012 : Perc [Live], Lucy [Live], Dadub [Live], Bill Youngman @ Stroboscopic Artefacts Pres… Stellate Series (Experimental Live Sets) – Berghain Kantine { Berlin, Germany }
09.08.2012 : Regis, Pär Grindvik, Doka & Loy @ Booch Outdoor – De Bongerd Heerlen { Heerlen, Netherlands }
09.08.2012 : DIR, Jeff Rushin & Nicole Rosie @ Booch Indoor – Poppodium De Nieuwe Nor { Heerlen, Netherlands }
10.08.2012 : Mr. Ties @ Finest Friday – Panorama Bar { Berlin, Germany }
11.08.2012 : _?_ @ Enough! Music – Club Der Visionaere { Berlin, Germany }
11.08.2012 : _?_ @ Sasomo – HipHop Festival / Half Baked / Zwölf / Strassen Musik Fest. / Vakant & Supernature – KaterHolzig { Berlin, Germany }
12.08.2012 : Sigha, Roman Lindau, Radio Slave @ Klubnacht – Berghain / Panorama Bar { Berlin, Germany }
12.08.2012 : Ben Klock @ Klubnacht – Berghain { Berlin, Germany }


I am very excited at the moment. Two reasons:

Firstly, I won a Slices DVD with a small documentary on British Murder Boys (BMB) This was by guessing Surgeon’s favourite sumo rikishi: Takamisakiri. And now my name is appearing as the winner on Surgeon’s website 


We were at Tad & Liz’s a month or so ago, and they had the DVD, so I have already seen it. But I do want a permanent copy 🙂 

Also, it will be a permanent record of our last night in London last year. BMB played at Fabric that night, and it was Dave’s first experience of the place (my second). Even though it was WAY too packed, it was a great way to finish of our trip. I can’t think of anything better than my last day involving Surgeon and Regis 🙂

And no, you can’t see us in the DVD. But we know where we are!!!

The second reason that I am excited is I managed to get VIP tickets to the Duran Duran concert at the Entertainment Centre on Friday 28th March. It was a VERY VERY expensive call, but I think getting in the first 5 rows AND having a chance to meet them is worth it.

We don’t find out until the night whether we get to meet them or not. So if I do, there will be a very very happy post here the next day. Still a happy post if I don’t meet them. But you know, you can’t have everything. And I have met Nick Rhodes before and gotten his autograph (I was 13 at the time, and nearly fainted!). And I got to talk to Simon Le Bon on the radio in the early 90s (I was 21-ish and nearly fainted!). And I did get to touch the hands of John, Nick and Andy at the last concert in 2003 (didn’t feel faint this time!). So I shall gracefully not burst into tears if I don’t get to meet them 🙂

The bad thing about it though is that all my friends who are going will be elsewhere in the place, so we can’t all sing along to Planet Earth together. Oh well, we can sing along at dinner later.

And no, it is not the most I’ve ever paid to go to a gig. I think BMB would win that prize. In 2003, after seeing BMB in Tabernas, Spain, I decided that I had to see them again. So, I bought close-to-last-minute flights. And got a train from Florence to Rome, flew from Rome to Amsterdam, got a train from Amsterdam to Eindhoven. Then I went to the gig. And had a bloody great time. Then I did the same travel in reverse. And it was worth every minute and every cent.

I’m not obsessed with music, am I?

Too little time left

Had too little access to the internet, too much stuff to do, and too little sleep to actually write on here. Will have to recap properly when I get home in a week. ARGH! My holiday will be over in a week. Will be nice to see everyone though. I just like being on holidays 🙂

Quick update:

Monday 17th October
After 4 hours sleep, woke up at 5am Malta time. Travelled from Malta to Gatwick, Gatwick to Luton (EasyJet cancelled flight at Gatwick), then Luton to Belfast (after EasyJet delayed new flight from Luton). Arrived at Monica’s 10pm Belfast time. Monica had Mark and Katrina over for dinner, which I joined (obviously) very late. Collapsed into bed at 12am.

Tuesday 18th October
After a good 8 hours sleep, went out to breakfast with Monica. When Monica headed off to work, I ventured off and spent the day getting pampered. I think I go to the wrong beauticians in Sydney. Never had pedicures that didn’t hurt before. Had a nap later that day, and then Monica and I went to the Errigle pub (I think) and met up with her friends Luke and Tony. Turns out Tony is into techno too, his favourite also being Surgeon, so we had a good chat about music 🙂 I drank a few beers – a Dublin Pils which was nice. We all had a cup of tea at Luke’s place afterwards. Don’t think I should drink tea after beer. Odd mix! Finally crashed out at 2am.

Wednesday 19th October
Had to wake up REALLY early as I was off to do a tour of the Coastal Roadway. Really bad weather most of the day, but it cleared up when we did the Giant’s Causeway. Absoultely beautiful sights. Went to the Bell’s distillery. I drank lots of whisky. Yes, I was drunk 😛 Got a certificate to prove it too – um that I drank lots of whisky, not that I was drunk! When I got back to Belfast, Monica and I went to a Japanese restaurant. Had a great prawn dish. Yes I drank beer – Ashashi (spelling?) this time. Like that a lot! Chatted for a while afterwards, and then I packed. Didn’t get to sleep until 2 again.

Thursday 20th October
Had to get up early again, as I was getting the 8.15am plane to Gatwick. Thankfully, the plane was only 15 minutes late YAY! Stuffed around at Gatwick airport for ages, talking to Dave, picking up my rental car (really cute Nissan Micra in Silver that only had 14 miles on the clock), and reading the maps to see how to get to Reading. Decided I needed to relax for the rest of the day, as I needed a bit of sleep, so thought I’d leave sightseeing until tomorrow. Got seriously lost for about an hour, and enjoyed checking out the countryside whilst doing so. A LOVELY LOVELY man at a service station gave me great directions, and I finally made it to Bec’s work in Reading just after 3pm. Had a quick nap, then Bec and I went to the shops to get some food for dinner. Have they got Praline Flake back home in Australia yet? They are GREAT!!! Bec made us some lovely bruschetta and spaghetti, and we sat around chatting for ages and drinking wine (must remember to get this at home – Cape Mentelle, Margaret River, WA, Cabernet Merloit 2001 “Trinders”). Bec has just gone to sleep after having to hear me talk for HOURS and I am just about to do the same.

Currently researching the directions to Birmingham for tomorrow. I will NOT get lost this time (and I will leave early!). I am meeting Doris for lunch and hopefully taking in The Cotswolds as well.

Need sleep. Hmmm…I think I need a longer holiday 🙂 I can’t believe it’s flown by so quickly. Must plan another trip 🙂


So the night of Friday 21st of October, I now have 2 options:

1. Go to Dundee in Scotland for British Murder Boys.
2. Go to London for Guido Schneider.

Hard decision. Dave reckons it should be an EASY decision as I have now seen BMB 3 times, and have never seen Guido Schneider.

But I think BMB are excellent (hmmm, not that anybody would know that :P). So it isn’t that easy.

Comments please!

Kozzmozz photos so far…

Well there are some photos around for Kozzmozz already. Official ones here:

Click on pictures then KZZMZZ 10Y 01 or KZZMZZ 10Y 02. I think most of the photos from KZZMZZ 10Y 01 is the main room where BMB and Justin Berkovi and Sebastian Kramer played. There is a great photo of Joel Mull in KZZMZZ 10Y 02 as well!

I actually found an unofficial photo one with Doris and I in it, but you can only see us from the back, in the centre of the photo. We are dancing behind a guy in a green t-shirt with yellow on the front who is a lot taller than us. I have my hair tied back as it was so damned hot i looked like a fuzzball!!!

Dave found me – but can you?!?!? 🙂

There are loads of unofficial photos here:

Too much to do today to update anything else. Been in Museum Ludwig all morning in Köln. Awesome. Picasso, Lichtenstein, Warhol…Yeah!

Off to Kompakt records now and then back to Frankfurt for another great museum, and a traditional dinner with Andreas and Iris . Argh, can’t believe this is the last day for me to see them. Hope they come to Australia later this year.


Anniversary, Zwolle & Surgeon, and back to Frankfurt

Sunday 18th September


Well considering we didn’t get to spend our anniversary, going to Surgeon (well, it was the 18th Sydney time!) and then having dinner with Andreas and Iris in the evening was a very close second best. Really good day.

Didn’t get much sleep, and then woke up early-ish (10am) to get some breakfast before it closed. Was so tired it took me ages to get my stuff together. Was really distracted and tired. Too little sleep. I woke up dehydrated – combination of beer and very hot room and sleep deprivation!

Missed the train I wanted to get, so I wandered around Zwolle for a while. It is a lovely small town. Hardly anyone was about. Unfortunately most of the shops were closed (not unusual apparently) so I couldn’t buy anything. Maybe that WAS a good thing 😛 There were so many great older buildings and a lovely lake. Wish I could have spent more time there. Think I am a bit over big cities at the moment! The less tourists the more I tend to like it!

My only annoying issue today was being charged 30euros for a supplement on my train ticket which they shouldn’t have charged me for. I was really mad too as there were no seats available on the carriage, and then to find this out really dug the knife in! Have to try and get a refund now. Note to self: do not book train tickets at small stations!

Then it was on a few trains to get back to Frankfurt. The train was late into the Frankfurt Airport again. Really strange that the only trains that are late this time are German ones. Last time, German trains were the only ones on time! Andreas picked me up again (thanks AK :)) and then it was back to his place. Andreas and Iris made another lovely dinner, and I talked their ears off about the last week. Then we went to a bar called Moloko+ for some drinks. Mmmm Contreau. Unfortunately nobody seems to have heard of Frangelico yet, but there are other alcoholic beverages to consume!!!

Afterwards we dropped Iris off, and then Andreas and I stayed up to 2 chatting about music. I can’t believe I actually stayed up that late!

Madness! Zwolle and Surgeon

Ok, it has been NUTS the past few days. I haven´t had time to blog. Only time to post about Saturday, and then I`m off to find some food as I am hungry!

Saturday 17th – Zwolle

Had a nap and some good food at my hotel before Tony and Gerhard (sp?) picked me up to go to Hedon. Was funny because I picked my hotel to be close to Hedon and it was on the same street!

Got there when the club opened at 10, so chatted with Tony and Gerhard until Tony was due to play at around 12.30. Really enjoyed his set. Was happy that it was quite a long set as well 2 and 3/4 hours 🙂 Tony played quite a mixture of new and old tracks. Varied and friendly crowd too, which was a nice change from Fuse the previous night.

As usual, my photos are mostly crap. Recorded about 1 minute of the set in my camera, and got lots of blurry photos.

Didn´t want the night to end, as it will be the last time I see him play for this trip. But I do have lots of other music nights coming up which hopefully will be good too!

Had a beer after the set, and then they dropped me off at the hotel, and I tried to get to sleep. Couldn´t sleep for hours – I think the beer woke me up again! I was quite wobbly and chatted to Davo for an hour before trying to get some sleep.

Another excellent night. Really enjoyed. Was great to meet up with Tony again, and get to hear excellent music.