The Black Dog: Live at Berghain Oct 2011
Here’s a live set from the magisterial The Black Dog from October 2011 released as a podcast for the new Electronic Supper Club venture. Free download.
The Black Dog: “We’d been booked to play with Xhin and Surgeon, so we knew it would be a great night of full-on spectrum techno. We actually went to Berghain in the day to fine tune our set and to hear our new tracks on their system, the sound guy helped us tune up certain parts of the tracks so they’d sound better on the system. We just practiced until it was time to open as we knew it would be another six months before we had a chance to spend hours playing on a system like that
“Berghain is always good for us, we never had a bad reception there and even when we’ve tried new things out the crowd have followed us, which is a beautiful thing. The venue has such a good crew, sound system and knowledgable crowd that you couldn’t ask for more really.
“We love Berghain because of the scale and the brutal design, it’s very Sheffield and feels like home to us but we also love lot of other places as well, we celebrate difference. It does have the same aesthetic as many of the buildings in Sheffield, we played at Park Hill flats recently with Richard H Kirk and Sandwell District, that definitely had the “Berghain” vibe! The reason ours remain empty is it’s too difficult to start something here, Bergahin may be having problems with GEMA but we bet that’s way easier than dealing with our council and police force.”
This is The Black Dog at their IDM techno best. Really quite astonishing they can remain this inventive for this long.
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