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Refuge Worldwide will host parties and AIAIAI-supported DJ workshops around Europe
Starting and ending in the radio station’s home city of Berlin, the first Refuge Worldwide club tour runs from October 1st to December 9th.
The 11 dates include stops in Amsterdam (Garage Noord), Helsinki (Post Bar), Turin (Bunker), London (Corsica Studios), Prague (Ankali), Leuven (Horst Lab), Rotterdam (Poing), Kaunas (Lizdas) and Warsaw (Jasna1). The two Berlin dates will be the tour launch at Tresor’s OHM club—part of Refuge’s annual Regenerate weekender—and the final date at Berghain’s Panorama Bar on December 9th. Collaborators on the tour include Black Artist Database, who have co-curated the London date, Laura BCR’s On Board Music in Rotterdam and Gravity Network in Prague.
Artists booked for the 11 dates include Mark Ernestus, THC, Bradley Zero, Yen Sung, Charisse C, PLO Man, Konduku, Shannen SP, Roska, DJ Fart In The Club, Stella Zekri, Laura BCR, plus station residents such as Sarah Farina, CCL, Gramrcy, Ophélie, Sally C, O.N.A, YUI and co-founders No Plastic and Richard Akingbehin.
Before each event, there will be a DJ workshop held at the venue in collaboration with AIAIAI headphones. One of the DJs playing at the club night will give a tutorial, before participants have time to try out playing on a club setup for the first time. A continuation of Refuge Worldwide and AIAIAI’s partnership on the Zaatari Radio workshops in Amman, and AIAIAI’s bi-monthly Freedom To Create talkshow on Refuge Worldwide, these DJ workshops are aimed at empowering a new generation of DJs, allowing access to equipment, removing barriers to entry and striving for greater diversity in the DJ community. Apply to be part of the DJ workshops by filling out the form here.
Oct 1, OHM, Berlin, DE
Oct 14 Garage Noord, Amsterdam, NL
Oct 22 Horst Lab, Leuven, BE (workshop + panel)
Oct 29 Post Bar, Helsinki, FI
Nov 6, Bunker, Turin, IT
Nov 12 Jasna1, Warsaw, PL
Nov 25 Corsica Studios, London (with Black Artist Database), UK
Nov 26 Lizdas, Kaunas, LT
Dec 2 Poing, Rotterdam (with On Board Music), NL
Dec 2 Ankali, Prague (with Gravity Network), CZ
Dec 9 Panorama Bar, Berlin, DE