Blackest Ever Black celebrate Five Wretched Years with shows at ICA and Berghain

Blackest Ever Black celebrate Five Wretched Years with shows at ICA and Berghain

It kinda goes without saying that Blackest Ever Black mainly trades in deeply bleak, dread-flecked music. That’s not to say their outlook isn’t broad: through Secret Boyfriend’s frazzled confessionals, Dalhous’s memory recall, or the industrial whump of Raime, BEB deliberately specializes in mood over genre. It’s a headspace that TMT has been delighted to engage with, resulting in numerous positive reviews and EUREKA! designations. Basically, we like what Blackest Ever Black have got going on.

2015 sees the fifth anniversary of Blackest’s founding, and the label is celebrating accordingly with two events: one at the ICA in London, and one at Berghain in BEB’s home city, Berlin. On September 26, the ICA will be host to daytime and evening programs, with performances from Jac Berrocal, David Fenech & Vincent Epplay, Officer!, Af Ursin, Raime, Ashtray Navigations, Stefam Jaworzyn, Dalous, F ingers, and Ad Jacques, as well as a screening of Jane Arden & Jack Bond’s 1979 film Anti-Clock. The Berghain event, happening on October 30, features a “concert” from Tropic of Cancer, Diät, and Death Disco DJs, followed up by the “party” comprising Raime, Prurient, Regis, and Felix K.

Suffice to say, BEB are going all-out with this one. Oh, and there’s also a PAN-helmed night in Berghain’s Panorama Bar featuring Bill Kouligas, M.E.S.H., Objekt, Lee Gamble, and Josey Robelle, if Blackest’s offerings don’t take your fancy. Though they really oughta. Tickets for the events can be scoped out here and here.

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