March 20th, 2010


After only five parties at Berlin´s WMF club we have to say goodbye to HEAT, the Man Recordings club night which was started in December 2009. First, it´s because WMF club was surprisingly closed last Wednesday due to troubles with their landlords, so there´s no longer any home for us. Second, we decide to stop HEAT as it wasnt much fun to invite DJs like Beware, Wildlife!, João Brasil, Douster and Isa GT, Sinden, Schlachthofbronx, DJ Manaia, Drop The Lime and Ku Bo to HEAT and play in front of a half full club, eventually losing money almost at every party . The little success with HEAT showed that “Tropical” is more than a niche sound in Berlin club land: It´s practically non existent and doesnt seem to have any local following. When Radioclit played with The Very Best in Berlin in November 2009, 70 people attended. Before Major Lazer even a dude like Diplo pulled only 300 people on a Thursday at Berlin Tape club – all this in a city which is considered Europe´s capital of hip. The sad truth: Berlin continous to be ruled by Techno and House music, and it´s drug infused lifestyle still tirelessly promoted in books and media reports as the ultimate in club culture. The only alternative to the boring all night 4/4 hammering in Berlin clubs is Disco, which is not what you would call 21st century music. Berlin, your clubs were once inhabited by people that were looking for the new and exciting, now your party people have become lazy and utterly nostalgic. Thank god there´s other cities across Europe, that understand that the HEAT is on.

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13 Responses to “R.I.P. HEAT BERLIN”

  1. its tropical Says:

    wirklich schade, kommt doch einfach nach hamburg!

  2. Ves Says:

    That’s sad to read. Better bring HEAT to Amsterdam then!

  3. Johannes Kollender Says:

    Sehr schade, ich w?§re gerne mal dabei gewesen! Wenn allerdings nicht mal Hugo Douster die Leute zum kommen bewegen kann ist guter Rat echt teuer.
    Ich glaub ihr seit Deutschland einfach noch etwas voraus.

  4. corin arnold / ed2000 Says:

    do you live in berlin ?
    since when ?

  5. Andr?© Says:

    “Berlin, your clubs were once inhabited by people that were looking for the new and exciting”

    welches Berlin meinst du?

  6. Daniel Says:

    i live in berlin since 1996

  7. Daniel Says:

    dschungel 1978, so36 1982, kumpelnest 1989, tresor 1991, wmf 1994-1998??

  8. Balkadan Says:

    very sad to hear it. if berlin doesn’t provide, what can we hope for here in Israel?

  9. farn Says:

    wow, das ist ja niederschmetternd. ich war f?ºr ein paar monate weg aus berlin und habe deshalb nur die lineups aus der ferne mitbekommen und mich immer ge?§rgert, nicht dabeisein zu k??nnen. deswegen ist das echt ein entt?§uschendes resum?©e und deine einsch?§tzung mit dem standortproblem durch das sich selbst hemmende berliner club-image klingt bei euren bookings traurig treffend. dann erst recht ein dickes kompliment f?ºr euren effort, h?§tte einen gro?üen erfolg verdient.

  10. madness Says:

    bring HEAT to PORTUGAL

  11. Tim Turbo Says:

    Yo Daniel,

    I keep the heat burnin down on Germany here in Munich with the BTYCL party series. Works out pretty good down here these days!

    In a few months, when everybody is searching for the party with our sound in Berlin, you’ll be like: “Dont call it a comeback…..”

  12. Jo?£o Brasil Says:

    Noooooooo!! So sad!!

  13. hat+hoodie Says:

    The heat is off already? This is bad news. I’m about to move to Berlin and was really looking forward to go nuts at wmf to all the incredible artists you guys invited. Hope you start something new in a different location soon.

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