It might be next to impossible to get inside famed Berlin nightclub Berghain’s hallowed halls, but you can enjoy the sounds of its resident DJ Answer Code Request and throw your own heady dance party anywhere, any time.
Answer Code Request debuted his intersectional take on techno’s worldly sound with his debut LP Code in 2014. On it, he explored the golden era of Berlin’s late ’90s and early 2000s, a period flush with experimental inspiration as Detroit’s techno gods merged with the German city’s industrial sounds to create something wholly exciting and new. Now, he follows that work with Gens, a dark and driving work that peers into the depths of what techno can be.
Gens is slated for release Friday, Feb. 23. Answer Code Request will celebrate the release at Berghain the following Saturday night, Feb. 24. You can also catch him on tour in Germany, the U.K. and Italy before heading to Asia and the U.S. Listen to a delightful album teaser below, and check his list of announced dates below.
Answer Code Request Live Dates
Feb. 2 | DE | Essen | Studio
Feb. 3 | DE | Hamburg | PAL
Feb. 9 | GE | Tbilisi | Bassiani
Feb. 10 | DE | Munich | BLITZ
Feb. 16 | IE | Dublin | Index
Feb. 17 | GB | London | fabric
Feb. 24 | DE | Berlin | Berghain / Album Release Party
March 2 | IT | Milan | Dude Club
March 3 | IT | Genoa | Mantra Club
March 10 | DE | Leipzig | Distillery
more dates TBA / Asia + USA tour to follow