Having left Berlin I left with the luggage of great experience and new old school records.
It was almost a month of an awesome stay. I arrived here because of Berlinale movie festival and Cinema For Peace that booked me to play at their official afterparty in Bargain kantine.
I didn´t plan to stay so long but I was having a lot of fun and I made sure to have my days busy. Thanks to my friend Nick I got an opportunity to play at another best place in Berlin – Katerblau. Katerblau at Kiosk room was the best gig I´ve had so far (I´ve been a DJ since a year). I played in few good places but never had such great response from crowd, there was simply so much vibe and the place is just wicked. I didn´t take any pictures nor videos, as it is forbidden and I obeyed their policy.
During my stay I´ve met a lot of artists and DJs who helped me realised how hard one must work to go on the top. In Berlin, almost everybody is an artist, there is a lot of competition and a lot of talents. The low costs of living let the youth do what they really want as one can get a room for as little as €200 a month in a cool area, or €400 for a studio. Plus the food is super cheap and it´s a heaven for vegans. Berlin is super hipster and being vegan is in fashion ( it´s a great fashion that help saves lives and mother nature). I would get my favourite falafel meal or vegan curry with tofu for as little as €3,50 – FUCK YEAH!
If you broke you don´t even need money to commute as there is no barriers while getting in to the tube (but watch out for the ticket controllers waiting to catch dishonest citizens)
Cheap costs of living is definitely an advance of the city but if somebody is in their bad moment of life no need to earn much money can get them lost. I´ve seen talented folks being really lazy and letting themselves to have a lot of short term pleasure that leads to no progress. On the other hand somebody must be lazy for some other to become hard working. If everybody was ambitious it would be too much.
Not to forget mentioning that the city is full of street art – the walls of an ex nazi country is filled with expressions of freedom and peace. It is amazing to see how the Berlin has evolved after the IIWW. One can see the riot against the system and the government. There was no city where I felt so free like in Berlin, not even in Ibiza I feel like that. Despite cameras in the underground I was able to vandalise few places and literally nobody gave a fuck when together with my Japanese partner we´re painting the walls.
The other day somebody asked me if weed is legal is Berlin, which in fact is not, but you can legally smoke ganja in clubs and you can easily smoke it on the streets. Easy access to smoke makes and low levels of stress make Berliners super chill and very easy going.
Berlin is also full of freaks – I love these drunkyards and junkies entering the tube and making a theatre for everybody.Junkies and drunkyards are a part of town. In fact people like this are in every big city, but I never seen so many in one place. I love to see them talk to some invisible person or engage is some other activity that gathers attention.