This week's selection of Essential Berlin parties brings you another killer weekend of hitlist DJs and clubs in the world capital of raving.
Highly acclaimed minimal label Perlon, has been throwing legendary parties for over 20 years. With lineups curated by Sammy Dee and Zip, they host some of the most talented and experimental artists from across the world and after a lengthy stint at its original home of Berghain, the label party has been rejuvenated by its most recent run at Hoppetosse. This month's party welcomes Akufen, Vincent Lemieux alongside residents Sammy Dee and Zip.
Get Perlonized! at Hoppetosse. Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin, Germany. 2 February. For more info, click here.
Grafiti Tapes is hosted by Luca Lozano and Mr. Ho. Both artists are partners in crime at Klasse Wrecks one of the key labels at the forefront of breakbeat techno. As anyone who follows the label can agree, these two know how to tango and combine influences from 90s bleep, IDM and electro to forget a sound that is highly in demand for DJs like Ben UFO and Craig Richards.
Grafiti Tapes at OHM. Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin, Germany. 2 February. For more info, click here
Tassilo and Thomas met at Berlin’s renowned SAE, and were drawn together by a shared passion for techno. They've since evolved into one of the world's hardest touring acts in the field of big room techno. Alongside Pan-Pot, Watergate will also be welcome Ambivalent, Locked Groove and Michael Klein.
Pan-Pot All Night Long at Watergate. Falckensteinstrasse 49; Kreuzberg, Berlin. 3 February. For more info, click here
Underground techno promoters Institut Blank invite veteran producer Neil Landstrumm for their next party. The prolific Scottish producer has released records on some of electronic music's most important labels and is a real innovator of techno and architect of UK bass music whose live show mixes hardware and Macbook loops deployed by the hands of a true expert.
Institut Blank at About Blank. Marginal dam 24c, Friedrichshain, Berlin 3 February. For more info, click here
Melliflow is one of Berlin's hottest vinyl labels. Co-founded by Vera and Alexandra, the label has become a ground zero of sorts for the new fast paced variant of techno that has sprung up on European dancefloors in the last couple of years. They link with the Ukraine's achingly cool minimal outpost Closer and the lineup brings together some of the key architects of this new shift in sound. Buzz Uruguayan DJ Nicolas Lutz will no doubt bring the most fans thanks to his incredible eye for record digging and his impressive collection of forgotten house, techno and electro that has elevated him into become one of the world's most in demand DJs in recent years.
Melliflow at Hoppetosse. Eichenstrasse 4, Treptow, Berlin. 3 February. For more info, click here.