Montréal based Eric Mattson is the owner of the Oral label and an independent audio curator with a life long obsession for truly experimental and daring music. For many years, he used to be part of the programming team of Montréals Mutek festival, and to date continues to contribute special projects each year, spicing up the festival with his distinctive experimental and edgy approach.
Afterwards, the DJ team of our favourite music download store zero" takes control of the decks. Currently busy launching his own label, Shaddock, which will see input by the likes of James T. Cotton and Kassem Mosse, Koko will be delving into the realms of dub and beyond. Zero" shop manager Philly, will be presenting rare disco and house cuts, and last but not least, Trust's DJ Glow will be sharing his expertise on futurist broken beats.
For all intents and purposes, the Monarch will serve as the "official bar" for this year's CTM. Hidden above the Kaiser's supermarket (the entrance to an unlikely concrete staircase can be found next to the Turkish snack bar), with a splendid view onto the elevated U-bahn station at Kottbusser Tor, the Monarch has been a bastion of local social activity for the last few years. Just a few doors down from the action at the nearby Festsaal Kreuzberg, West Germany, Paloma Bar, Nr 4 and Kotti Shop, the Monarch is the ideal place to stop in for a drink when the performances have finished, before heading to the more remote CTM locations of Maria am Ostbahnhof or Berghain.
For your edification and listening pleasure, we have organized Selector's Choice: an assortment of discriminating DJs will be spinning records – the only brief being that they follow their intuition and specific interests to provide an engaging soundtrack. In other words, carte blanche. The Monarch will open at 21:00 and close when the last patrons drink up.
Supported by the Canadian Embassy.
› Tickets › 5 € box office only