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June 6, 2007

Off to Europe…

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Music,Travel — decoded_ @ 10:13 am


It’s days away… My 6 week holiday in Europe with my girlfriend Joanne. I’m really looking forward to it, very excited! I’ve only been overseas once before (UK, Amsterdam, Paris), way back in 1993, so I’m well over-due for another visit.

Via Singapore we’re going to Barcelona, Frankfurt, Cologne, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and London, plus a few other little side trips…

Music is a huge part of our travel plans, we’re heading to these events, tickets already purchased months ago.

Sonar 2007 – Day & Night (+ Various Club Nights / Beach Parties)
Barcelona (Spain) : 14-16 June 2007

Raum Playa Festival 2007
Parc Del Forum Barcelona (Spain) : 15 June 2007

Awakenings Festival 2007
Festivalterrein Spaarnwoude (Amsterdam) : 30 June 2007

Love Family Park 2007
Mainwiesen Hanau (Frankfurt/Germany) : 1 July 2007

Melt Festival 2007
Ferropolis Gräfenhainichen (Berlin/Germany) : 13-15 July 2007

And we hope to check out many of these clubs/club nights…

Barcelona : Club4 | The Loft | Moog | Be Cool | Club Fellini | City Hall
Frankfurt : Cocoon Club | U60311 | Monza | Robert Johnson
Berlin : Berghain / Panorama Bar | Water-Gate | Week End | Tresor
Paris : Rex Club | Le Redlight | MixClub | Elysée Montmartre
London : Fabric | The Cross | The Key | The End | Turnmills | Lost

The new look RA site has some great club/events guides and info for cities around the world: Barcelona | Frankfurt | Cologne | Berlin | Amsterdam | Paris | London

Some of the DJs, live acts, bands etc. performing at events/clubs/club nights in the cities we’ll be in at the time, that we hope we get to see many of, in no particular order…

Richie Hawtin, Magda, Gaiser, Troy Pierce, Ambivalent, Marc Houle, Tractile, JPLS, Paco Osuna, Marco Carola, Pan-Pot, Exercise One, Audiojack, Jay Haze, Matt John, Sian, Audiofly, Dapayk, Axel Bartsch, Ryan Crosson (Berg Nixon), Benno Blome, Glimpse, Quenum, Lee Van Dowski, 3 Channels, Herve AK, Arnaud Le Texier, Matthew Dear, Narod Niki (Ricardo Villalobos & friends – Laptop live jam session), Ricardo Villalobos, Autechre, Alex Smoke, Sleeparchive, Phage, Ruede Hagelstein, Elektrochemie, Lunca City Express, Will Saul, Sebo K, Efdemin, Loco Dice, Ada, Martin Buttrich, Thomas Schumacher, Robert Babicz, Ripperton, Marcin Czubala, Claro Intelecto, Luciano, Onur Ozer, Mathias Kaden, Dominik Eulberg, Gabriel Ananda, Oscar Mulero, Oliver Huntemann, Goldfish Und Der Dulz, Tigerskin (Dub Taylor), Mike Shannon, Roman Flügel, Dan Berkson & James What, Tadeo, Andrew Weatherall, Samim, Matthias Tanzmann, Steve Bug, Guido Schneider, Martini Bros, Chardronnet, Ame, Woody, Chateau Flight, James Holden, Agoria, Anja Schneider, Wighnomy Brothers, Swat-Squad, Green Velvet, Sven Vath, Christian Smith, Funk D’Void, Tiefschwarz, Joris Voorn, Steve Rachmad, Ivan Smagghe, Chloe, Jennifer Cardini, Rolando, Oliver Koletzki, Plasmik, Zombie Nation, Slam, Cosmic Sandwich, Tobi Neumann, Jussi-Pekka, Adam Kroll, Markus Muller, Ost & Kjex, Valentino Kanzyani, Marko Nastic, Rekleiner, Marco Passarani, Estroe, GummiHz, Sleeper Theif, Pier Bucci, Butane, Barem, Vince Watson, Mark Henning, Reynold, Mathew Jonson, Konrad Black, Ellen Allien, Apparat, Sascha Funke, Jake Fairley, Jesse Rose, Oxia, Superpitcher, Reinhard Voigt, DJ Koze, Daniel Stefanik, Martinez, Adam Beyer, British Murder Boys (Surgeon & Regis), Secret Cinema & Coming Soon, Dave Clarke, Cari Lekebusch, Miss Djax, Altern8, Jeff Mills, Bart Skills & 2000 & One, Jay Denham, Dan Curtin, Dan Bell, Robert Hood, Abe Duque, The Advent, Joey Beltram, Neil Landstrum, Stephen Bodzin, Miss Kittin, Radio Slave, Booka Shade, DJ T, M.A.N.D.Y, Heidi, Marek Hemmann, DJ Hell, Pig & Dan, Michael Mayer, Hot Chip, The Presets, Trentemoller, Beastie Boys, Mogwai, Devo

…And, that’s just listing the one’s I’m keen on seeing, the majority being minimal, techno, tech/electro-house sounds. That’s really insane isn’t it! Music over-dose! My musician’s ear plugs are never going to leave my ears!

It’s going to be tough deciding who to see, with many all on the same night at a bunch of different venues.

I was really hoping to see John Tejada and Depeche Mode on my Europe travels, but they’re not playing anywhere this time. I don’t think Heartthrob is playing anywhere during our travels either, which is strange as just about every other M_nus artist is playing.

I’m also really looking forward to all the travels and adventures, new experiences, meeting new people, different foods/wines, art gallerys, museums, tours, heritage, architecture, history, new sights & sounds, catching up with old friends and family, and generally having an amazing time, sharing it all with my love Joanne.

It will be fantastic to catch up with my German friend Andreas Kauffelt and his mate Thomas Heckmann for some crazy fun in Barcelona and Frankfurt too.

I’m really excited!


  1. I hope you have tickets for the Awakenings festival. It’s already sold out.


    Think you can better visit “Sonne, Mond & Sterne” than Melt.

    Kind regards,


    ps. Berghain/Panoramabar is the club NOT to miss!

    Comment by Merlijn Hoek — May 30, 2007 @ 11:39 pm

  2. Holy crap dude, that’s amazing, insane even!

    Comment by daveg — May 31, 2007 @ 8:31 am

  3. I’m tired reading about all that. Have a great time! BTW you guys need a Flickr page or something.

    Comment by Rozie — June 4, 2007 @ 12:41 pm

  4. DEVO!!!
    f#cking awesome… have a ball, you are gonna lurve it!!!
    you need to put up a photo blog!
    i will try to track down my mate in Barcelona
    if you make it to Seville i can hook you up also
    and Steven is in London

    lots o love

    Comment by paul — June 5, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

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