On the opening club night of the festival, Berghain and Panorama Bar will host a wide array of DJs and producers working because of, in spite of, or in reaction to turmoil.
Founder of longstanding, nonconformist collective Boysnoize Records, Boys Noize established himself as one of the worldʼs preeminent wizards behind the decks and created a sound that is peerless, uncompromising and enduring, flying in the face of convention at every turn. Preceding the release of the second volume of his STRICTLY RAW album series, he will play an exclusive Turmoil-inspired DJ set, capturing the energy and spirit of punk and fused with the power of raw techno, classic rave, and industrial.
Nene H’s rough, grating textures and command of all things distorted have found their home on Bedouin records. Her moniker was taken in honour of a 19th-century Turkish folk heroine, paying tribute to independent women in Turkey and infusing Turkish folk elements into contemporary techno hybrids.
Brooklyn’s Celestial Trax will deliver a live set exposing his penchant for cinematic, heavy-hitting club psychedelia. He appears fresh of the release of his late 2017 album, Nothing Is Real, for which he first reached the point of creative purge, deleting almost all his samples, sample packs, and software synths.
Borusiade appears with a DJ set in support of her latest EP on Cómeme, which sees the producer delve into darker EBM terrain with an array of opaque, powerfully rhythmic tunes.
Mannequin record signee JASSS is known for future-facing DJ sets that span a myriad of influences, from wiggy electro and EBM to punk and jazz.
Yeşim curates the monthly female:pressure radio show on Byte.FM, aside from running the Erdogay and Bubble queer party series in Hamburg and creating passionately varied DJ sets spanning hip hop to techno.
Borusiade, Nene H and JASSS are presented with the SHAPE Platform, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.