From Russia with music.
For a glimpse behind the scenes of an archetypal Russian disco, simply imagine a noisy mix of Eastern European folklore and lightning-fast beats whipping up a young, boisterous crowd. To refuel and hydrate, they down copious amounts of vodka. Unadulterated and undiluted. Steadfast behind the DJ desk: Wladimir Kaminer, author and initiator of this particular Russian Disco. A staple of East Berlin’s party scene at local haunt Kaffee Burger for more than 20 years, this string of music events have become the stuff of legends far beyond the city’s limits. But that’s not all. Kaminer has dedicated an entire novel to these alcohol-fuelled parties, a story soon to be plastered all across Germany in its brand new movie adaptation guise. And this moving recollection goes far beyond the capital’s never-ending nightlife frenzy.