We partnered with Ableton Loop 2016 where our tutors led a few workshops, a bunch of our students volunteered and our Funkhaus studios were open.
dBs Music Student Caleb organised a well-received sound installation called In the Dark: Sound Perceptions. Recording hall 2 at the Funkhaus provided the perfect venue for this experiment in sound perception which had its audience captivated by 4 sound pieces in complete darkness for a full hour.
There’s no shortage of content that reports on the rise of musical groups or individual performers. But what about the organisations that support them along the way? In response, we created a mini-documentary series called ‘Hear It?’ where we will focus on a few record labels in Berlin. Each one has had significant impacts on the electronic music scene and experienced huge growth within the past decade. Our second episode features Kling Klong Records.
There’s no shortage of content that reports on the rise of musical groups or individual performers. But what about the organisations that support them along the way? In response, we created a mini-documentary series called ‘Hear It?’ where we will focus on a few record labels in Berlin. Each one has had significant impacts on the electronic music scene and experienced huge growth within the past decade. Our first episode features Mobilee Records.
Running a record shop from your living room isn’t the most conventional thing to do, but that’s exactly what makes Gerd Tammist (GT) a notable member of the music industry.
As both a former dBs Music Berlin student and an avid record collector, it was only a matter of time until Tammist had to share his passion for the underground with like-minded listeners by opening Bikini Waxx Records.
In this interview Rodi Kirk (RK) shares his personal experience of making music in an old Polish castle, using granular synthesis and breaking new technological ground within the pop world.
Jonny Zoum’s (JZ) life seems to be spent bouncing around from one studio to another. The Berlin-based Australian isn’t just a sound engineer and technician at dBs Music and Tricone Studios, but is also one half of up-and-coming dark folk duo, Bad Tropes. That’s when he’s not also working in the studio of the esteemed audio streaming platform, SoundCloud.
We sat down with Temi Hollist and Livvi Ross, students at dBs Music and dBs Film, to discuss their project Club Duvet. Through a series of engaging videos and live events, Club Duvet is on a mission to showcase the electronic music stars of tomorrow, share their talent with the world, whilst connecting, energising and inspiring others through the medium of music.
Interview by Steph Gidde
One of the advantages of living in Berlin is that you find yourself surrounded by music all the time. There are street musicians everywhere, some of them so good they’ve become household names in Berlin (google Alice Phoebe Lou and prepare to be amazed). More…
One of the biggest advantages of living in Berlin is the ever-changing array of entertainment. No matter what your taste, there’s something each night to entertain and inspire! Sure, Berlin has its roots in electronic music, but the international influence of the German capital means all cultures are represented.Including a thriving hip hop scene.