The short film – Beyond Sound – draws a line between being a DJ and dealing with elementary life setbacks. The German DJs Heimlich Knüller and Madmotormiquel take us through their lives as Producers and DJs in Berlin.
They dive deep into the beginnings of one of the biggest festivals “Fusion” and open the door into Berlin’s famous club culture. Where club culture was born, why festivals influenced the club scene in Berlin and how it feels to grow old in that industry. The portrait was produced right before Coronavirus hit the world.
Beyond Sound is presented by Flow Music. Flow Music, based in Australia, has supported the international electronic music scene from the very beginning as a label, media platform and podcast channel. There is also a close connection to the artist and film-maker Leonie Gerner as well as the film protagonists Heimlich Knüller and Madmotormiquel.
Here’s what Leonie Gerner had to say about Beyond Sound:
“The realization of this film was done in cooperation with a strong team that took a lot of time to make this film what it is. First and foremost Anselm, who was responsible for the editing. With this short portrait, I wanted above all to show the people behind the profession of DJ – without inflating the stories or presenting them as something other than what they are. What does it mean to be a DJ and producer in Berlin – what kind of lifestyle do you enter into, how long can you practice this profession?
When this short film was made, there was no talk of Corona – shortly afterwards, the entire art and cultural landscape went quiet. An interesting look at a time just before the standstill – of which we were not aware at the time. A look through the keyhole of the Berlin night.”
Watch the video below.