At home in the Panorama Bar for over nine years, this event series is not only one of the world’s best known, but also one of the most important forums that continuously spins forth the history and permutations of house. It is the understated, delicate balance between consistency and experimentation maintained by Sammy Dee and Zip that catapulted Get Perlonized! to where it is today. Their own DJ sets and their choice of guests reveal them as guardians of sound in its purest form, as well as curious scouts whose subtle intuition takes the music in new directions. Shackleton was one such discovery: his album Three EPs, released on Zip’s own Perlon label, broke new ground for an up-coming generation of producers as it finally sealed the bond between hitherto cautious approximations of dubstep and club house; sounds that were indeed close, yet whose roots lay elsewhere. The work of artist and transgender activist Terre Thaemlitz aka DJ Sprinkles, on the other hand, reminds us that house, in spite of, or precisely because of its hedonism, is political music that firmly opposes identity-ascription in the name of gender and class.
In collaboration with Perlon.
Sammy Dee is a Berlin mainstay, a seasoned DJ who hosts the Get Perlonized parties at Panorama Bar, and Ultrastretch at Weekend.
Thomas Franzmann aka Zip aka Dimbiman, co-founder of the influential Perlon label, is familiar with dancefloors around the world and famous for his tremendous minimal shifts within the 4/4 scheme.
Lancashire-born producer Sam Shackleton, now resident in Berlin, emerged in the mid 00s just as dubstep began its international spread. He operated the influential label Skull Disco with Appleblim from 2005-08 and launched another imprint, Woe To The Septic Heart!, in 2010.
DJ Sprinkles is the deep house DJ persona of Terre Thaemlitz.
Berlin-based video artist and DJ Jörg Franzmann has made numerous videos for the Perlon label, and is a regular contributor to the Perlon monthly at Panorama Bar.