HÖR & Her 💚

First showcase at HÖR this Wednesday for Golosa. After Mashyno, who played last month for the WHOLE showcase, it’s the turn of our resident 2FARO to burn the desks. We invite the brilliant Dana Montana, resident at DRAG ME TO HELL in Antwerp to make her debut at HÖR. The show will mix sound and visual. Dance Mode is guaranteed.

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WHOLE festival is saved ❤️ See you next year!

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This weekend would have been the one where we would set our tent, dance on the beach floor in front of the lake, see the sunrise fall on the Ferropolis’ crane, meet our chosen family, rave all night long, make love and build an utopic future all together. Unfortunately the Covid-19 change our 2020 plans and WHOLE Festival had to be cancelled. The festival was in danger but the collective just announced that the festival is saved with your help. The fundraise on Starnext will go to the end next Monday but you can still buy some fabulous goodies as the exclusive posters and stickers series of Golosa… The extra funds will be broken down as WHOLE festival announced:

-10% To be voted on by you, our community, which we will initiate next week after we close the campaign & publish an update of the numbers
-10% Berlin Collective Action: Nightlife Emergency Fund
-40% To be divided equally between all collectives that were to be apart of this year’s festival.
-40% Preliminary funding for the next edition of WHOLE
(In a gesture of solidarity, WHOLE commits to reducing the “40% preliminary funding for the next edition” down to 30%, redistributing the extra money to Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund, Casa Chama, and Black Lives Matter Berlin.)

So a good reason to catch your favorite goodies at www.startnext.com/savewholefestival

Cause you can not wait next year to listen WHOLE Festival sound, HÖR invited DJs from WHOLE collectives as Mashyno for Golosa these lasts weeks. An appetizer for the 2021 edition. We hope to see you soon, we miss you ❤️

La Fraicheur: a finest mix of political feminist and music ✊

We named the techno floor of Golosa x Genderlich “Burning the patriarchy with Acid (Techno)” in homage to the T-shirt that she made to raise fund for Feminist NGOs. Besides being a producer and DJ, La Fraicheur is also an activist for LGBTQI rights ✊

For over a decade now, La Fraicheur has been brewing her own deep blend of House & Techno beats, making a name for herself with her signature sound of powerful and emotionally charged Techno sets. Resident DJ in Berlin’s renowned Gegen, member of the Female:Pressure network, the queer feminist activist is a marathon DJ who can go on for countless hours, running the gamut from classics to new songs released just hours earlier.

Expanding her craft by producing her own music ranging from ravy epic Techno to dark pumping Electro, spacious open air Deep House to melancholic Electronica, she wrote her critically acclaimed debut album (Released in June 2018 on French label InFiné) during an artist residency at the Underground Resistance HQ in Detroit.

Golosa: Hi La Fraicheur, how can you describe your sounds?

La Fraicheur: I guess i have a different sound as a producer and a DJ. As a producer it’s a mix of political and melancholic multi layered organic electronic music and as a DJ it’s harder hitting and showcasing the diversity of whatever genre I’m playing that night. I hate linear one size fits all kinda set where tracks are interchangeable. If I’m playing techno I love to run the gamut from Acid to Industrial to Deep Emotional to old school Detroit to Hardcore to Ghetto tech to EBM. I like building sets with highlights going in different directions thanks to tracks that have character. m

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?

This is a set recorded in France at Made Festival by Mixmag. It’s a good example of how I just described my sound above. It encompasses different styles of techno I love, starting with weirdo breaky shit from female producer duo from Slovenia Warrego Valles and going into hardcore from the late 90’s through a journey built by playing some of my older records that I bought when i was a teenager almost 20 years ago now and that I still carry with me to this day.

What is your freakiest experiences?

I mean it all depends on how we define “freak” and what standards we associate it with. My parents would probably think that me playing at sex parties with people sucking dick one meter away from my face is probably the freakiest while I feel like spending an afternoon at the notary in a gloomy white neon-lit room to get the government to judge and validate my gay ass open relationship tho it doesn’t fit any of its official standards, is probably the weirdest most absurd thing to me that makes me feel certain we live in the Matrix.

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Saturday February 8th at Suicide Club Berlin:

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Genderlich: unity combined with gender free timeless reality 🍬

Saturday 8th of February, Golosa celebrates 1 year anniversary and invites their friends Genderlich to share the cake 🍰 We had a chat with  Andre Fau and Niall Valentine founders of the collective. They told us a bit more about what they are cooking for Golosa x Genderlich 🥄

Golosa: Hi Andre, Hi Niall, Where did the idea to make this party come from?

Genderlich: It came through many party fuelled discussions around how we love to dance, express, move, and influence the mood of people. The idea was to not make the event just specifically ‘Gay’ but a more open and friendly attitude to our queer family and those outside that identification. Genderlich follows the fluidity that reflects and catalyses a focus on the place of gender fluidity in Berlin’s landscape. We were born with an idea of love and acceptance to bring to the full spectrum of our community to experience unity together.

What is the concept of Genderlich?

We craved an environment that offered us high paced music in small sweaty rooms with all our friends together shedding the conformity of gender and using your inner being to express yourself through movement and dance.
The dance-floor is a vibrational energy center. Love is the energy and music is the healing, balancing and aligning of the mind, body, soul and bodies in high frequency. Harmony, love and unity combined with gender free timeless reality.

Could you introduce the residents who will play at Golosa x Genderlich?

You can find Dj City cruising the Griessmuehle at the infamous Cocktail D’Amore pumping out hard hitting beats for sweaty bodies pulsating in the wintergarten or at at Genderlich switching to vibes vibrating the crowd with perfect mood tracks. Read more.
 

Andre Fau was found melting between our reality and another parallel dimension, his sets vary from some deep to bouncy happy moods catching you in a different variations of frequencies and beats while you melt too. You can find Andre playing at TrashEra making filling vibrational energy in any room he plays.

Tini Weng‘s personal style is POWER HOUSE to get you in the mood for some real hard hitting love – she varys from house to techno blurring the lines while your vision blurs on the dance floor and her beats fill your body.

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Golosa: Hi Andre, How can you describe your sound? 

Andre Fau: I would say my music is always in transition, but rarely I can put my sounds in a box. I play fast techno, acid raver, and mostly 90s underground, uplifting tracks for make you bouncing while you are smiling.

Could you talk about the mix that you share with us today?

It’s my edit for the set  I played at my other collective Trashera, that you can feel exactly where is the direction of my music is going. In TrashEra, I like to play more hard dark and hypnotic techno and in Genderlich more Raver 90s and fast happy techno. You can find in this mix where I am going between both.
 

What is your freakiest experiences?

Berlin is the proper place for freak experiences, that’s why we are all here, but let’s question ourselves what is a freak experience? I think my life itself is out of common social structure norms of a mainstream society, that is itself a life full filled with freak experiences.

Golosa: Hi Tini, how can you describe your sound? 

Tini Weng: Steamy and sweaty vibes .

Could you talk about the mix that you share with us today?

Ranging from chicago  house to straightup techno. I am huge fan playing variables sound from house to techno – power house style and I want to deliver the needed energy my sets.

What is your freakiest experiences?

it is a heavy question for me tbh! I can tell a funny freaky story with happy end. NYE 19/20 super early in the morning I just arrived at Wilde Renate for Trashera NYE Party at the toilet Floor. My Dear André Fau wanted to start his Set. Suddenly something wrong, one of the CD Player did not work. I could see slowly but soarig panic in his eyes. A lot of people came to help – thanks to them btw again- but nothing worked. We were running to the tech engineers, but they had also no solution for the problem, because the motherfucker CDJ was broken and it was not possible to link. He was almost about to cancel the gig until he had a super good idea, André asked me if i have my Stick with me. What a lucky coincidence, i had everything with me, so we could play b2b very spontaneous together and his Gig was saved.
 

XIK: the hypnotic side of industrial Techno ⛓️

Saturday 8th of February, Golosa x Genderlich invites XIK, resident and one of the founders of the insane Gegen. Hypnotic, iconic and freaky 😈

Fabio Boxikus, aka XIK, grounded in 2007 together with Francesco Ciardo, the queer techno underground event “Sabotage Berlin”, where he also started his carrier as video artist, maintaining a political profile deployed towards the gender issue. Since January 2011, together with Francesco Macarone Palmieri aka Warbear, grounded the event “Gegen Berlin”, becoming one of the most representative queer event in the city. From 2014 to 2017 he co-produced “Drone”, a noise-industrial music event. In 2018 Boxikus began his dj career under the name XIK, gathering his crowd in Berlin and all over the world, representing Gegen’s voice.

Golosa: Hi XIK, how can you describe your sounds?

XIK: Dirty, cold and sharp like an old razor with heavy and powerful bass, that smashes into the deepest sides of the listener, sometimes more hypnotic, other times more rough but always filled up with sweet melodies and ritual choruses, mixed with disturbing noises, that trains and guide you to an obscure corner of your imagination.

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?

This is the podcast I’m more attached to, because it’s the first one I did without compromising or trying to please someone, except my self-pleasure, and this actually changed my musical perspectives. The recording is also dedicated to two important persons in my life, who believed in me: one is the author of the first track, Veronica. The other person is the one I created this set for, Antonia.

What is your freakiest experiences?

I’ve been through Berlin’s lost amusement park, to the abandon and full of stories tuberculosis sanatorium of Beelitz, fascinated while admiring kutna hora ossuary chapel, enchanted while in Xochimilco at the “Island of the Dolls”, blessed while in the holy city of the death bodies of Varanasi, astonished while in Puket for the bloody vegetarian festival, outstanding while walking through the Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. But still I can’t get over the last Golosa’s flyer, the one with the snake snitching out that mouth, damned snake-phobia!

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Saturday February 8th at Suicide Club Berlin:

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Sexy & DJ City 💦

Saturday 8th of February, Golosa x Genderlich welcome the sexy man on the picture: Dj City. His sexy sounds already famous on Cocktail d’Amore music and Genderlich (where he is also resident) will drive you crazy. 🤪

A fairly fresh face to the European dance music scene, involved with renowned musical outlets like Cocktail d’Amore and Born Free, DJ City has been turning heads with his playful and energetic style over the past few years. Originally schooled in the underground scene of booze heavy raves in Stockholm, the dramaturgy of his sets tend to look like a saw, with many tops and just as many bottoms.  👅

Golosa: Hi DJ City, how can you describe your sounds?

DJ City: Playful, sexy and sorta dumb. Sometimes heavier on acid, and sometimes more percussive but always with a focus on a groove that isn’t too serious.

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?

This mix was made for the Honey Soundsystems podcast series and gives a pretty good image of what I like to play. In it are a mix of fresh releases and finds from late 80’s and 90’s. I like to mix old and new, it creates some sort of balance I guess.
 

What is your freakiest experiences?

I once met an orangutan when I was on a hike. We shared a mango. Only afterwards did I understand how surreal the experience was. It feels a bit like I dreamt it, but there’s a film on my old phone to prove it!

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Lol. Snake! The DJ. 🐍

Lolsnake playing at GOLOSA Snake your body? Must be a coincidence! Wondered how it feels to be in a pit full of snakes? Lolsnake will bite you with acid. She will get your blood cooked. She will strangle you. You will watch your body as it transforms into new ways of motions…. 👅

Danielle aka Lolsnake is a Berlin-based DJ/Visual Artist who runs the event series Weeeirdos which holds a residency at OHM Berlin and curates and promotes other parties, concerts and exhibitions around the city.

Golosa: Hi Lolsnake, how can you describe your sounds?

Lolsnake: Swampy, Salamander & Oxidized would be my best description.

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?

I recorded this after a three day bender it was so epic i think it was this closing set by CEM b2b Hector Oaks that got me all rilled up and excited that week. Was the most insane set!

What is your freakiest experiences?

Acid at Cocktail, lol 🐍

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Saturday December 14th at Suicide Club Berlin:

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The devil's interval & the comedian 🐍 So Berlin!

For the last Golosa of 2019, we recommend you our artistic anti-venom at the opening, perfectly aligned to your senses. First ingredient: A room full of laughter, provided by the probably sassiest Berliner, comedian Daniel-Ryan Spaulding. Second ingredient: Sonic emotions to the gods, stirred up by the composer Benjamin Michael, ruler of electronic and brass. 🧪

Daniel-Ryan Spaulding is an internationally touring Croatian-Canadian stand-up comedian who has performed in over 45 countries worldwide and star of the recent hit video series about a hipster expat “It’s Berlin!”

Golosa: How did you start to become a comedian ?

Daniel-Ryan Spaulding: When I was 23, I asked this sleazy old-school gay bar in Vancouver’s West End to let me do comedy 5 nights a week for a month. So I’d put on this little show in the first hour of them opening each night, and that’s how I first got into doing stand up. There was one night were only 2 guys were in the audience, and half way through, they went to the bathroom to have sex with each other.

What makes you different as the „other“ comedians ?

I’m not sure. I don’t really think about other comedians, because I’m very self absorbed… but I own it! That’s a gay thing. You just admit all your terrible behaviour, and go “But I own it!” and everyone is like, “Well at least he owns it”…

What was your freakiest experience ?

I dated a super kinky German guy who wanted me to fist him. I refused because I was too scared that I would damage his internal organs. He was like “Oh no, I could take it all the way to the elbow”… I was like “Sure Hans, that’s what I’ll tell the poliezi when I’m being arrested for manslaughter, “I swear Officer, he said he could take it up to his elbow!” No, Thanks!

Benjamin Michael is a musician, compposer and performer with a broad repertoire ranging from Salsa to Orquestral compositions.
Having moved to Berlin after his studies in the UK he played in various bands as a saxophonist and also performed his own one-man musical cabaret show called “The Beverly Show”.
A recently obtained certificate in Audio Design has been a new stimulus for his music making, which now invcludes electronic sounds and synthesizers. from a DAW.
The practice of his music applied to the technology of modern music-making results in very detailed compositions, which tell a story of their own.
 

Golosa: How can you describe your sounds?
Benjamin Michael: I would really like to call it Maximal House, because I try to fill it with emotions to the brim. Maximal feeling in dancy house manner, so to speak.
However, to be honest it is a mix of retro sounding synthesizers with saxophone and a couple of effects.

Could you talk about what you prepared for Golosa?

Sure, the composition is called “Maximal House Nr.1 – The Tritone” and could in theory also be played by other instruments. It s based on the tritone, which is a quite remarkable interval. It used to be called the “devils’ interval” and was forbidden or looked down upon. But as it happens it is my favourite interval and I consider it like a joker or a merry-go-round for music.
The set is 20 minutes with live saxophone and I might even be lured to sing. There will be some looping going on with a Kaossilator, but most of it has been set in the DAW.
I consider it a little psychedelic trip through my sober mind.

What is your most freaky experience?

Äähh, musically? …. the day I discovered the tritone on the piano as a young teenager 😉 You were expecting something naughty weren’t you? Cheeky!

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Golosian styles and attitudes 🦚

Golosa’s last edition hosted an amazing Kiki Ball by Zueira Angels. Have a look back upon the most extravaganza and flamboyant styles caught for the eternity by Spyros Rennt.

As you know you are allowed to be crazy, extravagant, different at Golosa. For the next edition, snake is the icon, soft cyan is the color. Get inspired by this mood board to find your inner boa constrictor from another sphere on Saturday 14th of December at Suicide Club.

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Samantha Togni: a camp alien attack 🐍

Expect from Samantha Togni, DJ, producer and model to gift you with some surprises coming from her ruthless Techno weaponry. Snake your body to her set on Cobra Floor at Golosa on Saturday 14th of December 🐍

Samantha Togni is the founder of Boudica London based label and party at The Pickle Factory exploring the darker and hedonistic side of electronic music, and a platform for womxn and non-binary folk.
She is also a core member of Inferno, a London-based club collective renowned for fusing club culture, performance art and techno.
Samantha just came back from a tour where she performed three gigs in Los Angeles, including the legendary Globe Theatre, Paris at La Java, X-Malmö (Sweden) and in London at Elektrowerkz and The Pickle factory. Togni has recently been focusing her energy into her production with scheduled releases on Fabrik, Substantiv, Glauben Records, Xtraperlo Records, Subwoofer Records, and Loose Lips.
She also runs her own radio show on Threads radio every month and is due to appear on When We Dip.
The last months alone has seen the release of her new EP “Trust Issues” which was premiered by Mixmag and caught the attention of the likes of Rinse FM and the release of her two songs “True Romance” on Idustrial Techno United.

Golosa: Hi Samantha, how can you describe your sounds?

Samantha Togni: A ruthless and camp alien attack.

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?

One hour of Techno weaponry including quite few of my new unreleased material! My neighbours seem to have liked this too.

What is your freakiest experiences?

Being in the underground years for a few years now I definitely have a story or two to tell, my list is always ready to be updated so let’s make Golosa one of it.

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The alien from Lima 👾

mars antrax DJ

Land to the next Golosa on saturday 14th of December, an alien is coming among us to live freaky experiences. Join Mars and  our sneaky dancefloor. 🛸

Dissatisfied with standards that work in regulating human behavior, Mars Antrax seeks -through non human identities and the influence of a futuristic and science fiction theme as offered by techno-, to break the pillars of the system and provide way to recent generations of beings that contract new sensations and perceptions, and that require an auspicious atmosphere that allows their disoriented unfolding, freedom of self design, expression and evolution.

Golosa: Hi Mars, how can you describe your sounds?

Mars Antrax: The sound that I explore and radiate during my sessions embrace error and stand by processes as the main substance for generating transmissions complexity that tent to travel from rough and atmospheric, to the straight essence of distortion and chaos, passing through imperfections and lo fi textures, dirty and dusty sound, hypnotic waves and futuristic envelopes.

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?

This is a podcast recorded with a lot of fury, love and dedication for Radio RAM  Rave Against the Machines, rave & queer culture collective based in Osaka, Japan & inclusive acceptance worldwide. X.I.R.A. -who runs Radio RAM and who I thank for the invitation to be part of- and me defined together that this transmission should be called PAGAN CELEBRATION MIX paying tribute to any not Catholic celebration of recent past dates. Hoping Catholicism soon falls apart. Sound may provide the way. Enjoy <3

What is your freakiest experiences?

Realizing every day how alien we are on Earth.

 

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Berlin’s hottest time machine 🧨

Our partner collective for this Saturday is first finger burnin’ and then finger lickin’ good: BRENN. Are you freaky enough to explore a new identity of yours? Thanks to their experienced DJs, you will party like it’s 1999. Don’t even bother acting cool, fool.

Golosa: Nick, Lu, you are the curators behind BRENN. You celebrated the second anniversary recently. How become the idea to make this party?

BRENN.: It’s crazy how time flies. Like a lot of Berlin stories we met out partying on a sunday. We started talking and instantly vibed, talking favourite parties, music, fashion, the crazy stories of this city. Few weeks after we got offered to do a booking at Loftus and create whatever with that space. Even though we didn’t know each other for long we immediately thought we wanted to create this together. Here we are two years later.

Could you introduce the concept?

We toyed around with names determined to create a fun space, that reflects what we’ve been experiencing in Berlin. What came to mind was energy and meeting like minded people. “BRENN.” [Brennpunkt] in German means a point in urban spaces, where all sorts of dodgy, crazy people meet a place like Kotti. But Brennpunkt also means the burning point in thermodynamics: “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. But it sure can change state.”. Exactly what dancers in Berlin are about. They make the space. The energy on the dancefloor shifts constantly, but also never disappears.

What do you like from 90s?

The nineties were an era we’re so many musical influences and subcultures mixed: disco, soul, rock, house, grunge, hip hop. It was the birthing hour of techno in the world and Berlin particularly. When the wall came down here, people from east and west unified on the dancefloor raving in squatted houses with no more than an amazing sound system and some flashing lights. It didn’t matter who you are, where you’re from but only that you enjoyed the rave. We both love Acid, Detroit house and queer fierce vocals.

Could you introduce the residents who will play at Golosa x BRENN?

Ever since our start in 2017 we have had the amazingly talented Sherø by our side as a resident. She was the first female underground DJ in Belgium and has been a regular in the European underground club scene since. She serves us some real underground gems from the past mixed with fine tracks from the present. Sherø is a queer, strong, talented dj and we are super proud to have her as part of the BRENN. family. Don’t miss this powerhouse.

Adam Rec. is berlin-bred friend and artist whose has been crucial part of the BRENN. family from day one. He’s known for his fun strictly vinyl sets filled with sexy 70s, 80s disco tracks. Adam Rec. behind the decks is a guarantee for an intense fun and light session between the ravers and the dj. Bring your dancing shoes! 

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Golosa: How can you describe your sound? 

Sherø: I have been a steady fixture in the club scene for more than 25 years. My style as a dj,  often is described as deep, sensual, sexy and energetic, combines the best of both worlds. A mix of old skool underground house classics and b sides topped with some contemporary new gems.

Could you talk about the mix that you share with us today?

For this set, I wanted to introduce a bit of my Belgian electronic music roots by mixing some old new beat records I grew up with as a young teenager and some more ravy sounds that are a bit more known by the techno audience, but as I like to build a story I softened the atmosphere a bit by bringing in some deeper US 90´s house classics and added a couple of more contemporary sounds to the set to keep things in balance and interesting.

Golosa: How can you describe your sound? 

Adam Rec.: My style depends on many factors and is constantly changing. My taste in music has been evolving throughout my life, and has included a variety of musical phases, ranging from soul, disco from the 70s and 80s, electronic music of the 90s to house and deep house music. From this musical fund, I put together my sets, which are always individually designed depending on the audience, mood and location. The most important thing for me: it has to be danceable.

Could you talk about the mix that you share with us today?

I have yet to record my gigs. But I have made a small sample recording a while back, which gives you a little glimpse of what awaits you at Golosa.

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The dark witch is coming ✨

Nina Pixel

On Saturday, 12th October, Golosa will host a flaming party in Suicide Club (with BRENN. on the House floor and So Extra Berlin for a Vogue Ball as opening). Nina Pixel will play the Inferno Floor and we met up with her for an interview. Read how she uses her dark magic for creating compelling sets. Join Nina and us on the dancefloor. 🔥

Nina Pixel is a sound artist oriented on conceptual work with sounds and storytelling. She also likes to play wild techno and smelly deep bass tracks mixed with old rave acids and sweaty harsh noise.

“My music often contains field recordings and sound experiments with organic objects. My inspiration comes from deep forests of Slovakia, dark fairy tales and myths. My stories smell like a forestal soil, soaked with rotten bodies of magical plants and wild animals.”

In the project called BLACK ACID, She is working with sonic dirt, sampled poems, and dark industrial techno as an exploration of the inner ecology, the relationships within oneself, the relationships within us and environments, which grow into personal mythology we create.

Golosa: Hi Nina, how can you describe your sounds?
Nina Pixel: My sounds are based on work with emotions and feelings – I like to work with recordings and energy of particular spaces or objects. Although playing in clubs I love to play hard and dark techno 🙂

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?
This mix is a recording of the set from Prague´s event with my beloved friends from PROCESS. This time it was with Eric from OAKE project. Eric is a dark magician, his energy is so sharp – I remember his soundcheck – he screamed so strong into the mic that all our hearts jumped out of their position. We were hiding in the backstage before his act 🙂

In a similar direction goes also this recording – it is a collection of tracks and samples from occult sessions with people possessed by spirits.
I worked with this topic when preparing podcast for Ruhecast collective which I named “Voices From Possessed Children”.

Working with sound means for me to work with energy which interacts with the listener or raver – helping them to go through emotional climaxes, traumas, ceremonies – providing a space and conditions for all kinds of personal rituals of my beloved dancing witches and creatures. So they can let go or summon whatever they wish for.

Some sound samples I used:

Ethnological Material / Healing Rituals
Bernhard Hagen | Walze 16: Lagu Sale, Gesang Des Zauberarztes Bei Einer Nächtlichen Krankenkur, 1905
Theodor Koch-Grünberg | Walze Yekuana-Majjongong, 1912
Rahmi Oruc Güvenc Und Seine Gruppe | “Tümata”: Zikir Aus Der Rufai-Tradition, 1980
Recordings of unseen Intelligence/ Trance and Direct Voice Recordings
Field Recordings | forest, Maple Mountains, Slovakia
Field Recordings | cut trees, Maple Mountains, Slovakia
Field Recordings | forestal mud and soil, Maple Mountains, Slovakia
Field Recordings | iceskating on the frozen lake, Sweden
Field Recordings | cablecar, Etna Volcano, Sicily
Field Recordings | machine room, Etna Volcano, Sicily

What is your freakiest experiences?
Living on this planet.

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"We need the eyes of the world to watch us."

On Saturday, 14th of September, Golosa and GEGEN will have a truck at the parade of the Szczecin Pride. We met with Monika Pacyfka Tichy to learn why our support is so important. Join us next saturday in Poland, just two hours by train or car from Berlin, and let’s march together ✊

Golosa: Hi Monika, please briefly describe you and your political journey so far.
Monika Pacyfka Tichy: I am an activist, a feminist and I am always on a riot. I love motorcycles and travelling. I used to be a manager of young racing talents and that was my activism until the new far-right PiS Partei came to power. I had to abandon motorcycles and start to fight for human rights, women rights and democracy in Poland.

You work for Lambda Szczecin, could you tell us more about this organization ?
In our city there was no active LGBTQI+ group so I decided to create one along with some other people who had the same idea. We reactivated Lambda Szczecin, and in 2018 we organized the first Pride here. Lambda also provides help for LGBTQI+ people and their relatives on psychological and legal fields. We also organize support groups and educational events.

What is the situation of LGBTQI+ in Poland?
LGBTQI+ people have no basic rights in Poland: no registered partnership, an extremely difficult, humiliating legal transition, no hate crime nor hate speech protection. The current government has been discriminating LGBTQI+ people since they came into power but especially now, in the election year, the LGBTQI+ community is getting intensively attacked by politicians of the ruling party and their political friends: the Catholic Church. Local authorities are creating so called „LGBT free zones”. This caused a rapid rise of homophobic attacks. Some of the prides, especially in the south-eastern part of the country, saw its participants getting brutally attacked by Neo-Nazi hooligans. Last year in Szczecin we were attacked too.

Why is it important to join the Szczecin Pride ?
We need the eyes of the world to watch us. What is happening here must be seen worldwide. Poland is member of EU and it is a responsibility. Every person marching with us brings more energy to our Pride. We need you guys!

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Oliver Deutschmann Verboten!

Inspired by the London party Klub Verboten, today Oliver Deutschmann releases the track Verboten on the EP Special Interests on Made of Concrete label, which also includes two more tracks dedicated to some well know techno parties from the Berlin scene. 🍆
We love it just like his delicious set at Golosa Pride edition.
He nicely replied to our Golosaaa interview 😋

Golosa: Hi Oliver, how can you describe your sounds?
Oliver Deutschmann: Techno.

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?
Did this one for my friends from Sound Department Club in South Italy. It’s just the sound I’d play also in a club.

What is your freakiest experiences?
I once was on a backpacker trip through Costa Rica. One day I was looking for a waterfall in the jungle. I heard some noise coming from a big animal out of the woods. Was pretty scared. Turned out to be a white horse. No one believed me. But it’s a true story.

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Kingsizebed and Golosa vitamins 🍊🍋

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Delight! Kingsizebed plays this saturday at Golosa Pride edition. He will bring his vitamins and energy to the open air House floor. 😋

“A journey going through house, electro and techno. Telling our Story to bring energy on the dance floor, like the vitamin do.” Organizer of Vitamina party in Milan, Kingsizebed describes his music and him like that. He recently played in Istanbul, Berlin, Bratislava, London and in the Israeli Burningman (Midburn Festival). We asked him a few questions to wait until Saturday…

Golosa: Hi Kingsizebed, how can you describe your sounds?
Kingsizebed: To Mix house, techno and electro is what I like to play in my dj set. I try to create a story changing atmospheres along the set, keeping always the vibe pumping to get people dance.

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?
I share my latest set recorded at Radio Raheem in Milan just before Vitamina we had last Sunday hosting Jackie House from Honey Soundsystem.

What is your freakiest experiences?
Quitting my permanent job in the office to dedicate myself completely to the music. Also play at the burning man festival in Israel (Midburn) and Whole festival which were special experiences to me, that I will never forget.

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Saturday July 27th at Suicide Club Berlin:

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Grab your pop corn and take a seat at Golosa Pride 📽️🍿😋

Stadt der verlorenen Seelen – Rosa von Praunheim 

They love to create freaky experiences. They turn their voices into visions that are seen on the big screen. Their films are shown on festivals all around the globe and Golosa is very proud to say that they are part of our community.

In the recreation of a Queer Village the Main Floor will again transform into a cinema. From 10 pm to midnight we will screen selected short movies of Berlin-based filmmakers that Golosa already knows very well and whom’s works need to be introduced to you asap.

The films by Them presents prove that emotions are duplicated when they are shared with others. They enrich our queer multiplex with giving a voice to „Dorothy”, a beautiful person that is warm, human and real as you are.

Dorothy – THEM presents 

Different vibes and beats can coexist – as it proves in the music videos by animation artist fashion pdg where we become the hero in an 80s style arcade that loves to have freaky experiences.

The cinematic eyes of Manuel Abramovich create safe places without judgement. His latest film just won the silver bear at this years Berlinale. In his early work “La Reina” we witness the struggle of what it means to be a queen – a feeling probably not unfamiliar to a lot of Golosians.

La Reina – Manuel Abramovich 

The kitsch and quirky world of the fashion films by Clémentine Decremps for the french designer Christelle Noel brought the attention of Golosa because as all of us, they are crazy, extravagant and different. Furthermore she shot the trailers for Golosa – Pride edition. You go, girl! 

To say that Rosa von Praunheim is a queer icon, pioneer and goddess would be an understatement. And because he doesn’t need an introduction Golosa recommends:

We are very honored to again show some selected scenes that Rosa provided from his oeuvre, which not only sums up every point of the Golosa Manifesto perfectly but is also an hommage to a 50 years and counting-riot with love in beautiful Berlin. 

And because Golosa has an on-going appetite for everything new, some fresh work from the filmmakers that were featured last year will also be served: „Romance“ from Nicky Miller will only have its premiere the day before and Miroimages is providing an exclusive preview of his new work.

So before the dance floor wants you to shake your body, be ready to be inspired some cinematic freaky experiences and let Golosa find itself in you!

Romance – Nicky Miller

14 oder 18 – fashion PDG

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Saturday July 27th at Suicide Club Berlin:

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"Queeramnesty is very strong in organizing urgent actions and helping LGBTIQ refugees from different parts of the world"

queeramnesty BBQ 2018 with Gene

Last year, the charity BBQ was extremely successful, we hope that you will be so generous this year. From 9pm, a charity BBQ for Queeramnesty will be done at  Golosa Pride edition. We meet Gene Bogolepov, member of Queeramnesty Berlin to know more about them.  Kind and delicious 😋

Golosa: Hi Gene, you are member of Queeramnesty Berlin, could you tell us what does the organization?

Gene: Queeramnesty group – is a special group of Amnesty International Germany. This group is taking care of LGBTIQ people. It was founded in Berlin i think 22 years ago and since then it is actively supporting LGBTIQ activists from different countries and helping them to be more efficient with their work. Also this group is very strong in organizing urgent actions and helping LGBTIQ refugees from different parts of the world.

Golosa: How did you hear about them?
Gene: I personally started contributing some work to this group in February 2018 and actually i found this group because i was trying ti help one refugee from Chechen Republic. It was quite a serious question and at that moment I was trying to get help from different NGOs and writing a lot of e-mails to them. So it happened, that Queeramnesty replied the first, they were actually the quickest to reply, which made me feel really good about them. Then i started working with them, because i felt that i like efficiency of the group, i like what they do, i like the attitude. Also, i’ve always believed what Amnesty International does, so i was thinking it would be really good to become a member of this group and i have never never doubt it, that i did the right things since i started working with Queer Amnesty team.

QueerAmnesty team with Golosa and SC delegates

Golosa: What do you do in it?

Gene: Personally in Queeramnesty I’m helping to organize different events, also on behalf of the group i’m active as a speaker for LGBTIQ rights in Russian Federation. I’m helping to research the situation with LGBTIQ rights  in Chechen Republic as well – this is kind of mine specialization. I guess i managed to gather enough information to say that…ok, i wouldn’t call it loudly «an expert», but i’m  sort of well aware of what is going on in Chechen Republic and i managed to provide this information to those, who are interested and who are somehow connected with this situation and who work on this.
Last year Golosa have already organized the charity barbecue for Queeramnesty and we find it extremely nice that the promoters of the party think about important things and integrate them into their party flow.

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Cherry on the cake: CherrYO!-kie is in da House! 🎤🍒

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Golosa Pride edition starts earlier at 21:00 and we will recreate a Queer Village in it heart with different stages mixing culture and guilty pleasure 😋 Be ready to show your voice and take the mic, CherrYO!-kie is in da House!

CherrYO-kie is Karaoke like you have never experienced before. It’s an all singing all dancing Karaoke Dance Party in which you are submerged into the song with your very own backup dancers. All of which is controlled by the Karaoke VJ who drives the party just as a DJ would a dance set. After 8 years of karaoke field work Sampson has honed the CherrYO-kie experience into a totally new audience interactive dance party that simply rocks. CherrYO-kie happens as a regular Party in Berlin and has played countless international festivals. 

CherrYO-kie and Sampson give more than a karaoke. It’s a anthems of pride and flamboyance. Be sure to be the Queen of the night singing the ultimate queer pop song of the last 50 years.

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Saturday July 27th at Suicide Club Berlin:

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Exclusive Podcast: When LA SCHMOCK cooks only for you 🥄

LA SCHMOCK DJ guest

Golosians, LA SCHMOCK cooks especially for you a delicious mix as appetizer of Golosa Pride edition 😋

LA SCHMOCK grew up in Bremen and Hamburg. After being an 80ies child, he was influenced by the 90s house music and techno scene and so he started to play as a teenager at small parties. In 2000 he came to Berlin and was exited by the music and gay scene. At that time, quite clearly, representative of this scene was the legendary Ostgut. Since the the late 2000s he started to DJ again and founded a music blog for affected by the NuDisco scene in France especially by artists from the Valerie Collective. Since then he attracted attention and played in Berlins venues like Kit Kat Club, SchwuZ, Magnet, Musik & Frieden, Monarch, Polygon/Kosmonaut, Kino International, Barbarella, Klub Kreuzberg, Privat Club, Else, Brunnen70, Bertrams, Brigit & Beer, Loftus Hall, Beate Uwe, Monster Ronsons and more. Since 2018, he’s a resident at UNBEDINGT. In his sets LA SCHMOCK unifies his passion of Nu-Disco and Indie-Dance into the realms of Deep House. Always thrilling the audience with his awareness of uplifting and feel-good tunes, still unsuspected what`s up next!

Golosa: Hi LA SCHMOCK, how can you describe your sounds?
LA SCHMOCK: Influenced by my roots, the sound of 80s, Synthpop, Italo-Disco, Funk, New Jack Swing, 90s House & Techno, I found my direction of dance-music in a cosmic mixture of housy disco-electronic. On the other side I’m a big fan of cheezy synth-wave and Italo Disco. But after the great times of NuDisco I also returned to more house music and techno. It always depends: Which mood I am, what do I like at the moment, what do I find on new music, what kind of party, what kind of people, location, time of the year. It’s unexpected ….

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?
It includes several different styles that I like. I recorded it very quickly like cooking with ingredients you just find in your fridge and so it’s a quick menu or more precisely a little journey starting with some disco continuing to more punching housy tunes.

What is your freakiest experiences?
I could tell you so many. Especially recently from the Whole Festival… But I won’t do this in public. 😉

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Venus Guy Trap pays respects to the queer origins by mixing classics with contemporary gems 💎

Venus Guy Trap Dj guest

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She is on our silver platter for CSD 😋 Venus Guy Trap‘s high energy set will make Golosa Pride edition your night to remember.

She has always loved music but she learned to DJ at the suggestion of a partner. Although that relationship didn’t last, she developed a true passion for the craft. Originally from Australia, Venus Guy Trap honed her natural talents all over Sydney for two years before moving to Berlin in 2018. Since then, she has played numerous parties at SchwuZ, Sounds and Schrippe Hawaii. Venus Guy Trap is also on the lineup for Artlake Festival at Bergheider See in August.

Venus Guy Trap is an advocate for diversity in DJ lineups as well as the music she plays. She admires how refreshing House and Disco were and continue to be in the white heteronormative music industry and pays respects to these queer origins by mixing classics with contemporary gems. 

Golosa: Hi Venus Guy Trap, how can you describe your sounds?
Venus Guy Trap: I’m drawn to sassy tracks with a great beat so I play high-energy Disco and House with ghetto, diva, gospel and Chicago elements. I thrive when I play to a room full of people smiling, raising their hands, singing along and working up a sweat.

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?
Studio 69 is an all-inclusive House and Disco party that celebrates queerness, connections and community. I had already attended Studio 69 a number of times so when I was booked to play I wanted to recreate the warmth and fun-loving energy I felt whilst including some Australian dance classics to really put my signature on it.

What is your freakiest experiences?
Whole Festival was a freaky utopia!

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Golosa in the TreeHouse of Whole Festival 2019

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Take your sun cream and your tickets, the event is coming soon. From Friday 14th to Monday 17th of June at Ferropolis. Already on board since the first edition as G day, Golosa is proud to be one of a lot amazing queer collectives invited from around the world as Buttons Berlin, CockTail d’Amore Berlin, BASSIANI Tbilisi, Lecken Berlin, mina Lisbon, Popoff Kitchen Moscow, Pornceptual Berlin, UNTER New York, Vitamina Milan etc.

As they define by themselves, Whole festival create an inclusive environment that provides space for the acceptance of all gender expressions and sexual orientations, but in a relaxing, outdoor environment outside of the hectic confines of the city. A multi-day camping festival where self-expression and self-liberation are paramount.

Golosa invites the delicious guest Yha Yha, who releases some week ago a brillant mini mix for Honey Soundsystem, and our residents 2FARO and Mashyno. They will take the desk of the TreeHouse floor Saturday evening from 21:00 to 03:00. 🕶️🍦😋

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Taste the House set of Heartthrob this Saturday at Golosa

His sexy set will make you freaky at Golosa, Taste the sensational Heartthrob ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤

Under the guise Heartthrob, Jesse Siminski has been defining a unique corner of underground house and techno for over a decade.

He has released thirteen EPs and twenty remixes on many of the scene’s most respected labels including M_nus, Ghostly, Cocoon, BPitch, Mute, in addition to his own imprint ISNISNT.

Honed over twenty years of record collecting and studio experimentation, Jesse has a knack for capturing peak emotion and energetic grooves with the flair of an experimentalist. The hit track ‘Baby Kate’ and the full-length album ‘Dear Painter Paint Me’ stand out as two out of a number of important releases. He has remixed for the likes of Depeche Mode, The Knife, Plastikman and Fischerspooner. Most recently, Jesse released the EP Nairobi Candles on Seth Troxler’s label Play It Say It, to great acclaim. He has spent the last 12 years DJing and playing hardware-driven live shows in many of the top clubs around the world: a former resident of Paris’ storied Rex Club and a frequent guest at London’s Fabric, Berlin’s Berghain, Tokyo’s Womb and New York’s Output. 

While living in New York, an encounter with Magda would lead to friendships with Troy Pierce, Richie Hawtin, and Kevin McHugh. In 2005, they came together on Hawtin’s label Minus, marking the emergence of minimal techno, first in New York and then around the world. Through his work with the label, Jesse took part in genre-defining projects in collaboration with technology giants Native Instruments, Ableton, and Allen & Heath.

Born in Northern Michigan, Jesse’s father introduced him to dance music and he tuned his ear at a relative’s record shop near Detroit. Prince, Kraftwerk, and Laid Back were early touchstones of a beat that would become so important to his music. Label’s like Relief, Plus 8 and Communique formed the backbone of Jesse’s record collection and informed his sensibilities early on. 

After stints in New York and Paris, Jesse currently calls Berlin home.

Golosa: Hi Heartthrob, how can you describe your sounds?
Heartthrob: My Sound is broad and embraces a variety of moods and feelings,  but can be defined as forward thinking and above all else funky and rooted in sex. 

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?
The “Is Burning” mix Is one I recorded last year for my friends in Amsterdam.  It is a collection of tracks from different times and places that all resonate moods I like on the dance floor… Mystery and playfuness come to mind. Together its sexy and interesting. Which is always the point for me when I wanna dance.

What is your freakiest experiences?
My freakiest experience is still on the horizon. Berlin has been the perfect place to be surprised on a regular basis… 

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Saturday May 18th at Suicide Circus Club Berlin:

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A bite of Marum: from the insane Queer Lisbon party Mina to Golosa

Marum-Dj guest

The 18th of May will be his premiere at Golosa, we talked with Marum about his music and his freaky experiences 💎💦

Risen to prominence from Lisbon’s underground scene as a resident of mina‘s infamous raves, Marum has crafted a unique and hybrid artistic practice: relentless rave DJ and community utopian-researcher.

One of the instigators of the queer rave mina (Lisbon), co-founder of the label and artist agency suspension (Lisbon/Berlin), and member of the community radio Quântica (Lisbon), Marum holds a refined and thoughtful sonic and political signature that moves entire communities and dance floors.

Their sets are unashamed worship sessions of hypnotic, acidic techno, cavernous industrial beats with elements of EBM, trance and aerial drones, taking influence from film scores, minimalist composers and musique concrète. Oscillating between meditative soundscapes and fast-paced high-energy music, the dance floor is taken to a contagious physical and mental catharsis, manipulating the realms between anxiety, peace, and ecstasy.

In a constant exchange with new scenes, Marum has played in parties, clubs and festivals across Europe. Recent highlights include sharing bills with SPFDJ and VTSS at Berghain’s Säule (Berlin), headlining at the castle of Forte Festival along with Alva Noto and Surgeon, an extended closing at Room 4 Resistance, playing Red Light Radio and De School (Amsterdam), regular visits to Lux (Lisbon).

At the end of 2018 Marum played at the mina curated Lisbon Boiler Room, part of Hard Dance: a series of shows revolving around the most vital contemporary crews pushing boundaries in the rave scene.

2019 will bring Marum’s first Asian tour, a b2b with Violet at Impulso Festival, an artist residency at Q21 in Vienna curated by Bogomir Doringer, and the participation at WHOLE Festival (Germany).

Parallel to DJing, Marum is also a visual and performance artist, curator, and writer, working with the experimental platform XenoEntities Network and Rabbit Hole, focusing on gender, queer and feminist theory, technology and digital culture, electronic music and club politics.

Golosa: Hi Marum, how can you describe your sounds?
Marum: At the moment I’ve been playing both faster and slower: navigating through ambient and downtempo dreamscapes and speeding up on the techno and acid with dashes of EBM and trance (reviving some old tastes).

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?
This set reflects exactly that rave-forward beats I’ve been playing while evoking slower and trippy harmonies of some composers I love.

What is your freakiest experiences?
From playing on the top of a hill in castle-festival to holding the hand of a frontliner while he got ass-fucked, it’s difficult to pick one out of so many.

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Saturday May 18th at Suicide Circus Club Berlin:

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A slice of Overland: she makes her Berlin's debut at Golosa

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The 18th of May will be her big premiere in Berlin at Golosa. Her new acid EPs Colossal Book Of Mathematics releases on Helpful Music and Forever in Transit releases on Violet’s label Naive are a delicious appetizer to taste her acid style 🍋😋

From her base of operations in Vancouver, Canada, she’s gradually attracting the attention of international labels with original productions rooted in the sonic cultures of places like Detroit, New York, and The United Kingdom. Her DJ sets are mesmerizing, ranging from banging warehouse techno, to fast-cut acid breaks, and bass-driven industrial music.

She was invited on the Swamp81 Rinse FM show with Loefah in August 2017 and Rinse France in April 2018 debuting some of her original tracks. Shortly thereafter her tracks appeared on two notable compilations, Sweat Equity Vol. 3: Extreme Hits, presented by New York label Sweat Equity, and Never A Land Without People, a charity compilation benefiting Palestinian human rights activists.

Her track “Steam Bun Acid” was selected as a feature out of the New York compilation on Resident Advisor.

She was soon contacted by labels based in New York and Lisbon with the prospect of releasing two full-length vinyl EPs, both due for release in the fall. In addition, her remix of Tin Man’s “Drenched Acid” was chosen to be apart of his Acid Friend compilation, which is being released mid September.

She has gradually honed in on her distinct, driving sound that is heavily influenced by the piercing acid techno soundscape of the classic rave era, and shows no sign of slowing down. Overland is a force to be reckoned with!

Golosa: Hi Overland, how can you describe your sounds?
Overland: I play a mixture of acid, techno and breaks.

Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?
It starts slower (123 BPM) and ends fast (140 BPM). It has a lot of my favourite music right now, lots of cuts from ‘92 as well as newer, harder acid.

What is your freakiest experiences?
Playing for freaks all the time 😋

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Saturday May 18th at Suicide Circus Club Berlin:

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