On Saturday, an estimated 242,000 people took to the streets of Berlin to protest against racism and xenophobia, making it one of the biggest marches in recent German history, according to organizers.
Every other Tuesday at SPEKTRUM in Neukölln, a small group gets together to explore the intersection of sound and technology. The self-organized meet-up, called the Sonic Code Sessions, attracts people from diverse fields to create what is broadly known as “generative music.”
The artistry of Janelle Monáe has always been a sight to behold, stretching back to the signature suit donned in the video of her first smash hit single “Many Moons” a decade ago to this year’s concept album, “Dirty Computer.” The artist’s recent appearance at the Red Bull Music Festival in Berlin was no exception.
“Reggae in Wedding,” which takes place on the last Thursday of each month, has become a staple in my monthly musical intake. For the past year, the event has been run by Black Mountain Sound System and co-hosted with Genys, both of whom have been DJing Jamaican-influenced music in different capacities for years.