We are super excited to welcome back longstanding friend Kristin Velvet! We last invited Kristin to Brighton back in January 2018 alongside her label partner Daniel Steinberg. Since then Kristin has exploded across the electronic music scene and is now a firm Watergate Resident and a key figure in the Berlin music scene. We cannot wait for the end of the month now! Kristin had such a good time with us she even partied and danced all night long after her set was finished right until the end. Welcome back Kristin :D
Arms & Legs, Kwench Records, Watergate Club Berlin
Over the past decade Kristin Velvet’s life has been devoted to music in one way or another - first as a promoter & DJ in Tokyo, then as the Australian label manager of UK’s Domino Records. Today she is an essential figure of Berlin’s club scene, heading up the tasteful Arms & Legs records - the label from Daniel Steinberg & Nils Ohrmann - which has featured a long line of killer remixes & releases from respected artists including Oliver Dollar, Paul Johnson, 808 State, Nick Holder, Jay Haze, DJ W!LD & Crazy P.
Velvet’s music acumen has been well documented within the label with her own productions gaining support from many of house and techno’s upper echelons, such as Maya Jane Coles, Adam Beyer, Honey Dijon, Dave Clarke and Eats Everything. Whilst most of her material has landed on Arms & legs, more recently Velvet’s productions have appeared on Felix Da Housecat’s Founders of Filth imprint and Cassy’s Kwench records. Geared directly to the dance floor her releases have also received nods from key tastemakers including Resident Advisor who described her music as ‘fist-pumping good fun’ and DJ Mag who summed up her sound ‘high production values and a feel-good house and techno sound that is subtly nostalgic but not slavishly cowed to the classics, she’s continually providing real heat for the dancefloor.’
2018 saw a collaborative project between Velvet and Chicago-bred, two-time Grammy Award nominee Felix Da Housecat. 2019 is shaping up to be equally as exciting with a remix in the works of Jesse Saunder’s classic ‘On & On’ and remixes for her own material forthcoming from Louis Vega and Cari Lekebusch.
Velvet’s music taste is broad and her flexibility behind the decks sees her traversing confidently across genres and decades but always with a keen eye on the dance floor, a place she inherently understands. A skilled DJ who plays with a lot of heart her infectious energy has earned her peak time slots across the globe everywhere from Watergate Berlin (DE), DTLA Los Angeles (USA), Ministry of Sound London (UK), District Liverpool (UK), The Green Door Store, Brighton (UK), Arm Club Kassel (DE), Le Petite Ban Paris (FR), Beton Brut Seoul (KR), Revolver Melbourne (AU) to Subsonic Music Festival Australia (AU).
A long time friend of the Berlin-Brighton Crew. DJ & producer cliquee, (clicky) started DJing professionally in 2007, this soon led to him producing his debut EP and signing with Society Music Recordings in April 2016.
Since signing with Society Music, cliquee has also signed to Kaleydo Beats, Aila Records, Antarctic Records, TrueLife Recordings, SubTech Collective Light, SubTech Collective Dark, BlackKat, TrueLife Recordings, NightShift Records, KONNEQT, Acid 606-61 & Maintain Replay Records. His tracks have been used on various compilation albums for the likes of Techno Kreis, Techno Szene Records, Re:vibe Audio, Unlicensed Radio Records, Green Alien Records, Spiral Groove Recordings, Honey Bunny, Ten Tec Stuck and Techno Materials.
Originally from Portsmouth, he has performed all over the south coast of England including London’s Ministry of Sound, as well as Making his Amsterdam Dance Event debut in 2017. 2018 see’s many other international performances including Italy, Cyprus & Germany.
Since moving back into the production side of the industry, he has had great success within the Techno scene. His style is unique and eclectic, best described as 'Tech with a twist' his sound has elements of Techno, Tech House, Minimal Techno, Detroit Techno, Dub Techno and Deep Tech, as well as influences from his wide appreciation for all musical styles.
Berlin - Brighton, Dino Audio, Codesouth.FM, Lowering The Tone, Krafted
Inspired by the beats of many a dark dancefloor, POoK “the man wiv big hands” has a style that grew roots in the underground Bristol and Welsh free party scenes. With 17 years experience his craft has been publicly mastered at some impressive events and venues across the South of England and abroad.
Over the years the dancefloors have been moved with precision at the likes of Turnmills, The Egg, SE1, The Volks Nightclub, Concorde 2 and plenty of festivals including Waveform, Noisily and Paris Tech.
Back on the mic, with his charismatic random wit and banter, POoK has listeners tuning in worldwide for his weekly night radio show on Codesouth.fm. as well as being a firm fan favourite and resident with Berlin-Brighton. 2018 saw POoK release on DJ Markus Saarländer's new Brighton label Dino Audio and Sami Kubu's Nightshift Records Techno imprint gaining support for his Lola EP on Dino Audio from the likes of Dave Seaman, Davide Squillace, Aly & Fila, Paride Saraceni, Danny Tenaglia, Paco Osuna, Cid Inc, Solarstone, Soul Button and many more. Since then releases have come far and wide with EPs on Krafted as well as Ben Coda's label Lowering The Tone Records.
Check out POoK's releases here:
Is this night for you?
Of course it is, have you seen the line-up??? Come if you like House, Deep House, Tech House, Funk, Funky House & Techno. If you like these artists then this night is for you! Juliet Sikora!!! PACO, Kellerkind, Solomun, David August, Steve Bug, Tube & Berger, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Tensnake, Tiefschwarz, Sidney Charles, Monika Kruse, Einmusik, Stephan Bodzin, Paul Kalkbrenner, Sven Väth, Purple Disco Machine, Superlover, Soul Button, Super Flu, Mat.Joe etc. Also come if you like stickers, glitter, confetti, laughing lots, speaking in a German accent, lasers, The Hoff, Jägermeister, saying 'Ja' a lot!
Why does Berlin now charge entry?
We want to bring you some of the biggest and best artists out of Germany and continue to share with you ground breaking underground music. To do that we need to finance the night and we can no longer fund it for free especially if we're bringing over artists from Berlin. We are still the cheapest club night in Brighton and we aim to keep to that and make underground music accessible to all.
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