Superbooth17 – The Biggest Synth Event Ever

by nik

Superbooth17 kicks off this weekend in Berlin, Germany, in only it’s second year the electronic music instrument fair is boasting over 150 synth manufacturers and with workshops and electronic music performances this is the largest synth event on the planet. Perfectly timed with the launch of the Gearogs Marketplace we couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a stroll through modular heaven. We sent resident gearhead Nik to the fair for the weekend, check out his daily recaps below.

Superbooth17 – Day 1

After a relaxing float down the Spree, it was straight into the madness of loads of gear booths competing for aural and visual attention. So much modular here it is unbelievable! A lot to see and hear. Of course I was really excited to chat with everyone about Gearogs, especially since our marketplace has just kicked off over there. There are of course a lot of Discogs fans here! There are two more days to go, so I hope to post more tomorrow. Let me know if you want a report on anything specific and I’ll see if I can check it out and get pics!

Of course I was really excited to chat with everyone about Gearogs, especially since our marketplace has just kicked off over there. There are of course a lot of Discogs fans here!

There are two more days to go, so I hope to post more tomorrow. Let me know in the comments below if you want a report on anything specific and I’ll see if I can check it out and get pics!


Superbooth17 – Day 2

Another day, another boat trip down the river to Superbooth! It is awesome they put this boat on for the attendees, it is quite sociable as well, which is just as well because it takes an hour!

Well, that is it for day 2. I need to get some sleep as apparently I have to be up early for some reason… next instalment tomorrow!


 Superbooth Day 3

The third day started out quite differently from the other two. Barbara from Sequentix had been speaking to Steffi at Superbooth, and had managed to get us guest tickets to Berghain that evening. That club is notoriously hard to get into, so I had to say yes to the opportunity. We decided to go for what is apparently called a ‘disco nap’, then go to the club at 4am (Steffi was playing at 7am). So it was I found myself meeting up with Barbara, Colin, David, and Paul Naggle from Sound On Sound. Berlin in the wee small hours was still a hive of activity, so busy!

It was a great evening. The club does look great, but the strict no photography rule means no pics I’m afraid. When we walked in, DJ Stingray was playing one of my top 10 tracks of all time, Let Yo Body Rock by Detroit In Effect. I knew I was in the right place! He did a killer set, funnily enough I had caught him In Portland about a year ago, and loved him that time as well. Steffi came on and played an amazing set, thanks Steffi! So then it was back to the Airbnb for a rest before hitting Superbooth Day 3, phew!

Well, that is Superbooth for this year. An amazing event and so much to see, I am sure I missed something, there were so many rooms. A big thanks to Colin and Barbara, Steffi, and the organisers, caterers, and staff at the event. Already looking forward to next year!