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Darwin is the SPE:C label head and resident DJ at Griessmuehle club in Berlin. Her label was kickstarted by a release from previous mix series guest Decka, and has since seen four more releases of similar intensity. The most recent EP, Behemoth, again from Decka, features hypnotic grooves, tightly-woven drum arrangements and a dub-inspired jam that would fit perfectly within any dance floor-focused set (all of which comes on transparent orange vinyl).
Since November 2016, Darwin has run the party REEF. Since its inception, they have hosted Trevino, Shed, Objekt, A Made Up Sound and Courtesy, to name a few. Housed in a former grain mill in Neukölln, Griessmuehle has one large dance floor inside, a smaller space in the basement and a half-outdoor spot where the club hosts after hours. It has a sprawling garden complete with grain silos, various makeshift structures and benches looking out onto a canal. Her REEF parties are all-night raves that join the dots between UK bass, techno and minimal Berlin electro, and she has picked the perfect space to facilitate her vision. The next REEF event is coming up on September 9th at Griessmuehle, with a line up featuring Kode 9, Evan Baggs and Facta. If you’re based in Berlin, or just fancy a cheap weekend away, make sure you head down to party in the silos. If you’re still deliberating, Darwin’s selections below outline some of most memorable tracks from her REEF parties, and after listening should make for a clear cut decision.