no new normal
Mainstream? No, thanks. How does the brave new world we want sound in the face of such stormy changes? The listen to berlin compilation is a space for experimentation, is open to all genres and styles and is never satisfied with what is never normal. It wants to be non-conformist and unconventional, innovative and progressive. Artists*who have been featured on the compilation in the past include Dota Kehr, Bonaparte, junk-E- cat, Shirley Holmes, ZUSTRA, Jan Blomqvist, Ani Klang, Pilocka Krach, Symbiz and Moderat.
Good music knows no genre. Neither does Berlin. No matter if experimental electronica, African-American funk and soul music, rap, pop indie sounds or booming rock – the sound of the capital is versatile. We are looking for a cross-section of the most innovative and exciting music; a soundtrack for a diverse city in a moment of upheaval.
The compilation is curated by an expert jury, which is made up of experts from different areas of the music business each year. This edition was curated by: Nicky Böhm (Beatport) Markus Kavka (Deluxe Music), Olaf Kretschmar (BMC), Lisa Riepe (Zebralution), Jill Schneider (Landstreicher Booking) & Mara Spitz (Deezer).