In the German capital this weekend and thinking about what’s on? Berlin and electronic music are synonymous. Home to world-famous institutions like Berghain, thousands of ravers descend on the city each weekend, hoping to overcome tough door policies and experience the hype for themselves.
But for many locals and expats who call the city home, it is Berlin’s underground scene that made them fall in love with the city. Instead of the club itself being the focus, it is the people and music that makes these underground parties special.
Organised by French-Italian duo Mashyno and 2FARO, Gday is the kind of intimate, queer electronic night that can introduce you to this underground scene. Its inclusive atmosphere attracts an eclectic mix of nationalities and sexualities and creates a cosy, family vibe. Held in the smoky, disorientating Berg Schnabel, the venue is full of uncensored, dark spaces.
On Fri 9 Dec, the next Gday will feature French-Italian headliners: Sebastien Bouchet of Kompakt Records and St.Robot of LaRoboterie. They will be joined by two of Berlin’s biggest talents: Joseph Diel and Deepneue. You can expect deep, dark and sexy sets are to run throughout the night and well into the morning, with a backdrop of performance art and light installations.
Mashyno and 2FARO will close the party with a B2B set. They describe Gday as a celebration of diversity, and define their style as an uplifting combination of techno and house, bringing together old school bangers and contemporary releases.
The venue, Berg Schnabel, is located close to Schlesisches Tor in Kreuzberg. Entrance is €10; it’ll be the most uplifting tenner you’ve ever spent.