indie pen dance presents: DNA BLN #2

We are proud to be among the presenters for Berlin’s art & music showcase event DNA BLN, which hosts its second edition on March 26 at Magnet Club.

DNA BLN is dedicated to bringing together different artistic communities. The event offers a stage for new performers, showcasing six artists from different genres like electro, rock and singer-songwriter as well as a selection of DJs. The music is accompanied by visual, multimedia and art installations, such as the reinterpretations of famous album covers done by the collective Stattlab.

We give away 1×2 guestlist places for DNA BLN #2 on March 26. To enter, send an e-mail with the subject “DNA BLN” to
indiependance (at) hotmail (dot) com. Don’t forget to include your full name! Competition closes on March 24.

As a music fanzine, we are naturally most excited for the music lineup, which offers a range of upcoming acts to discover. Read on for a short overview of the six live acts.  Full information on the programme can be found on the official Facebook event page.

The opener of the night is Berlin-based triphop act Metryk, who released their critically acclaimed debut EP late last year. Combining a warm tingling sound with the melancholy of dark days and the spheric vocals of singer Hanna they achieve a thick and organic sound reminiscent of acts such as Portishead.

Up next is Candice Gordon, an Irish singer and songwriter who also lives in Berlin. She has released an EP and several singles gaining much attention for her dark twist on folk music and  her outstanding voice. At DNA BLN Candice Gordon will perform tracks from her upcoming debut album.

The next act is Lion Sphere, who are actually from Berlin (they say). The fourpiece band formed in 2013 and play a fusion of indie with thumping electronic elements and heavy hip hop grooves. Their calm, spheric and multi-layered sound and vocal effects place them at the intersection of various genres, opening their music to a range of audiences.

We Love Machines are a Swiss electronic duo. Timo Loosli and Daniel Werder are well-known for their breathtaking shows featuring a live drummer. After releasing their debut album and a follow-up EP as well as lots of remixes, We Love Machines just put out their brand new Salt EP,  combining their signature machine wizardry and raw power with some hat tips to grand masters of electronic music.

Swedish rock’n’roll act RIDEAU are in charge of the heavier part of the night. Gabriel Öbergs raw and soulful vocals and Carl Magnus Palms ripping guitars create a metallic thunder in the shape of punk to come. Their songs are about ecstasy, emergency and death and promise to shake the audience up.

Autist Ntlprgrmmr
are a live electronic band  from Berlin, formed in 2014 by former members of electro-punk band Aniaetleprogrammeur and drummer Christopher Chartrand (Crystal Castles). Their music is a mix of psych, grunge, dance and punk with shards of thumping beats and razor guitar that provoke manic and brutal dancing.

You can also listen to all the acts on DNA BLN’s Spotify Playlist.


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