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Feedback Sessions with Universal & brandnewmusic

31 Mar , 2017  

The Feedback Sessions get our students in conversation with professionals working with major labels in the business. Reps from Universal and brandnewmusic responded to their tracks.

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Tarik Barri’s audio-visual worlds

17 Dec , 2016  

Tarik Barri

Ever since video killed the radio star, music and visuals have been inseparable. To give us a trailblazing perspective on their relationship we invited artist Tarik Barri in for a guest session.

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dBs Live at the Funkhaus: Bad Tropes

18 Nov , 2016  

Bad Tropes

The sixth band featured in our series of live performances from Funkhaus is Bad Tropes. Some dBs Berlin students and staff shot and recorded them in the stunning Saal 1. Please enjoy their track Miracles.

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Show and tell with Grimy: what should a DJ do?

11 Nov , 2016  

Grimy_what_should_a_DJ_Do

The Grimy logo is recognisable to people who don’t know Zernell Gillie’s work as a DJ. How? He came in to show and tell us some good business practices.

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Jan St. Werner: the limits of sound

2 Sep , 2016  

Jan st. Werner

Most of us know Jan St. Werner as being one half of the German band Mouse on Mars. But his prolific skill in electronic sound creation has also spilled out into other areas. We invited him to dBs Berlin for a guest lecture and he presented us with 7 of his pieces alongside some context.

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// Guest Sessions,// Music

Hear it?: A Moodmusic documentary

28 Aug , 2016  

Moodmusic

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 Moodmusic.

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dBs Live at the Funkhaus: Sebastian Plano

8 Aug , 2016  

Time for round 5! This edition of live performance being recorded and filmed by dBs Berlin students and staff, features Sebastian Plano. He came in to the Funkhaus and gave us quite a show.

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dBs Live at the Funkhaus: Subheim

22 Jul , 2016  

We continue our series of live performances from the Funkhaus with this fourth edition. These private concerts were recorded and shot by dBs Berlin students and staff in the stunning Saal 1. For this round: one video with three tracks. Please enjoy Subheim.

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Getting creative with Electric Indigo & Emika

6 Jul , 2016  

We knew that the last event for our dBs Dialogues 2016 series had to be big enough to match the importance of our topic. If you forgot the topic was ‘why aren’t more women studying music production?’ Interestingly enough however, when we were hearing the captivating stories of our final guests Electric Indigo and Emika, the word women slipped into the background of our focus. Instead we just listened to the journeys of two different people towards success.

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dBs Live at the Funkhaus: Soft as Snow

26 Jun , 2016  

Our third part to a series of live performances that took place at the Funkhaus. These were recorded and shot by dBs Berlin students and staff in the stunning Saal 1. We leave you this time with some incredible videos which feature Soft as Snow.

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Gordon Raphael: strokes of luck

13 Jun , 2016  

When asked about his musical stylings, legendary producer of The Strokes, Gordon Raphael said he had a “wide range” encompassing everything from “cat food commercials to dog food commercials.” It was obvious that he’s a funny dude, but what you might not know is that he originally planned to become a star.

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dBs Live at the Funkhaus – Shift Work

8 Jun , 2016  

The second instalment of a series of live performances taking place at the Funkhaus, recorded and shot by dBs Berlin students and staff. All happening in the stunning Saal 1, this round of videos features Shift Work.

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// Education,// Film,// Guest Sessions

Dorothee Pfistner: from script to screen

20 May , 2016  

We invited Dorothee Pfistner to dBs Berlin to discuss the distribution of movies, covering their journey from the script to the cinema screen. As the head of acquisitions at Neue Visionen, a leading independent film distributor based in Berlin, she shared plenty of invaluable insight with our film students.

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Mad Kate’s body is a wonderland

19 May , 2016  

If you were presented with a photograph of Mad Kate and then asked to fill in a caption, “polyqueer sex radical dad” will probably not be on the list; and this lack of creativity is exactly the point of the work of this Berlin based performance artist and musician. With our third installment of dBs Dialogues focused on the politics and philosophy behind the low numbers of women studying music production, she made a very fitting guest.

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Kids in tech means women in tech

29 Apr , 2016  

For our second round of dBs Dialogues we focused on how education and exposure, as well as social stereotypes, might impact the numbers of women in tech industries. Leading us on this exploration beyond the area of electronic music was Josa Peit. She also showed us how to turn a banana into a musical instrument.
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dBs Live at the Funkhaus – King Dude

26 Apr , 2016  

Introducing a new series where staff and students of dBs Berlin record and produce a short production involving live bands! Located in the incredible Saal 1 at the Funkhaus, this is a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved. Our premier features King Dude.

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The DJ and music producer mix is gender bland: where the girls at?

19 Feb , 2016  

Throughout telling us about her on-going career as an electronic music producer and sound artist, Antye Greie-Ripatti made us laugh. Her charm made that part easy, and even though the topic of conversation was the dire state of the gender ratio in the field, it wasn’t much of an obstacle for her optimism. The unequal conditions are obvious within our walls here at dBs Berlin too; the boys outnumber the girls. But on the panel of our first ever dBs Dialogues series the ratio was reversed, while numbers in the audience appeared to be balanced.

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dBs Dialogues: why aren’t more women studying music production?

25 Jan , 2016  

For our first dBs Dialogues series, and in conjunction with female:pressure, we’re addressing the issue of low female to male student ratios in music production education. Why aren’t more women studying music production, what effect does this have on the learning experience and what can we do about it? This series aims to open up conversation with the hope of bringing about positive change.

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// Guest Sessions

Guest Lecture: Doc Daneeka

2 Nov , 2014  

A peaceful Wednesday night in Friedrichshain and through the glowing window pane in the hof at Gubener St 47, a collective of brilliant musical minds sat down to listen to 50 Weapons and NUMBER’s very own “Doc Daneeka”.


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Guest Lecture: Sampology

7 Apr , 2014  

Who doesn’t love an extra-sensory, Audio-Visual DJ set? Well the young pioneer of performance many consider to be Australia’s best AVDJ arrived in Berlin recently and dropped in to give a guest lecture to the students of dBs Music Berlin.

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