What we did
Plus Minus feat. Ben Klock @ Level 41
Estemed American Journalist Philip Sherburne once described Berghain as ‘ quite possibly the current world capital of techno.’ For the uninitiated, Berghain is a German institution based in a disused Berlin power plant where the doors to this temple of techno open on a Thursday and close again on a Monday night. Well, that is if you’re lucky enough to be let in, as their door policy is notorious yet all part of the fun. To have one of their residents in Dubai for the first time was exciting enough but when that resident is Ben Klock, it’s off the scale. Ben has built himself a reputation on delivering driving techno of the highest order, his name appearing on list after list of ‘ who to watch out for’ and after some banging local support he took to the decks for the Plus Minus crew up on the 41st floor of The Media One Hotel for more than 3 hours of what I will describe as a wall of industrial sound, the German Phil Spector. Each tune was a belter, the majority of which I’ve never heard anywhere else before. Whilst the room is busy, there is enough space to dance about for the respectful crowd full of boundless energy, each track met with delighted noise from all. Ben, dressed in standard issue Techno DJ Black T- Shirt, looked totally in control and enjoyed himself on his debut. Let’s hope he returns and word gets round to a few more people next time as he deserves a larger venue and a bigger audience..