Last summer, a group of cool cats decided – just like that – to break with the Berlin Techno tradition and host a little one-day festival at YAAM! They were probably sick of all those illegal Open Airs with bad sounds and unchill vibes – you know, cops ruining the mood, monotone after-hour minimal music ruining the mood, bad weather ruining the mood, cranky bass ruining the mood. So they packed up all their friends, threw in some big names, rented out the YAAM! beach area and threw one of the best partys I have so far witnessed in Berlin: Homie Lover Friend.
And there it was: Bass, Hip Hop, R&B, Trap, from the classics to the avant-garde, everything was to be had on stage. The performing artists and DJs were on their A-Game and the crowd went mental for every set. It’s just what this city was missing. Good looking boys and girls unleashing their dance moves to Grime and Dancehall beats, fireworks, skateparks, beachbumming… long story short, this was definitely a concept to be continued, and after looking forward to it for what seems like an eternity, it’s finally on: next Sunday it’s going to be Homie Lover Friend II and we’re pumped up and all hype!
In preparations of the festival, we wanted to see what the Amsterdam x Berlin x London crew had in mind for their second coming, so we accompanied them on their mission to plaster Kreuzberg with their HLFII posters. We’re wired to be part of this amazing new thing in Berlin. Let us introduce you to the people behind the HLF project and their mission to broaden the music and dance scene of the city.