Parris, Machine Woman, Session Victim and more join Renate’s March programme by alexander molyneuxberry

Renate has revealed its listings for the next month, confirming that club night Swak will host the likes of Parris, Machine Woman, LSDXOXO and more on 2 March. The club will also celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) with Frauengedeck, which will see Alison Swing, Insolate, Lady Blacktronika, Sabine Hoffmann and more play at the venue.

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Lichtenberg, the name of a district in East Berlin and Johannes Albert’s second LP, hints of EBM & New Wave crossing state-of-the-art house rhythms. Seeing the producer heading down a whole different path, Albert’s ten-piece music on ‘Lichtenberg’ surely has made the transition to more misty material. Sing-along synthesizer melodies however still play an important role. 

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Hi-Five: Alison Swing by alexander molyneuxberry

Alison Swing is a DJ, promoter, and self-described vinyl junkie originating from Los Angeles, California.  Swing has dedicated herself to exploring sounds that can make a body move, a skill she’s put to use spinning alongside selectors such as Axel Boman, The Black Madonna, Jeremy Underground, and DJ Sprinkles. With her curator-in-crime, Masha, she is also a co-founder and resident DJ of Dig Deeper, the party series in-the-know locals flock to that pushes warm house, euphoric disco, Scandinavian beats, romantic techno, and everything in between—the weirder and funkier, the better. After a recent relocation to Berlin this past year, where she recently landed a residency at Wilde Renate, things are not showing any signs of slowing down. With this in mind, we caught up with Swing one afternoon to hear about her five favourite euphoric disco and house records

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Lithuania’s Opium Club book Christopher Rau, Manfredas and Autarkic for Renate by alexander molyneuxberry

Opium Club is set to celebrate its first vinyl compilation, entitled Opium of the People, with a night at Renate on 24 March.

The launch event will host the likes of Smallville mainstay Christopher Rau and Born Free’s Odopt. A roster of Opium Club affiliates will join them for deck duties on the night, including Manfredas, Kris Baha, 12 INČŲ PO ŽEME, Clicklounge and Siaubas.

Opium of the People was curated by Opium’s head of programming V, and released via Le Temps Perdu. A double vinyl, Opium Club has booked two parties to celebrate, with the other staged at their home city in February.