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Saturday saw the press launch of FreeStyleMagazine Issue three at the sumptuous SOHO HOUSE BERLIN. It was a fantastic evening of soulful music from Disc Jockeys Jan Joswig and Jama with cool drinks served by Fabio and his team in the opulent library. A special thank you goes to Dominic Hofer, the Hotel Sales Manager and all of his staff who made us all so very welcome.

Thank you to EGGERS & FRANKE who provided us with our tasty Bellini aperitivo.


Micro_MUTEK.ES 2011 from Mutek Spain on Vimeo.

Just on time when fashion week is yesterdays snow and the end of Transmediale fully exposes us to warmish rain there is a new data in the schedule, which saves us from suffering grey boredom. MICRO_MUTEK.ES Purling elocution? YES. Ignorance of sunny Berlinale? YES. Yet another festival in Barcelona? NO!

Mutek is a non-profit organization “dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audio-visual art.” The yearly mother festival was born in 2000 its base is Montreal. Applying the fact and need of constant MUtation overall makes the organizations nature particularly interesting and its dynamic unique: record label Musique Risquee, show cases, tours and, actual subject, (one of) the international editions of the festival, being Spain the youngest sister. 2010s, rather small, first edition and several Soirées throughout the past year featuring artist of the grade of Dave Aju, Akufen and Nicholas Jaar called the interest to this year’s venue from February 9th-11th. Loyal to its philosophy the festivals program shows the right balance between cutting edge artists that already reached international reputation and local talents, last point being uncommon, especially in Barcelona therewith smart and strongly expected by the audience. The festival has three sections: Q&A is a series of afternoon presentations and interviews, admission is free. A/Visions spotlights audiovisual performance and for the night Soirée Mutek brings outrageous artists including Frivolous, Ikonika, Isolée, Actress, Dixon and more to Moog and Nitsa Club. Check the complete program.

Beside looking forward to presence the upcoming days and the festivals evolution I am hoping for one of those small style trends that use to come up and die with the duration of a festival. Just remind the I-wear-my-woollen-beanie-as-a-jelly-bag-cap-with-geometrical-forms movement of last years Transmediale, hilarious. Stay tuned.

Rodeo Christmas Market

It´s time for the funky christmas market "Rodeo" again. FreeStyleMagazine will be in attendance with some of the coolest and cutting edge designers in Berlin. If you need an alternative to the boring markets where you can chill, listen to great music and buy your presents with a personal touch then this is the place to be.

With an impressive array of designers and artists in attendance you are sure to find a unique Christmas present at arguably Berlin´s best and coolest Christmas market. Come down and say hello - we have issue one and two on sale and if you ask us nicely we may even give you a sneak preview of issue three due to launch mid January. See you there!

18. & 19. Dezember 2010 @ .HBC, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9 10178 Berlin-Mitte

Visit the website for more details

Design in the Domestic Garden

For one week, from November 29th to December 4th, the eco bookshop Valcucine Milan will host "FATTI PER COLTIVARE".  An international exhibition, curated by designer Stefano Citi and Simone Simonelli, on the tools used in home gardening. A tribute to green creativity and love of plants, half way between design and sociological research.

Eco Bookshop Valcucine Corso Garibaldi, 99 Milano

Cocktail: November 29th

See: http://fattipercoltivare.wordpress.com/

Sponsored by Sustainable Monday, Network for greener cities: www.lunedisostenibili.org

South Africa In Da House / WIN TICKETS

Remember when I first told you about Gazelle? If not read here. Looks like I m not alone with my opinion about music, styling & show skills of this extraordinary artist. He was selected by the SMIRNOFF® online community to be part of the SMIRNOFF® NIGHTLIFE EXCHANGE PROJECT. 14 countries participate in this project, exchanging in pairs the best of their nightlife culture. Germanys partner is South Africa – yeah!

Beside Gazelle there will be producer & Dj Spoek Mathambo, a Baai (the traditional BBQ), Boys Noize as local support and a special guest in the house @ Münze Berlin on November 27th.

The event is by invitation only. FSM sorts 3x2 tickets among YOU: Tell us in the comments the reason that makes you the perfect guest for the nightlife exchange.

Participants must be 18 years or older. Your answer must be submitted until Wednesday, 24th, 11am, with your complete name and a correct email address.

Terrence Higgins Trust - Supper Club

This year marked the 10th anniversary of The Terrence Higgins Trust's(THT) most prestigious fundraiser - The Supper Club.

Last week, celebrities including Graham Norton, Christian Jessen, Russell Tovey and Gail Porter were amongst the dinner hosts at the annual Supper Club.

Over fifty lavish dinner parties took place simultaneously in some of London’s finest restaurants, to help raise funds for THT, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity.

After dinner, guests were chauffeur driven to Café De Paris, in the heart of London’s Piccadilly, for cocktails, champagne and boogie with Danny Ramplin. This year host Jodie Harsh introduced an amazing underground band called The Correspondents (definitely one to look out for!)

Freestyle Magazine were lucky enough to be invited along to report exclusively on the event.

All the money raised from the night will help fund Terrence Higgins Trust’s vital work supporting people living with, or affected by HIV.

To make a donation, visit the Terrence Higgins Trust website

All photos: Damian Duncan

Text: Deborah Latouche