From our regular curated mixtapes to interviews with renowned DJs and artists, Friends of Friends stays on top of a wide range of contemporary music genres from our Berlin-base.
Martin Kohlstedt curates the latest FvF Mixtape, combining his own tracks with music by Sigur Rós, Róisín Murphy, and Camille
The renowned German electro-pop duo curate a playlist bringing together tracks by the likes of Paul Kalkbrenner, Kraftwerk, and Caribou.
The Singaporean DJ and Darker than Wax founder on the healing power of music and the artists we should listen to during lockdown.
The French fashion designer curates the latest FvF mixtape, bringing together music by the likes of Jean-Michel Jarre and Daft Punk.
The FvF team curates a working-from-home playlist, with tracks by the likes of Childish Gambino and James Blake
The Berlin-based DJ on his new label, avoiding polished recordings, and resurrecting Macedonian jazz, funk, and pop music
The Argentinian singer-songwriter on identity, not belonging, and getting to know yourself
The queer music duo on being authentic, Saved By The Bell, and Berlin’s supportive artistic community
The Berlin-based DJ on R&B, remixing, and the Tony Hawks Pro Skater soundtrack.
From traditional Persian music to pre-revolution psychedelic rock, this mixtape takes its inspiration from a road trip spent traversing Iranian landscapes.
The Berlin-based artist discusses the inspiration behind his pop-up supper club which blends Indonesian cuisine with experimental live performance.
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The Singaporean DJ on Punk music and what makes a great music selector today
The American musician on spirituality, self love and the power of music
Andrea Goetzke, co-founder of TSF, on why she loves creating spaces for artists
The Israeli choreographer curates a playlist featuring tracks by Bon Iver, Pink Floyd, and The Beatles
Meet the people behind Contra, the Seoul-based club shaking up the city's music scene
Nina Nagele recommends her favorite urban tunes from Melt 2019
The DJ and producer talks Pokéraps and what it means to do an album in the 21st century
Two music journalists talk about why they love what they do
The British designer on music, design, brand collaborations and the occasional DJ gig
Meet the founding member of Juniore, the band whose music channels the optimistic melancholy of the 1960s in the French capital
Songs for the sadder days after the party has ended
Meet the photographer and director who’s documenting the lives of musicians in Canada
With a new album coming up, the Berlin-based garage-rockers are about to get more psychedelic
The DJ, party and radio host talks about digging records and the music scene in his hometown
France, USA, Germany, real magic can happen when people from all over meet to form a band
The restless neo-soul singer and producer from New Zealand reinvents himself as an artist
Katharina Tress on starting an online platform to enhance visibility for female, trans and non-binary musicians
Berlin collective Einhundert bypass music industry gatekeepers through their boundary-pushing concerts, exhibitions, and parties
Three members of the underground music label introduce FvF to an overlooked electronic scene
A personal selection of tracks from FvF’s Fabian Dieker
Why this publication about pop, politics and feminism holds a unique spot in the German print market
A creative digest of the web’s offerings
Revisiting the Tuscan artist residence as they invite musicians to reflect, write and record in the tranquil surrounds
We spend a day in the English countryside with the artist, famed for his collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson
The Canadian-Colombian visual artist, musician and producer makes music for survival
The former Bert Rodriguez on the new him and making art available to underserved children
FvF walk the avenues of the Romanian capital with Luiza Popescu and Ilinca Marinesco
Crossing genres and ignoring categories characterizes the Singaporean DJ's left field approach to mixing
A team selection of club tracks to dance to until dawn
The Alt-Pop Duo put together a mix of their all-time favorite tracks and discuss the music that inspired their distinctive sound.
Bavarian beats and a different take on Munich with Marvin Schuhmann and Valentino Betz
Obscure tunes with familiar flavors from around the world and through time
The DJ, Producer and Neverwhere Records founder embarks on her newest venture: motherhood
Dreamy, international grooves that blend the DJ’s ties to both São Paulo and Vienna
The electronic producer shares his mellow and humble brand of self-possession
The polymath works at the intersection of art, media, and technology
Krøyer–Sætter–Lassen’s eclectic portfolio stretches from furniture to lighting, homeware to hammers
How musical reverberations shape mind and space with the Australian sculptor and sound artist
Behind the scenes at Zurich's concert halls the maestro disproves the stuffy stereotype of a classical orchestra
A moody mix of downtempo beats, Japanese math rock and ambient electronics
How the Dalston-based tattoo parlor and brand bridges the gaps between fashion, fine art, tattoo, and publishing—to a hip hop beat
Bossa nova, boogie beats and soul
How the prodigious twenty year old and her analog camera are capturing the look, sound and feel of today’s grime scene like no other
The jazz singer shares her influences from jazz’s past, present and future
The designer’s multifaceted work goes beyond designing patterns into the realm of wearable art
Global vibes, best played at full volume
Tracing the designer’s winding career path, spanning disciplines and continents
A creative digest of the web's offerings
The Amsterdam creative whose experimental studio is reimagining the future of fashion
Step into a time machine and enter the New York disco scene
Visiting the illustrator at her home and work studio, a place where luminous letters drawn by hand and pet bunnies prevail
In southern Iceland, an old fish plant houses majestic organs and all their parts
The Visual Director of Berlin Atonal sheds light on the experimental music and arts festival
Released on February 24, 2017, the adept bassist’s album leaves listeners baffled—though only in the best way
How the Breton DJ seeks out the eclectic and the classic for his label Maison Kitsuné
A personal selection of tracks from the FvF team
In the run up to Berlinale’s Nordic Film Music Day, we meet some of Scandinavia's finest composers for the screen
Never-before-seen archival footage from the ’80s and ’90s illuminate the cultural movement
A blend of bouncy disco-tinted tunes and tech house heat
The legendary DJ and artist on his beatmaking process, moving to LA and embarking on his next world tour
A special mix of library music dusted off from the archives and ready for your enjoyment
A talk with editor in chief of Brick, Hayley Louisa Brown
Moody and moving beats and tracks from the Italian electronic duo
The ear-opening remit of the contemporary music programmer at the Brutalist institution
A diverse mix ranging from downtempo beats to drum and bass breaks
The DJ and producer on how he manages to tour the world and still spend time with his kids
The Icelandic musician and producer looks back on thirty years of music making and ahead to inventive soundscapes
What happens when fifteen musicians come together under a full moon for a concert set in a crater
At the gigantic Red Hook base, Gabriel Florenz explains the non-profit center's ever evolving ambition to aid creativity
The founder of BPitch Control on the influence of Berlin’s history on her music career
Jannis Stürtz shares his sonic journeys through the Middle East and North Africa to track down and digitize rare vinyl records
The talented singer, producer and actress delivers some of her favorite R&B, hip hop and soul cuts
Inside the musical life and creative process of the intrepid designer
A fun mix of bass-heavy hip hop from DJ, radio host, interior and fashion designer Sarah O’ Neill
In a former Stasi production site, Daze Maxim talks us through his intuitive creative process
Friends and fellow Berliners of the 36minutes project stitch together some summery, dance-friendly, daytime tracks
A mix of obscure afro-jazz, avant electronics and club music
A synth-heavy, heady dance mix
Eyewear brand Ace & Tate combine affordable frames with a priceless creative strategy
"When music is joyful, why not listen to it without being ashamed, and not take yourself so seriously?"
An eclectic all-vinyl mix
In rehearsal, the trio reminisce on 90s car park raves, their shared love of classic cars, and the modern visuals driving the "III" tour
The Montreal-based dancehall master takes us on a voyage from deep electronic vibes to a hype-splattered dancefloor
Robot Koch brings the driving beats of Berlin to sunny L.A., adding his own cinematic touch.
The Danish producer and label boss plays fast and loose with styles, but ties it all together with the bpm
An ambient blend of languid flutes, looping guitars, and crackling percussion
A genre-hopping selection revealing the station's breadth and depth
Sharing the best of what 2016 has in store
A sultry history lesson in the sounds of disco, Chicago and House Ballroom
Singer, Apartment & Music Studio
Soundtracking the onset of autumn with atmospheric electronica
A cool and trustworthy travel companion even in stressful situations
No Devotion and Cosby Rule the Berlin Airwaves
A sonic, cinematic exploration from bass music's Man in Black
Exploring the soft frequencies of electronica
Soak yourself in tropical sound
Music Label Owner, Home & Neighborhood
Musician & Teacher, Workplace & Neighborhood
Life On Planets Offer A Sensitive Compilation
Some dark beats for those of us staying up late.
A homely playlist from a master of House
Musician, Apartment & Funkhaus Studio, Kreuzberg & Treptow-Köpenick
Fink pulls us out of our comfort zone
Going on a boat trip across the Aegean sea with Amateurboyz
Global jazz selections and electronic beats by Aron Ottignon
Ambient techno from newcomer Yasmin Hannah
Concert Promoter & Artist Agent, Apartment & Workplace, Charlottenburg-Willmersdorf
An electronic compilation from the talented piano experimentalists Grandbrothers
Founder of Bagru Textiles, Workplace
Miguel Colmenares introduces us to the soul sounds of Boom Music
Dadaist disco, soulful melodies and deep grooves
Dark R&B and ambient sounds by Ryan Willms
Gabe Jaffe returns with good hip-hop and slow beats
The FvF & MS Team's Favorite Tunes of 2014
Siria delivers a special mix that dressed our 'Friends' book event in Barcelona.
Max Kersting delivers a mix that taps on nostalgia and rollerblading years.
Nick Smith returns with a mix of hip-hop, soul inspired textures and hypnagogic bass.
Anaesthesiologist & Radio Host, Apartment & Garage, Kreuzberg
FvF Mixtape #74 is compiled by our Berlin friend Nick Forsberg & LVNCE and consists of favorites from King Krule and 20Syl.
DJ Phono's mix is inspired by his set at Fusion Festival 2014
Artist & Actress, Apartment, Daikanyama, Shibuya, Tokyo
VJane & Founder and Curator at sound:frame
DJ & Radio Host, Studio & BBC, Holloway & Kings Cross, London
Musician & Co-Founder of SOLFO, Apartment, Penzing, Vienna
Hip-Hop & soulful tunes by Till Wiedeck
DJ & Label Owner, Phi Centre, Old Port, Montreal
The mix of Lucas Liccini aka. Elél starts off slow with a relaxing selection of ambient, before gradually building up to a bouncy blend of tracks.
This FvF mix #69 shows that the world is equal parts honey and heroin. Everything here is a love song of some sort: for another, for yourself, for the world.
Compiling her second mixtape for FvF Kyra Caruso again proves her excellent musical taste. In this mix by the Mexican Austrian DJ, Pharell Williams dances with the trumpet sounds of “Sunny” in a version by Bobby Hebb & Ron Carter side by side beats by Sampha.
New York artist Alex Asher Daniel provides a mix full of R&B, Post Dub and Neo Soul
This is part 2 of our Best of 2013 Mixtape, compiled by the entire FvF & MoreSleep Team
Frederic Leitzke includes Mount Kimbie and Kölsch in our latest mix in the lead up to Christmas
DJ, House, Old Quarter, Dhaka
FvF Mixtape #64 is compiled by Los Angeles based producer KAUF with tracks by Four Tet, Ame and James Holden
Founder and Owner of Sea You , Studio, Leopoldstadt, Vienna
The Best Company for a Cold Autumn Day, by Michael A Muller
Artist, Musician & DJ, Apartment, Chelsea/Flat Iron, New York
Designer, Architect and Musician, Studio, Bolzano, Südtirol
Dubai based FvF Contributor and music lover Natasha Stallard compiled a mix where artists such as Timbaland and Most Def go hand in hand with Algerian blues and old school Iraqi beats
For FvF’s Mixtape 61, Greek born, Berlin based Kostantinos Tassopoulos, aka Ekkohaus, has compiled a careful selection of smooth house beats recorded as a 100% vinyl set
Musicians, Apartments & Neighbourhood, Mar Mikhael & Achrafieh, Beirut
Australia’s cult underground radio presenter, Ennio Styles, delivers classic and future beats with a selection of grime, dubstep, hip hop and soul
Dirk Rumpff's playlist is fueled by strong arrangements, instrumentals and vocals that features music by Level 42, Charles Webster and Mount Kimbie
Former FvF guest and friend Claire Cottrell has compiled the perfect start to a carefree weekend with old and recent favorites
Melbourne’s very own Leigh Irwin aka Lady Noir presents an eclectic and moody sonic offering comprising wave, synth and 70's kraut-rock.
Fashion Designer and Creative Director, Apartment, Office, 10ème Arr., Paris
DJ Kaos provided one of his disco-infused sets for this FvF mixtape with artists like Tiago, Dr.Beat and The Blackwoods
DJ & Producer, Apartment & Studio, Grunewald & Kreuzberg, Berlin
Manager and Founder, House and Office, Röda Sten and Långedrag, Gothenburg
An elegant mix by Ghostly International's Missy Livingston aka. Moderna with Kasper Bjorke, When Saints Go Machine and Boska
A chilled musical journey with sounds from across the globe with Chilly Gonzales and Timber Timbre
Sky Gellatly compiled a classic mixtape with Lupe Fiasco, Sebastien Tellier and the Beatles.
Our man from Hamburg, Malte Müller, is not only a talented graphic desginer but has an excellent taste in music.
DJ & Producer, Studio & Shop, Jongno, Seoul
FvF's 50th mixtape is provided by Tyler Askew from NYC
Chef & Architect, House and Studio, Belgrano & Colegiales, Buenos Aires
Melbourne's Christian Vance made a deep psychedelic dance mix with Efdemin, M People, Jacob Korn and more.
Kyra Carusos mixtape provides us with steady runners and new favorites.
Musician and Entrepreneur, Apartment & Office, Mitte, Berlin
Dominik Grötz made a special New Years selection that eases you out of a wild party night and into 2013.
This is part 2 of our Best of 2012 Mixtape, compiled by the team.
This is part 1 of our Best of 2012 Mixtape, compiled by the team.
Taj Reid takes us on a musical ride from the Nineties to the present.
Cologne-born and Berlin-based DJ Max John Buschfeld made a nice winter mix with Rawcotics, Kariya and Prince.
His name is Funk but he plays House - an atmospheric masterpiece by Marius Funk.
Musician and DJ, Apartment, Freihausviertel, Vienna
Kris Chen of XL Recordings chose contemplative tones for this mix with Tim Maia, Joni Mitchell and Devendra Banhart.
This mixtape was compiled by our old nightlife friend Creathief and features artists like Curtis Vodka and Michael Jackson.
Producer and DJ, Apartment, Beirut
Fashion Designer, Apartment, Vesturbæjar, Reykjavík
Johannes Kleske is a digital strategist and an avid coffee lover. His mix features Jamie Woon, Forss, Juk Juk and more.
Till Spielhoff is a Sound Designer and DJ. Enjoy his mix with Efdemin, Moderat and Kollektiv Turmstrasse.
Kaspar's selection reflects his involvement in the Berlin nightlife scene as well as the artists he encounters.
Our friends from Radius Magazine put together a nice mix of old-school hip hop and UK garage.
Club Owner and Photographer, Apartment, Berlin-Mitte
Ghostly and their accomplice Rob Fissmer go loud with musicians Com Truise and Osborne.
Our editor Sarah Weinknecht combines a classic 90's vibe with tasteful contemporary goodies.
Gabe Jaffe has been around in the music scene from places like Ukraine to New York.
Artist, Apartment & Archive, Mebusevleri, Ankara
A long-time friend of FvF's, Dominik Grötz refreshes the music scene with bands like Hercules & I Love Affair and Dntel.
Roitsch likes to experiment with everything and he proves it with his mixtape created for FvF.
Part of the FvF Family, Ike Forsyth has brought his energetic South African self to this mixtape.
Our New York contributor Chris Ambrose completed the second part of what he started for us.
As he runs the music blog Knicken, Schmitz knows what the crowd likes to hear – James Blake and much more.
We head west in the US and take a step back in time with Chris Ambrose's compilation of good ol' classics.
Charmer Lorin puts together a classical vinyl mix and makes us walk down memory lane for a while.
Photographer and Writer, Apartment, New York City, Brooklyn
Writer and Musician, Apartment, Mexico-City, Condesa
Our dear friend Nomad completed the second part of his mixtape, continuing his smooth ways.
Rare specimen Artoo is one of Berlin's orginials and makes the crowd melt. here comes a relaxed while.
Dubliner Paul Guinan shares some electronic beats and smooth tunes along this musical journey.
Part of the trio Brandt Brauer Frick, Paul composed a mix which includes everything from Can to Bahamadia.
Paul Mogg of Moon Unit and Psychonauts with a selection from Velvet Underground to DJ Harvey.
This is a specially compiled mix by FvF for you, wishing you a good start into the summer. The Doors combined with dub-step await.
Rerelease of our FvF Mixtape #5 with all-time faves like DJ Shadow, RJD2 and Jessie Ware.
Enjoy this republished FvF Mixtape from the FvF team with artists like James Blake, Jimi Hendrix and Isolée
DJ and Concept Artist, Studio, Berlin-Wedding
Producer and DJ, Hotel Rooftop, Berlin-Mitte
Agenturinhaber, Agentur, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Founder and Chief Editor of BangBangBerlin, Apartment, Friedrichshain
Fotografin, Apartment, Berlin-Mitte