DCMB. Where to start? ✨
If we could describe this crew in one short sentence, it would probably go something like:
‘’4 cities, 2 connections, 1 beating pulse of the kick drum.’’
4 cities that contributed to the electronic music scene and proliferation of rave culture, 2 connections, between you and us, the DJ and the crowd, and finally of course, the dark and delicious punch of the kick, taking the dance floor for a ride into the night and out toward the sunrise.
But how did it start? When was the seed planted? When did the fire start to burn? 🔥
In fact, the fire has always burned, deep in the soul, thanks to many nights out in the beautiful decadence of Berlin, raving, adventuring, and diving head first into the infinite sounds of the city, both fast and slow, outside and inside the many royal palaces and houses of electronic music that it has to offer, the fire only grew larger with each passing evening.
And the seed? 🌱
Although Berlin may be often seen as a place with little sunlight to offer, it is usually those plants with the least amount of light that have the biggest desire to steer through the cracks and fully blossom outside onto the open and up toward the sky.
And how did it start then? 🤷♂️
After all, in life we can take, but we should also give back, its a natural cycle that if respected and nurtured, can go a long way.
After years of taking in the experiences of Berlin, absorbing the sight and sounds, and the burning desire to share those experiences and create even more memorable ones, Portuguese born Berlin resident Filipe Dionysos Santana decided to give something back to the city and to the scene. Calling on his friend, also Portuguese born and Berlin resident and visual artist Nuno Roque, the two decided to set up a first event at the famed old venue Berlin Ballhaus in mid 2016, focusing on bringing two worlds together, visual arts, with painters / designers and VJs exposing their work in a live setting, and music, with DJ’s spinning records to bring the dance floor to life.
From this friendship, the DCMB crew was born, owing its name to the previously mentioned 4 cities that have helped electronic music and rave culture develop over the years. Any guess which ones are they?
Since its founding, the crew / label has slowly grown to become a reference on the scene, adding exciting young artists to their roster, setting up more events throughout the city of Berlin, and sending some of their own artists to represent the DCMB label outside of the city.
With sounds ranging from pounding highspeed techno, groovy sole burning tech house, highly fresh and soul piercing house, to slow shamanic downtempo, the DCMB crew serves dishes for all who enjoy a buffet of electronic music and positive vibrations.
Now counting nearly one event and/or showcase per month, the label has had the pleasure to grace and move dance floors in Ritter Butzke, Birgit and Bier, Fiese Remise, and their home base of Burg Schnabel, where they host their staple night, Find Your Roots.
One can say that from a burning desire and the seed of Berlin, a crazy, weird, yet charming dream came alive, of making the floor your home, and the home of more memorable moments. The DCMB crew is taking little big steps toward a brighter future, and wants to take you along with them.
See you on the dance floor? 🕺
Our resident DJ's are:
Memo. (facebook.com/memopunkt / soundcloud.com/memopunkt)
Sanja Lapsin (facebook.com/sanjalapsin / soundcloud.com/sanjalapsin)
Churchill (facebook.com/churchillberlin / soundcloud.com/churchillberlin)
Bazeja (facebook.com/bazejamusic / soundcloud.com/bazeja)
Mieso (facebook.com/mieso.official / soundcloud.com/mieso)
Modest Crow (facebook.com/modestcrow / soundcloud.com/modestcrow)
Mark Mohs (facebook.com/MarkMarkhamMohs / soundcloud.com/r1ark_r1ohs)
Tempura (facebook.com/bernardo.addario / soundcloud.com/djtempuraa)
Arts / Design / Texts:
Gonçalo Motta (facebook.com/mottagraphy / instagram.com/motttta)
Ahmet Kilic (instagram.com/artchiarts)
Isabelle Selwat (instagram.com/_bln_slwt_)
Bernardo Addario (facebook.com/bernardo.addario / instagram.com/rastaarmani)
Filipe Dionysos Santana
23.11.09 3 YEARS DCMB @ Anomalie Art Club
15.08.19 DCMB Showcase @ The Yard
20.07.19 Tropical Birgit (DCMB Showcase) @ Birgit & Bier
23.03.19 Birgit's Season Opening (DCMB Showcase) @ Birgit & Bier
16.02.19 Anomalie Music & Art Night ### DCMB Showcase @ Anomalie Art Club
31.12.18 Schleusenufer NYE Festival 2018 / 19 (DCMB Showcase) @ Burg Schnabel
24.12.18 Knusperhouse (DCMB Showcase) @ Ritter Butzke
09.11.18 DCMB & Chrom present: Find Your Roots #5 @ Burg Schnabel
21.09.18 DCMB presents: Find Your Roots #4 @ Burg Schnabel
06.07.18 DCMB presents: Find Your Roots #3 @ Burg Schnabel
30.06.18 DCMB Showcase @ Kaffee Burger
21.06.18 Fête de la Musique (DCMB Showcase) @ Birgit & Bier
18.05.18 Stellar Attractions (DCMB meets Section 8) @ Fiese Remise
11.05.18 DCMB & Chrom present: Find Your Roots #2 @ Burg Schnabel
01.04.18 Birgit’s Frühlingserwachen (DCMB Showcase) @ Birgit & Bier
12.01.18 DCMB presents: Avoid Aging @ Burg Schnabel
24.12.17 Knusperhouse (DCMB Showcase) @ Ritter Butzke
23.11.17 One Year DCMB! @ Burg Schnabel
18.11.17 Are We Done (DCMB Showcase) @ Burg Schnabel
22.09.17 Birgit's La La Land (DCMB Showcase) @ Birgit & Bier
08.07.17 DCMB presents: Find Your Roots #1 @ Burg Schnabel
21.06.17 Fête de la Musique (DCMB Showcase) @ Birgit & Bier