Tresor. The Potential. Klubnacht.
The festival “Detroit-Berlin: One Circle” explores the intense relationship between two repeatedly written-off and yet symbolically charged places. Centers that emit an almost mythological austerity, (anti) glamor with the immediately associated images of fallow civilization ruins. But above all, two cities that have been inextricably linked in pop cultural consciousness since the 1980s due to the rapid development and spread of techno. However, the festival is not limited to the rich musical exchange, but also includes the equally productive fields of artistic and urban-political debates. The reception and distribution of techno in Detroit in the 1980s – a sound that opposed the decline of the Fordist city after the beginning of de-industrialization, with its utopian images of the future – led to the development of Berlin becoming a metropolis for electronic music. HAU (Hebbel am Ufer), in cooperation with “The Potential – Subcultural Exchange For Urban Development“, takes account of this not only historic, but also continuously significant circumstance during a club night in Tresor. We are proud to present on three floors a dynamic line-up of innovative turntable artists who will enrich this club night extension of the festival: Mark Ernestus, Eddie Fowlkes, John Collins, Magda El Bayoumi, DJ Skurge, Alan Oldham, Maldalba, Mischa, Finn Johannsen, Frinda di Lanco.