Sat 29 JUN – Sun jun 30
Awakenings Festival 2019
1989 sascha listens to a lot of euro-dance-pop as a twelve year-old his first purchased record after the fall of the wall was "technotronic mega mix". 1990 first contact with techno and house is thanks to marusha s radio show "rave satellite;" sascha buys his first techno record "the seawolf" (underground resistance/ ur). 1993/94 he visits the legendary berlin club walfisch for the first time as a raver; he organizes parties in youth clubs in the east berlin section lichtenberg and thus encounters his first dj experiences with trance. 1995/96 sascha goes out with passion and visits clubs like the e-werk or the matrix. 1997 sascha begins his dj career in berlin clubs like discount or so36. 1998 he attempts first steps as a producer with borrowed equipment and the help of his soon to-be label partner paul kalkbrenner in their collective studio. 1999 sascha splits his studio and runs a new studio with djoker daan in the side rooms of the berlin club casino. 2000 sascha s musical home becomes bpitch control, dj s at the ostgut, polar tv, wmf, maria, tresor, casino or sternradio. releases also on kompakt (köln). 2001 remix fun, like for mitte karaoke, internship at the newspaper de-bug, further solo releases. 2002 bpitch control "gemeinsam-tour 2002", studio work on his first album. 2003 his debut-album "bravo" / BPC075 appears in september 2003. bravo-tour around the world. style/ musical roots/ identity: a kind of house-driven techno that sways between the polarity of emotional overload and concrete rationale - hence immediacy, which is what sascha funke is all about.