DJ Officer, Officer stands up to a steady career of 15 years as an underground disc jockey and radio show host (SNIPER, Audio Ginseng, KQSM, NOVO NIVO) in Berlin, Western Europe and Ghana. His style is instantly recognisable, his preacher-like voice fuses silliness and irony with a deep understanding of popular music culture. He has dubbed the term "Die geile Mucke der Elenden" (shoddily translated with "The wicked music of the miserables") for his distinctive selection of eurodance, neo disco, black metal and "Deutsche Schlagermusik" (German mainstream music). He shuns "tastefulness" and advocates an almost "Balearic" freestyle, without ever giving in to genres like "Atzenmusik". As a civilian, he works as cultural journalist and lives in Berlin.
Last minute update:
Because DJ Officer, Officer came down with a findish disease to his neural system, he had to be replaced on short notice. His long time partner in producing audioplays and radio programs, Paul "Paulator" Paulun, will take over the place behind the audiodesk at tonights event. Paulun is a sound research engineer, a field recording artist, an audio collector, a writer on the most imaginable diverse topics within the spectrum, and much more. In the context of tonights event he is a DJ who has taken the long and winding road that lead him from high end audiophile to the truly "dark side" even below POP, as it is defined by DJ Officer, Officer's "Die geile Mucke der Elenden" ("The wicked music of the miserables"), a style which is despised by almost everybody around.
For all intents and purposes, the Monarch will serve as the "official bar" for this year's CTM. Hidden above the Kaisers 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.
› Tickets › 5 € box office only