News / 10 July


With acts like Zoot Woman, Kindness, Sinkane, Mikroboy, Marathonmann or Glass Animals in the past weeks, the bar has been set high for the second edition of First We Take Berlin, the showcase festival of Berlin Music Week on 4th and 5th of September 2014. With more than 30 up-and-coming acts and established hotshots, it is now time to up the ante once more.

beatport pres.
Get Physical & Poesie Musik Special

Presented by Beatport, the Get Physical masterminds M.A.N.D.Y. will join forces with Poesie Musik to bring festivalgoers a thrilling selection of their label roster. Joining them behind the decks will be labelmate DJ T., who just laid his hands on the 15th edition of Get Physical's prestigious compilaton »Body Language«, out on Beatport on 25th of August for four weeks exclusively. With Poesie Musik's very own Wankelmut we announce one of the breakthrough artists of the past two years. Click rates went through the roof as soon as he posted his remix of Asaf Avidan's »One Day«, signing his first record deal soon after. As part of the Get Physical Music label family, he will also be part of the label special with other appearances by Roland Leesker & Sound Boy Rock, Brett Johnson, Nils Hoffmann and German Brigante.

city slang, chimperator
& french connection showcases

Wye Oak, Cristobal and the Sea and DJ Supermarkt complete »We Built This City Slang«, the Berlin indie label City Slang's concert night for which Sinkane andBlack Yaya had already been confirmed. The Chimperator special is also a done deal. The Stuttgart-based indie hip hop label will bring its »Monkey Business« to Berlin with Heisskalt, Lot, Lary, MAS, Konvoy, Elenka and a thrilling surprise act. bureauexport's showcase event French Connection will present The Legendary Tigerman, As Animals and Talisco.

Eliza and the Bear, who've already been praised in the British Guardian's »Band of the Day« section, will now travel to Kreuzberg to take over Europe with their own version of indie rock.

New additions to the line-up

Other new acts are: Alice Boman, Amatorski, Atlanter, Aurora Aksnes, Boeoes Kaelstigen, CrashCaptains, DJ T., Emika, Hey Elbow, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, KonvoyM.A.N.D.Y., MAS, Noah Kin, Norma Jean Martine, Ωracles, Oy, Phoria, Soak, Taymir, Waldo and Wolfman.

More confirmed co-operations and specials

Furthermore, we are happy to announce further national and international co-operations and specials which will pick up Berlin Music Week’s spirit and offer top-class entertainment: Our/Berlin Music Week, Vertigo Night, The Agency Group and M4Music.

tickets & registrations

First We Take Berlin takes place as part of the Berlin Music Week which runs from 3rd to 7th September 2014. To request accreditation for all of the Berlin Music Week's business offers including the WORD! conference at Postbahnhof click here.

Tickets for First We Take Berlin for 20,00 EUR (+ fee) are available here. Wristband exchange and box office will be located at ARENA BERLIN. Furthermore, a few free tickets to First We Take Berlin are still available for festivalgoers who purchase a 48-hour ticket to Berlin Festival, doubling their festival experience.


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